Welcome to Anabaptist Learning Workshop

The Anabaptist Learning Workshop is a program offered by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in cooperation with Conrad Grebel University College.

The Anabaptist Learning Workshop is a program of lifelong learning – at the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary life for laypeople, church leaders, pastors, seekers, new Canadians, and others.

The Anabaptist Learning Workshop is a program of exploration inside and outside the classroom.

  1. Mar. 6, 2017Songleading must be based in love

    Both songleaders and songleaders-to-be gathered at Conrad Grebel University College on February 4 for an afternoon of learning, singing, discussing, and practicing. The workshop included more than 45 participants and was led by Ken Nafziger, music professor from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA).

  2. Mar. 6, 2017Laypeople doing pastoral care

    On Saturday, January 28, the ALW program hosted a one-day workshop at the Maison de l’Amitié (House of Friendship) in Montreal on the topic of “School for Laypeople doing Pastoral Care”.

  3. Jan. 27, 2017A workshop on "befriending death"

    Over 180 people gathered from across Ontario this past Saturday for the annual MCEC Pastors, Chaplains, and Congregational Leaders event on the theme of “befriending death”.

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  1. May 15, 2017Meet the ALW: Melodie SherkMelodie Sherk

    Name: Melodie Sherk

    Position: Administrative Assistant to Theological Studies and the Anabaptist Learning Workshop

    What church do you attend: Elevation (Waterloo, ON)

    What book are you reading right now: I usually have a few different books on the go. Right now I'm reading King's Cross by Timothy Keller, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein, and The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard.

  2. May 4, 2017Workshop on TraumaA group of participants at the trauma workshop sit in a circle, listening to the instructor John Docherty.

    This guest blog refers to the ALW workshop entitled “Trauma Awareness for Church Workers” which was facilitated by Mary Klein and John Docherty. Twenty church planters and pastors attended the workshop which took place on April 28, 2017 in conjunction with the MCEC Annual Church Gathering in Oakville.

  3. May 2, 2017Meet the ALW: Matthew Bailey-DickMatthew Bailey-Dick headshot.

    This summer, we'd like to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of the people behind the ALW! You can look forward to meeting staff, Steering Committee members, and instructors and learning why they are excited to be part of the ALW community.

    This week we're pleased to introduce you to the ALW Coordinator, Matthew Bailey-Dick.

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