United Church Studies at Montreal Dio offers non-credit programs, both online and as learning circles, to support Admission Ministers, ordered ministers from other denominations who are entering the United Church of Canada. Our Admission Ministers courses will help you to:

  • Deepen your knowledge: gain a more profound understanding of the history, context, identity, practices and faith of the United Church of Canada.
  • Build a mutual support network: Develop strong and mutually supportive relationships with other Admission Ministers and with United Church ministers, lay people, and staff. 
  • Fulfill Admission Board requirements: Fulfill specific learning outcomes for Admission Ministers identified by the Admission Board of the United Church of Canada.

More About our Admission Ministers Courses

All of our Admission Ministers Courses are currently offered in a live-time Webinar format, with the exception of the Intercultural Learning Circle. Some courses may also be open to persons interested in lay or continuing education or to advanced-level theology students. 

When registration for our courses opens, participants are encouraged to register early as all of the classes have a registration cap and tend to fill up early.

Admission ministers that wish to take the courses need to provide us with the admission letter from the United Church of Canada. Please refer to the following link to see the process for acceptance.

Non admission ministers that wish to take the courses, will need to provide us with transcripts of their prior studies. Transcripts and admission letters must be uploaded in the registration forms for the courses.