Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre

The Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) helps form theological leadership for the church by providing and supporting graduate theological education, particularly at the doctoral level, from a Mennonite perspective in an ecumenical context. 

TMTC encourages scholars to grow toward wise theological discernment, spiritual depth and maturity, excellent scholarship, mutual respect and dialogue, ecumenical and global awareness.

Founded in 1990, TMTC is now administered by Conrad Grebel University College on behalf of a binational Mennonite constituency represented by an Advisory Council. It operates within the ecumenical and academic environment of the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto.


In Toronto

  • Graduate teaching and advising
  • Structured ecumenical dialogue forums
  • Special lectures and forums 
  • Scholars forums
  • Women’s group
  • Academic conferences

Across North America

  • Graduate student conferences
  • Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum and Reception at AAR/SBL meetings
  • Muslim-Christian dialogue
  • Sabbatical residence for visiting
  • Anabaptist-Mennonite Scholars Network

  1. Aug. 17, 2020Theologian and Church Leader Wins Distinguished Alumni Service Award
    Sarah Kathleen Johnson

    Theology scholar Sarah Kathleen Johnson has always been interested in religion and Christian worship. In her pursuit of education, her many different involvements at Conrad Grebel University College deepened, clarified, and expanded those interests, through courses, innovative chapel experiences, and late night conversations.

  2. Aug. 5, 2020TMTC Associate Wins Essay Prize
    max kennel

    The Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies (ACBAS) recently awarded the 2020 Julian Gwyn Prize in Baptist and Anabaptist History and Thought to TMTC Associate and PhD candidate at McMaster University, Max Kennel.

  3. Apr. 6, 2020TMTC Writing Retreat Goes Virtual
    Allison Murray reading a book

    We had planned to host a one-day structured writing retreat in Toronto, with TMTC associate Allison Murray (pictured) as our facilitator, on March 27th. Structured writing retreats give people a chance to dedicate time to writing while also breaking up the typically lonely experience that writing can be. We were looking forward to gathering a group together, feeding them, and giving them the chance to make progress on their writing projects in a supportive, communal environment. When the University of Toronto urged the cancellation of all discretionary events we thought we wouldn’t be able to host the retreat after all. But, with a bit of work, we were able to adapt the retreat program and move it online!

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  1. Oct. 6, 2020Scholars Forum with Emma CW Ceruti
    scholars forum

    Emma CW Ceruti received her MA in Systematic Theology from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York in 2016.

  2. Nov. 4, 2020Scholars Forum with Andy Martin
    scholars forum

    Andy Martin is a PhD candidate at Regis College, Toronto School of Theology. Andy will present a paper entitled "Identifying the Sacramental in Anabaptist-Mennonite Spirituality." This research comes out of his dissertation on "Old Order Mennonite Spirituality: An Analysis of Historical Parallels and Mystical Elements of a Contemporary Anabaptist Ascetic Community."

  3. Nov. 20, 20202020 Mennonite Scholars and Friends at the AAR/SBL Forum
    2020 online forum

    Online Forum

    Friday, November 20th, 2020, 6:30pm—8:30pm (EST)

    Details: A link to join will be sent to the Mennonite Scholars and Friends email list. Subscribe here.

    Theme: Round table on Recovering from the Anabaptist Vision

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The Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre is a graduate teaching and research centre of Conrad Grebel University College affiliated with the Toronto School of Theology.

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