Ambrose University

Foundations for Ministry Certificate

(If you are looking for CCSTAS Foundations, please click here.)

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

What are the FMC Courses offered?
Twice a year, a variety of specific Foundations for Ministry (FMC) courses are offered to students. The choice of course offered will depend on each Alliance District and what is being offered that year. Once determined, FMC courses available for registration will be listed on our website by District. You can also contact your local District Office as well.

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.

When and where will the Foundations certificate be offered?
The FMC will be offered twice a year in each of five regions across Canada.

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. Auditing FMC courses is not available as well.

How much will the Foundations certificate cost?
The cost of the FMC will be set by the host church or district.


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. Syllabi are available one month prior to course offering.

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 6 credits. 

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.


Contact to your local Alliance District Office, or Diane Quapp at


Upcoming Courses


Eastern Canadian District



Pacific District



事工基礎課程 : 新約基礎

講員: 曹傑明博士



May 6 & 7, 2016 (Friday & Saturday)

North Richmond Alliance Church

Course Title:  New Testament Foundations

Speaker: Dr Marcus Tso

To register:


Western District

The Christian Faith: Sanctification as Formation and Transformation
Instructor: Derek Geerlof
Date: Friday, March 4 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday, March 5 9am-5pm
Location: Ambrose University, 150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary, AB

Register Here

The Christian Faith: Sanctification as Formation and Transformation
Instructor: Derek Geerlof
Date: Friday, April 1 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday, April 2 9am-5pm
Location: Heartland Alliance Church 53105 Highway 21, Sherwood Park

Register Here




課程名稱:  屬靈領導

講員: 譚文鈞博士



April 22 & 23, 2016(Friday & Saturday)

Edmonton Chinese Baptist Church

Course Title: Spiritual Leadership

Speaker: Dr. Francis Tam

To register:




課程名稱 : 宣教與佈導(普通話授課)




March 11 & 12, 2016 (Friday & Saturday)

Edmonton Chinese Christian Church

Course Title : Mission & Evangelism

Speaker :  Dr. Ring Kwok

To register:




課程名稱 : 靈命塑造與成長

講員: 梁海華博士



APRIL 29-30, 2016

Calgary Chinese Alliance Church

Course Title : Spiritual Formation & Development

Speaker: Dr. Ivan Leung

To register:


St Lawrence District