Ministry Events

The Competency Examen is the framework for our Ministry Events and a unique self-reflection toll specifically designed for pastors and leaders in ministry. It is five-step process based on the Ignation Prayer form known as the consciousness Examen.

As an individual, the Competency Examen can be used as a basis for monthly prayer and discernment, for personal and professional growth.

The Competency Examen can also be used in conjunction with peer-to-peer conversation or in small-group meetings.

We have specific events which will help you grow in your core competencies, and while MCCanada and MCUSA has identified six Core Competencies, we will also focus on intercultural ministry as a diverse MCEC family of faith in our Canadian cultural reality.


Learning Commons Guide 2021-22 Upcoming Events

Core Competencies:

Biblical Story      /         Theology        /         Spirituality/Discipleship        /          Emotional Health       /         Leadership        /          Missional Engagement         /           Intercultural Ministry

Upcoming 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 (

September 13, 2-3:30pm 

Online $15

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.

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