Congregational Vitality

Towards Healthy & Missional Congregations

CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY is not about quick fixes. It’s not about expert advice or even knowing what to change next in your congregation. Congregational Vitality is the result of an ongoing journey of spiritual renewal in the church that begins with, and is sustained by committed congregational leaders.

It is no secret that the established church in North America is struggling. Many mainline protestant, and evangelical churches are trying to turn the tide of decreasing engagement. Additionally, the context of Montreal and Quebec often defies conventional thinking on church growth, church planting, and congregational renewal.

Above all else, congregational leaders need the space to reflect on their experiences, and receive helpful and empathetic support. Congregational Vitality is the outcome of sustained discernment, the work of the Spirit, and courageous spiritual leadership. It requires active listening and active learning.

We believe the best way to help congregational leaders is not to provide outside expert advice, but to facilitate a collective learning experience, with pertinent resources, in an environment of spiritual brokenness and humility.

Are you a congregational leader looking for support in one of the following areas:

  • Assessing your congregation’s vital signs
  • Engaging spiritual renewal
  • Understanding your congregation’s culture and leading change
  • Emotional systems and dealing with congregational anxiety (TheBlueDoveFoundation)
  • Dealing with adaptive challenges
  • Discernment and ministry planning

We would love to hear your story!

The Presbyterian College

Leadership Centre

The Presbyterian College, shaping transformational leaders for church and community since 1865.

The Presbyterian College, Montreal
3495 University Street
Montreal, QC
H3A 2A8

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:30P.M.
+1 514 288-5256
[email protected]

In partnership with the Montreal School of Theology, McGill University, and the Institut de Théologie pour la Francophonie.

Program Areas

The Leadership Centre of the college was established in 2015, in response to a need to support young and newly ordained pastoral leaders—the Mentoring Program was its beginning. Since that time we have worked to support the life and leadership of congregations and individuals through programs in the area of discernment, of faith and work, and of congregational vitality.

Mentoring Program Faith and Work Cong. Vitality

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” — Francis Chan

“This is our time on the history line of God. This is it. What will we do with the one deep exhale of God on this earth? For we are but a vapor and we have to make it count. We’re on. Direct us, Lord, and get us on our feet.” — Beth Moore