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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.

PLEASE NOTE, a discount equal to 50% off the current credit tuition rate is available for C&MA official workers and Global International workers who are taking the course for licencing purposes and approved by their respective District. Please contact your specific District for more details.

Students NOT taking this course for licencing purposes, 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 2019

On campus

Alliance History & Thought Course 

September 10 - December 10, 2019
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ernie Klassen


Off Campus


October 21 - 25, 2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
80 Nashdene Rd., Units 223-228
Scarborough, ON
Instructor: Aaron Tang

CANADIAN MIDWEST DISTRICT (Horizon College - Saskatoon, SK)

November 4 - 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bernie Van De Walle

Winter 2020


January 7- April 9, 2020 (regular semester dates)
Instructor: Ken Draper

Off Campus



Spring 2020

On campus

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Draper

Off Campus

Atlantic District (Kingswood University, 26 Western St. Sussex, NB))
Instructor: Ken Draper

Central Canadian and Eastern Canadian District (National Ministry Centre)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Draper

Canadian Pacific District Office (District Office - Surrey, BC)
April 27 - May 1, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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

Once you have completed the course you must sent proof of completion of the course to your District. In order to do this, you will need to request an official transcript which must be requested using the following form

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

Please contact the Registrar's Office with any questions regarding registration an the course itself All other questions can be directed to your District Office.


Phone: 403-410-2905