Pastoral

Integrated Bachelor of Arts in
Ministry + Master of Divinity

A one-of-a-kind integrated Bachelor + Master program, fully online, that will be a game-changer for anyone whom God has called into ministry.

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What Makes This Program Different

Your heart for the church is a starting point.

Christian leaders of today require focused and relevant skills to be effective ministers of the gospel. The Integrated Bachelor of Arts in Ministry + Master of Divinity applies intellectual and theological rigor to help you develop a deep and clear grasp on your faith, allowing you to contextualize your ideas faithfully.

Students in this program will benefit from:

  • A total of 144 credits (compared to 192 if taken separately) 
  • Shorter to complete (5 years vs. 7 years of full-time study)
  • Cost savings due to fewer credits and shorter time frame
  • Delve into all 66 books of the Bible (the full Canon)
  • A deeper and broader theological education with less duplication between levels of education

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Career Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped to:

  • Work in leadership in a variety of roles in the church or para-church organizations such as education, discipleship or administration
  • Work in spiritual discipleship roles for NGOs, for- and non-profit organizations
  • Serve in chaplaincy roles within corrections, medical, hospice or military organizations
  • Lead a church plant or other missionary activities (international or domestic)
  • Serve as a youth worker, camp leader, or worship leader

Program Details

In partnership with Carey Theological College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

This program is available 100% online. 

Additional Information:

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry: Pastoral Course List (96 Credits) All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise. Bible & Theology Major (42 credits) BT 409 Word and World NT 112 Reading the Gospels and Acts NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters NT 351 Reading Hebrews to Revelation OT 112 Reading the Torah OT 221 Reading the Historical Books OT 343 Reading the Psalms and Wisdom Literature OT 453 Reading the Prophets ST 100 The Christian Life TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology TH 210 The God of the Gospel TH 313 Creation to New Creation Bible and Theology Electives (6 credits) Arts & Sciences Core (36 credits) AS 400 Integrative Seminar HF 111 Thinking & Writing HF 231 History of Western Civilization I HF 232 History of Western Civilization II HF 334/534 History of Christianity in the Ancient and Medieval World HF 334/535 History of Christianity in the Modern World SC 230 History and Philosophy of Science SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World SS 210 Introduction to Psychology SS 261 Leadership Foundations Arts and Sciences electives (6 credits) Pastoral Major (18 Credits) CM 250 Introduction to Counseling CM 464 Pastoral Ministry Internship (6 credits) PA 103 Leadership Coaching PA 161 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry PA 211 Passionate Preaching and Teaching For course descriptions, see our catalogue here Master of Divinity Course List (48 credits) Taken online at Vancouver-based Carey Theological College.  Applied Theology Core (15 credits) APPL 600 Leadership & Administration APPL 601 Interpersonal Skills & Conflict Resolution APPL 602 Advanced Preaching & Communication in a Digital Age APPL 620 Pastoral Care in Today’s Church APPL 641 Discipleship & Education Spiritual Formation Core (3 Credits) APPL 660 Spiritual Formation: Theology & Praxis Bible Core (3 Credits) BIBL 600 Biblical Interpretation: Theory & Craft Theology Core (3 Credits) THEO 600 Christian Ethics Capstone Core (6 Credits) APPL 801 Supervised Ministry/Peer-Learning APPL 802 Theological Integration Project for Mission & Ministry Electives (18 credits)

Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

  1. Articulate the foundational biblical content of both Old and New Testaments, including their original cultural and historical context. 
  2. Articulate the effective application of evangelical hermeneutical tools to the Old and New Testaments, producing effective preaching and teaching for the church in its multigenerational context and multicultural mission.
  3. Articulate the major doctrines of the Christian faith (content), including their biblical basis, historical context, denominational significance and cultural relevance today. 
  4. Identify sustainable spiritual practices and character qualities for Christian ministry in areas such as spiritual formation, evangelism, administration, teaching, counselling and worship f0r service in the Canadian Baptist (or equivalent) tradition.
  5. Demonstrate ministry competency and their application through self-understanding, interpersonal skills, community leadership, and an articulation of Christian leadership, vocation, and ethic in the Canadian Baptist (or equivalent) tradition.

Program Tuition and Fees

For our Tuition & Fee rates as well as Room and Board please see Fees & Financial Aid

Program Specific Costs:
Pastoral Ministry students are charged a $100 program fee in the Fall semester.

Faculty

Kelly Steffen

Program Coordinator

I love Prairie because of its DNA of being Christ-Centred, Bible-Based, Discipleship-Directed and Mission-Mandated. Prairie has a rich integration of academics and spiritual formation. My job is a life calling—I exist to equip emerging missional leaders for the world’s greatest need. Every day I get to work, I don’t think of it as a job but fulfilling my God-given potential and calling. My biggest joy is seeing students discipled and being sent out to live their calling. Read More.