Areas of Study

 
 

Programs

 
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Licentiate in Divinity

3 YEARS (30 COURSES)

This program is comprised of the full thirty-course (90 credit hrs) core curriculum, including languages and internship requirements. The Licentiate is granted by Ryle Seminary.

Requirements: Thirty courses, and pass the English Bible Exam (written) and Doctrine Exam (oral).

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Diploma in Christian Studies

1 YEAR (10 COURSES)

This program consists of ten courses (30 credit hrs) and may be completed in one academic year. The diploma is granted by Ryle Seminary.

Requirements: Any ten courses with at least two courses in Bible, Theology, History, and Pastoral Studies.

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Licentiate in Christian Studies

2 YEARS (20 COURSES)

This program consists of twenty courses (60 credit hours). These are identical to the core curriculum courses, but with no language, internship, or preaching courses required. The Licentiate is granted by Ryle Seminary.

Requirements: Twenty courses, and pass the English Bible Exam (written) and Doctrine Exam (oral).

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Certificate in Christian Studies

6 COURSES

This program is particularly suited to part-time students who wish to audit courses of interest. The certificate is granted by Ryle Seminary.

Requirements: Any six courses (audit or credit) with at least one course in Bible, Theology, History, and Pastoral Studies.

 

 

Courses

 
 

Fall 2019

 
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New Testament II: Pauline Epistles Dr. Pierre Constant

This New Testament course will help you translate the pastoral nature of these early apostolic letters to our modern day contexts.

This course will run Mondays 10am–1pm.

Location: The Bible House (315 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON)

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Modern Church History │ Dr. Gary W. Graber

This church history course engages with events and important Christian figures in the West after the Reformation to present day. It will help Christian leaders better understand the philosophies and ideas which have largely influenced our present-day Christian heritage.

This course will run Mondays 2–5pm.

Location: The Bible House (315 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON)

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Old Testament II: Historical Books │ Dr. Byron Wheaton

This Old Testament course will explore the rich stories from conquest in the Promised Land to exile, where God’s people longed for the Messiah's reign.

This course will run Wednesdays 10am–1pm.

Location: The Bible House (315 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON)

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Preaching I │ Rev. Canon George Sinclair

This preaching course will equip you in bridging the ancient biblical texts to modern hearers. You will explore expository preaching while incorporating Christian apologetics to help your hearers engage with the Bible more effectively.

This course will run Mondays 6–9pm.

Location: The Bible House (315 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON)

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Spiritual Formation I │ Dr. Byron Wheaton

This course will run Wednesdays 2–3:30pm.

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Additional Information

Seminary Training

Traditionally, seminary training has been required for individuals seeking ordained ministry in the church.  Denominations have varying standards for ordination, and it is up to students to verify with their bishop/presbytery/board what program of study is acceptable.  The primary role of Ryle is to educate students for effective Christian ministry, whether pastor, missionary, church planter, or lay leader.

Chapel

Chapel services are conducted throughout the semester on Wednesday afternoons during the term.  They are open to students and visitors alike.

Transfer Credit

Students with master’s level credits may apply for advanced standing for the Divinity and Christian Studies programs at Ryle. Students wishing to graduate with a Master of Divinity degree may apply for transfer of Ryle credit to accredited institutions.

Auditors

Any course may be audited, without any formal application or acceptance into any program. Auditors attend lectures, engage in classroom discussions, but do not need to turn in assignments.

 
I heartily commend Ryle Seminary to the Anglican Network in Canada and to the broader evangelical community. I consider those who complete the requisite courses at Ryle to have met the seminary requirements for ordination.
— The Right Rev. Charlie Masters

Three Ryle Seminary graduates were ordained as deacons in the Anglican Network in Canada,
pictured here with The Right Rev. Charlie Masters, Bishop of the ANiC.  |  May 2019

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