Vancouver School of Theology Native Ministries Consortium

July 11, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Vancouver BC

Vancouver School of Theology

NMC Summer School

Please note that preparations for 2016 NMC Summer School are ongoing. Our website will be updated with current information in the upcoming weeks.

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The Native Ministries Consortium Summer School is offered annually during two weeks in July.

This is an opportunity for students who are often isolated from one another to gather, learn and worship together. It is also an opportunity for intensive course work for students in the Native Ministries Program. The Summer School serves people from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, with an international and largely Aboriginal faculty.

NMC Mission

To empower and facilitate leadership, spiritual expression and justice to enable Indigenous people to exercise self determination with the Christian Church and in society. Under NMC initiation and active participation, the Indigenous Studies Centre at Vancouver School of Theology offers a Master of Divinity degree by extension for people in Native Ministries.


Registration can be completed by mail or online through Paypal. If paying by mail, please fill out the form in the brochure below, and remit payment to: Native Ministries Consortium Vancouver School of Theology 6040 Iona Dr. Vancouver, BC, V6T 2E8

Program Brochure/Registration (4MB)


Register Online (PayPal)


Summer School Courses


Native Ministries Summer School courses are nonsectarian and interdisciplinary.  Courses examine historical and social data, literary-oral traditions, artistic and other cultural aspects of Indigenous religions.  Courses also examine the philosophical and theological dimensions of aboriginal thought.  Daily attendance and the keeping of a journal are usually the requirements for those taking the course for NMC credit. Native Ministries Summer School courses may be taken for transfer credit.  Please contact the Native Ministries Program office to inquire about transferable degree credit.


A $35 (Cdn) non-refundable fee is due with your registration.  This is in addition to other fees.


Tuition is $300 (Cdn) per course for NMC credit (15 contact hours).  Auditors pay full tuition.  Spouses of students registered in the NMC program pay a fee of $25 per course to audit a course.  Tuition fees can be paid in advance.  All fees are payable in Canadian dollars at registration.  We accept MasterCard and Visa.


In the event of low registrations, some courses may be cancelled.  Information on course cancellation will be available on our website in early June.


Gage and Carey will give limited priority to NMC Summer School Students if they identify themselves as NMC attendees. PLEASE CONTACT THEM AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO ARRANGE YOUR ACCOMODATION. Deadline: Monday June 12th 2015 Place your reservations for week #1 (July 13 to July 17) at UBC conferences and accommodation through the following link: UBC Conferences and Accomodation Phone | Toll Free: 1-888-822-1030 / Local: 604-822-1000. Single rooms in shared apartments: $47.00 To place reservations for week #2 (July 20 to July 24), please contact Carey Centre: Phone: 604-224-4308. Single rooms from $80.00 to $86.00. Because housing is limited, students attending for both weeks should plan on moving the short distance from Gage to Carey on Saturday, July 18 2015. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE AT BOTH INSTITUTIONS. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to place reservations for his/her accommodation. Be aware that after the deadline (June 12th 2015), space will no longer be held solely for NMC students. Please plan accordingly! Some housing may also be available at St. Andrew’s Hall. Contact [email protected] for more information. Single rooms in shared apartments: $57.00.


NMC offers breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday at a cost of $125 per person, per week.  Lunch only $75 per person, per week. Our ability to respond to special dietary needs is limited.


Deadline for applications is May 15, 2015

Please right-click and choose “Save As” or “Save Target As” to download a copy of the application. This is necessary if you wish to edit and submit the form electronically.

Financial Aid Application

Limited funding is available from the H.R. MacMillan Fund for those who are ordained.  Application forms are available by following the link in the online NMC brochure or above, by email request to [email protected] or by phoning the NMC office.

MacMillan Fund Application



Deadline for applications is June 2, 2015

Limited funds are available to assist students attending summer school.  Application forms are available by email request to [email protected] or by phoning the NMC office.