Emmanuel and St. Chad

The Doctor of Ministry in Rural Ministry and Community Development is a program of the Saskatoon Theological Union, with the resources and support of the Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry. Structured in a cohort-based, distance-education format, this three-year degree aims to help rural ministers lead their congregations in more effective engagement with their communities.

Centre for Christian Studies

The Leadership Development Module is a 2-week intensive course, offered twice per year, usually in June and in August. Each year one LDM is held in Winnipeg and one somewhere else in Canada. The LDM can be taken as a stand-alone course or as the introduction to the CCS Diploma Program or 1-year Certificate Program. (It is a prerequisite for all other CCS programs.)

Toronto School of Theology

The Doctor of Ministry is a professional degree, for those primarily seeking to integrate advanced theological study with the practice of ministry. Students must have a first degree in theology and will have spent at least five years in professional ministry. It is taught in a collaborative and ecumenical context and requires a thesis.


Graduate Certificate in Missional Leadership and Formation is a cohort-based graduate program to help leaders in the church engage with and learn from some of the most recent work in the areas of missional leadership and formation. This program will be both theologically rigorous and thoroughly practical in equipping experienced clergy with training and skill development for the following tasks: forming Christians in a post-Christendom context, cultivating missional practices in stressed parishes, strengthening preaching and worship for mission, and leading in times of change. The program, consisting of four courses taken together in a cohort from August to June, is designed so that current church leaders can develop and strengthen their leadership skills while continuing in their full time ministry positions. It will conclude with a project or written thesis.

Saint Paul

Graduate Diploma in Contemplative Theology and Spiritual Mentorship is intended for students in theology who have taken basic courses in spirituality and wish to deepen their knowledge in this area, and for students in counselling and spirituality or for professionals in psychology who wish to deepen the spiritual dimension. The program consists of five courses offered on campus in a single year: two courses each in the Fall and Winter, in a weekend format, and a two-week intensive in May. The program cohort is limited to fifteen people in order to assure group discussion and learning in a seminar format.

Doctor of Ministry is an applied research degree program designed to give professionals a deeper appreciation of the plurality of forms and understandings of ministry. It assists students in developing knowledge and appropriate methodologies for the advanced critical study of ministry through applied research, combining the resources of theological study and reflection with the methodologies of the social sciences to equip leaders with the skills needed for critical practicum research and the generation of new knowledge. The program is considered a full-time program of study and all students must complete at least six sessions of full-time registration. Even though students may not be physically on-campus throughout this period and on-campus instruction will be offered in intensive two-week modules, students are required to follow a schedule of readings and assignments and to engage in on-going research based on their professional practice of ministry. Students are expected to complete all requirements within four years.