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Flourishing Update - September 19, 2022

Want to grow your volunteer base? Ask!

Fr. Avinash Colaco, Rector of St Mary’s Cathedral, Calgary

This year Flourishing Congregations Institute will be sharing research and practices around flourishing congregations in Canada from a ministry practitioner or a researcher through videos. The intention is to feature content from people across theological traditions and Canadian regions. This month we are focusing on volunteerism and equipping the saints.


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Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter

Michael White and Tom Corcoran

Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life.


Upcoming Events

Resourcing churches for ministering well in this next season

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9am-12noon MST

Join church leaders across theological contexts and Canadian regions at Ambrose University or online for Canadian data, theological reflection, and practical application on various themes.


What’s next after Alpha?

Thursday 22nd September - 1 PM Central

Priests and parish leaders want their Alpha participants to become and grow as disciples. The problem is that, building the next step of discipleship in your parish can be complex: do we have sufficient leaders? what model works best? when do we start? This is why Divine Renovation is inviting you to What’s next after Alpha?, an event where you will learn how to walk with people beyond Alpha, hear about the models that others have developed in their parishes, and be inspired with new ideas to keep moving your parish’s mission forward.


Wayfinding – A Discernment Pathway

Oct 18, 2022 – Nov 15, 2022

Through curated experiences and tools, the goal is to equip leaders with the knowledge and practices to make space, slow down, and hear what God is saying. Each of our Wayfinding cohorts will have pastors, church planters, and missional leaders from denominations across Canada which will offer a diverse array of perspectives, experience and wisdom.


Transformational Coaching from New Leaf

Fall 2022 Session

Weekly from September 28 – November 22, 2022

1-3:00 pm Eastern (online)


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