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

Pastoral Conversations: Soul-full care of self

Oct 25th, 2022

Soul-full care of self:  Embracing the light and shadow of life-giving ministry. 

As pastors you carry the weight of care for others. In this session, you will be invited to nurture your understanding of self, in ways that deepen and sustain you. Please join Wanda Wagler-Martin for this pastoral conversation.

Online – $35
Date: October 25, 2022, 2:00-3:30 pm
Speaker: Wanda Wagler-Martin

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

TiM (Transitioning into Ministry) Fall Equipping Days 2022

Nov 7th, 2022

This is an event for TiM participants.

Equipping days filled with worship, prayer, spiritual reflection, coaching, peer to peer support, and more.

TiM provides a three-year formational experience for beginning pastors or pastors new to MCEC to assist them in integrating their seminary training into the life and ministry of a congregation and to develop faithful habits and practices.

November 7 - 9, 2022

Let the Light In

Nov 12th, 2022

Fall Urban Anabaptist Church Planter's Gathering 2022

Let the Light In is this year's theme for the Fall Urban Anabaptist Church Planter’s Gathering. It will be a time of worship, reconnecting, and equipping our church planters. Our Guest speaker for this event is Colin McCartney.

Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Wheat and Weeds Challenge

Nov 19th, 2022

Join the MCEC Wheat and Weeds Challenge!!

Do we remember why we gather for worship as a faith community? Do we remember why we gather for mission? Join the Wheat and Weeds Challenge.

  1. Reflectively read or re-read Robert J. Suderman's (Jack Suderman) book, The Baby and the Bathwater: Aspirations and Reality in the Life of the Church.
  2. Attend the Wheat and Weeds Challenge on November 19 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and join Jack and colleagues for an engaging, challenging and heartfelt conversation.