The Certificate in Christian Faith and Life
Certificate in Christian Faith and Life
The Certificate in Christian Faith and Life does not require an undergraduate degree. The courses can be taken for interest or credit. Instructors are Knox College Faculty and graduate students as well as others drawn from the TST and PCC.
The Certificate requires one to complete four basic courses in the areas of Bible, Theology, History and Lay Ministry and four elective courses in various areas of theological inquiry.
The certificate courses are all taught by distance education. Below are the courses that are offered and being developed for the Certificate in Christian Faith and Life.
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Amos: A Social Prophet for Our Time
- Thinking Theologically
- Evil Suffering and the Love of God
- Not Just Any God but a Triune God
- From then until Now the Church Over Two Millennia
- Transitions in Canadian Presbyterianism
- Go and Make Disciples of all Nations
- Religious Diversity in our Neighbourhood
- Lay Ministry Serving the Church and the World
- Reformed Faith and Spirituality
- Reformed Worship
- The Word Proclaimed
- Re-visioning Christian Education
- Presbyterian Polity (In development)
- Caring for God’s People (In development)
Re-visioning Christian Education
“Where is Christian Education situated in the current church?”
Basic Course – Jan. 21 – Feb. 25, 2013
Instructor: The Rev. Jennifer Donnelly
Details: What is Christian Education? How can we reshape Christian Education in our congregation in order to revitalize the church? Keeping these questions in mind, we will open the world of Christian Education, engage in dialogue with theorists in Christian Education and with our peers online. We will explore and reshape ways of Christian Education for today’s church, and create a vision of Christian education in order to revitalize the congregation.
Instructor: For the past eight years, The Rev. Jen Donnelly has served in Armour Heights Presbyterian Church as their Associate Minister for children, youth and young families. She has directed two Presbyterian day camps, and was a cadet chaplain for the Canadian Military in Whitehorse, Yukon. Currently she organizes Christian Education workshops throughout Canada via Canadian Ministries (TLC). Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family; husband Matt & two children, Niamh and Eoghan.
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Transitions in Canadian Presbyterianism
“How has The Presbyterian Church in Canada evolved over history?”
Elective Course - Mar. 18 – April 22, 2013
Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Stuart Macdonald
Details: This course will examine selected historical and cultural events which have shaped The Presbyterian Church In Canada. Topics to be covered will include Presbyterian involvement in temperance and other social gospel activities; the impact of the creation of the United Church of Canada in 1925; changing women’s roles including the ordination of women and other significant developments in the church since 1945.
Instructor: Stuart Macdonald has been on the faculty of Knox College since 1996 and currently serves as Professor of Church and Society. The history of The Presbyterian Church in Canada is one of the areas in which he teaches. He also has written in this area including a forthcoming chapter on Canadian Presbyterians in World War I, a chapter on Presbyterians and ethnicity, and ongoing publications on the church in Canada since World War II. He is an ordained minister in The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
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