EDGE began in 2011 as a three-year project focused on developing new and renewing ministries across the United Church of Canada. In 2014, it was integrated into the periphery of the United Church of Canada's Church in Mission unit of the General Council Offices. Now, it is a living web of new and renewing ministries and leaders in the power of the Spirit, following Christ, and embracing God's mission in the world.
We work with congregations, presbyteries, conferences, regional councils, and ministries across Canada in new and renewing ministry, property, and innovation.
For more information about EDGE, visit our website.
Are you a curious person? Whether you're in ministry, lay ministry, church administration, or you just enjoy being present for Sunday services, a mindset of curiosity is a powerful one for communities of faith in challenging times.
Harness the full power of online learning as you join your colleagues on Zoom to listen to new ideas, share your opinions and hear what others think, and discuss topics relevant to your work and ministry. Let's find ways to meet the challenges of the day, support each other in the work, and move forward in new ways - together!
EDGE's Signposts are independent learning opportunities for communities of faith ready to take a change journey, beginning with the first step of assessing your situation and articulating your story and culminating with a review of your changed ecosystem and framework for visioning the future. Look to the 8-part Signpost Series for assistance with (bolded titles currently available): Finding Your Place on the Map, Getting Ready for the Journey, Travelling Companions, Innovation Cohort, Marketing and Communications, Building Sustainability, , Future Directions, and Emergency Toolkit. Flexible, economical, and well-supported by other EDGE offerings, Signposts are perfect for communities of faith looking for a new direction!
Join preacher, researcher and revitalist Clara King for a 3-session Zoom exploration of new ways to lead adaptively with skills you already have. You'll learn about the six core competencies of leadership, how you can understand and change the organizational culture of your congregation, and how conflict is a leadership resource you can steward, and come away with usable practices to reinvigorate your day-to-day leadership journey.
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Browse the course catalog at any time. These courses are created by our ecumenical partners. The platform integrates written content, video instruction, and individual reflection to allow you the freedom to study at your own pace, when and where you choose. These courses are intended for self-study, continuing education, and professional development.
Idea Days 2023
Are you excited about an idea that you've got for your community of faith? EDGE's online Idea Days are a free opportunity to practice talking about your idea to other people and to hear feedback, and to give feedback to others about their ideas. Sign up once to attend all eleven monthly Idea Days in 2023, starting in January.
Zoom Meeting: 1 hour