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August 2021

07
August
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN MINISTRY FOR THE AGING – COURSE 4 DEBRIEFING SESSION Principles and Practices of Spiritual Care for Seniors (II)

Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 4– Debriefing Session– Principles and Practices of Spiritual Care for Seniors (II) In this debriefing session on August 7, 2021, students will discuss and share their reading, research and practicum experiences in an in-class discussion.

September 2021

11
September
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN MINISTRY FOR THE AGING – COURSE 5 Reaching out: Institutional Settings: Families and Caregivers for Seniors

Certificate program in MINISTRY FOR THE AGING: Course 5 – part 1 – Institutional Settings: Families and Caregivers of Seniors In this course opportunities to serve the aging already abound, including the frailest elderly living in institutions, either Long Term Care or Retirement Homes, will be discussed. Most likely these opportunities will only increase in the coming years.  Presently, more than 50% of the residents of LTC homes are 85+ with more than ⅓ of all Canadians 85+ living in…

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September
11:00 am — 1:00 pm
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CHURCH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM course 2: Home visitation: Tending the Sheep – Called to Care for God’s Flock

This course is a second of the 8 modules dealing with leadership in the church and does build on the previous course, A Theology of Church Leadership (however participation in course 1 is not required in order to attend course 2). The course gives further insights into leadership and more specifically, the task of caring for those in our wards.  This course is designed to be practical, so that you can take the elements that you learn and apply them…

October 2021

16
October
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN MINISTRY FOR THE AGING – COURSE 6; Reaching out: The Church and the Community; Families and Caregivers for Seniors

In this course, we will discuss opportunities to serve with the aging living in our own neighborhoods and throughout our communities. Over 90% of the elderly live in their own homes or with their own families; 2/3 of those over 85 live in their own homes or with family. 85% of those with dementia live in the community and not in institutions. Further, loneliness among seniors in Canada is recognized as “an epidemic”: 1.4 million Canadians report feeling lonely. COVID…

November 2021

20
November
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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN MINISTRY FOR THE AGING COURSE 7: Cultural Concerns, Global Aging, Religious Diversity & Gender

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 680 million people in 2011 to 2 billion by 2050 with…

February 2022

02
February
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Certificate Course in Church Leadership Module 2 “Home-visits and visits in the congregation”: Tending the flock

Dates for the module: (the course will be taught in 4 separate, consecutive online webinar sessions) Part 1: February 2, 2022 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST (ON-MB)              February 9, 2022 8;00 AM-10:00 PM PST (AB-BC) Part 2: February 16/23, 2022 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST/PST Part 3: March 2/9, 8:00 – 10:00 PM 2022  EST/PST Part 4: March 16/23, 2022 8:00– 10:00 PM EST/PST The dates of the course are somewhat flexible,…

November 2022

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November
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Church Liturgy Class 1 Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship

In this part of the course, a general consideration of the centrality of worship in the Christian life will be discussed. This includes, an overview of whom, why, when, where, and how we worship.

08
November
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Church Liturgy Class 2 Biblical Foundations and the Order of Worship

In part 2 of the course, the regulative principle of worship as formulated in the Reformed confessions will be considered. Included in this, is an overview of how Christian churches use the Bible to govern their worship, and how the Biblical teaching is used to determine the content and order of worship.  

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November
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Church Liturgy Class 3 The Order of Worship (continued)

Part 3 of the course is a continuation of part 2. We will compare different orders of worship used in Reformed churches. This consists of an examination of the different elements of a worship service, such as the call to worship, the use of the 10 commandments, congregational participation, the place of sacraments, etc.  

22
November
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Church Liturgy Class 4 Music in Worship and Other Special Topics

In part 4 of the course, we will take a closer look at principles for selecting music that is suitable for worship as well as debates regarding psalm-singing and things to consider in the selection of an order of worship. Time-permitting, other select topics may be addressed (to be determined).  

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