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September 2018

15
September
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ Covenant Reformed Church
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Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 6 – Reaching out: The Church and the Community

Course 6: Reaching out: The Church and the Community Description: Opportunities to serve with the aging already abound, including the elderly living in our own neighbourhoods and throughout our communities.  The vast majority (90+%) live in their own homes or with their own families; 2/3 of those over 85 live in their own homes or with their families.  85% of those with dementia live in the communities (not in institutions).  Further, loneliness in Canadian seniors is widely recognized as “an…

November 2018

03
November
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ Bethel Canadian Reformed Church
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Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 4 – Principles & Practices of Spiritual Care II (old)

Course 7: Principles & Practices of Spiritual Care II Description: Already in Course #2 we introduced Principles and Practices of Spiritual Care for the Aging, looking especially at Honour, Visitation, and Listening.  This Course (#7) is Part 2 of Principles and Practices of Spiritual Care for the Aging.  Having familiarized ourselves with the joys and challenges of various stages of aging, as well as the situations in which the aging are living, including various institutions (LTC and Retirement) and also…

February 2019

02
February
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ Bethel Canadian Reformed Church
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Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 7 – Cultural Concerns, Global Aging, Religious Diversity & Gender

Course 7: Cultural Concerns, Global Aging, Religious Diversity & Gender Description: Many are saying: “Global aging is a defining phenomenon of the 21st century”.  It certainly is a major global trend.  The GTA is a microcosm of the world.  We live in a multicultural and multi-religious region.  The challenge for us, therefore, is both local and global, and it will only increase.  The World Health Organization forecasts the elderly population (over 60 years of age) to grow from an estimated…

March 2019

30
March
8:15 am — 3:30 pm
@ 105Gibson Centre
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Aging: The Final Frontier

Aging: The Final Frontier is a one-day conference about Aging. It attempts to bring together a wide spectrum of concerns from looking at one’s own aging, the church’s roles in looking after the elderly, to perspectives and models in ministering to the elderly. Ultimately, we are looking at discipleship in Christ and the goal is spiritual maturity. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Paul T. P. Wong and he will be talking about Spirituality and Successful Aging. The workshops cover 6…

October 2019

19
October
All Day
@ Grace Christian School
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Ministry for the aging Session II / one-day/evening conferences

In 2019, a new session of the program “Ministry for the Aging will be started for new students and students who missed courses, can complete these courses at that time. We hope to be able to start the program after the summer again, however, as of now, the date for the start of this program is tentative as of yet. The program will start when enough students are enrolled. Those who have shown interest will receive an email in due…

January 2020

25
January
All Day
@ Grace Christian School
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Leadership Program – Theology of Christian Leadership

Please visit the page describing the Leadership Program for more information about the certificate course in Church Leadership and stay tuned for more information about the session: Theology of Christian Leadership

March 2020

28
March
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ Grace Christian School
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POSTPONED!!! Worshiping and Visiting with Elderly

DUE TO THE CLOSURES AS RESULT OF THE SPREADING CORONA-VIRUS, THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER THE SITUATION STABILIZES. ONE DAY CONFERENCE ABOUT WORSHIPING AND VISITING WITH ELDERLY  Worship of God is an often neglected aspect in the lives of institutionalized elderly. Many elderly were raised in churches, but had to move when they went to an old-age home and lost contact with their pastor and/or church. Others left the church earlier in…

May 2020

16
May
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
@ Covenant Reformed Church
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Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING (online): Course 2 – Principles and Practices of Spiritual Care for Seniors I

THE CERTIFICATE COURSES WILL BE OFFERED AS TWO 2-3 HOUR ONLINE SESSIONS INSTEAD OF ONE INITIAL CONFERENCE Course 2: Principles & Practices of Spiritual Care for Seniors Description: Spiritual Care is at the heart of our ministries for and with the aging.  In this module we will begin our consideration of the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Care for the Aging.  We will consider especially the key biblical principles and practices of Honour, Visitation, and Listening, including the understanding and…

23
May
9:00 am — 2:00 pm
@ Bethel Canadian Reformed Church
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POSTPONED!!! Mini-conference: Transforming Lives with Music and Art

DUE TO THE CLOSURES AS RESULT OF THE SPREADING CORONA-VIRUS, THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER THE SITUATION STABILIZES. Transforming Lives with Music and Art Transforming Lives with Music and Art is a conference to equip and encourage Christians to use music and art to minister to the older population. Through workshops, sharing and demonstrations, we hope to show the power of music and art to enhance well-being, re-activate memory, combat social isolation…

December 2020

05
December
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ WEBINAR
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WEBINAR: Christmas, COVID and Eldercare

FREE WEBINAR: “CHRISTMAS, COVID, AND ELDERCARE“ Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have been changed in 2020. There has been a lot of anxiety and worries especially among the elderly, the isolated, the vulnerable and the lonely. In a few weeks, we will be celebrating the Birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ again. This year’s Christmas will also be celebrated differently than we have ever done before, which again, will affect the isolated elderly, the vulnerable and lonely. The…

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