Five days focused on faith, heart, mind, and skills for the art of intercultural ministry

Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) is a 5-day interactive and engaging program with practical ideas for implementation in your own context. DUIM is for ministry leaders and community members nurturing cultural relevance, understanding, and awareness in their communities.

9:30 am Monday March 20 – 5:00 pm Friday March 24, 2023 (register below)

Location: Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre
1 Bethel Rd, Paris, ON N3L 3E3

Residential program. All meals, accommodation, and program activities and  materials included.
$1375 per person.  (Optional additional night accommodation Sunday March 19: $99
Bursaries are available.

Registration Deadline: February 21, 2023.
A $200 deposit (non-refundable after the registration deadline) is required to confirm registration. Balance of fees are due at the registration deadline. Payment options include credit card, e-transfer, cheque, or an invoice can be provided for payment by a sponsoring agency.

Learn more about the Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry program.

COVID-19 precautions will include rapid testing and encouragement to mask. There is a no-questions-asked full refund of fees if unable to participate due to COVID.

Download Program logistics  including COVID policies, transportation options, accommodation, program preparation, and packing list.

For more information email schmidt@councilofchurches.ca or call 416-972-9494 ext. 207

This is a program of The Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning, a reference group of The Canadian Council of Churches in collaboration with Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre

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If you have applied for a bursary from a Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning / Canadian Council of Churches partner or your fees are being paid by a sponsoring agency they can be invoiced directly. Please indicate the agency or institution which will pay a portion or all of your fees (if applicable):
Complete your registration by paying a $200 deposit (refundable prior to the registration deadline.) When you click the “register” button below you will be redirected to a payment page.