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New online learning opportunities are offered by the national office of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Check out the coming webinar series this fall in

Each webinar is free and made possible through generous gifts to Presbyterians Sharing.

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Having trouble joining a meeting? Contact Barb Summers in the Communications Office at 1-800-619-7301 ext. 243.

Available Webinars

Leadership & Renewal

Facilitator: The Rev. Dr. Tim Archibald – Kings Presbyterian Church
Host: Canadian Ministries
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Description:
Where is God calling your church?

If you feel like your congregation is being called to do something different in ministry or mission but don’t know where to begin, you aren’t alone. Facing change, whether chosen and welcomed or required by necessity, is never easy. In this practical webinar, you will learn how to facilitate a collective process of discernment, which will provide your congregation with opportunities to intentionally listen for God’s voice and make decisions about the future together. You will be given ready-to-use discernment tools as well as tips on finding the necessary support within and without the congregation, teaching your congregation to trust God in the process, and how and when to start.

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Discernment Webinar
Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/261061861 

You can also dial in using your phone: 
647-497-9380 or 1-877-777-3281
Access Code: 261-061-861

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Facilitator: The Rev. Denise Allen Macartney – Gloucester Presbyterian Church & the Rev. David Moody – Heritage Green Family Church
Hosts: Canadian Ministries

Description:
At a time when many mainline Protestant churches are struggling, there are some that are thriving and growing. Looking at thriving churches from the outside, it is easy to assume that they may have just gotten lucky or had more favourable circumstances than other churches. In fact, church growth is usually the result of intentional visioning, planning and executing on the part of the congregation and its leaders. In this webinar, you will learn from two churches about the steps they took to transform their congregations from near-death to new-life. It isn’t nearly as daunting as you may think, so sign up today to hear about how it is done!

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How Did They Do That: Learning from Churches Webinar 
Wed, Dec 13, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/679906485

You can also dial in using your phone: 
647-497-9376 or 1-888-299-1889
Access Code: 679-906-485

Facilitator: The Rev. Karen Horst, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Orillia, Ont.
Hosts: Canadian Ministries
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Description:
But we don’t have any kids, so how can we be a growing church?

In congregational life, we have the tendency to focus on what we don’t have instead of what we do. Time and again, churches think that there is only one way to grow: young families! While focusing on families may be a key to growth for some congregations, there are many other ways to thrive. In this webinar, you will learn how to map the gifts and strengths of your congregation and to use the value you already have to grow your church. Topics to be covered include: shifting vision from lack to potential and possibilities, leaning into that which gives life to your particular congregation, and exploring, discovering and building on strengths and gifts.

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Appreciative Inquiry Webinar
Wed, Jan 10, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/397565845 

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647-497-9380 or 1-888-299-1889
Access Code: 397-565-845

Facilitator: The Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart, Associate Professor and Director, The Centre for Missional Leadership and Director of Presbyterian Formation at VST
Hosts: Canadian Ministries
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Description:
If your church were gone tomorrow, would those in your neighbourhood feel the loss?

Despite the second part of Jesus’ greatest commandment, “you shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Mark 12:31), many congregations have little sense of who their neighbours are and how their churches could serve them. One of the best things you can do to reinvigorate the mission and ministry of your church is to learn about your neighbourhood. In this webinar, you will be given tools to learn about who your neighbours are and what they need, discern how God is calling your congregation to respond to those needs, and develop an action plan for your response.

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Neighbourhood Mapping Webinar 
Wed, Feb 14, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/919599493

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647-497-9410 or 1-888-455-1389
Access Code: 919-599-493

Host: Canadian Ministries
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Description:
Many sessions are maintenance oriented rather than leadership oriented. What makes the leadership session different from the maintenance session? Why is it important today to shift into more of a leadership orientation? This webinar would provide an overview of the main tasks of leadership. They will be presented as a sequence of steps (in other words, outlining a leadership process) that will help elders see how to move from discovering and assessing issues through faithful reflection, direction setting and planning. You could call this “Leadership 101.”

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The Session as Congregational Leaders – Canadian Ministries
Wed, Feb 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

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https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/845433413

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647-497-9353 or 1-888-455-1389
Access Code: 845-433-413

Hosts: Canadian Ministries
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Description:
Does your congregation have a vision that is energizing and reinvigorating the ministry of your church?

If your answer to the above question is no, then this webinar is for you. While most churches have a vision on paper, it is often too vague, general or uninspiring to guide them towards the futures they feel God is calling them to. In order to successfully implement a vision, the congregation as a whole must be behind it.

In this webinar, you will learn how to engage in a collective visioning process that is creative and inspiring and will help congregants grow closer to God and each other. Topics to be covered include: getting the congregation onboard, aligning your story with God’s story, mapping your desired futures, and dreaming big but setting specific and reachable goals.

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Vision Casting Webinar 
Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/485302645

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647-497-9376 or 1-888-299-1889
Access Code: 485-302-645

Host: Canadian Ministries
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Description:
God has guided your church in coming up with a new vision, now what?

