Course Requirements

Bible / Theology42

General Bible9

  • Introduction to the Bible 3
    B101 Explores the formation of the Bible from texts and canon, to translations, to contemporary biblical interpretation.
  • Critical Introduction to the Bible3
    B401 A three hour course designed to situate Biblical criticism, its history and methodologies in the great debates and contestations that have surrounded it, as well as its impact on the faith, life, and mission of the church.
    Prerequisite: B101 Introduction to the Bible
  • Biblical Hermeneutics3
    B402 A review of the principles of interpretation with emphasis on Biblical literary genres, specific interpretation themes and the history of interpretation.
    Prerequisite: B101 Introduction to the Bible

Old Testament9

  • Old Testament Literature3
    B111 A survey of Old Testament books with attention to the history of the Hebrew people and the ancient middle east.
  • The Pentateuch3
    B211 A study of the first five books of the Bible. Concentration upon the foundational importance of Genesis and the influence of the Mosaic Law.
    Prerequisite: B111 Old Testament Literature
  • Elective3

New Testament15

  • New Testament Literature3
    B121 A survey of New Testament books with attention to the Graeco-Roman world of the first century A.D.
  • Life & Teachings of Jesus3
    B122 The life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth will be explored according to the material presented in the synoptic gospels. Particular attention will be given to the historical, political, and cultural background of 1st century Palestine.
  • Acts3
    B221 The beginnings and developmental contours of the practice, teaching, and life of the communities of faith described in the New Testament book of “Acts,” within the context of late Second Temple Judaism and Graeco-Roman culture.
    Prerequisite: B121 New Testament Literature
  • Elective #13
  • Elective #23

Theology9

Professional Studies50

Practical Ministries17

  • Practical Ministries Lab12
    P100 Field service and equipping. Training implemented through supervision, counselling, reporting and evaluation. May be repeated for credit.
  • Spiritual Formation2
    P101 A rediscovery of classical perspectives and practices necessary to engage in a life of faithfulness to Christ in the contemporary world. P101.1 (first semester) P101.2 (second semester) – 1 credit each semester
  • Evangelism & Discipleship3
    P102 This course is an exploration of the assumptions, motivations and way of life necessary to become a faithful witness of Christ in the contemporary world.

Missional Leadership24

  • Homiletics I3
    P211 A course designed to guide the student in constructing and communicating a biblical message based upon a given passage of scripture using proper expository and presentation skills. Emphasis will be given to researching and articulating a “Big Idea” from selected passages of Scripture.
  • Church Growth3
    P411 This course is a theological, historical, and practical exploration of church growth. Consideration will be given to the impact of the church growth movement, the biblical basis for church growth and community health, as well as contemporary church trends in our post-Christendom culture.
    Prerequisite: P121 Introduction to Teaching & Learning
  • Pastoral Work3
    P412 The place and work of the minister in the church and community with concentration upon the effective conduct of funerals, weddings, baptisms and other special services.
    Prerequisite: P101 Spiritual Formation
  • Pastoral Counselling3
    P351 The issues found in the pastoral setting with a framework presented for the utilization of skills, techniques, procedures, and resources in dealing with counselling matters.
    Prerequisite: P251 Introduction to Counselling
  • Leadership & Equipping3
    P414 A course designed to support the mission of the College (To equip people for effective service and witness for Christ), by helping students understand and implement “best leadership practice” as an expression of the students God-given gifts and opportunities. Special attention will be paid to principles and behavior of effective, reproductive Christian leadership.
  • Homiletics II3
    P413 A course designed to guide the student in constructing and communicating a Biblical message based upon a given passage of scripture using proper expository and presentation skills.
    Prerequisite: P211 Homiletics I
  • Ministerial Internship6
    P415 A missional leadership practicum with supervision.

Christian Ministries6

  • Communicating the Story3
    P123 A survey of the principles and complexities of contemporary communication, how people give, receive and process communication, in an “information age.” Special attention will be paid to the unique requirement of response in communicating the Christian Story.
  • Building Community3
    P322 An investigation of biblical community, hospitality and belonging that aims to challenge individuals to live lives that welcome the stranger and equip leaders to build community within the 21st century church.
    Prerequisite: P121 Introduction to Teaching & Learning

Global Studies3

  • Introduction to Missions3
    P231 A study designed to increase understanding and awareness of the nature of missions and missionary life from historical, biblical, anthropological, and practical perspectives. (3 credit hours/semester)
    Prerequisite: G131 Global Perspectives

General Education36

Arts6

  • Living the Story3
    G103 This course is a communal exploration of three aspects of God’s call: What does it mean to be a Christ follower? What is my unique mission or vocation as a Christ follower? Who am I as a Christ follower? The insights of both ancient wisdom and modern social science will apply.
  • Worship & The Arts3
    G244 The nature, history, theological foundations and contemporary significance and practice of the arts in worship are explored.
    Prerequisite: P121 Introduction to Teaching & Learning

Languages6

  • Introductory Greek I3
    G311 Introduction to the grammar and syntax of New Testament (Koine) Greek.
  • Introductory Greek II3
    G312 A continuation of Introductory Greek I. Attention to the reading and translation of various New Testament passages.
    Prerequisite: G311 Introductory Greek I

History6

  • The 19th Century Reformation3
    G221 An investigation of the conditions and causes which led to the Campbell-Stone Movement, popularly known as the Restoration Movement. An understanding of its aims, principles, and effects.
  • Church History3
    G321 An overview of church history.

Philosophy6

  • Global Perspectives 3
    G131 A consideration of various global crises including poverty, security, slavery, and environmental degradation. This course will seek to uncover the ideological roots of modern and postmodern society in an attempt to better understand reasons for hope in our contemporary world.
  • Elective3

Social Sciences6

  • Canadian Sociology3
    G251 This course introduces sociology and social research methodology. The course also explores and analyzes key elements of contemporary Canadian society with a view to communicating the gospel to our culture.
  • Introduction to Psychology3
    G241 This course will provide an introduction to the concepts, theories, and practices of North American psychology. Students will be expected to critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of these theories from a Christian perspective.

Information Technology3

  • Computer Literacy (or equivalent)3
    G202 A course designed to gain confidence with computers, understanding basic office software, and appreciate technology in congregational life.

Elective3

Bachelor of Theology

Missional Leadership Major

4 Years / 128 Credit Hours
2.00 G.P.A. Minimum

Purpose

A program designed to prepare an individual for missional leadership in the located ministry and / or for seminary.

Objectives

Upon satisfactory completion the student will:

  1. Express a thorough understanding of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.
  2. Express a Christian worldview.
  3. Experience the realities and envision the possibilities of located ministry, including the unique physical, moral, practical and spiritual demands of the leaders’s life and work.
  4. Analyze various cultural contexts for ministry with particular emphasis on our diverse Canadian culture.
  5. Understand the principles of “restoration” in the Stone-Campbell movement.
  6. Demonstrate a willingness to love God and serve people.
  7. Demonstrate the basic skills necessary to effectively equip people in local ministry.
  8. Demonstrate missional skills such as Biblical interpretation, communication of scripture (preaching and teaching), people helping and leadership.
  9. Practice discipline and consecration in Christ, i.e. spiritual disciplines, as a necessary foundation for effective ministry.
  10. Possess leadership skills for planting, developing and / or expansion of churches.
  11. Experience two or more specific areas of the church’s ministry.
  12. Successfully complete an eight-month supervised internship in the area of located ministry.

This program qualifies for Canada and Alberta Student Loans.

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