There are only two kinds of ministry in this time of profound and accelerating change, new ministries and renewing ministries. Many existing ministries are seeking the transformation that will sustain vital ministry in a new day. Others are sensing the missional opportunities that this new time affords and are considering or initiating fresh expressions of ministry. Yet, these new and renewing ministries require new approaches, forms of leadership and competencies. EDGE provides a facilitated cohort learning experience as a new and renewing ministry 101 course. It’s a practical and first level ‘how-to’ course based on the best of emerging practice and insight.


Cohorts consist of groupings of 6-8 congregational leaders who will meet together online through using web video. The group will have an EDGE facilitator who will offer content or curriculum material along with a reflection/discernment model during each session.  The initial curriculum material will be based on congregational renewal and development.  This online learning opportunity will:

  1. explore the various stages of new ministry assessment, visioning, resourcing and planning
  2. give leaders a place to:
  • Learn
  • Share resources
  • Reflect on their experience of the changing church, and
  • Receive and offer support

For more information about upcoming Cohort groups, please contact EDGE.

Reweaving theconnectional fabricthat makes us United.

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Embracing the Spirit

Embracing the Spirit is a new learning network and innovation fund. It aims to spur innovation, pilot new programs, support successful initiatives, create a learning network for faith communities, and support both new and renewing faith communities across the United Church of Canada.

Find out how you can be part of Embracing the Spirit.

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