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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.­



Learning Opportunities
A number of online learning opportunities are available through the Learning Cohorts.  Visit the Learning Opporunities page to see the full list.

Upcoming:

DISAPPEARING EVANGELISM?

Session 1 of 4 Evangelism Master Class
 February 8th, 2022 1:00 PM ET

Presenter: Joel Thiessen, Flourishing Congregations


Leaders:  Dr. James Watson, Corps Health and Planting Consultant, Stephen Court, Major – THQ Evangelism Consultant, Rev. Cid Latty - Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec

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REVITALIZATION PATHWAY


Description: 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:
Feb 22, Mar 8, 22, Apr 5, 19, May 3, 17 1:00 PM ET
Leaders: Major Peter van Duinen, Corps Officer, Dr. James Watson, Corps Health and Planting Consultant

Course Outline

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CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION:
POST QUARANTINE CHURCH


4 Sessions
March 7, 21, Apr 4, 25th, 2022  1:00 PM ET

Topics: Property Assets, Digital Outreach, Change Management, Prayer Priorities
Host: Darlene Stoops, THQ Corps Mission Communications Consultant 
Presenters: TBA

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CORPS & CONFLICT (INTRODUCTION)

Description: Conflict is a natural part of human relationships. How we respond to conflict can create opportunities for growth and new direction. This introduction is designed with congregational leaders in mind.
4 Sessions, bi-weekly
March 9th, 23, Apr 6, 20, 2022  1:00 PM ET
Leader:  Dr. James Watson, Corps Health and Planting Consultant

Course Outline

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NURTURING GENEROUS LIVING
IN A CONSUMER WORLD


Description: This course will provide an overview of how church attenders can be motivated to financially contribute to the mission of the church.  Nurturing a generous culture in a self-centred world and considering various short term and long-term approaches within a Salvation Army context will be explored.

2 Sessions, bi-weekly
March 16th, 30th, 2022 1:00 -  PM ET


Leader: Major Norman Garcia
THQ Generous Living Consultant

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DISCIPLISM

Session 2 of 4 Evangelism Master Class
March 24th, 2022  1:00 PM ET

Leaders:  Dr. James Watson, Corps Health and Planting Consultant, Stephen Court, Major – THQ Evangelism Consultant, Rev. Cid Latty - Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec

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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. 



Congregational Life Cycle

Also available in French:
Cycle de vie de la congregation
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