CADRE: a group of people specially trained for a particular purpose.

Our desire with CADRE is to create an experience where anyone in their faith journey can gather for relevant teaching and discussion to help them grow in their own journey of discipleship. 

 

FALL 2021 CLASSES

REGISTRATION FOR THESE CLASSES IS NOW OPEN!

 

1. THE PROBLEM OF JESUS (9 weeks)

Date: October 3 - December 12 (no classes on Oct. 10 & Oct. 31)
Place: IN-PERSON (subject to change for COVID protocols/AHS guidelines)
Time: 6:30-8pm
Cost: $20

From demons in his house to miracles. From why we all lie to the end of the world. From how to beat temptation to what Heaven, Hell, and the purpose of our lives really are. Author and pastor Mark Clark says that the scandal of Jesus is that he talked about all of these things and what they have to do with us and yet we ignore him. It is time for that to end.

The Problem of Jesus is an exploration of the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth: his parables, his miracles, his controversial call to discipleship, politics, and challenge to love God above everything else in the world, his seemingly insane claim to be God, and what his death and resurrection actually mean if they did in fact happen - and what it all has to do with our lives. 

In this 9-session study, Clark examines the historic Jesus of Scripture---including the evidence that he was real; the cost of following him; and his undeniable claim to be the exclusive path to God.

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2. ENGAGING A PATH TOWARDS RECONCILIATION (10 weeks)

Date: September 19 - December 12
Place: IN-PERSON (subject to change for COVID protocols/AHS guidelines)
Time: 6:30-8pm
Cost:$30

The church must participate in the movement toward reconciliation in Canada. We must take responsibility to educate, prepare and posture ourselves to humbly connect with our Indigenous neighbours. This cadre cohort will engage the troubled relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. We will work together to (re)discover the history of Canadian colonialism and the impact on Indigenous peoples through the lens of biblical justice. Our goal is to gain a biblically-informed understanding our place in the past, present and future, and begin to move toward reconciliation and mutual flourishing.

This CADRE class is the final DMin project for Bill Christieson who has been a part of our church for a number of years now. The goal of this project is to move Christians through a process of education and engagement toward relationship. The church is largely disconnected from both First Nations history and First Nations peoples. The end goal is ultimately relationships.

Participants will interact with one another around a set of resources and experiences. Participants will also discern opportunities to meet First Nations individuals and learn about First Nations communities and life.