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Continuing your education

Huron's Faculty of Theology offers the MA (Theology) for students interested in pursuing a graduate Master's degree with an emphasis on the integration of theological vision and the theological disciplines. You may also be interested in the Faculty of Theology's undergraduate formational and academic degrees (MDiv and MTS), as well as a wide variety of continuing education, non-credit, and diploma offerings, such as the Licentiate in Theology.

 

Licentiate in Theology (LTh) Diploma
Lectures & Non-Credit Courses & DLM
University-Level Theology Courses

Deepen your knowledge of faith with each course your complete in this pre-degree diploma program. Courses in the LTh program are also available individually to lay people and clergy, outside the LTh stream.

By entering into agreements with other theological educational institutions, Huron has ensured that students across Canada, and across denominational traditions, will have a full range of course options. This is a pre-degree diploma program intended for those who take seriously a call to Ministry while recognizing that "Ministry" is manifested in many diverse yet equal ways.  For example, the LTh may be:  

  • for your personal development,  
  • to deepen your knowledge for discipleship, or 
  • for those contemplating Ordained Ministry, or 
  • for those preparing for Diaconal Ministry, or 
  • for those already engaged in Ministry who are seeking to complement their education. 

Course Requirements:

A total of 16 courses, with an overall average of 65%, will be needed for successful completion of the LTh. The courses will usually run for 6 weeks at 2-3 contact hours per week; however, on-line and intensive courses will also be offered.   
 
Of the 16 courses, you will need to complete: 

  • 2 in the core area of Theological Studies 
  • 2 in the core area of Sacred Texts 
  • 2 in the core area of History of Religion 
  • 10 Electives

Admission Requirement:   Applicants must hold a secondary school graduation diploma or equivalent. 

 

Upcoming Courses 2019: 


Journeying through the Bible: A Guide to Leading Bible Studies
POSTPONED CONTACT
janstead@uwo.ca with your interest
Monday Evenings, April 29 – June 3, 2019 (Excluding May 20) 6:30-9:30 pm (at Huron)
Instructor: Rev. Janet Anstead
Detailed Course Outline:  here
Have you ever wanted to lead a Bible Study but felt overwhelmed by the prospect? Are you left unmoved by some of the prepared Study Series available to be used? This course will give you the tools necessary so that you will have confidence in creating a Bible Study which will speak to your context and your audience.  Although the focus of the course will be on providing the necessary tools, opportunities will be created in which those tools will be used within the context of a mini-Bible Study.  The best way to learn is often to do!

Evangelism:  What Makes a Growing Congregation?
Saturday & Sunday, May 18-19, 2019, 10 am-6 pm (at St. Georges’, Clarksburg*)
Instructor:  The Rev. Grayhame Bowcott
Detailed Course Outline:  here
For lay leaders and future practitioners in ministry.  Gain a toolbox of resources to encourage vital practices that have been proven to enable congregational vitality and membership growth. The course will draw upon current research within the Canadian Anglican ministry context into methods of increasing congregation capacity in order to foster new Christian relationships, or in other words, evangelism. 
*Register by phone, 519.599.3047 or email administrator@stgeorgesclarksburg.ca; part of our Saugeens Theology Series.  

Liturgy:  Forming a Gospel-Shaped People
Saturday & Sunday, May 18-19, 2019, 10 am-6 pm (St. George’s, Clarksburg). 
Instructor:  The Rev. Dr. Jay Koyle
Detailed Course Outline: here
Discipleship is following in the way of Jesus, whom we encounter definitively in the gospel story. Anglican Tradition presumes ‘common prayer' is the primary mode of formation in the Christian life. Yet, too often, misunderstanding or neglect impoverishes liturgical celebration in our congregations, undermining the vitality of the church’s identity and witness.  Be inspired and informed, regardless of your theological background or liturgical role(s), as you explore how you might better participate and provide leadership in worship that transforms lives for the sake of the gospel.

Administration:  Running Healthy Churches
Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16, 2019, 10 am – 6 pm (at St. Georges’, Clarksburg*)
Instructor:  The Ven. Dr. James Sutton
Dr. James Sutton has served six parishes of various sizes and configurations over 35 years and was Archdeacon of Brant/Norfolk and Oxford deaneries for 10 years. He holds a doctorate from McCormick in Chicago, having specialized in parish revitalization.
*Register by phone, 519.599.3047 or email administrator@stgeorgesclarksburg.ca; part of our Saugeens Theology Series.  


