Ottawa Theological College launches website

Classes will begin this fall. The website is here.

From the Who We Are page:

Ottawa Theological College is affiliated with a local congregation, Church of the Messiah (Anglican Network in Canada), located in downtown Ottawa, near Parliament Hill. Our goal is to bring students and scholars together to teach and equip Christian leaders in and around the capital region.

We seek to lift up the Good News of Jesus Christ by providing Bible-centred courses and programs for full and part-time students as we follow the Lord’s Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
Our Distinctives
Evangelical and Cross-Denominational

In the broadest Christian sense, Ottawa Theological College is cross-denominational, seeking to build partnerships with those from a variety of evangelical and orthodox denominations in the region as we seek to uplift the Good News of Jesus Christ, by equipping Christian workers for confident gospel ministry.

Ottawa Theological College is also Anglican. This word simply refers to the English Church, and we stand as inheritors of the “English Way” handed down to us by our spiritual forebears. As Anglicans, we affirm the historical foundations of our faith–the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer 1662, and the Ordinal–as our doctrinal standard, under the authority of Scripture.

We at Ottawa Theological College are also evangelical Christians. Our belief in key doctrines such as the Trinity, the substitutionary death and bodily resurrection of our Lord, the uniqueness of Christ as the only way to God the Father, humankind’s fallen nature and the necessity of grace for salvation, justification by faith, and unreservedly holding the Bible as our rule of faith, will be recognized and embraced by evangelicals around the world.

It is within this context that Ottawa Theological College affirms working together with Christians within and across denominational lines in authentic, ecumenical ways, celebrating the unity we share with fellow believers in essential matters of faith, while respecting freedom of conscience in secondary areas.
Local and Global Focus

As a community of world Christians in a local setting, we acknowledge the urgent need for greater unity among believers (John 17:20-21), and the need for a deeper commitment to the task of making disciples among all nations (Acts 1:8). We do this acknowledging the cross-cultural challenges brought about through massive migration, religious pluralism, and fragmentation among Christians.

We are dedicated to training students for Christian service by providing them a solid curriculum involving scripture, doctrine, and practical theology, particularly emphasizing expository preaching for those called to proclamation of the word. We understand the benefit of providing ongoing Christian education for those already involved in full-time ministry, and plan to provide this resource as well.

OTC has adopted a missional approach to theological education. the emphasis is reflected through two foundational courses that are required in all programs: Bible, Church and Mission, which establishes a Gospel and Culture framework for the college’s programs, and Introduction to World Christianity. This approach will reinforce the missionary dimension of Christian ministry for students.

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5 Responses to Ottawa Theological College launches website

  1. Muriel says:

    Praise God!

  2. Kate says:

    They’ve been working at it for a long time to bring it to this point.

  3. Mary Jane says:

    Correction: Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Penn. Brain blank at night!

  4. Mary Jane says:

    My first response got lost in cyber space. I am thrilled to see the establishment of the Ottawa Theological College. Reading the website it would seem that the College is similar to Trinity School of Ministry, which I incorrectly called Trinity College in my first post, hence the correction. The time that my husband spent in Ambridge was a mountain top experience in his theological training. May this new college give the students the same experience, as it is supported by prayer and donations.

  5. Kate says:

    Well – I am excited about it because I live in Ottawa, and have been wanting to take classes like this for a few years now. :-) :-) :-)

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