NMC Summer School

NMC Summer School

Our Native Ministries Consortium Summer School is offered annually during two weeks in July. This is an opportunity for students who are often isolated from one another to gather, learn and worship together. It is also an opportunity for intensive course work for students in the Native Ministries Program. The Summer School serves people from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, with an international and largely Indigenous faculty.

Our array of courses offers a wide range of topics for a critical mind and a curious spirit. Be ready to embark on a journey of learning, healing and growth!


2017 NMC Summer School Program

Week 1: July 10 – 14
Week 2: July 17 – 21

Native Ministries Summer School is holistic and interdisciplinary. Courses examine sacred scripture, theology and philosophy through the lens of indigenous thought. Courses achieve this by examining social data, literary-oral tradition, the artistic cultural aspects of Indigenous spirituality.

Week 1: July 10 @ 6PM
Week 2: July 17 @ 6PM
Mandatory for all non-indigenous students (Indigenous students are welcome).


Courses and Outlines


Summer 2017

iscM. Div.  NMC – ETHX500 Ethics in Intercultural Context

NMC – ETHX500 Ethics in Intercultural Context

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July 10th to July 14th 9AM-12PM (Lecture) & 2PM-5PM (Tutorial) Rev. Dr. Terry LeBlanc, Mi’kmaq/Acadian; Adjunct professor at Tyndale Seminary, Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways, and founding chair and current Director of the North American Indigenous Institute of Theology (NAIITS). With an inter-cultural approach, this course will address the study of the relationship of Christian . . .

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iscM. Div.  NMC – SPX514 / ELECTIVE Pilgrimage and Indigenous Journey

NMC – SPX514 / ELECTIVE Pilgrimage and Indigenous Journey

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July 17th to July 21st 9AM-12PM (Lecture) & 2PM-5PM (Tutorial) Dr. Matthew Anderson is affiliate assistant professor at the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University, Montreal and a Fellow of Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability. His research interests include pilgrimage, Indigenous methodologies and pedagogies, and New Testament. Matthew just finished co-editing the book . . .

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iscM. Div.  NMC – PTX650 (Field Education) Ministry in the Midst of Trauma

NMC – PTX650 (Field Education) Ministry in the Midst of Trauma

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July 10th to July 14th 9AM-12PM (Lecture) & 2PM-5PM (Tutorial) Rick and Linda Martin, Sioux Lookout and Cree, are responsible for the development and facilitation of peer counselling and training programs in My People. They also lead workshops and small groups dealing with life’s issues in First Nations communities, issues such as abuse, family crisis, . . .

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iscCont. Ed.  NMC – THX103 The Doctrine of Discovery, “A Christian Empire,” and the Colonization of a New World

NMC – THX103 The Doctrine of Discovery, “A Christian Empire,” and the Colonization of a New World

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July 10th to July 14th 2PM-5PM Mark Charles, Navajo; A dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. Founder and Director of 5 Small Loaves, an organization that pursues racial reconciliation, member of the Board of Directors at the Christian Community Development Association, and the Resource Development Specialist for Indigenous Worship at Calvin Institute of . . .

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iscM. Div.  NMC – NTX500 New Testament I: Synoptic Gospels

NMC – NTX500 New Testament I: Synoptic Gospels


July 17th to July 21st 9AM-12PM (lecture) & 2PM-5PM (Tutorial) Dr. Justine Smith is a graduate student from Harvard Divinity School, concentrating in New Testament, early Christian origins, and Native American studies. Her specialization is in biblical translation—theory and method. She has worked extensively in the treaty rights/Native sovereignty movements and within environmental, social justice, . . .

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iscCont. Ed.  NMC-THX113 Knowing the Creator through creation

NMC-THX113 Knowing the Creator through creation


July 17th to July 21st 2pm-5pm Dr. Cheryl Bear. Bear clan, Nadleh Whut’en, Dakelh First Nation. She is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter who shares stories of Indigenous life—the joy, sorrow, faith, and journey. Cheryl travels to First Nations communities around North America sharing songs of healing and songs to the Creator. She has a doctorate . . .

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Please note we have reached our registration cap for non-Indigenous students.

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Courses can be taken for M.Div credit (3), ConEd. credit –  or Certificate credit – (1.5), and Audit.

Daily attendance and a final project are the requirements for M.Div credit. In order to receive NMC credit, students must attend 15 hours of class, and submit daily journals. Audit students should attend a minimum of 60% of lecture hours.

Native Ministries Summer School courses may be taken for transfer credit.  Please contact the Native Ministries Program office ([email protected]) to inquire about transferable degree credit.

Please note that you can use your NMC Credits towards our new Native Ministries Program Certificate.

NMP Certificate Information


A $35 (Cdn) non-refundable fee is due with your registration.


Audit Course: $250.00
NMC/Con.Ed. Course: $325.00
M.Div Course: $825.00 ($275.00/credit x 3 credits/course)



We encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. You may contact the following places:


NMC offers a lunch plan, Monday to Friday, at a cost of $75.00 per person, per week. Our ability to respond to special dietary needs is limited.

Due to space limitations, NMC won’t offer breakfast this year. Students may purchase breakfast tickets at Carey Centre, or Great Dane. For those reserving accommodation with the NMC booking code, breakfast is included with your reservations.


NMC Financial Aid Form (For students only)
HR MacMillan Fund (Up to $350.00 – For tutors only)

Please send the completed forms electronically to [email protected]


In the event of low registrations, some courses may be cancelled.  Information on course cancellation will be available on our website in early June.