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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

2013/2014

Acadia Divinity College

Equipping Christian Leaders


Acadia Divinity College is the Faculty of Theology at Acadia University and is the official seminary of the
Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. Graduate degrees are accredited by the Association of Theological
Schools in the United States and Canada. All degrees are awarded by Acadia University.

Published by Acadia Divinity College


2013-2014 Academic Year
Information contained in this Calendar was accurate at the
time of publication but is subject to change without notice.
Acadia Divinity College
The Registrar
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Canada B4P 2R6
Telephone: (902) 585-2210 or 585-2215
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 875-8975
Fax:
(902) 585-2233
Email: adcinfo@acadiau.ca
Website: http://www.AcadiaDiv.ca

Table of Contents
Introduction............................................................................................................................................................ 1
Calendar Dates 2013-2014.............................................................................................................................. 2
Welcome to Acadia Divinity College ............................................................................................................... 4
Acadia Divinity College Profile........................................................................................................................ 5
What is Theological Education?...................................................................................................................... 7
Faculty Appointed by the Board of Trustees ................................................................................................. 10
Fellows of Acadia Divinity College................................................................................................................. 11
Lecturers......................................................................................................................................................... 11
Adjunct Faculty.............................................................................................................................................. 12
Associates in Clinical Pastoral Education..................................................................................................... 13
Academic Administrative Responsibilities..................................................................................................... 14
Administrative and Support Staff.................................................................................................................. 15
Academic Chairs............................................................................................................................................ 16
Continuing Education................................................................................................................................... 17
Academic Policies.......................................................................................................................................... 20
Fees and Related Information....................................................................................................................... 27
Penalties......................................................................................................................................................... 31
Accommodations........................................................................................................................................... 31
Ordination Standards.................................................................................................................................... 32
Graduate Education beyond Acadia.............................................................................................................. 32
Guide to Course Numbering & Departmental Abbreviations................................................................ 33
Course Numbering ........................................................................................................................................ 34
Departmental Abbreviations.......................................................................................................................... 35
Graduate Programs.............................................................................................................................................. 37
Master of Divinity........................................................................................................................................... 38
Master of Arts (60 credit hours).................................................................................................................... 47
Master of Arts (30 credit hours).................................................................................................................... 67
The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies................................................................................................ 76
Graduate Courses........................................................................................................................................... 77
Doctor of Ministry........................................................................................................................................ 104
Doctor of Ministry Courses.......................................................................................................................... 107
Table of Contents Continued On Next Page

Undergraduate Programs................................................................................................................................ 109


Bachelor of Theology................................................................................................................................... 110
Certificate in Christian Studies.................................................................................................................... 113
Certificate in Ministerial Studies................................................................................................................. 114
Minor in Theological Studies...................................................................................................................... 115
Undergraduate Courses............................................................................................................................... 116
Awards and Financial Assistance..................................................................................................................... 125
List of Scholarships, Bursaries, Prizes and Awards..................................................................................... 128
Scholarships................................................................................................................................................. 128
Bursaries...................................................................................................................................................... 130
Prizes and Awards........................................................................................................................................ 143
Student Aid................................................................................................................................................... 146
Silver Medal in Theology............................................................................................................................. 147
Special Funds........................................................................................................................................................ 149
Operating Endowments .............................................................................................................................. 150
Increasing Endowments.............................................................................................................................. 151
Scholarships & Bursaries Available From Outside the College................................................................... 152
Governance............................................................................................................................................................ 155
Board of Trustees.......................................................................................................................................... 156
Acadia Divinity College Senate.................................................................................................................... 156
Committees of the Board of Trustees........................................................................................................... 157

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Calendar Dates 2013-2014


2013
July 30............................Last day to submit MA, DMin theses for Fall Graduation and request for oral examination
August 28............................................................................................Residences open for new international students
August 29........................................................ AU new student orientation activities begin for international students
August 30.............................................................................................................Last day to apply for Fall Graduation
August 31..........................................................................................................Residences open (for all new students)
September 2........................................................................................................Residences open (returning students)
September 3.....................................................................................................................ADC New Student Orientation
September 4 (Wed)................................................................................................................. Classes begin - Fall Term
September 4................................................................................. Deadline to pay tuition fees
September 11............................... Last day for course additions for Fall and full year courses
September 11......................................................................... Last day to drop Fall or full year courses without a W
September 13............................................................All-Acadia Divinity College (faculty, staff, and students) Retreat
September 20................................................. Exam schedule posted for December AU undergraduate examinations
September 23.................................................................. Deadline for approved MA, DMin theses for Fall Graduation
September 23-24....................................................................................... George Rawlyk Memorial Lectures (ACBAS)
September 27......................................................................................... Last day to receive grades for Fall Graduation
September 30..............................................................................................Faculty Meeting to approve Fall Graduates
September 30......................................................................Last day to opt out of ASU Health Plan or add dependents
September 30...........................................................................................Last day to decrease meal plan for Fall Term
October 7..............................................................................................ADC Senate meeting to approve Fall Graduates
October 14.......................................................................................................................Thanksgiving Day - no classes
October 15.............................................................................................. AU Senate meeting to approve Fall Graduates
October 18-20...................................................................................................................................... AU Homecoming
October 21-23..................................................................................................................................... Hayward Lectures
October 21-25............................................................................................................................. Hayward Week courses
October 25................................ Last day to drop Fall Term courses without academic penalty
November 9........................................................................................................................... Religion Soup Conference
November 11............................................................................ Remembrance Day University closed and no classes
November 29.............................. Last day for undergraduates to apply for Spring Convocation 2014 without late fee
December 2.............................................................................................................Last day of AU classes before exams
December 3.......................................................................................................... Last day of ADC classes before exams
December 4-17.................................................................................................................AU Examinations - Fall Term
December 9-13.............................................................................................................................................. ADC Exams
December 13....................................Last day for all ADC Take Home Exams and other written work to be submitted
(unless earlier date set by instructor)
December 18..................................................................................................................Residences close at 12:00 noon

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January 2........................................................................................ Residences open (Winter Term new students only)
January 2-4, 6-7.............................................................................................................................. J-term Week courses
January 5............................................................................................................Residences open (returning students)
January 6 (Mon)...........................................................................................................AU Classes begin - Winter Term
January 6...................................................................................... Deadline to pay tuition fees
January 8 (Wed)........................................................................................................ADC Classes begin Winter Term
January 13.................................................................................. Last day for course additions
January 13.............................................................................................Last day to drop Winter courses without a W
January 13...................................Last day to drop full year courses without academic penalty
January 24...............................................................Exam schedule posted for April AU undergraduate examinations
January 31....................................Last day to opt out of ASU Health Plan or add dependents - Winter Term Students
January 31...............................Last day for graduate students to apply for Spring Convocation 2014 without late fee
January 31........................................................................................... Last day to decrease meal plan for Winter Term
February 10-12................................................................................................................................... Simpson Lectures
February 10-14........................................................................................................................... Simpson Week courses
February 17-21....................................................... Study Week (for those not registered for a Reading Week course)
February 17-21............................................................................................................................Reading Week courses
February 27.......................... Last day to submit DMin theses for Spring Convocation and request oral examination
February 28.......................... Last day to drop Winter Term courses without academic penalty
March 11-12.......................................................................... Experience AcadiaDiv open house for future students
March 14.................................. Last day to submit MA theses for Spring Convocation and request oral examination
April 7......................................................................................................................Last day of AU classes before exams
April 9-23.................................................................................................................... AU Examinations - Winter Term
April 14.....................................................................Deadline for approved MA, DMin Theses for Spring Convocation
April 15...............................................................................................................Last day of ADC classes Winter Term
April 17, 22, 23.........................................................................................................ADC Examinations Winter Term
April 18......................................................................................................................................Good Friday - no classes
April 23.............................................Last day for all ADC Take Home Exams and other written work to be submitted
(unless earlier date set by instructor)
April 24...........................................................................................................................Residences close at 12:00 noon
May 1................................................................................................Last day to receive grades for Spring Convocation
May 5...................................................................................................... Faculty Meeting to approve Spring Graduates
May 6............................................................................................... ADC Senate meeting to approve Spring Graduates
May 7..................................................................................................AU Senate Meeting to approve Spring Graduates
May 9.......................................................Commissioning Supper (5:00 pm) and Commissioning Service (7:30 pm)
May 11.......................................................................................................................Baccalaureate Service (11:00 am)
May 11................................................................................Convocation for Faculty of Theology graduates (3:00 pm)
May 26-June 20.........................................................................................................................ADC Spring term classes

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Welcome to Acadia Divinity College


From the President
Acadia Divinity College is on the campus of one of Canadas most creative
and innovative universities, Acadia University. The biblical and theological
foundations that gave rise to the formation of this University find their full
expression through the College, the Universitys Faculty of Theology.
This is an exciting time in our history. All of the course descriptions have
been revised with many new courses and degree programs having been
added to the curriculum. The new delivery system now makes theological
education more accessible while continuing to emphasize excellence in all
aspects of the training. Because many of our students are currently engaged
in ministry, this new approach has received wide approval.
The new curriculum emphasizes the formation of the person as well as providing the biblical, theological,
historical, and practical foundation of the Christian faith and ministry.
Students in the Master of Arts are now provided opportunity to focus their research in Practical Theology, in addition
to the more classical disciplines of Biblical Studies, Christian History, Theology, and Baptist Studies.
An increased number of lay persons are enrolling in courses to better quip themselves for their service in the church
and community. The emphasis of chaplaincy and spiritual care is also a renewed focus in our College and has
received keen interest.
The Faculty and Staff of the College are interested in the development of Christian leaders who are committed to
answering Christs call to discipleship and his commission to make disciples. We invite you to join with us for an
incredible journey of deepening your sense of call and being equipped to respond to Christs call to serve.
I would welcome the opportunity to interact with you.
Dr. Harry G. Gardner
President, Acadia Divinity College
Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Acadia University

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Acadia Divinity College Profile


Acadia Divinity College Mission Statement
The mission of Acadia Divinity College (ADC) is to equip Christian leaders for full-time and volunteer ministry in
Canada and the world.
About Acadia Divinity College
Our roots are deep and have a long history. As early as 1830, Baptists in Nova Scotia established a department
of pious scholars at Horton Academy in Wolfville (founded 1828) for ministerial training. With the founding of
what became Acadia University in 1838, preparation for ministry was carried on under various formats until the
School of Theology was put on a more formal footing in 1923. After Acadia University was reorganized in 1966, the
Baptists of Atlantic Canada began to operate the school of theology under the name Acadia Divinity College, and
on June 1, 1968, the College was established by an act of the Nova Scotia Legislature. Today the College exists as
the official seminary of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, functioning within its evangelical tradition,
and continues as the Faculty of Theology of Acadia University. The University awards all of our degrees. All of our
graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
While we are a Baptist seminary, we recognize that the Church of Jesus Christ is much larger than our own church
affiliation and so we continue to welcome men and women from all church backgrounds. Currently, the College
has students from more than 20 denominations.
The College Board of Trustees has approved the following objectives to enable us to fulfill our mission:
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To offer instruction in Biblical Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology, and Practical Theology that will
be commensurate in level and difficulty with schools affiliated with the Association of Theological Schools
in the United States and Canada.
To integrate the spiritual, academic, vocational, professional and pastoral aspects of ministry, so that graduates
may contribute effectively to the furtherance of the Christian gospel and the reign of God on earth.
To contribute to, and be in partnership with, the whole Church of Jesus Christ at the local, national, and
global levels.
To provide opportunities for continuing enhancement of theological and professional competence in
ministry in order to facilitate life-long learning for those who hold first theological degrees.

Teaching Sites
Acadia Divinity College offers courses in a variety of locations including:
Wolfville: Students can complete any Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree or program part-time or full-time
at ADCs main teaching site located on the campus of Acadia University. All courses required for all degrees are
offered on a rotating basis over a two or three-year period in a variety of teaching formats including once weekly,
intensive weeks, and on weekends. All courses required to complete the Doctor of Ministry degree are also available
at the Wolfville site.

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ADC in Metro: Six to eight introductory Bachelors-level and Masters-level courses are offered annually at various
sites throughout Metro Halifax and Truro, often one evening per week for 12 weeks but sometimes in other formats.
Students can begin any degree or program from home and complete it by taking once-weekly or intensive courses
in Wolfville. The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies can be completed in its entirety in Metro Halifax over
a three to four-year period, and up to one half of the courses required for a degree program can be completed
through ADC in Metro. Students who wish to study full-time without relocating to the Wolfville area can complete
a Bachelors or Masters degree by taking a combination of courses through ADC in Metro and the Wolfville site.
ADC New Brunswick: Six to eight introductory Bachelors-level and Masters-level courses are offered annually at
various sites throughout New Brunswick, often on weekends (Friday 2:00 pm Saturday 4:00 pm), but sometimes
one evening per week for 12 weeks. Students can begin any degree or program from home and complete it by
taking intensive courses in Wolfville. The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies can be completed in its entirety
in New Brunswick over a three to four-year period and up to one half of all courses for a degree program can
be completed through ADC New Brunswick. Students who wish to complete a degree without relocating can
complete it through a combination of courses from ADC New Brunswick and our Wolfville site.
Prague: Some courses required to complete the Doctor of Ministry degree are offered in Prague. Students can
complete up to half of the taught courses required for the degree through the Prague teaching site.
In addition to live courses, ADC also offers some independent study courses, (primarily within the Master of Arts
programs), and some courses through virtual seats (primarily within the Bachelor of Theology programs), and
via the internet.
For planned course offerings at all sites, visit www.AcadiaDiv.ca.
Affiliated Colleges
Acadia Divinity College has developed a number of relationships with other theological schools. These links have
been formed with four theological colleges: one in Quebec, two in Nigeria, and a fourth in Hong Kong. These
institutions have been approved by the Senate of Acadia University after academic review. All their degrees are
awarded by Acadia University. In this way, Acadia Divinity College supports the training of Christian leaders in other
linguistic and cultural settings. The schools with which we are closely linked include:
Facult de Thologie vanglique: The Baccalaurat en Thologie (B.Th.) degree from the Faculty has
been awarded by Acadia University from its inception. In 1994, the Acadia University Senate also approved the
introduction of a Mitrise s Arts en Thologie (M.Th.) degree. These degrees are of high quality, and increasingly
our sister institution is attracting Francophone students, including a significant number of students from Haiti.
Student numbers continue to grow, and we are encouraged by the relationship between our institutions. The
Facult de Thologie vanglique is located at 2285 Avenue Papineau, Montral, PQ H2K 4J5. The Dean of the
School is Dr. Amar Djaballah. Acadia Divinity College maintains regular contact with the program through faculty
liaison and periodic visits.

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Christ International Divinity College (CINDICO): In 1990, following an extended period of consultation and
academic review, the Acadia University Senate agreed, on the recommendation of Acadia Divinity College, acting
as the Universitys Faculty of Theology, to affiliate the College, which is located in Erinmo Ilesa, Osun State,
Nigeria. Acadia University awards Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) and Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.)
degrees to graduates of the College. The College is accountable to the University through the Dean of Theology,
and is supported strongly by leading members of the Departments of Religious Studies in neighboring Nigerian
universities. In 1994, the Colleges affiliation was renewed. Several graduates of the School have completed Master
of Divinity studies at Acadia Divinity College, and three Nigerian graduates have gone on from Acadia to Graduate
Schools in the USA and Great Britain.
Universal Gospel Divinity College (UNIDICO): In 1994, following careful review by the Divinity College and
University Senates, a second Nigerian College was affiliated with Acadia. UNIDICO is located at Ile-Ife, Osun State,
Nigeria, and is strongly supported by members of the Department of Religious Studies in neighbouring Universities.
It was founded by the first Provost of CINDICO, Dr. Michael Odelami, himself a graduate of Acadia University, and
graduated its first class of Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Religious Education students in 1994.
Bethel Bible Seminary, Hong Kong: This Seminary, begun in Beijing, and for many years located in Hong
Kong, which has a strong reputation for its Bachelors degrees in Theology and its program of Clinical Pastoral
Education, with Dr. Fai Luk as its President,. After careful review, the Seminary was affiliated in 1997, through
Acadia Divinity College, to Acadia University for the award of Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, and Master of
Theological Studies degrees.

What is Theological Education?


As the Acadia Divinity College faculty equips leaders for Christian ministry in the twenty-first century, it is
appropriate for a prospective student to ask us what it is that is at the heart of our mission? What are the basic
components of a theological education and what is the rationale for including those components? The following is
a brief explanation of what we are trying to do and where we have placed our emphasis in theological education.
The Basic Components of an Effective Theological Education
Traditionally, a theological education focused on three basic dimensions of preparation for Christian ministry.
Some theological schools have emphasized one or two of the three, but special effort is required to have a good
balance in all of them and a good balance is our aim. These areas are essentially the existential or personal
dimensions of our relationship with God that stress who we are as individuals before God, our biblical and
theological foundations for Christian ministry, and the practical aspects or how to ingredients of Christian
ministry. More specifically, there are personal, foundational, and practical dimensions in a theological education,
but also there is the role of the local church. All are essential for a well-rounded preparation for Christian ministry.
I. The Personal Dimension
Unlike any other profession, it is essential that those preparing for Christian service have a meaningful relationship
with God. Ministers must be men and women of integrity who practice what they preach. Ours is not simply a
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and power of God in and through a messenger of the Word of God. Because of this, it is essential that a minister
consider his/her personal walk with God to be central to all that he or she does. In recent surveys, churches
also agree that this is one of the most important aspects of the ministers responsibility as a servant of Christ.
Surveys published in clergy oriented journals have long noted the importance of these three traditional emphases
in theological education, but they often show how three different groups within the church view what is most
important. There is a tendency for educators to say that the greatest need of the minister is for more theological
education. A better knowledge of the Bible and the theological foundations of the Christian Church are the most
important ingredients in a ministers success. Pastors, on the other hand, have often concluded that their greatest
need is for more practical help in church management, church growth, evangelism, preaching, and other how
to sorts of things. Members of congregations (or the laity as we often call them), unlike the first two have tended
to list the ministers personal integrity and walk with God as the most important features of Christian ministry.
We believe that all three areas are essential for productive ministry, but if the personal dimension is not in place first,
then everything else that we do accomplishes very little for the work of Christ. Ministers are all too frequently dismissed
from churches over issues of integrity. If the congregation does not perceive the ministers devotion to God, it will not
follow him/her very long. Along similar lines, some ministers do not spend adequate time with their families and
as a result many families suffer from neglect. It is essential that a minister have integrity, regular communion with
God, and be able to care for his/her family and self, and this must be obvious to the people in the church or they
will not follow. Christians will not normally follow a person if they do not believe he/she walks with God. While the
chapel program at Acadia Divinity College reflects our concern for personal devotion to Christ and for moral integrity,
spiritual formation is broader than this and it is vital in the preparation for Christian service. We believe that spiritual
formation is also done in significant cooperation with the church. For this reason, it is essential that students be
actively involved in church while they are preparing for a life of Christian ministry. We have chosen to cooperate with
the church in this regard by not having heavy assignments or examinations due on Monday morning after we have
encouraged students to be involved in church on Sunday. Those who neglect this aspect of theological education do
not produce devoted followers of Christ and so we are up front about our commitment here.
II. Biblical, Theological, and Historical Foundation
It is also essential that Christian ministers know the faith once delivered to the church. Without a clear understanding
of the biblical, theological and historical traditions of the church, a minister cannot adequately claim to be sharing the
Gospel of Christ nor what the implications of that Gospel are for the people of God. The Bible is the ministers primary
source for determining what it means to be a Christian and what the will of God is. Shallowness in this area of preparation
will show up in the ministers ability to communicate the Gospel and its relevance for this generation. Without this
awareness, a pastor loses his/her Christian identity and it becomes difficult for the church to distinguish itself from the
world. The Bible frequently calls into question the values of the world, but with an insufficient understanding of the
Bible, the minister is likely to foster the worlds value system rather than challenge it when it manifests itself in his/her
congregation or community. Christian ministers must be able to understand and articulate the message of the Bible as
well as its theological and historical underpinning if they are to have an effective Christian ministry.

