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2022 Parish Ministry Conference

Moving Into the Deep Waters of Mission: Start with Jesus

“After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, 'Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.' Simon said in reply, 'Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command, I will lower the nets.' When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing.” Luke 5:4-6

During this challenging time in the life of the Church, missionary creativity and zeal are needed more than ever! How do we raise up the next generation of saints? What is THE spiritual moment that we are called to as a Church? How do we lead with hope and the person of Jesus at the center of our ministries?

The pandemic has accelerated the rate of decline in our ministries but also provided immense opportunities for growth and innovation. Moving into the deep starts with Jesus, what he did and what he asked us to do. It is He who challenges each one of us to grow as a disciple so that we can become a disciple maker and accompany others on the way. Whether you are a regular “person in the pew”, volunteer at your parish or a paid parish minister, it is time for us to move into the deep waters of our mission.  Becoming a vibrant parish community is the result of small, intentional steps initiated at the parish leadership level but also accepted by each disciple personally. If our people are renewed, our parishes will be renewed. People are always our best resource in the disciple-making process so how do we mobilize our people for mission? With joy, humour and practical insights, Julianne will help you to set forth a vision for moving into the deep waters of missionary discipleship.

Conference Theme Image

The icon in our conference logo is entitled, The Miraculous Catch of Fish, by Dmitry Shkolnik.  Used with permission. 

Miraculous Catch of fish


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