Pastoral

Master of Divinity​
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

Through a unique partnership with Taylor Seminary students can earn a Bachelor of Arts & Master of Divinity in a shortened time.

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What Makes This Program Different

Students will benefit from instructors who have been involved in or are currently involved in pastoral ministry.

This program is also available by Online Education and as a 3-year BMin program.

Focus on the Family’s Kerith Creek Partnership​
Prairie’s Pastoral Program is proud to announce a one of a kind partnership with Focus on the Family – Kerith Creek Retreats. Prairie is the only school in North America to have senior pastoral students preparing for ministry engage in a week long Proactive Ministry Retreat (PMR) at Kerith Creek Retreat Centres.

Pastoral students are eligible to join our Bible faculty on a 2-week study tour of Israel (planned every 2 years).

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Career Opportunities

The Master of Divinity program is intended for those who expect to be involved in staff positions in churches or in para-church ministries. Graduates are equipped for a variety of pastoral ministries: chaplaincy, military chaplaincy, church planting, missions, youth ministry, and other church staff ministries as well as for participation in the kingdom mission. Please see Taylor site for more information on this degree. The program also prepares capable persons for doctoral studies.

Program Details

In partnership with Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta.

This program is also available by Online Education and as a 3-year BMin program (under the program details on the Pastoral Bachelors page).

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry: Pastoral Course List (96 Credits)

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible & Theology Major (45 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 200 level or above (9 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
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 (9 credits)
Arts and Sciences elective 300 level

Overlapping Credits (6 Credits)

CH 420 Church History to 1500 (graduate level)
CH 422 Church History since 1500 (graduate level)

Electives (6 credits)

Major (3 credits)

CM 250 Introduction to Counseling

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here

 

Master of Divinity Course List (53 credits)

Taken at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta. All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible (9 credits)

BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics
BI 514 Greek and Hebrew Tools
Only one of the following are required:
NT 416 New Testaments Introduction: Part A (preferred) OR Part B
OT 417 Old Testament Introduction: Part A (preferred) OR Part B

Church Ministry and Theology (9 Credits)

TH 526 Christian Ethics
Only one of the following are required:
TH 531 Systematic Theology 1 OR TH 532 Systematic Theology 2
Only one of the following are required:
TH 534 Christian Worldview OR TH 634 Christian Apologetics

Church Mission and Ministry (35 Credits)

CE 532 Educational Task of the Church
FE 442 Field Education Experience Unit 1
FE 443 Field Education Experience Unit 2
FE 444 Field Education Experience Unit 3
FE 445 Field Education Experience Unit 4
FE 446 Field Education Experience Unit 5
MI 432 Integral Mission
MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting
PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry
PC 531 Essentials of Pastoral Care
PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership
PT 540 Spiritual Formation
PW 431 Introduction to Preaching
PW xxx Preaching Elective
PW 631 Christian Worship
MI 6XX The Gospel in a Multicultural and Multi-faith World

Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

  1. The personal and spiritual maturity expected of a minister of the Gospel and a commitment to ongoing growth.
  2. A broad knowledge of the Bible and theology and the ability to apply this knowledge in a redemptive ministry in the church and the world.
  3. Commitment to the church’s worldwide mission of gospel proclamation, discipleship, and social change.
  4. Competence in the skills required for the teaching, preaching, worship, pastoral care, evangelistic, and administrative ministries of the church.
  5. The ability to provide effective leadership for a congregation of believers.

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.