Flourishing Update - September 23, 2022


Baptismal Identity & the Joy of Serving

The Rev. Canon Lisa G. Vaughn

Parish Vitality Coordinator

Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

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.

 

Recommend Resource

Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People

Michael Frost

Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out their faith. More recently, we’ve become afraid of a habituated Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality. The net effect is that we’ve replaced the habits that surprise the world with habits that mimic the world―and both we and the world suffer for it.

Integrating the five habits in the BELLS model―Bless others, Eat together, Listen to the Spirit, Learn Christ, and understand yourself as Sent by God into others’ lives―will help you spread the gospel organically, graciously, and surprisingly.

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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.


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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.


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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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