The Integration I Circle has just finished. The four students who are entering their Integration year have headed home; Melanie Ihmels & Tif McNaughton to British Colombia, and Catherine Underhill & Anita Rowland to Ontario.
While Winnipeg isn’t exactly half way, there are other great reasons to meet at Woodsworth House!
This 6-day circle focused on theology, personal faith statements and official creeds, and diaconal/vocational/ministry identity. The students practiced research interviews for their upcoming assignment on a diaconal minister, debated in character as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, examined creeds from different continents, offered student-led sessions on Creator, Christ, Spirit & Sophia, debriefed their Global Perspectives Experiences, presented their Learning Plans to each other and more, all within 6 days.
Marcie Gibson is providing primary leadership and coordination to the Integration Year, with some co-facilitation from other CCS staff – drawing on their areas of strength and interest.
The Integration II circle will be offered online from October to March – through ten 2-hour sessions, focused on polity, book-study, and on-going integration. The Integration III circle will be offered for 6-days in April, culminating in graduation and the Annual Service of Celebration.