Why 2023 is Your Year for Continuing Education

Why 2023 is Your Year for Continuing Education

You’re coming out of the pandemic (kind of, sort of). You have a hunger to re-engage. You see things now that were previously hidden, and you have questions that need to be explored – through personal reflection, through intentional action, and in the context of a safe, welcoming, supportive learning community.

Yup, it sounds like you’re ready for some continuing education. Lucky for you, we have some amazing opportunities coming up!

CCS Fridays

Every month we offer a free online one-hour guest presentation and discussion about a topic that interests us, and maybe you too. A quick and easy way to spark some thoughts. Watch the CCS website for information about upcoming CCS Fridays (or for videos from past ones).

Personal Finances for Clergy Workshop

We’ve invited Glenn Morison to offer a free two-part workshop on money matters for clergy, Feb 24 and May 5. These workshops will be especially beneficial to ministry students and new ministers, but are useful for people in any stage of ministry. More info…

Humor, Laughter, Foolishness: Performing Love, Resilience and Resistance

The Centre for Christian Studies is excited to be offering a 2-day continuing education event with renowned theologian, liturgist, and artist Cláudio Carvalhaes! It will be a practical-theoretical way of engaging humor, laughter and foolishness through play in worship and preaching forms. Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15. This is the weekend after Easter; a perfect time to take some study leave and recharge your batteries. More info…

Coming to Winnipeg for the Carvalhaes workshop? Why not stick around a little longer and take in the Worship or the Right Relations learning circle?

Worship 2023 Learning Circle

Did you know that you can take CCS learning circles as continuing education? The Claudio Carvalhaes workshop is part of the week-long Worship 2023 Learning Circle, April 12 to 18. Join diaconal ministry students and others in reflecting on the meaning of worship, approaches to preaching, and the theology and practice of sacraments. More info…

Right Relations 2023 Learning Circle

Join us for this week-long exploration of the relationship between Indigenous and Settler peoples in Canada, wrestling with the implications of mission and engaging the depth of Indigenous ways of knowing and faith. April 20-26. We are excited that United Church Moderator, the Rt. Rev. Carmen Lansdowne will be joining us for this learning circle. More info…

Ministry as Listening 2023 Learning Circle

A six-week online spiritual care circle, Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 9 to June 15, focusing on ministry of presence, pastoral visiting, prayer, counseling and spiritual direction, pastoral ethics and boundaries. It will be an opportunity to explore the power of truly listening. More info…

Learning on Purpose 2023

Our 2-week intensive leadership development module is a practical, holistic, hands-on, learning community experience, and those who take it come out feeling transformed. Whether you’re discerning a call to ministry, a lay person wanting to deepen their leadership skills, or a clergy person wanting to refresh your sense of purpose in community, this one’s for you. More info…

If you have questions about any of our continuing education opportunities, feel free to email Scott at sdouglas@ccsonline.ca