Prayer Cycles

Diocesan Prayer Cycle May 1 – August 31, 2017 WORD / PDF Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer Searchable Version (includes lectionary) Council of the North Prayer Cycle (scroll down under Resources)  

Budget, Canons, Handbooks and Policies

Budget 2017 Budget 2017 Canons The Act of Incorporation, Constitution and Canons for the Synod of the Diocese of Edmonton (updated after the 64th Synod) can be downloaded here. Refugee Sponsorship Refugee_Sponsorship_ Handbook Refugee Sponsorship Quick Reference Overview Treasurer’s Handbook  Treasurers Handbook 2017 Parish Warden’s Handbook Warden’s Handbook What is a Church Warden? Duties of […]


Bible in the Life of the Church

A world-wide Bible study, formed by regional groups across the Communion, became the Bible in the Life of the Church project. Within the Edmonton diocese, the Rev. Dr. Myron Penner, Christ Church Associate Priest, was asked to lead a study group to provide a western Canadian voice within the Northing American Regional Group. The resulting report, Deep Engagement-Fresh Discovery, and its many resources can be found here.

Congregational Growth and Development: Books & References

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Whitney, Diana Kaplin and Amanda Trosten-Bloom. 2010. The power of appreciative inquiry : A practical guide to positive change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Whitney, Diana Kaplin, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, and Kae Rader. 2010. Appreciative leadership : Focus on what works to drive winning performance and build a thriving organization. New York: McGraw-Hill.   Community Organizing […]

VCC 2013

Vital Church Conference 2013

February 5th – 7th 2013 Christian leaders from a wide range of traditions gathered for our third Vital Church Conference. The conference was an opportunity to meet and worship together and to learn from pioneers in ministry how God is at work leading and building up His Church. This year the conference was all about “Being Disciples”. Vital Churches are communities of disciples: people following Christ together. Building up and making disciples is an essential part of revitalizing ministries and establishing new communities.

The Vital Church Conference engaged Christian leaders as we explored new ways, relevant to today’s culture, to live out Jesus’ command to go and make disciples.

Keynote Addresses