Ecclesial Innovation in the Secularity of Québec
Dr. Glenn Smith Co-pastor with Sandy of Missional Communities at la Chapelle in Montréal
Check out this short 5 minute video in our March weekly video series on
Flourishing Congregations in Secular Québec.
Thinking After... Acting Again
By Dr. Glenn Smith
Many urban church leaders do cultural studies and wrestle with (the sociology of) place. On a different track, others try to get their heads around the worldviews that make up the personality of our cities (sometimes referred to as a horizon or a space). We need to help urban ministry practitioners put these two approaches together so that in examining the city as a place, we are also learning to look very closely at the worldviews and the social
imaginaries that are reflected in the urban context.
Join researchers and church leaders across theological contexts and Canadian regions who will interact with recent research findings from four congregational case studies across Canada.
Who Needs a Pastor? The Pastoral Vocation Today.
(An Ambrose University event)
Thursday, March 16, 2023
With the strong and right affirmation of the sacred character of all vocations, we rightly raise the question: What then of the pastoral calling? What is its character and purpose? We particularly need to ask this in the context of what it means to be the church in an increasingly secular social context. Join us virtually as we hear from the president of Ambrose University.
Simpson Symposium (An Ambrose University event)
Formative Feasting: How Biblical Meals Shape Moral Communities
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Join us virtually as Dr. Michael Rhodes, Lecturer in Old Testament at Carey Baptist College, presents a lecture on how the sharing of meals shapes Christian communities in the early church and today. Dr. Rhodes will be joined by host, Dr. Jon Coutts, Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Ambrose Seminary.
IGNITE: Cultivating United Prayer Across Canada
Ottawa -- Apr 14; Calgary -- Apr 20; Kelowna -- Apr 28; Regina -- May 5
Now is the time to pray for the healing of our country. Join our hosts for inspiration and training on how to cultivate a strong culture of prayer in your church, culminating in a public evening event seeking God's holy face in prayer and worship with humility and wonder.
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.