St. John’s College/University of Manitoba:
St. John’s College Mission Statement:
The mission of St. John’s College, as a founding and member College of the University of Manitoba, is to foster community, informed by Anglican tradition, in which students, fellows and staff, working in varied disciplines and programs, are brought together in an intimate, humane and supportive environment. By this means, the College aims to provide a rich and well-rounded educational experience for its members and to promote excellence in theological and secular learning.
All members of St. John’s College must be students of the University of Manitoba. All degrees are granted by the University and courses offered in the College are recognized as regular University courses. St. John’s College offers a number of innovative courses that enhance students’ educational experience.
Online Introduction to Total Ministry
Faculty of Theology and the Institute for Anglican Ministry at St. John’s College offers courses and programs in Bible, Ethics and Philosophy.
Institute for Anglican Ministry:
The Institute for Anglican Ministry (IAM) is the extension arm of the Faculty of Theology. Its mandate is to provide training to help people articulate their faith and to equip them for ministry with a sense of confidence and integrity consistent with the heritage of the Anglican Church.
In particular, IAM provides education and training for “Total Ministry”, an approach to parish life which emphasizes the ministtry of all the baptized. Through non-degree courses, the Institute helps parishes to develop ministry support teams, and to train members for specific ministries both lay and ordained.
Currently, the dioceses of Rupert’s Land and Brandon are using the IAM curriculum to foster Total Ministry in their parishes. Clergy and lay professionals from a number of dioceses are also part of a Ministry Developers’ Network supported by the Institute; with regular opportunities for training and peer review (“Ministry developer” indicates a person working as a consultant and liaison to parishes engaged in Total Ministry, rather than as a traditional parish priest.)
Diploma in Applied Theology:
The Faculty of Theology at St. John’s College exists to offer courses in Bible, theology, and related disciplines. The College is recognized by the Anglican Church of Canada, and we take our place within the Winnipeg Theological Consortium as a member institution. Students typically enrol in the Diploma in Applied Theology program ( 2 year program), but may also register for individual courses as external students from other institutions, where permission has been granted.
Summer Institute of Theology:
Each year St. John’s College Faculty of Theology offers a program of study called the Summer Institute of Theology. The Summer Institute is part of the Diploma in Applied Theology but non-diploma students may also enrol for credit or audit.
The Canadian Studies Program:
The Canadian Studies Program is for students who are interested in a new approach to courses taken within the Faculty of Arts (cross disciplinary approach).
(This website describes the more than 50 scholarhsips, bursaries, and awards offered by St. John’s College.)
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