Atlantic Christian Training Centre
Organization profile published 1981

http://www.tatacentre.ca/

Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2315

The Atlantic Christian Training Centre (ACTC) is an educational, residential Centre established and subsidized by the United Church of Canada.

Abstract:  The Atlantic Christian Training Centre (ACTC) is an educational, residential Centre established and subsidized by the United Church of Canada. It is open to any person, group or agency that wishes to use its facilities and/or leadership resources.

The Educational stance of ACTC states, "......that people can determine what they need to learn and what to experience. Therefore, the nature and content of a program is determined by the participants in consultation with the staff. The staff will provide a framework for participants to assume the degree of responsibility that seems appropriate for them for the development of the program using the resources of both the participants and staff......" From this stance has grown a wide variety of programs developed to meet the needs of the participants. Each year the Centre advertises a series of programs which people can choose from. The 1981 series included: a spring canoing trip, a weekend for men, a decision-making workshop, "Energy in the '80s: Choices for the Future", a process for reflecting on values and beliefs, a reteat for women - "Exploring our Spiritual Selves." This format encourages more effective participation in church and community for both the leaders and the participants.