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III. Practical Awareness and Training


The older model of theological education --the university model that had as a paradigm the pursuit of the
knowledge of God-- has changed considerably in recent years. In earlier stages of theological education, students
received mostly Bible, theology, and church history courses with some (often too few) practical classes. The how
to kinds of things were often there, namely, learning how to study the Bible, how to preach and teach, as well as
how to marry, bury, baptize, organize, lead, etc., but they were often insufficiently emphasized. As a result ministers
frequently felt a lack of understanding in how the church functions and what their role in it should be. Many poor
models of ministry emerged that led to significant failures in ministry.
In recent years as a result of a significantly high number of ministers leaving the ministry, many seminaries have
changed much of the theological curriculum to include more practical aspects of ministry. For example, many
who examine ministry from a sociological perspective have observed that ministers are generally not well trained
in leadership, management, and the organizational design or structure of the church. We have also observed the
recent changes in the ways people communicate and respond to traditional methods of communication. The
importance of learning skills in these areas cannot be over-estimated. The costs for failure to prepare adequately
in these practical areas of Christian ministry are enormous. As a result of many changes in society at large and in
the make up of the church, there are several other very important areas that belong in the theological curriculum
today. These include leadership, evangelism, discipleship, and management of conflict, understanding worship,
and dealing with financial matters in Christian ministry.
The Local Churchs Role
Finally, as we observed above, there is no way for a theological school to train persons adequately for Christian ministry
without the significant contribution of the church. We welcome almost all of our students from churches and we are
grateful that many churches from several denominations have opened their doors to our theological students for their
Mentored Ministry experience, that is, training in the practice of ministry during the time that students are studying
the various theological disciplines at the College. Just as physicians must have practical training in the hospital and
work directly with patients while they are receiving their formal education, so also with training for Christian ministry.
Students must be connected to the church at all times during their preparation for ministry. Students are simply not
well prepared for ministry if there is little opportunity for ongoing supervision and training in the local church, or in
some area of Christian ministry, while they are studying in seminary. For this reason, the pastors who supervise our
students and give them both counsel and opportunities for ministry with guidance provide an invaluable resource in
the preparation of persons for Christian ministry. Those pastor- supervisors and mature lay persons in the church who
take their role seriously, and do not simply look for additional and inexpensive help in their ministries play an essential
role in the preparation of the next generation of ministers for the church and its various ministries.

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Faculty Appointed by the Board of Trustees


William H. Brackney
B.A. (Hons.) (University of Maryland), M.A.R. (Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary), M.A. (Temple University),
Ph. D. (Temple University). Dr. Millard R. Cherry Distinguished Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics, Director
of Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies.
Craig A. Evans
B.A. (Claremont McKenna College), M.Div. (Western Baptist Seminary), M.A. (Claremont Graduate University),
Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate University), D.Habil. (Budapest). Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament
Studies, Director of Master of Arts Program, Director of Hayward Lectures.
Harry G. Gardner
B.A. (Dalhousie University), M.Div. (Acadia University), D.Min. (Fuller Theological Seminary). Abner J. Langley and
Harold L. Mitton Professor of Church Leadership, President and Dean of Theology.
Carol Anne Janzen
B.A. (Hons.) (Acadia University), M.A. (University of New Brunswick), M.R.E. (Acadia University), Ph.D. (University of
Alberta). Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Assistant to Director of Mentored Ministry Program, Dean of Students,
Director of Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care.
Christopher Killacky
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Exeter University), M.A. (Greenwich School of Theology), Ph.D. (Potchefstroomse University),
P.G.C.E. (Brunel University). Associate Professor of Theology, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Director of
Distance Education, Director of Technology.
Andrew D. MacRae
M.A., B.D. (University of Edinburgh), Ph.D. (University of St. Andrews), D.D. (Campbellsville University), D.D. (Acadia
University). Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Professor of Evangelism and Mission, Emeritus, Senior Consultant in
Doctoral Studies, Liaison to Hong Kong ministries.
Stephen McMullin
B.A. (Hons.) (Acadia University), M.A.T.S. (Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary), Ph.D. (University of New Brunswick).
Associate Professor of Evangelism and Mission, Director of ADC - New Brunswick, Director of Simpson Lectures.
Lionel M. Moriah
B.A. (Hons.) (St. Thomas University), M.Div., D.Min. (Acadia University). John Gladstone Associate Professor of
Preaching and Worship, Director of Mentored Ministry Program, Dean of Chapel.
Anna M. Robbins
B.A. (Carleton University), M.R.E. (Acadia University), M.A. (Th) (Acadia University), Ph.D. (University of Wales).
Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Ethics, Director of Doctoral Studies, Academic Dean, Director of ADC
in Metro (acting).
Robert S. Wilson
B.A. (Gordon College), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Guelph). Thomas James Armstrong Memorial Professor of Practical Theology
and Church History.
R. Glenn Wooden
B.A. (Hons.) (Mount Allison University), M.Div., M.A. (Acadia University), M.L.I.S. (Dalhousie University), Ph.D. (University
of St. Andrews). Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, ADC Librarian, Liaison to Affiliated Colleges in Nigeria.

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Fellows of Acadia Divinity College


The Faculty of Acadia Divinity College has created the honorary distinction, Fellow of Acadia Divinity College,
to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves through noteworthy contributions in their own
disciplines in theological education and who have contributed significantly to the life and mission of the College.
The Faculty recognizes the following individuals as lifetime Fellows of the College:
William H. Brackney, B.A., M.A.R, M.A., Ph.D.
Alan P. F. Sell, B.A., B.D., D.Th., D.D.

Lecturers
Jeff Carter
B.Sc. (Nova Scotia Agricultural College), M.Div., M.R.E. (Acadia University), D.Min. (McMaster). Lecturer in Youth
and Young Adult Ministry, Associate Director of Doctoral Studies Europe.
Jody Linkletter
B.A. (Atlantic Baptist University), M.Div. (Acadia University), Ph.D. (Warwick University). Lecturer in Youth and
Family Ministries, Associate Director of Doctoral Studies.
Dale O. Stairs
B.A. (Atlantic Baptist University), M.Div. (Acadia University). Lecturer in Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Director
of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Program, Director of Crandall-Acadia Bachelor of Theology Partnership.
H. Daniel Zacharias
B.A. (Providence College), M. Div., M.A. (Acadia University), Ph.D., cand. (Aberdeen). Lecturer in Biblical Studies,
Technology Assistant, Media Coordinator.

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Adjunct Faculty
Lina Andronoviene, Ph.D.
Course Leader in Applied Theology, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague.
Andy Bannister, Ph.D.
Canadian Director and Lead Apologist for RZIM Canada.
James A. Beverley, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology and Ethics, Tyndale Seminary.
F. Christopher Coffin, D.Min.
Teacher, consultant in Clinical Pastoral Education, suicide and prison ministries.
Tracy Demmons, Ph.D.
Stephen Holmes, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology, St. Marys College, School of Divinity, University of St. Andrews.
Scott Kohler, M.Div., M.A.
Ivana Noble, Ph.D.
Assistant Course Leader in Research Degrees, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague.
Timothy F. T. Noble, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute of Mission and Evangelism, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague.
Robert Nylen, M.Div.
Senior Pastor, Main Street Baptist Church, Saint John, NB.
Marv Penner, D.Phil.
Executive Director, All About Youth.
Alan Roxburgh, D.Min.
Partner and Consultant, The Missional Network.
Donald Simmonds
Director and CEO, Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.
Terry Smith, D.Min.
Director, International Partnerships, Canadian Baptist Ministries.
Allison Trites, D.Phil.
Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Acadia University.
Wade White, M.Div., M.A., M.A.

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Associates in Clinical Pastoral Education


Penelope Allderdice
A.B. (University of Chicago), M.S. (Utah State University), Ph.D. (Montana State University), M.Div. (Meadville
Lombard Theological School). Teaching Supervisor.
Barry Banks
M.Div. (Atlantic School of Theology), D.Min. candidate. (St. Stephens College). Professional Practice Leader
Mental Health Program and Teaching Supervisor, East Coast Forensic Hospital, Capital Health, Halifax, NS.
Peter Barnes
B.Sc. (Memorial University), M.Div. (Trinity College), D.Min. (Acadia University).
Teaching Supervisor, Eastern Health, St. Johns, NL.
F. Christopher Coffin, D.Min.
Teacher, consultant in Clinical Pastoral Education, suicide and prison ministries.
Deborah Everett
B.A. (North American Baptist College), M.T.S. (St. Stephens College), M.Th. (St. Andrews). Teaching Supervisor and
Manager of Spiritual and Religious Care, Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital (Horizon Health Network), Fredericton, NB.
Elizabeth (Buffy) Harper
B.A. (Carleton University), M.Div. (Atlantic School of Theology). Teaching Supervisor and Professional Practice
Coordinator, Capital Health, Halifax, NS.
Sandra Morrison
B.A. (Mount Saint Vincent University), M.Div., MRE, M.Th. (Acadia University), M.Th. (St. Stephens College).
Teaching Supervisor, Cape Breton Regional Facility, NS.
Gary Myatt
B.Th (Ontario Bible College), M.Div., M.Th. (Acadia University). Teaching Supervisor, Capital Health, Halifax, NS.
Patricia OHalloran
B.A. (Dalhousie University), M.Div. (Atlantic School of Theology). Teaching Supervisor, Capital Health, Halifax, NS.

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Academic Administrative Responsibilities


President and Dean of Theology................................................................................................... Dr. Harry G. Gardner
Academic Dean.............................................................................................................................. Dr. Anna M. Robbins
ADC Librarian................................................................................................................................Dr. R. Glenn Wooden
Assistant to Director of Mentored Ministry Program.................................................................. Dr. Carol Anne Janzen
Associate Director, Doctoral Studies...................................................................................................Dr. Jody Linkletter
Associate Director, Doctoral Studies Europe.......................................................................................... Dr. Jeff Carter
Dean of Chapel..............................................................................................................................Dr. Lionel M. Moriah
Dean of Students.......................................................................................................................... Dr. Carol Anne Janzen
Director, Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies.....................................................Dr. William H. Brackney
Director, ADC in Metro (acting).................................................................................................... Dr. Anna M. Robbins
Director, ADC New Brunswick.................................................................................................. Dr. Stephen McMullin
Director, Crandall-Acadia Bachelor of Theology Partnership......................................................... Rev. Dale O. Stairs
Director, Distance Program...................................................................................................... Dr. Christopher Killacky
Director, Doctoral Studies.............................................................................................................. Dr. Anna M. Robbins
Director, Hayward Lectures.................................................................................................................Dr. Craig A. Evans
Director, Master of Arts Program........................................................................................................Dr. Craig A. Evans
Director, Mentored Ministry Program...........................................................................................Dr. Lionel M. Moriah
Director, Simpson Lectures.......................................................................................................... Dr. Stephen McMullin
Director, Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care............................................................ Dr. Carol Anne Janzen
Director, Technology................................................................................................................. Dr. Christopher Killacky
Director, Undergraduate Studies.............................................................................................. Dr. Christopher Killacky
Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Program......................................................................... Rev. Dale O. Stairs
Liaison to Affiliated Colleges in Nigeria........................................................................................Dr. R. Glenn Wooden
Liaison to Hong Kong Ministries.................................................................................................Dr. Andrew D. MacRae
Senior Consultant in Doctoral Studies........................................................................................Dr. Andrew D. MacRae

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Administrative and Support Staff


President........................................................................................................................................ Dr. Harry G. Gardner
Academic Dean.............................................................................................................................. Dr. Anna M. Robbins
Administrative Assistant to Academic Dean ................................................................................................Karen Cann
Administrative Support to Faculty................................................................................................................Karen Cann
Alumni Liaison......................................................................................................................................Trisha Urquhart
Assistant to the Director of Development..............................................................................................Trisha Urquhart
Assistant to the Registrar .....................................................................................................................Lorraine Higgins
Building Manager ............................................................................................................................Eveline DeSchiffart
Controller......................................................................................................................................... Brenda MacDonald
Director of Development ..........................................................................................................................Dr. David Watt
Events Coordinator................................................................................................................................Trisha Urquhart
Executive Assistant to the President.................................................................................................Eveline DeSchiffart
Media Coordinator.............................................................................................................................. Danny Zacharias
Receptionist................................................................................................................................................. Karen Cann
Registrar and Manager of Students Services........................................................................................ Shawna Peverill
Technology Assistant............................................................................................................................ Danny Zacharias

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Academic Chairs
Thomas James Armstrong Memorial Professorship of Practical Theology and Church
History
Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. T.J. Armstrong, Portland, Oregon, in 1968 to endow the Thomas James
Armstrong Memorial Professorship of Practical Theology and Church History or such chair as may succeed these.
Dr. Millard R. Cherry Chair of Christian Thought and Ethics
The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the Dr. Millard R. Cherry Chair of Christian
Thought and Ethics in recognition of Dr. Cherrys long service to ADC as its first Principal, and a Professor of
Systematic Theology for nearly three decades. The income from this fund will be used to fund the Professor of
Christian Thought and Ethics.
Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Chair of Evangelism and Mission
The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Chair of
Evangelism in recognition of a trust fund established by Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain of Halifax, NS. The
income will be used to fund a professor of evangelism and mission.
John Gladstone Chair of Preaching and Worship
The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the John Gladstone Chair in Preaching and Worship,
in honour of Dr. John Gladstone, retired senior minister of the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto. Dr. Gladstone
has had a long association with ADC and was one of the Lecturers in the Gerald K. Simpson Lectureship series.
Abner J. Langley and Harold L. Mitton Chair of Church Leadership
The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the Abner J. Langley and Harold L. Mitton Chair
of Church Leadership. Income from the trust will be used to fund a professor of Church Leadership. Dr. Abner J.
Langley was the second Principal of Acadia Divinity College and Dr. Harold L. Mitton was the third Principal. Abner
and Harold were supported in ministry by their remarkable wives, Thelma Langley and Marguerite Mitton, who
provided leadership in a variety of areas.
Thomas B. McDormand, Charles J. Taylor, and Dennis M. Veinotte Chair of Pastoral Care
and Counselling
The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established a Chair of Pastoral Care and Counselling in
honour of Dr. Thomas B. McDormand, Dr. Charles J. Taylor, and Dr. Dennis M. Veinotte.
Hannah Maria Norris Chair of Christian Missions and Social Issues
The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established the Hannah Maria Norris Chair in Christian
Missions and Social Issues. Income from a trust given by the United Baptist Womans Missionary Union is used
toward funding the Chair.
Payzant Chair of Biblical Studies
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of G. P. Payzant in 1897. To be used for the
support of Theological Chairs.
Stevens-Fenerty Chair of Urban Ministry and Church Growth
The Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College has established a Chair in Urban Ministry and Church Growth to
honour the life and work of B.D. Stevens, and to recognize the ministry of Dr. Freeman Fenerty. The income from
a trust fund is used toward funding a professor teaching Urban Ministry and Church Growth.

