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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…
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…
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…
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,…
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.
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.
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.
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).
Church Polity 101 Part 1: Orientation
Church Polity 101 – An Introduction to Reformed Church Government – Part 1 of 4: Orientation In this orientation session topics will be discussed such as how the church order has been derived from Scripture, a brief history of the Reformed Church polity, how church law can be read and applied and the hermeneutics behind this church polity, the character of Dort Polity as well as resources for the practice of Reformed polity. This is the part 1 of four…
Church Polity 101 Part 2: The Offices
Church Polity 101 – An Introduction to Reformed Church Government – Part 2 of 4: The Offices In this session most of the first section of the Church Order will be covered. Some of the topics reviewed are: the calling to the office, a Biblical way of how the offices of minister, elder, and deacon are exercised, and what the relationship between the offices is. This is the part 2 of four classes of the Church Polity 101 course. The…