05 Mar2014 Photo Album

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03 MarVCP 2014 Workshop: Introduction to Track C

Ryan Sim moderated this introduction to the Pioneers Track at VCP 2014.  It was added to the schedule to accommodate a last minute change of schedule, and took the form of a “panel discussion where everyone’s a panelist.” This workshop was offered Thurseday afternoon to those registered in Track C: Pioneer Leaders     http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2014/VCP%202014%20Introduction%20to%20Track%20C.mp3Podcast: Play […]

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20 DecVCP 2014 Workshop: Church Where the Action Is

Jonathan Massimi presented this workshop at VCP 2014 Church happens when Christians are present where the action is! This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day Resources: Paper on the Eucharist   http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2014/VCP%202014%20Church%20where%20the%20Action%20Is.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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17 DecVCP 2014 Workshop: Church in the Third Space: Welcome to the Cafe Church

Gerald McCaffrey presented this workshop at VCP 2014 Church happens when Christians form intentional relationships in the Third Space, in this case a café setting. This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day Resources: Handout 1 Handout 2 http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2014/VCP%202014%20Church%20in%20the%20Third%20Space%20Welcome%20to%20the%20Cafe%20Church.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church taking root in the family

Stephanie Douglas-Bowman presented this workshop at VCP 2014 Church is nurtured at a nuclear family level through intentional relationships and practices between parents and children. This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day Resources: PDF Slides http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2014/VCP%202014%20Church%20taking%20root%20in%20the%20family.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church in the Institution

Susan Bell moderated this panel discussion at VCP 2014.  Panelists included Susan Bell, a school chaplain, Marc Torchinsky, a military chaplain and Sharon Dunlop, a prison chaplain. Church happens when Christians form intentional relationships through chaplaincies in institutions like schools, the armed forces and prisons. This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day   […]

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church on Campus

Alexander Best moderated this workshop at VCP 2014 Church happens when Christians form intentional relationships with students on university campuses. This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day   http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2014/VCP%202014%20Church%20on%20Campus.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church Through the Arts

Joe Manafo presented this workshop at VCP 2014 Church happens when Christians seek to impact the culture through the arts. This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day Resources: PDF Slides   http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2014/VCP%202014%20Church%20Through%20the%20Arts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church as Sanctuary

Rachel McCullough from Sanctuary presented this workshop at VCP 2014 Church happens when Christians build a sense of belonging with the marginalized. This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day Resources: Church as Sanctuary Handout http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2014/VCP%202014%20Church%20as%20Sanctuary.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church in Neighbourhoods in conflict – CANCELLED

This workshop has been cancelled Susan Spicer will present this workshop at VCP 2014 Church happens when a community reaches out to be a neighbour to the stranger. This workshop will be offered on the Saturday Team Day Register today to reserve your place!

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church After A Disaster

Sandhya Reju-Boyd of Brooklyn Jubliee presented this workshop at VCP 2014 via Skype.  Church happens while responding to needs in the community after a natural disaster. This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day   http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2014/VCP%202014%20Church%20After%20A%20Disaster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Pioneering in Third Spaces

Darryl Dash presented Pioneering in Third Spaces as a workshop at VCP 2014.  Pioneer ministries that make disciples seldom do it by accident. The aim of this workshop is to develop a plan which is intentional and adaptive to enable ongoing and transformative discipleship in your context. This workshop was offered Friday morning to those registered […]

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Pioneering in the Workplace

Joe Manafo presented Pioneering in the Workplace as a workshop at VCP 2014. In a missional context, disciplemaking is not a program or event, but arises through organic relationships and organic situations. The aim of this workshop is to learn how disciples are being made relationally, and to develop a plan for deepening relationships in […]

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Pioneering in the Neighbourhood

Jon Osmond presented  Pioneering in the Neighbourhood a workshop at VCP 2014. Fresh Expressions of church can begin at home. The aim of this workshop is to explore the pioneering opportunities and challenges of church planting in the neighbourhood. This workshop was offered Friday afternoon to those registered in Track C: Pioneer Leaders rescheduled from Thursday. Resources: […]

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church at the Shared Table

Mike Moynagh presented Church at the Common Table as a workshop at VCP 2014. Truly developing church for every context will call the church to grow new roots in shared spaces – laundromats, cafes, pubs, daycares and more. This workshop was offered Friday afternoon to those registered in Track B: Congregational & Parish Leaders Resources: PDF […]