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Continuing Education
The need for continuing education for pastors and other paid and volunteer ministry leaders has been recognized
by most church, denominations, and ministry organizations. The College seeks to encourage and equip leaders
throughout their lifetime of ministry through two annual lectureships and ongoing opportunities for graduates
and others to take part in regular courses at the College:
Simpson Lectures
Mr. Gerald K. Simpson of Fairhaven, Deer Island, New Brunswick, has established an endowment to finance an
annual series of lectures on the practice of ministry prepared primarily for students, pastors, and spouses. The
lecturers are outstanding ministry leaders who will focus on the role of the minister as both preacher and pastor.
The following have held this appointment:
1979.Thomas R. McKibbons
1980.A. Leonard Griffith
1981.Gardner Taylor
1982.Foy Valentine
1983.Gene E. Bartlett
1984.John N. Gladstone
1985.Luther Joe Thompson
1986.Bruce Milne
1987.Haddon W. Robinson
1988.Joel Nederhood
1989.Alan P. F. Sell
1990.Joseph B. Underwood
1991.Eugene H. Peterson
1992.James L. Blevins
1993.Reginald Harvey
1994.Gerald B. Griffiths
1995.Don Posterski
1996.Wade Rowatt
1997.T. Kerr Spiers

1998.Robert Roberts
1999.Timothy R. Ashley
.........Harry G. Gardner
.........W. Ralph Richardson
2000.Lee Martin McDonald
2001.George Bullard
2002.Tony Pappas
2003.Paul Scott Wilson
2004.Michael Quicke
2005.Brian Stiller
2006.John Auxier
2007.Tom Bandy
2008.Peter Holmes
2009.Ron Sider
2010.Marva Dawn
2011 .Rod Wilson
2012 .Arthur Boers
2013 Stephen McMullin
2014 Scott Gibson

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Hayward Lectures
In 1964, Mrs. C.C. Hayward of Wolfville, Nova Scotia established an endowment of $50,000 to provide for an annual
lectureship in theology and related subjects. The visiting lecturers are selected by the Faculty of Acadia Divinity College.
The following distinguished scholars have held the appointment:
1965.Roger Hazelton
1966.Leander E. Keck
1967.Samuel H. Miller
1968.Viktor E. Frankl
1969.Lord Macleod of Fuinary
1970.Elton Trueblood
1971.Jaroslav Pelikan
1972.Eric Charles Rust
1973.Ernest T. Campbell
1974.Stephen Neill
1975.John Bright
1976.Abel B. Masilamani
1977.David S. Russell
1978.Martin E. Marty
1979.Int. Baptist Symposium
.........Russell F. Aldwinckle
.........Robert T. Handy
.........Samuel J. Mikolaski
.........George A. Rawlyk
1980.Nathan A. Scott
1981.Bernhard E. Anderson
1982.Dale Moody
1983.George A. Rawlyk
1984.Eduard Schweizer
1985.Virgil Olson

1986.David A. Hubbard
1987.Baptist Heritage Conference
.........J.R.C. Perkin
.........Barry Moody
.........George A. Rawlyk
.........Walter Ellis
1988.Naomi Hersom
1989.Richard Longenecker
1990.William H. Brackney
.........Roger Prentice
1991.Peter J. Paris
1992.Sir Robin Barbour
1993.J.R.C. Perkin
.........Rodger E.W. Forsman
.........John Charles Sumarah
.........Gillis John Harp
1994.Douglas John Hall
1995.Ian Rennie
1996.Maurice Tugwell
.........Marie McCarthy
.........Robert Raeside
1997.Shirley Mullen
1998.David Bebbington
1999.Craig A. Evans
2000.Ian Wilks
.........Karen Wilder

2001.(Spring) Helmut Koester


.........James Sanders
2001.(Fall) Richard Longenecker
.........Kevin Quast
.........Roy Williams
2002.I. Howard Marshall
2003.James D.G. Dunn
2004.(Spring) John J. Collins
.........(Fall) John Stackhouse
2005.Roger E. Olson
2006 (Spring) James Charlesworth
.........Emanuel Tov
.........(Fall) N.T. Wright
2007.Christopher Seitz
2008.(Spring) Douglas Edwards
.........James F. Strange
.........(Fall) Stanley E. Porter
2009.John B. Webster
2010.Edith Humphrey
2011.Simon J. Gathercole
2012.C. Stephen Evans
2013.Mark Boda

Courses
With the approval of the instructor, qualified ministers and lay people may enrol in regular bachelors-level and
masters-level courses offered on the Wolfville campus or at an extension site, either for academic credit or as
auditors. Auditors who wish to participate in class are expected to read all required reading and may participate
in class to the extent determined by the instructor. To apply to audit a course, contact the ADC Registrar.

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Library Resources

Individuals are welcome to make use of the Vaughan Memorial Library at Acadia to access the large collection of
theological books and journals, the Baptist Archives, and the Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies.
The Commissioning Service
Since 1962, an annual Commissioning Service has been held for graduating students. The Commissioning Service
is one of the spiritual high points of the school year. It is not a graduation, but is the Colleges way of sending off
the leaving students with its love and prayerful support. The departing students are commissioned to fulfill their
ministry in Christs Church as they have opportunity.
Speakers for the annual Commissioning Service have included:
1972.George F. Levy
1973.Samuel J. Baxter
1974.Morris R.B. Lovesey
1975.I. Judson Levy
1976.Gordon S. Patch
1977.Ralph C. Chalmers
1978.G. Gerald Harrop
1979.Abner J. Langley
1980.Leonard F. Hatfield
1981.Thomas Robinson
1982.John B. Corston
1983.Charles Taylor
1984.James D. Glasse
1985.Harold L. Mitton

1986.H. Oliver Ohsberg


1987.Millard R. Cherry
1988.Donald Robertson
1989.George L. McNeill
1990.Malcolm F. Harlow
1991.Hedley Hopkins
1992.John W. Bartol
1993.J.R.C. Perkin
1994.Frank E. Locke
1995.Hugh McNally
1996.Sharon Budd
1997.Harry Gardner
1998.Andrew D. MacRae
1999.Pierre Allard

2000.David Phillips
2001.Dennis Veinotte
2002.Allison Trites
2003.Roy Williams
2004.Michael Quicke
2005.Harry Gardner
2006.Jonathan Wilson
2007.Lee M. McDonald
2008.Brian D. MacArthur
2009.Lois Mitchell
2010.Andrew Stirling
2011.Robert Wilson
2012.Allison Trites
2013 Pierre M. Allard

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Academic Policies
Introduction
Acadia Divinity College is the Faculty of Theology of Acadia University; therefore, this Calendar is a supplement to
the Calendar of Acadia University.
Curriculum, course requirements and descriptions, and academic regulations, are approved by the Senate of Acadia
University, upon recommendation by the Senate of Acadia Divinity College, and are recorded in this Calendar or
its addendum. Through registering in any course or program described herein, a student agrees to abide by the
pertinent sections of the current Academic Calendar.
It is expected that students who register in the Faculty of Theology have familiarized themselves with the contents
of this Calendar and have accepted responsibility for meeting curriculum requirements, completing registration
and related forms accurately, and complying with published dates and deadlines. Students will also recognize that
not every course described in the Calendar will necessarily be offered in any given year or place. Modifications to
a students program may only be made by written petition to the Faculty of Acadia Divinity College through the
Academic Deans office.
Pre-Theology Studies
The College recognizes that students come to theological education today from a wide variety of experiences
in their undergraduate preparation. Thus, it is difficult to prescribe a particular list of courses as prerequisites
to theological education. Far more important than the particular courses taken is what happens to students
intellectually and spiritually during undergraduate studies.
The College encourages a strong emphasis on the liberal arts for those heading toward graduate studies in
theology. Generally speaking, a good foundation for a graduate academic and ministry education, lies in a broad
and comprehensive liberal arts education.
Pre-Theology Students
During their undergraduate studies, those who plan to study at ADC are encouraged to contact the Registrar or
Academic Dean at Acadia Divinity College for guidance in helping them to prepare for their theological studies.
Those persons who live in the vicinity of the College are welcome to attend its chapel services and special lectures or
conferences. Each year, contact with the Academic Dean and/or Registrar of the College is encouraged during the
undergraduate studies of those who plan to attend ADC. This insures that those persons preparing for the ministry
will find appropriate guidance in their undergraduate preparation.
Admissions
Those who plan to enter a graduate degree program at ADC are normally expected to have a Bachelors degree from
a recognized college or university. Those persons with a degree from a Bible College are urged to have 54 credit
hours of liberal arts subjects. To be accepted in the masters level programs, there should be a minimum of 30
credit hours of liberal arts subjects in areas such as English, history, philosophy, sociology, or psychology.

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Procedure
1.

Applicants should complete and return an Application for Admission form to Acadia Divinity College.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible during the academic year prior to their
intended enrolment. International applicants are normally admitted no later than April 1st, and Canadian
applicants no later than August 1st; however, notification of acceptance is generally much sooner.

2.

Applicants are requested to send or have sent to Acadia Divinity College:


a.

Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work (high school transcripts are required of
Bachelor of Theology students). Photocopies are not accepted.

b.

Three references (forms are provided by the College). One is to be completed by their pastor, one by
a teacher/professor who is acquainted with their academic abilities, and one by someone else who is
socially familiar with them. Those providing references should be over 21 years of age and not related
to the applicant; referees should have known the applicant for a minimum of two years.

3.

The appropriate fees will accompany the Application for Admission. (See Fees on page 27.)

4.

4. Baptist ministerial students normally are expected to possess a church License to Minister from their home
church. (See Ordination Standards on page 32.)

5.

After the applicants files are complete, the Admissions Committee will review and act on their applications
and may request an interview.

For further information and application forms,


Write to: Acadia Divinity College
The Registrar
Wolfville NS B4P 2R6
Or Call: Main Office:
(902) 585-2210
Toll-Free:
1 (866) 875-8975
Registrar:
(902) 585-2216
Student Services: (902) 585-2215
Or Email:

adcinfo@acadiau.ca

Or Fax:

(902) 585-2233

For additional information about the various educational opportunities at Acadia Divinity College, as well as for
some photos of campus and facilities, students are encouraged to visit the ADC website at: www.AcadiaDiv.ca

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Mature Admission Master of Divinity


Individuals over the age of 35 who have not completed an undergraduate degree but have completed the academic
equivalent of roughly four years of academic study, have a record of significant involvement in Christian ministry,
and have strong support from his or her local congregation in their intended pursuit of vocational Christian
ministry may apply for mature admission to the Master of Divinity degree. For more information contact the ADC
Registrar.
Advanced Standing
Students shall register for and pass all courses designated as required for a degree program. After discussion with the
professor, students who have had courses at other institutions which have over 60% of the same content as courses
offered in the Acadia program may appeal to the Academic Dean, to take an elective in the same department. Students
are normally allowed no more than four such exemptions in their program at ADC, and any additional exemptions
must be approved by Faculty. Such applications must be made by the end of the first week of classes in each term.
Advanced Standing in Greek or Hebrew
Students who pass GREE 5013 or HEBR 5013 (minimum 50%) and apply the course credit to an undergraduate
program, providing the normal statute of limitation has not expired, may substitute six credit hours in Biblical
electives for GREE 5013 and HEBR 5013 in the Master of Divinity program. If the statute of limitation has expired,
students must either pass the Greek or Hebrew Proficiency Examination or GREE 5013 and HEBR 5013.
Note: Undergraduate courses are not included as a credit toward a masters program and a graduate course may
not count for credit in both an undergraduate and a graduate degree program.
Greek or Hebrew Proficiency
Students who have successfully completed courses in Greek or Hebrew in their undergraduate studies may write
a Greek or Hebrew Proficiency Examination upon entrance to Acadia Divinity College. If either or both exams
are passed (minimum 50%), students may substitute advanced courses in Biblical Studies for the basic language
requirements. If students receive a mark of 60% or better in the Proficiency Examinations, they may take advanced
courses in Biblical Languages. Students who fail the Proficiency Examinations will normally be required to pass
GREE 5013 and HEBR 5013.
Transfer of Credits
Applicants to degrees and programs may request that up to one half of the credit hours required to complete a
degree or program at Acadia Divinity College be transferred from approved institutions. For a course to be eligible
for transfer, students must have earned at least a C- (60%) on the course. No more than 15 of these credit hours
can be earned via internet-based courses.
The applicant for admission must submit to the Registrar the appropriate course description(s) along with the
official transcript. If the Academic Dean and the Registrar deem the course(s) to be acceptable for transfer, the
Registrar will provide written approval.

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Once enrolled in a program at Acadia Divinity College, students who are interested in registering for a course
offered by another recognized university or seminary, may submit to the Registrar of Acadia Divinity College an
application for Transfer Credit and the appropriate course description and number prior to enrolling in the course.
If the Academic Dean and the Registrar deem the course acceptable for transfer, the Registrar will issue a Letter of
Permission to transfer to the host school.
No Program Divinity
Students may accumulate no more than 15 credit hours as a No Program Divinity (NPD) student before applying
for admission to a degree or program at Acadia Divinity College.
Full-time Status
Full-time students are students who register for 18-33 credit hours in a twelve- month period (SeptemberAugust) and
who take a minimum of 9 credit hours during both the fall and winter semesters. Scholarship recipients should note
that registration in a minimum of 24 credit hours in a twelve-month period (SeptemberAugust) is required. Students
who wish to register for more than 33 credit hours in a twelve-month period should contact the Academic Dean for
permission. Courses taken above 33 credit hours are charged at the per course rate noted in the Academic Calendar.
Registration
If students are unable to register on the days specified in this Calendar, a late fee may be charged. (See Penalties
on page 31.) Students are not considered officially registered for any program unless they have completed the
necessary forms at registration time and have the program approved by the Academic Dean and the Registrar.
Normally, students will not be permitted to register for more than five courses per term. Requests to enroll for more
than five courses are approved by the Academic Dean.
Course Changes/Adds/Drops
All course changes, additions, and cancellations other than those made on the registration form, will be made
on the special Course Change Form, which will be initialled by the professor(s) whose course is listed, and then
approved by the Academic Dean.
Adds: Two-term or fall term courses may be added to a students registration until September 14 and winter term
courses until January 16.
Drops: Two-term or fall term courses discontinued on or before September 14 and winter term courses
discontinued on or before January 16 will not appear on a students transcript. Fall term courses discontinued
between September 14 and October 28, two-term courses discontinued between September 14 and January 17, and
winter-term courses discontinued between January 16 and February 29 appear on the transcript as W (withdrew).
Courses noted by a W are not counted in the students GPA.
The notation F (failed) will appear on the students official record for courses discontinued after the above dates
unless permission has been granted by the dean for the course to be discontinued without academic penalty for
substantial medical, psychological or compassionate reasons.

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Directed Study Courses


Directed Study courses provide students with an opportunity to engage in an area of study and research not
specifically covered by the curriculum. Such courses are offered by the instructors and Academic Deans consent
and only to graduate students. Doctor of Ministry students may apply to take up to two, Master of Divinity students
may apply to take up to two, and Master of Arts student may apply to take up to three, Directed Studies. For further
guidelines on applying for Directed Study courses, contact the Academic Dean.
Mentored Ministry
Gaining ministry experience is an important component of all ministerial training at ADC. The Mentored Ministry
program is designed to enable students to experience ministry in a practical setting. This encourages the integration of
academic and practical courses and as well, enables students to develop their own gifts for ministry. Mentored Ministry
is an essential component of the Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Theology (Ordination Track) programs of study.
Extensions
Students who for health or other reasons wish to apply for a 45-day extension to the final due date for all term work
may apply in writing to the faculty through the Dean of Students. If such an extension is granted, all assignments
would be due to the professor within 45 days following the last day of exams and the professor would be required
to submit the students grade within 14 days of receiving the outstanding material.
Theses
In the preparation of the thesis, students are under the guidance of a supervisor assigned by the faculty. Exact due
dates vary from year to year, and may be found in the beginning of this Academic Calendar. Specific regulations
concerning theses may be found by consulting the Handbook for the relevant degree. Any thesis proposal (in any
degree program) that requires the use of statistics will also require evidence of successful completion of a graduatelevel statistics course from a recognized university, or evidence of sufficient statistical training at the undergraduate
level to deal with the thesis.
Grade Point Average
The Grade Point Average is the weighted sum of the grade points earned divided by the number of courses attempted.
Courses with a notation of W are not included in the GPA. The sessional grade point average (SGPA) refers to a
particular session; the program grade point average is calculated on courses offered towards a degree program and
is used to determine a students eligibility to graduate, it does not appear onthe official transcript; the cumulative
grade pint average (CGPA) is calculated on all courses taken, and does appear on the official transcript. Only the
most recent grade in repeated courses will be included in any GPA.

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Examinations and Final Grades

Examinations are held during, and at the end of, many courses. Some courses may substitute the final examination
with a term paper or some other means of determining competence in the course. Alternative means of examination
are at the discretion of each faculty member. Final grades are normally based on class exercises, including quizzes,
and participation, term papers, completion of required readings and examinations or some combination of these
and the grades are given according to the following scale:
Percent
94-100
87-93
80-86
77-79
73-76
70-72
67-69
63-66
60-62
57-59
53-56
50-52
0-49

Grade
A+
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
DF
W

Grade Pt. Value


4.00
4.00
3.67
3.33
3.00
2.67
2.33
2.00
1.67
1.33
1.00
0.67
0.00
0.00

Grade Definition
Excellent

Good

Average

Pass

Failure
Withdrawal

Academic Probation and Dismissal Probation:


All students who obtain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 1.50 and less than 2.00, and who are not already
on probation, will be placed on academic probation, but are eligible to reregister.
Dismissal
Students placed on probation who, in their succeeding academic year, obtain a Grade Point Average of less than
2.00 will be placed on dismissal and will be unable to register for courses in the following academic year. Students
who, in any academic year, obtain a Grade Point Average less than 1.50 will be placed on dismissal. Students
placed on probation or dismissal will be advised in writing of their status, of appeal dates, and/or procedures.
Re-Admission Following Academic Dismissal
At the end of this period of academic dismissal, students may apply for re-admission and, if accepted, will be on
probation. Only a students current academic standing appears on the official record: Eligible to Register; May
Register on Probation; Not Eligible to Register; or Graduated.

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Admission on Probation
The Admissions Committee may recommend students with academic deficiencies (e.g., a Cumulative GPA of lower
than a 2.00) for admission to Probation as No Program Divinity (NPD) student at ADC. These students are expected
to remove all deficiencies and raise their GPA to a 2.00 normally within a year from the time of admission to the
College. After deficiencies have been removed, such students may apply for admission to the Master of Divinity
program and seek permission to have the credits earned at Acadia while on probation applied to their degree
program. This procedure does not apply to the Master of Arts or Doctor of Ministry programs.
Communication Policy
All students are to activate an Acadia e-mail address upon course registration. The e-mail address assigned to a student
by the University will be the only e-mail address used by Acadia for official communication with students for academic
and administrative purposes. Students are responsible for checking their Acadia e-mail account regularly so as to
remain current with administrative and academic notifications. It is the students responsibility to ensure that timecritical e-mail is accessed, read, and acted upon in a timely fashion. If a student chooses to forward University e-mail
to another e-mail address, it is the students responsibility to ensure that the alternate account is active.
International Students
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their command of English is sufficient
for classroom instruction and written assignments entirely in the English medium. Such applicants must submit
the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a score of at least 550. For information about this test,
write to the Educational Testing Service, Box 6155, Princeton, New Jersey 08541- 6155, USA.
All documents submitted in a language other than English when applying for admission must be accompanied by
a notarized English translation.
When applying for a Student Visa, students should be prepared to provide the Canadian Border Services Agency with
the official offer of admission letter from Acadia, evidence of adequate funds to live and study in Canada, a valid
passport, and in some cases, a character reference and a certificate of medical clearance.
Standards for Graduation
Degrees are conferred at the Spring Convocation of Acadia University. Students whose academic work was not complete
in time for Spring Convocation may also apply to graduate in October, though no formal Convocation exercises are
held in the Fall. No degree will be awarded to any candidate who has not fully paid their student account.
Acadia Lifelong Learning
Acadia Divinity College is pleased to participate in the Acadia Lifelong Learning (ALL) program. ALL members are
welcome to audit any introductory weekly course that meets in Wolfville. ALL members with previous study may
be permitted to audit advanced courses that meet weekly in Wolfville. (For permission, contact the ADC Registrar.)
ALL membership does not allow access to weeklong courses on the Wolfville campus or to any courses that meet at
extension sites, are conducted via the internet, or are offered in any other non-traditional format.

