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Developing and Mobilizing Spirit-Empowered Leaders

Vanguard's Christian Ministry program is the perfect option for students seeking to understand and develop their call and place of service in the Kingdom. It will enable students to develop their unique gifts, and character through custom elective options, tailored to suit their calling while developing a strong biblical and theological foundation.

Available in-classroom and online.

Biblical Foundations Certificate

Fall Courses

BT102Hermeneutics

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the purpose and methods of responsible biblical interpretation. This course will look at both general hermeneutics, principles for interpreting Scripture as a whole, special hermeneutics, and the principles for understanding and interpreting the various genres and literary devices that are present in the Bible. A secondary, but essential, emphasis will be given to the role of the Spirit in interpreting the text of Scripture.

BT101The Bible As Story

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This entry level course is designed to demonstrate the importance and relevancy of the whole Bible for today. For many, it is a mystery how the Old Testament is related to the New Testament. Some think the former is a source of unrelated devotional stories, laws and prophecies. In truth, the two testaments are the complete story of God’s progressive plan for his people. It is the purpose of this course to concisely trace the story of Scripture, and to help students build a central foundation with which they can understand, interpret and apply God’s word to their lives today.

BT103Introduction to Personal Formation

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course introduces to the person and work of the Holy Spirit. We will look at the Holy Spirit’s work in salvation, water baptism, and communion as well as the baptism of the Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

GS1GS Elective 1

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Interpersonal Communications Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

PS1PS Elective 1

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Leadership and Team Dynamics Or add a Professional Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

Winter Courses

OPENOpen Elective

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Course elective will need final approval by faculty adviser.

BT104Gospels

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is an introduction to the Gospels. It will focus on the four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Issues relating to the synoptic problem will be explored, as well as the unique contribution of each gospel. The literary nature of the gospels will be examined, exploring the gospels as story, as well as their theological impact. As the title implies, this course will emphasize our response to the gospels: what it means to follow Jesus. The focal point the Gospels have within God’s progressive revelation will be emphasized, as well as the integral part they play in personal, relational, and ministerial contexts.

BT105Theology 1 – God and the Human Condition

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The purpose of this course is to examine the teaching of the Bible and develop a systematic theology that addresses four important themes: the Word of God, the doctrine of God, biblical anthropology, and the doctrine of sin. Efforts will be made to explain how these themes are developed through promise and fulfilment from Genesis to Revelation.

GS2GS Elective 2

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Worldviews and Contemporary Culture Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

PS2PS Elective 2

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Foundations of Family Ministry Or add a Professional Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

Diploma in Theology

Fall Courses

BT102Hermeneutics

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the purpose and methods of responsible biblical interpretation. This course will look at both general hermeneutics, principles for interpreting Scripture as a whole, special hermeneutics, and the principles for understanding and interpreting the various genres and literary devices that are present in the Bible. A secondary, but essential, emphasis will be given to the role of the Spirit in interpreting the text of Scripture.

BT101The Bible As Story

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This entry level course is designed to demonstrate the importance and relevancy of the whole Bible for today. For many, it is a mystery how the Old Testament is related to the New Testament. Some think the former is a source of unrelated devotional stories, laws and prophecies. In truth, the two testaments are the complete story of God’s progressive plan for his people. It is the purpose of this course to concisely trace the story of Scripture, and to help students build a central foundation with which they can understand, interpret and apply God’s word to their lives today.

BT103Introduction to Personal Formation

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course introduces to the person and work of the Holy Spirit. We will look at the Holy Spirit’s work in salvation, water baptism, and communion as well as the baptism of the Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

GS1GS Elective 1

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Interpersonal Communications Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

PS1PS Elective 1

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Leadership and Team Dynamics Or add a Professional Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

Winter Courses

OPENOpen Elective

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Course elective will need final approval by faculty adviser.

BT104Gospels

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is an introduction to the Gospels. It will focus on the four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Issues relating to the synoptic problem will be explored, as well as the unique contribution of each gospel. The literary nature of the gospels will be examined, exploring the gospels as story, as well as their theological impact. As the title implies, this course will emphasize our response to the gospels: what it means to follow Jesus. The focal point the Gospels have within God’s progressive revelation will be emphasized, as well as the integral part they play in personal, relational, and ministerial contexts.

