Since 2017, we’ve gathered pastors, lay people, pioneers, and the missionally curious, to journey through what it means to cultivate Jesus-centred, Kingdom-inspired, communities-in-mission. Together we imagine and explore new forms of Christian community, to help existing congregations experiment with fresh expressions of church, or plant something new.
Registration is open for our 2019/2020 season! Space is limited to 25 people and will fill up quickly.
In the ever-changing world around us, church leaders must be able to analyze and adapt to an increasingly multicultural, secular and global context. To meet the needs of our day, the Missional Leadership Cohort seeks to help others join in God’s mission by offering affordable and non-residential training that enable leaders to study while remaining in the context of their current ministry.
This course is offered as a six-month training program that involves three, weekend immersions exploring The Call Of Missional Leaders, Introduction To The New Contextual Church, The Mission Of God, Understanding Context and Discerning Need, Developing and Multiplying Disciples, and Engaging The Un-Churched & De-Churched. Those who complete the program will receive a Certificate in Missional Leadership from Fresh Expressions Canada.
2019/2020 Course Details
- Immersion 1: Explore (November 15-17)
Immersion 2: Integrate (February 7-9)
Immersion 3: Engage (April 24-26)
- Location: Immersion 1: Urban Toronto – Location TBA. Immersion 2 + 3: Ecology Retreat Centre, 308046 Hockley Rd, Mono, Ontario.
- Accommodations & Meals: Overnight accommodations and meals for the 3 immersions are included. Participants are asked to arrive by 3:00pm on the first day of each immersion. Each immersion will finish on the Sunday by 10:00am. We recognize the needs of many to be at their church on a Sunday morning. To accommodate those needing to leave on Saturday night or early Sunday morning, all course content will happen on the Friday and Saturday of each immersion.
- Cost: $990 includes tuition materials, accommodations, and food for all 3 immersions. We encourage you to either ask your church to cover the costs, or use your further education funds (if applicable). Payment is due in advance of or at the beginning of the first immersion on November 15th.
“This course is exciting because every disciple of Jesus needs an opportunity to learn foundations for contextual ministry.” ~ Todd Townshend, Dean of Theology, Huron University College
“For me as a practitioner who is passionate about leading the people of God into the mission of God, this training opportunity could not come soon enough. If you’re asking the questions: what do we do now – then look no further…” ~ Rev. Dr. Neil Mancor, RD, Congregational Development Coordinator, Anglican Diocese Of Montreal
“Churches today are in urgent need of mission-hearted and mission-equipped leaders. This course fills an important gap in mission training for today’s social and cultural context.” ~ Rev Chris Barrigar, PhD
“The church today needs to cultivate a missional imagination in its leaders, through education and practical experimentation. This one-year program of Fresh Expressions will provide a great forum for just that kind of cultivation and formation.” ~ Rev. Dr. Roland J. De Vries, Director of Pastoral Studies, The Presbyterian College Montreal