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Knox College announces Pre-Convocation Workshop by Dr. Jane Dawson

Illustration: 16th century image of a boy singing the metrical psalms (from the Wode Psalter)

All are welcome. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

PRE-CONVOCATION WORKSHOP, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., by Professor Jane Dawson

The challenges of parish ministry (in 16th century Scotland)

Reading the Bible; singing in worship; marriage and sexual relations; young people’s place in the church; reconfiguring old church buildings. These are a few of the issues that early ministers faced in creating a Reformed Church in Scotland – and these same issues have clear echoes in today’s world. What can we learn from these challenges in 16th century parish ministry?

Professor Jane Dawson, John Knox biographer and preeminent Scottish Reformation scholar, will introduce Scotland’s parishes in their first 80 years. The workshop group will then examine the particular themes that emerge from that historical period and have strong resonances today.

All are welcome. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Learn about other events happening at this year’s Convocation.>

Director of Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry


The Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry is searching for a passionate, energetic, engaging, and visionary part time director who will lead the Centre with a focus on 2nd generation ministry in Asian Canadian churches. If you envision yourself in this leadership capacity, please submit your application (please note that this is a 3-year contract position).



  • 1.5 or 2nd generation Asian Canadian
  • holds a degree in theology such as an MDiv, MRE, DMin, or PhD
  • minimum 3 yrs. experience in 2nd generation Asian Canadian ministry
  • excellent skills in administration, fundraising and public relations
  • ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff in a theological education setting



The primary responsibility is to administer all facets of the work of the Centre, to fundraise for the Centre in cooperation with the Development office of Knox College, and to work with faculty of Knox College in setting out a research plan focused on the second generation.  Other related professional opportunities may arise as the Centre consolidates its research plans and future vision.




  • in consultation with the Principal of the College, plan, co-ordinate and oversee the Centre’s activities, events and programs with help from appropriate committees such as the Asian Canadian Youth program
  • plan various Council and committee meetings
  • work with the chair of the Council and committee heads.
  • liaison with Knox College in welcoming exchange students and visiting scholars from Asia.
  • with the Principal of the College, work to develop networking relationships with Asian-Canadian Churches and other Asian theological schools
  • Other duties as required


  • propose research topics for Asian Canadian Churches with a focus on current and future ministry for and with 2nd generation and to consult with Knox College, as needed
  • recruit researchers from Knox College, the Asian Canadian Churches and Universities.
  • apply for grants and other funding for research projects.


  • plan and administrate fundraising events for the Centre with DPSP committee in consultation with the Development office of the College write letters for donations to the Asian Canadian churches regularly
  • visit the Han-Ca Presbyteries and other Asian Church Presbyteries in order to
  • introduce and promote the Centre’s activities, build relationships and to seek financial support.


Application Process

Please submit:

  • letter of interest including your vision for Asian Canadian 2nd generation ministry
  • current resume
  • two professional letters of reference with one from a ministry organization to:


          Rev. Soojin Chung, Chair of  the Council,  

         by email:  soo_jin_chung@yahoo.com

         by mail:    Knox College,

                          59 St. George St.

                          Toronto, ON M5S 2E6

                          Attn: Rev. Soojin Chung

                                   Chair, Asian Centre
























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