Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century


DS601 – Anglican Mission and Ministry

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There is a contradiction lurking at the centre of congregational life: neglect ministry to members, and clergy are written off as uncaring, neglect mission to the world, and churches are written off as irrelevant. Responding to the demands of ministry and the call to mission is an ongoing tension for clergy and congregations. Keeping those tensions strong is the key to keeping congregations healthy, keeping clergy leadership lively, and resolving the contradiction. We’ll identify these dynamics in congregations, and envision how the tensions can become life-giving for the leader and the congregation as they proclaim and enact God’s imminent kingdom.

Pre-requisites: PT500 or PT551

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