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Flourishing Update - June 28, 2023

Cultivating Repertoires of Resilience:

The Power of Stories to Redefine Times of Challenge & Change

Dr. Katie Steeves, Dr. Jason Burtt, and Dr. Michael Wilkinson,

Trinity Western University

Check out this video, recorded on May 9th, at our Stories We Share event held at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC.

 

Recommend Resource

Culture in Action: Symbols and Strategies

by Ann Swindler


Culture influences action not by providing the ultimate values toward which action is oriented, but by shaping a repertoire or "tool kit" of habits, skills, and styles from which people construct "strategies of action." Two models of cultural influence are developed, for settled and unsettled cultural periods. In settled periods, culture inde- pendently influences action, but only by providing resources from which people can construct diverse lines of action. In unsettled cultural periods, explicit ideologies directly govern action, but structural opportunities for action determine which among competing ideologies survive in the long run. This alternative view of culture offers new opportunities for systematic, differentiated arguments about culture's causal role in shaping action.

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Upcoming Events


Church Planting Canada -The Congress 2023

October 24 - 26, 2023 First Assembly, Calgary, AB


Church Planting Canada will continue to cast a nation-wide collaborative vision that serves as a guiding framework for a gospel movement. Their prayer is that this blueprint might inspire numerous mini-movements across Canada, that together, we would reverse the current trajectory of the Canadian Church while restoring gospel proximity to every Canadian.


 

Priests Leading Adaptively

November 2, 16, 30, 2023 | 6-8pm Eastern


This November, discover new ways to lead adaptively with skills you already have! During this 3-session Zoom course, Rev. Clara King will teach you about the core theory of Adaptive Leadership in a vibrant new way. The course covers: 1) The six core competencies of leadership 2) Understanding and changing the organizational culture of your congregation 3) How to view conflict as a leadership resource you can steward wisely. If you are looking for usable practices to reinvigorate your day-to-day leadership journey, this is the course for you!


 

Theory of Change (Fall 2023)

Nov 6-20 (weekly)

Are you planning to change, grow or add a ministry? A Theory of Change is your ministry’s story of how you believe change will unfold.


What impact are you having? How do you know? What difference is your ministry or program making? Learn what your mission is and understand the roles in achieving it.


 

Ambrose has a brand new one year program designed to deepen students’ knowledge of the Christian faith, to challenge them to understand the world around them in Christian ways, and to practice their faith in service and devotion.


 

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