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Fees and Related Information


Note: The Board of Trustees reserves the right to changes fees at any time. The following are the 2013-14 fees:
New Student Application Fees
(Cheques to accompany application)
Payable to Acadia Divinity College
(non-refundable)

$25.00

Payable to Acadia University


$25.00 for undergrad program
(Refundable if admission denied by Admissions Committee)
Payable to Acadia University
$50.00 for graduate program
(Refundable if admission denied by Admissions Committee)
If an offer of admission is made by Acadia University to the applicant, an acceptance deposit must be sent to Acadia
University. This deposit is, in all instances, not refundable. It is applied in full to University fees at the time of
registration. Details of the amount of the deposit are stated in the letters of admission.
Academic Fees
These fees include tuition, registration, diploma, certification, library, and admission to certain fine arts and
athletic events. Full-time students are defined as those who take 9 to 15 credit hours in a semester (including
intensive courses that take place during the semester). Students who pay full-time tuition are permitted to take 33
credit hours during the academic year (September August). All courses taken above the 33 credit hour limit will
be subject to additional course fees.
Graduate Programs
(Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies)
FULL-TIME FEES
Full-time Graduate Fees
Full year
One semester
Tuition
$6,912
$3,456
Technology Fee
$568
$284
Athletic & Health Services Fee
$247
$124
Total
$7,727
$3,864
PART-TIME FEES
Part-time per 3 credit hour course (including virtual courses)
Seniors (60+) per 3 credit hour course
Online per 3 credit hour course
*Continuance fee
Audit fee

$784
$392
$833
$515
$195

* The continuance fee is payable annually if a Master of Arts Thesis or Project extends beyond one year, until
the degree is completed.

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Undergraduate Programs
(Bachelor of Theology, Certificate in Christian Studies)
FULL-TIME FEES
Full Time Undergraduate Fees
Full Year
Tuition
$6,507
Technology Fee
$568
Athletic & Health Services Fee
$247
Total
$7,332

Per Semester
$3,254
$284
$124
$3,662

PART-TIME FEES
Part-time per 3 credit hour course (including virtual courses)
Seniors (60+) per 3 credit hour course
Online per 3 credit hour course
Audit fee

$743
$372
$833
$195

Certificate in Ministerial Studies


FULL-TIME FEES
Full Time Undergraduate Fees
Tuition
Technology Fee
Athletic & Health Services Fee
Total

Full Year
$3,253
$284
$124
$3,661

Per Semester
$1,627
$142
$62
$1,831

PART-TIME FEES
Part-time per 3 credit hour course

$372

Doctor of Ministry
For students admitted prior to September 2010:
Research Methodology
Ministry Mentoring and Reflection
Three credit hour Core or Elective courses
Thesis
Comprehensive Evaluation
*Continuance Fee (no courses taken)
*Continuance Fee (Thesis-project not complete)

$724
$1,089
$1,089
$2,178
$1,089
$155
$515

* The continuance fee is payable in any year in which no course is taken, and is designed to keep the student
in the program. The continuance fee is also payable annually if the Thesis-project extends beyond one year,
until the degree is completed.
For students admitted in 2010 and subsequently:
The program fee for the Doctor of Ministry is $13,113. Students are billed in eight equal instalments each September
and January during the four years of their program. Students who choose to take more than four years to complete
their degree are charged an annual $515 continuance fee.

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Doctoral Audit Fee:


Graduates of the Acadia Doctor of Ministry program or those who hold a doctoral degree in ministry or theology
from another recognized school, are welcome to audit classroom-based courses, subject to available space. The
audit fee is $350.
Student Organization Fees for 2013-2014
Note: The fees listed here are subject to change
Student Fees
Full-Time, full year Full-Time, one semester Part-time
Acadia Students Union fee
$162.36
$81.18
$10.00
per 3credit course
ADC Student Association fee
$50.00
$25.00
$25.00 per term
Limited Interest fee
$3.00
$1.50
Building Fund fee
$30.00
$15.00
ASU Wellness Fee
$30.00
$15.00
Yearbook fee
$20.00
$20.00
Class Dues
$3.00
$1.50
World University Service
$1.00
$0.50
of Canada
Access Card
$10.00
$10.00
Total
$309.36
$169.68
Locker Fee
$5.00 (per term) Payable to Student Services Office.
Medical Care/Hospital Insurance Fees Insurance
It is a university policy that all students have medical and hospital coverage. Nova Scotia students are covered by the
Nova Scotia Medical Services Insurance. Students from other provinces or countries will demonstrate that they have
medical coverage before they are admitted to their programs of study. Those who are unable to demonstrate that they
have medical coverage will purchase medical and hospital insurance from the university when they register for classes
(fees are subject to change).
Canadian Students
Canadian full-time students attending Acadia University are automatically enrolled in the Acadia Canadian
Student Health Plan, which supplements but does not replace the provincial health care plan. The health plan fee
is automatically charged to your student account. Students may opt out of this plan and receive a credit for the fee by
showing proof of other comparable health care coverage and signing a waiver form at the Health Plan office no later
than September 30.

Single person, 12 months...........................................................................$222.00


Family, 12 months......................................................................................$510.00

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International Students
All international students are automatically enrolled in the Acadia International Student Health Plan. The health
plan fee is automatically charged to your student account. Students may opt out of this plan and receive a credit
for the fee by showing proof of other comparable health care coverage and signing a waiver form at the Health
Plan office no later than September 30.

Single person, 12 months ..........................................................................$744.05

Family*, 12 months ................................................................................$1,423.97
*Please Note: Insurance premiums are subject to change.
Dental Plan for All Full-Time Students:
All full-time students are automatically enrolled in the Acadia International Student Dental Plan, upon registration at
Acadia University. The Dental plan fee is automatically charged to your student account. Students may opt out of this
plan and receive a credit for the fee by signing a waiver form at the Health Plan office no later than September 30. No
exceptions for opt-out will be allowed after this date. Proof of other comparable coverage is not required.

Single person, 12 months...........................................................................$135.17


Family*, 12 months....................................................................................$285.65

* You must contact the Health Plan Administrator before September 30 to add dependents to your policy;
otherwise you will be included in the single plan only.
Payment of Fees
All fees and charges are payable to Acadia University with the exception of the $25 new student application fee
which is payable to Acadia Divinity College. Registration is not completed until all fees are paid. Payment may
include the assignment of required amounts from a Canada Student Loan. Half of the tuition fee for the year is
payable at the time of registration in the fall and the second half is due by the first day of classes in January. (For
registration dates, see Calendar Dates on pages 2-3.) A handling fee will be charged for any NSF or returned
payments.
Refunds on Withdrawal
Students withdrawing from their studies without completing the Academic Withdrawal Forms automatically incur
academic course drop penalties and are not eligible for adjustments to their fees. Withdrawal is effective the day the
Registrars Office receives written information. Refunds and course withdrawal penalties are calculated as of that day.
Regulations Regarding Cancellation and Withdrawal
Full-Time Students: Residence and Courses
Students must complete an Academic Withdrawal Form, obtained from the Registrars Office, and return
the Academic Withdrawal Form to the Registrars Office, at which time withdrawal becomes effective. These
requirements apply at any time of the year, regardless of the reason for withdrawal or whether the student is
registered for one or two terms. Students ceasing their studies without completing withdrawal forms automatically
incur academic course drop penalties and are not eligible for adjustments to their fees.

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Students withdrawing from University during the academic year (September to April) will be charged as follows:
Academic and Student Fees: 20% per week of the term cost for each week or partial week of attendance, based upon
information contained in the Academic Withdrawal Form beginning the Monday following the first full week of
classes each term (September 16, 2013, and January 13, 2014). No fee adjustment will be made after October 13,
2013, for the 2013 Fall term and February 9, 2014, for the 2014 Winter term.
Part-Time Students
Students withdrawing from courses must inform the Registrars Office of this in writing. Withdrawal is effective the
day the Registrars Office receives this written notification. Refunds and course withdrawal penalties are calculated
as of this day based on the Academic and Student Fees section above.

Non-attendance, or informing the instructor of intention to withdraw, is not accepted as equivalent to withdrawal.
In addition, please refer to regulations regarding cancellations and withdrawals in the Acadia University Academic
Calendar.

Penalties
Late Registration
Students who do not register by the dates specified in this Academic Calendar may be charged a late registration
fee of $25. Under certain emergency circumstances, students may be allowed to register early. Please contact the
ADC Registrar to request permission to do so.
Late Payment of Fees and Overdue Accounts
Please refer to the Acadia University Calendar concerning late payment of fees. Please be advised that students who
have unpaid accounts at the College or University are not permitted to register again; not permitted to receive or
have sent an official transcript or grade record; and are not recommended by the College for any degree or diploma
until all accounts have been paid in full.
Late Add/Drop Fee
$10.00 per transaction ($5.00 payable to ADC and $5.00 payable to Acadia University).
Handling Charges
A $20.00 per cheque fee will be charged when cheques are required to be reissued due to insufficient funds to cover
the cheque or for other reasons.

Accommodations
Room and Meal Plan
Room and meals are available at Acadia University. The regulations governing room and board are found in
the current Acadia University Calendar. Please refer to the university website for the complete fee structure:
http://residencelife.acadiau.ca/

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Room Occupancy
Unless special arrangements are made, students who arrive on campus before the Universitys opening day in
September, or fail to vacate their rooms within 24 hours after writing their last examination in April/May, or occupy
their rooms during the Christmas recess, will be charged a per-diem rate.
Room Deposit
A deposit of $100.00 payable to Acadia University is required of any student who is applying for University residence
accommodation. Note: Early withdrawal from University Housing will incur a substantial penalty. Please see
Acadia University Calendar for details.
Off Campus Accommodations
Those students who wish to find their own accommodation off campus can expect to pay at least $400.00 per
month for a single room and $450.00 to $700.00 per month for a one bedroom apartment.

Ordination Standards
Students preparing for ordained ministry are encouraged to be in contact with their denominational judicatories
to know, prior to beginning their theological studies, what the standards for ordination are in their denominations
and whether a license to minister is expected of them prior to beginning their studies.
The various programs that lead to a Master of Divinity or a Bachelor of Theology normally meet the educational
standards for ordination in all Canadian Baptist Ministries related churches. This is also true of the Convention of
Atlantic Baptist Churches (CABC) that is affiliated with the Canadian Baptist Ministries.
Certificate in Ministerial Studies: For persons of mature age (normally above the age of 55) who are recommended
to the Divinity College by the Board of Ministerial Standards and Education of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist
Churches, Acadia Divinity College offers a two-year non-credit course of studies that leads to the Certificate in
Ministerial Studies. Successful completion of this program requires a pass of at least 50 on every negotiated
assignment and a cumulative average of 55. No academic credit is given for this course and no University degree
is offered for its completion.

Graduate Education beyond Acadia


Many graduates of Acadia Divinity College with the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees have been accepted
into Th.D. and Ph.D. programs at a number of prestigious institutions including, McGill University, Toronto School
of Theology / University of Toronto, Princeton University, Boston University, University of Edinburgh in Scotland, St.
Andrews University in Scotland, Durham University in England, the University of Wales, and University of Warwick.
Those with degrees from these and other schools will be competitive in their search for seminary and university-level
teaching positions.

Guide to Course Numbering &


Departmental Abbreviations

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Guide to Course Numbering & Departmental Abbreviations

Course Numbering
2000-level courses
2000-level courses are introductory bachelors-level courses in a discipline. Normally, a student will have completed 15
credit hours in arts or science before taking these courses. These courses are considered foundational and students are
advised, and sometimes required, to complete these courses before taking courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.
3000-level courses
3000-level courses are bachelors-level elective courses in a discipline. These courses generally assume some
previous study in the field and sometimes require the completion of an introductory course in the field.
4000-level courses
4000-level courses are advanced bachelors-level courses requiring previous study (and which are generally not
open to auditors without previous study in the field).
5000-level courses
5000-level courses are introductory masters-level courses in a discipline. These courses are considered foundational
and students are advised, and sometimes required, to complete these courses before taking courses at the 6000 or
7000 level.
6000-level courses
6000-level courses are masters-level elective courses in a discipline. These courses generally assume some previous
study in the field and sometimes require the completion of an introductory course in the field.
7000-level courses
7000-level courses are either advanced masters-level courses requiring previous study (and which are generally
not open to auditors without previous study in the field), or specialized courses such as Reading courses, Directed
Study courses, Projects, or Theses all courses which are limited to students who are enrolled in a particular
program of study.
8000-level courses
8000-level courses are doctoral-level courses and are only open to students admitted to the Doctor of Ministry
program. Space-permitting, these classroom-based or travel courses can be audited by students in the Doctor of
Ministry program or Doctor of Ministry alumni/ae.

Guide to Course Numbering & Departmental Abbreviations

Departmental Abbreviations
Biblical Studies:
ARAM
BIBL
GREE
HEBR

Aramaic
Bible
Greek
Hebrew

Christian Thought:
BAPT
CHUR
THEO

Baptist Studies
Christian History
Theology

Ministry:
CHAP
DISP
DMIN
EVAN
IDST
LEDR
PACC
PAST
SPFM
YYAM

Chaplaincy
Discipleship
Doctor of Ministry Course
Evangelism and Mission
Interdisciplinary Study
Leadership
Pastoral Care and Counselling
Pastoral Ministry
Spiritual Formation
Youth and Young Adult Ministry

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Graduate Programs

Master of Divinity
Purpose
The Master of Divinity program provides graduate-level professional training for many kinds of professional
Christian ministry, and is the basic degree program offered at ADC to prepare men and women for ordained
Christian ministry. The Master of Divinity degree provides a core curriculum to acquaint students with the various
disciplines involved in the practice of ministry as well as the opportunity to specialize in a particular field of
interest. The degree requires a total of 90 credit hours.
Academic Admission Requirement
Entrance to the Master of Divinity program requires a Bachelor of Arts degree (or its equivalent), with a Cumulative
Grade Point Average of 2.00 or better.
Program Requirements
A grade of 2.0 is necessary for each course in order to apply that course toward the Master of Divinity degree. A CGPA of
2.0 is necessary to graduate. The Statute of Limitations is seven years.

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Master of Divinity1 with a specialization in Pastoral Ministry


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek
3
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR or THEO or Christian History elective or Theology elective or Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT (elective)
Ministry Core
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 6043
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
3
PAST 5013
Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
PAST 7013
Mentored Ministry 1
3
PAST 7023
Mentored Ministry 2
3
Area of SpecializationChoose 5:
PAST 6023
Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations
3
PAST 5073
Leadership That Advances the Mission
3
LEDR 6063
Leading Healthy and Effective Churches
3
PAST 7033
Preaching Evangelistic and Expository Sermons
3
EVAN 5043 or
Integral Mission or
3
EVAN 5033
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
Electives 2, 3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. Students with previous equivalent academic credit may apply for advanced standing in the same general area (i.e. Biblical
Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry).
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.
3. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Divinity1 with a specialization in Evangelism and Mission


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek
3
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR or THEO or Christian History elective or Theology elective or Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT (elective)
Ministry Core
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 6043
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
3
PAST 5013
Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
PAST 7013
Mentored Ministry 1
3
PAST 7023
Mentored Ministry 2
3
Area of SpecializationChoose 5:
EVAN 6053
Youth Ministry and Short-term Mission
3
EVAN 6023
Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations
3
EVAN 7033
Preaching Evangelistic and Expository Sermons
3
EVAN 6043
Reaching and Retaining Young Adults
3
EVAN 5033
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
3
EVAN 5043
Integral Mission
3
EVAN 7013
Praxis
3
Electives2,3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. Students with previous equivalent academic credit may apply for advanced standing in the same general area (i.e. Biblical
Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry).
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.
3. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

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Master of Divinity1 with a specialization in Youth Ministry


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek
3
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR or THEO or Christian History elective or Theology elective or Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT (elective)
Ministry Core
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 6043
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
3
PAST 5013
Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
PAST 7013
Mentored Ministry 1
3
PAST 7023
Mentored Ministry 2
3
Area of SpecializationChoose 5:
YYAM 5013
Youth and Family Ministry
3
YYAM 6053
Youth Ministry and Short-term Mission
3
YYAM 6033
Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth
3
YYAM 6023
Leadership and Youth Ministry
3
YYAM 6043
Reaching and Retaining Young Adults
3
YYAM 7013
Counselling Adolescents and their Families
3
YYAM 72XX
Special Topics in Youth and Young Adult Ministry
3
Electives2,3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. Students with previous equivalent academic credit may apply for advanced standing in the same general area (i.e. Biblical
Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry).
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.
3. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

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Master of Divinity1 with a specialization in Pastoral Care and Counselling


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek
3
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR or THEO or Christian History elective or Theology elective or Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT (elective)
Ministry Core
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 6043
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
3
PAST 5013
Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
PAST 7013
Mentored Ministry 1
3
PAST 7023
Mentored Ministry 2
3
Area of Specialization
PACC 5033
Introduction to Prison Ministry
3
PACC 7013
Counselling Adolescents and their Families
3
PACC 6013
Professional and Personal Ethics
3
PACC 7023
Marriage and Family Counselling
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
Electives2,3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. Students with previous equivalent academic credit may apply for advanced standing in the same general area (i.e. Biblical
Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry).
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.
3. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

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Master of Divinity1 with a specialization in Leadership and Spiritual Formation


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek
3
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR or THEO or Christian History elective or Theology elective or Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT (elective)
Ministry Core
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 6043
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
3
PAST 5013
Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
PAST 7013
Mentored Ministry 1
3
PAST 7023
Mentored Ministry 2
3
Area of SpecializationChoose 5:
LEDR 6023
Leadership and Youth Ministry
3
LEDR 5073
Leadership That Advances the Mission
3
LEDR 6043
The Practice of Leadership in Contemporary Ministry
3
LEDR 6063
Leading Healthy and Effective Churches
3
SPFM 7013
Pathways of Prayer: The Souls Quest for God
3
SPFM 7023
The Soul of Leadership
3
Electives2,3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. Students with previous equivalent academic credit may apply for advanced standing in the same general area (i.e. Biblical
Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry).
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.
3. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Divinity with a specialization in Prison Chaplaincy


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek
3
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
Ministry Core
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 6043
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
Elective
Ministry elective
3
Area of Specialization
CHAP 5033
Introduction to Prison Ministry
3
CHAP 5023
Introduction to Chaplaincy
3
CHAP 6013
Professional and Personal Ethics
3
CHAP 7103
Prison Ministry Practicum 1
3
CHAP 7113
Prison Ministry Practicum 2
3
CHAP 7019
Clinical Pastoral Education 1
9
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
Electives1, 2
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) is required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed
2. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

Graduate Programs

45

Master of Divinity with a specialization in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek
3
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR or THEO or Christian History elective or Theology elective or Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT (elective)
Ministry Core
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 6043
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
Elective
Ministry elective
3
Area of Specialization
CHAP 5023
Introduction to Chaplaincy
3
CHAP 6013
Professional and Personal Ethics
3
CHAP 7019
Clinical Pastoral Education 1
9
CHAP 7029
Clinical Pastoral Education 2
9
Electives1, 2
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed
2. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

