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Flourishing Update - February 21, 2024

Three Leadership Practicals at Saint Benedict Parish

Fr. Simon Lobo

Pastor, Saint Benedict Parish

Check out this short 4-minute video as part of our Catholic Renewal series.


Featured Resource

Preaching on Purpose: A Divine Renovation Handbook for Communicating the Gospel Today

Fr. Alex Colautti, Fr. Simon Lobo, Rev. Rob McDowell, and Fr. Christopher Ryan

What would it look like if our preaching is missional: one that pierces hearts, inspires personal conversion to Jesus, unleashes missionary disciples, and helps the entire parish break out of maintenance mode?


In Preaching on Purpose, Fr. Alex Colautti, Fr. Simon Lobo, Rev. Rob McDowell, and Fr. Christopher Ryan give us a practical handbook that provides concrete guidance and insights so that our preaching will transform lives and enable mission


Survey Opportunity


Are you involved in some form of paid or voluntary congregational/parish leadership in Canada? Please take up to 10 minutes to complete a survey on sharing faith in Canada.


Click below for more details and to complete the survey, and help us by spreading the word!


Survey Opportunity


The Flourishing Congregations Institute has partnered with Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries on a national survey that explores mental health and illness in Canadian congregations. Would you consider sharing this survey with those in your network, notably pastors to share with their congregations for congregants to complete, and denominational leaders to send out to churches in their districts? You could also consider taking 10-15 minutes yourself to complete the confidential/anonymous survey. For more information, visit the SMHM Survey Resource Page.


Upcoming Events & Resources

University of Saskatchewan

Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Information Session: March 1, 2024 |12:00-1:00pm CST


The University of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the opening of a new cohort to their Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership to start this Spring/Summer 2024. Applications are now open with a deadline of March 31, 2024.


This professional doctorate program equips graduates for improved leadership and applied research in social sectors, Pre K-12, and post-secondary. The program is facilitated over three years with a blend of online and in-person courses to allow working professionals to maintain work commitments.


An information session will be offered for interested applicants on March 1, 2024, 12:00-1:00pm CST (hybrid, online or in-person)

Registration required:


In-person: College of Education, Room 1037


One Conference 2024

April 25-26, 2024

Calgary, AB | Group 3+ $99/person | Individual $149/person

One Conference is an opportunity for Canadian Church Leaders to gather together to experience a spiritual refreshing, gain renewed focus, and be effectively equipped to lead the church of tomorrow.


With wholehearted worship, powerful keynotes, and thoughtful breakout sessions, our goal and commitment to you is that you’ll leave One Conference with a renewed sense of optimism and courage to help lead the church forward.


Join us as we gather to see where God is moving and how we can be part of His redemptive plan. 


2024 Pastor's Conference

March 13-14, 2024 | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm MT

Ambrose University and Virtual | $59 (early bird) - $89 

Ambrose Pastors Conference is an annual gathering designed to empower and uplift those in pastoral ministry. At Ambrose, they appreciate the courage and care it takes to lead in the world of pastoral ministry. That's why their theme for this year is "Handle with Care," an exploration of navigating the demands of ministry.


Whether you choose to join in person or connect online, Ambrose is excited to have you attend. They hope that you will join them for what is sure to be a insightful and inspiring event.


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