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The objective of this initiative is to equip clergy and lay leaders in rural and remote places to help their churches be catalysts for the development of healthy Canadian communities. A resource centre for rural ministry, it includes offering a Doctor of Ministry in Rural Ministry and Community Development by distance with short courses on site. Also offers certificates for lay leaders in faith and rural life and in rural stress intervention. Includes Clinical Pastoral Education in rural settings. Also hosts conferences every two years, with approximately 60 people attending. Includes a focus on reconciliation and friendship building with First Nations.


Affiliated with Saskatoon Theological Union (St. Andrew’s College, College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, and Lutheran Theological Seminary)

Basic orientation (eg. organization development, catechetical, or missional)

Missional/community development training for clergy and lay leaders

Primarily designed to be implemented by (eg lay or ordained; diocesan staff)

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies according to program and course

Approximate duration

Offers short (1 – 2 day) courses as well as multi-year programs

Denominational orientation (eg. Anglican or other)

Any denomination or faith group

Broader context (eg. rural or urban; size of parish)

Rural and small congregations

For more information

Email Dr. Cam Harder or Colleen Rickard

Room 48 – 114 Seminary Crescent
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 0X3

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Reviewed: May 25, 2016