46

Graduate Programs

Master of Divinity1 without specialization


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek
3
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel)
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR or THEO or Christian History elective or Theology elective or Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT (elective)
Ministry Core
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 6043
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
3
PAST 5013
Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
PAST 7013
Mentored Ministry 1
3
PAST 7023
Mentored Ministry 2
3
Ministry Electives
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
LEDR (elective)
Leadership elective
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
Electives2, 3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. Students with previous equivalent academic credit may apply for advanced standing in the same general area (i.e. Biblical
Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry).
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.
3. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 6013). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

Graduate Programs

47

Master of Arts (60 credit hours)


Purpose
The academic Master of Arts degrees (Old Testament, New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, Theology, Christian
History, and Baptist Studies) and the practical Master of Arts degrees (Evangelism and Mission, Youth and Young
Adult Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counselling, Leadership and Spiritual Formation, and Discipleship) complete
with thesis are designed to equip students for advanced study at the doctoral level. Acadia graduates have been
accepted in major research universities across North America and in Europe and are teaching in Bible Colleges,
universities, and seminaries worldwide.
The practical Master of Arts degrees complete with project (Evangelism and Mission, Youth and Young Adult
Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counselling, Leadership and Spiritual Formation, and Discipleship) are designed to
equip those not seeking ordination for ministry leadership roles in church and society.
Acadia also offers Master of Arts degrees by course work only in Prison Chaplaincy, Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care,
as well as a Master of Arts degree without specialization.
Academic Admission Requirement
Applicants will have a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent, from an approved university with a grade
average of 3.00 on the courses taken in the major field in the last two years of undergraduate studies.
It is recommended that Biblical Studies students intending to enter Ph.D. programs have at least 12 credit hours of
Biblical languages before enrolling in the Master of Arts degree.
Program Requirements
A grade point of 2.67 is necessary for each course in order for that course to apply toward the Master of Arts degree.
Students with less than a 2.67 grade point average in 12 or more term hours may not continue in the Master of Arts
program. The Statue of Limitations is five years

48

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Biblical Studies


Old Testament Concentration
Course Number Course Title
Biblical Studies1
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
Research Methodology
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
Area of Specialization2
BIBL 7613
Guided Reading in Old Testament 1
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 1
HEBR 5023
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 2
HEBR 6013
Intermediate Hebrew
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek 1
GREE 5023
Foundations of New Testament Greek 2
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies or Biblical Language elective
GREE (elective) or
HEBR (elective) or
ARAM (elective)
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies or Biblical Language elective
GREE (elective) or
HEBR (elective) or
ARAM (elective)
BIBL 7813
Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies 1
BIBL 7823
Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies 2
BIBL 7916, 7926
Thesis

Credit Hours
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Total Credit Hours


1. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required above 60 hours if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.
2. Electives to be chosen in consultation with Director of the MA Program

3
3
6,6
60

Graduate Programs

49

Master of Arts with a specialization in Biblical Studies


New Testament Concentration
Course Number Course Title
Biblical Studies1
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
Research Methodology
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
Area of Specialization2
BIBL 7633
Guided Reading in New Testament 1
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek 1
GREE 5023
Foundations of New Testament Greek 2
GREE 6013
Intermediate Greek
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 1
HEBR 5023
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 2
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies or Biblical Language elective
GREE (elective) or
HEBR (elective) or
ARAM (elective)
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies or Biblical Language elective
GREE (elective) or
HEBR (elective) or
ARAM (elective)
BIBL 7813
Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies 1
BIBL 7823
Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies 2
BIBL 7916, 7926
Thesis

Credit Hours
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Total Credit Hours


1. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required above 60 hours if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.
2. Electives to be chosen in consultation with the Director of the MA Program

3
3
6,6
60

50

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Biblical Studies


Second Temple Judaism Concentration
Course Number Course Title
Biblical Studies1
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
Research Methodology
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
Area of Specialization2
BIBL 7733
Guided Reading in Second Temple Judaism 1
HEBR 5013
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 1
HEBR 5023
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 2
GREE 5013
Foundations of New Testament Greek 1
GREE 5023
Foundations of New Testament Greek 2
GREE 6013 or
Intermediate Greek or
HEBR 6013
Intermediate Hebrew
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies or Biblical Language elective
GREE (elective) or
HEBR (elective) or
ARAM (elective)
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies or Biblical Language elective
GREE (elective) or
HEBR (elective) or
ARAM (elective)
BIBL 7813
Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies 1
BIBL 7823
Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies 2
BIBL 7916, 7926
Thesis

Credit Hours
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Total Credit Hours


1. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required above 60 hours if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.
2. Electives to be chosen in consultation with the Director of the MA Program

3
3
6,6
60

Graduate Programs

51

Master of Arts with a specialization in Theology


Course Number Course Title
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
BIBL 50131 or
Survey of the Bible or Biblical Studies elective
BIBL (elective)
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
Research Methodology
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
Area of Specialization
THEO 7613
Guided Reading in Theology 1
THEO 7623
Guided Reading in Theology 2
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
THEO (elective)
Theology elective
THEO (elective)
Theology elective
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
THEO 7813
Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought 1
THEO 7823
Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought 2
THEO 7916, 7926 Thesis

Credit Hours
3
3
3

3
3
3
3

Total Credit Hours


1.

Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
6,6
60

52

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Christian History


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL 5013 or
Survey of the Bible1 or Biblical Studies elective
3
BIBL (elective)
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Research Methodology
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
Area of Specialization
CHUR 7613
Guided Reading in Christian History 1
3
CHUR 7623
Guided Reading in Christian History 2
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
THEO (elective)
Theology elective
3
THEO (elective)
Theology elective
3
CHUR 7813
Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought 1
3
CHUR 7823
Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought 2
3
CHUR 7916, 7926 Thesis
6,6
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.

Graduate Programs

53

Master of Arts with a specialization in Baptist Studies


(in partnership with the Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies)
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL 50131 or
Survey of the Bible or Biblical Studies elective
3
BIBL (elective)
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Research Methodology
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
Area of Specialization
BAPT 7613
Guided Reading in Baptist Studies 1
3
BAPT 7623
Guided Reading in Baptist Studies 2
3
BAPT 5013
Baptist Life and Thought
3
BAPT (elective)
Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT (elective)
Baptist Studies elective
3
THEO or
Theology or Christian History elective
3
CHUR (elective)
THEO or
Theology or Christian History elective
3
CHUR (elective)
BAPT 7813
Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought 1
3
BAPT 7823
Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought 2
3
BAPT 7916, 7926
Thesis
6,6
Total Credit Hours
60
1.

Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.

54

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Evangelism and Mission Concentration Project Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
LEDR (elective)
Leadership elective
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
EVAN 7613
Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 1
3
EVAN 7623
Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 2
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
EVAN 7913, 7923
Project in Evangelism and Mission
3,3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

Graduate Programs

55

Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Evangelism and Mission Concentration Thesis Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
LEDR, YYAM, or
Elective
3
PACC elective
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
EVAN 7613
Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 1
3
EVAN 7623
Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 2
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
EVAN 7916, 7926
Thesis
6, 6
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

56

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Youth and Young Adult Ministry Concentration Project Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
LEDR (elective)
Leadership elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
YYAM 7613
Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 1
3
YYAM 7623
Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
YYAM 7913, 7923
Project in Youth and Young Adult Ministry
3,3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1.. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

Graduate Programs

57

Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Youth and Young Adult Ministry Concentration Thesis Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
EVAN, LEDR, or
Elective
3
PACC elective
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
YYAM 7613
Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 1
3
YYAM 7623
Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
YYAM 7916, 7926
Thesis
6, 6
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

58

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Pastoral Care and Counselling Concentration Project Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
LEDR (elective)
Leadership elective
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
PACC 7613
Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 1
3
PACC 7623
Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 2
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
PACC 7913, 7923
Project in Pastoral Care and Counselling
3,3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

Graduate Programs

59

Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Pastoral Care and Counselling Concentration Thesis Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
EVAN, LEDR, or
Elective
3
YYAM elective
PACC 7613
Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 1
3
PACC 7623
Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 2
3
PACC 5013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
PACC 7916, 7926
Thesis
6, 6
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

60

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Leadership and Spiritual Formation Concentration Project Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
LEDR 7613
Guided Reading in Leadership
3
SPFM 7613
Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation
3
LEDR (elective)
Leadership elective
3
SPFM (elective)
Spiritual Formation elective
3
LEDR 7913, 7923 or Project in Leadership or Project in Spiritual Formation
3,3
SPFM 7913, 7923
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

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Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Leadership and Spiritual Formation Concentration Thesis Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
EVAN, YYAM, or
Elective
3
PACC elective
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
LEDR 7613
Guided Reading in Leadership
3
SPFM 7613
Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation
3
LEDR (elective)
Leadership elective
3
SPFM (elective)
Spiritual Formation elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
LEDR 7916, 7926 or Thesis
6, 6
SPFM 7916, 7926
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Discipleship Concentration Project Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
LEDR (elective)
Leadership elective
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
DISP 7613
Guided Reading in Discipleship 1
3
DISP 7623
Guided Reading in Discipleship 2
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
DISP (elective)
Discipleship elective
3
DISP 7913, 7923
Project in Discipleship
3,3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

Graduate Programs

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Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Discipleship Concentration Thesis Option
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies elective1
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
Area of Specialization
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders
3
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
EVAN, LEDR, PACC, Elective
3
or YYAM elective
EVAN, LEDR, PACC, Elective
3
or YYAM elective
DISP 7613
Guided Reading in Discipleship 1
3
DISP 7623
Guided Reading in Discipleship 2
3
DISP 5013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
DISP (elective)
Discipleship elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
DISP 7916, 7926
Thesis
6, 6
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Excluding Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013)
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test not passed. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry
Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral Education courses excluded.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Prison Chaplaincy


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
Area of Specialization
CHAP 5033
Introduction to Prison Ministry
3
CHAP 5023
Introduction to Chaplaincy
3
CHAP 6013
Professional and Personal Ethics
3
CHAP 7103
Prison Ministry Practicum 1
3
CHAP 7113
Prison Ministry Practicum 2
3
CHAP 7019
Clinical Pastoral Education 1
9
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective1
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed

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Master of Arts with a specialization in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care


Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective
3
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World
3
THEO 6013
Christian Ethics
3
Area of Specialization
CHAP 5023
Introduction to Chaplaincy
3
CHAP 6013
Professional and Personal Ethics
3
CHAP 7019
Clinical Pastoral Education 1
9
CHAP 7029
Clinical Pastoral Education 2
9
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
Ministry elective
Elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective1
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
60
1. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts without specialization


Course Number Course Title
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective
BIBL (elective)
Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective
BIBL 7613 or
Guided Reading in Old Testament 1 or
BIBL 7633 or
Guided Reading in New Testament 1 or
BIBL 7743
Guided Reading in Second Temple Judaism 1
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
THEO 5013
Christian Theology 1
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
THEO (elective) or Theology elective or
CHUR (elective) or Christian History elective or
BAPT (elective)
Baptist Studies elective
THEO (elective) or Theology elective or
CHUR (elective) or Christian History elective or
BAPT (elective)
Baptist Studies elective
THEO (elective) or Theology elective or
CHUR (elective) or Christian History elective or
BAPT (elective)
Baptist Studies elective
THEO 7613 or
Guided Reading in Theology 1 or
CHUR 7613 or
Guided Reading in Christian History 1 or
BAPT 7613
Guided Reading in Baptist Studies 1
Ministry Electives
Elective
Ministry elective
Elective
Ministry elective
Elective
Ministry elective
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives1, 2
Elective
Elective
Elective

Credit Hours
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3
3
3
3

3
3
3

Total Credit Hours

3
3
3
60

1. Electives to be chosen in consultation with Academic Dean. Mentored Ministry, Prison Ministry Practicum, and Clinical Pastoral
Education courses excluded.
2. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Entrance Test is not passed.

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Master of Arts (30 credit hours)


Purpose
The academic Master of Arts degrees (Old Testament, New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, Theology, Christian
History, and Baptist Studies) and the practical Master of Arts degrees (Evangelism and Mission, Youth and Young
Adult Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counselling, Leadership and Spiritual Formation, and Discipleship) complete
with thesis are designed to equip students for advanced study at the doctoral level. Acadia graduates have been
accepted in major research universities across North America and in Europe and are teaching in Bible Colleges,
universities, and seminaries worldwide.
The practical Master of Arts degrees complete with project (Evangelism and Mission, Youth and Young Adult
Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counselling, Leadership and Spiritual Formation, and Discipleship) are designed to
equip those not seeking ordination for ministry leadership roles in church and society.
Acadia also offers Master of Arts degrees by course work only in Prison Chaplaincy, Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care,
as well as a Master of Arts degree without specialization.
Academic Admission Requirement
Prospective students can apply for admission to a 30 credit hour Master of Arts degree provided they hold an
honours undergraduate degree within the same field in which they intend to specialize or if they hold a Masters
degree in a theological discipline with a CGPA of at least 3.0.
Program Requirements
A grade point of 2.67 is necessary for each course in order for that course to apply toward the Master Arts degree.
Students with less than a 2.67 grade point average in 12 or more term hours may not continue in the Master of Arts
program. The Statue of Limitation is five years.
Master of Arts with a specialization in Biblical Studies
Old Testament Concentration
(30 Credit Hours)1
Course Number Course Title
BIBL 7613
Guided Reading in Old Testament 1
BIBL 7623
Guided Reading in Old Testament 2
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective or
HEBR (elective) or Hebrew elective or
ARAM (elective)
Aramaic elective
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective or
HEBR (elective) or Hebrew elective or
ARAM (elective)
Aramaic elective
BIBL 7813
Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
BIBL 7916, 7926
Thesis

Credit Hours
3
3
32

Total Credit Hours

3
3
6,6
30

1. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline who
have at least six credit hours of Hebrew.
2. Students wishing to substitute a Septuagint Greek course may request permission from the instructor.

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Master of Arts with a specialization in Biblical Studies


New Testament Concentration
(30 Credit Hours)1
Course Number Course Title
BIBL 7633
Guided Reading in New Testament 1
BIBL 7643
Guided Reading in New Testament 2
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective or
GREE (elective)
Greek elective
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective or
GREE (elective)
Greek elective
BIBL 7813
Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
BIBL 7916, 7926
Thesis

Credit Hours
3
3
3
3

Total Credit Hours


Master of Arts with a specialization in Biblical Studies
Second Temple Judaism Concentration
(30 Credit Hours)2
Course Number Course Title
BIBL 7733
Guided Reading in Second Temple Judaism 1
BIBL 7743
Guided Reading in Second Temple Judaism 2
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies elective or
GREE (elective) or Greek elective or
HEBR (elective) or Hebrew elective or
ARAM (elective)
Aramaic elective
BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies elective or
GREE (elective) or Greek elective or
HEBR (elective) or Hebrew elective or
Aramaic elective
ARAM (elective)
BIBL 7813
Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
BIBL 7916, 7926
Thesis

3
3
6,6
30

Credit Hours
3
3
3

Total Credit Hours

3
3
6,6
30

1. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those holding an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related
discipline and who have at least six credit hours of Greek.
2. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those holding an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related
discipline and who have at least six credit hours of Greek or Hebrew.

Graduate Programs
Master of Arts with a specialization in Theology
(30 Credit Hours)1
Course Number Course Title
THEO 7613
Guided Reading in Theology 1
THEO 7623
Guided Reading in Theology 2
THEO (elective)
Theology elective
THEO (elective)
Theology elective
THEO 7813
Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
THEO 7916, 7926 Thesis

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Credit Hours
3
3
3
3
3
3
6,6
Total Credit Hours
30

Master of Arts with a specialization in Christian History


(30 Credit Hours)2
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
CHUR 7613
Guided Reading in Christian History 1
3
CHUR 7623
Guided Reading in Christian History 2
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR (elective)
Christian History elective
3
CHUR 7813
Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
CHUR 7916, 7926 Thesis
6,6
Total Credit Hours
30
Master of Arts with a specialization in Baptist Studies
(in partnership with the Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies)
(30 Credit Hours)3
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
BAPT 7613
Guided Reading in Baptist Studies 1
3
BAPT 7623
Guided Reading in Baptist Studies 2
3
BAPT (elective)
Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT (elective)
Baptist Studies elective
3
BAPT 7813
Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
BAPT 7916, 7926
Thesis
6,6
Total Credit Hours
30
1. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline those holding an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline.
2. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline those holding an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline.
3. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline those holding an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline.

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Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Evangelism and Mission Concentration Project Option
(30 Credit Hours)1
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
EVAN 7613
Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 1
3
EVAN 7623
Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 2
3
EVAN 7913, 7923
Project in Evangelism and Mission
3,3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology
Evangelism and Mission Concentration Thesis Option
(30 Credit Hours)2
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
EVAN 7613
Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 1
3
EVAN 7623
Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 2
3
EVAN 7916, 7926
Thesis
6, 6
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
EVAN (elective)
Evangelism and Mission elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
1. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of
study.
2. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of
study.

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Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Youth and Young Adult Ministry Concentration Project Option
(30 Credit Hours)1
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
YYAM 7613
Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 1
3
YYAM 7623
Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2
3
YYAM 7913, 7923
Project in Youth and Young Adult Ministry
3,3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology
Youth and Young Adult Ministry Concentration Thesis Option
(30 Credit Hours)2
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
YYAM 7613
Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 1
3
YYAM 7623
Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2
3
YYAM 7916, 7926
Thesis
6, 6
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
1. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of
study.
2. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of
study.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Pastoral Care and Counselling Concentration Project Option
(30 Credit Hours)1
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
PACC 7613
Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 1
3
PACC 7623
Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 2
3
PACC 7913, 7923
Project in Pastoral Care and Counselling
3,3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology
Pastoral Care and Counselling Concentration Thesis Option
(30 Credit Hours)2
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
PACC 7613
Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 1
3
PACC 7623
Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 2
3
PACC 7916, 7926
Thesis
6, 6
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
1. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of study.
2. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of study.

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Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Leadership and Spiritual Formation Concentration Project Option
(30 Credit Hours)1
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
LEDR 7613
Guided Reading in Leadership
3
SPFM 7613
Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation
3
LEDR 7913, 7923 or Project in Leadership or
3,3
SPFM 7913, 7923 Project in Spiritual Formation
LEDR (elective)
Leadership elective
3
SPFM (elective)
Spiritual Formation elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology
Leadership and Spiritual Formation Concentration Thesis Option
(30 Credit Hours)2
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
LEDR 7613
Guided Reading in Leadership
3
SPFM 7613
Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation
3
LEDR 7916, 7926 or Thesis
6, 6
SPFM 7916, 7926
LEDR (elective)
Leadership elective
3
SPFM (elective)
Spiritual Formation elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
1. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of
study.
2. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of
study.

