Podcast Discussion Forums

Share Your Thoughts

Courageous Imagination is a journey that we are taking to listen for God and reflect on questions that will help to guide and shape the future direction of MCEC. The Podcast Discussion Forums are one way of providing a space that will allow us to hear and engage with each other and help shape how we move forward in our journey.  As we reflect on the topics and conversations in the podcasts, listen and think about your own responses. Take some notes and share them during the podcast discussion forum. 

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It is important that all voices are heard in a safe environment. We want to have conversations that are respectful and loving, treating everyone withbeing mindful of principles set at the beginning of the journey.

  • Faithfulness and Openness
  • Humility and Integrity
  • Vision and Leadership
  • Community and Unity 

Discussion Forum Topics and Dates

  • "Listening For God" with guest Margaret Nally - Thursday, April 29th from 7pm to 8pm (EST)
  • "Where is God at work doing New Things" with guest Betty Pries - Thursday, May 6th from 7pm to 8pm (EST)
  • "Trusing God on Our Journey" with guests Craig Frere and Linda Tiessen-Belch - Thursday, May 13th from 7pm to 8pm (EST)
  • "Who are We Together? What is the Church that We are Becoming" with guest Kim Penner - Thursday, May 20th from 7pm to 8pm (EST)
  • "Being an Intercultural Church" with guests Hyejung Jessie Yum and Michele Rizoli - Thursday, May 27th from 7pm to 8pm (EST)
  • "Music and Faith" with Moses Mugisha - Thursday, June 3rd from 7pm to 8pm (EST)
  • "Why Does Faith Matter? Listening to Young Adults share their Hopes and Dreams for the Church" with guests Hanna Negussie, Andie Joseph and Aidan Morton-Ninomiya - Thursday, June 10th from 7pm to 8pm (EST)
  • "On the Journey Towards Indigenous and Settler Reconcilation" with guests Mim Harder, Lyndsay Mollins-Koene and Herb Sawatzky - Thursday, June 17th from 7pm to 8pm (EST)
  • "Walking with Youth and Families in Difficult Times" with guest Carrie Lehn - Thursday, June 24th from 7pm to 8pm (EST)
  • "What's Next?" with Mollee Moua, Hanna Neguisse and Leah Reesor-Keller - Thursday, July 8th from 7pm to 8pm (EST)

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Podcast Discussion Forum Outline

Each discussion forum begins at 7pm and ends at 8pm (EST).  During the Q&A time all questions are to be typed into the chat feature in Zoom and the chat moderator will present the questions to the guest(s). 

  • Welcome and Prayer
  • Introduction and brief recap of podcast conversation
  • Sharing our experiences and thoughts with each other (Possibly in small break out groups depending on the number of participants)
  • Question and Answer (Q&A) with the podcast guest(s).
  • Closing

April 29, 2021

Listening For God

How do we listen for God both together in our communities and separately for our own faith journey? 

Margaret Nally is a spiritual director and pastor. She has served and walked alongside the vulnerable community in downtown Kitchener-Waterloo for many years. Her ministry has found her in non-traditional settings such as soup kitchens, shelters and other places of human need. Margaret is part of Erb St. Mennonite Church and House Church.

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May 6, 2021

Where We See God at Work

Where do you see God at work? What kind of world do you want? Take some time reflecting on these questions and come ready to share your thoughts. 

Betty Pries is a CEO at Credence & CO where she works as a coach, trainer, facilitator, mediator and consultant.  Betty is highly regarded as a Conflict, Change and Leadership Specialist.  She specializes in working with complex challenges, transforming congregations and workplaces through custom-designed support and engagement. Betty is part of Waterloo North Mennonite Church.

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