Category: News

Coming This Fall – Word & Example

Mark your calendars. The Centre for Christian Studies will be offering “Ministering by Word & Example” online this fall from October 31 to December 7, 2020 (Mondays and Saturdays). “Word and Example” is our course on the diaconate in the Anglican tradition. It would be a great course for anyone discern a call to deacon …

Images from Relationships 2020

The final learning circle of the 2019-2020 CCS school year ended last week. Relationships was an online spiritual care circle focused on ministry skills to understand and support people in various kinds of relationships. Seven participants (plus program staff) spent six weeks exploring ideas, theologies, and practical issues relating to sexuality and intimate relationships, families, …

Normal Was Not Actually Great

Daniel Hayward shares his perspective on church and COVID-19 through a disability lens.

Pastoral Care: Reframing Adversity

Joan Zaretsky reflects on March’s online pastoral care in the midst of coronavirus workshops.

Spiritual Practice During the Pandemic

Dyanne Marlok was a student in last fall’s Spiritual Practice learning circle. We asked her if that circle has proven useful in the past few months.

Online Tea Party

Update: This was a successful tea party!

Announcing the 20/21 School Year

Fall learning circles available online

Bursary and Scholarship Deadlines Extended

We’ve all been too busy to get our ducks in a row. You can now apply for a scholarship before June 15, 2020, and submit a bursary application by June 30, 2020.

Continuing Continuing

What do you do when you were planning to spend a week at the CCS for continuing education, and then the course moves online? For Steve and for Paul, you move with it.

Images from Ages & Stages 2020

A week of online learning, discussing faith development and ministry for people at all ages.

CCS Graduation 2020

Show some love to our graduates from the Diaconal Ministries program and Certificate in Spiritual Care program!

Political Theology

Recently CCS program staff member David Lappano was interviewed by Prince Doms Odoemena (a local priest in England) as part of his Thinking Faith Project. They discussed the question: “How should a Christian engage in politics?” Check out the video here.

One Year In

It’s been a year since Marion Martin, Tammy Bleue, Keith Hall, and Lynn McGrath graduated from the Centre for Christian Studies in 2019. We wondered how they were doing.

Images from Oppression & Resistance 2020

So much screen time. So much learning.

April Workshops – Working Together

When we heard a sudden need for education and reflection on pastoral care in the midst of a pandemic, we stepped up to meet it.