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Foundations for Ministry Certificate


What is the Foundations certificate?

The FMC is relevant and practical instruction for men and women engaged in ministry across Canada.

Who is the Foundations certificate for?

The FMC is for Church workers and lay individuals involved in ministry.

What are the FMC Courses offered?

Students are required to take five courses in at least three different areas.

  • Understanding the Bible
  • The Christian Faith
  • Personal Formation and Development
  • Foundation of Ministry
  • Mission and Evangelism
When and where will the Foundations certificate be offered?

FMC classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the year. 

What format is the Foundations certificate?

The FMC will be seminar-style involving 10 hours of instruction, plus 30 hours of addition reading and written work. Unfortunately, there is no option for completing this courses online. 

How much will the Foundations certificate cost?

$150.00 for credit, $50.00 for audit.

How do I register for classes?

Please fill out the Foundations For Ministry Registration form by clicking here!


Full-time Ambrose faculty and select ministry professionals.

Level of Instruction and Transfer

Courses are aimed at adult learners and are assessed on a pass/fail basis. Participants who wish to continue their studies at Ambrose, and who are accepted into one of its seminary programs, will be granted one elective credit hour for each Foundations for Ministry course completed, up to a maximum of 3 credits towards a pastoral studies elective.. In addition to the five areas of study, individuals wishing to be credentialed for ministry in the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada are required to complete the course "Alliance History and Thought" at either the undergraduate or seminary levels. More information on Alliance History and Thought can be found by clicking here. 


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Upcoming FMC Courses - English Language

Mission & evangelism: missions on the move

Professors: Ernie and Marilyn Klassen
Language: English
Days: Oct 1 & Oct 2

Delivery: Online
Description: A review of missions both local and global in light of the changing world in the last 50 years.  There will be a reflection on the shift of missions between sending and receiving countries and the global shift from the north sending, to the south sending; also, from west sending to east, to east coming west.  What is or should be, the response of the local and national church to the changing demographics of our world?

Upcoming FMC Courses - Chinese Language

foundations in ministry: servant leader from the book of nehemiah

Language: Cantonese
Days: Jun 5 2021

the christian faith: introduction on new testemant theology

Language: Cantonese
Days: Sep 18 2021

personal formation & development: alliance spiritual heritage

Language: Mandarin
Days: Sep 19 2021

understanding the bible: survey on the four gospels

Language: Cantonese
Days: Nov 13 2021

mission & evangelism: Introduction to dispora missiology

Language: Mandarin
Days: Nov 20 2021