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Flourishing Update - November 30, 2022

Family Discipleship with Real Kids and Real Faith

Alice Kung, MA, BComm Children and Family Ministry Program Advisor and Lecturer at Ambrose University

Check out this short 5 minute video as part of our November weekly video series on spiritual formation and discipleship. This series features scholars and practitioners from across theological traditions and Canadian regions, sharing Canadian research, theological reflection, and practical application.


Recommend Resource

Family Ministry and The Church: A Leader's Guide For Ministry Through Families

by Chris Shirley

Families today face tremendous cultural and spiritual challenges. This calls for vigilance among the body of Christ and its leaders to build a solid discipleship framework. This work is an excellent resource for ministry leaders as well as college and seminary students. Topics included in the work are defining family ministry, equipping every member of the family for ministry, the pastor's leadership, strengthening marriages and parents, equipping grandparents, biblical responses to contemporary family issues, and several more.

Upcoming Events

Lament and Hope: The Vital Role of Creation Care in 21st Century Discipleship

Thursdays: November 10 - December 1, 2022 1:30 - 3pm Eastern

Newspaper headlines regularly report the disturbing realities of climate change and biodiversity loss - the ecological crises of our time. But how are Christ followers to respond? How is the care of creation related to discipleship? And what does the church have to contribute in the face of ecological degradation and the anxiety it generates amongst our parishioners and our neighbours? Join us as we explore this overlooked cornerstone and opportunity for Christian mission in Canada.


"My Parish isn't Missional!": How To Lead When You Are Not in Charge Thursday, December 8, 2022 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern

“But what if my parish isn’t missional?” This is the cry of many laypeople who long to see their parish come alive. When the parish priest isn’t actively leading change, fruits can be limited and parishioners can even feel helpless. But it doesn’t always have to be that way! Join a conversation exploring the ways you can influence, lead, pray, and serve fruitfully in a parish that is not yet oriented to mission.


One Conference 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. Save the date and register today!


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