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Church Ministry Program

Bachelor of Theology: Church Ministry (4 year – 120 credits)

The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) is designed to form character and develop skills in women and men called by God, enabling them to serve as reflective practitioners in the church of Jesus Christ. Students will need to produce the results of a Criminal Record Check before being permitted to participate in practicum or internship experiences associated with the program.

Profile of the Graduating Student
In pursuit of the ministry program objectives and the professional ministry outcomes, the graduates of this degree are:

  • able to understand and appreciate societal trends that impinge on church ministry;
  • willing to lead congregations to creative, biblically informed transformational endeavours;
  • inquisitive learners and flexible thinkers able to critically and sympathetically engage new models with the historic resources of the Christian tradition.

This program of study is validated by the Church of the Nazarene’s International Course of Study Advisory Committee and satisfies educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. Students who intend to seek ordination in the Church of the Nazarene should email the Office of the Registrar so that a letter of Nazarene Validation can be issued with the degree parchment.

Bachelor of Theology – Church Ministry
Program Requirements (4 year - 120 credits)

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (non-credit)

Personal and Pastoral Foundations (18 credits)
ICS 205 Intercultural Competence
PST 161 Introduction to Mission
PST 212 Pastoral Theology
PST 307 Evangelism and Discipleship in the Church
PST 320 Leadership and Leadership Development
REL 211 Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition

Biblical Foundations (18 credits)
REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
REL 315 Hermeneutics
3 credits in New Testament
3 credits in Old Testament
6 credits in Old Testament or New Testament

Theology and History (21 credits)
HI 263 History of Christianity
3 senior credits History
REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
REL 261 Issues in Systematic Theology
9 credits in Theology (can include REL 281, REL 282, REL 301, REL 358, REL 361, REL 362, REL 364, REL 367, REL 369, REL 372, REL 373, REL 378, REL 380, REL 381, REL 299 or 399 or 405, REL 401, REL 404, REL 460 or 490)

Church Ministry Courses (15 credits)
PST 301 Homiletics
REL 370 Theology and Practice of Worship
Three of the following:
     BUS 305 Management of Non-Profit Organizations
     HI 313 Christianity in Canada
     Professional Studies (PST) courses at the senior level (excluding those required elsewhere in the degree)
     REL 130 Introduction to World Religions
     SO 440 Religion and Culture in Canada

Field Education (12 credits)
FE 200.1/201.1 Practicum and Reflection I and II (3 credits)
FE 300a/b Church Ministries Internship (6 credits)
FE 400 Transition to Vocational Ministry (3 credits)

 

Arts and Science Minor #1 (18 credits)
One of the following:

  • Behavioural Science
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Community Development
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • English
  • History
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
     

Arts and Science Minor #2 (18 credits)
One of the following:

  • Behavioural Science
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Community Development
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • English
  • History
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

*Note: Psychology or Sociology cannot be chosen for Minor if Behavioural Science is the other Minor.

 

General Requirements for Completion and Graduation

  • Completion of The Ambrose Experience (UNI 101) (non-credit, compulsory during first 30 credits)
  • Completion of a total of 120 credits (as outlined above)
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0