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

Learning the Unforced Rhythms of Grace: Nourishing Our Wholeness

Jan 10th, 2023

In this restorative session you will be encouraged to reflect on your sense of self in ways that welcome the extending of grace. Through thought, poetry, reflection and silence you will be invited to consider the light and shadow of your life, as we explore how to transform the hope of perfection into a celebration of your beautiful ordinariness.

ONLINE - $25
with Wanda Wagler-Martin
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Becoming a Restorative Church - Seeking Peace & Justice

Jan 21st, 2023

Pastors, Chaplains, Congregational Leaders Event - Part 1 of 4

MCEC Pastors, Chaplains and Congregational Leaders Events (PCCL) have a long standing history for resourcing and encouraging pastors and leaders. This year the PCCL event has been reimagined into four separate events: January 21, 2023; February 28, 2003; May 11, 2023 and June 3, 2023. Join together to discuss, discover and share what it means to become a restorative church.

In this session, join Rod Friesen and Dr. Kim Penner as they guide us in our conversation. What is a restorative church? Foundations and assumptions about being a restorative church. What is sexual integrity. Restoration in the form of healthy sexuality.

There will be French translation provided for this event. 

Saturday, January 21, 2023
9:00 AM - 12 PM.
Cost: $35

Strengthening Leaders - Exploring Ministry Gifts

Jan 31st, 2023

The workshop invites you to explore your the leadership gifts according to Ephesians 4. We will be using an assessment tool to help discover your leadership styles. This workshop will be led by Norm Dyck, MCEC Mission Minister. 

6:30-9:00 PM