Seminary

The Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College is recognized by the Province of Alberta, and the MA in Christian Ministry degree is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). This degree is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit under the DLI number 019256741082.

Master of Christian Ministry (MCMin)

This degree program is designed to prepare graduates for competent Christian leadership in a wide variety of ministry callings. Foundational studies include Bible, theology, ministry skills and praxis.  Tracks within this degree program include:

 

Applied Ministry

Pastoral Leadership

Missions & Church Planting

 

Requirements

 

1. The prerequisite for this degree is a BA degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.

2. A total of 60 credit hours are required for the completion of the degree.

3. At least 30 credit hours must be completed on campus to provide regular and substantive student-faculty interaction to facilitate achieving the degree outcomes.

Master of Christian Ministry

Applied Ministry Track

The Applied Ministry Track allows for the greatest degree of flexibility with one-forth of credit hours designated as free electives, including the option of field based internships.

 

Degree Outcomes

 

1. Graduates will have gained skills in studying and interpreting the Bible.

2. Graduates will demonstrate a general understanding of Christian theology and ethics.

3. Graduates will have gained skills in teaching and evangelism

4. Graduates will have gained understanding in spiritual growth and leadership.

5. Graduates will have gained skills in discipleship.

MA in Christian Ministry (Applied Ministry)
Biblical Studies
2B1311 Old Testament I 3
2B1312 Old Testament II 3
2B2311 New Testament I 3
2B2312 New Testament II 3
2B3213 Biblical Interpretation 2
Total 14
Theological and Historical Studies
2T1213 Christian Theology I 2
2T1214 Christian Theology II 2
2T2311 Christian Ethics 3
2H1214 History of Christianity 2
Total 9
Leadership and Missional Studies
2P3231 Spiritual Leadership 2
2P322 Evangelism 2
2E2221 Effective Bible Teaching 2
2E3215 Leading Disciples Towards Maturity 2
2E1211 Effective Ministry Management 2
2I1211 Church Planting
or
2H3211 Missiology 2
Total 12
Character and Praxis
2P3215 Spiritual Formation 2
2C1243 Dealing with Conflict 2
2E1231 Ministry Synthesis 2
2P2241 Capstone Ministry I 2
2P2242 Capstone Ministry II 2
Total 10
Free Electives**
Credit Hours 15
Total credits hours MCMin Applied Ministry 60
**Free electives may include 8 credit hours of optional internship experience beyond the 4 hours of required Capstone Ministry I & II, depending on availability of internship opportunities.

Master of Christian Ministry

Pastoral Leadership Track

The Pastoral Leadership Track is designed to give graduates a basic foundation for various roles in pastoral ministries. It is not the equivalent of the standard professional ministry degree but includes many of the same degree outcomes. It is well suited for those looking for basic pastoral training in a wide variety of settings but attainable in a shorter amount of time.

 

Degree Outcomes

 

1. Graduates will have gained skills in studying and interpreting the Bible.

2. Graduates will demonstrate a general understanding of Christian theology and ethics.

3. Graduates will have gained skills in teaching and evangelism

4. Graduates will have gained understanding in spiritual growth and leadership.

5. Graduates will have the ability to perform the basic functions of a pastor including proclamation and pastoral guidance.

MA in Christian Ministry (Pastoral Leadership)
Biblical Studies
2B1311 Old Testament I 3
2B1312 Old Testament II 3
2B2311 New Testament I 3
2B2312 New Testament II 3
2B3213 Biblical Interpretation 2
2B3214 Biblical Backgrounds 2
Total 16
Theological and Historical Studies
2T1213 Christian Theology I 2
2T1214 Christian Theology II 2
2T2311 Christian Ethics 3
2H1214 History of Christianity 2
Total 9
Leadership and Missional Studies
2P3231 Spiritual Leadership 2
2P1311 Preaching I 3
2P1312 Preaching II 3
2P2215 Pastoral Ministry 2
2P322 Evangelism 2
2E2221 Effective Bible Teaching 2
2E3215 Leading Disciples Towards Maturity
or
2E1211 Effective Ministry Management 2
2T4221 Christianity & Other World Faiths 
or
2T2223 Christian Apologetics in a Post-Christian Era 2
2I1211 Church Planting
or
2H3211 Missiology 2
Total 20
Character and Praxis
2P3215 Spiritual Formation 2
2C1221 Biblical Counselling 2
2C1243 Dealing with Conflict 2
2E1231 Ministry Synthesis 2
2P2241 Capstone Ministry I 2
2P2242 Capstone Ministry II 2
Total 12
Free Electives
Credit Hours 3
Total credits hours for MCMin Pastoral Leadership 60

Master of Christian Ministry

Missions & Church Planting Track

The Missions and Church Planting Track is designed to equip leaders for missional ministry in hard places. It is well suited for those who are preparing to serve as church planters or missionaries, especially but not exclusively in urban centers. This track allows for the option of a field-based internship.

 

Degree Outcomes

 

1. Graduates have gained skills in studying and interpreting the Bible.

2. Graduates will demonstrate a general understanding of Christian theology and ethics.

3. Graduates will have gained skills in teaching and evangelism

4. Graduates will have gained understanding in spiritual growth and leadership.

5. Graduates will have gained an understanding of cross-cultural missions.

6. Graduates will have gained skills in implementing church planting strategies.

MCMin - Missions and Church Planting
Biblical Studies
2B1311 Old Testament I 3
2B1312 Old Testament II 3
2B2311 New Testament I 3
2B2312 New Testament II 3
2B3213 Biblical Interpretation 2
Total 14
Theological and Historical Studies
2T1213 Christian Theology I 2
2T1214 Christian Theology II 2
2T2311 Christian Ethics 3
Total 7
Leadership and Missional Studies
2P3231 Spiritual Leadership 2
2P322 Evangelism 2
2E2221 Effective Bible Teaching 2
2E3215 Leading Disciples Towards Maturity 2
2I1211 Church Planting 2
2H3211 Missiology 2
2T4221 Christianity & Other World Faiths 2
2T2223 Christian Apologetics in a Post-Christian Era 2
2I1214 Contemporary Models & Strategies of Church Planting 2
Total 18
Character and Praxis
2P3215 Spiritual Formation 2
2C1243 Dealing with Conflict 2
2P2241 Capstone Ministry I 2
2P2242 Capstone Ministry II 2
Total 8
Electives
Missional Electives 4
Free Electives** 9
Total 13
Total credits hours for MCMin Missions and Church Planting 60
**Free electives may include 8 credit hours of optional internship experience beyond the 4 hours of required Capstone Ministry I & II, depending on availability of internship opportunities.

Recognized by the Province of Alberta. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

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