Global Institute of Theology 2017

Global Institute of Theology 2017: Germany

Dates: June 2 to July 8, 2017
Contribution: $1500
Deadline: November 9, 2016
Participants: Theological students and recent grads

The Global Institute of Theology is a program of the World Communion of Reformed Churches that offers a unique opportunity for theological students or recent graduates in the beginning years of their ministry to live, learn and do theology together. Exploring the theme “Living God, renew and transform us”, this program is designed to provide theological students and faculty the opportunity to delve deeper into the theme and to explore its significance to the church in its mission in the world.

The conference is broken up into two phases. Phase one is in Wuppertal, Germany in conjunction with the Theological College for Church and Diaconie, the United Evangelical Mission, and the Reformed Alliance and then the second phase will be held in Leipzig, Germany where students will have the opportunity to participate in the 2017 General Council of the WCRC. For more information please visit

To apply email mfoxall [at] presbtyerian [dot] ca for an application form. Applications must be submitted by no later than November 9th, 2016. This is a competitive process and once applicants have passed the PCC screening process, names are submitted to the WCRC. The PCC will contribute towards the costs of one participant. The complete cost of the program is the equivalent of $CAD 8500 and the student is asked to raise or contribute $1500 towards the program. If accepted, the flight, accommodation, food and insurance will be covered. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore theology in an international context.

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Ghana Mission TripThe Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Experience Mission program has been designed to allow congregations and individuals to accompany Presbyterian mission partners in Canada and overseas through short-term mission experiences. As you share in the mission of the church you will serve others, enhance your personal growth, learn skills and grow in your faith.

For more information, email Matt Foxall or call 416-441-1111 or
1-800-619-7301 ext. 259.


Healing and Reconciliation Tour: Winnipeg, Kenora & Saskatoon

Healing and Reconciliation mission trip

In the centre, John Vissers, Moderator of the 138th General Assembly. On the left, Eugene Arcand and on the right, Madeleine Basile, members of the TRC Indian Residential School Survivor Committee. They are depositing a Gesture of Reconciliation from The Presbyterian Church in Canada into the Bentwood Box at the TRC National Event in Saskatoon, June 21-24, 2012.

Dates: June 9-21, 2017
Participant Contribution & Deadline: $997 (Dec 1, 2016) $1200 (Feb 1, 2017) $1500 (Apr 1, 2017)

In 1994, The Presbyterian Church in Canada confessed its role in the tragic legacy of the Indian Residential Schools. We are committed as a denomination to walking alongside our aboriginal brothers and sisters as we work towards reconciliation and live out the spirit of confession. This tour, led by David Phillips, will help you begin to discover some of the complex issues related to our involvement in Residential Schools and learn how we have been working to make a difference across Canada. You will:

  • Meet ministries and agencies in Kenora, Winnipeg and Saskatoon working with Aboriginal communities including Kenora Fellowship Centre, the TRC Museum, Winnipeg Inner City Missions and more
  • Meet with leaders from different faith communities to hear about their experiences
  • Worship on Aboriginal Sunday in Mistawasis, the only PCC church on a reserve
  • Learn about the peace building initiatives being undertaken by partners of The Presbyterian Church in Canada

For more information contact the Mission Trip Coordinator:
Matt Foxall mfoxall [at] presbyterian [dot] ca
1-800-619-7301 (ext. 259)

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Middle East Study TourMiddle East Study Trip

October 24 – November 3, 2016
Application Deadline: June 30, 2016
Contribution: $3400
Ages: 18+
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A Moment of Truth: A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering was a document issued by a group of Palestinian Christian leaders representing a wide spectrum of churches and Christian organizations in Israel and Palestine. It was commended to Canadian Presbyterian congregations, presbyteries and committees for study and discussion by the 137th General Assembly. This mission experience, led by the Rev. Noel Gordon, will help you begin to discover some of the complex issues in Israel and Palestine. Designed for ministers and lay leaders of all ages.

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Or contact Karen Plater if you are interested in participating in this mission experience.

Jake Fraser EAPPIProvide Ecumenical Accompaniment in the Palestinian Territories

Three-month opportunities starting quarterly. Applications are accepted year-round.

Are you willing to make a real and tangible difference in the life of a community? The Presbyterian Church in Canada is looking for volunteers to participate in the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel.  We are seeking people willing to spend three-months in a Palestinian village as Ecumenical Accompaniers.

Ecumenical Accompaniers:

  • Provide accompaniment to both Palestinians and Israelis living under occupation
  • Advocate for peace and justice by offering a protective, non-violent presence
  • Live among Palestinians and Israelis to learn and share real life stories
  • Commit to engaging in public speaking, writing articles and other advocacy initiatives after returning home.

Contact Lily Ko if you are interested in participating in this mission experience.

Teach English in ChinaTeach English in China

July 10 – August 7, 2017
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Amity Summer English Program is a one-month adventure for fluent English speakers to teach rural Chinese middle school English teachers how to develop their listening and speaking skills. These teachers are often the only ones who speak English in their school and have very little opportunity to maintain and improve their skills. As you help provide a three-week English training course you will learn first-hand about China and its people, worship in local churches, experience life with Chinese Christian and help promote cross-cultural dialogue.

Athena, the teacher of 55 grade one students in rural China shares “learning about the traditions and beliefs of Canadians and comparing them to Chinese practices, has shown that we are all similar; we all have the same goal, to share our love of language and to help our students be the best they can be.”

Janice Harper, a 2014 volunteer from Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, ON, says “My own approach to teaching has even changed as a result of our experiences in China, and that is after being a teacher for 32 years!”

Contact Lily Ko if you are interested in participating in this mission experience.