two year diploma:
Christian Formation

Course Overview

Diploma in Christian Formation

Two Year Program (60 Credits)
Prairie’s Diploma in Christian Formation is designed to 

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Christian Formation: In Depth

The Christian Formation Program is:

Program Objectives

Prairie’s Christian Formation diploma will equip you to: 


Expanded Opportunities


Program Outcomes


Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless indicated otherwise.

Bible and Theology Major (27 credits)

  • NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
  • NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
  • NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
  • OT 112 Reading the Torah
  • OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
  • OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
  • ST 100 The Christian Life
  • TH 100 Introduction To Christian Theology
  • TH 210 The God of the Gospel 

Arts and Science Core (18 credits)

  • HF 111 Thinking & Writing
  • SS 170  Christianity in the 21st Century World
  • SS 210  Introduction to Psychology
  • SS 261  Leadership Foundations
  • HF/SS electives (6 credits)

Christian Formation Concentration (15 credits)

  • ST 1xx     Discernment and Discipleship
  • ST 2xx    Introduction to Evangelical Spiritual Theology
  • ST 14x  Readings in Christian Devotion (1 credit per year)
  • ST 17x  Directed Study in Christian Formation (1 or 2 credits)
  • Concentration Options (6 credits)

Frontier Lodge

  • OL 104  Intro to Experiential Education (1.5 credits)        
  • OL 106  Outdoor Leadership (1.5 credits)  
  • ST  2xx  Prayer, Community, and Creation 

Prairie Campus

  • ST  205-08 Freedom Session    
  • CM 250 Introduction to Counseling

Ritchie White  Program Coordinator
How can we discern God’s voice amidst all the other voices in our lives? How can we keep company with God in a high-stress culture?

Without a pole star to navigate by, we are all lost at sea—until we find our bearings in Jesus Christ through Holy Scripture, the true story of redemption in Christ that redeems each of our personal stories.

In an age of rapid and unsettling change this program offers students a course of studies and experiences, along with friendships, aimed at cultivating a prayerful life, developing an informed Christian psychology and providing discerning spiritual care for others. In terms of Psalm 1, we can become persons who learn to slow down, go deep, and give life.


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The Christian Formation program is valuable in the sense that it allows for the equipping of individuals in the discipline of discipleship, something that will be valuable no matter where one ends up in life.
Mikeala Davidson
Prairie Student
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When my wife left me, the pain and confusion I felt cannot be described. The secular counsellors I went to for help did not address the source of my problems or offer any solutions. My healing didn't begin until I found Christian counselling based on biblical truth and combined with expertise in secular strategies. Anyone who wants to help hurting people should think seriously about the Christian Formation program. This is not only a strong career path but also a much-needed ministry. Having personally been taught by Ritchie White, I can say confidently that Prairie has world-class instructors who are also first-class servants of Christ. I would definitely recommend this program as the need is great.
Carson Cole
Prairie Student
Mikeala Davidson
Carson Cole

Career Opportunities


  • Small Group Leader
  • Camp Ministry Positions
  • Continue on to Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Christian Formation
  • Transfer into another four year degree at Prairie
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