Events

Pastoral Conversations: Connected to God's Creation

Sep 13th, 2022

This conversation will explore ways that church grounds (and/or church members’ yards) can become sanctuaries for bees and other pollinators. 

Hosted by Wendy Janzen, MCEC Eco-Minister with guest Carrie Dohe from Bees for Peace (www.beesforpeace.org)

September 13, 2-3:30pm 

Online $15

Innovate: Networking Day

Sep 17th, 2022

On September 17, we will demystify the prophetic and explore how it can impact many different areas of our lives and mission as God’s people. We will unpack a holistic, Jesus-shaped perspective on the prophetic. We will consider some key principles for developing an authentic and mature prophetic culture, as well as discovering how we can all learn to listen to God’s voice.

 Cost: $25
 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 Floradale Mennonite Church
 22 Florapine Road, Floradale, ON

Shalom For All Creation

Sep 21st, 2022

Join Wendy Janzen, MCEC Eco-Minister, for a half-day learning retreat. This will be an online session interspersed with two blocks of outdoors reflection time in your location. Teaching blocks will introduce tools for reading the Bible with an ecological lens and reading the ‘Book of Creation’ as a revelation of God, with opportunity to put these into practice

Cost: $40
September 21st, 1-4 P.M.
ONLINE

Ministering in a Liminal Space

Oct 18th, 2022

In this workshop, the participants will review tools developed with MCEC for congregational processes like “The Congregational Lifecycle,” “Informed Conversations,” and “Appreciative Inquiry.” We will ask practical questions around how, when and by whom these processes can best be used for congregational processes. In addition, the group will work at questions of planning and conducting a vision exercise with a congregation looking carefully at what discernment means for faith communities in this work.

October 18 - 7-9 PM
50 Kent Avenue, Community Room
Cost: $35

Living Our Faith: Shaping Community Culture

Oct 25th, 2022

Join Leah Reesor-Keller for a time of learning, discussion and brainstorming practical culture-shaping actions. Bring along your congregation’s vision/mission statement for reflection. As a living example of culture-shaping, the workshop format will seek to embody MCEC’s values of beloved-ness, spirituality, transformation, community, hospitality, peace & justice.  

October 25, 10am - 12pm
50 Kent Community Room
Cost: $35

Learning Community

Nov 4th, 2022

Join us for a Learning Community to learn more about shifting culture from institutions to relationships and passionately pursuing Jesus and where He's at work.

This 2-year journey, with gatherings every 6 months, will encourage you and your congregation to shift your focus from institutions to people, following the example of Jesus to make disciples who make disciples.

In the first gathering, learn to recognize the 'kairos' events in our lives which require us to change the way we think, as well as how to intentionally make disciples by building relationships with God, others, and the world.

November 4-6
Location and Time TBD