Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love

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Toronto, ON M5B 2C7


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You’re invited to Grace Toronto Church's first counselling skills workshop! "Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love" is a training designed to equip lay people with basic counselling skills to walk with one another as shepherds, mentors, and friends.

We know that although there is much need for the Church to be equipped to walk with one another in this “already-not-yet” period, this is not always a straightforward endeavour. The desire is there, but sometimes we can feel as though we lack the tools to truly speak into the lives of those with whom we walk.

This conference will be packed with biblically-based truths, insights, and practices to prepare us to care for and minister to one another in truth and in love. It is our hope that this conference will provide you with a rich gospel-centred introduction to how we can best care for one another as shepherds, mentors, and friends.

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Date: March 23, 2019

Location: Grace Toronto Church at Old St. Andrew

Start time: 10:00AM

End time: 3:00PM


10:00 - 10:05 am: Welcome

10:05 - 10:55 am: Biblical Foundation of Personal Ministry

10:55 - 11:10 am: Break

11:10 - 12:00 pm: How People Cange

12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 - 1:50 pm: Relationship and Conflict

1:50 - 2:00 pm: Break

2:00 - 2:50 pm: Practical Methods and Techniques

2:50 - 3:00 pm: Wrap-up

About the Sessions:

Biblical Foundations of Personal Ministry - Brian Munnings

Our culture has outsourced our role to comfort, support, exhort and admonish to professionals, but the Bible has a fuller and more hopeful perspective. Brian Munnings will be speaking on the biblical basis for personal ministry as disciples and disciplers of Jesus Christ.

How People Change - Ali Duyck

Change comes slowly and often with many starts and stops. Ali Duyck will unpack the circumstances necessary for people to feel ready to change, including the different stages of change.

Conflict in Relationships - Elizabeth James

Liz James will examine relationship breakdown and the ways in which this may be a problem of worship. She will provide advice on how we can encourage each other towards a right view of others and of God, leading ultimately to forgiveness and reconciliation.

Practical Methods to be used in Personal Ministry - Ali Duyck and Elizabeth James

Ali Duyck and Liz James will cover a variety of practical tools necessary for facing difficult situations including: active listening and effective question-asking, guiding others to challenge their unhealthy thoughts, providing information on the best way to respond to suicidal ideation, and how to help those with more severe forms of mental illness access care they need.

Speaker Bios:

Brian Munnings spent four years as a counsellor at the Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) after graduating from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 2011. He founded Toronto Biblical Counselling Centre, a counselling center for Christians in the heart of the city. He brings with him an excellent skill set and rich theological framework through which to help Christians find their way in difficult times.

Elizabeth James holds an M.Div in Clinical Counselling and is a Registered Psychotherapist. She is passionate about the integration of Christian faith and psychology. She follows the teachings of Ed Welch, Paul David Tripp and Timothy Lane from CCEF and practices out of a gospel-centered lens in her Christian Counselling practice.

Ali Duyck holds a Masters of Social Work and works with youth and their families at a renowned mental health facility in Toronto called Youthdale. Ali has been working in the mental health field for many years and brings with her excellent clinical knowledge and experience.

Other important information:

Childcare will be provided; however, if you require childcare, the registration deadline is March 11, 2019.

Lunch is included. During lunch, parents will pick up their kids for lunch from childcare. After lunch, parents will check them back in at 12:50pm.

Early registration discount ends March 4th.

Last day to register is March 18th.

Paid street parking is available.

For more information or questions, please contact Sue MacDonald at sue@gracetoronto.ca

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