Asian-Canadian Centre for Theology and Ministry
The Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry was established in 1995 by Knox College to facilitate the theological education of leaders for the rapidly growing Asian-Canadian church in Canada and to encourage their prophetic contribution to The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Recruitment and Education Assistance
The Centre assists the Director of Academic Programs (M.Div.) in identifying and meeting with potential ministerial candidates in the Asian-Canadian community. The Centre also assists the College so that the College constantly provides adequate training for Asian-Canadian ministerial candidates.
Bibliographic Resources on Asian-North American Theology and Ministry
The Centre is building a library to collect literature in English on Asian-North American Theology and Ministry. This collection will be an invaluable resource, not only for students at Knox College, but for the entire church.
Research for the Direction of Asian-Canadian Churches
Through intensive seminars sponsored by the Centre, Asian-Canadian scholars and pastors are brought together to reflect upon some of the critical issues facing Asian-Canadian churches. For example, recent conferences include “Small Group Bible Study in the Korean Church” and “Effective Ministry in the Asian-Canadian Church.”
Studies in Asia
Asian-Canadian theological students are encouraged to spend a year of study in their root culture. The Centre has already created such a bridge with The Presbyterian Theological College and Seminary, Seoul, Korea. The Centre is presently seeking to develop similar relationships with other Asian seminaries (e.g. in Taiwan).
Each year, the Centre, in coordination with the College and Justice Ministries (Life and Mission Agency) of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, holds Crossing Cultures Together, an event that explores the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the church.