Learning Opportunities

Learning Opportunities

October 17-19 Prayer Retreat

This a time to unwind, slow down and breathe. We will be looking at learning and practicing different prayer styles: meditative prayer, listening prayer, scripture and prayer, how to pray a blessing, finding a life verse and then there will also be a creative artsy side for those who enjoy that. There will be times of worship, and times to enjoy nature or have a nap. Kingfisher is know for the pampering accommodation and excellent meals. All this at a bargain price of $220. each. Let Elizabeth know by August 24th to reserve your spot. We will carpool together and enjoy the fall colours. Kingfisher is on Stoney Lake.  Elizabeth 613-825-9725 or elizabethnanninga@hotmail.com

“Christian Leaders: You were trained for a world that is disappearing.” 
 Tod BolsingerCanoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory 
Dear Ministry Colleague,
We heard your feedback!  After a very positive response to Tod's workshop last April, we have asked Tod to return. Many who attended the first one reported that they would (a) love to process this material in greater depth with a more direct CRC focus, and/or (b) would like to process the material with others from their congregations.  Also, many leaders who wished to go in April were unable to attend. So Tod has agreed to join us again this Fall!
Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, Sept. 22 at Immanuel CRC in Brampton (minutes away from HWY 410)
Time: 8:30 - 4:30, refreshments and lunch provided. (beginning with registration, workshop begins at 9 AM)
$70 per person, $60 per person for groups of four or more from the same church.
Registration Link: Click Here Registration will be capped at 200 participants.

This workshop will be beneficial for all types of ministry leaders:  Pastors, council members, emerging leaders, ministry team leads and members, as well as Christian school leaders and board members.  The workshop can serve as a pre-reading event for those who desire to read Tod's book or a great review to leaders or councils who have already engaged some of Tod's ideas.
As you probably know, attending with a group significantly aids the process of applying the learnings back home.  We hope you can join us.
Lesli van Milligen
Please contact Lesli van Milligen lvanmilligen@crcna if you have any questions.
"Since the missional church discussion began to develop real momentum, the constant question has been how does this theological vision of the church after Christendom translate into the practice of real congregations struggling with enormous challenges?...Bolsinger's book is a major step forward. It is based on solid missional theology, rooted in concrete congregational experience, shaped by provocative research of many diverse voices and communicated energetically and creatively. Most importantly, it is shaped by theologically informed hope, not just optimism, and takes the risks that must be taken for the sake of faithful witness today. I strongly commend this book!" (Darrell L. Guder, Henry Winters Luce Emeritus Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary)  

Come and join us at The Emotionally Free Weekend! Dr. Grant Mullen from ‘Live a Transformed Life’ is hosting a weekend getaway in Burlington. Sept 28- 29.  To find out more about this seminar and how it can impact your life please click on the link below. https://drgrantmullen.com/event/emotionally-free-weekend-getaway/