top of page

Flourishing Update - January 25, 2024

Identity: What's Next and The Game Plan

Noreen Smith

Service and Outreach Team Lead, Saint Benedict Parish

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


Recommended Resource

Predictable Success Growth Model

Les McKeown

Are You Committed To Not Just Growing, But Sustainably Scaling Your Business Or Not-For-Profit? If so, you need look no further.

Partner with world-renowned growth consultant Les McKeown, to use his time-tested Predictable Success growth model to sustainably scale your business or not-for-profit.


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.


The Stories We Tell

Unable to attend our recent "Stories We Tell" event? Join researchers and church leaders in interacting with recent research findings from four congregational case studies across Canada.

Immerse yourself in compelling narratives and enduring moments through the event videos available on our website. We appreciate your continued engagement and eagerly anticipate sharing more meaningful stories in the future.


Upcoming Events

Missional Engine Failure: 3 Alpha Breakdowns in a Parish

February 13, 2024 | 10 am PT

Virtual | Free


Parish leaders want to use Alpha as a tool for bringing more people to Jesus and growing disciples. Alpha can be the engine that drives our missional energy in a parish, but there are some things we can do to unintentionally cause "missional engine failure." This makes re-launching or starting Alpha without repeating past mistakes tricky. Divine Renovation is here to help! Join the next From the Trenches online event to learn best practices with Alpha and how to use it in your overall mission of helping others encounter the Holy Spirit while improving the parish culture, and nurturing new leaders.


The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) Presentation and Prayer Gathering

January 25, 2024 | 11 am ET

Virtual | Free 

Join the EFC in their Presentation and Prayer Gathering, featuring Lindsay Callaway on "Parenting Faith." All are welcome to attend and can join the Zoom meeting.

The meeting ID and passcode are also available below:


Meeting ID: 838 4654 7123

Passcode: 074339


Come be enriched and join together in prayer!


Advance Evangelists Summit

February 20-22, 2024

Calgary, AB | $25 (Pre-Conference), $125-$175 (Conference)

Bring your team and friends who have a heart for making Jesus known. Leaders and evangelists from across Canada will gather to fan the flames of evangelism. If you want to cultivate a culture of evangelism in your congregation, don't miss this Summit.


This special time of encouragement and equipping under the theme of “Fan the Flame” will launch the Advance Canadian Evangelists Network as an expression of the Global Network of Evangelists.


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.


Missed our latest newsletters?


bottom of page