Application for Huron and Brandon courses: 

Application form

Complete this application form and send it to us at least two weeks before each class is to begin.  (If this date has passed, contact the Faculty of Theology directly to see whether there is still space in the class.)  If there is insufficient registration in a course, that course will be cancelled and your fees refunded. 
 If you must withdraw from the course during the course or during the two weeks prior to the course beginning, then we will credit your account with the course fee, and you may use this amount toward a future LTh course at Huron. 

Cost:  $300 per course (unless otherwise indicated on course description).  $150 for auditors.  Group discounts:  Groups of 4-7, -$10 each; Groups of 8+, $20 each


Sacred Matter: Shining Light on Faith and Mental Health
Holy Cross Lecture
Orr Lecture
Jain Lecture
Designated Lay Ministers Courses (UCC)

Sacred Matter: Shining Light on Faith and Mental Health
Join us for this community conference about mental health, hope, and the role of faith in the care and recovery of those who live with mental illness.
With inspiring keynote speakers, engaging workshops, and moments of music, worship, and grace, the conference aims to
create a space for safe and authentic conversation about the sacred matter of mental health. 

Keynote Speakers:
The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop
The Rev. Canon Martha Tatarnic, Author of The Living Diet: A Christian Journey to Joyful Eating

Conference Overview:
May 10, 1:30 - 5:00 pm: Welcome and Panel Discussion, “The Hope of Healing,” $20
May 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm: Gospel Jamboree, Free
May 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Keynotes addresses and workshops, $40

Entire conference: $50
Contact: Kathryn Schade at kschade4@huron.uwo.ca or 519.438.7224, ext. 609

17th Annual Holy Cross Lecture
Monday, September 17, 2018, 7 pm, Great Hall, Huron

"The Limits of the State"
Dr. Gary Badcock
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, and Peache Professor of Divinity
The Holy Cross Lecture, for the wider theology community, is given each fall by a member of faculty. 
Public Lecture, Free Admission
Free parking after 6 pm in Huron's student lot, south end of Huron (not in Pay & Display or Guest Parking)

48th Annual R. T Orr Lecture

Sunday, March 17, 7:30 pm, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
with Dr. Rowan Williams
"Theology & Human Rights:  Conflict & Convergence?"

About Dr. Williams
Dr. Williams is a Welsh Anglican bishop, theologian and poet, who, from 2002 to 2012, was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England. He was previously the Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales, making him the first Archbishop of Canterbury in modern times not to be appointed from within the Church of England.   Williams spent much of his earlier career as an academic at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford successively. He speaks three languages and reads at least nine.[4]

About the R. T Orr Lecture Series
Since November 25, 1970, the R. T Orr Public Lecture series has been held each year in memory of Mr. Robinson T Orr, the son of a prominent London and London Township family of five generations, a successful businessman, an active layman in the Anglican Church, a staunch supporter of Huron University College, and a man of outstanding qualities.  Mr. Orr was a Lifetime Honorary Member of Huron's Corporation.

Through the R. T Orr Lecture, supported out of the legacy left to Huron by Mr. Orr, it has been possible for the College to bring to London scholars of international reputation and outstanding theological educators.  Some past lecturers have been Premier Clyde K. Wells, Walter Wink, Michael Coogan, Adela Yarbro Collins, E. P. Sanders, John Dominic Crossan,Walter Brueggemann, and N.T. Wright.

Past Orr Lectures:

45th R. T Orr Lecture, November 2, 2016
A Spiritually-Infused Universe
Pushing Back on Deism & Flirting with Superstition
by the Very Rev. Ian Markham, PhD

44th R. T Orr Lecture, November 25, 2015
​​The Challenge of Pauline Theology
by Rt. Rev. Dr. N.T. Wright
Research Professor of New Testament & Early Christianity, University of St. Andrews
(watch online on Youtube)

43rd R. T Orr Lecture, October 25, 2014
"Fidelity in a Culture of Certitude"
Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
(watch online on Youtube)

 

Designated Lay Ministers (DLM) Courses for UCC

The following courses are offered to those working toward DLM status in the United Church of Canada in a distance/online format.  The instructor is Rev. Dr. Bradley Morrison.  Details and applications are below (under construction): 
 
United Church History Studies 
 
Hebrew Bible & United Church Ministry 

New Testament & United Church Ministry 
 
United Church Polity Studies 
 
Theological Studies and United Church Ministry 


 

Come back to Huron and take a course for credit (or audit, with permission of Instructor & Dean)! Those with a prior university degree may register for one of our current theology courses as a Special Student.  

Consider the graduate-level MA in Theology to enrich your current knowledge and your work in Theology.  Those working 10 or more hours per week apply as part-time students and finish the degree in three years.  Full-time students complete in two.

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Sandra Rice

Assistant to the Dean of Theology
519.438.7224 ext. 289
sricehuron.uwo.ca
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