MONTREAL DIO Montreal Diocesan Theological College (widely known simply as “Dio”) is a creative learning community, preparing people for Christian ministry in affiliation with one of Canada’s leading universities. Dio is ecumenical in nature with roots in the Anglican and United Church traditions. Through residential, distance, and online programs, we offer theological education that prepares students from all backgrounds for faithful and creative Christian leadership.
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What Next for the Church? Congregational Ministry in a Pandemic-Shaped World

Join us for this day-long conference on October 29th at the Church of St. Mark and St. Peter to strategize, reflect, and discuss with fellow Christians as we look with hope toward ministry in a world shaped by the pandemic.

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WHO WE ARE
Montreal Diocesan Theological College (widely known simply as “Dio”) is an ecumenical theological college with roots in in the Anglican and United Church traditions. We work in affiliation with McGill University and The Presbyterian College to train people for Christian ministry in all traditions.

We are located in a world-class, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual city that is among the most secular in North America. Our students learn about Christian mission and ministry from people who are constantly thinking through what it means to be a follower of Christ in a pluralistic context. Our welcoming college community offers a supportive place to discern how God is calling you to be a bearer of good news. 

IN-PERSON THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION
Our in-person degree programs are offered in collaboration with the School of Religious Studies at McGill University and The Presbyterian College in the ecumenical Montreal School of Theology.

Students at Dio–whether in the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology, Bachelor of Theology, or Diploma in Ministry–simultaneously are formed in the Anglican or United Church tradition, collaborate with and learn from our ecumenical partners, and study the Christian tradition at one of Canada’s leading universities. 

While learning French is not a requirement for graduation, students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to learn or improve their French. Students enrolled in the Master of Divinity or Diploma in Ministry programs may study for the Certificate in Bilingual Ministry alongside their degree. Students who do so will graduate not only with the practical and theological grounding to work in ministry but also with the ministry specific terminology they will need to minister in French.  

DISTANCE THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION
Our Certificate and Licentiate programs offer theological education to students who cannot relocate to Montreal.

For 40 years, our Reading and Tutorial program has trained people for ministry in their local context. Now completely revised, this program continues to form Christian leaders who need local theological education. Our online courses offer a virtual community of students from across the continent who gather to learn more about the Christian tradition and their calling in ministry.

ONLINE OPEN ENROLMENT COURSES
Even if you can’t move to Montreal, you can still join us for one of our online courses that will help prepare you for Christian ministry in a changing world.

Every year, we offer a variety of online courses, open to anyone with an interest in deepening their Christian faith and knowledge, and cultivating leadership skills in the church. There is no homework or written assignments. All you need is a desire to learn and a willingness to participate.

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Interested in theological education but can’t enroll in a full degree program? Consider joining us as a non-degree student for a single course, workshop, or seminar, whether in person or online.

Course name Instructor Semester
Anglican History and Theology Anglican History and Theology
Winter 2022
Practical Preaching: From Preparation to Proclamation Practical Preaching: From Preparation to Proclamation
Fall 2022
The Christian Gospel and Popular Culture The Christian Gospel and Popular Culture
Fall 2022
Lambeth 2022: What Happened? Lambeth 2022: What Happened?
Fall 2022
United Church History and Theology United Church History and Theology
Fall 2022, Spring 2023
United Church Polity United Church Polity
Fall 2022, Spring 2023
United Church Worship United Church Worship
Fall 2022
Admission Ministers Orientation Learning Circle Admission Ministers Orientation Learning Circle
Spring 2023
Les grands thèmes de la foi chrétienne – Selon la perspective protestante Les grands thèmes de la foi chrétienne – Selon la perspective protestante
Winter 2022