BT105Theology 1 – God and the Human Condition

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The purpose of this course is to examine the teaching of the Bible and develop a systematic theology that addresses four important themes: the Word of God, the doctrine of God, biblical anthropology, and the doctrine of sin. Efforts will be made to explain how these themes are developed through promise and fulfilment from Genesis to Revelation.

GS2GS Elective 2

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Worldviews and Contemporary Culture Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

PS2PS Elective 2

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Foundations of Family Ministry Or add a Professional Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

Fall Courses

BT4011 Corinthians

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course involves a detailed analysis of the book of I Corinthians as it was received by the original audience and as it applies to the 21st century audience. Using a contextual /wholistic approach to the text, the class will have opportunity to understand and apply eternal scriptural principles to such ongoing life issues as human sexuality, interpersonal relationships, usage of spiritual giftings, marriage and divorce issues, matters of personal liberty, and several other continuing church life matters.

GS201Biblical Language Usage

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is a basic introduction to the Biblical languages Greek and Hebrew and to the tools with which the student can study the Scriptures more effectively. Beginning with an appreciation for the nature and challenges of working with the original languages of our Scriptures, the student will be equipped with the skills necessary for the proper use of language and interpretative tools such as concordances, lexicons, word-studies, critical commentaries, and computer software. The course is divided into three parts: a comprehensive walk through of the Logos Library System and learning the Hebrew and Greek alphabets and a basic introduction to vocabulary and grammar of each.

PS201Homiletics

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Class participants will have an opportunity to learn sermon-building techniques through training in manuscript preparation and delivery styles. A lab component of the study requires the student to deliver a biblically-based message to fellow class members, and evaluate all other messages shared in the course. Prerequisite: Hermeneutics

GS3GS Elective 3

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: English Composition Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

GS4GS Elective 4

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Introduction to Psychology Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

Winter Courses

BT202Pentateuch

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The Pentateuch has always been regarded as a significant part of Scripture. The student will be introduced to the content and significance of this portion of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Attention to be given to the matters of contemporary critical issues as well as the foundational basis of Christian history through creation and beyond. The place of the Pentateuch will also be examined in relation to God’s continuing story in the rest of Scripture. In addition, the personal, practical and applicable use of these scriptures for Christian ministry and witness will be addressed.

BT205Theology 2 – Christology/Soteriology

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The purpose of this course is to give the student a thorough perspective on two of the greatest pillars of the Christian faith: A Biblical Christology and Soteriology. The study of the nature, life, and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ along with a truly Biblical understanding of the nature of our salvation is an essential part of forming a Biblical basis for the student’s faith in our Lord and a foundation for effective ministry in the future. This course emphasizes the central place that Jesus has in God’s continuing plan of salvation and that by believing in Him, we find our place within the story. Prerequisite: Theology 1: God and the Human Condition

BT201Pauline Literature: Romans

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The book of Romans is crucial in understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this course, students explore the rich truths of justification, salvation, and sanctification and other significant topics both exegetical and theological studies of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. It is the intent of the instructor to look at the various details and application of the Gospel as taught by the Apostle Paul in this great epistle. This course is designed to teach the student how to interpret and apply the book of Romans in their ministry context and to be challenged, inspired, and equipped in his or her own spiritual walk.

GS204Church History

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This is a survey course to introduce the student to the history of the Christian church primarily focusing on renewal and revival movements. This course examines the history of the church as it developed from the apostles to the present era. The course objective is to thoroughly acquaint the student with the historical and theological development of key figures, movements, and doctrines.

BS000Old Testament Elective

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Choose ONE of the following: Historical Literature: Joshua-Esther Prophets: Jeremiah/Isaiah

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

Fall Courses

GS7GS Elective 7

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Ethics Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE0001Internship – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 6 hours | Credits: 3.00

Internship for Christian Ministry students is electives. Students can choose their internship from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

PS302Pastoral Counselling

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is an introduction to the preparation, philosophy, theology, and skills of the pastoral counsellor. It addresses issues and situations commonly faced in the pastor’s office. Practical application of the principles and skills learned during lectures will be applied through various experiences and integrative assignments. Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology (GS203)

GS402Pentecostal History

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course charts the development of the Pentecostal movement from its origins in the Holiness movement of the 19th century to the present. It is intended to provide students with an understanding of the Pentecostal faith and of the Pentecostal movement today. Attention will be paid to the Pentecostal movement as a whole including a number of different denominations, but specifically to the largest Pentecostal body, the Assemblies of God, and its Canadian affiliate, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Doctrinal disputes within the movement will be a particular focus, as will contemporary challenges to the movement’s future viability and growth. Prerequisite: Church History

