Welcome to the Corps Revitalization page! Revitalization means many different things to many different congregations. For some corps it means exploring a new area of ministry, for others it means reexamining all of congregational life in order to intentionally step into a preferable future. In general it should result in spiritual renewal and a new engagement in mission to the surrounding community and the world.
Fortunately there are many different resources available and James Watson is available for conversation about your situation and helpful options.
New Leaf Network has an interesting selection of podcasts - www.newleafnetwork.ca/podcasts/
A number of online learning opportunities are available through the Learning Cohorts. Visit the website to find course listing and descriptions.
Great to learn about Josiah Henson's life - Award-winning Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site
- There is something to be said for the #WestJetClassic experience. A lot of fun.
Corps Health Assessment Tools -
Salvationists: Learning Cohorts 2019 - check them out and register now.
Post-publication Reflections: The Soul of the City: Mapping the Spiritual Geography of Eleven Canadian Cities
Design Shop – Surrey, BC – February 1 & 2, 2019
COOL TOOL | Planning Prototypes and Testing
Design Shop – Etobicoke, ON – January 18 & 19, 2019. Registration deadline: January 14.
The quiet before the Christmas luncheon...
A definition of the problem: certain attempts at relevance may undermine faithfulness. How do we avoid jumping the shark in our desire for innovation?
Congregational Life Cycle
A short guide to doing a congregational lifecycle assessment has been developed that is available as a pdf. This guide provides an overview as well as a list of more detailed resources. Download: Congregational Life Cycle Assessment (pdf)
James Watson, Consultant for Church Planting and Congregational Revitalization, is available for more information about the congregational lifecycle or to receive support for facilitation of an assessment to start a congregational conversation.
This graphic demonstrations the different stages in a corps life cycle.
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