Open Enrolment Courses

Even if you can't move to Montreal, you can still join us for one of these courses that will help prepare you for Christian ministry in a changing world.

During Fall and Winter semester at Dio, we offer a range of open enrolment courses that equip students for life in a changing church. These courses are aimed at anyone who is interested 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.

Ongoing education and learning is essential for the vitality of the church and its ministry. These courses are for a range of different audiences and cover a wide array of topics. Whatever your background in the church and however you serve in ministry, we hope that you will find in these offerings something that will help you grow as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Nous offrons aussi les cours en français en plus de nos cours en anglais. Les personnes qui parlent couramment français et qui ont minimalement l’équivalent d’un diplôme collégial peuvent s’inscrire aux cours en français.

Learn Together!

For many of our non-workshop based courses, there is an option to register as a group. We encourage you to gather with a friend or group in a parish hall, living room, or over Zoom to participate in and to discuss the class afterwards using the resources we provide. Group leaders will be given a Zoom link which they can distribute to their group members.

Les célébrations liturgiques de l’Église Unie du Canada – les vivre et les animer

Vendredi et samedi, le 26 et 27 avril de 9 h à midi et de 13 h 30 à 16 h 30

Ce cours explore la pluralité des pratiques liturgiques de l’Église Unie du Canada. Les étudiants y sont également initiés aux principes fondamentaux de la liturgie dans la lignée des grands courants de la tradition protestante Réformée.

Perspectives on Medical Assistance in Dying: Ethical, Pastoral, Theological, and Cultural

Tuesday evenings, January 30th to February 13th, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:30pm online

Medical Assistance in Dying is now part of health care in Canada. This course offers a variety of Christian perspectives on the topic.

Théologie et Histoire de l’Église unie et du protestantisme francophone au Canada

Les mercredis soirs, le 7 au 28 février de 18h à 21h en vidéoconférence

Ce cours est une introduction aux protestantismes « francophones » et de façon plus spécifique à l’Église Unie du Canada. Nous nous y intéresserons tant à l’histoire qu’à la théologie.

God’s Spokespeople: Introducing the Prophets of the Old Testament

Thursday evenings, February 15th to March 14th, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The prophets of the Old Testament offer some of the most compelling passages in all of Hebrew Scriptures. This course is an introduction to these texts.

Past Course Offerings Include:

Caring in Christian Communities: A Pastoral Care Workshop
Living as a Christian in a World That’s Not: Reading the Acts of the Apostles
The Christian Gospel and Popular Culture
Rekindling the Fire: A Preaching Workshop
Reading the Bible in the Season of Creation: Christian Discipleship in a Time of Climate Crisis