Outreach Canada

— Description: Outreach Canada is an evangelical-oriented mission organization, focused on strengthening churches and communities across Canada. With a mandate to come alongside local church leaders, mission agencies, denominations, and churches, Outreach Canada actively assists them to be more effectual in their ministries, and more intentional in the provision of services to their respective congregations and communities. — Keywords: Christian ministry,  missions — External Links: http://outreach.ca

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Anglican Resources for Multicultural Sunday

— Description: Designating and celebrating the Feast of Pentecost as a Multicultural Sunday allows the Anglican Diocese of Toronto to embody a vision to recognize the value of diversity in building communities of hope and compassion as expressed in Ephesians 2:19: So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. It is our hope that these parish resources will help reflect and act on what it means to be a multicultural church. — Keywords: church planting, Christian ministry, newcomers, missions, immigrant services, multicultural, social justice, new Canadians, immigrant, foreigner, alien, migrant, intercultural, diversity, cross-cultural, missional, commission, church development, worship, church, evangelism — External Links: http://www.toronto.anglican.ca/parish-life/diversity-resources

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MissionGTA

— Vision: To see the Kingdom of God impact every sphere of society by facilitating unity in the body of Christ across the Greater Toronto Area. Our strategy is simple: (1) identify the key indicators of a transformed city and establish and monitor benchmarks for each of these indicators, and (2) facilitate unity in body of Christ across the Greater Toronto Area by… Connecting various groups who are already causing a transformational impact in the different spheres of society as identified by the key indicators, and where such groups do not exist encourage their formation. Providing representative leaders of the different geographical communities of the GTA with opportunities for interaction, prayer and strategy formation. Providing representative leaders of the different diaspora communities of the GTA with opportunities for interaction, prayer and strategy formation. Mobilizing unified intercession across the GTA. Providing the Body of Christ with opportunities for regional prayer gatherings, including City Hall Prayer, Prayer Summits and Global Day of Prayer Encouraging the creation of a communication hub for all Christian activity in the GTA. — Keywords: Christian Ministry, strategy formation, GTA, Toronto, diaspora, urban ministry — http://www.missiongta.com

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Cultural intelligence: improving your CQ to engage our multicultural world

— Description: From Amazon.com Twenty-first-century society is diverse, and Christians must be able to understand other cultures and communicate effectively between and among them. Following up on the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers, this new addition to the Youth, Family, and Culture series explores the much-needed skill of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the ability to work effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultures. While rooted in sound, scholarly research, Cultural Intelligence is highly practical and accessible to general readers. It will benefit students as well as guide ministry leaders interested in increasing their cultural awareness and sensitivity. Packed with assessment tools, simulations, case studies, and exercises, Cultural Intelligence will help transform individuals and organizations into effective intercultural communicators of the gospel. — Keywords: Cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural intelligence, development, intercultural training, evangelism, cross-cultural, intercultural, Training, Christian Ministry, cultural competence — External Links:

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Important Issues For The Church In Canada To Become Missional

By Glenn Smith — Description: Glenn Smith of Christian Direction discusses the need to think contextually when conducting urban ministry in Canada. — Keywords: Church Planting, Christian Ministry, Missions, Training, missional, missiology, church development, development, education, worship, church, evangelism — Link to Article

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