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Prepare to Make a Difference in Churches and other Worship Settings

Our Bachelor of Theology in Church Ministries will equip you with the necessary skills for effective service in churches and worship settings, youth ministries, outreach programs and other para-church organizations. You’ll gain insight from the historical roots and contemporary characteristics of the church, and you’ll be trained to understand and relate sensitively to the needs of congregations and local communities.

Your BTh studies will follow one of four tracks: Youth Leadership, Pastoral Ministries, Christian Education or Christian Administration.

3 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Church Ministries Major
Combine with any Major
Minor
Church Ministries

For Entrance into the Church Ministries program

The prerequisite for entry into the Church Ministries major is a grade of "C" or better in each of the introductory 9 credit hours in Biblical and Theological Studies (121.11, 121.12, 117.11). For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses. 

Program Tracks

  • Pastoral Ministries
    • Prepare to put your ministry training to use as a pastor or church educator.
  • Youth Leadership
    • Integrate theological concepts with practical approaches to working with children, teenagers and their families in a ministry setting.
  • Christian Education
    • Combine your care for others and knowledge of the Bible and theology in an educational setting.
  • Christian Administration
    • Gain the practical skills you'll need to lead a church or ministry in an administrative role.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

  • Christian Spirituality: Formations
  • Marriage and Family
  • International Development and Missions
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Rethinking the Church for the 21st Century
  • Leadership I: Principles of Leadership and Administration
  • Counselling I: Introduction
  • Homiletics
  • Ministry Practicum

Randall Holm, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation

Michael Gilmour, Ph.D. Professor of New Testament & English Literature

Randall Holm, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation

Cameron McKenzie, M.Div. VP for University College, Associate Professor of Old Testament

Heather Macumber, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Christopher Lortie, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Graduates build careers in Christian education, Christian counselling, pastoral leadership, worship ministry and youth leadership. Others pursue graduate studies.