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.
The PCC Synod of Saskatchewan and the Women’s Missionary Society operate this camp on the shore of Christopher Lake. The summer camping program is a shared ministry between our Synod and the United Church of Canada Riverbend Presbytery.
This website is prepared by Nick Jesson for the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. The Centre is a shared ministry of the churches of Saskatoon. The PCC Presbytery of Northern Saskatchewan has been a sponsor of the Prairie Centre since 1985, and an active participant in its ministry promoting Christian unity and interreligious relations.
The Elders’ Institute has, since it was established in 2000, developed as one of the leading institutions in continuing education for elders and lay leaders of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The mission of the Elders’ Institute is to provoke Canadian Presbyterian elders to lead the church into more faithful, effective and wise ministry and mission. The Elders’ Institute offers several ways in which elders and lay leaders can develop and enhance their skills and knowledge to serve their congregations even better. This includes On-the-Road workshops, online courses, and lectures and other events, all held by the Elders’ Institute. [from their website]
KAIROS is an interchurch coalition for social justice. It assists the churches in the promotion of justice at local, national, and international levels. 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]
The Record is the national magazine of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. St. Andrew’s subscribes to the “every home” plan, which means that every member and adherent can receive a copy of the Record in the mail. To add your name to the subscription list, simply contact the church office. We invite all subscribers to give an offering of $15-20 per year to support the “every home” plan. A special envelope will be provided with your offering envelopes.
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.
“WARC links more than 75 million Christians in over 100 countries around the world. It is a fellowship of more than 200 Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed and United churches with roots in the 16th-century Reformation led by John Calvin, John Knox and others. Most of these churches live and witness in the southern hemisphere; many are religious minorities in their countries. … WARC is an interdependent network of people and churches living, working and worshipping together with faith in God’s promise always to be with his creation. The gifts and talents of many peoples and cultures make the Alliance a dynamic international community.” [from the WARC website]