The Leadership Centre at Briercrest is dedicated to supporting leaders and the communities they serve by providing a nurturing environment for community building, access to practical leadership tools, and theological reflection. It offers a platform for leaders to engage in collective learning and peer dialogue, equipping them with resilience and adaptability through a practical approach that helps them thrive in turbulent times.

The demand for transformative leadership in our communities, churches, and organizations has never been more crucial. Leaders are required to navigate with wisdom and foster honest conversation amidst the complexities of contemporary leadership. This presents opportunities for growth and positive change. The Leadership Centre at Briercrest is committed to walking alongside leaders as they seek to bring about transformation in their spheres of influence.



What is Co-Vocational Ministry?

With CoVocational Ministry, church leaders embrace dual roles — dedicating themselves to part-time pastoral responsibilities within their congregations while also pursuing employment beyond the church walls. This adaptable approach serves various needs: for some, it's a provisional measure or a practical necessity; for others, it's a deliberate decision aimed at enhancing their mission's reach or fostering the well-being of their church community.

What is it?
Sacred Side Hustle is a unique gathering designed for men and women embracing the co-vocational model of paid leadership in a Canadian church and paid work elsewhere. Join us in exploring the art of balancing your multifaceted vocation with passion and purpose.
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Exploring the Divine Connection with Humanity

An Examination of Ellen Duffield's 'A Theology of Thriving' and 'The BRAVE Way'"

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Register now for the MALM program

The Master of Arts Leadership and Management (MALM) program integrates best practice leadership with biblical and theological truth to ensure a grasp on both “great” and “godly” principles to help you prepare personally, spiritually, and strategically for impact in leadership.

You can choose courses from up to five areas of leadership and management: church, non-profit, business, politics, and education. As you study, you’ll work with experienced professors and leaders to develop a unique leadership strategy that will be effective in your context.


Ellen Duffield
Director - Centre for Leadership Studies