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.
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.
We equip lay and ordained leaders with a missional theology that can be put into practice in local congregations. The Certificate in Missional Leadership program is a creative space 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
CML founded Cyclical Vancouver, as part of the wider Cyclical PCC and Cyclical Inc network, of noticing, naming and nurturing church planting leaders who are exploring a call to ministry establishing new witnessing communities. With circles of discerners, starters and churches. For more information please see here: https://cyclicalvancouver.ca
Students pursuing graduate degrees through our partner institution at the Vancouver School of Theology can develop a specialization in missional practice through an honours 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 are developing programs in church planting and revitalization.
Upcoming CML programs and activities.