Two companion summer schools are held at VST each summer, the VST Summer School and the Indigenous Studies Program Summer School.
Vancouver in the summer is beautiful. And we’d love to welcome you to the temperate shores of Burrard Inlet at Vancouver School of Theology for our Summer School, a time of refreshment. Courses in preaching, Bible, theology liturgy and spirituality are all waiting to be discovered. Learners at all levels are welcome. Please survey the options and find a course or a retreat that engages your interest, passion, curiosity and imagination. We look forward to welcoming back friends to Summer School and just as much to making new ones. If you are wondering whether your friends are coming, they are!
VST Summer School
Each year VST offers a Summer School which brings together religious leaders and teachers to offer both degree and continuing education programs in a wide variety of disciplines. During July, the faith, knowledge, skills and insights of instructors from Asian, European and North American seminaries, universities and other institutions enliven the campus. Participants come from around the world, some seeking degree credit, others pursuing areas of personal interest. The fabric of the summer school is woven from several strands: biblical studies, historical and theological studies, worship and preaching, congregational ministry and development, spirituality, and inter-religious studies.
Indigenous Studies Program Summer School
The Indigenous Studies Program 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 Indigenous Studies Program. The Summer School serves people from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, with an international and largely Indigenous faculty.