The Art and Craft of Engaged Preaching
Jan
30
9:30 AM09:30

The Art and Craft of Engaged Preaching

Presenter / Facilitator - Joyce Rees, Lead Pastor at Epic Vineyard Church

In an era of profound story-telling preaching can seem culturally obsolete. The strength of great preaching goes beyond exegesis. To be effective, story-telling is essential. In fact, in the business world story-telling is touted as the premier communication skill. This course will teach both the art and craft of engaged preaching by tying biblical text to story, and vice-versa.

LOCATION - Brentview Baptist Church - 3512 Charleswood Drive NW

COST - $69 If you register by January 21st / $79 After January 21st

TO REGISTER - GO TO www.eventbrite.ca and type in Ambrose University in the search bar. If you are taking this workshop for a one hour credit ($420) GO TO registrar@ambrose.edu

LIVESTREAM FOR OUT OF TOWN PARTICIPANTS - Contact Mark Buchanan at mbuchanan@ambrose.edu to learn about live-streaming this workshop.

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The Life of David . . . Seeking wisdom for our own life and time
Feb
27
9:30 AM09:30

The Life of David . . . Seeking wisdom for our own life and time

Presenter / Facilitator - Mark Buchanan - Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology - Ambrose University

David was a man after God’s own heart. He was also utterly human and deeply flawed - wise, courageous, compassionate, but also prone to anger, lust, fear, and more. He’s not so much a model as a mirror. though much about hi inspires us, not everything invites our admiration or imitation. But everything - his character, his prayers, his relationships, his decisions, his actions, his mistakes - demands our full attention and prayerful reflection. We will explore the David story, not to find “leadership principles” but to reflect on the life of a real man and leader in real time, seek wisdom for our own life and time.

LOCATION - Brentview Baptist Church - 3512 Charleswood Drive NW

COST - $69 If you register by February 18th / $79 After February 18th

TO REGISTER - GO TO www.eventbrite.ca and type in Ambrose University in the search bar. If you are taking this workshop for a one hour credit ($420) GO TO registrar@ambrose.edu

LIVESTREAM FOR OUT OF TOWN PARTICIPANTS - Contact Mark Buchanan at mbuchanan@ambrose.edu to learn about live-streaming this workshop.

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Preaching The Year
Mar
20
9:30 AM09:30

Preaching The Year

Presenter / Facilitator - Clyde Glass - Lead Pastor of Southview Alliance

This workshop will equip participants to understand the historical patterns and significant ministry benefits of planning out a year of preaching, as well as guiding participants through the practical and spiritual discernment process of laying out each weekend for that year. We will consider how the Church year and Cultural Year can form and enhance how we preach and disciple, what some of the different models are for laying out the year, and how annual sermon planning can be used to lift other ministries within the church body.

LOCATION - Foothills Alliance Church - 333 Edgepark Blvd NWNW

COST - $69 If you register by March 11th / $79 After March 11th

TO REGISTER - GO TO www.eventbrite.ca and type in Ambrose University in the search bar. If you are taking this workshop for a one hour credit ($420) email registrar@ambrose.edu

LIVESTREAM FOR OUT OF TOWN PARTICIPANTS - Contact Mark Buchanan at mbuchanan@ambrose.edu to learn about live-streaming this workshop.

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Wise Change Leadership
Nov
21
9:30 AM09:30

Wise Change Leadership

How to effectively journey with people through the challenge of change . . . 

This day will be an exploration of how to wisely and effectively make our way through change in an organization or congregation.  We will examine the challenge of change and the critical postures and moves of “wise change leaders.”

Upon completion of this workshop participants should be able to:

* Articulate the nature, characteristics and challenges inherent in any change effort

* Apply the learnings on wise transitions as the “way of change” in every context

* Shape an organizational strategy for navigating change and transitioning wisely as a team or in a wider congregational context

NON-CREDIT WORKSHOP:

$69 before Nov 7
$79 after Nov 7

ONE CREDIT COURSE: $400

Contact registrar@ambrose.edu

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Oct
17
to Oct 18

2018 Downey Lectures with Dr. Sarah Coakley

Re-Thinking Sin and Redemption in a Disordered World:  Desire and Its Transformations

Ambrose University is proud to host two evening lectures with Dr. Sarah Coakley

October 17 at 7:30pm 
Lecture 1:  'Sin and Desire:  Reconsidering the Mystery of the Fall'

October 18 at 7:30pm 
Lecture 2: 'Desire and its Transformations:  Contemplative Darkness Overcomes the Darkness of Sin'

In these two lectures Sarah Coakley presents some of the material from her forthcoming second volume of systematics, and continues her examination of the theological valencies of human desire. Starting with a fresh consideration of the meanings of Genesis 3, she unfolds an argument for the irreducible significance of contemplative practice in understanding and confronting the dark forces of sin, sexism and racism present in the contemporary 'commodifications of desire'. 

