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Those whom God is calling to guide and build up the church in the
twenty-first century will face unparalleled challenges. In view
of the profound changes in the intellectual and moral outlook of
contemporary societies, leading some people to speak of our time
as 'post-Christian', together with newly emerging patterns of
the church's global mission, the pastors, priests and ministers
of the future will need to be both strong in faith and
adaptable. It is to prepare students for just this sort of
ministry that the Montreal School of Theology offers its unique
Montreal School of Theology is an ecumenical body consisting of
three autonomous theological colleges affiliated with one of
Canada's leading universities,
Students of the School are registered at one of the denominational colleges (either the
United Theological College
or the Presbyterian
College or the Montreal Diocesan
Theological College) as well as at McGill. Through
participation in a community of scholars dedicated to teaching
and research, our students receive a solid foundation in
theology. The final year of the M.Div. program is an intensive
year of supervised pastoral formation, during which students
integrate theology and ministry, dividing their time between the
study of pastorally-oriented disciplines and the exercise of
ministry. While the curriculum is thoroughly ecumenical,
students are also formed in the ethos of their own ecclesial
tradition as each college engages in worship according to its
particular rites and provides courses, seminars and retreats
designed to foster spiritual life and denominational identity.
All of this takes place in an enchanting urban context where the French
and English-speaking cultures of North America meet and mingle.
Added vitality is contributed by the rich diversity of ethnic
and religious communities in and around Montreal. Native
communities, located nearby, remind us of the heritage
and aspirations of the aboriginal population. Canada's distinctively
bi-national character as well as the problems and opportunities
of North American urban life are experienced here at first hand.
For more information on our curriculum, the affiliated colleges, our
faculty and the quality of student life, please consult the web
site. We welcome your feedback.