Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre

P.O. Box 210
Beausejour ROE OCOMB
Phone: (204) 268-3913
Fax: (204) 268-4463

(amalgamation of the Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Resource Centre and the Francis Sandy Theological Centre)

Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual CentreThe Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre is an Aboriginal Theological and Ministry Training Program of the United Church of Canada that prepares Aboriginal people for lay and ordered ministry by affirming a style of leadership appropriate to Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal church experience; and developing and testing curricula and models to uphold this style of learning including theological education by extension programs. The Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre provides cross-cultural and spiritual awareness for the larger community.

The Sandy -Saulteaux Spiritual Centre is located on 36 peaceful acres of wooded parkland beside the Brokenhead River, one mile east of Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada. The buildings include a main Lodge, offices, and three Residential Lodges. Meals are prepared on site.

The Programs

The Five-Year Community Based Ministry Program leads to a Diploma in Aboriginal Ministry. The Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre has Testamur of the UCC: People completing the Five-Year Program can be Ordained or Commissioned to Diaconal Ministry.

A Three-Year Program leads to recognition as a Designated Lay Minister.

The Community Based Model balances field work in the community with Two-week Learning Circles four times a year at the Centre.

Learning Circle Course may be taken by lay people and as continuing education for clergy.

Through partnerships with other Universities, graduates may continue studies for a Bachelor of Arts.

Cross-cultural programs are offered for all ages.

For more information please visit the website.