SJ01 Ministry as Community-building

“All too often we think of community in terms of being with folks like ourselves: the same class, same race, same ethnicity, same social standing and the like..I think we need to be wary: we need to work against the danger of evoking something that we don’t challenge ourselves to actually practice.”

bell hooks

SJ01 Ministry as Community-building is a social justice learning circle on healthy community, issues of safety and comfort, advocacy, congregational systems, and theology of the reign of God.

Upcoming Dates

  • ONLINE – January 7 – February 13, 2025 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • IN-PERSON INTENSIVE – Spring 2028

The Worship learning circle is open to CCS diaconal ministry and certificate students as well as casual students in our Continuing Studies program.

Sample schedule – from 2022


  • Learning Circle tuition = $900 CAD
  • Admission fee (one-time cost) = $55 CAD for admission to the Continuing Studies program, $95 CAD for admission to the Diaconal Ministries or Certificate programs