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Theological Studies

Study the Bible, Christian theology, church history, and the practice of ministry in an interdisciplinary and ecumenical setting with a distinctive Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective. Explore current scholarship and examine contemporary issues. Interact with faculty and students from diverse academic disciplines in a small classroom setting. Test ideas. Develop skill and self-understanding in internships. Experience the support and expertise of faculty and fellow students. 

What is the Master of Theological Studies?

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a two-year degree offered conjointly by the University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College. It is open to persons from a range of academic backgrounds and is designed for those who may be exploring vocations of ministry and service, those preparing for pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, or further graduate studies, and those seeking personal enrichment.

Why MTS at Conrad Grebel?

The supportive and stimulating environment provides frequent interaction with faculty, extensive library resources, study and social spaces, and opportunities for participation in a wide range of activities. Theological Studies students are able to enrich their experience by taking courses in other programs at UWaterloo and at nearby universities and theological schools.

MTS students may choose from three program options: coursework, applied studies, or thesis. These options enable students to tailor their degree to their specific interests and vocations.

Plus, all full-time Canadian/permanent resident MTS students are eligible for full-time tuition scholarships.

  1. May 26, 2020Master of Theological Studies Students Enjoy a Flexible Degree

    by Elizabeth Robertson

  2. May 25, 2020Theological Studies Professor Launches Mennonite Worship Website

    “Worship is the beating heart of the Christian church,” reflected Professor Carol Penner, who teaches practical theology at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. Carol and a team of six volunteers from Mennonite churches across Canada and the USA have spent the last two years creating a website of worship resources with an Anabaptist Mennonite approach designed to aid leaders in the Mennonite Church. They plan to expand their team to include more faculty and students from Mennonite institutions as curation continues.

  3. May 12, 2020Expect the Unexpected
    Bench at Sunset

    By Jane Kuepfer, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging

    When asked a few months ago what advice they would give about aging, a group of seniors responded, “Expect the unexpected.” That advice is relevant to all of us this spring!

    In later life it becomes increasingly difficult to predict what may be around the next bend.  Life happens. And, as with a pandemic, we may not recognize our resources or find our resilience until we’re in the midst of it.

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  1. Oct. 28, 2020Sustaining spirits and holding hope: Ministry with isolated older adults through pandemic and beyond
    Sustaining spirits and holding hope

    Throughout the pandemic we’ve experienced isolation and loneliness in new ways, and become more aware of the potentially precarious circumstances of our seniors, whether living independently or in residential care.

    What have we learned about the needs and resources of older adults, specifically, as we’ve been thrown into new ways of being with our congregations?

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