39 Articles of Religion

Text of 39 articles that were incorporated into the 1604 English prayer book and preserved in the Canadian Book of Common Prayer, which serve as a window into the theological concerns of the reformed English church of the 17th century.

A final report from the International Anglican Conversations on Human Sexuality

Report from conversation of international Anglican bishops called together in 1999 by the Archbishop of Canterbury to meet over a three-year period. Includes points of agreement, disagreement, reflections upon the fruits of the conversation and the conditions that enabled them, topics for further exploration and recommendations from the meeting.

A Resource Guide for Discussions on Human Sexuality

Full text of resource guide for discussions on human sexuality, which includes suggestions for establishing discussion guidelines, a gathered list of resources (including study guides, bibliography, and videos from materials gathered by dioceses, the national church and other churches), and terminology definitions for clarification.

Alpha

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions to explore questions with food, a talk and open discussion. Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. Designed to be offered in any kind of context (coffee shops, churches, homes, bars).

Anglican-Lutheran Guidelines for Clergy Serving in Each Other’s Churches

Provides guidelines for Anglican and Lutheran clergy serving in each other’s churches as revised in spring 2003 by the National Church Council of the ELCIC and the Council of General Synod of the ACC. Details steps including eligibility, initiative, process, terms of appointment, orientation and accountability. Lists various Anglican and Lutheran resources.

Back to Church Sunday/Season of Invitation

This initiative is designed to equip and encourage lay people to invite people to church for specific Sunday services each year. The program includes invitation postcards and posters, usually customized by each diocese. Training videos are available on the Season of Invitation website. Can be done in conjunction with the Spirit of Invitation six-week program.

Book studies

Over a two-year period, a group of six to eight clergy works their way through a series of books on leadership and congregational development. They meet between seven to nine times a year. At each meeting, one person is responsible for an overview of the book and presenting a “critical incident”, in effect a case study that engages some of the insights from the book in question. Group members become a source of support to each other in their ministry as well as developing skills and knowledge in church leadership.

Called to Unity in Mission

Report on the second phase of dialogue between the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada from 2012 to 2016 compares theological and ecclesial understandings of creeds, sacraments, and orders of ministry within the two churches.

Canadian Anglican Religious Communities

Listing of Canadian Anglican religious communities, including Community of the Sisters of the Church, Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, The Order of the Holy Cross and The Society of St. John the Evangelist.

Care in Dying

Introduction to Care in Dying report and study guide, produced by the Anglican Church in March 2000, regarding the practices of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry

The objective of this initiative is to equip clergy and lay leaders in rural and remote places to help their churches be catalysts for the development of healthy Canadian communities. A resource centre for rural ministry, it includes offering a Doctor of Ministry in Rural Ministry and Community Development by distance with short courses on site. Also offers certificates for lay leaders in faith and rural life and in rural stress intervention. Includes Clinical Pastoral Education in rural settings. Also hosts conferences every two years, with approximately 60 people attending. Includes a focus on reconciliation and friendship building with First Nations.

Christian Foundations

The Christian Foundations course is an introduction to the good news of the gospel and an overview of the Bible, church history, key Christian beliefs, and core practices of the faith.