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Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology


Discipleship Concentration Project Option
(30 Credit Hours)1
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
DISP 7613
Guided Reading in Discipleship 1
3
DISP 7623
Guided Reading in Discipleship 2
3
DISP 7913, 7923
Project in Discipleship
3,3
DISP (elective)
Discipleship elective
3
DISP (elective)
Discipleship elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
Master of Arts with a specialization in Practical Theology
Discipleship Concentration Thesis Option
(30 Credit Hours)2
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
DISP 7613
Guided Reading in Discipleship 1
3
DISP 7623
Guided Reading in Discipleship 2
3
DISP 7916, 7926
Thesis
6, 6
DISP (elective)
Discipleship elective
3
DISP (elective)
Discipleship elective
3
IDST 6013
Research Methodology and Design
3
Ministry elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
1. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of
study.
2. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of
study.

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Master of Arts with a specialization in Prison Chaplaincy1


(30 Credit Hours)2
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
CHAP 5023
Introduction to Chaplaincy
3
CHAP 5033
Introduction to Prison Ministry
3
CHAP 6013
Professional and Personal Ethics
3
CHAP 7103
Prison Ministry Practicum 1
3
CHAP 7113
Prison Ministry Practicum 2
3
CHAP 7019
Clinical Pastoral Education 1
9
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World3
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
Master of Arts with a specialization in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care4
(30 Credit Hours)5
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
CHAP 5023
Introduction to Chaplaincy
3
CHAP 6013
Professional and Personal Ethics
3
CHAP 7019
Clinical Pastoral Education 1
9
CHAP 7029
Clinical Pastoral Education 2
9
THEO 7113
Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World6
3
PACC (elective)
Pastoral Care and Counselling elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
Master of Arts without specialization7
(30 Credit Hours)
Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL elective
Elective
3
BIBL elective
Elective
3
Christian Thought
THEO, CHUR, or BAPT elective Elective
3
THEO, CHUR, or BAPT elective Elective
3
Ministry Electives
Elective
Ministry elective
3
Elective
Ministry elective
3
Elective
Ministry elective
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
1. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of study.
2. Due to the rotation of courses and the time required to complete the practicums, many students complete this program part-time, rather than
in one year.
3 Students who have completed this course will take a Biblical Studies or Christian Thought elective in its place.
4. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of study.
5. Due to the rotation of courses and the time required to complete Clinical Pastoral Education courses, many students complete this program
part-time, rather than in one year.
6. Students who have completed this course will take a Biblical Studies or Christian Thought elective in its place.
7. For those with a Masters in a theological discipline.

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The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies


Purpose
The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies is a 30-credit hour graduate-level program designed to train students
in various biblical, theological, historical, and practical disciplines, and to help the church by enhancing the gifts
of Christian leaders. It is not designed to be training for ordained ministries. This Diploma is awarded by Acadia
Divinity College.
Admission
Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies shall have a bachelors degree or equivalent, and shall
submit an application for admission to the Registrar of Acadia Divinity College.
Requirements
The completion of 30 semester hours of academic work, taken for graduate credit with a minimum GPA of 2.00
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5033
Interpreting the New Testament
3
BIBL 5023
Interpreting the Old Testament
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013
Introduction to Christian History
3
Christian Theology 1 or
3
THEO 5013 or
THEO 5023
Christian Theology 2
Ministry
EVAN 5013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
SPFM 5013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought or Ministry Electives1
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30
1. Survey of the Bible required if Bible Knowledge Test is not passed

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Graduate Courses
Aramaic
ARAM 7013 Biblical Aramaic
This course will introduce students to the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Aramaic of the Old Testament.
Building off the basics of Hebrew grammar, students will learn the basic grammar and vocabulary of Biblical Aramaic. As
part of this course, students will translate portions of the Aramaic sections of Daniel and Ezra. Prerequisite: HEBR 5023
ARAM 7913, 7923, 7933, 7943, 7953, 7963 Directed Study in Aramaic
Advanced independent study of Aramaic texts or grammar under the supervision of a professor.
Baptist Studies
BAPT 5013 Baptist Life and Thought
A foundational course for advanced studies in Baptist culture in the global context. Three streams of work organize
the discussion: historical development, theological emphases, and key ethical questions that have characterized
Baptist development. Primary texts across four centuries will be explored. Various schools of historiographical
interpretation will be evaluated and in the English, Continental, and North American contexts, questions of origins,
racial/ethnic diversity, theological differentiation, and denominational/tribal tendencies will be carefully examined.
BAPT 6013 Baptist History and Polity
This course is a survey of Baptist history and of Baptist principles and polity. Baptist principles and polity flow
from both Baptist history and their distinct theological interpretations drawn from Scripture. Students will learn to
understand both the past and the present of the people called Baptists. This course will satisfy the history and polity
ordination requirement within the Canadian Baptist context. Cross-listed as CHUR 6013.
BAPT 7033 History of Baptists in Atlantic Canada
This seminar course will explore Baptist history in Atlantic Canada, stretching back into the eighteenth century with
the founding of numerous congregations in the wake of the Wesleyan Revivals in Britain and the Great Awakening
in the American colonies. The nineteenth century became the Baptists century in the Maritimes with remarkable
growth because of revivals that significantly shaped the emerging denomination. A growing number of materials
facilitate the study of the history and development of the Baptist churches including their doctrinal views, political
involvement, social commitment, missionary activity, educational institutions, and church government. Crosslisted as CHUR 7033. Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrolment in CHUR 5013 or BAPT 5013, or
permission of instructor.
BAPT 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Baptist
Studies
Specialized courses in Baptist Studies offered from time to time. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent
enrolment in, BAPT 5013 or permission of instructor.

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BAPT 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study


Independent research and writing courses in Baptist Studies currently designed in consultation with, and supervised
by, Dr. William Brackney.
BAPT 7413, 7423, 7433, 7443 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Baptist Studies currently designed in consultation with, and supervised
by, Dr. Robert Wilson.
BAPT 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
BAPT 7613, 7623 MA Guided Reading in Baptist Studies
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Baptist Studies.
BAPT 7813, 7823 MA Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought
An advanced seminar in which MA students engage in significant research and present their findings to their student
and faculty colleagues.
BAPT 7916, 7926 MA Thesis
BAPT 7990 Continuance
Bible
BIBL 5013 Survey of the Bible
This course lays the foundation for advanced study of the Bible by helping students acquire knowledge of the basic
contents and narrative of the Bible. This course is required of students who have not passed the Bible Knowledge
Entrance Test. Normally, this course is taken prior to, or concurrent with, BIBL 5023 or BIBL 5033.
BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament
The Old Testament contains most of the Christian Bible. This course will introduce the student to the different sections
and genres of literature in the Old Testament, to interpretative methods appropriate to them, and to theological
principles. The course will also survey aspects of the historical and cultural context of the Old Testament. This course
assumes knowledge of the contents of the Old Testament, and is the foundation for advanced studies. Recommended
prior study: Completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, BIBL 5013 is recommended for those who have not
passed the Bible Knowledge Entrance Test.

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BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament


This course will introduce the student to the different sections and genres of literature in the New Testament, to
interpretative methods appropriate to them, and to theological principles. The course will also survey the world of
Jesus and the early Christian Church. This course assumes knowledge of the contents of the New Testament, and is
the foundation for advanced studies. Recommended prior study: Completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in,
BIBL 5013 is recommended for those who have not passed the Bible Knowledge Entrance Test.
BIBL 6013 Genesis
In this course students will study the book of Genesis by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in
BIBL 5023. In addition to the contents, context, and interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition, theology,
and narrative technique will also receive attention. This course will provide students with the foundation for
preaching, teaching, and further research in Genesis and other Old Testament narrative. Prerequisite: BIBL 5023,
and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 5013.
BIBL 6023 Deuteronomistic History
In this course students will study selected texts from Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings by applying the
hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in BIBL 5023. In addition to the contents, context, and interpretive issues,
authorship, date of composition, theology, and narrative technique will also receive attention. This course will provide
students with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in these books and other Old Testament
narrative. Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 5013.
BIBL 6033 1 and 2 Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah
In this course students will study the books of 1 and 2 Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah by applying the hermeneutical
and exegetical skills learned in BIBL 5023. In addition to the contents, context, and interpretive issues, authorship, date
of composition, theology, and narrative technique will also receive attention. This course will provide students with
the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, and other Old
Testament narrative. Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 5013.
BIBL 6043 Daniel
In this course students will study the book of Daniel by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in
BIBL 5023. In addition to the contents, context, and interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition, theology,
and apocalyptic world-view will also receive attention. This course will provide students with the foundation for
preaching, teaching, and further research in Daniel and other apocalyptic literature. Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and
completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 5013.
BIBL 6053 Amos and Isaiah
In this course students will study the books of Amos and Isaiah by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills
learned in BIBL 5023. In addition to the contents, context, and interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition,
theology, and social justice issues will also be receive attention. This course will provide students with the foundation
for preaching, teaching, and further research in Amos, Isaiah, and other prophetic literature. Prerequisite: BIBL
5023, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 5013.

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BIBL 6063 Psalms


In this course students will study the book of Psalms by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in
BIBL 5023. In addition to the contents, context, and interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition, theology, and
poetic technique will also be receive attention. This course will provide students with the foundation for preaching,
teaching, and further research in Psalms and other poetic literature. Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and completion of,
or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 5013.
BIBL 6113 The Gospel of Matthew
In this course students will study Matthews gospel by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in
BIBL 5033. In addition to the contents, context, and interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition, theology,
and Matthews portrait of Jesus will receive attention. This course will provide students with the foundation for
preaching, teaching, and further research in Matthew and other gospels. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033, and completion
of, or simultaneous enrolment in, GREE 5013.
BIBL 6123 The Gospel of Luke
In this course students will study the Lukes gospel by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in
BIBL 5033. In addition to the contents, context, and interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition, theology,
relationship to the book of Acts, and Lukes portrait of Jesus will receive attention. This course will provide students
with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in Luke and other gospels. Prerequisite: BIBL
5033, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, GREE 5013.
BIBL 6133 The Gospel of John
In this course students will study the Johns gospel by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in
BIBL 5033. In addition to the contents, context, and interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition, theology,
and Johns portrait of Jesus will receive attention. This course will provide students with the foundation for preaching,
teaching, and further research in John and other gospels. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033, and completion of, or
simultaneous enrolment in, GREE 5013.
BIBL 6143 Romans and Galatians
In this course students will study the Epistles of Romans and Galatians by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical
skills learned in BIBL 5033. In addition to studying the contents, contexts, and interpretive issues involved in the
study of the apostle Pauls major epistles to the churches in Galatia and in Rome, the epistles contribution to the
Christian teaching regarding righteousness and justification before God will be emphasized. This course will provide
students with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in Romans, Galatians and other New
Testament epistles. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, GREE 5013.

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BIBL 6153 Hebrews and James


In this course students will study the Epistle to the Hebrews and James by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical
skills learned in BIBL 5033. In addition to studying the contents, contexts, and interpretive issues involved in the study
of Hebrews and James, these letters contribution to the Christian understanding of Jesus Christs saving work will
be emphasized. This course will provide students with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research
in Hebrews and other New Testament epistles. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033, and completion of, or simultaneous
enrolment in, GREE 5013.
BIBL 6163 Philippians, Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon
In this course students will study Pauls Prison Epistles by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in
BIBL 5033. In addition to studying the contents, contexts, and interpretive issues involved in the study these epistles,
these letters contribution to Christology and a life of integrity in the face of adversity will be emphasized. This course
will provide students with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in the Prison Epistles and
other New Testament epistles. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, GREE
5013.
BIBL 7113 Dead Sea Scrolls
This course introduces students to the Dead Sea Scrolls and their contribution to our understanding of the world
of Jesus and the early Church. The course surveys the Scrolls and related literature of the intertestamental and New
Testament periods, including a survey of the history of these periods and the debate surrounding the origin of the
Scrolls. The course engages in the study of a number of texts and themes that shed light on Jesus, the Gospels, and
Paul. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033.
BIBL 7123 Life and Teaching of Jesus
This course offers an introduction to the life of Jesus, with emphasis on religious and historical context. Sources
canonical and noncanonicalwill be critically assessed, criteria for determining authenticity will be reviewed, and
the history of critical study of the life of Jesus will be surveyed. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033.
BIBL 7133 Israel Study Tour
A study tour in Israel and the Palestinian Territories (and surrounding areas as possible) designed to introduce the
geography of the land and to shed light on events of the Old and New Testaments and the intertestamental period.
Some consideration will also be given to the role that Christians and the Church have played in the land in ancient
and modern times.
BIBL 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Biblical
Studies
Specialized courses in Biblical Studies offered from time to time.
BIBL 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Biblical Studies currently designed in consultation with, and supervised
by, Dr. Glenn Wooden.

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BIBL 7353, 7363, 7373, 7383 Directed Study


Independent research and writing courses in Biblical Studies currently designed in consultation with, and supervised
by, Dr. Craig Evans.
BIBL 7413, 7423, 7433, 7433 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Biblical Studies currently designed in consultation with, and supervised
by, Mr. Daniel Zacharias.
BIBL 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
BIBL 7613, 7623 MA Guided Reading in Old Testament
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Old Testament studies.
BIBL 7633, 7643 MA Guided Reading in New Testament
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of New Testament studies.
BIBL 7733, 7743 MA Guided Reading in Second Temple Judaism
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Second Temple Judaism.
BIBL 7813, 7823 MA Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies
An advanced course in which MA students engage in significant research and present their findings to their student
and faculty colleagues.
BIBL 7916, 7926 MA Thesis
BIBL 7990 Continuance
Chaplaincy
CHAP 5023 Introduction to Chaplaincy
An overview of the profession of chaplaincy, exploring the diversity that exists in this ministry. A variety of specialists
will be involved in the course instruction through discipline-specific didactics, including prison chaplains, airport
chaplains, military chaplains, university chaplains, and chaplains who are involved in the business, sport, and
healthcare sectors. Students will be introduced to organizational and vocational aspects of these specialized
ministerial settings. In addition, students will begin developing theological understandings of the chaplains unique
call and will begin to develop a personal theology of care. Pastoral interventions will also be taught and competence
developed in the areas of crisis response, stress management, dealing with loss, death, and dying. There will also
be the opportunity for self-examination, where one might consider interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that
influence ones own relationships and faith development. Cross-listed as PACC 5023

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CHAP 5033 Introduction to Prison Ministry


This course considers the specialized form of ministry with persons who are incarcerated. Areas considered will
include the following: an historical view of corrections, the social structure of prisons, prison violence, understanding
the effect of guilt, grief, and shame in the prisoners life, worship, approaches to pastoral counselling, the development
of chaplaincy programs, and restorative justice. Cross-listed as PACC 5033.
CHAP 6013 Professional and Personal Ethics
In this course professional ethics in chaplaincy and counselling ministry settings will be considered. In this regard,
issues such as codes of conduct, personal rights and freedoms, pertinent legal issues, knowing ones professional
limits, how and when to make a referral, maintaining confidentiality, and standards for ongoing professional and
personal development will be addressed. Attention will also be given to ethical and religious concerns of a professional
working in a multi-faith context. Cross-listed as PACC 6013.
CHAP 7019 Clinical Pastoral Education 1
Students complete Basic Unit 1 of Clinical Pastoral Education (comprising 400 hours of supervised chaplaincy
experience and instruction) within an approved setting. To register for this course students must apply, and be
accepted by, an approved clinical training site. Recommended prior study: CHAP 5023, 6013. Prerequisite:
Successful application to Canadian Association of Spiritual Care process required.
CHAP 7029 Clinical Pastoral Education 2
Students complete Basic Unit 2 of Clinical Pastoral Education (comprising 400 hours of supervised chaplaincy
experience and instruction) within an approved setting. To register for this course students must apply, and be
accepted by, an approved clinical training site. Prerequisite: CHAP 7019 and successful application to Canadian
Association of Spiritual Care process required.
CHAP 7103 Prison Ministry Practicum 1
Students complete 120 hours comprising mentored prison chaplaincy experience in an approved setting, and
required reading and reflection. Open only to students admitted to the Master of Divinity in Prison Chaplaincy or the
Master of Arts in Prison Chaplaincy. Recommended prior study: CHAP 5023, 5033, 6013.
CHAP 7113 Prison Ministry Practicum 2
Students complete 120 hours comprising mentored prison chaplaincy experience in an approved setting, and
required reading and reflection. Open only to students admitted to the Master of Divinity in Prison Chaplaincy or the
Master of Arts in Prison Chaplaincy. Prerequisite: CHAP 7103.
CHAP 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Chaplaincy
Specialized courses in Chaplaincy offered from time to time.
CHAP 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
CHAP 7916, 7926 Thesis

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Christian History
CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History
Christians have developed many ways to live out their faith in the world. An examination of the development of
doctrine, worship forms, patterns of ministry and organization, and the interaction between culture and the church
in different times and places all provide a window into understanding the church in its present context. In this course
the student will gain a critical appreciation of Christian tradition both in its relationship to the norm of Scriptures
and in its changing diverse regional, cultural, and denominational expressions.
CHUR 6013 Baptist History and Polity
This course is a survey of Baptist history and of Baptist principles and polity. Baptist principles and polity flow
from both Baptist history and their distinct theological interpretations drawn from Scripture. Students will learn to
understand both the past and the present of the people called Baptists. This course will satisfy the history and polity
ordination requirement within the Canadian Baptist context. Cross-listed as BAPT 6013
CHUR 7013 Reformation and Free Church Origins
The Reformation period was one of the key eras of historical change in the last one thousand years. The understanding
of the world and humanitys role within it was reshaped as such key ideas as the priesthood of all believers, grace alone,
faith alone, and scripture alone were applied not only to the lives of individuals, but also to the concepts people had of the
Church. In northern Europe, new state churches, free-church movements, and Anabaptist groups emerged and continue to
be part of the present day religious landscape. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, CHUR 5013.
CHUR 7023 Religious Traditions in Canada
This seminar course explores the many formative influences on the development of distinctive features in Canadian
religious life such as: the role of the church in French Canada; Western revivalism and the rise of new political
parties; religion and education; the spread of non-Christian religious groups; and the increasing confrontation
between religious and secular forces. Beginning with an examination of the present culture and church in Canada,
the course will trace the developments of the various traditions from about the time of Confederation to the present.
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, CHUR 5013.
CHUR 7033 History of Baptists in Atlantic Canada
This seminar course will explore Baptist history in Atlantic Canada, stretching back into the eighteenth century with
the founding of numerous congregations in the wake of the Wesleyan Revivals in Britain and the Great Awakening
in the American colonies. The nineteenth century became the Baptists century in the Maritimes with remarkable
growth because of revivals that significantly shaped the emerging denomination. A growing number of materials
facilitate the study of the history and development of the Baptist churches including their doctrinal views, political
involvement, social commitment, missionary activity, educational institutions, and church government. Cross-listed
as BAPT 7033. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, CHUR 5013.

