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Faculty of Theology (School of Ministry)

Graduates of the School of Ministry at Ambrose are engaged in God’s redemptive work in the world. They are:

  • Devoted disciples who have a growing passion for relationship with God. They experience life in Christ and pursue communion with the Triune God;
  • Faithful interpreters who have a love of the Scriptures and seek to interpret them thoughtfully and reverently. They also love God’s world and seek to apply their interpretation of the Scriptures in ways that are contextually appropriate;
  • Christian thinkers who are insightful and careful theologians. They express their understanding of God in ways that engage the depth and breadth of the Christian tradition; and
  • Servant Leaders who are courageous, compassionate, and humble followers of Jesus. They serve in roles such as pastor, development worker, entrepreneur, and church planter, both locally and internationally.

Ministry Programs

Ministry Programs at Ambrose University follow the mission, educational philosophy and objectives of the university. The Ministry programs are accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education. The following summary lists the available Ambrose University ministry programs, and the total credit hours required for completion of each program. Please see the specific academic program details for further information.

Associate in Ministry Diploma (2 year – 60 credits)

Bachelor of Theology (4 year – 120 credits)
Children and Family Ministry
Church Ministry
Intercultural Ministry
Youth Ministry
 

School of Ministry Programs
The Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) programmatic standards provide structure for these degrees.

  • A core of bible and theology studies are met by 18 credits in Biblical Foundations and 18 credits in Theology and History
  • A core of professional studies is met by 21 courses in Personal and Pastoral Foundations and 15 credits in the Ministry Stream
  • General education requirements are met by the two Arts and Science minors
  • Field Education for 12 credits
     

General Academic Requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree requires 120 credits.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled.
  • Up to 60 credits may be transferred from another institution for a four-year degree.
  • The final 30 credits must normally be taken from Ambrose University.
  • A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 is required to graduate, with a GPA of 2.0 in disciplinary requirements.
     

Ministry Internship

Preparation for ministry involves more than classroom learning. Ambrose recognizes the need for experiential learning in ministry training and requires all students to complete a ministry internship.