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Our online Academy enables ministry workers to learn from their peers through online learning resources to help you grow your ministry and engage your supporters.

Access our Suite of Free Professional Development Courses to Help Your Ministry Thrive

Become an excellent expository preacher

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Preach to Teach and leave them wanting more ! Eight hours of insightful video coaching with downloadable guides on ...

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Trusting God When it Doesn't Make Sense

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7 video learning resource by Dr. Larry Crabb, renowned psychologist, Bible scholar, and author of When God&...

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NoPro Worship Team Training with David Wesley

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Video teaching series for small-church musicians and worship leaders, called *NoPro Worship*. Served up weekly in bi...

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Unity Midst Diversity: How to Welcome All Worship Styles for 2019 and Beyond

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This engaging 5 video online course by James Janzen provides a biblical introduction to the important goal that ...

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What Makes a Flourishing Congregation?

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Dr. Joel Thiessen is a sociologist of religion and Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute at A...

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How to Manage an Anxious Congregation

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Dr. Ken Thiessen shares a step-by-step process for helping churches and ministry leaders snuff out fear in their cong...

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Time-Outs for the Burnt-Outs: A Soul-Satisfying Journey Into Peace and Refreshment for Overworked Ministry Leaders

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Dr. Lyndon Wall of Refresh Ministries guides a journey to refreshment for pastors and Christian ministry workers.

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How to Use Office 365 to Become a Better Organized Ministry Staff

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Master Office 365, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Windows to Collaborate Effectively With Your Ministry Team

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Website Mastery for Ministry 101 (without needing a rocket scientist or miracle worker)

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Learn how to use WordPress, CPanel, Web Hosting and Domain Management. Manage your website effectively to inform and ...

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Evernote Tips for Managing Your Ministry

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Curated tips for ministry workers to be effective in organizing their ministry using the Evernote App

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Quick Tips for Christian Ministry (QT4CM)

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The Christian Ministry Academy is a peer knowledge sharing initiative presenting quick pragmatic insights and best pr...

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What can we, in our modern age, learn from the ancient Book of Lamentations?

The Book of Lamentations in the Bible recounts the trauma and mourning of the siege, the capture, the destruction of Jerusalem, and the subsequent deporting of the survivors into exile in 586 B.C.

Because of that context, we recognize that the Book of Lamentations is trauma literature.

We as communities worldwide have gone through and are continuing to go through the COVID 19 pandemic, and the disruption to normal life at the personal, community and worldwide levels has resulted in massive trauma.

The Book of Lamentations can help us to learn how to survive with resilience and hope, and how to process trauma and grief in moving toward healing and renewal, not only for the coronavirus pandemic but for all other kinds of trauma that we might experience.

Professor Kelvin Friebel earned a B.A. in Biblical Literature from Seattle Pacific University and an M.A. & Ph.D. in Hebrew & Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation focused on Jeremiah & Ezekiel's Sign-Actions (which is published by Sheffield Press). 

Since 1990, Dr. Friebel has taught Old Testament Studies at Canadian Theological Seminary (Regina, SK), Houghton College (Houghton, NY), and is currently a visiting professor at Briercrest College (Caronport, SK). 

Dr. Friebel has also done pastoral work both in the States and Canada, primarily with the Wesleyan Church and the Christian & Missionary Alliance. He has taught short-term classes overseas in the Philippines, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Jamaica, and Estonia.

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