Upcoming Events

Oct 28-Nov 18, 2020
Transform Online Course

To help congregational leaders develop the tools needed to navigate through a quickly changing world and to design a ministry that transforms lives, a 4-week course is being offered online this fall. This exciting new course is being hosted by Rick Morse, co-creator of the New Beginnings process and author of Making a Congregational Plan that Makes Sense. The course will help participants to imagine what it means to faithfully respond to and invite others into God’s mission in this time. Below are the conference details.

When: Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern), October 28 to November 18, 2020.

Week 1 - October 28, 1-4 pm EST
Change your questions, change your church
How leaders unintentionally set up the church to resist change

Week 2 – November 4, 1-4 pm EST
What does transformational leadership look like?
Moving the congregation from transactional leadership to transformation

Week 3 – November 11, 1-4 pm EST
Developing churches that transform lives and communities
What does it mean to be missional?

Week 4 – November 18, 1-4 pm EST
Celebrating transforming congregations
Courageous congregations that make a difference

We are encouraging teams of leaders from each congregation to attend. Registrations costs are:
Individual registration - $60
Team of two - $70
Team of three - $80
Team of four - $90
Team of five or more - $100

You can register at: https://presbyterian.ca/transform-conference/
Saturday, September 26, 2020
First ever Zoom conference of the Canadian Society of Presbyterian History

Greetings to Presbytery from the Canadian Society of Presbyterian History!

Please accept our annual notice to presbyteries about the historic annual conference of the Canadian Society of Presbyterian History that will take place via Zoom for the first time in the Society’s 45-year history on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 12 noon E.S.T.

We are an organization that meets for a one-day annual conference to listen to Papers presented by researchers on topics related to Presbyterian history. These Papers are printed and distributed to our members within the year after they are presented.

As Secretary of the Canadian Society of Presbyterian History, I am sending you an outline of the topics that will be presented at this year’s annual conference. I am asking you to consider forwarding this information to members of your presbytery in the event that any member or adherent of a local congregation would like to join us via Zoom.

In order to participate in this year’s conference, the membership fee ($30) must be received by Mr. Sid Castle, Treasurer by Monday, September 21. Sid’s address is included below. The link and the password for the conference will be emailed to you.

Livestream of past conferences is available via this link: https://csph.ca/annual-conference/

Also, if I may ask you for another favour? Please inform members of presbytery that any individual interested in receiving emails from the Society (only 2-3 per year, mostly to notify about the upcoming annual conference), is welcome to subscribe by emailing with the word “subscribe” in the subject line to: secretary@csph.ca . There is no charge for being added as a subscriber to our electronic mailing list.

Thank you for your consideration.


Ian Mason, Secretary
email: secretary@csph.ca
facebook: CSPH – Canadian Society of Presbyterian History

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