The Bachelor of Theology in Native Ministry is a program designed to train Native persons for Ordained and Diaconal Ministry, combining the educational resources of the Francis Sandy Theological Centre, Queen's University and Queen's School of Religion.
Specific goals for the program include:
The program consists of the five-year, community-based Model for Native Ministry Leadership of the Francis Sandy Theological Centre and five full courses (the equivalent of one year of full-time study) at Queen's University and Queen's School of Religion, selected in consultation with the Admissions and Program Committee for the B.Th. in Native Ministry.
The degree is awarded by Queen's University on the recommendation of the Faculty of Queen's School of Religion.
Applicants for the degree program must be of Native ancestry and be in the process of obtaining the approval of their denomination. They must also have completed or be near completion of the five-year, Community-based Native Training Program of the Francis Sandy Theological Centre, Paris, Ontario. If attending university for the first time, a student will apply to Queen's University under the mature student, i.e. only one course may be studied at the beginning until the candidate has demonstrated competence by achieving a grade of over 60 per cent in the first course. The Admissions and Program Committee is comprised of representatives from Queen's University, Queen's University Aboriginal Council, the Francis Sandy Theological Centre and Queen's School of Religion. The Committee will review each application, determine admission, recommend courses and appoint an academic advisor to oversee and guide each candidate's study path.
Completion of the five-year, Community-based Native Training Program of the Francis Sandy Theological Centre, Paris, Ontario.
Five full courses (or equivalent)at Queen's University:
Note: The five full courses may be taken concurrently with the Community Based Native Program, following the completion of at least two years of this program, or at the conclusion of the five years of the Community Based Native Training Program.