Mission-focused Performance management with Susan Beaumont

Start Date: 
Nov 15 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

At the heart of any faith community is mission, not tasks. Yet so often we aren’t sure how to tie the performance of staff and volunteers to mission instead of output. In this one day workshop get the tools and vision to lead staff and volunteers in a way that supports mission and generates excitement and passion.

Author, Alban consultant and spiritual director Susan Beaumont brings decades of experience working with churches of all sizes to create teams that understand their purpose and how they will be evaluated for their work. Help your team reach its full potential so it can best serve God’s mission in your community.

Northwood United Church, 8855-156th Street, Surrey, BC

COST: $150 for one day, or $225 for both this workshop and the Adaptive Change workshop.

See the Leadershift website for information about all workshops.

To register, click here.

Questions? Contact leadershiftinfo [at] gmail [dot] com (Rhian Walker).

Adaptive Change: Leading through change with Susan Beaumont

Start Date: 
Nov 14 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Have you have ever struggled with a problem that will not go away? The solutions may often seem obvious, such as the need for a new approach or tool, a different process, or better communication. Yet you seem to face unexpected resistance to these seemingly “obvious” fixes or the problem stubbornly persists. You may be facing an adaptive challenge.

Back by popular demand, this introductory course helps you identify and make progress on a leadership challenge in your own life. Author, Alban Institute consultant and spiritual director Susan Beaumont works with church leaders to evolve to a new model of leadership that better responds to the changing context of our time.

Northwood United Church, 8855-156th Street, Surrey, BC

COST: $150 for one day, $225 if you take Adaptive Change AND Mission-based team performance

To register, click here. 

Questions? Contact leadershiftinfo [at] gmail [dot] com (Rhian Walker).

Naramata to reduce its 23-acre footprint

May 18, 2017

Over the next few years, Naramata Centre will sell a portion of its 23 acres in the heart of Naramata village. The Centre's Board of Directors arrived at some difficult, but necessary, decisions this spring and presented the plans to Society members this month.

Naramata Centre Society Board Chair, Doug Wollard, says "We believe by creating a smaller footprint we can operate in a way that fits the demand in today's world. Having fewer acres will require less maintenance, and will better fit our registration requirements as the Centre no longer hosts large conferences."

Read the full press release. More information on future plans are here in the Centre's newest newsletter.

Imagine Children's Retreat

Start Date: 
Feb 17 2017 - 4:00pm - Feb 19 2017 - 12:30pm

February 17 - 19 2017 at Stillwood Retreat Centre in the Columbia Valley (near Cultus Lake).

This retreat begins at 4 pm on Friday.
If your child travels on our chartered bus the pick up time in the lower mainland will be approximately between 2 - 3 pm.
There are several school districts in lower mainland that have a Non-Instructional day on February 17.
For those districts who do have instruction on February 17 we understand that some children may have to miss a couple hours of school.

This retreat is supported by the United Church of Canada BC Conference, lower mainland presbyteries and congregations, and is open to ALL children ages 8 - 11. We hope you will join us!

?Additional information is on the Imagine Children's Retreat website.

M&P 101 Training workshop Abbotsford

Start Date: 
Nov 26 2016 - 9:30am - 3:30pm

BC Conference is hosting 2 separate M&P 101 training workshops in November. These workshops are for M&P Committee Members, Board or Council members or anyone who is interested! You may attend either workshop, the same material will be covered.

The workshop is free, with an option to purchase lunch. Please register so we make enough copies of the information packages, and set up enough chairs!



Saturday, November 26, 9:30 – 3:30 pm
Where: Gladwin Heights United Church, 3474 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
With Kathy Davies, Conference Minister for Fraser and Westminster Presbyteries
Click here to register.


Conference Minister of Native Ministries, Patricia Vickers, will be visiting the communities of Prince Rupert Presbytery starting January 2015: Lax Kwalaams: January 4th-6th; Hartley Bay: Cancelled due to the loss of leader and community member, Bob Hill.  Services will be in Prince Rupert at First United Church on January 24th, 2015; Skidegate: January 12th & 13th;Prince Rupert: 8th-14th; Terrace: January 15th-18th; Kitimaat Village: January 19th; Gitsegukla: January 20th & 21st; Kispiox: January 22nd & 23rd.

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