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Licentiate in Theology (LTh)

Take the opportunity to deepen your knowledge through courses toward the new pre-degree diploma program, the Licentiate in Theology.

See our latest LTh brochure!
  • Course Requirements of the LTh

  • A total of 16 courses, with an overall average of 65%, will be needed for successful completion of the LTh. The courses will usually run for 6 weeks at 2-3 contact hours per week; however, on-line and intensive courses will also be offered.  

    Of the 16 courses, you will need to complete:
    • 2 in the core area of Theological Studies
    • 2 in the core area of Sacred Texts
    • 2 in the core area of History of Religion
    • 10 Electives
  • What Is the LTh?

  • This is a pre-degree diploma program intended for those who take seriously a call to Ministry while recognizing that "Ministry" is manifested in many diverse yet equal ways.  For example, the LTh may be:

    for your personal development,
    to deepen your knowledge for discipleship, or
    for those contemplating Ordained Ministry, or
    for those preparing for Diaconal Ministry, or
    for those already engaged in Ministry who are seeking to complement their education.

    Courses in the LTh program are also available individually to clergy and lay people.

    By entering into agreements with other theological educational institutions, Huron has ensured that students across Canada, and across denominational traditions, will have a full range of course options.

  • Upcoming Courses

  • Courses counting toward the LTh may also be taken by clergy and lay people individually, rather than toward the LTh.

    *Courses marked with * also qualify for Priests for Specialized Ministries Program

    Islam for Christian Leaders  
    with Dr. Mahmoud Haddara
    An introduction to various aspects of Islam. 
    Subject area:  
    Course outline  
    Dates: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm, Tuesdays, January 24 - February 28, 2017; Rm W104, Huron

    Church History from Reformation to Present  
    with Rev. Janet Anstead, MDiv, MA
    Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, January 25-February 22, 2017; 6:30 - 9:30 pm; W104, Huron

    Anglican Theology and Identity.*
    with the Ven. Dr. William Harrison  

    Anglicanism from past to present, including the Anglican Church in Canada and the world, Anglicanism and aboriginal peoples, and challenges for the Anglican Church.
    course outline
     Dates:  March 4 & 5, 2017, 2017; 9 am to 9 pm; Huron

    Luther: Love Him? Loathe Him? Learn from Him?
    with Dr. Murray Watson
    In 2017, the whole Christian world will mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s momentous action, in nailing his “95 Theses” to the door of the parish church in Wittenberg, and thereby setting in motion a series of dramatic events (the Protestant Reformation) that would eventually split Christian Europe between Catholics and Protestants. All over the world, special events will be held to commemorate, and reflect on, Luther ’s legacy, and the impact it has had on Catholic-Protestant interactions over the last five centuries.
    Course outline
    Dates: Saturdays, March 11-April 15, 2017; 10 am-1 pm; Huron

    Parish Administration:  How to run an Anglican Church.*
    with the Ven. Tanya Phibbs
    “Parish Administration” provides training in the administrative activities of a priest in the Diocese of Huron and the Anglican Church of Canada.  You'll be introduced to the canons, policies, and expectations of the Diocese, with attention to the appropriate use of canons and other rules, and to the structure of the Diocese, and the staff and functions of Church House.  Practical instruction is provided for effectively calling and directing parish meetings, including an annual parish vestry and occasional special vestries, and for completing parish records and reports.  The aim of the course is to prepare for competence in the basic operations of a parish.
    Course outline
    Dates:  April 1 & 2, 2017; 9 a.m. – 9 pm; Huron

    Christian Initiation
    with Dr. Lizette Larson-Miller
    Baptism is our entry into the body of Christ, the foundation of discipleship and ministry, and the beginning of a lifelong formation into God. Baptism is an urgent and central issue in the church today – it is what we invite people into, prepare them for in the catechumenate, and spend a lifetime learning how to live.  Our course will include lecture, discussion, and pastoral workshops in the rites and is intended to both enrich one’s own understanding of baptism, confirmation, and eucharist as part of the journey into God, as well as prepare individuals to assist with the running of the catechumenate or baptismal preparation in a parish or chaplaincy setting.
    Course outline
    Dates/Time:  Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 (6:30-9:30 pm) and Saturday, May 20*, 2017 (10 am - 4 pm), Huron  *as this is long weekend; class will discuss on May 2 the possibility of moving this date to accommodate the class

