We are excited to offer this new program for students who feel called to serve in pastoral ministry, and are committed to extend and deepen their formation in knowledge, character, and skill in preparation for faithful ministry.
GSTM is a CMU treasure, providing seminary education and a learning community through programs available on campus and at a distance. Centred in the story of God's creating and transforming work through Jesus Christ, GSTM seeks God's vision of shalom and reconciliation through Jesus Christ. Here students are nurtured in their call to ministry into ecumenically diverse church congregations and church-related ministries and agencies, and in a range of vocational and academic paths. In the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry students will:
Programs are available for full-time or part-time study towards an MA (Theology or Church Ministry), a Graduate Certificate, or as individual courses.
The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry holds an affiliation agreement with MB Biblical Seminary, partners with Steinbach Bible College in offering particular courses, and maintains important collegial connections with Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. In addition, GSTM is active within various ecumenical efforts in theological education in Winnipeg and across the province of Manitoba.
The Graduate School of Theology and Ministry is guided uniquely by an Advisory Council with representatives from national and provincial church bodies including Mennonite Church Canada, the Canadian Mennonite Brethren Church, the Christian Mennonite Conference, the Evangelical Mennonite Conference, the Evangelical Mennonite Missionary Conference, the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba, and Mennonite Church Manitoba. Collectively these bodies share a vision of theological education and seminary learning that is both Anabaptist and ecumenical in its welcome of students.
The Shared Convictions of Mennonite World Conference* is a formal statement through which CMU's mission is given expression and which connects the GSTM's work with Anabaptist/Mennonite bodies world-wide.
By the grace of God, we seek to live and proclaim the good news of reconciliation in Jesus Christ. As part of the one body of Christ at all times and places, we hold the following to be central to our belief and practice:
Adopted by Mennonite World Conference
General Council, March 15, 2006
*Mennonite World Conference consists of the majority of the global Christian churches rooted in the 16th century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly in the Anabaptist movement. MWC membership in 2015 included over 100 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ national church conferences from 56 countries.