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Flourishing Update - December 7, 2022

Recruiting, Training, & Retaining Volunteers

Dr. Joel Thiessen Professor of Sociology and Director of Flourishing Congregations Institute, Ambrose University

As 2022 winds down, we’re posting a few of our favourite videos from this Fall! Check out this short 5 minute video on Volunteers and stay tuned for our new monthly series on "Bi-Vocational Leadership and Ministry" that begins again in January 2023.


Recommend Resource

Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices

by Peter F. Drucker

The groundbreaking and premier work on nonprofit organizations.

The nonprofit sector is growing rapidly, creating a major need for expert advice on how to manage these organizations effectively. Management legend Peter Drucker provides excellent examples and explanations of mission, leadership, resources, marketing, goals, and much more. Interviews with nine experts also address key issues in this booming sector.

Upcoming Events

"My Parish isn't Missional!": How To Lead When You Are Not in Charge Thursday, December 8, 2022 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern

“But what if my parish isn’t missional?” This is the

cry of many laypeople who long to see their parish come alive. When the parish priest isn’t actively leading change, fruits can be limited and parishioners can even feel helpless. But it doesn’t always have to be that way! Join a conversation exploring the ways you can influence, lead, pray, and serve fruitfully in a parish that is not yet oriented to mission.


One Conference February 2-3, 2023 Calling All Canadian Church Leaders! The world has changed, and the Church is changing with it. Join us in Calgary, Alberta for One Conference. We will be digging into some of the most pressing and difficult leadership challenges, while also inspiring new ideas that will shape renewal and spiritual impact in Canada.

Save the date and register today!


Transformational Coaching

Wednesdays from Feb 8- Apr 5, 2023

1pm - 3pm Eastern (online)

Join for weekly online training sessions, and expect to invest an average of an additional 3 hours per week in developing this skill. This breaks down as approximately 1.5 hours completing the required readings, and 1.5 hours engaging with your peer coaching partner via Zoom or video chat.


TCF'S Property Strategy Course for Church Board Members Dates TBA This TCF online course is a series of toolkits, aimed at supporting church board members. TFC's hope is to educate faith communities across Canada as they leverage strategic partnerships and government programs required to build the financial sustainability of their properties. In repositioning these properties towards the many charities who need space, new structures will also allow faith communities to remain in their communities and see new seasons of growth.


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