BT305Theology 3 – Ecclesiology/Eschatology

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is a study of the church and last things from a Biblical theological perspective. The church is seen as a divinely established entity through which God’s people have their beginning, and develop identity and fellowship with God. Last things are studied with a focus on the eschatological hope of God’s people from the time of the Patriarchs to the time of Christ and the New Testament Church. Prerequisite: Theology 1: God and the Human Condition

BT301Pastoral Letters

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The first of a trilogy in pastoral studies, this course uses the books of I and II Timothy and Titus to build a Biblical template for healthy lifestyles, and for the carrying out of contemporary pastoral responsibilities.

Winter Courses

PS3PS Elective 3

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The following course is recommendeded for students seeking credentials: Leadership Systems and Services For a student not seeking credentials, this is an open Professional Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty adviser.

BT306Biblical Theology: Luke-Acts

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is a biblical exposition of the pneumatology in Lukan literature. It evaluates the relevant Lukan data narratively, grammatically, contextually, and canonically, paying particular attention to the way Luke portrays Jesus in the continuing story of God’s salvation plan. It will look at the different perspectives and ways of approaching Luke-Acts, paying close attention to the significant themes of salvation, empowerment for mission, and judgment. Modern interpreters of Lukan pneumatology will be critically evaluated. The OT background will also be appreciated at each step. A major concern of the course will be the relevancy of Luke’s message for us today.

PS303Pastoral Life

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Building on the biblical template found in the Pastoral Letters, this course centers on the personal issues of vocational call, character transformation (spiritual formation), and compassion/care assessment. Class members will be introduced to spiritual training exercises, experiences and relationships that will assist them to become a daily “apprentice of Jesus, the Pastor” in a practical fashion. A number of practicing pastors will share their experiences and training practices in living and leading a healthy life of spiritual leadership. Prerequisite: Pastoral Letters

BT408Expository Presentation

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course instructs students how to design and deliver expository messages. As opposed to topical preaching, anecdotal preaching, biographical preaching of textual preaching, students will be taught the expository preaching method, which takes the point of the Scriptural text and makes it the point of the sermon. Students will prepare expository messages to be preached in class, in turn, enjoy the benefits of peer evaluation. Prerequisite: Homiletics

Bachelor of Theology

Fall Courses

BT102Hermeneutics

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the purpose and methods of responsible biblical interpretation. This course will look at both general hermeneutics, principles for interpreting Scripture as a whole, special hermeneutics, and the principles for understanding and interpreting the various genres and literary devices that are present in the Bible. A secondary, but essential, emphasis will be given to the role of the Spirit in interpreting the text of Scripture.

BT101The Bible As Story

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This entry level course is designed to demonstrate the importance and relevancy of the whole Bible for today. For many, it is a mystery how the Old Testament is related to the New Testament. Some think the former is a source of unrelated devotional stories, laws and prophecies. In truth, the two testaments are the complete story of God’s progressive plan for his people. It is the purpose of this course to concisely trace the story of Scripture, and to help students build a central foundation with which they can understand, interpret and apply God’s word to their lives today.

BT103Introduction to Personal Formation

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course introduces to the person and work of the Holy Spirit. We will look at the Holy Spirit’s work in salvation, water baptism, and communion as well as the baptism of the Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

GS1GS Elective 1

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Interpersonal Communications Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

PS1PS Elective 1

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Leadership and Team Dynamics Or add a Professional Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

Winter Courses

OPENOpen Elective

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Course elective will need final approval by faculty adviser.

BT104Gospels

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is an introduction to the Gospels. It will focus on the four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Issues relating to the synoptic problem will be explored, as well as the unique contribution of each gospel. The literary nature of the gospels will be examined, exploring the gospels as story, as well as their theological impact. As the title implies, this course will emphasize our response to the gospels: what it means to follow Jesus. The focal point the Gospels have within God’s progressive revelation will be emphasized, as well as the integral part they play in personal, relational, and ministerial contexts.

BT105Theology 1 – God and the Human Condition

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The purpose of this course is to examine the teaching of the Bible and develop a systematic theology that addresses four important themes: the Word of God, the doctrine of God, biblical anthropology, and the doctrine of sin. Efforts will be made to explain how these themes are developed through promise and fulfilment from Genesis to Revelation.

