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.

Competencies for the Ministry of Priests in the Anglican Church of Canada

Preface describes establishment and mandate of Primate’s Commission on Theological Education and Formation for Presbyteral Ministry, purpose of document, overall competencies for ordination to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada and lists members, consultants and staff in Commission.

Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT)

Collects detailed and reliable data about the parish, to help with strategic planning, finding a new rector, or stewardship campaigns. Surveys all members over 16 years old who have been active in the last year. Breaks down priorities according to different sub-groups (infrequent attenders, frequent attenders, attends more often than 3 years ago, attends less often than 3 years ago).

Diocesan School for Parish Development

This initiative trains parish teams to become congregational developers. The focus is on a variety of models and approaches that help parish leaders work effectively with small groups and the whole parish system.

Education for Ministry (Canada)

Program that provides theological education by extension for lay people with weekly seminar groups led by a trained mentor.

Eucharistic Practice and Sacramental Theology in Pandemic Times

When pandemic-related public health measures necessitated the closure of Canadian places of worship in early 2020, parish leaders entered into a flurry of activity to tend to difficult and immediate pastoral needs, and to reshape the worshipping and gathering life of their communities. For many, the loss of the capacity to celebrate the eucharist struck … Continued

Florence Li Tim-Oi, Memorial, February 26

Text for memorial of the Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi, added to February 26 on the Book of Alternative Services calendar (the day of her death) by General Synod 2004. Includes sentence, collect, readings, prayer over the gifts, proper preface of a saint, and prayer after communion.

Forming Mission Shaped Ministries

This initiative supports experimental activities that explore what it means to participate in God’s mission in the world today. It aims to promote a different way of being church at the individual, congregational and synodical levels, emphasizing reciprocal relationships with neighbours.

Fresh Start

Designed for clergy starting in new placements/incumbencies. Clergy meet monthly to discuss transition issues. Builds collegiality while sharpening skills. Content includes congregational development theory, role clarity, parish size model, goal setting strategies, mutual ministry, conflict management, among others.

Guidelines for Inter-Faith Dialogue

Guidelines for inter-faith dialogue prepared in October 1988 for Canadian Anglicans by the Ecumenical Office of the Anglican Church of Canada. As explained in detail here, the church’s approach consists of two separate but inter-related aspects, dialogue and common action.