About our speaker

Prof. Sarah Coakley took up her current appointment at Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at Cambridge in 2007. She received her first degree in Theology at Cambridge, before doing initial graduate work at Harvard (as a Harkness Fellow), and her doctoral work at Cambridge on the Christology of Ernst Troeltsch. Appointed to her first position at the University of Lancaster while still writing her doctorate, she later taught at Oriel College, Oxford (in Theology and Philosophy of Religion), and at Harvard Divinity School, where she was Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr., Professor of Divinity, 1995-2007.   Prof. Coakley teaches modern and contemporary Philosophy of Religion in the faculty, and has an interest in combining both analytic and continental traditions in her own research, whilst also charting the connections with feminist philosophy. She is currently particularly interested in religious epistemology and in what challenges are brought to it by contemplative and ‘apophatic’ traditions of thought, both East and West. In 2012 she gave the Aberdeen Gifford Lectures on evolutionary cooperation and its proposed relation to ethics and apologetics; and more recently she has been working on the second and third volumes of her systematic theology (on sin, racism, and redemption).

About the Downey Lectures

The Downey Endowment at Ambrose University funds an annual lectureship and assists future M.Div. students. The endowment and lecture series commemorates Murray W. Downey, a founding member of the faculty of Canadian Bible College.

The Downey Lectureship is a free and public event. No registration is required.

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Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Downey Lectureship

Living into God's Story

Part II: God’s Justice – Lament and Belonging 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:30 PM IN THE AMBROSE GYMNASIUM

Justice, in God’s dictionary looks pretty different from our common definition, and Christ’s followers are called to live out of that Gospel meaning. In order to do so, we must begin by lamenting all that is wrong and then allow the Spirit to weave us into the a story of new belonging.

BOOK LIST

About our speaker

A wife of one and mother of many, theologian, missiologist, educator and storyteller, Ruth Padilla Deborst has been involved in leadership development and theological education for integral mission in her native Latin America for several decades. She directs the Comunidad de Estudios Teológicos Interdisciplinarios (CETI – www.ceticontinental.org), a learning community with Master’s and Certificate level programs across Latin America. She coordinates the Networking Team of INFEMIT (International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation –www.infemit.org) and serves on the board of Arocha and of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. She lives in Costa Rica with her husband, James, and fellow-members of the Casa Adobe intentional Christian community (www.casaadobe.org). Her studies include a Bachelors in Education (Argentina), an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Wheaton College) and a PhD in Theology (Boston University).

About the Downey Lectures

The Downey Endowment at Ambrose University funds an annual lectureship and assists future M.Div. students. The endowment and lecture series commemorates Murray W. Downey, a founding member of the faculty of Canadian Bible College.

The Downey Lectureship is a free and public event. No registration is required.

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Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Downey Lectureship

Living into God’s Story

Part I: God’s Upside Down Kingdom 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 7:30 PM IN THE AMBROSE GYMNASIUM

This lecture explores the reversal of human expectations in God's kingdom regarding who is important and what life is all about, inviting listeners to follow Jesus in the power of the Spirit.

BOOK LIST

About our speaker

A wife of one and mother of many, theologian, missiologist, educator and storyteller, Ruth Padilla Deborst has been involved in leadership development and theological education for integral mission in her native Latin America for several decades. She directs the Comunidad de Estudios Teológicos Interdisciplinarios (CETI – www.ceticontinental.org), a learning community with Master’s and Certificate level programs across Latin America. She coordinates the Networking Team of INFEMIT (International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation –www.infemit.org) and serves on the board of Arocha and of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. She lives in Costa Rica with her husband, James, and fellow-members of the Casa Adobe intentional Christian community (www.casaadobe.org). Her studies include a Bachelors in Education (Argentina), an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Wheaton College) and a PhD in Theology (Boston University).

About the Downey Lectures

The Downey Endowment at Ambrose University funds an annual lectureship and assists future M.Div. students. The endowment and lecture series commemorates Murray W. Downey, a founding member of the faculty of Canadian Bible College.

The Downey Lectureship is a free and public event. No registration is required.

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