Course Dates Rev. Vern Frudd talks about his experience at the Culture and the Missional Church course in BC

  • Date:  Ontario -TBA
  • Location:  TBA
  • Start time:  9:00 am each day
  • Instructors:  Rev. Dan Sheffield & Rev. Jared Siebert
  • Date:  Western Canada – TBA
  • Location – TBA
  • Start time:  9:00 am each day
  • Instructors:  Rev. Jared Siebert & Rev. Dan Sheffield

Prerequisite must be at least a Ministerial Candidate in the FMCiC (or a Lay Minister who is serving as a Lead Pastor in a local church)
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Course Description The Church is God’s chosen instrument for accomplishing Missio Dei (God’s Mission). This course is designed to introduce, integrate and practice tools for engagement with the cultures of our communities and beyond.  Fundamental to the use of these tools is the development of an understanding of culture and theology of mission that informs our engagement.

Course Objectives Upon completion, participants will have:

  1. gained culture-general knowledge for understanding culture in both society and organizations
  2. interacted with and reflected upon biblical texts dealing with culture, diversity and change processes
  3. recognized the significance of Wesleyan worldview and practice in relation to contemporary ministry context
  4. acquired principles and practice for research and analysis of local church culture(s)
  5. interacted with and reflected upon processes for leading congregations through the “change cycle” – the basic ministry rhythm of the missional church
  6. interacted with and reflected upon leadership practices for the missional church

Required Reading

Knight, Hal. “John Wesley and Emerging Church” article (provided with syllabus upon registration)

Newbigin, Lesslie. Selected readings. (2 – both provided with syllabus upon registration)

Sparks, Paul, Soerens, Tim, and Dwight Friesen.  The New Parish:  How Neighbourhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community.  Downers Grove: IVP Praxis, 2014

Van Gelder, Craig. The Ministry of the Missional Church: A Community Led by the Spirit. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007.

*Please note this course is for those who have reached at least the Ministerial Candidate level in the tracking (or Lay Ministers serving as Lead Pastors).*

To register online for this course, click here.

To register by phone or for more information, please contact:

Susan DePlanché – Personnel Office
Telephone:  289-362-1555  Fax:  905-848-2603