The Centre for Missional Leadership at St. Andrew’s Hall is pleased to offer a Certificate in Missional Leadership for individuals and congregational teams (in person and online) beginning in September 2020.  The three-year program has the overall focus of, “Forming and Reforming Communities of Christ in a Secular Age” with the first year specifically exploring “Missional foundations during Covid and Beyond”.   

To register please contact CML Administrator Ms. Mavis Ho at cml@standrews.edu or by calling 604.822.9372

The aim of this new program is to resource, strengthen and widen the ministry of the churches across denominations or networks.   We will meet in person and online the last Saturday of each month (except December) beginning on September 26, hosting a learning opportunity for church pastors, leaders and community developers. Our premise for these learning sessions is that the shifts we have had to make during Covid towards local and smaller communities engaged in their neighborhoods are valuable shifts that can help us form more resilient and missional churches.  We believe that this course of study for congregational teams of clergy and lay people can be a way of a helping your churches to envision a hopeful future.  Topics to be discussed and explored (both in the session and through assigned exercises during the month that follows) will include: 

September 26

Rediscovering and engaging your neighbourhood 

October 24

Forming Thicker and more porous communities 

November 28

Churches fostering affordable housing

January 23

Taking steps towards Justice and Shalom

February 27

Forming and empowering leaders

March 27

Making Disciples

How much does it cost? 

Most of the costs will be offset by the Centre for Missional Leadership, as we want to lower the obstacles that would keep people from participating.  If you pay for six sessions at once, the total cost for all six sessions in Year One of the program: 

–       $300 per person

–       $600 for everyone if you come with a group (of up to five people).

This includes both monthly lunches provided (for those in person) and one free consultation with Dr. Tim Dickau as the Certificate program director for every $600 group registration.  This will be an opportunity for Tim to meet either in person or online to hear more about your churches context and provide advice and suggestions on how to better missional engage your neighbourhood. 

To register please contact CML Administrator Ms. Mavis Ho at cml@standrews.edu or by calling 604.822.9372

As a bonus, for those who sign up before August 1, 2020 Tim will be leading a study session online Thursday, August 20, 2020 (7 pm pacific) for David Fitch’s short book The Seven Practices for the Church on Mission.  This will be a wonderful way to build congregational teams at the end of summer, equipping them in basic missional concepts, while meeting with other cohort participants online before the first September gathering.

We are excited about this learning opportunity and believe it can be a catalyst for renewed vision and mission in your churches during this critical time.