Advent Message

On December 16, 2013 By

Advent can be a great exploration of the nature of leadership in times of change. Take the image of the Stump of Jesse (or the shoot of Jesse depending …). Something is dying in a big way. The tree has been felled, only a stump remains. Yet, in God’s grace something new, fragile and vital, [...]

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An EDGE Update

On September 30, 2013 By

It’s been an amazing year of growth and engagement for EDGE. We are currently working in consultative relationships with over 50 congregations in independent contracts across the church. At the same time we are engaged in some very exciting renewal projects that engage entire regions with Living Water’s Presbytery and Bay of Quinte Conference. We [...]

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The growing number of you who have connected with EDGE’s work will know that the rich new frontier for ministry is our daily bread. Transformational leaders today are pioneers of ministry in a new landscape.

The good news: The outcomes for ministries who are able to really engage the few (but essential) principles which reincarnate [...]

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Living Waters Presbytery, north of Toronto, is very pleased to report on the success of this new strategy. During the last year we developed a programme in partnership with EDGE, working closely with Rob Dalgleish and Lesley Harrison.

During last winter we held several sessions with Presbytery Reps to demonstrate the potential and to iron [...]

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A Body Blessing

On September 14, 2012 By

**Bold spoken words, Italicized actions**

Honouring that which is most Holy

(hands together in prayer mode in front of the heart)

Accept from me

(gradually open hands and raise arms above head in  prayer gesture)

The spirit of my soul

(bring hands facing forward  together over head so that the little fingers link [...]

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Walking Meditation

On July 11, 2012 By

Many traditions use a simple meditative experience that involves walking intentionally present to the moment. Walking meditation involves mindful walking; bringing awareness to the feeling of the feet as they touch the earth or floor; being aware of the movement of the body as it walks. It is about being intentionally in the experience of [...]

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An EDGE-y Summer

On July 11, 2012 By

As the temperatures soar, vacations and stay-cations are planned and taken, and lazy days loom, EDGE staff and consultants will be keeping busy throughout August.

Joining with commissioners, guests, and other UCC staff, EDGE will be present at the 41st General Council in Ottawa from August [...]

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Combining our prayers with our breath is one of the simplest and most profound ways of “praying constantly in the Spirit”.   Breath and spirit are deeply connected in scripture.   In Hebrew the word rauch is translated as “wind,”  “breath,” and “spirit.”  “In the beginning”, it was this wind/breath of God that breathed over chaos creating life. [...]

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About Phyllis Tickle

On June 1, 2012 By

Phyllis Tickle – Key Note Speaker at More than Franchises

With a delightful, dynamic & engaging style Phyllis shares insights and hope from her work The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why. With energy and passion that captures imaginations Phyllis talks about her awareness that every 500 years the church has a rummage [...]

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So I have spoken with lots of folks about the More than Franchises: A Fresh Brew event ….. and I want to be sure you have all the info you need to share your excitement with others when you tap them on the shoulder and encourage them to be part of this amazing opportunity!

First a note [...]

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