Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love

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 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.

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019
Grace Toronto Church
10 AM - 3 PM

Other Important Information:

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

  • 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 Monday, Mar 4.

  • Last day to register is Monday, Mar 18.

  • Paid street parking is available.

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

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.