Ministry Resources

As churches together, we gather valuable resources which we want to share. We are connected with many partners who provide us with opportunities.

Alban at Duke Divinity School Newsletter
What's your technology strategy?

How do we embrace technology moving forward? As a follow up to our pastoral conversation on technology in March, explore these Alban Institute articles on technology, church and worship.

 

Core Competency Resources from CommonWord

Mennonite Church Canada has identified 6 core competencies for lay and pastoral leadership that enhance effectiveness in congregational ministry. The following is a resource list of key titles relating to the second core competency, "Anabaptist/Mennonite Story, Theology, Conviction."

Core Competency Resources from CommonWord

Mennonite Church Canada has identified 6 core competencies for lay and pastoral leadership that enhance effectiveness in congregational ministry. The following is a resource list of key titles relating to the third core competency, "Christian Spirituality and Discipleship."

Core Competency Resources from CommonWord

Mennonite Church Canada has identified 6 core competencies for lay and pastoral leadership that enhance effectiveness in congregational ministry. The following is a resource list of key titles relating to the sixth core competency, "Leadership."

Eco-Ministry Theology

From the desk of our ECO-Minster, Wendy Janzen

General resources on creating ecofriendly gardens, at home, community and church yard:

Where do I find native plants?

Strengthening leaders – exploring your ministry gifts

The workshop invites you to explore your the leadership gifts according to Ephesians 4. Part of the experience is an assessment. Furthermore, we invite you to continue your discovering through self study. 

MCEC Intercultural Resources

Dr. Safwat Marzouk offers a biblical vision for what it means to be an intercultural church, one that fosters just diversity, integrates different cultural articulations of faith and worship, and embodies an alternative to the politics of assimilation and segregation. A church that fosters intercultural identity learns how to embrace and celebrate difference, which in turn enriches its worship and ministry.

Ministry Portfolio

As a lifelong learner you are invited to reflect on and build a way to observe your journey of learning.

  • Why build a ministry portfolio?
  • Template of a Ministry Portfolio
  • Core Competency Examen

The Leadership Office has curated resources for you, for times like these and any other time to be encouraged, to flourish in ministry and be physically and emotionally healthy.

Pandemic Tools

  • MCEC Pastors, Chaplains and Congregational Leaders Workshop 2022
    New Normal - Facing Our Grief and Living with Our Anxiety

    In scripture, a good deal of attention is paid to human emotion in the aftermath of loss. We will build on this under-theologized area and look at how, with greater access to and contact with global and local events, there is a proneness to grief and anxiety that is causing unprecedented changes in the psychological and social landscape. Join Rev. Sunder John Boopalan in this interactive workshop.
  • Rev. Sunder John Boopalan's Presentation Slides - New Normal - Facing Our Grief and Living with Our Anxiety
  • The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings by Jan Richardson
  • The Passion of Christ: A Mediation by Ronald Rolheiser
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  • “Now is not the time to give in to Omicron despair”, André Picard
    An interview with the author, you can search for the full article but it might need a temporary subscription.
  • The pandemic wellness tool kit will give you insight if you are stressed or overwhelmed or in need of support. It is written for the medical profession, you will find the assessment tool can easily adapted into your context.
  • Wellness for pastors – flourishing in ministry, is a tool which will serve you at any season of your ministry. It will apply in endemic times and beyond.
  • Last but not least a fun page which reminds us of all we can still do and enjoy.