A shared learning and prayer group for people who are engaged in corps revitalization.Presenter:Dr. James Watson, Corps Health and Planting Consultant Time Mar 29, 2023 Apr 26, 2023 May 31, 2023 Jun 28, 2023 Jul 26, 2023 Aug 30, 2023 Sep 27, 2023 Oct 25, 2023 REGISTERRead More
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.
A number of online learning opportunities are available through the Learning Cohorts. Visit the Learning Opporunities page to see the full list.
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.
Also available in French:
Revitalization Pathway REGISTER The path to congregational health and mission effectiveness is unique to each corps but there are phases which can be identified. Imagining the steps to take can reduce strain on the leaders and congregants and allow identification of milestones on the journey. 7 Sessions February 22, 2023 March 08, 2023 MayRead More
The Post Quarantine ChurchCorps Mission Resource Department Ministry Resources
A great read. Thought-provoking questions. Engage your leadership team in some serious strategy thinking around these six challenges.Read More
Virtual Ministry 2020
#stillopen #stillservingCorps Mission Resource Ministry Resources
Here is what we discovered looking at 2020 SAMIS statistics.70% Recent statistics show that 70% of corps in the Canada and Bermuda Territory conducted virtual Sunday Worship in 2020."And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’sRead More
Corps Mission Resource
Multi-role ministry and the flourishing congregation:
A thoughtful, insightful review of #Tentmakers
What are we learning about “Tentmakers” in Canada?