Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry

Training Programs - Upcoming Courses


DMin Courses in Rural Ministry and Community Development:


Ecumenical Shared Ministry Congregations  (HA 756)
Professor: Sandra Beardsall
St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon
January 11-15, 2016

This course will explore the dynamics particular to developing and sustaining ecumenical ministry initiatives in congregational settings. It covers the history and structures of such ministries, and includes the study of practical issues such as starting up and forming covenants and agreements, the pastoral challenges, and the theological questions that emerge. The course will also engage participants in questions of Christian identity and otherness.
For more information contact:



For more information about courses and to register contact one of the three Saskatoon seminaries:

Registrar:  St. Andrew’s College (United Church):
 standrews.registrar@usask.ca; phone: 306--975-1588


Registrar: Lutheran Theological Seminary:
registrar.lts@usask.ca; phone: 306-966-7866


Registrar: College of Emmanuel and St. Chad (Anglican):
esc.registrar@usask.ca; phone: 306-975-1588




1. Clnical Pastoral Education (CPE) in Rural Settings

Swan Valley, Manitoba

This program is available to anyone. It is a satellite program of the long-established CPE programs at the Saskatoon Institute for Pastoral Education. It consists of 200 hours of experience in a rural community ministry site as well as the opportunity for small group seminars and theological reflection with a trained CPE supervisor and ones' peers.

Seminars in the program focus on guided experiences in community-based care-giving together with group, individual and mentored reflection. Students learn skills related to crisis intervention, suicide prevention, mental health issues as well as working with intergenerational families and issues of loss and grief. The program includes contextual immersion and reflection opportunities including a guided wilderness walk, a tour of a farming operation, an opportunity to reflect on the interaction of aboriginal and non-aboriginal culture, attendance at a farm auction, and the opportunity to lead worship in a small village church.

Opportunities for placement include the 55 bed Swan Valley Health Centre, three long term care facilities, community health services such as Mental Health, Palliative Care and other community agencies such as the Crisis Centre (domestic abuse), the Justice System and the Food Bank.

Free billeting is available to out of town students.

For further information contact Supervisor Rev. Margaret McCallum at swanvalleycpe@gmail.com.







About the photo (above):

Awarding of 19 Diplomas in Indigenous Anglican Theology at the 2008 Convocation of The University of Emmanuel College-College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in partnership with the Dr. William Winter School of Ministry in the Diocese of Keewatin.