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Flourishing Update - January 25, 2023

The Priesthood of All Believers

Dr. James Watson Corp Health and Planting Consultant, The Salvation Army Canada and Adjunct Faculty, Tyndale University

Check out this short 5 minute video as part of our January weekly video series on bi-vocational ministry,

centered on a new book, titled "Tentmakers: Multivocational Ministry in Western Society."


Recommend Resource

Tentmakers: Multivocational Ministry in Western Society Edited by James W. Watson and Narry F. Santos

Tentmaking is a growing reality in Western society that necessitates more reflection and relevant response from pastoral and mission leaders. The need to consider bivocational or multivocational ministries is catalyzed by established congregations wrestling with decline in attendance, by new immigrant communities looking for sustainable ways to minister, and by misunderstanding or lack of information on the nature of this ministry approach. This need is also triggered by the urgency to address biblical, theological, and pragmatic issues of tentmaking that can forge a way forward for the Canadian church in the midst of an uncertain future. This book offers an accurate pulse of the challenges, opportunities, and future of tentmaking in relation to Christianity and the church in these uncertain times.


Upcoming Events

One Conference

(A Global Leadership Network Canada event) 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.


Transformational Coaching

(A NEW LEAF event)

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.


Forming the Next Generation: Restoring Families to Their Missionary Identity

(A Divine Renovation event)

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023

1 PM Eastern | Noon Central | 10 AM Pacific Strong Catholic families are needed in our parishes and society more than ever. As Saint John Paul II once said, “the future of humanity passes by way of the family”. But the reality is, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to pass on the Faith to the next generation in a secularized world.


Property Strategy Course for Church Board Members

(A Trinity Centres Foundation event) 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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