Indigenous Encounters

MEETS ONLINE, Tuesdays, 10am to 12pm

February 23, 2021 to April 6, 2021.

Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and communities is or should be a core commitment of denominations and congregations today. This course aims to partially fulfill several Calls to Action of the final TRC report in Canada in relation to instruction about Indigenous spirituality and culture. This course is intended, through lectures, panel discussions, and dialogue sessions to offer encounters with representatives of Indigenous communities in the facilitation of learning and growth in relation toward reconciliation.

Roland De Vries


The Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries is the Principal of Presbyterian College and an experienced and able pastor within The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Dr. De Vries teaches in the areas of Reformed Theology, Congregational Mission, Global Christianity, and Forgiveness and Reconciliation.


$160: Auditor
$200: Quebec/Canadian student
$295: International student

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CREDIT: This is a 1.5-credit course (which may be combined with Congregational Mission for the equivalent of a full-term, 3-credit course.) It is possible to audit this course. Auditors do all the assigned reading and attend all class sessions but do not submit written assignments and do not earn credit. The college can also prepare certificates of attendance for those who need continuing education credit.

PREREQUISITE: The basic prerequisite for credit courses applies, namely a previous undergraduate degree in any subject with a 2.7 CGPA or equivalent experience, and permission of the instructor for students not in an MST degree program. Please contact the college if you are unsure of your eligibility for this course.

APPLICATION: Application can be made on the college website.

This course is open to people engaged in lay or ordained ministry, those preparing for ministry, or those looking for continuing ministerial education.

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Other Upcoming Courses

Course name Instructor Semester
Conflict Management and Resolution Workshop Conflict Management and Resolution Workshop
Winter 2021
Indigenous Encounters The Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries
Winter 2021
Congregational Mission The Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries
Winter 2021
Theology for a Global Church Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Winter 2021
Anglican History and Theology Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Winter 2021
Anglican Origins: Uncovering the Roots of our Tradition The Rev. Dr. Hilary Bogert-Winkler
Winter 2021
Online Open House Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Winter 2021
The Good Book Club: Introducing the Gospel of Mark Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink
Winter 2021