The Canadian Institute of Theology is a Canadian organization dedicated to bringing the best of theological education to church-based training programs.
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- CIT programs are primarily designed for those training for or serving in eldership/leadership/teaching roles.
- They are also be available to others, with the understanding that the contents will be challenging and will not be “dumbed-down”.
- Programs are structured so that they can be taken by those in full-time employment
- Rather than re-inventing the wheel, we are using ‘best of breed’ resources wherever possible.
The Canadian Institute of Theology is committed to
- a conservative evangelical view of Scripture
- the importance of Biblical Theology as a methodology
- a New Covenant view of Biblical Interpretation
- the context of the local church for theological development
The program utilizes four kinds of course delivery models:
- Independent study together with group seminars.
- The independent study component includes videos plus specified book readings.
- A one-day seminar, usually at the conclusion of the course, pulls together the self-study material, giving an opportunity for discussion and consolidation of ideas.
- Local church based.
- Variation on A. but with videos watched in a group setting, usually organized within a local church.
- Regular taught lecture courses.
- Structured so to make it possible for those will full-time jobs to attend (e.g. over a weekend).
- Use of other institutions.
- Individual recommended courses from selected schools (e.g. Toronto Baptist Seminary).