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Alliance History and Thought

alliance history and thought course
What is the course about?

Alliance History and Thought is a course which surveys the origins of The Christian and Missionary Alliance movement in its social, cultural, and theological context, with emphasis on its historical continuities and changes, and evaluating Alliance "distinctives."

Why do I need to take this?

Although required for Faculty of Theology programs at Ambrose, those within the denominational licensing process must take this course for credit in order to work within the Alliance denomination.Fall 2018

PLEASE NOTE, if you ARE NOT TAKING THIS COURSE FOR LICENSING PURPOSES, students will need to show proof of having taken the pre-requisite to this course. This can be done via an unofficial transcript pdf document sent to our office via email.


Fall 2018

On campus

Alliance History & Thought Course 
Tuesdays, Sept 11 - Dec 18 (inlcudes exam week)
6:30 - 9:30pm
Instructor: Bernie Van De Walle

CH 610 -CL (Chinese Language) Graduate Level only
October 15-19, 2018
9:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor: Francis Tam

Winter 2019


January 4 - April 20, 2019 (regular semester dates and includes exam week)
Instructor: Ken Draper

Off Campus

Western Canadian District (Spruce Grove Alliance Church - Spruce Grove Alliance, AB)
Tuesday - Saturday, February 19 - 23, 2019 (modular course)
9:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Ken Draper


Spring 2019

On campus

April 29 - May 3
9:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Ken Draper


Off Campus

Atlantic District (Location TBA)
May 6-10, 2019
Instructor: Ken Draper

Central Canadian and Eastern Canadian District (National Ministry Centre)
May 13-17, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Ken Draper

Canadian Pacific District Office (District Office - Surrey, BC)
May 27-31, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Bernie Van De Walle


Registering, Course Codes, Payment etc.


  • NOTE: If taking Alliance History & Thought strictly for licensing purposes with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, you must take the course for credit but you have the choice of taking the course at either the Undergraduate academic level (Course ID: REL 362) or the Masters academic level (Course ID: 610). If you are registering for the undergraduate level course, you must also have an Alberta Student Number (for government reporting purposes) even if you are out of province. You can look up or register for an ASN via


Tuition & Fees

**Please note that tuition fees are subject to change without notice. 

**A $250 deposit or full-payment is required when registering for class. This deposit is applied to the total tuition and is not an additional fee. 

Tuition and fees are due in full prior to the beginning of class. If your church is covering the cost of the your class, please contact Daniel Yu in Finance at for further information. It is your responsibility that your tuition and fees are up to date.


Textbooks for the Alliance History & Thought course are made available through the Ambrose Bookstore (403.410.2000 ext. 2939)


If you're looking to stay with us on campus, please contact us by email ( for accommodation information. Unfortunately Ambrose has no provision for shuttle service between the airport and campus.

Contact Us

Phone: 403-410-2905