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Courses in Christian Theology

These course offerings are intended to make theological education accessible to a wider range of students and lay people than the regular programs offered by the Montreal School of Theology.

A rich opportunity for those:

  • seeking deeper understanding of Christian faith and spiritual enrichment; and/or
  • wanting to pursue graduate theological education without earning a degree; and/or
  • thinking about ordained ministry, but wanting to discern a call by trying some courses first.

These courses are given academic credit at the Masters (M. Div.) level:

  • Each course qualifies for three (3) credits.
  • Credits may later be applied to the programs of any of the partner Colleges of the Montreal School of Theology.
Courses are offered evenings, weekends and other alternative schedules and modalities.

CERTIFICATE COURSES OFFERED 2015-2016:

  • Minding God's Business: Organizational Management and Change, with Jay A. Hewlin: September 25 - November 21, 2015
  • Christian Mystics and Mysticism:Touching the Ineffable, with Donald Boisvert: winter 2016 (dates to be announced)

Minding God's Business: Organizational Management and Change, with Jay A. Hewlin.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Today’s church leaders are required to function in a dual capacity. On the one hand, they are expected to uphold the traditional functions of spiritual leader. On the other hand, nurturing the spirit takes place in buildings that need light and power of their own. In other words, there are financial considerations, human resource matters, and legal contracts with which to contend.
"Organizational Management and Change" is a class designed for church leaders, who wish to better understand what makes an organization successful, how different organizational structures adapt to change, how to mobilize and manage full time and volunteer staff. Topics will include: entrepreneurship, marketing basics, change management, and negotiations and conflict resolution. Attention will also be given to transitioning from one organizational model to another, and how to know when it’s time to focus resources elsewhere.

INSTRUCTOR : Jay A. Hewlin
JAY A. Hewlin is an attorney and consultant specializing in managerial effectiveness, leadership and employment law. Jay is a lecturer at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, a seasoned manager and entrepreneur and deeply committed in his own journey of faith and discipleship.

FORMAT: The course format is a combination of in-person sessions on weekends (Friday evenings/ Saturdays), and online webinars (by distance) on Thursday evenings.
Friday evenings (in person) from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Saturdays (in person) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on the following dates:
- September 25th and 26th
- October 30th and 31st
- November 20th and 21st
- and -
Thursday evenings (by distance/webinar) from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the following dates:
- October 1, 15 and 22;
- November 12 and 19

REGISTRATION: $350.00
LOCATION: The Presbyterian College, 3495 rue Université, Montreal

For more information and registration, please contact any of the participating Colleges:
  • Ms. Kema Joseph, Administrative Assistant United Theological College, 514-849-2042 ext.200.
  • Ms. Jeannette Vink, Administrative Assistant Presbyterian College, 514-288-5256 ext. 205
  • Ms. Beth Reed, Administrative Assistant Montreal Diocesan Theological College, 514-849-3004, ext. 221.

Christian Mystics and Mysticism:Touching the Ineffable, with Donald Boisvert.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Though it has a long and rich history, Christian mysticism is a misunderstood and undervalued field of inquiry. This course takes Christian mystics and mystical experiences seriously. In addition to examining the concepts of mysticism articulated in scholarship, we will look at Christian mystical texts, experiences and personages from historical, sociological and theological perspectives. Special consideration will be given to the role which gender plays in understanding the phenomenon of mysticism within the history of Christianity.

INSTRUCTOR: Donald Boivert, Principal Elect of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College.
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Earlier courses offered:

    2015:
  • Contemporary Contextual Theologies in the Canadian Landscape,
    course instructor: Dr. Jessica Hetherington
  • Emergence Christianity: Theological Perspectives form the Quebec Context - with Dr. Alyson Huntly.
    2014:
  • Introduction to Paul and Pauline Literature, course instructor: Dr. Matthew R. Anderson.
  • Emergence Christianity: Theological Perspectives form the Quebec Context - with Dr. Alyson Huntly.
    2013:
  • A History of Christianity: From Luther to Oduyoye - with Dr. Lucille Marr.
  • Christian Theology II; Christ, The Spirit and The Church - with Dr. John Simons.
    2012:
  • Christian Ethics The real world of love, faith and friendship - with Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible from Genesis to Malachi - with Rev. Dr. Gregory Davidson
    2011:
  • Introduction to the New Testament Jesus in text and proclamation - with Dr. Matthew Anderson
  • History of Christianity From Jesus to Erasmus - with Dr. Lucille Marr
    2010:
  • Christian Theology I - with Rev. Dr. John Vissers and Rev. Dr. John Simons

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