I chose St. Andrew's because of the emphasis on the integration of our theological studies with practical ministry experience and community involvement.
St. Andrew's blessed my life with social struggles and deep faith.
St. Andrew's prepared me
for a lifetime of ministry
and congregational service.
I grew in confidence over time, due in large part to the support of teachers, family and friends and the tenacious presence of the Spirit.
I am grateful for what I have experienced and learned from
St. Andrew’s College including
a strong sense of community.
Exploring the history of the The United Church of Canada through several key documents is the goal of An Introduction to The United Church of Canada:Key Texts with Introductions and Commentary.
The book offers a brief, reader-friendly introduction to the ethos and history of The United Church of Canada with introductions and commentary provided by St. Andrew's College professors HyeRan Kim-Cragg and Don Schweitzer. The book is a useful read for those wishing to learn about the UCC; where it has been, and where it is going. It will also be helpful to UCC leaders who need a resource to help congregation members broaden and deepen their knowledge of the UCC’s denominational identity. It could be used in study groups or for confirmation or new members’ classes.
This book was developed with funding from a UCC Responsive Initiatives Grant in response to a request from clergy in admission process serving Korean-speaking UCC congregations, and was originally printed in Korean. It is now also available in English.
HyeRan Kim-Cragg is Lydia Gruchy Professor of Pastoral Studies at St. Andrew’s College. She has been teaching United Church faith formation and intercultural ministries. She is the author of Story and Song: A Postcolonial Interplay between Christian Education and Worship and co-author of The Encounters: Retelling the Bible from Migration and Intercultural Perspectives and Hebrews-Wisdom Commentaries.
Don Schweitzer is McDougald Professor of Theology at St. Andrew’s College and an ordained minister of The United Church of Canada. He teaches United Church history and theology. He is the editor of The United Church of Canada: A History and author of Jesus Christ for a Contemporary Life.
An Introduction to The United Church of Canada is available for purchase in hard copy or E-book format at a cost of $5 (plus shipping for hard copy versions) by contacting the college by email or by phoning (306) 966-8970. More information is available by downloading the book's information sheet.