    Pastoral Care and Christian Education* 
    with Rev. Bradley Morrison, DMin
    “Pastoral Care and Education” brings together two related skill sets in parish care and leadership, both regarded as part of the formation of Christian people.  The pastoral care section focuses upon reminding people of God's presence using the liturgies of the church:  baptism, reconciliation, marriage, ministry to the sick and homebound, ministry at time of death, and funerals.  Education of the whole people of God is explored through an examination of theories of faith development, along with teaching and learning styles.  Skills in developing a strategy for Christian formation for the parish are fostered.  Safe Church expectations are emphasized.
    Course outline
    Dates:  May 6 & 7, 2017; 9 am – 9 pm; Huron

    Sex, Marriage, and Family in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) 
    with Dr. T. M. Lemos
    Consider implications for modern controversies and understandings surrounding issues of gender, sexuality, love, marriage, and perhaps--above all--biblical authority, through an intro to texts from the Old Testament.  You'll be introduced to social realities of the Israelites and the most relevant exegetical methods for understanding biblical materials on these topics.
    Subject area:  
    Course outline
    Dates/Time:  May 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, June 1, 2017; 6:30-9:30 pm; Huron

    Religion & Nature
    with Jeremy Frost

    Investigate the ways in which nature and religion inform each other and explore the meaning of “spiritual experience” and its relation to nature.  We will also be introduced to the phenomenology of religious experience through both modern and historical works of literature and art, accounts of contemporary “surfer spirituality,” as well as some key philosophical texts.
    Course outline
    Dates/Times:  Tuesdays, June 6-July 11, 2017; 6:30-9:30 pm; Huron

    Spiritual Formation Retreat*
    with the Rev’d Jamie Howison 
    While staying at a rustic retreat centre, surrounded by nature’s beauty, participants are invited to explore of the shape and nature of the vocation of ministry in a changing world. Students will be offered opportunities not only to talk about prayer, the engagement with Scripture, and liturgical worship, but to actually engage in their time together.  By the end of the retreat, participants will have been challenged to consider the place of both balance and discipline in the pastoral life.
    Course outline for details
    Dates:  July 2-5, 2017; Disciple Conference Grounds, Haldimand
    $75 total additional charge for all accommodation and food

    Trip to Rome and Area
    with guides Dr. Murray Watson and Rev. Janet Anstead
    May 11-20, 2018
    2017 brochure for sample itinerary

    *Courses marked * also for credit in Priests for Specialized Ministry Program

    See also LTh courses available through Renison Institute of Ministry, Waterloo.

  • Admission & Application

  • Admission Requirement:
    Applicants must hold a secondary school graduation diploma or equivalent.

    Application form (pdf)
    Complete this application form and send it to us at least two weeks before each class is to begin.  (If this date has passed, contact the Faculty of Theology directly to see whether there is still space in the class.) 

    If there is insufficient registration in a course, that course will be cancelled and your fees refunded.

    If you must withdraw from the course during the course or during the two weeks prior to the course beginning, then we will credit your account with the course fee, and you may use this amount toward a future LTh course at Huron.
  • Cost

  • $300 per course (unless otherwise indicated on course description).

    Group discount:  (groups of 3 or more) $250 per person
                                (groups of 5 or more)  $250 per person minus $75

    Please register by 2 weeks before the beginning of class.  If the course has insufficient enrolment, it will be cancelled, and your fees will be refunded.  If you need to withdraw during the course or in the 2 weeks prior to the course beginning, we will credit you your course fees, and you may use them toward a future LTh course.

  • Trip to Rome, May 2018

  • Back your bags!

    Enjoy and learn during this deluxe 10-day motorcoach tour of Rome, Siena, Assisi, Montecassino, and Canciano.
    Sample itinerary from 2017.

  • Further Questions?

  • Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

    For registration questions/problems:
    Sandra Rice
    at 519.438.7224, ext. 289

    For questions about the program itself, how it works, and how it can help you reach your goals:
    The Rev. Janet Anstead