The Montreal Diocesan Theological College
Montreal Diocesan Theological College (MDTC) is an Anglican theological college and a founding member of The Montreal School of Theology in affiliation with McGill University.
The aim of the College's programs is to assist our students to become learned, creative and competent ministers. This goal is normally achieved through co-operating with our partner colleges in the Montreal School of Theology (MST) and through our affiliation with McGill University.
Students are invited:
to cultivate a thoughtful and responsible reception of the living Christian tradition by engaging its sources, i.e., scripture, history, theology, religion, culture, and experience
to relate those sources to contemporary concerns, e.g., ecology, gender relations, interculturalism, global context, etc.
to develop sensitivity to other religions and cultural traditions so that the gospel may be proclaimed with respect for all God's people; and
to nurture habits of worship, integration, and fellowship toward Christian maturity.
Academic study, participation in the fellowship of the praying Church, and practical experience in ministry are essential elements in this educational process.
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The Centre for Lay Education
The Centre for Lay Education exists in order to encourage lay people (and clergy) in their baptismal ministry of being Christ in the world. Through educational programs and events, many people are assisted in growing deeper into their faith and deeper into the heart of the world. The Director, Tim Smart, works with a Steering Committee of enthusiastic lay and ordained people to develop and oversee programs of interest in the Diocese of Montreal.
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The ministry of Lay Readers is performed in the conduct of public worship, instruction in the Christian faith, the provision of pastoral care within their community, and other duties requested of them. Lay Readers make a specific commitment to their Bishop, Parish priest, and Church Wardens to use their skills and their developing gifts in ministry to the glory of God, for the benefit of the people within and beyond their own congregations. Authority is given by the Bishop in the form of a licence following a probationary period of training.
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