Anglican Diocese of Toronto Church Planting Canada

Church Planting In terms of the Great Commission, we have a Christian duty to share Christ with the world. That duty involves the sacrament of baptism and the Christian process of discipleship within worshipping and gathered Christian communities. It is in this sense that we stand within a historical Church that has found its expression in locally gathered communities of faith who find their local vocation in mission and ministry. Within the context of the Diocese of Toronto that Commission is presently expressed in a number of key ways that are directly related to the changing demographics of our Diocesan context. Firstly we find ourselves with mushrooming suburbs that have an increasing need for new worshipping communities and appropriate facilities to meet that need. Secondly, we are experiencing urban regeneration in a post-Christian context where there are large numbers of un-churched people who are seeking a connection with dynamic and welcoming faith communities that provide them with the space to explore their own spirituality in a contemporary form that is historically rooted. Thirdly, the shifting demographics of both our urban and rural contexts requires a re-envision of our existing worshipping communities in a way that builds new and sustainable churches

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Foundations in Missional Ministry & Church Leadership Diploma

At the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre — Description: Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre’s Foundations in Missional Ministry & Church Leadership Diploma, was introduced in October 2010. One of the exciting developments in contemporary church planting in the Canadian context is the growth of immigrant churches in urban cities like Toronto. As God continues to bring Spirit-filled Christians from the non-western world to Canada, we can expect to see the exciting new church-planting models, which do not fit the typical Canadian paradigm. One of the challenges facing immigrant church leaders, is how to find training that is accessible, affordable, and recognized for credentialing leaders to serve in pastoral ministry within their church affiliation. The Foundations in Missional Ministry & Church Leadership will train immigrant church leaders to be certified by the denominations partnering with the TIM Centre. The Diaspora Leaders training has two distinct dimensions. First, there will be basic foundation courses related to Bible Interpretation, OT-NT Survey, Basic Bible Doctrines, and Introduction to Pastoral Ministry. Second, the missional courses will be part of the Forge –Toronto “ethos”. For more information on the ethos, see the core values tab. For more information on the courses, see the curriculum tab. Download the

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Cedar Springs Outreach to Refugees and International Students

By Almaz Gemechu — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a total of 414 people attend the tour. We had a total of 225 organizations represented in the five cities (including churches). Approximately 100 of those were churches; most of the remaining 125 were mission organizations although some of them were colleges/seminaries. We met with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders at this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students. A Case Study provided from the 2014 Missio Nexus tour in Toronto, Ontario.” — Keywords: Missio Nexus, new Canadians, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, international student, intercultural, diversity, cross-cultural, missional, missiology, diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, commission, global, ethnic profiles, country profiles, language, church development, immigrant churches, evangelism, church, worship — Additional Links: https://missionexus.org

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Cherrydale Baptist Church Ministry to Immigrants

By Ed Grudier — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a total of 414 people attend the tour. We had a total of 225 organizations represented in the five cities (including churches). Approximately 100 of those were churches; most of the remaining 125 were mission organizations although some of them were colleges/seminaries. We met with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders at this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students. A Case Study provided from the 2014 Missio Nexus tour in Toronto, Ontario.” — Keywords: Missio Nexus, new Canadians, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, international student, intercultural, diversity, cross-cultural, missional, missiology, diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, commission, global, ethnic profiles, country profiles, language, church development, immigrant churches, evangelism, church, worship — Additional Links: https://missionexus.org

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Embrace Catoctin: Ministry to Students and Their Families

By Howard Levin — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a total of 414 people attend the tour. We had a total of 225 organizations represented in the five cities (including churches). Approximately 100 of those were churches; most of the remaining 125 were mission organizations although some of them were colleges/seminaries. We met with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders at this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students. A Case Study provided from the 2014 Missio Nexus tour in Toronto, Ontario.” — Keywords: Missio Nexus, new Canadians, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, international student, intercultural, diversity, cross-cultural, missional, missiology, diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, commission, global, ethnic profiles, country profiles, language, evangelism, church, worship — Additional Links: https://missionexus.org

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Not Forgotten International: Ministry to North African Refugees

By Janet Lenz — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a total of 414 people attend the tour. We had a total of 225 organizations represented in the five cities (including churches). Approximately 100 of those were churches; most of the remaining 125 were mission organizations although some of them were colleges/seminaries. We met with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders at this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students. A Case Study provided from the 2014 Missio Nexus tour in Toronto, Ontario.” — Keywords: Missio Nexus, ethnic profiles, country profiles, language, church development, immigrant churches, diversity, cross-cultural, intercultural, alien, sojourner, foreigner, migrant, diaspora, displaced, missional, missiology, evangelism, church, worship — Additional Links: https://missionexus.org

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Svetmiru Ministry to Russian-Speaking Immigrants

By Lisa Pak — Abstract: How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014 by Missio Nexus. From their website: “We had a total of 414 people attend the tour. We had a total of 225 organizations represented in the five cities (including churches). Approximately 100 of those were churches; most of the remaining 125 were mission organizations although some of them were colleges/seminaries. We met with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders at this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students. A Case Study provided from the 2014 Missio Nexus tour in Toronto, Ontario.” — Keywords: Missio Nexus, new Canadians, immigrant, refugee, foreigner, sojourner, alien, migrant, migrant worker, temporary worker, international student, intercultural, diversity, cross-cultural, missional, missiology, diaspora, displaced, gateway cities, commission, global, ethnic profiles, country profiles, language, church development, immigrant churches, evangelism, church, worship, Russian — Additional Links: https://missionexus.org

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The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration

The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration is a national research project conducted across Canada by the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in five cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Moncton and Halifax) and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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