Dr. William Winter School for Ministry
The College of Emmanuel & St. Chad
The Diploma in Indigenous Anglican Theology
The Diploma is a program of the Dr. William Winter School of Ministry in the Diocese of Keewatin in association with The College of Emmanuel and St. Chad.
Requirements to receive the diploma
Students must attend eight 14-day residential summer and winter sessions offered by the Dr. William Winter School over a four-year period, and must complete the required learning and assignments to the satisfaction of the course instructors.
Areas covered in the eight required sessions
The course work covers a wide range of topics, which will assist students in developing greater knowledge, and skill in:
understanding and interpreting the Bible;
ministering in and giving leadership to the life of the church in aboriginal communities, and in the wider church in Canada;
leading Anglican worship in aboriginal languages and English,
preaching and teaching the Christian faith;
the theology, history, and practices of the Anglican Church;
pastoral ministry, helping and counselling people;
the tradition and wisdom of the elders.
An internship is a period of work and learning in a parish somewhere in the Diocese of Keewatin. It’s a chance to see how different congregations work, and to be alongside a senior priest. Usually the student, the School, and the parish and its priest negotiate together about what duties the student will be responsible for and how they will be supported, helped, and receive feedback for their growth. The Dr. William Winter School will assist students in arranging for suitable periods of internship over the four years. This will depend on the needs and schedules of individual students
One instructor during each session will be a member of the faculty of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, or another scholar or teacher engaged by the College from the wider Canadian Anglican community. Other instructors will be drawn from professionals in fields such as counselling and language studies. Still other instructors will be Elders and senior clergy from the communities in the Diocese of Keewatin.
The Diploma and Ordination Requirements
The decision to ordain individuals rests with the Bishop of the Diocese, who usually consults with other advisors and the community. Completion of the Diploma in Indigenous Anglican Theology fulfils one prerequisite for ordination in the Diocese of Keewatin.
Diploma in Indigenous Anglican Theology—a step to further study and accreditation
An individual who has completed and received the Diploma in Indigenous Anglican Theology, with the special recommendation of the Diocese of Keewatin, can apply to the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad for a special credit. The Diploma Program will be considered to equal two years toward a Bachelor of Theology degree. Students who successfully complete ten more three-credit courses in theological areas at an approved university or theological college,will be admitted by the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad to the degree of Bachelor of Theology. Individuals who already hold a university degree are eligible for the degree of Master of Divinity, once they have completed the additional ten three-credit courses.
Fees for the Diploma Program
Course fees for the program are set by the Dr. William Winter School. Those registered in the diploma program will pay their course fees to the Dr. William Winter School. A small portion of these fees will be forwarded to the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad. The College provides a small bursary to the Dr. William Winter School for each student registered in the program.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Dr. William Winter School of Ministry, or consult your parish priest. The Dr. William Winter School establishes the requirements for admission to the Diploma Program.
The Dr. William Winter School of Ministry
c/o 915 Ottawa Street PO Box 567, Keewatin, Ontario. P0X 1C0
Tel: (807) 547-3353
Fax: (807) 547-3356
Archdeacon Larry Beardy
Tel: (204) 342-2247
Fax: (204) 342-2893
E-mail: [email protected]
For more information please visit the website.