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Does your parish want to assemble and send a team to the Parish Development School for Parish Development in the Diocese of New Westminster in 2017? If so the deadline is only a few days away, Dec 1, 2016.

Teams of laity and clergy together may receive funding to attend in order to develop skills in congregation and organizational development but you need to organize quickly.

The School equips people to:

Look at their current reality: Who are we? Where are we?

Discern the future: What is God calling us to be in this time and place?

Work on plans to get to the future: How do we get there?

Complete details can be found at the school’s webpage here. Otherwise please contact the Territory Office immediately to determine whether you can receive subsidy. Again, no single-person applications will be considered. Parishes must send a group of at least three persons, clergy and laity together.