Briercrest College

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry

Save Request Info Compare

Program Information

School:Briercrest College
Faculty:Briercrest College - Christian Ministry
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Description:This program provides a strong liberal arts foundation, biblical and theological grounding, and the skills necessary for success in ministry settings and the marketplace. This program is specifically designed to equip students for effective service and leadership in professional or lay settings by allowing them to tailor their program to include courses in several concentrations of study: Adolescent Studies, Childhood Studies, Family Studies, Mission Studies, Pastoral Studies, and Worship Arts. Additionally, the program provides a firm foundation for further study at the graduate level. This program ultimately seeks the transformation of students for effective ministry to the church and world through quality classroom instruction along with experiential education in a broadly defined academic and ministry training program.

The BA Christian Ministry requires 45 credit hours of Christian Ministry and Christian Ministry-related course work (including 24 credit hours at the 300+ level). There are two layers of requirements in this program. First, students must complete the 18 credit hour ministry core requirements. Second, students must choose both a primary (18 credit hours) and secondary concentration (9 credit hours) from two of the following options: Adolescent Studies, Childhood Studies, Family Studies, Mission Studies, Pastoral Studies, and Worship Arts. Like most Briercrest programs, the BA Christian Ministry requires 39 credit hours of 300+ course work within the context of a 120 credit hour degree.
URL:Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry at Briercrest College
Length:120 Hour(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,976

1 class = 3 credit hours.
$996 per 3 credit hour course ($332/credit)
$5976 is the cost of 18 credit hours

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants wishing to be accepted into Briercrest College as a full-time or part-time student must: - Have earned a high school diploma with a minimum average of 60 per cent in four academic grade 12 courses, including at least one academic English course. - Be a professing and practicing Christian. - Commit to live by the standards set out the Briercrest College and Seminary

