Category: Discussion

Congratulate our 2016 Grads and Companions

Take a moment to congratulate Hubert, Lynn, Jackie, Stan, and/or Jim.

CCS Program Review – Get Involved

We want to make our program even better, and we need people who are good at asking: “Why?” “Why not?” What if…?”

2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report

CCS “Calling” Cards

Do you know someone you think might be called?

Where There’s A Will…

May is LEAVE A LEGACY Month. Now’s the time to make a will if you don’t have one yet.

Five Ways of Talking About Church

On Saturday, February 1st, Ted Dodd was asked to facilitate a conversation with the members of Winnipeg Presbytery, United Church of Canada. He decided to ground this discussion theologically by focusing on several models of ecclesiology/church, hoping to enable an interchange about our core beliefs about faith community.  Here are some notes from Ted’s conversation… …

Strat Planning: have your say

Do you consider yourself part of the CCS community? If you’re a friend, supporter, alumnae/us, student, or volunteer of the Centre for Christian Studies, the Central Council would like your thoughts on where CCS should be going in the next five years.

Congratulate our 2013 Grads and Companions

Leave a comment on the CCS website to congratulate the graduates of the diaconal training program or the Companions of the Centre who are being recognized on April 13 & 14.

Be a part of the Dec. 13 Common Threads

Common Threads is the bi-weekly email update that goes out to members of the CCS community.  For Christmas the editor, Marc, is inviting folks to participate in the final Common Threads of 2012.  Short Christmas wishes, memories, reflections, and blessings fo this time of year are solicited.  He will do his best to include as many …

Meet Cici!

The puppet has been named! “CiCi S.” A blue ribbon panel of experts has combined two entries: Brenda Zanin of Ottawa wrote of her selection “CiCi”: “It’s gender free and it could also be ‘see-see’ -the key learning sense of sight. It’s friendly.” Deb Kigar, of Quebec, had a similar suggestion “CeeCeeS.” So judges took …

Name That Puppet

Lynn Smith, a Social Ministry Year student from Peterborough, made a puppet for CCS and left it here for our use. But s/he needs a name! Can you think of one? Send your replies to The prize is a surprise…

Theology Students Issue Statement of Solidarity with Quebec Protesters

Students of Emmanuel College, a seminary of the University of Toronto, have written a Letter of Solidarity with those in Quebec and elsewhere who invite us to imagine a different approach to education and democracy. The ongoing demonstrations in Quebec, which began as a student strike, have quickly gained support across Canada and around the world. Rising …

Student Recruitment Discussion

At the recent AGM the Task Group on Student Recruitment made a presentation outlining some of their research.  Click here for their report on student recruitment .  (It’s interesting stuff.) At the end of their report are a few discussion questions.  We invite you to leave a comment with your thoughts.  (Or if you don’t …

Tie or No Tie

It’s fall, and we’re gearing up for a new year of learning and preparation for ministry.  As we enter into the new school year, we’re aware that we’re doing so with a new Principal.  Not only that, but with a new-ish Development and Community Relations Coordinator.  It’s time to update the staff photo. Marc wanted …


Marc wants to hear from you.  Leave a comment or email him directly at . The current CCS logo features ‘happy, dancing people.’ In your opinion, does that graphic best portray the Centre of Christian Studies, the essence of its educational ministry and / or the work that is being done and has been …