GS2GS Elective 2

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Worldviews and Contemporary Culture Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

PS2PS Elective 2

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Foundations of Family Ministry Or add a Professional Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

Fall Courses

OPENOpen Elective

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Course elective will need final approval by faculty adviser.

GS201Biblical Language Usage

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is a basic introduction to the Biblical languages Greek and Hebrew and to the tools with which the student can study the Scriptures more effectively. Beginning with an appreciation for the nature and challenges of working with the original languages of our Scriptures, the student will be equipped with the skills necessary for the proper use of language and interpretative tools such as concordances, lexicons, word-studies, critical commentaries, and computer software. The course is divided into three parts: a comprehensive walk through of the Logos Library System and learning the Hebrew and Greek alphabets and a basic introduction to vocabulary and grammar of each.

PS201Homiletics

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Class participants will have an opportunity to learn sermon-building techniques through training in manuscript preparation and delivery styles. A lab component of the study requires the student to deliver a biblically-based message to fellow class members, and evaluate all other messages shared in the course. Prerequisite: Hermeneutics

GS3GS Elective 3

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: English Composition Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

GS4GS Elective 4

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Introduction to Psychology Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

Winter Courses

BT202Pentateuch

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The Pentateuch has always been regarded as a significant part of Scripture. The student will be introduced to the content and significance of this portion of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Attention to be given to the matters of contemporary critical issues as well as the foundational basis of Christian history through creation and beyond. The place of the Pentateuch will also be examined in relation to God’s continuing story in the rest of Scripture. In addition, the personal, practical and applicable use of these scriptures for Christian ministry and witness will be addressed.

BT205Theology 2 – Christology/Soteriology

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The purpose of this course is to give the student a thorough perspective on two of the greatest pillars of the Christian faith: A Biblical Christology and Soteriology. The study of the nature, life, and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ along with a truly Biblical understanding of the nature of our salvation is an essential part of forming a Biblical basis for the student’s faith in our Lord and a foundation for effective ministry in the future. This course emphasizes the central place that Jesus has in God’s continuing plan of salvation and that by believing in Him, we find our place within the story. Prerequisite: Theology 1: God and the Human Condition

BT201Pauline Literature: Romans

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The book of Romans is crucial in understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this course, students explore the rich truths of justification, salvation, and sanctification and other significant topics both exegetical and theological studies of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. It is the intent of the instructor to look at the various details and application of the Gospel as taught by the Apostle Paul in this great epistle. This course is designed to teach the student how to interpret and apply the book of Romans in their ministry context and to be challenged, inspired, and equipped in his or her own spiritual walk.

GS204Church History

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This is a survey course to introduce the student to the history of the Christian church primarily focusing on renewal and revival movements. This course examines the history of the church as it developed from the apostles to the present era. The course objective is to thoroughly acquaint the student with the historical and theological development of key figures, movements, and doctrines.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

GS5GS Elective 5

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Either a Development course Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

Fall Courses

OPENOpen Elective

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Course elective will need final approval by faculty adviser.

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

PS302Pastoral Counselling

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is an introduction to the preparation, philosophy, theology, and skills of the pastoral counsellor. It addresses issues and situations commonly faced in the pastor’s office. Practical application of the principles and skills learned during lectures will be applied through various experiences and integrative assignments. Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology (GS203)

BT305Theology 3 – Ecclesiology/Eschatology

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is a study of the church and last things from a Biblical theological perspective. The church is seen as a divinely established entity through which God’s people have their beginning, and develop identity and fellowship with God. Last things are studied with a focus on the eschatological hope of God’s people from the time of the Patriarchs to the time of Christ and the New Testament Church. Prerequisite: Theology 1: God and the Human Condition

BT301Pastoral Letters

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The first of a trilogy in pastoral studies, this course uses the books of I and II Timothy and Titus to build a Biblical template for healthy lifestyles, and for the carrying out of contemporary pastoral responsibilities.

GS6GS Elective 6

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Philosophy Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

Winter Courses

FE000Field Education – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 1 hour | Credits: 3.00

Field Education for Christian Ministry students is electives. Each year, students can choose their field education from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

PS3PS Elective 3

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

The following course is recommendeded for students seeking credentials: Leadership Systems and Services For a student not seeking credentials, this is an open Professional Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty adviser.

