The Centre for Christian Studies is requesting your assistance in assessing the suitability of an applicant seeking admission into a full time program of preparation for ministry. The four year diploma program or one year certificate program provides education and training for people seeking to respond to calls to ministries of service, pastoral care and education, either as paid ministry personnel or volunteers.
The experience of present and past participants indicates that this program is challenging because of its intensity, its potential isolation, and the life changing nature of the method of learning. As you assess this applicant from your personal experience of them, we invite you to keep this in mind. You may also want to be aware of CCS’s “Learning Guidelines,” which are used to evaluate students’ progress through the program and their readiness for ministry. (Guidelines can be found on the CCS website at www.ccsonline.ca )
Your response is significant in the application process. It will be treated confidentially and not shared with the applicant. Thank you very much for assisting us in this regard.
If you would prefer a hard copy of this form you can download and print from www.ccsonline.ca/Resources/forms/referenceform(diaconal).pdf
and mail to: Registrar, Centre for Christian Studies, 60 Maryland St., Winnipeg, MB, R3G 1K7.