The Centre for Lay Education exists to promote Christian adult education amongst the laity of the Diocese of Montreal.
The Director, the Rev. Tim Smart, works with the laity and the clergy of the Diocese to bring educational resources to the parishes and to host educational events for the Diocese.
Programs like EFM: Education for Ministry are administered through the Centre. EFM is a four year program of theological education for the laity.
The Director of Lay Education assists the Lay Readers of the Diocese in their training.
The Director also coordinates the Marriage Preparation Courses in the Diocese of Montreal.
Our Resource Centre at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College contains DVDs, books, and magazines that will educate, entertain and inform those interested in adult education and congregational development. You may borrow items free of charge from the Resource Centre. We ask that items be returned within one month.
Each fall and spring a Tuesday evening course takes places at the Diocesan College. In the past we have covered topics such as: the Psalms, Old Testament, the Anglican Communion, Human Sexuality, Subversive Orthodoxy, the Reformation, Faith and Reason, Singing the Faith, and Liberation Theologies.
Each month, the director puts together an electronic Newsletter to inform laity and clergy in the diocese of educational events happening in and around the diocese. It is also the place where new resources are highlighted.
If anyone has an educational event they would like advertised through the newsletter or has an interesting link to pass on, please contact . And if you wish to subscribe, send an email to the same address.
Located at 3473 University, Montreal Diocesan Theological College the Centre for Lay Education is a short walk from Synod Office or Metro McGill. The director is normally there on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while the Resource can be accessed from Monday to Friday. Please drop by or phone anytime for more information.
Montreal Diocesan Theological College
If you are interested in theological training leading to ordination, please get in touch with the MDTC at 514-849-3004 or visit the MDTC web site.