Resolution Number: A176

Subject: Funding for Graduate Studies in Theological Education

Moved By: Stephen Andrews from the Diocese of Algoma

Seconded By: Fred Hiltz from the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Note: The mover and the seconder must be members of the General Synod and be present in the House when the resolution is before the synod for debate.

BE IT RESOLVED:

That this General Synod request the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee and the Financial Management and Development Committee to find ways to encourage the development of national funding sources for Anglican graduate students studying for an advanced degree in theology.


EXPLANATORY NOTE/BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Current projections suggest that the demand for theological educators will soon outstrip the supply of qualified candidates. This will have a profoundly deleterious effect on the Anglican Church of Canada’s capacity to support the training of its own postulants for ordination. This is an enabling motion to provide a mechanism to strategize on ways in which funding might be made available to make advanced theological degrees more accessible and to increase the supply of qualified Anglican candidates for positions in theological education.

 

Source: Faith Worship and Ministry Committee
  (name of committee, diocese, etc.)
Submitted by: Stephen Andrews, Chair