Course Requirements

Semester I12

  • Life Planning Strategies3
    P3515 This course is designed to help students develop or refine a personal life plan that integrates the full spectrum of life experience into the plan. It includes addressing the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects of life. It touches on work, family, personal, and relational experiences. This course will present a variety of assessment tools, including interests, life gifts, personality, and spiritual gifting. Students will be challenged to look at their dreams, passions, values, and mission in life. Biblical perspectives will be incorporated into the course at each stage. The course will lead a student through a process that will culminate in a personal life plan. (1st year course)
  • Introduction to Worldviews3
    G3515 This course is a consideration of major philosophies and significant religious movements with an aim to understanding the concept of ‘worldview’. The biblical worldview and its approach to other worldview perspectives is presented. (1st year course)
  • Grasping God’s Word3
    B3025 This course will help each student better understand God’s revelation of Himself in the Bible and, therefore, how to live more faithfully in today’s world. The course will include a study of the formation of the Bible and will teach a method for independent Bible study, including an emphasis on grammatical-historical scripture interpretation.
  • Spiritual Leadership3
    B4425 This course studies the concepts of leadership in the context of the Scriptures. Application of the concepts is utilized for both personal, business, church, and career goals. (1st year course)

Semester II13

  • Life and Teachings of Jesus3
    B3275 The life, teaching and work of Jesus of Nazareth will be examined according to the gospels. Students will be encouraged to explore Jesus’ life and death in relation to their own faith journey. (1st year course)
  • The Books of Poetry and Wisdom3
    B4115 This course studies Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs emphasizing the genius of Hebrew poetry and the doctrinal depth, spiritual value and ethical implications of these books. (1st year course)
  • Christian History: The Global Expansion of the Church3
    G3215 This course considers the worldwide history of the church, highlighting key turning points related to the global expansion of the Christian church from New Testament times to the present. A primary goal is for the student to understand their own roots in Christian history and how they can participate in the vitality and mission of Christ’s church. (1st year course)
  • Spiritual Disciplines & Discipleship3
    G4425 This course explores historical spiritual formation practices, the sociological dynamics of small communities, the psychology of personhood, theories of people helping and the theology of transformation.The purpose of the course is to develop a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to spiritual growth and renewal and to take you further in your own personal journey of intimacy with Christ in order to enhance your ability to enter into God’s mandate to be engaged in the making of disciples of all nations.
  • PACE Practicum1
    P4000 PACE Practicum is intended to provide an opportunity to connect theologyand counselling (depending on program) with daily living; a venue for expressing learning. Practicum takes place in a ministry or para-church setting usually over a three-month period, 1 credit per semester. 3 credits in a Practicum are required.

Semester III13

  • Christian Ethics3
    G4525 Using the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament, this course examines various theological and philosophical approaches to ethics in working towards developing a personal and communal Christian ethic. Attention will be given to contemporary moral issues.
  • Foundations of Teaching & Preaching3
    P3125 This course provides the foundational principles and skills necessary to effectively communicate Scripture through teaching and preaching. Students will have opportunity for development and application of skills learned.
  • Acts of the Apostles3
    B3285 This course is a study of the history of the beginnings of the Christian church as described in the New Testament book of Acts. The faith, practises and teaching of the first churches will be the focus of this study, as they are born in Judea, then expand beyond Judaism across the Greco-Roman world. Special attention will be made of the historical contexts, the key players, and the strategies employed in the missionary expansion of these new communities.
  • Christian Theology3
    B3325 This course focuses on the classical passages of the Old and New Testaments. The student will study the basic theological concepts related to Scripture, God, Jesus Christ and His work, humankind and their salvation, the Holy Spirit, and the church. The text will explore the historical development of these doctrines as well as the biblical basis for them.
  • PACE Practicum1
    P4000 PACE Practicum is intended to provide an opportunity to connect theologyand counselling (depending on program) with daily living; a venue for expressing learning. Practicum takes place in a ministry or para-church setting usually over a three-month period, 1 credit per semester. 3 credits in a Practicum are required.

Semester IV7

  • Theology of Missions3
    B4325 A study of the Word of God as set forth through God’s promise to Abraham to bless the nations through Jesus Christ and the Church; an application of the Word of God as it relates to the purposes, nature, scope and current challenges of cross-cultural missions
  • Case Studies in Leadership3
    P4175 Case studies will be selected for in-depth study of the application of leadership concepts with particular reference to those concepts found in Scripture. Students will develop a written concept of their desired style of leadership to be used in both personal and career situations.
  • PACE Practicum1
    P4000 PACE Practicum is intended to provide an opportunity to connect theologyand counselling (depending on program) with daily living; a venue for expressing learning. Practicum takes place in a ministry or para-church setting usually over a three-month period, 1 credit per semester. 3 credits in a Practicum are required.

Diploma

Leadership and Ministry

2 Years / 64 Credit Hours

Purpose

This diploma is designed to prepare a student to serve the local congregation. A student may design their own program to create a Professional Studies emphasis of their choice.

Objectives

Upon satisfactory completion the student will:

  1. Possess an intermediate knowledge of the Old and New Testaments
  2. Demonstrate competency in interpreting and communicating the message of the Christian Scriptures
  3. Possess several functional skills for service within the congregation
  4. Demonstrate a willingness to serve God and people
  5. Possess a level of discipline and consecration in Christ, including personal prayer and Bible study habits, necessary to carry out the Christ-like life

This program qualifies for Canada and Alberta Student Loans.

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