Ministry of Supervision Course 2018

April 30-May 4, 2018   

                            October 22-26, 2018                               

*Now accepting applications until: February 16, 2018

(Limited Enrollment)

One of the most important ministries that congregations, hospitals, and social ministry placements can offer is a setting for the supervision of students. Many clergy and lay people have found themselves called upon to be a supervisor of Designated Lay Ministers, Ministry Based students, Interns and Field Education students, without any formal training.


The Ministry of Supervision course is designed to:



This course will seek to improve the quality of supervision by:


Michael Kooiman has co-facilitated the Ministry of Supervision course on many occasions and will lead the team this year.  Michael Kooiman is the minister of Central United Church in Weston, Ontario.  Trained at York and Queen's, Michael has a Doctor of Ministry in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary.  Michael has supervised interns since 1997.  

Who might be interested in applying?  

Those who:


Section 1:        Five-day course April 30-May 4, 2018 at Five Oaks: 9:00-5:30, with some evening homework.

Section 2:       An experience of supervising someone between section 1 and 2, to be arranged prior to the first section in order to practice skills and integrate learning. Reflecting on who would be a suitable supervisee can be discussed with the instructors.

Section 3:        One week course at Emmanuel College, October 22-26, 2018 9:00-5:30 and some evening homework

Total Cost is $1600.00 for the whole program. This includes food and accommodation costs for the first week at Five Oaks and lunch and breaks, but not breakfast, supper or accommodation for the second week at Emmanuel College. The program receives a $300 subsidy per participant from the UCC General Council.  Total cost to participants is $50 application fee plus course tuition of $1250 + HST. 

Five Oaks is a Conference Centre connected to the United Church of Canada near Paris, Ontario.

Emmanuel College is located at the Museum subway stop on the east side of Queen’s Park Cres., just south of Bloor St.  Paid parking is available at Queen’s Park Cres. and  St. Joseph.

Completed application form, written reflection, references and application fee must be received by the application deadline.

2018 Brochure Ministry of Supervision

Ministry of Supervision 2018 Application

Application fee:

Registration fee:

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