Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre

The Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre is an Aboriginal Theological and Ministry Training Program of the United Church of Canada that prepares Aboriginal people for lay and ordered ministry by affirming a style of leadership appropriate to Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal church experience; and developing and testing curricula and models to uphold this style of learning including theological education by extension programs.  The Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre provides cross-cultural and spiritual awareness for the larger community.

The Sandy -Saulteaux Spiritual Centre is located on 36 peaceful acres of wooded parkland beside the Brokenhead River, one mile east of Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada.  The buildings include a main Lodge, offices, and three Residential Lodges.  Meals are prepared on site.

The Programs:

  • The Five-Year Community Based Ministry Program leads to a Diploma in Aboriginal Ministry.  The Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre has Testamur of the UCC: People completing the Five-Year Program can be Ordained or Commissioned to Diaconal Ministry.
  • A Three-Year Program leads to recognition as a Designated Lay Minister.
  • The Community Based Model balances field work in the community with Two-week Learning Circles four times a year at the Centre.
  • Learning Circle Course may be taken by lay people and as continuing education for clergy.
  • Through partnerships with other Universities, graduates may continue studies for a Bachelor of Arts.
  • Cross-cultural programs are offered for all ages.


Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre
Box 210
Beausejour MB
R0E 0C0

Phone: (204) 268-3913
Fax: (204) 268-4463

Coming for a visit? Turn south off of Highway 44 at Zielke Drive. Keep to the right (that’s Dugard Road) when you come to a fork in the road and keep going til you’ve arrived! 

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