Items relating to Leadership development in BC Conference

Church Amalgamation for New Life

Start Date: 
Apr 8 2017 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Workshop at Crossroads United Church, Delta.

$50 per person or $175 for 4 or more.  Includes lunch.

Register here!

If your congregation is considering partnerships with other congregations or denominations, there are no shortage of questions. What is the best model for our context? What financial information should we be aware of? How do we co-create a new vision together?

This workshop is for congregation members and their leadership teams to come together and learn from real-life examples of partnership. You will leave with a good understanding of the various models for partnership, processes and issues to work through, and inspiration on how to thrive in your new form.

Read about the workshop and the workshop leader David Raymond on the Leadershift website.

Registration also available by calling Brenda Wolff, at the BC Conference office - 604-431-0434, ext. 308.

M&P 101 Training workshop West Vancouver

Start Date: 
Apr 1 2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

M&P 101 Training workshop - St. David's United Church

with Conference Minister Marc Coulombe

M&P 101
The role of the M&P Committee
The M&P Committee and the Church Board/Council

M&P Committee Members, Board or Council members or anyone who is interested!



Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

St. David's United Church
1525 Taylor Way
West Vancouver, BC V7S 1N5

Free! Lunch will be served, suggested donation $15 per person.

Registration available here.  Please register so we can set up enough chairs, print enough materials and order enough lunch!

Stay tuned for details about same workshop in Fraser/Westminster Presbyteries.

External Organizational Audit completed in 2016

Every three years the BC Conference Executive hires an independent “auditor” to look at the whole work of BC Conference (not just its finances). The goal is to make sure the work being done is following the purposes and goals of the Conference and is being done in an effective and efficient manner.

In 2016 the well-known church governance “guru”, Dan Hotchkiss, carried out the review. Since receiving his report in November the Conference Executive has been discussing it and exploring ways of following up on its recommendations.

His findings and recommendations can be read here.

Candidacy and Admission Board interviews

Start Date: 
May 4 2017 (All day)

Next Candidacy and Admission Board interviews are May 4, 2017.

DEADLINE for interview request is March 26, 2017.  Please complete this form to request an interview.




INSPIRE Conference 2017

Start Date: 
Apr 28 2017 - 9:00am - Apr 29 2017 - 9:00pm

Come and gather at our second annual Ecumenical INSPIRE Conference!

Registration is open! Full details on the INSPIRE website.

Conference takes place at St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, April 28-29, 2017



Two focus groups with workshops and keynote speakers for both:
Contemplative Justice Ministry and Ministry with Children, Youth and Young Adults

Education, community and ministry to Leaders of Children, Youth, Young Adults and Families!
Connection, education and community building for the Ministry of Contemplative Justice in Faith Communities!

Creative Collaboration; A Way Forward

Start Date: 
Mar 11 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm



























LeaderShift changes leadership

The LeaderShift program which has been led by Keith Howard and Treena Duncan has now shifted its own leadership.

Treena is now the Director for LeaderShift. Keith, as he gently enters retirement, lets go of many of his responsibilities but continues to do some part-time contract work on research and social media related to LeaderShift.

Starting January 1 Rhian Walker has been hired half-time to work alongside Treena planning LeaderShift events. She and Treena will also spend the next six months preparing a longer range plan for the future of LeaderShift.

It is widely recognized that the training and support of good leadership is central to helping our church move into the future. BC Conference remains committed to this work even as it, too, changes.

M&P 101 Training workshop Vancouver

Start Date: 
Nov 19 2016 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

BC Conference is hosting M&P 101 training workshops in November. These workshops are for M&P Committee Members, Board or Council members or anyone who is interested! You may attend either workshop, the same material will be covered.

The workshop is free, with an option to purchase lunch. Please register so we make enough copies of the information packages, and set up enough chairs!



Saturday, November 19, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver.
With Marc Coulombe, Conference Minister for Vancouver-Burrard and Vancouver South Presbyteries
Click here to register.

Toronto Conference announcement regarding their decision on Greta Vosper

Toronto Conference has made an announcement regarding their decision on United Church minister, Greta Vosper. To read it, please go to the Toronto Conference website.

Please read the letter from Moderator Jordan Cantwell, Disagreeing in Love, which is now on the national United Church website, explaining how the church wants to be a “an open and inclusive community that believes in God.”


Start Date: 
Nov 11 2016 (All day) - Nov 14 2016 (All day)

Rest and renew in the wonder of the natural world.

Evolve is an annual gathering of BC Conference United Church Youth, Young Adults and Leaders to form community, explore our faith and have fun! This year’s Evolve will find all ages: Junior Youth (grade 7-9), Senior Youth (grade 10-12), Young Adults (18-25), Youth Leaders and Elders all gathered together at one event. Planning for the event is underway and we are all very excited!

This year's event runs November 11 to November 14, costs $320.00 and includes transportation from anywhere in the province.

Follow us on Twitter for more regular updates and check who else is coming on our Facebook page!

If you require financial assistance, check out the Imagine Fund!

Registration is now open on the Evolve website.

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