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CHUR 7043 Movements of Awakening and Renewal


Renewal and revival movements have influenced both Protestant and Roman Catholic church life since the
Reformation. These movements were usually a reaction to what some perceived to be a lack of vibrant spirituality
in the existing church. Some of the movements were turbulent in reaction to tradition, while others were quieter
and their impact not so readily observed. All of the movements, in diverse regional, cultural, and denominational
expressions, were an interplay of structural forces (tradition, organization, social context), personal influences
(the impact of leaders), and, as some believe, divine power. Whatever the forms or explanations, these renewal
movements forced change on the church and had an impact upon the society in which they developed. Prerequisite:
Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, CHUR 5013.
CHUR 7053 From Puritanism to Evangelicalism
Evangelicalism has reshaped the modern church. This vibrant movement has its roots in the Reformation and
the revivals of the seventeenth century and in its evolution has developed new ways of remaining a force in the
world-wide church and its ministries. Exploring the history of Puritanism, Pietism, the Wesleyan Revivals, the Great
Awakenings and various 20th century manifestations of the increasingly diverse movement called Evangelicalism
will provide a lens through which to view many important trends in the church of the 21st Century. Prerequisite:
Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, CHUR 5013.
CHUR 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Christian
History
Specialized courses in Christian History offered from time to time.
CHUR 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Christian History currently designed in consultation with, and
supervised by, Dr. Robert Wilson.
CHUR 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
CHUR 7613, 7623 MA Guided Reading in Christian History
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Christian History.
CHUR 7813, 7823 MA Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought
An advanced seminar in which MA students engage in significant research and present their findings to their student
and faculty colleagues.
CHUR 7916, 7926 MA Thesis
CHUR 7990 Continuance

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Discipleship
DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry
Seeks to equip students to become transformational leaders in the discipleship ministries of their churches.
Recognizing the uniqueness of every ministry context, the course presents pedagogies, programs, and models that
can lead to transformation in the life of individual believers of all ages as well as the corporate faith community.
Provides a vision for implementing the educational ministry of the local church and seeks to address its challenges.
DISP 6013 Faith Development through Small Groups
Explores the place of small groups within the wider ministry of the church in nurturing Christian spiritual growth
both in the individual and in the community of faith. Provides a practical knowledge of small-group ministry with
its benefits and challenges and of various models, approaches, and leadership training. Recommended prior study:
DISP 5013.
DISP 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Discipleship
Specialized courses in Discipleship offered from time to time.
DISP 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Discipleship currently designed in consultation with, and supervised by,
Dr. Carol Anne Janzen.
DISP 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
DISP 7613, 7623 MA Guided Reading in Discipleship
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Discipleship.
DISP 7913, 7923 MA Project
DISP 7990 Continuance
DISP 7916, 7926 Thesis
Evangelism and Mission
EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
The aim of this course is to provide the theological and practical tools necessary to reach people in contemporary
society with the good news of Jesus Christ. The course will provide a comprehensive understanding of current changes
and trends in Canadian society as they relate to religious beliefs and practices. Students will develop a practical
understanding of how congregations can effectively engage their communities and successfully reach people with
the gospel and integrate new members into the congregation.

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EVAN 5033 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement


Building on a Biblical rationale for world evangelization, this course examines the challenges involved in, and
skills necessary for, communicating the gospel cross-culturally. The course considers the components necessary for
strategic and intelligent planning in the missionary task of the Church. Students are given the necessary perspectives
for effective participation in the complex tasks of world evangelization and international development. New avenues
and opportunities available for involvement in world missions at home or abroad are examined.
EVAN 5043 Integral Mission
This course explores, from a multidisciplinary approach, the role of the church in bringing shalom (peace with
justice) to a broken world. In integral mission, word and deed are woven together. Students will explore the
implications of the Christian Gospel within the psycho-social, economic, political, environmental and spiritual
realm of human suffering. Offered in partnership with CBM (Canadian Baptist Ministries).
EVAN 6023 Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations
This course will consider how to give effective leadership to older, established congregations in order to bring
renewal and growth. Beginning with a Biblical understanding of renewal, students will consider the strengths and
weaknesses of established churches, why established churches dont change easily, and how to lead real change in an
established church. The typical life cycle of established congregations will be examined, along with ways to interrupt
the cycle. The course will examine both spiritual and social reasons for congregational decline, the effect of the social
environment on church life, and how to interact with contemporary society. The course will emphasize the pastors
leadership role in church renewal, and will look at practical ways to attract younger adults to a congregation of older
members. Cross-listed as PAST 6023. Recommended prior study: EVAN 5013.
EVAN 6043 Reaching and Retaining Young Adults
This course will examine the changing young adult (18-30) culture. Through examining demographic and
developmental issues, students will explore ministry implications for local churches. Various models will be
introduced as students are taught how to develop effective and contextualized young adult ministries. Cross-listed
as YYAM 6043.
EVAN 6053 Youth Ministry and Short-term Mission
An exploration of the strategic value and importance of integrating short-term mission into youth ministry. Topics
will include: a history of the mission tour movement, choosing a mission project, preparation for a mission trip,
traveling with youth, financing mission projects, evaluation and follow-up, and overseas mission. In addition,
student will explore organizing a large-scale project. Cross-listed as YYAM 6053.

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EVAN 6063 Leading Healthy and Effective Churches


A study of healthy, growing churches in Atlantic Canada will include congregations in rural, small-town, and
urban settings. Students will visit churches, observe ministries, and listen to pastors. Students will be exposed to
congregations that have developed vibrant childrens ministries and are successfully integrating young families into
the congregation; have effective discipleship ministries; exhibit consistent numerical growth, including by baptism;
have effective team ministries; are effectively reaching and integrating young adults; and have a significant social
impact on their communities. Effective local church pastors and other church leaders will provide input and answer
questions about their ministries. Students will reflect together on the experience and consider how to apply the
lessons and principles learned. Cross-listed as LEDR 6063. Recommended prior study: EVAN 5013.
EVAN 7013 Praxis
An international short-term mission and study experience sponsored by Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) under
the supervision of CBM Global Field Staff. Students will explore the application of Integral Mission theology and
theory in a developing country. Offered in partnership with CBM. Limited seats. Competitive application process.
Recommended prior study: EVAN 5033 or EVAN 5043.
EVAN 7033 Preaching Evangelistic and Expository Sermons
An advanced course in preaching with a special emphasis on the role of evangelism and the systematic exposition of
the Bible in the worship context. Various models of sermon planning and delivery will be considered. Cross-listed as
PAST 7033. Prerequisite: PAST 6043.
EVAN 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Evangelism
and Mission
Specialized courses in Evangelism and Mission offered from time to time.
EVAN 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Evangelism and Mission currently designed in consultation with, and
supervised by, Dr. Stephen McMullin.
EVAN 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
EVAN 7613, 7623 MA Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Evangelism and Mission.
EVAN 7913, 7923 MA Project
EVAN 7990 Continuance
EVAN 7916, 7926 Thesis

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Greek
GREEK 5013 Foundations of New Testament Greek 1
Careful study of the New Testament is based upon access to the language in which it was originally written. This
course will equip students to use the many tools available for the study of the New Testament in its original language.
In order to prepare students for careful and critical study foundational New Testament Greek grammar and
vocabulary will be covered.
GREE 5023 Foundations of New Testament Greek 2
This course builds on GREE 5013, focusing on developing vocabulary acquisition and a more in-depth understanding
of grammar. At the end of the course, students should be able to translate portions of the Greek New Testament.
Prerequisite: GREE 5013.
GREE 6013 Intermediate Greek
Intermediate Greek builds upon the foundation of an introductory year of Greek. The focus of the course is on
increasing students reading skill by building vocabulary, solidifying introductory grammatical foundations,
introducing the student to Greek syntax, and reading larger portions of New Testament text. Prerequisite: GREE 5013
and GREE 5023, or permission of the instructor based on qualifying test.
GREE 7013 Greek Exegesis of Matthew
In this course, students will study the Greek text of Matthews gospel by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical
skills learned in BIBL 5033 and Greek language skills learned in GREE 6013. In addition to the contents, context, and
interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition, theology, and Matthews portrait of Jesus will receive attention.
This course will provide students with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in Matthew and
other gospels. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, GREE 6013.
GREE 7023 Greek Exegesis of Luke
In this course students will study the Greek text Lukes gospel by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills
learned in BIBL 5033 and Greek language skills learned in GREE 6013. In addition to the contents, context, and
interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition, theology, relationship to the book of Acts, and Lukes portrait of
Jesus will receive attention. This course will provide students with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further
research in Luke and other gospels. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in,
GREE 6013.
GREE 7033 Greek Exegesis of John
In this course students will study the Greek text of Johns gospel by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills
learned in BIBL 5033 and the Greek language skills learned in GREE 6013. In addition to the contents, context, and
interpretive issues, authorship, date of composition, theology, and Johns portrait of Jesus will receive attention. This
course will provide students with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in John and other
gospels. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, GREE 6013.

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GREE 7043 Greek Exegesis of Romans and Galatians


In this course students will study the Greek text of the Epistles of Romans and Galatians by applying the hermeneutical
and exegetical skills learned in BIBL 5033 and the Greek language skills learned in GREE 6013. In addition to
studying the contents, contexts, and interpretive issues involved in the study of the apostle Pauls major epistles to the
churches in Galatia and in Rome, the epistles contribution to the Christian teaching regarding righteousness and
justification before God will be emphasized. This course will provide students with the foundation for preaching,
teaching, and further research in Romans, Galatians and other New Testament epistles. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033,
and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, GREE 6013.
GREE 7053 Greek Exegesis of Hebrews and James
In this course, students will study the epistle to the Hebrews and James by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical
skills learned in BIBL 5033 and the Greek language skills learned in GREE 6013. In addition to studying the contents,
contexts, and interpretive issues involved in the study of Hebrews and James, these letters contribution to the
Christian understanding of Jesus Christs saving work will be emphasized. This course will provide students with the
foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in Hebrews and other New Testament epistles. Prerequisite:
BIBL 5033, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, GREE 6013.
GREE 7063 Greek Exegesis of Philippians, Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon
In this course, students will study Pauls Prison Epistles by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned
in BIBL 5033 and the Greek language skills learned in GREE 6013. In addition to studying the contents, contexts, and
interpretive issues involved in the study of these epistles, these letters contribution to Christology and a life of integrity
in the face of adversity will be emphasized. This course will provide students with the foundation for preaching,
teaching, and further research in the Prison Epistles and other New Testament epistles. Prerequisite: BIBL 5033,
and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, GREE 6013.
GREE 7713 Study of the Septuagint of Genesis
In this course students will translate sections of the Greek version of Genesis, which dates from more than two
centuries before the time of Christ and which was used by the Early Church. Students will use both Greek and
Hebrew skills in the study of the books translation technique and will compare the Greek text to the Hebrew
text. Consideration will also be given to the use of this text in the New Testament. This course will develop Greek
translation skills, and will provide students with the foundation for advanced study in the Septuagint and further
research in Genesis. Prerequisite: GREE 6013, HEBR 5013, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in,
HEBR 5023.
GREE 7723 Study of the Septuagint of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings
In this course, students will translate sections of a Greek version of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, or 1 and 2 Kings,
dating from more than two centuries before the time of Christ and used by the Early Church. Students will use both
Greek and Hebrew skills in the study of the books translation technique and will compare the Greek text to the
Hebrew text. Consideration will also be given to the use of the texts in the New Testament. This course will develop
Greek translation skills, and will provide students with the foundation for advanced study in the Septuagint and
further research in the Septuagint. Prerequisite: GREE 6013, HEBR 5013, and completion of, or simultaneous
enrolment in, HEBR 5023.

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GREE 7733 Study of the Septuagint of 1 and 2 Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah


In this course students will translate selected texts of the Greek version of 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, or Nehemiah,
which date from two centuries before to two centuries after the time of Christ and which were used by the Early Church.
Students will use both Greek and Hebrew skills in the study of the books translation technique and will compare the
Greek text to the Hebrew text. Consideration will also be given to the use of the texts in the New Testament. This
course will develop Greek translation skills, and will provide students with the foundation for advanced study in the
Septuagint and further research in the Septuagint. Prerequisite: GREE 6013, HEBR 5013, and completion of, or
simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 5023.
GREE 7743 Study of the Greek versions of Daniel
In this course students will translate one of the Greek versions of the Book of Daniel (Old Greek or Theodotion),
which date from the second century before to second century after the time of Christ and which were used by the
Early Church. Students will use both Greek and Hebrew skills in the study of the books translation technique and
will compare the Greek text to the Hebrew-Aramaic text. Consideration will also be given to the use of the texts in the
New Testament. This course will develop Greek translation skills, and will provide students with the foundation for
advanced study in the Septuagint and further research in the Septuagint. Prerequisite: GREE 6013, HEBR 5013,
and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 5023.
GREE 7753 Study of the Septuagint of Amos and Isaiah
In this course students will translate selections of the Greek text of the Books of Amos and Isaiah which dates more
than two centuries before the time of Christ and which were used by the Early Church. Students will use both Greek
and Hebrew skills in the study of the books translation technique and will compare the Greek text to the Hebrew text.
Consideration will also be given to the use of the text in the New Testament. This course will develop Greek translation
skills, and will provide students with the foundation for advanced study in the Septuagint and further research in the
Septuagint. Prerequisite: GREE 6013, HEBR 5013, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR
5023.
GREE 7763 Study of the Septuagint of Psalms
In this course students will read sections of the Greek text of the Book of Psalms which date more than two centuries
before the time of Christ and which were used by the Early Church. Students will use both Greek and Hebrew skills in
the study of the books translation technique and will compare the Greek text to the Hebrew text. Consideration will
also be given to the use of the text in the New Testament. This course will develop Greek translation skills, and will
provide students with the foundation for advanced study in the Septuagint and further research in the Septuagint.
Prerequisite: GREE 6013, HEBR 5013, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 5023.
GREE 7913, 7923, 7933, 7943, 7953, 7963 Directed Study in Greek
Advanced independent study of Greek texts (Septuagint, New Testament, Apostolic Fathers, etc.) or grammar under
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Hebrew
HEBR 5013 Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 1
Careful study of the Old Testament is based upon access to the language in which it was originally written. This
course will equip students to access the many tools available for the study of the Old Testament in its original
language. In order to prepare students for careful and critical study foundational Hebrew grammar and vocabulary
will be covered.
HEBR 5023 Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 2
This course builds on HEBR 5013, focusing on developing vocabulary acquisition, and a more in-depth
understanding of grammar. By the end of the course, students should be able to translate portions of the Old
Testament. Prerequisite: HEBR 5013.
HEBR 6013 Intermediate Hebrew
Intermediate Hebrew builds upon the foundation of an introductory year of Hebrew. The focus of the course is
on increasing students reading skill by building vocabulary, solidifying introductory grammatical foundations,
introducing the student to Hebrew syntax, and reading larger portions of Old Testament text. Prerequisite: HEBR
5013 and HEBR 5023 or permission of the instructor based on qualifying test.
HEBR 7713 Hebrew Exegesis of Genesis
In this course students will study the Hebrew text of Book of Genesis by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical
skills learned in BIBL 5023 and the Hebrew language skills learned in HEBR 6013. This course will provide students
with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in Genesis and other Old Testament narratives.
Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 6013.
HEBR 7723 Hebrew Exegesis of Deuteronomistic History Texts
In this course students will study selected Hebrew texts from Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, or 1 and 2 Kings,
by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in BIBL 5023 and Hebrew language skills learned in
HEBR 6013. This course will provide students with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in
these books and other Old Testament narrative. Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and completion of, or simultaneous
enrolment in, HEBR 6013.
HEBR 7733 Hebrew Exegesis of 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah
In this course students will study the Hebrew text of the books of 1 and 2 Chronicles or Ezra-Nehemiah by applying
the hermeneutical and exegetical skills learned in BIBL 5023 and the Hebrew language skills learned in HEBR
6013. This course will provide students with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in 1 and 2
Chronicles or Ezra-Nehemiah and other Old Testament narrative. Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and completion of, or
simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 6013.

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HEBR 7743 Hebrew Exegesis of Daniel


In this course students will study the Hebrew text of the Book of Daniel by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical
skills learned in BIBL 5023 and the Hebrew language skills learned in HEBR 6013. This course will provide students
with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in Daniel and other prophetic literature.
Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 6013.
HEBR 7753 Hebrew Exegesis of Amos and Isaiah
In this course students will study the Hebrew text of the books of Amos and Isaiah by applying the hermeneutical and
exegetical skills learned in BIBL 5023 and the Hebrew language skills of HEBR 6013. This course will provide students
with the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in Amos, Isaiah and other prophetic literature.
Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 6013.
HEBR 7763 Hebrew Exegesis of Psalms
In this course students will study the Hebrew text of the Book of Psalms by applying the hermeneutical and exegetical
skills learned in BIBL 5023 and Hebrew language skills learned in HEBR 6013. This course will provide students with
the foundation for preaching, teaching, and further research in Psalms and other poetic literature. Prerequisite:
BIBL 5023, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 6013.
HEBR 7913, 7923, 7933, 7943, 7953, 7963 Directed Study in Hebrew
Advanced study of Hebrew texts or grammar under the supervision of a professor.
Interdisciplinary Study
IDST 6013 Research Methodology and Design
This course will enhance research and writing skills in order to equip students to successfully present a Master of
Arts thesis in a theological discipline. Students are introduced to research methodologies and critical thinking skills
necessary to a long sustained argument. The scholarly use of primary and secondary sources is discussed. Open only
to Master of Arts students.
Leadership
LEDR 5073 Leadership that Advances the Mission
This course will explore leadership theory and leadership arts that can help a Christian leader advance the mission
of the ministry he or she has been asked to lead. Topics to be explored will include: defining leadership and
followership, establishing and communicating vision, time management, communications, financial development
and stewardship, and growth strategies. Barriers to success in ministry leadership including failure, disappointment,
and conflict will also be discussed. Cross-listed as PAST 5073.