BT306Biblical Theology: Luke-Acts

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course is a biblical exposition of the pneumatology in Lukan literature. It evaluates the relevant Lukan data narratively, grammatically, contextually, and canonically, paying particular attention to the way Luke portrays Jesus in the continuing story of God’s salvation plan. It will look at the different perspectives and ways of approaching Luke-Acts, paying close attention to the significant themes of salvation, empowerment for mission, and judgment. Modern interpreters of Lukan pneumatology will be critically evaluated. The OT background will also be appreciated at each step. A major concern of the course will be the relevancy of Luke’s message for us today.

PS4PS Elective 4

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

To be eligible for credentials, the required course will be: Pastoral Life. For a student not seeking credentials, this is an open Professional Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

OT1OT Elective 1

Class Time: 3 hrs | Credits: 3.00

Choose of ONE of the following Old Testament Courses: Hebrew Poetry Wisdom Literature

BT304Historical Literature: Joshua-Esther

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

A study of the Old Testament historical narratives from Joshua to Esther and the history of Israel’s Conquest, Settlement, Exile and Restoration. The course will examine the key themes, critical issues, overall message and the character of God as revealed in these books and how these can be exegeted, interpreted, communicated and applied. Attention will also be given to the place of the historical books within God’s progressive revelation, and their relevance for Christians today

Fall Courses

GS7GS Elective 7

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Recommended course: Ethics Or add a General Studies elective. To be approved by the faculty advisor.

FE0001Internship – Christian Ministry

Class Time: 6 hours | Credits: 3.00

Internship for Christian Ministry students is electives. Students can choose their internship from one of the following options: – Children’s and Family Ministry – Missions – Pastoral – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Worship Arts – Youth These options, as well as any other preferences, will need to be discussed with the faculty adviser.

BT4011 Corinthians

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course involves a detailed analysis of the book of I Corinthians as it was received by the original audience and as it applies to the 21st century audience. Using a contextual /wholistic approach to the text, the class will have opportunity to understand and apply eternal scriptural principles to such ongoing life issues as human sexuality, interpersonal relationships, usage of spiritual giftings, marriage and divorce issues, matters of personal liberty, and several other continuing church life matters.

GS8GS Elective 8

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

To be eligible for credentials, the required course will be: Pentecostal History OR a history course affiliated with a denomination (i.e. Alliance History and Thought for a student seeking credentials with the Christian Missions Alliance). For a student not seeking credentials, this is an open General Studies elective (i.e. Math, Science, Language, Anthropology, History). To be approved by faculty adviser.

Winter Courses

OPENOpen Elective

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Course elective will need final approval by faculty adviser.

BT408Expository Presentation

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

This course instructs students how to design and deliver expository messages. As opposed to topical preaching, anecdotal preaching, biographical preaching of textual preaching, students will be taught the expository preaching method, which takes the point of the Scriptural text and makes it the point of the sermon. Students will prepare expository messages to be preached in class, in turn, enjoy the benefits of peer evaluation. Prerequisite: Homiletics

OT2OT Elective 2

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Choose from ONE of the following Old Testament Options: The Prophets: Isaiah The Prophets: Jeremiah

BT405Senior Theology: Mission of God

Class Time: 3 hrs | Credits: 3.00

Mission is a central focus in the Bible, answering the question, “What are people on earth for?” Students will be immersed in the biblical-theological roots of God’s mission in both the Old and New Testaments and the transforming vision of God’s purpose and plan for His people. Particular emphasis will be placed on the relevancy of God’s mission for the church, its leaders, and individual Christian believers. The mission of God will be related to the complex contemporary issues facing the church today. Prerequisite: Theology 3: Ecclesiology/Eschatology

BT406Johannine Literature and Revelation

Class Time: 3 hours | Credits: 3.00

Among the most beloved of all Scriptural books, John’s writings continue to inspire intimacy between God and His people, calling everyone to make Jesus the centre of their lives. This senior level course covers primarily the Gospel of John and the Johannine epistles, 1, 2, 3 John, with only secondary consideration to Revelation. The purpose of each of John’s writings is examined, specifically regarding common themes, vocabulary, and style. An exegetical study of the Gospel will include exploring the structure, discourses, signs, key statements of Jesus, the passion account, and fulfilment of the Old Testament.