Additional Admission Requirements:
    I. Ministry Core Requirements (18 credit hours): CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry, CM 105 Perspectives in Mission, CM 439 Christian Ministry Internship, CM 461 Issues in Ministry Leadership, PAST 438 Practical Theology COMM 104 Public Speaking or COMM/PAST 355 Homiletics II. Ministry Concentration Requirements: Primary Concentration (18 credit hours including at least 12 credit hours from 300+ level from one of 6 ministry options)/Secondary Concentration (9 credit hours including at least 3 credit hours from 300+ level from one of the 6 ministry options): Adolescent Studies Required Course: YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry; Electives to be selected from: Any Youth Ministry (YM) course: ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration, EDUC 200 Introduction to Education, KIN 320 Camp Management and Leadership, NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies, PAST 455 Pastoral Counselling, PHI 300, Philosophy of Education, PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents, SOC 392 Sociology of Youth in North America, THEO 301 Worship in the Christian Tradition, YM 355 Teaching and Preaching to Youth Camp Ministry Required Course: YM 220 Camp and Youth Ministry; Electives to be selected from: ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration, COMM 104 Public Speaking, CM 121 Foundations of Children’s Ministry, CM 321 Spiritual Formation of Children, CM 324 Child, Church, and Mission, BU 100 Introduction to Business Management, FE 130 Kaléo Practicum, KIN 310 Recreation Leadership, KIN 320 Camp Management and Leadership, PAST 355 Homiletics, PAST 438 Practical Theology, PAST 445 Pastoral Counselling, PSY 351 Psychology of Counselling, PSY 381 Psychology of Human Development: Children, PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents, PSY 443 Psychology and Contemporary Society, YM 355 Teaching and Preaching to Youth, YM 397 Youth Ministry Skills Development Childhood Studies Required Courses: CM 121 Foundations of Children's Ministry, CM 322 Children Ministry Skills (required in primary concentration only); Electives to be selected from: ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration, CM 321 Spiritual Formation of Children, EDUC 200 Introduction to Education, EDUC/PSY 322 Exceptional Children, EDUC/PSY 471 Educational Psychology, FMST 316 Families in Crisis, FMST/SOC 317 Sociology of the Family, KIN 320 Camp Management and Leadership, NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies, PAST 438 Pastoral Theology II, PHI 300 Philosophy of Education, PSY 381 Psychology of Human Development: Children, THEO 301 Worship in the Christian Tradition, YM 220 Camp and Youth Ministries Family Studies Required Course: FMST/SOC 317 Sociology of the Family; Electives to be selected from: Any Family Studies course: ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration, CM 121, Foundations of Children's Ministry, EDUC 200 Introduction to Education, NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies, PAST 438 Pastoral Theology II, PAST 455 Pastoral Counselling, PSY 351 Psychology of Counselling, PSY 381 Psychology of Human Development: Children, PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents, PSY 441 Contemporary Counselling Issues, SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology II, THEO 301 Worship in the Christian Tradition, YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry, YM 220 Camp and Youth Ministry Media Arts (Can only be used as a secondary concentration) Electives to be selected from: COMM 120 Video Production I, COMM 121 Video Production II, COMM/MUS 203 Recording Arts I, COMM/MUS 303 Recording Arts II, COMM 320 Media Practicum, FILM 200 Introduction to Film, FIN 110 Introduction to Fine Arts, MUS 160 Live Sound and Production, MUS 260 Introduction to Electronic Music, MUS 362 Advanced Electronic Music, YM 415 Film, Media and Adolescent Culture Mission Studies Required Courses: HIS 339 World Christianity for the Colonial Period to the Present (required in primary concentration only) One of: CM 105 Perspectives in Mission or THEO 370 Theology of Mission; Electives to be selected from: ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration, ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology, ANTH 310 Ethnography, BU 100 Introduction to Business Management, COMM/GLST 200 Intercultural Communication, CM 405 The Church and Its Mission, EDUC 200 Introduction to Education, ENG 322 World Literatures in English Any History (HIS) 300+ course, with the exception of North American History courses: LING 105 Introduction to TESOL, LING 300 Language Acquisition Theory and Practice Any Native Studies (NTST) course: RLST 311 World Religions or SOC 396 Urban Sociology Pastoral Studies Required Courses: PAST 355 Homiletics, PAST 437 Pastoral Theology, PAST 453 Variety in Preaching (required in primary concentration only); Electives to be selected from: Any Pastoral Studies course: ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration, EDUC 200 Introduction to Education, FMST/SOC 317 Sociology of the Family, HIS 431 History of Christianity in Canada, HIS 433 History of Christianity in the USA, NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies, PSY 280 Human Development: A Lifespan Perspective, THEO 301 Worship in the Christian Tradition, THEO 337 Comparative Studies on the Church, YM 220 Camp and Youth Ministries Sport Studies Required Courses: KIN 161 Foundations of Sport and Kinesiology, Two further courses with a KIN prefix (primary concentration), One further course with a KIN prefix (secondary concentration); Electives to be selected from: Any course with a KIN prefix: ADM 200 Organizational Behaviour, ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration, BIOL 115 Human Structure and Function, BU 100 Introduction to Business Management, BU 302 Strategic Management, BU 310 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, PAST 438 Practical Theology Worship Arts Required Courses: THEO 301 Worship in the Christian Tradition, WA 420 Worship Leadership; Electives to be selected from: ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration, COMM 120 Video Production I, COMM 121 Video Production II, COMM/MUS 203 Recording Arts I, COMM/MUS 303 Recording Arts II, EDUC 200 Introduction to Education, Ensemble (2) + Private Lessons (1), FIN/MUS 216 History of Western Music I, MUS 115 Musicianship I, MUS 160 Live Sound and Production, MUS 260 Introduction to Electronic Music, MUS 310 Song Writing, MUS 323 Conducting I, MUS 324 Conducting II, MUS 330 Vocal Master Class I, MUS 350 Keyboard Improvisation, MUS 362 Advanced Electronic Music, MUS 401 Vocal Pedagogy, MUS 402 Piano Pedagogy, MUS 403 Instrumental Pedagogy, MUS 424 Conducting III, MUS 430 Vocal Master Class II, PAST 438 Pastoral Theology II, WA 411 Arranging for Worship Teams Note: For students pursuing a minor, courses from either their Core or from free electives may be used, but not courses from ministry concentrations III. Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 120 credit hours) PRT 400 Senior Portfolio, SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning In addition, all Bachelor of Arts degrees require the completion of Briercrest's core curriculum.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 02, 2017

    Share This