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Diploma in Christian Studies (One-Year)

Program Description
Program Objectives

Course Requirements

 Program Description
A one-year program of biblical and theological studies for lay persons who possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university. This program is designed to further basic understanding of the Christian faith and to foster the integration of this understanding with their personal and professional lives.

 Program Objectives
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. Personal and spiritual maturity with a commitment to ongoing growth.
2. Increased understanding of the teaching of the Bible and theology in areas of interest and the ability to integrate this knowledge with daily life and work.
3. Commitment to use all abilities, training, and experience to further God’s work in the world.
4. The ability to formulate and articulate a distinctively Christian worldview.

 Course Requirements

Bible   (12 credits)
NT 416 New Testament Introduction 3

OT 417 Old Testament Introduction  3
Electives (BI, NT or OT)   6

Church Mission and Ministry   (3 credits)
PT 540 Spiritual Formation  3

Free Electives   9

TOTAL CREDITS       24

If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.

 

Diploma in Intercultural Studies (One-Year)

Program Description
Program Objectives

Course Requirements

 Program Description

A one-year program of intercultural studies for lay persons who possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university. This program is designed to further students’ understanding of the Christian mission and to foster the integration of this understanding with their personal and professional lives.

 Program Objectives
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. An appreciation for cultural diversity and an enhanced ability to relate to people of other cultures.
2. The capacity to critically integrate the insights of the Bible and the social sciences within a missiological framework.
3. Commitment to the Church’s worldwide mission of gospel proclamation, discipleship and social change.

 Course Requirements

Bible   (6 credits)
BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics  3

plus one of the following two courses:  3
 NT 416      New Testament Introduction

 OT 417      Old Testament Introduction 

Church Mission and Ministry   (12 credits)
one of the following two courses:   
   3

 PC 431      Personal Development and Ministry
 PT 540      Spiritual Formation  
plus three of the following six courses:  9
 MI/WR  Electives

 MI 432      Integral Mission
 MI 534      Intercultural Communication
 MI 545      Evangelism and Church Planting
 MI 546      Global Mission Study Tour
 MI 637A    Applied Cultural Anthropology
 WR 523    Christian Encounter with World Religions

Free Electives    6

Total Credits     24

If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.

 

Diploma in Spiritual Formation (24 Credits, recommended as a Two-Year Program*)

Program Description
Program Objectives

Course Requirements

 Program Description
This program of spiritual formation studies offered in conjunction with the Urban Sanctuary to lay a theological and methodological foundation for lay persons who possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university. This program is designed to strengthen Christian character and foster a solid sense of calling and mission in students' personal and professional lives.

 Program Objectives
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:
1. Personal, behavioural and spiritual maturity with a commitment to ongoing growth through the use of spiritual disciplines, direction and an articulated rhythm of life.
2. The capacity to critically integrate biblical and theological insights into their growing understanding of evangelical spiritual formation studies.
3. A clearly articulated sense of calling to glorify God in this world in a unique and joyful pattern discerned by the student and their community of faith within a missional framework.
4. An appreciation for spiritual community through friendships and small group experiences.

*To maximize the benefit of this program, it is recommended that classes be spread over a two-year period.

 Course Requirements

Bible   (9 credits)
BI 412       Biblical Hermeneutics

NT 416      New Testament Introduction
OT 417      Old Testament Introduction 

Spiritual Formation   (15 credits)
SF 513      Spiritual Formation Models 1

PT 540      Spiritual Formation Models 2 
TH 527      History and Theological Foundations of Spiritual Formation
SF 613      Biblical View of Anthropology and Suffering
SF 614      Theology of Sabbath, Rest and Rhythm of Life

Total Credits     24

If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.

Master of Theological Studies (Two-Year)

Program Description
Program Objectives

Course Requirements

 Program Description
A two-year program of biblical and theological studies for students who possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university. This program is designed primarily to assist lay persons in developing a general theological understanding which will enrich their personal and professional lives. It is not considered to be adequate preparation for pastoral ministry unless supplemented by ministry related courses taken in another program. On its own, the MTS degree does not fulfill the requirements considered to be necessary for ordination.

 Program Objectives
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. Personal and spiritual maturity and a commitment to ongoing growth.
2. A broad knowledge of the Bible and theology, and the ability to integrate this knowledge with daily life and work.
3. Commitment to use all abilities, training, and experience for the glory of God.
4. The ability to formulate and articulate a distinctively Christian worldview.

 Course Requirements
Bible   (18 credits)
BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics   3

BI 514 Greek and Hebrew Tools   3
NT 416 New Testament Introduction   3
NT or BI Elective     3
OT 417 Old Testament Introduction   3
OT or BI Elective     3

Church History and Theology   (15 credits)
CH 420 Church History to 1500   3
CH 422 Church History since 1500   3
TH 531 Systematic Theology I   3
TH 532 Systematic Theology II   3
plus one of the following three courses:   3
   TH 526      Christian Ethics  or

   TH 534      Christian Worldview  or
   TH 634      Christian Apologetics

Church Mission and Ministry   (9 credits)
MI 432 Integral Mission    3

PT 540 Spiritual Formation    3
WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions 3

Free Electives      6

Total Credits      48

 

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If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information
or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.