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church at the Boardroom Table

Alana Walker Carpenter moderated Church at the Boardroom Table as a workshop at VCP 2014. In our changing context, churches which are committed to making disciples will need to find different ways of helping their congregations share the Gospel in their workplaces. The aim of this workshop is to explore the shape and content of faith […]

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church at the Kitchen Table

Sean Davidson and Nathan Wall presented Third Space – Church in Urban (re)Development as a workshop at VCP 2014. Building home groups that incarnate the Gospel.  The aim of this workshop is to identify and plan for the sacrifices and challenges facing churches serious about using a home-setting to build Gospel-centred communities. This workshop was offered Friday […]

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Church in Urban reDevelopment

Milton Friesen presented Church in Urban (re)Development as a workshop at VCP 2014. Urban growth rate is on the rise in Canada. The aim of this workshop is to explore the broad principles of participating in civic life while using the case study of Mississauga and Calgary for establishing space for churches as urban centres are […]

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Evaluating Fresh Expressions: How Pioneers Thrive

Mike Moynagh presented  Evaluating Fresh Expressions: How Pioneers Thrive as a workshop at VCP 2014. To better identify, encourage and lead pioneers, we will discuss how to evaluate fresh expressions of church to help pioneers thrive. This workshop was offered Friday morning only to those registered in Track A: Bishops and Diocesan Executives  For the purposes […]

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22 NovVCP 2014 Workshop: Encouraging Fresh Expressions: How Pioneers Think

Mike Moynagh presented Encouraging Fresh Expressions: How Pioneers Think as a workshop at VCP 2014. To better identify, encourage and lead pioneers, we will discuss how to encourage fresh expressions as denominational leaders, then using some lessons from complexity theory, we will explore how pioneers think and work. This workshop was offered Thursday only to […]

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15 MayVCP 2013 Plenary 4: Planting Disciple Making Communities

This was the Saturday plenary at VCP 2013 by Bishop Graham Cray Slides: Team Day Plenary (pdf) Saturday: Epilogue (pdf) VCP Recommended Reading (pdf) http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Planting%20Disciple%20Making%20Communities.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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15 MayVCP 2013 Plenary 3: Developing Missional Communities

This was the third plenary at VCP 2013 by Bishop Graham Cray Slides: Developing Missional Communities 3 – BC (pdf) VCP Recommended Reading (pdf) http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Developing%20Missional%20Communities.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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15 MayVCP 2013 Plenary 2: Continuing the Journey

This was the second plenary at VCP 2013 by Bishop Graham Cray Slides: Continuing the Journey 2 – BC (pdf) VCP Recommended Reading (pdf) http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Continuing%20the%20Journey.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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15 MayVCP 2013 Plenary 1: Laying the Foundation

This was the first plenary at VCP 2013  by Bishop Graham Cray Slides: Laying the Foundations 1 – BC (pdf) VCP Recommended Reading (pdf) http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Laying%20the%20Foundation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Disciple Making with Consumers

Led by: Bishop Graham Cray Disciples are called to sacrifice and service – values in conflict with our prevailing culture of consumerism. Bishop Cray explores how we might make disciples in this context.   This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day:   http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Disciple%20Making%20with%20Consumers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Disciple Making with Liturgy

Led by: David Harrison The liturgy is saturated with the Gospel. So how can liturgy be a vehicle of disciple-making?   This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day:   http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Disciple%20Making%20with%20Liturgy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Disciple Making with The Gospels

Led by: Bishop Mark MacDonald What better place to encounter the Gospel and discipleship than in the Gospels themselves? Small group studies on the Gospels are proving an effective way if helping people begin in discipleship.   This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day:   http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Disciple%20Making%20with%20the%20Gospels.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Disciple Making with Children

Led by: Val Michaelson Disciple-making can happen when Christians find ways to form relationships with children and their parents.   This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day:   http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Disciple%20Making%20with%20Children.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Disciple Making with Loving Service

Led by: Kyn Barker Word and action are both part of the Christians witness. Indeed, service often precedes words about faith. How can loving service open doors for making disciples?   This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day. Resources: Disciple Making with Loving Service Slides Disciple Making with Loving Service Handout http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Disciple%20Making%20with%20Loving%20Service.mp3Podcast: Play […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Disciple Making with 1:1 Relationships

