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Upcoming Events, Courses and Workshops

Emmanuel College supports its alumni and local religious communities with a variety of continuing education programs. To receive our newsletter, e-mail

Jan 17–18 Reconditioned Congregations

Join us for the practice-based training presented by FaithCARE (Faith Communities Affirming Restorative Experiences) re-Conditioned Congregations: Resolving Conflict, Building Community

Please note that this is a multiday event: January 17-18, 2020, 9:00-17:00 (NEW DATES) & April 24-25, 2020, 9:00-17:00 (the cost of the ticket covers all four dates).

General: $600
TST Students: $300
Previously Registered (July 2019 session): $450

By the end of the training you’ll have:

  • an understanding of the philosophy and principles of a restorative approach to creating community;
  • learned how to implement a continuum of practice from informal conversations to formal responses to conflict;
  • identified ways a restorative approach could benefit your faith community;
  • developed an implementation plan for your faith community.

Through a facilitated process, FaithCARE guides and supports participants to build a community’s capacity to embrace change and transition, reflect upon and deal with conflict and harm, and set new directions.

On-Campus Accommodation may be available.

Meals can be purchased in the Burwash Dining Hall, Ned's Cafe (both on campus) or in local Toronto restaurants.


Jan 20 Book Launch: Mission and Migration

Being in Church Community with the book Mission and Migration: The Changing Mission Goals of the United Church of Canada and the Mission of Koreans Within It (An Intercultural Adventure Adventure Part III), Kim-Cragg & Schweitzer

19:00, Monday, January 20, 2020
Knox United Church, 2569 Midland Ave, Scarborough


Rev. Michael Blair, Executive Minister,United Church of Canada
Sheng Ping Guo, PhD Candidate, Emmanuel College
Don Schweitzer, McDougald Professor of Theology, St. Andrew's College
Rev. Irene Ty, Ordained Minister, Westminster United Church, Mississauga

HyeRan Kim-Cragg, Timothy Eaton Memorial Associate Professor of Preaching, Emmanuel College

All are welcome!

Jan 25 Find Your Groove: Discover Your Spiritual Type & Best Practices CANCELLED


Do you yearn for a deeper spiritual connection? Or wonder why your spirituality differs from others?

Discover whether you’re a prophet, sage, lover, or mystic—and what spiritual practices can benefit you.

This workshop will help you discover your spiritual type and the best spiritual practices for your personal practice and communal gatherings. You’ll learn about the four spiritual types and practices that best suit each, plus more about spiritual practices from our panellists from the Aboriginal, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, and Wiccan traditions.

9-9:30 – Registration
9:30-15:30 – Workshop

Chapel (EM319, 3rd Floor)
Our building is fully accessible... enter from Queen's Park... we are steps away from the Museum TTC subway station. Bring your own lunch (or go out for lunch at a local eatery). Bring your own cellphone, tablet or laptop. WiFi will be provided.

Regular - $110
TST Students - $60

Workshop Facilitators
Miriam Frey has a D. Min. from the Toronto School of Theology, training as a supervisor in spiritual direction from Regis College, and a spiritual direction certificate from Ontario Jubilee. She has taught sessional courses on spirituality and spiritual direction at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo and Huron University College in London. She led the leadership team for Spiritual Directors of Ontario (SDO) for 15 years and was recently the Canadian regional coordinator for Spiritual Directors International. She loves to teach adults interested in spiritual self-awareness and transformation.

Noelle Boughton is a writer, editor, and communications advisor who also has a spiritual direction certificate from the Ontario Jubilee program. She’s been part of the leadership team planning SDO conferences and also led workshops using writing and art as spiritual practices at Emmanuel and various conferences and events. She has started spirituality groups and led several congregational inter-faith initiatives. She is passionate about opening up the spiritual doors of understanding, especially in our multi-faith communities.

Feb 25 Ministering to Youth Workshops


Ministry to young people has a critical role within the church. Recognizing the need for theological vision, practical tools, and relational support for youth workers, Emmanuel College and the Centre for Religion and Its Contexts is hosting a monthly discussion on youth ministry.

Join doctoral candidate Leanne Ketcham and youth workers from across the GTA for a time of continuing education, reflection, and prayer.

This opportunity is open to clergy and laity who minister to youth. Over the course of January-April 2020, we will be reading, Faith Formation in a Secular Age by Andrew Root, a leading scholar in youth ministry and practical theology.

February 25, March 24, April 21
EM107, snacks at 17:00, discussion from 17:30-19:00!