National Events (and Upcoming Programs)
United in Learning offers convenient education opportunities for church leaders, brought to you by The United Church of Canada. Whether you're clergy or lay, whether you have years of experience under your belt, or you've just joined your first committee, we have ways to connect you with like-minded people across the country to help make your church more vibrant, exciting, and alive.
Take some time to browse this website. Have a look at the programs we're offering and see if there's a good fit for you or your church members. If you have suggestions for programs we're not offering yet, we'd love to hear from you!
How to enroll
Scroll through our catalogs, or use the search function at the top right of every CHURCHx page, to find the program you want. Click on “Click to view details” for the course/program that interests you.
Some of our programs are free; others have a modest tuition fee. Either way, you’ll find an “Enrol now” button at the bottom of every details page.
If you’ve already joined CHURCHx, you’ll be prompted to login; if you haven’t, you’ll be prompted to create a username and password for yourself. The username can only use lower case letters and numerals. Save those credentials! You’ll need them every time you come back to access your course materials.
How to find your course/program materials
Course/program materials are stored on a web-page at CHURCHx which you can access once you’ve enrolled. If your program includes live Zoom meetings, the link will be there too.
- Navigate to churchx.ca
- Use the “Member Login” button at the top right of the screen, and enter your username and password. If all goes well, you’ll end up at your Dashboard. If it doesn’t, you’ll see the front page of the website, highlighting the current “featured classes”
- From your Dashboard, scroll through the list of courses you’re enrolled in to find the one you want and click on its title.
These courses meet the requirements for mandatory training in the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy and Procedures, for Ministry Personnel, Candidates, and Licensed Lay Worship Leaders. The programs will also address the Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Prevention & Response Policy, and the Ethical Standards and Standards of Practice for Ministry Personnel.
Working toward racial justice in church and society is a life-long "heart" journey. We are all—people of every colour and cultural background—touched by the sin of racism, although in different ways. Together we must continue to learn from each other, with each other, and with the Spirit, so that we continue to break down barriers and build right relationship and just institutions.
Licensed Lay Worship Leader Training
A program of Canadian Shield Regional Council of The United Church of Canada, hosted nationally by United in Learning in order to equip non-ordained persons with the skills they need to be licensed to lead worship in United churches.
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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.
Placing Ourselves in Colonialism
A 4-session workshop for settlers and newcomers to explore our histories and stories. Where do we connect with the forces of colonization? What are our responsibilities to the places where we have “settled” and the people whose lives that has impacted? Where does this lead us in our discipleship?
This series, which includes a panel discussion, a book study, and your own research (we’ll help!) and sharing, is inspired by the work of Elaine Enns and Ched Myers (authors of Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization). It will also feature Chinook Winds Indigenous Minister Rev. Tony Snow, United Church of Canada Anti-Racism and Equity Lead Adele Halliday, and United Church of Canada Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice Animator Sara Stratton.
While there is one registration form for the the full series, you may choose to attend only some of the individual sessions."
Zoom Sessions: 8 hours total