Calgary School for Mission & Ministry (CMM) Southern Alberta has its share of schools – grade schools and trade schools; charter schools and barber schools; business schools, bible schools and more – but the Anglican Diocese of Calgary has discerned a call to develop a new kind of school to help our churches to thrive in the 21st century and beyond. Lay leaders play an increasingly vital role in Anglican parishes today – and the Calgary School for Mission and Ministry is designed to equip them to lead, preach, teach and administer sacraments, under the Diocese’s new Licensed Lay Ministry Program.
The school’s story began four years ago, with the Bishop’s Committee on Ministry (BCOM) – a demographically diverse group of clergy and laity from across the Diocese. They began by noticing what kind of ministries were being offered by Licensed Lay Readers and lay leaders across the Diocese. They soon realized that incredibly faithful and dedicated lay people all across the Diocese were offering vital ministries in their parishes – yet there were few systems or resources to support them...
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Pastoral Care Training The Red Deer Deanery is offering a 4-session course in Pastoral Care training at St Leonard's-on-the-Hill Anglican Church in Red Deer. You may attend each session on an ad hoc basis. To register, call St Leonard's at 403 346 6749, or email email@example.com.
Two books are available as resources and may be obtained through St Leonard's. There is no cost for the books thanks to a donation from the Diocese to cover the cost!
Session Dates: 24 November, 10 am to 4 pm - Communication, Listening and Resources
12 January, 10 am to 4 pm - Assertiveness and Boundaries
9 February, 10 am to 4 pm - Community Resources, Hospital Visiting, Death and Dying
9 March, 10 am to 4 pm, Mental Health, Aging Issues, Family Problems