The Montreal School of Theology (MST) is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $1,000,000 (USD) from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help MST identify, equip, and support pastoral leaders who are able to lead congregations into creative and confident engagement with their ministry context. The full press release is available here: MST Press Release – Lilly Endowment Inc Phase 2...
The Montreal School of Theology seeks a Researcher and Writer to take the lead in a project surveying the needs for pastoral leadership and exploring the distinctive role of MST and its constituent colleges in Montreal as the city emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. Qualifications Required: Strong command of French and English; Strong organizational skills; Interest in pastoral research; Clear oral and written communication skills; Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research with expert synthesis; Self-motivation, work independently and meet deadlines; Comfortable making cold calls; Strong interpersonal skills. Qualifications desired: Familiarity with......
ANGLICAN AND UNITED CHURCH COLLEGES IN MONTREAL ENTER INTO A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE Montreal Diocesan Theological College and the United Theological College are entering into a strategic alliance that will deepen and build on their long-standing collaboration in theological education. Following months of discussions among members of the Boards of Governors, the two colleges have begun an 18-month transition period in which they will explore and plan for the formation of a combined Anglican-United college in Montreal. Over the course of the winter semester, UTC will complete the process of selling its building......
This one-day workshop introduces a simple yet profound process: how to prevent or peacefully resolve differences by connecting with another person’s feelings and needs. You may also connect more deeply and authentically with your own feelings and needs. This approach, used world-wide to resolve disputes, is also known as “Nonviolent Communication”, or “NVC”, developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. Workshop content: The purpose of Constructive Communication “Power Over” vs. “Power With”: the intention behind the model The Jackal and the Giraffe: How life stances affect the language we use The four steps of......
Rev. Dr. Magaret Bullitt-Jonas The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. She serves as Missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ. Her latest book, co-edited with Lea Schade, is Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis. Her website: RevivingCreation.org Preaching Gospel Hope in a Time of Climate Crisis Climate change is called the moral challenge of our time, yet many preachers avoid discussing it. Through......
Dr. Matthew R. Anderson A workshop for congregational pastoral care providers, ministry students, and clergy. Matthew R Anderson (PhD McGill, 1999) is an ordained Lutheran minister. For almost 20 years, he taught New Testament, Pauline letters, and Theology in Film classes at Concordia. Recent works in biblical studies include “Paul and Pauline Letters” (Wiley Encyclopedia of Ancient History), “The Historicity of Acts 20.16 and a Shavu’ot Setting for the Pauline Collection” (under review with NT Studies), and “’Aware-Settler’ Biblical Studies: Breaking Claims of Textual Ownership” (Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies). Topics will......
12 March 2020 The Montreal School of Theology has recently completed a successful re-accreditation process. In November 2019, a visit team from the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada conducted a four-day comprehensive visit to reaffirm the accreditation of the Montreal School of Theology and the McGill School of Religious Studies. MST and McGill are accredited in relationship with one another, a result of the close working relationship between the two institutions. On the basis of that visit, ATS has reaffirmed MST and McGill’s accreditation for a further......
Rev. Jennifer Bourque & Rev. Dr. Hilary Bogert-Winkler A workshop for congregational pastoral care providers, ministry students, and clergy. This workshop will use a case-study approach to analyze and reflect on offering pastoral care with the children and youth of our faith communities. Topics will include: The pastoral care needs of children and youth Social media, pastoral care, and young people Supporting young people through grief and lost Pastoral care as support for children’s and youth’s faith development Integrating care of children and youth into the pastoral care ministry of the congregation.......
Education Intensive: Learning in the Faith Community: From Theory to Practice A three-day workshop for lay and ministry leaders involved in faith formation, learning and leadership development. Workshop participants will Gain a deeper understanding of theories and practices of education in the faith community Increase skills for planning and leadership with different kinds of learners in diverse contexts Explore real life examples, new resources and fresh ideas for faith formation Make practical applications to their local context WORKSHOP INFORMATION: When: From 9 am to 4 pm on Tuesday September 3rd, Wednesday September......