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CMU Centre for Faith and Life

Workshops for Pastors and Ministry and Congregational Leaders

The CMU Centre for Faith and Life connects individuals, congregations, and the broader community to opportunities and resources focused on strengthening ministry capacity, theological reflection, and faith-filled living.

The following 2017-2018 workshops form one part of that commitment to resource and strengthen the church.


Upcoming Workshops

The Word Wore Red: Reimagining Biblical Preaching for the 21st Century World

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 1:00–5:00 PM

How might our preaching unfold ancient texts, capture the imagination and open an encounter with the living God, whose Grand Story is still going on?


Journeying Together: Accompanying the Aging

Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A workshop for deacons, congregational care teams, pastors, Christians working in health care, and other caregivers for those in their last third of life.


Past Workshops

Better Decisions, Engaged Congregations: Facilitating Effective Decision-Making

Saturday, September 30, 2017

How might leaders guide decision-making to strengthen their congregational ministry and mission?


More Than a Job: The Lifecycle of Pastoral Employment

Saturday, October 21, 2017

How might specific employment practices strengthen care for ministry leaders and for the church's mission?


From Taking Sides to Pulling Together: A Fresh Approach to Congregational Tensions

Saturday, November 18, 2017

How might church conflict move from polarizing to transforming?

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