In order to move forward to a new vision, your congregation will need to make space for it come into being. While it may be difficult, your congregation will probably need to let go of longstanding programs and ways of doing things in order to meet your new ministry goals and objectives. In this webinar, you will learn strategies for bringing your current ministry into line with your new vision. Topics to be covered include: communicating the how and the why of the first steps, getting people onboard without damaging relationships and trust, celebrating where the church has come from and where it is going, embracing missteps and failure as part of the process.

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Aligning Ministry with Vision – Canadian Ministries
Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

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https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/682647949

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647-497-9376 or 1-888-299-1889
Access Code: 682-647-949

Host: Canadian Ministries
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Description:
We have a great vision, but how do we live it out as a congregation?

Churches often get stuck at the implementation phase of adopting a new vision. We find it a daunting phase because we think it means making drastic changes, such as completely overhauling programming or developing a new outreach ministry. While these types of changes may come about as long-term vision unfolds, the first steps don’t have to be big. In this webinar, you will learn how to invite and inspire your congregation to work towards realistic and attainable goals in the first year after adopting on your new vision. Topics that will be covered include: busting myths that prevent churches from implementing their visions, acting with intention as a congregation, learning to live out the new vision in a daily way, taking steps towards reaching realistic and attainable goals.

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Moving Forward with Your Church’s Vision Webinar
Wed, May 9, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/815113221

You can also dial in using your phone:
647-497-9353 or 1-888-455-1389
Access Code: 815-113-221

Stewardship

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Category: Stewardship & Planned Giving
Presenter: Lori Guenther Reesor
Hosts: Karen Plater & Janice Meighan
Format: 45-minute presentation, 15-minute questions

Description:
Your congregation’s stewardship numbers tell as story. Knowing that story can help you plan your next steps. This webinar will introduce you to the Generosity Assessment—a tool that helps congregations talk about money by looking at congregational giving and culture. An important part of church health is to nurture communities of joyful generosity and to help congregations talk about money and giving. Understanding the theology of abundance is crucial in avoiding ‘scarcity/fear’ mode in church culture.

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The Generosity Assessment Webinar
Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/646858061

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647-497-9353 or 1-888-455-1389
Access Code: 646-858-061

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Category: Stewardship & Planned Giving
Presenter: Lori Guenther Reesor
Hosts: Karen Plater & Janice Meighan
Format: 45-minute presentation, 15-minute questions

Description:
This webinar will provide helpful hints on how to present the budget to the congregation in a way that shares what the congregation is accomplishing in mission and ministry. Plus, you’ll learn creative ideas on how to tell the story and help people see and experience the impact their gifts are having.

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Sharing Your Story in a Way that Inspires Webinar
Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

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https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/181755429

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647-497-9379 or 1-888-299-1889
Access Code: 181-755-429

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Category: Stewardship & Planned Giving
Presenter: Janice Meighan
Host: Karen Plater
Format: 45-minute presentation, 15-minute questions

Description:
This webinar will examine tools congregations can use to introduce online giving and giving apps at their congregation. Why is it important? You will learn practical ways to implement online giving and ideas to promote it.

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The Power of Digital Giving Webinar
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/997167725

You can also dial in using your phone:
647-497-9350 or 1-888-455-1389
Access Code: 997-167-725

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Category: Stewardship & Planned Giving
Presenter: Lori Guenther Reesor
Hosts: Karen Plater & Janice Meighan
Format: 45-minute presentation, 15-minute questions

Description:
This webinar will explore the importance of saying thank you to the people who have generously supported the congregation’s mission and ministry, and ways to do it that reflect our faith.

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Saying Thank You Webinar
Wed, Dec 6, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/192541637

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647-497-9410 or 1-888-455-1389
Access Code: 192-541-637

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Category: Stewardship & Planned Giving
Presenter: Janice Meighan
Host: Karen Plater
Format: 45-minuts presentation, 15-minute questions

Description:
This webinar will talk about ways to encourage people to leave a legacy for the church. It will introduce the impact legacy gifts can have and ways the congregation can encourage them. It will introduce the online workbook, which can help congregations establish policies and procedures for legacy and endowment gifts so they are ready to receive the gifts when they are given.

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Legacy Gifts Webinar
Wed, Jan 3, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/837485941

You can also dial in using your phone:
647-497-9353 or 1-888-455-1389
Access Code: 837-485-941

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Category: Stewardship & Planned Giving
Hosts: Stewardship & Planned Giving
Format: 45-minute presentation, 15-minute questions

Description:
Learn more about what a congregation is doing in regard to stewardship.
More details to come soon.

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Case Study Webinar
Wed, Feb 7, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/876750797

You can also dial in using your phone:
647-497-9379 or 1 877 777 3281
Access Code: 876-750-797

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Category: Stewardship & Planned Giving
Hosts: Stewardship & Planned Giving
Format: 45-minute presentation, 15-minute questions

Description:
Learn more about what a congregation is doing in regard to stewardship.
More details to come soon.

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Case Study Webinar
Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/916319093

You can also dial in using your phone. 
647-497-9353 or 1-888-455-1389
Access Code: 916-319-093

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