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 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 courses involving 10 hours of instruction, plus 30 hours of additional reading and written work.

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

Western District

February 27 & 28, 2015 (Friday & Saturday)

Calgary Chinese Alliance Church

The Christian Faith: Theology for Laity

Speaker: Dr Jason Yeung

To register:

Date: March 21-22, 2015
Location: Heartland Alliance Church
2257 Premier Way
Sherwood Park, AB
Course: Understanding the Bible: Reading Our Bible With Heart and Mind
Instructor: Rod Remin
Click here to register


Eastern Canadian District

April 9-11, 2015 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

North Toronto Chinese Alliance Church

The Christian Faith: Modern Theology

Speaker: Dr Jason Yeung

To register:


Pacific District

March 13 & 14, 2015 (Friday & Saturday)

North Richmond Alliance Church

The Christian Faith:  Theology for Laity

Speaker: Dr Jason Yeung

To register: