The Seminary of The Christian Community in North America is now located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) of Ontario, Canada, offering a full complement of programs for fall of 2019.  The Toronto based website is under construction and will be live soon!  If you’d like to contact us click Contact Us.

Our Toronto Based Programs:

Programs encompass: a Distance Learning Program, six month on-site programs with the themes “Knowing Christ” and “Walking with Christ”, an off-site mission program and a six month ordination preparation program in Europe and  Toronto.  Additionally, open courses continue to be offered to a wider public as  well as webinars, a new format for connecting with a large audience at a distance, which have been added for world-wide reach.

Canada provides the opportunity for North American and international students to study for six months without a study permit.  This makes study at the seminary possible for international students by specifically designing six month independent programs.  Each has been designed to stand alone and be complimented by student’s independent study.  This allows for students to return to their home country to engage in employment and family life while working on research, reflection and preparation of presentations which will then be shared at St. John’s gatherings in the US and other sites each year.

Acceptance into a program is by application and discussion between the student and seminary directors arriving at a mutual agreement.

Distance Learning Program (DLP)
Theme:  Orientation and Discernment
Reading, open course participation.  Regular conversations with Directors plus on-line classes.  Followed by a retreat during St. John’stide.

Six Month On-Site Program
Theme: Knowing Christ
In Toronto October to March with a two week Christmas break. At home independent research and deepening April to June/July.  Followed by a retreat during St. John’stide.

Six Month On-Site Program
Theme: Walking with Christ
In Toronto October to March with a two week Christmas break. At home independent research and deepening April to June/July.  Followed by a retreat during St. John’stide.

Off-site Mission Year
In congregations or other off-site mission-based service work from September to June

Six Month Ordination Preparation Program
The ordination preparation course takes place in both Europe and Toronto with the support of the leadership of the worldwide movement for religious renewal.

Open Courses
In addition to providing training for the vocation of priest, the Seminary offers open courses. The programs include the daily celebration of the Act of Consecration of Man, some shared meals, Gospel study, workshops, and lectures.

Opportunities for Young Adults
The purpose of the seminary is to open up the path to ordination into The Christian Community priesthood.  Financially supporting young people who wish to visit and attend seminary open courses at the Toronto seminary serves this purpose.

If you would like to support young people visiting the seminary in this way, please visit the Donate page and note this with your contribution.
The future of the Christian Community lies in the hands of a new generation of priests finding their way to ordination.

More Information
For further information about open courses and webinars, please click the links to the right of this page.  Please contact us at info@christiancommunityseminary.org.

Spring 2019 Seminary Newsletter 

We hope you enjoy the Spring 2019 seminary newsletter