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Parish Vitality Coordinator

What does she do? Our newly appointed Diocesan Parish Vitality Coordinator, The Rev’d. Lisa Vaughn, is available upon request to work with regions, parishes, groups of parishes, and lay and clergy leaders. This may be for general or s... Full Story

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #102

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #102    St. Patrick’s Day is March 17. This is a day our secular society has embraced in a variety of ways, whether it be wearing green, decorating and consuming Shamrock-coloured beer. As a saint with ... Full Story

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #100

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #100    LENT begins Feb. 14. Whether you are part of a worship planning team, ACW, Men’s Breakfast, a small group leader or hosting a community all-ages event, here are some fresh ideas to consider. Amo... Full Story

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #98 - ANNUAL MEETING TIME IS HERE AGAIN

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #98    Annual meeting time is here again. This is one of the most exciting times in history to be serving in church leadership. There are so many important decisions to be made about doing missional ministry ... Full Story

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #95

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #95    “They will call him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us’” (Matthew 1:23b). Christmas is about a deeper sense of belonging – to the One who is Love, and to one anoth... Full Story

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #94

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #94    It’s been said that the symbol for our Anglican churches should be a casserole dish, representing the importance of all our potluck suppers. Something truly sacred happens when we gather together... Full Story

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #92

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #92    New technology is not the perfect answer to church revitalization challenges, but it can be a huge help to stay connected with parishioners and newcomers. Communication using the Internet, whether... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #89

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #89    Keeping an open mind can lead to a shift in attitudes in a church community. As disciples striving to grow more and more like Christ, we cultivate within ourselves a sense of openness. God`s Spirit is ... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #89

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #89    Keeping an open mind can lead to a shift in attitudes in a church community. As disciples striving to grow more and more like Christ, we cultivate within ourselves a sense of openness. God`s Spirit is ... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #87

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #87    Scrambling for a creative feature for All Hallow’s Eve, All Saint’s or All Soul’s Days? Here are a couple of great options for all ages to help congregation members actively engage wi... Full Story

“It’s About the World”

MORE Mission School – Focus on More   Module #2 of MORE - Mission School is rolling out to all the regions in the next few months. Titled, “Focus on More,” this FREE workshop explores helpful, positive approaches to ... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #86

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #86    What's the connection between "mission" and "outreach"? It is ultimately, so much more than ministry that hopes to attract people to Sunday worship. The key to nurturing new disciples begins with authe... Full Story

LAST CHANCE for Vital Church Maritimes 2017 Registration

LAST CHANCE for Vital Church Maritimes 2017 Registration       There are a few spaces open for participants to attend VCM 2017 being held at the Truro Holiday Inn, from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23. Registration will finall... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #79

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #79    Sometimes we think innovative approaches to mission and ministry are complicated, but they don’t have to be. Creative faith-building ideas can certainly be simple and not big budget. This means we use... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #78

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #78    It won’t be long when students, teachers and school staff are back in class. Local churches can join in the excitement as a new education year begins – whether it be for grade school children or... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #77

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #77    Congregations in rural areas where the population is declining face different challenges as compared to urban and suburban churches. Regardless of the context though, the principles of knowing your neighbou... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #76

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #76    The roles of paid clergy are shifting in our Diocese as more parishes move to part-time priests and consider new models of team ministry. By reimagining the roles of lay and clergy people (and adapting heal... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #75

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #75    August is a great time to plan for leadership development for this autumn season. Congregations with vitality are always looking for ways to encourage more people to join the 'team' and ... Full Story

“SIX-MINUTE STUDY #74

SIX-MINUTE STUDY #74    A church in exile. Several scholars describe the place of congregations in these days of immense cultural change, as similar to the Babylonian Exile. One writer for the Alban Institute, Duke University, say... Full Story

REGISTER NOW for Vital Church Maritimes 2017

REGISTER NOW for Vital Church Maritimes 2017   Registration is now open for this year’s exciting Vital Church Maritimes conference. The educationally enriching event for lay and clergy leaders is being held in Truro from... Full Story

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