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.

The Lament of the Land and The Tears of God

Friday morning, September 8th, 2023, 9:30am to 12:00pm at the Church of St. Mark and St. Peter

Challenging readings of Scripture at a time of climate change.

General Synod 2023: What Happened?

Thursday, September 14th, 2023, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Learn about the highlights of this summer’s General Synod in a 60-minute free webinar.

Parler Bible avec Pierre, Jean, Jacques

Les mercredis soirs, le 25 octobre au 29 novembre, 2023, 18 h 00 à 20 h 00

Découvrez des épîtres méconnues mais pertinentes sur les enjeux migratoires : 1 Pierre, Jacques et 3 Jean.

Rekindling the Fire: A Preaching Workshop

Thursday, October 26th to November 9th, 2023, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore preaching as a tool for renewing Christian community and inviting deeper relationships with God.

Meeting the Messiah: Reading the Gospel of Mark

Wednesday evenings, November 1st to 29th, 2023, 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Zoom

An introduction to a Gospel for a tumultuous world.

Cuba Study Tour 2024

January 4th-11th, 2024

Join us for this unforgettable week-long trip! Immerse in Cuba’s history, art, and spirituality.

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
Accountable Preaching for the Church and World: A Preaching Workshop
Reading the Bible in the Season of Creation: Christian Discipleship in a Time of Climate Crisis


Not sure which course is for you or wondering how to apply? Read our Frequently Asked Questions about online learning.