20 Congregations in the Eastern Synod Central Toronto Ministry Area: Working together, creating a vibrant church relevant in our communities

“Let’s not be afraid to move beyond our comfort zone”

About 40 participants from our area congregations attended our Lunch & Learn on Saturday 26 May, to hear Anglican Bishop Susan Bell of the Diocese of Niagara, encourage us on our path towards church renewal. The 5 working groups summarized their discussions with these statements:

  • “Let’s not be afraid to move beyond our comfort zone”
  • “Find the focus and be the focus”
  • “Meeting with others in the same ‘boat’ felt like part of the renewal process”
  • “Spiritual renewal is key. Let’s meet again”
  • “Encourage and support our pastors and leaders to be true to their passion and take risks”

Watch for our follow-up plans.