Opportunities to learn more about missional theology and practice are available through the Centre for Missional Leadership for pastors, lay leaders, church planters, and theology students. No academic prerequisites are required.

Missional Practices

We regularly offer seminars and conferences for local church leaders, featuring experienced missional practitioners. Past topics and speakers have included evangelism with Dr. John Bowen (Wycliffe College); church RePlanting with Rev. Graham Singh; ministry in the local neighborhood with The Parish Collective from Seattle; entrepreneurial leadership with Mark DeVries; and church planting with Matt Brough of Prairie Presbyterian Church, Winnipeg.

Congregational Leadership

We equip lay and ordained leaders with a missional theology that can be put into practice in local congregations. The Emmaus Experiment is an ongoing program of action and reflection, in which congregational cohorts move beyond the doors of the church building to engage their community, explore their local context, initiate missional experiments, and participate in theological reflection on how they see God at work in the church and community.

New Witnessing Communities

We practice what we preach. St. Andy’s Table is a new church planting initiative birthed by leaders and partners of CML, and the Salt & Light houses were established as intentional Christian communities with a missional purpose, nested in the residential facilities of St. Andrew’s Hall at the University of British Columbia.

Theological Education

Students pursuing graduate degrees at the Vancouver School of Theology can develop a specialization in missional practice through an honors MDiv program, or a ThM focused on missional theology. Tuition bursaries are available for qualified St. Andrew’s Scholars. We are also consulting with and supporting theological institutions that in developing programs in church planting and revitalization.

Upcoming CML programs and activities.