From June 17 to 19 the Diocese of Montreal will host a gathering of Anglican Church of Canada clergy under the age of 40. This time of professional development, discernment, and relationship building will bring together thirty-five participants from all across the country.
The gathering will follow an ‘unconferencing’ approach, which leaves rooms for more peer-to-peer learning and collaborative activities than traditional conferences. The group has also set aside time for open conversations flowing directly from concerns and experiences arising from their respective ministries.
The Rev. Jen Bourque, a hospital chaplain in the Diocese of Montreal and a member of the planning team, is enthusiastic about this first-of-its-kind event. “I’m looking forward to connecting with my colleagues and peers from across the country,” she says, “and learning from their experiences of ministry in a wide variety of contexts.”
Janet Marshall, Director of Congregational Development for the Diocese of Montreal, will facilitate open conversations. She brings a wealth of experience in cultivating and supporting healthy, lively, and missional communities of faith.
Updates from Conversations 2014 will be posted to the Anglican Church of Canada Facebook page and participants will be using the #acconvo14 hashtag on their social media accounts.
Conversations 2014 is made possible in part by a Ministry Investment Fund grant.
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