St. Andrew’s links
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and about the wider community of faith that St. Andrew’s participates in? The following links are just a sample of the many millions of online resources about Presbyterian and Reformed churches and ministries.
Additional links to other Presbyterian & Reformed churches are available from the “Ecumenism in Canada” website.
Camp Christopher exists to enable people to deepen their understanding and experience of God as Creator, Saviour, Sustainer and Lord. This will occur primarily in a community that has temporarily ‘come apart’ into the out-of-doors. Camp Christopher flourishes, thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, camp committee members, staff and campers. Camp Christopher property is owned by the Synod of Saskatchewan of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Since 1989 the summer programs have been a Shared Ministry of the River Bend Presbytery of the United Church of Canada and the Synod of Saskatchewan of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. It is an accredited member of the Saskatchewan Camping Association (SCA).
This website is prepared by Nick Jesson. The purpose of the site is to call the churches to the goal of visible unity in one faith, one baptism, and one eucharistic fellowship. This is the vision expressed in the Faith & Order documents of the World Council of Churches, in the Second Vatican Council, and in numerous ecumenical texts produced in the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to an uncompromising commitment to the goal of visible unity, this website also witnesses to two other important ecumenical principles: that Christian unity is an ecclesial gift; and that the search for Christian unity is an integral aspect of Christian discipleship. The first of these principles means that ecumenical engagement always implicates our churches, it is a communal enterprise, and it is not primarily about indulging our personal curiosity. The second principle reflects the source of the ecumenical task, the very mission of the church. In baptism and in public profession of faith, we share in the church’s mission: to free the prisoners, comfort the dying, bind up the wounded, and care for the poor; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour, the Good News of salvation, to baptize all nations, to teach all that Christ has commanded. The ecumenical movement is bound up in Christ’s mission: to reconcile all people to himself.
Through KAIROS, 11 churches and religious organizations work together in faithful action for ecological justice and human rights. We are an ecumenical movement for ecological justice and human rights, an interchurch coalition for social justice. Formed in 2001 by bring together over 10 previous inter-church coalitions, our justice commitments reach back over 40 years. We have a Board made up of representatives of our eleven churches and religious organizations, a staff of 19, in two offices (Toronto and Ottawa), five program Circles that help guide our work, and a network of activists in Canada, and partners in Canada and around the world. The Presbyterian Church in Canada has been a member of KAIROS since its predecessor bodies were established in the 1960s and 70s.
A theological College of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC), federated with the University of Toronto, and a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology (TST). Students and faculty at Knox College enjoy the vast resources of TST. Member schools of TST include: Trinity and Wycliffe Colleges (Anglican), Emmanuel College (United Church), St. Michael’s and Regis Colleges and St. Augustine’s Seminary (Roman Catholic). In addition, McMaster Divinity College (Baptist), the Institute for Christian Studies (Christian Reformed Church), Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (ELCIC), and Conrad Grebel College (Mennonite) are associated colleges. Together these contribute Library resources, more than 100 faculty, 1300 students (basic and advanced degree) and some 300 course offerings. The Basic Degree curriculum shares a common timetable to facilitate interaction. The Advanced Degree courses are organized through TST.
The website of our national church body. From this site you can find resources for all aspects of being Presbyterian in Canada today.
Presbyterian College, Montreal
“The Presbyterian College is a theological College of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and a member of the McGill University Consortium of theological colleges. Its primary goal is to educate candidates for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The College seeks to be a centre for education and research in Reformed theology, attracting students from churches in Canada, the U.S.A. and elsewhere.” [from their website]
PWS&D is the development, relief and refugee agency of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Together with our ecumenical partners, PWS&D works through Action by Churches Together to respond to the needs of our global community.
“St. Andrew’s Hall is a college of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, located on the University of British Columbia campus — one of Canada’s premier universities. St. Andrew’s Hall exercises its charter to teach theology and prepare candidates for ministry through its association with the Vancouver School of Theology. St. Andrew’s Hall maintains 93 housing units ranging from “quads” (four individual bedrooms around a common living area) to townhouses. During the academic year these residences are available to all full-time students. St. Andrew’s Hall seeks to be a welcoming Christian presence on the campus of a secular university. Two chaplains are available for residents and a number of Christian organizations are hosted in our facilities. St. Andrew’s Hall is actively seeking to strengthen its outreach to the wider community.” [from their website]
“VST is officially sponsored by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian churches in Canada and the Presbyterian and United Methodist churches in the United States. As such, the School is a multi-denominational community. Community members come from many different Christian traditions. By learning with people of different backgrounds, we learn much more than books can tell us. We have an opportunity to learn how to create — and live in — a faithful community.” [from the VST website]
The WMS is a community of Christians whose purpose, in response to the love of God in Jesus Christ, is to encourage one another and all the people of the church to be involved in local and world mission through prayer, study, service and fellowship.
“The World Communion of Reformed Churches is comprised of 80 million Christians in Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed, United, Uniting and Waldensian churches. The WCRC, working with its 225+ member churches, is active in supporting theology, justice, church unity and mission in over 100 countries. United in Christ and rooted in the historic Reformed traditions, the WCRC with its member churches believe that Christian faith is responding to God’s call to meet spiritual needs and foster justice for all in the transformation of the world through the love of Jesus Christ.” [from the WCRC website]