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

Waiting on the Holy Spirit
Mint Brook Camp and Conference Center, Gambo, NL

Dates: October 22 -23, 2013
Leaders: Rev. Perry Cooper, Rev. David Coffin, Rev. Robin Trevors
This event with worship, teaching, group discussion and fellowship will begin with supper at 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening and conclude after lunch on Wednesday.
Cost is $40, which includes overnight accommodation at Mint Brook and three meals.
To register, please contact Rev. Perry Cooper at 709-535-6178 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 laity Schools in Montreal.


Please note that a deposit is required at registration; the amount is indicated above. Note that a conference cost is directly related to the cost of the residential facility.

If using PayPal, please note that we still require your application from the downloadable brochure, but this may be faxed. We also request notification by e-mail if you use PayPal so that we can identify your particular payment.

For more information call toll-free: 866-627-1276 (MAP-1-ARM), or E-mail ARM National Office
ARM Canada, PO Box 13612, Kanata, ON., K2K 1X6
Fax: 613-591-8943 (For attention of Tony Copple)

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Topics Covered At Schools of Renewal Ministry

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 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 School 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 School. A comment from a recent participant was:

Read more feedback from a clergy School, and review a typical course programme


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