ARM Canada 25th Anniversary: 1985 to 2010
Upcoming Schools of Renewal Ministry

Family Night: Cultivating Faith in the Home
St. Paul's Anglican Church, Kanata, ON

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Leader: Rev. John VanStone
The evening will begin with a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. and include family praise and worship, and education programs for adults and children. Nursery care will be available.
This event is free. A goodwill offering to support ARM will be gratefully received.
To register, please contact the ARM office at 613-592-4291 or Send an email

Weekend Parish SRM: "How am I Empowered to make a Difference in the Kingdom of God?"
St. Michael and All Angels, Pierrefonds, QC

Dates: May 9 - 10, 2014
Guest Speaker: Rt. Rev. Len Whitten
Why do I need to understand the personhood of the Holy Spirit and the Trinity?
How do the Four Basic Works of the Holy Spirit affect my life as a follower of Jesus?
How can I be Empowered by the Holy Spirit as a witness to the Lord Jesus Christ?

This event is free. A goodwill offering to support ARM will be gratefully received.
To register, please contact Roger Spack at 514-684-4356 or
Send an email

Weekend Parish SRM: "Discovering Your Gifts"
St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Saskatoon, SK

Dates: May 30 - 31, 2014
What are the Manifestation Gifts?
What are the Equipping Gifts?
What are the Motivational Gifts?
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?

This event is free. A goodwill offering to support ARM will be gratefully received.
To register, please contact the ARM office at 613-592-4291 or
Send an email

Schools of Renewal Ministry
(formerly called Leadership Training Institutes)

  • Called To Witness
  • Called To Lead
  • Called To Serve

General brochure for
     Schools of Renewal Ministry
Class of March 2007, Edmonton
Class of March 2007, Edmonton

The aim of ARM leadership training is to train as many Christian leaders as possible so that clergy and lay leaders become teams in parishes to prayerfully lead parishes into renewal, and grow in the gilfts of the Holy Spirit. These leaders should also be available to assist other parishes to move into renewal.

The leaders of the Schools of Renewal Ministry presently have included Bishop Eddie Marsh and his wife Emma, Bishop Len Whitten and his wife June, Rev. Marie Loewen, Rev. Murray Henderson, Rev. Robin Guinness, Rev. Nick Brotherwod, Rev. Arthur Sheffield, Ven. Larry Mitchell and Rev. Gene Packwood.

ARM will also provide leadership for shorter Lay Schools of Renewal Ministry in a local setting, probably several parishes working together, to reduce costs and open the experience to more leaders. It would probably not be residential. The program would be recommended by the Director of Leadership Training based on the number of group sessions in the selected time frame. The time frame might also be four days, but is likely to be shorter: a long weekend or even a two day weekend. It can also be several shorter weekends. ARM would send in an experienced leader to work with clergy (particularly) and perhaps laity who have been at a School jointly to present the program and lead the weekend. ARM requires that the local community pay the expenses of the ARM leader and would appreciate a donation to ARM as well. Obviously, the fuller residential School is better, and these will be run about once a year, in the East and in the West, similarly to clergy Schools. See photos from the March 2004 Lay SRM in Montreal.

Clergy School of Renewal Ministry Topics

Who Should Come?

Clergy and laity of the Anglican church who are actively in leadership on the parish, diocesan or national levels, or who give Christian leadership to other ministries and who believe that they are called as leaders to bring the renewing power and presence of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to the church and the world.

Schools of Renewal Ministry (SRMs) are led by Anglican clergy involved in leading their parishes into spiritual renewal. Leaders include: Dean Brady (Montreal), Robin Guinness (Toronto), Larry Mitchell (Saskatoon), Murray Henderson (Toronto), Arthur Sheffield (Calgary) and Paul Charbonneau (Oakville).

Our first Lay SRM was held in the spring of 1996 in Montreal. Designed especially for lay leaders, it was a great event! If you are interested in attending, your rector should normally have attended a clergy School. You must have your rector's recommendation to attend. Parishes that would like to encourage participation in LTIs might consider paying some or all of the costs for their lay people to attend.

Well over 100 Canadian clergy have gone through the 5-day Clergy SRM. A comment from a recent participant was:

Read more feedback from a Clergy SRM, and review a typical course programme


Mint Brook Camp and Conference Center, Gambo, NL
Parish SRM, "Waiting on the Holy Spirit"
Dates: October 22 - 23, 2013
Leaders: Rev. Perry Cooper, Rev. David Coffin, Rev. Robin Trevors

Kanata, ON
Weekend Parish SRM, "What Difference can I make to the Kingdom of God?"
Dates: July 5 - 6, 2013

Whitehorse, YT
Weekend Parish SRM
Dates: June 1 - 2, 2012

Lumsden, SK
Clergy SRM
Dates: Nov 6 - 10, 2011

Lewisporte, NL
Dates: June 2 - 4, 2011

Lewisporte, NL
Clergy SRM
Dates: June 2 - 4, 2011

Miramichi, NB
Dates: May 6 - 8, 2011
Leaders: Rev Perry Cooper, Rev David Coffin, Rev Robin Trevors