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:
- College of St. Andrew’s Registrar phone: 966-5244
- Emmanuel & St. Chad Registrar phone: 975-1550
- Lutheran Theological Seminary Registrar phone: 966-7866
Swan Valley, Manitoba
CPE unit for September 2016-April 2017
Part time (2 days per week)
Ministry sites in west central Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan (Yorkton area).
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 400 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 regional health centres, long term care facilities and community mental health in Swan River Manitoba and Yorkton Sk area.
For further information contact
Rev. Margaret McCallum BA STM RSW
Swan Valley Community Clinical Pastoral Education Program
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