Admission ministers are ordered ministers from other denominations who are entering The United Church of Canada.
United Church Studies at Montreal Dio offers non-credit programs both online and as learning circles, to support Admission Ministers who are entering the United Church of Canada.
The overall purpose of these programs is to support admission ministers to:
– Gain a deeper understanding of the history, context, identity, practices and faith of the United Church of Canada
– Develop strong and mutually supportive relationships with other Admission Ministers and with United Church ministers, lay people, networks, and staff
– Fulfill specific learning outcomes identified by the Admission Board of the United Church of Canada.
These programs are currently offered in a live-time Webinar format. Some courses may be open to persons interested in lay or continuing education or to advanced-level theology students. These courses fulfill the United Church learning outcomes for Admission Ministers.
Registration for the following programs is now open. 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 of 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 below.
United Church Worship
This course supports participants to deepen their understanding and practice of worship in a United Church setting.
United Church Polity
This course discusses United Church of Canada polity, administration, and organizational leadership, with a focus on pastoral roles and responsibilities.
United Church History and Theology
This course offers an overview of the history and theological values and convictions of the United Church from its origins to the present.
Orientation Learning Circle
Five days in-person in Montreal, with small group interactions, site visits, field trips, and guest presentations.