The courses listed below are normally required by Admission Candidates and will be available through UTC during the 2016-17 academic year. All of these courses are taught in “real time” a webinar /distance model.  Students must be available to participate in the classes at the hour at which they are given.

Registration is now open. Students are encouraged to register early as all of the classes have a registration cap and tend to fill up early.

United Church Polity
Using a case-study approach, discover how the United Church makes its decisions. Open The Manual, learn our “rules,” policies, and procedures. Explore the caring and practical dimensions of making decisions and working within church structures. Learn the information that church leaders need to be effective in their role in the church. This course is for lay leaders, candidates for ministry and ministers seeking admission to the United Church.

Course Dates: September 7 – December 7, 2016   Time: 9 – 11 am EST

This course will be offered online, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 7
  • Wednesday, September 21
  • Wednesday, October 5
  • Wednesday, October 19
  • Wednesday, November 9
  • Wednesday, November 23
  • Wednesday, December 7

Instructor: Rev. Marcie Gibson

Education in the Church
A course for admission students to the United Church, and others interested in the educational ministry of the church in changing times. This course offers an overview of models, tools and practices of learning and growing in faith, mission, and vision, with particular emphasis on educational ministry in the United Church of Canada.

Course Dates: September 7 – November 23, 2016   Time: 2 – 4 pm EST

This course will be offered by online webinar, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 7
  • Wednesday, September 21
  • Wednesday October 5
  • Wednesday, October 19
  • Wednesday, November 9
  • Wednesday, November 23

Instructor: Dr. Alyson Huntly

United Church Worship
Explore the unique character, history and ethos of liturgical expression in the United Church of Canada. Integrate theory and theology, and develop your skills for worship leadership in United Church congregational and pastoral contexts.

Course Dates: January 18 – April 5, 2017   Time: 9 – 11 am EST

This course will be offered by online webinar, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Wednesday, February 8
  • Wednesday, February 22
  • Wednesday, March 8
  • Wednesday, March 22
  • Wednesday, April 5

Instructor: Rev. Wendy Evans

United Church History and Theology (double course taught weekly over the Winter semester)
This course is a survey of the rich history of the United Church of Canada and of the various kinds of theologies generated throughout that history and within the United Church today. As participants continue to expand their knowledge of and engagement with United Church history and theology in years to come, this course will provide skills for those endeavours.

Course Dates:  Winter 2017

Thursdays, 6 – 8:30 pm EST

IMY Students:

  • Thursday, January 5
  • Thursday, January 19
  • Thursday, February 9
  • Thursday, February 23
  • Thursday, March 9
  • Thursday, March 23
  • Thursday, April 6

All Others:

  • Thursday, January 5
  • Thursday, January 12
  • Thursday, January 19
  • Thursday, January 26
  • Thursday, February 9
  • Thursday, February 16
  • Thursday, February 23
  • Thursday, March 2
  • Thursday, March 9
  • Thursday, March 16
  • Thursday, March 23
  • Thursday, March 30
  • Thursday, April 6
  • Monday, April 10

Instructor: Dr Loraine MacKenzie-Shepherd

As all of these courses are on-line courses, students must have a computer with Internet access (intermediate to high-speed, not dialup) and familiarity with basic computer software and Internet usage.


Registration Information

For students who have taken Admission courses with UTC before, please be in contact with Kathy Wiens to register.

For new students, please apply using an application form.

Course fees: $450.00 per course ($700.00 for the double course History & Theology).

Class enrolment is limited. Complete application with fees will be accepted on a first come basis. *Note: there is a one time fee of $60.00 for students registering for UTC courses for the first time.

Cancellation Policy: For the full cancellation policy, please click here.

To make a payment for a UCC Admission Course, please click here.