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Flourishing Update - May 17, 2023

Small Church Ministry: Who Are The Real Experts?

Dr. Ron Johnston, Executive Director, Small Church Connections

Check out this short 5 minute video, the third in our May weekly video series on Small Churches in Canada.


Recommend Resource

The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking that Divides Us

by Karl Vaters

90% of the churches in the world have less than 200 people. What if that’s not a bad thing? What if smallness is an advantage God wants us to use, not a problem to fix? In The Grasshopper Myth, Karl Vaters takes on some of the unbiblical beliefs we’ve held about church growth, church size and God’s will for the last several decades. Then he offers a game plan for a New Small Church.


Upcoming Events

Preaching on Purpose: Making Disciples through Missional Preaching

Thursday, May 18 2023 • 2pm Central Preaching is the best way to reach the hearts of your parishioners — and as a priest, you have this opportunity every Sunday. What are the best practices for crafting homilies that inspire conversion? How might a preaching team help you in honing your skills as a preacher? What steps are other priests taking now that they've never learned in the seminary? Join Fr. Chris Ryan and Fr. Simon Lobo at this upcoming online event for priests.


Creative Justice: A Conference on Disability & the Church

June 10, 2023

10:30am-4:30pm ET

How do we influence our churches and organizations to nurture adaptive communities that work for the just consideration of all in society? This season of continued disruption and change presents unique opportunities to recalibrate how we express our solidarity and concern for every person, regardless of their life situation. Creative Justice explores the beautiful and innovative ways our faith communities and ecclesial leaders can build constructive pathways of mutuality and concern reaching every part of society. This conference will facilitate a deep conversation led by church leaders and leading experts with and without disabilities on the theme.


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