Led by: Tim Haughton Jesus discipled people as a crowd, a small group, and one-to-one. Learn how one community has sought to implement discipleship for their community in this way, paying particular attention to how people are helped to become disciples one-to-one, when Christians engage them in personal conversation about life and faith, more often […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Disciple Making with Music

Led by: Martha Tatarnic Music is important in the lives of many families. Some Christians are experimenting with ways to engage families with the Gospel through the medium of music.   This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day. Resources: Disciple Making with Music Slides     http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Disciple%20Making%20with%20Music.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Disciple Making with Technology

Led by: Ryan Sim For an increasing number of people in our world, relationships happen online. Social media and other emerging technologies can help to engage people with the gospel and begin in discipleship. This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day. Resources: Disciple Making and Technology Slides Disciple Making and Technology Handout Links: […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Disciple Making with Short Courses

Led by: John Bowen As knowledge of the Christian faith decreases in or society, more and more churches are finding that short courses which teach the basics of the faith are a good way to engage people with the Gospel and grow disciples.   This workshop was offered on the Saturday Team Day:   http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Disciple%20Making%20with%20Short%20Courses.mp3Podcast: […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Intentional Disciple Making

Led by: Lisa Wang Pioneer ministries that make disciples seldom do it by accident. The aim of this workshop is to develop a plan which is intentional, while being adaptive and sensitive, to enable ongoing and transformative discipleship in your context.   This workshop was offered to those registered in Track C: Pioneer Leaders http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Intentional%20Disciple%20Making.mp3Podcast: […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Relational Disciple Making

Led by: Joe Manafo The aim of this workshop is to learn how disciples are being made relationally, and to develop a plan for helping relationships in your context engage with the process of disciple-making. This workshop was offered to those registered in Track C: Pioneer Leaders Resources: Relational Disciple Making Slides     http://institute.wycliffecollege.ca/resources/vcp2013/Relational%20Disciple%20Making.mp3Podcast: Play […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Sacrificial Disciple Making – A Panel Discussion

Moderated by: Ryan Sim Panelists Include: Nick Brotherwood, Joe Manafo, Jon Osmond, Anne Crosthwait and Jason McKinney Fresh Expressions of church begin with missional listening and loving service. As a result, it normally takes some years before a new Christian community can sustain full-time leadership. The aim of this workshop is to recognize the costly […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Small Groups for Disciple Making

Led by: Sean Davidson Discipleship is not a solitary exercise. Christian communities, both big and small, are vital to sustaining discipleship. The aim of this workshop is to explore one such kind of community—the small group—and to consider both its benefits and its challenges for long-term disciple making.   This workshop was offered to those […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Preaching and Teaching Disciple Making

Led by: Judy Paulsen In our changing context, churches which are committed to making disciples will need to find different ways of communicating the gospel in a variety of settings to a diverse range of audiences. The aim of this workshop is to explore the shape and content of disciple-making today, as well as the […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Reshaping Congregations for Disciple Making

Led by: Harold Percy Disciple making is not a supplemental program for the church, but is at the core of our identity. The aim of this workshop is to identify and plan for the sacrifices and challenges facing churches which want to be serious about disciple making.   This workshop was offered to those registered […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Denominational Structures that Sustain Disciple Making

A shift of emphasis requires a change of structures, many of them having been designed for other contexts. The aim of this workshop is to learn how others have tackled this problem, and what solutions they are discovering, so that our structures can sustain and encourage disciple making over the long haul.

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Leading Denominational Structures in Disciple Making

Led by: Bishop Graham Cray If our denominational structures are reshaped to enable the making of disciples, then the leaders of those structures will themselves need to be engaged in being and making disciples, through their style of leadership, their relationships, their teaching, and their way of life. The aim of this workshop is to encourage […]

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07 JanVCP 2013 Workshop: Reshaping Denominational Structures for Disciple Making

Led by: Bishop Linda Nicholls Disciple making is not a supplemental program for the church, but is at the core of our identity. The aim of this workshop is to identify what sacrifices and challenges face denominational structures which are serious about disciple making.   This workshop was offered to those registered in Track A: […]

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