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LEDR 6023 Leadership and Youth Ministry


This course will explore contemporary leadership theory from a Christian perspective with a view toward applying
discoveries to ministry among youth. The course will include significant reflection on the student as a leader. Other
topics will include: leading change effectively, time management, stress management, budgeting, and recruiting a
leadership team. This course will also explore practical ways youth leaders can assist adolescents in developing their
leadership gifts. Cross-listed as YYAM 6023.
LEDR 6043 The Practice of Leadership in Contemporary Ministry
This course will explore the application of contemporary leadership theory to local church and other ministry
settings. Students will reflect on, and seek to contextualize, principles learned at The Leadership Summit. Offered in
partnership with The Leadership Center Willow Creek Canada.
LEDR 6063 Leading Healthy and Effective Churches
A study of healthy, growing churches in Atlantic Canada will include congregations in rural, small-town, and
urban settings. Students will visit churches, observe ministries, and listen to pastors. Students will be exposed to
congregations that have developed vibrant childrens ministries and are successfully integrating young families into
the congregation; have effective discipleship ministries; exhibit consistent numerical growth, including by baptism;
have effective team ministries; are effectively reaching and integrating young adults; and have a significant social
impact on their communities. Effective local church pastors and other church leaders will provide input and answer
questions about their ministries. Students will reflect together on the experience and consider how to apply the
lessons and principles learned. Cross-listed as EVAN 6063. Recommended prior study: EVAN 5013
LEDR 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Leadership
Specialized courses in Leadership offered from time to time.
LEDR 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Leadership currently designed in consultation with, and supervised by,
Dr. Bruce Fawcett.
LEDR 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
LEDR 7613 MA Guided Reading in Leadership
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Leadership.
LEDR 7913, 7923 MA Project
LEDR 7990 Continuance
LEDR 7916, 7926 Thesis

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Pastoral Care and Counselling


PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
This course is a study and exercise in understanding the nature, form, and purpose of the pastoral relationship in
bringing about healing and wholeness to those with whom we journey. Pastoral response involves understanding of
the situation of others and understanding ones self through a process of self-exploration and theological reflection.
Through the acquisition of relational, pastoral care, and counselling skills, each person will consider and form their
own identities and skills as caregivers who care for the body, mind, and spirit.
PACC 5023 Introduction to Chaplaincy
An overview of the profession of chaplaincy, exploring the diversity that exists in this ministry. A variety of specialists
will be involved in the course instruction through discipline-specific didactics, including prison chaplains, airport
chaplains, military chaplains, university chaplains, and chaplains who are involved in the business and healthcare
sectors. Students will be introduced to organizational and vocational aspects of these specialized ministerial settings.
In addition, students will begin developing theological understandings of the chaplains unique call and will begin
to develop a personal theology of care. Pastoral interventions will also be taught and competence developed in the
areas of crisis response, stress management, dealing with loss, death, and dying. There will also be the opportunity
for self-examination, where one might consider interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that influence ones own
relationships and faith development. Cross-listed as CHAP 5023.
PACC 5033 Introduction to Prison Ministry
This course considers the specialized form of ministry with persons who are incarcerated. Areas considered will
include the following: an historical view of corrections, the social structure of prisons, prison violence, understanding
the effect of guilt, grief, and shame in the prisoners life, worship, approaches to pastoral counselling, the development
of chaplaincy programs, and restorative justice. Cross-listed as CHAP 5023.
PACC 6013 Personal and Professional Ethics
In this course professional ethics in chaplaincy and counselling ministry settings will be considered. In this regard,
issues such as codes of conduct, personal rights and freedoms, pertinent legal issues, knowing ones professional
limits, how and when to make a referral, maintaining confidentiality, and standards for ongoing professional and
personal development will be addressed. Attention will also be given to ethical and religious concerns of a professional
working in a multi-faith context. Cross-listed as CHAP 6013.
PACC 7013 Counselling Adolescents and their Families
Addictions, eating disorders, self-injury, sexual choices, media saturation, sexual abuse, family breakdown, anxiety,
depression, and suicide these are the dark realities that mark the lives of many young people today. This class
is designed to address a number of these contemporary behavioural, emotional, and relational issues faced by
adolescents. It is meant to prepare the student for increased ministry effectiveness through a deeper awareness of
underlying issues affecting adolescents and their families today. Students will develop a greater level of freedom in
addressing and discussing these issues with both adolescents themselves and adults who intersect with the adolescent
world. Cross-listed as YYAM 7013. Recommended prior study: PACC 5013.

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PACC 7023 Marriage and Family Counselling


This course focuses on how to support couples and families in times of transition, difficulty, and crisis. Students will be
introduced to the structure and function of marriage, the various aspects of the marital relationship, family systems,
and ways the counsellor may approach premarital, marriage, and family counselling as a creative, preventative, and
healing ministry. Recommended prior study: PACC 5013.
PACC 7033 The Churchs Response to Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious and pervasive problem in contemporary society and in church congregations. This
course will define and explain what domestic violence is, provide an overview of current research, explain the role
of churches and church leaders in responding to the needs of victims, and provide information about accessing
community resources, all in the context of a Biblical understanding of care for those who suffer. The course will
consider the churchs response to social needs as an important aspect of witness.
PACC 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Pastoral
Care and Counselling
Specialized courses in Pastoral Care and Counselling offered from time to time.
PACC 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Pastoral Care and Counselling currently designed in consultation with,
and supervised by, Dr. Tracy Demmons.
PACC 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
PACC 7613, 7623 MA Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Pastoral Care and Counselling.
PACC 7913, 7923 MA Project
PACC 7990 Continuance
PACC 7916, 7926 Thesis
Pastoral Ministry
PAST 5013 Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
Students will consider the development of pastoral identity related to the call of God, a Biblical understanding of
the church, and the many expectations of pastors today. Students will engage with church-health principles in light
of their Biblical and theological foundations. Pastoral roles and practices will be explored to help students begin to
formulate their personal approach to pastoral leadership and ministry.

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PAST 5073 Leadership That Advances the Mission


This course will explore leadership theory and leadership arts that can help a Christian leader advance the mission of
the ministry he or she has been asked to lead. Topics to be explored will include: defining leadership and followership,
establishing and communicating vision, time management, communications, fund raising, and growth strategies.
Barriers to success in ministry leadership including failure, disappointment, and conflict will also be discussed.
Cross-listed as LEDR 5073.
PAST 6023 Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations
This course will consider how to give effective leadership to older, established congregations in order to bring
renewal and growth. Beginning with a Biblical understanding of renewal, students will consider the strengths and
weaknesses of established churches, why established churches dont change easily, and how to lead real change in an
established church. The typical life cycle of established congregations will be examined, along with ways to interrupt
the cycle. The course will examine both spiritual and social reasons for congregational decline, the effect of the social
environment on church life, and how to interact with contemporary society. The course will emphasize the pastors
leadership role in church renewal, and will look at practical ways to attract younger adults to a congregation of older
members. Cross-listed as EVAN 6023. Recommended prior study: EVAN 5013.
PAST 6043 Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
A study of the nature of preaching and worship as two inseparably linked practices that are integral/critical to the
health and growth of congregations. Participants will examine Biblical, historical, and contemporary practices
of preaching and worship, with a view of developing effective preaching that ignites engaging worship, thereby
empowering the Church for its mission in the world.
PAST 7013 Mentored Ministry 1
This course guides students in the formation of pastoral identity and in the development of ministry skills. This will
be accomplished in class through the integration of theory and theology under the direction of the professor, and
within a congregation chosen in consultation with the Director under the mentorship of a pastor. Minimum of 240
in-ministry hours required. May be completed in the summer or during the fall and winter semesters. Open only
to Master of Divinity students. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours. Completion of, or
concurrent registration in, PAST 5013, or permission of instructor.
PAST 7023 Mentored Ministry 2
This course guides students in the formation of pastoral identity and in the development of ministry skills. This
will be accomplished in class through the integration of theory and theology under the direction of the professor,
and within a congregation or other approved ministry setting, under the mentorship of a pastor or ministry leader.
Minimum of 240 in-ministry hours required. May be completed in the summer or during the fall and winter
semesters. Open only to Master of Divinity students. Prerequisite: PAST 7013 and completion of a minimum of
60 credit hours.
PAST 7033 Preaching Evangelistic and Expository Sermons
An advanced course in preaching with a special emphasis on the role of evangelism and the systematic exposition of
the Bible in the worship context. Various models of sermon planning and delivery will be considered. Cross-listed as
EVAN 7033. Prerequisite: PAST 6043.

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PAST 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Pastoral
Ministry
Specialized courses in Pastoral Ministry offered from time to time.
PAST 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Pastoral Ministry currently designed in consultation with, and
supervised by, Dr. Harry Gardner.
PAST 7353, 7363, 7373, 7383 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Pastoral Ministry currently designed in consultation with, and
supervised by, Dr. Lionel Moriah.
PAST 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
PAST 7916, 7926 Thesis
Spiritual Formation
SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
This course will consider the Biblical and theological foundations of Christian discipleship. Students will reflect on
the indispensible role that spiritual disciplines have in cultivating deeper Christian spiritual formation. While aimed
at those who are called to be leaders in the church, the course will also explore the application of spiritual disciplines
to the life of the church as a whole and to its mission in the world.
SPFM 7013 Pathways of Prayer: The Souls Quest for God
Prayer is as vital to the health and vibrancy of the soul of the church, as breathing is to the human body. This course
will consider the biblical and theological foundations of prayer and is designed to equip ministry leaders to lead and
encourage the church in the practice of consistent prayer as a vital aspect of our relationship with God and one another,
and a viable means of nurturing healthy growing congregations. Recommended prior study: SPFM 5013.
SPFM 7023 The Soul of Leadership
This personalized and individualized course will provide one-on-one spiritual direction, with a focus on the practice
of spiritual disciplines as a regular habit of those in Christian leadership. Students will be guided in developing
and implementing a plan for spiritual formation based on the Bible, selected historical models, and contemporary
practices of Christian spirituality. Prerequisite: SPFM 5013 or permission of the instructor.
SPFM 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Spiritual
Formation
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SPFM 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study


Independent research and writing courses in Leadership designed in consultation with, and supervised by, Dr. Harry
Gardner.
SPFM 7353, 7363, 7373, 7383 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Leadership currently designed in consultation with, and supervised by,
Dr. Lionel Moriah.
SPFM 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
SPFM 7613 MA Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Spiritual Formation.
SPFM 7913, 7923 MA Project
SPFM 7990 Continuance
SPFM 7916, 7926 Thesis
Theology
THEO 5013 Christian Theology I
An introduction to Christian doctrine and theological inquiry. Students will become familiar with theological
methods and approaches to the use of biblical data, theological literature, and personal transformation in shaping
their theological identities. This first course in Theology will focus upon prolegomena and the doctrines of God
(including revelation), Christ, and Holy Spirit. An overall Trinitarian orientation will be developed through the
image of an integrated web rather than traditional vertical categories or silos. Various theological sub-disciplines will
be used, including biblical, historical, and systematic approaches and priority will be given to evangelical emphases.
THEO 5023 Christian Theology II
This course will focus on doctrinal areas of humanity, sin (including evil and theodicy), salvation, the church, and
last things. Students will become familiar with various theologians of the contemporary era and the application of
theological method to specific projects and questions. Methods observed and employed will give attention to biblical,
historical, and systematic theological approaches with emphasis upon evangelical responses to theological issues.
Recommended prior study: THEO 5013
THEO 6013 Christian Ethics
An introduction to the methods and processes of Christian moral concerns and appropriate responses. In the context
of classical thinkers and schools, the range of Christian ethics will be presented, with special attention to categories of
ethical inquiry such as race/ethnicity, sexuality, bioethics, the environment, peace and justice, and global concerns/
human rights, especially from a Canadian perspective. In developing blended strategies for decision-making
(deontological, teleological, character ethics, etc.), priority will be given to the use of key biblical texts and viewing
the church as an ethical community. Recommended prior study: THEO 5013, 5023

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THEO 7013 Theology in the First Five Centuries


A seminar in the development of Christian theology in the first through the fifth centuries. Using major writers and
primary texts in translation, themes such as church, ministry, the sacraments/ordinances, community, and authority
will be examined. Major emphasis upon the doctrines of Christ and Trinity in debates and conciliar discussions.
Students will explore the approaches suggested by the work of W.H.C. Frend, W. Meeks, J. Pelikan, A. McGrath,
R. Williams, T. Oden, and G. R. Evans. Attention will be given to the emergence of orthodox and non-orthodox
interpretations. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, THEO 5013 and CHUR 5013, or
permission of instructor.
THEO 7023 Theology of the Reformers
Seminar in the several theological traditions that emerged in the reforming movements of the 15th and 16th
centuries: Lollardry, Hussite, Lutheran, Reformed (Zwingli and Calvin), Radical/Anabaptists, Anglican, and Catholic
(Erasmus and St. Therese). Leading theologians will be examined in context, and the importance of emerging
confessions will be underscored. Major thinkers to be used for essay orientation and analysis include: R. Bainton, S.
Ozment; G.H. Williams; H. Oberman; C. Lindberg; and H. Hillerbrand. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent
enrolment in, THEO 5013 or 5023, and CHUR 5013, or permission of instructor.
THEO 7033 Contemporary Theology
Seminar focused on Post-Enlightenment theological trends comprising the discussion at present. Categories include
19th century Liberalism, rise of Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism, Neo-Orthodoxy, Neo-Evangelicalism, Radical
Theology, Post-Foundationalism, Process Theology, Paleo-Orthodoxy, Radical Orthodoxy, Pentecostal voices, and the
critiques of New Atheism and Non-Theism. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, THEO 5013
or 5023, and CHUR 5013, or permission of instructor.
THEO 7043 Christology: The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
A foundational seminar in the development of theological thought about the person and work of Jesus Christ. Biblical
themes from Hebrew prophecies and the narratives of the New Testament include (Christology from below): birth
and infancy; Jesus teaching as a rabbi; work in healing; crucifixion and resurrection; post-resurrection; ascension;
and parousia. These themes will be integrated with doctrinal categories (including Christology from above) like: the
pre-existent Christ with the Father; Christ in Creation; the two natures of Christ; Christ and the Spirit; the Saviour
as atonement for sin; Christ as Judge, Christ in the church and sacraments/ordinances; the Lordship of Christ; the
finality of Christ; and the Eternal Christ. Major recent Christological theologians for this course include K. Barth;
R. Aldwinckle; W. Pannenberg; E. Schillebeeckx; P. Knitter; N.T. Wright; R. E. Brown; D. Migliore; and C. E. Gunton.
Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, THEO 5013 or 5023, and BIBL 5023, 5033, or
permission of instructor.
THEO 7053 Holy Spirit
Seminar in the doctrine of the Holy Spirit that first plumbs the theological history of discussion of the person and work of
the Holy Spirit. Key biblical texts will be addressed. This will include early church, medieval, Radical Reformation, and
contemporary Pentecostal and Charismatic contributions. Attention will be given to the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit, the
Spirit in the nurture of believers (sanctification), spirituality in the Church, the Spirits work in human culture, and overall in
creation and consummation. , Contemporary literature that will orient student work include: L.S. Chafer; G. Fee; J. Dunn; D.
Bloesch; D. Dayton; H. Cox; W. Pannenberg; C. H. Pinnock; G. Atter; J. Wimber; and W. & J. Menzies. Prerequisite: Completion
of, or concurrent enrolment in, THEO 5013, and BIBL 5023, 5033, or permission of instructor.

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THEO 7063 Eschatology


Seminar in various approaches to the doctrine of last things. Using eschatological issues as basic human questions,
students will work with categories of Christian eschatological discourse: death, resurrection, judgment, Jesus
Christ, consummation, and eternal life. In addition to gathering biblical data (including the apocalyptic and
messianic traditions), attention will be given to evaluating various schools of interpretation, including: chiliasm,
the Augustinian model, Joachimism, covenantal theology, dispensationalism, Barthianism, realized eschatology,
kingdom thought, theology of hope, logical positivism, eco-eschatology, the Orthodox and Catholic traditions,
Process thinking, and nihilism. The historic creeds will provide a frame of reference for building an authentically
Christian eschatology. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, THEO 5023, BIBL 5023 and
5033, or permission of instructor.
THEO 7113 Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context
This course has three objectives: to survey the theological content of the major religious voices in our contemporary
context; to observe and learn the dialogical method of interfaith theological conversations; and to provide Christian
thinkers with an adequate theological response to other religious traditions that is informed and evangelical. Class
presentations and major projects will involve Christianity and Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism
(including the post-Holocaust School), Bahai, and Post-theism, New Atheism, and selected New Religious
Movements. Major interaction with the work of K. Barth, C. Braaten, P. Knitter, H. Kng, D. J. Hall, W. L. Craig, S.
Escobar, R. Stark, B. Wilson, and A. McGrath. Prerequisites: THEO 5013, 5023, or permission of instructor.
THEO 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Theology
Specialized courses in Theology offered from time to time.
THEO 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Theology currently designed in consultation with, and supervised by,
Dr. William Brackney.
THEO 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
THEO 7613, 7623 MA Guided Reading in Theology
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Theology.
THEO 7813, 7823 MA Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought
An advanced seminar in which MA students engage in significant research and present their findings to their student
and faculty colleagues.
THEO 7916, 7926 MA Thesis
THEO 7990 Continuance

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Youth and Young Adult Ministry


YYAM 5013 Youth and Family Ministry
An introduction to ministry to families and youth in the local church. The first half of this course will examine the
state and influence of families; the importance of ministering to families; partnering with, and empowering, parents
to spiritually nurture their children; using milestones and rites of passage in ministry. The second half of this course
will examine the history of youth ministry; developing a theology and philosophy of youth ministry; understanding
youth culture; the importance and role of short term mission; evangelism and discipleship; relational youth ministry;
choosing and developing curriculum; as well as promotion and recruitment.
YYAM 6023 Leadership and Youth Ministry
This course will explore contemporary leadership theory from a Christian perspective with a view toward applying
discoveries to ministry among youth. The course will include significant reflection on the student as a leader. Other
topics will include: leading change effectively, time management, stress management, budgeting, and recruiting a
leadership team. This course will also explore practical ways youth leaders can assist adolescents in developing their
leadership gifts. Cross-listed as LEDR 6023.
YYAM 6033 Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth
This course will examine the theological urgency and some practical methods of intentional evangelism and
discipleship in youth ministry. Attention will be given to understanding the making of disciples as the primary
mandate of the Church, building a theological rationale for youth evangelism and discipleship, and learning
practical ways to create a culturally relevant youth ministry built around evangelism and discipleship.
YYAM 6043 Reaching and Retaining Young Adults
This course will examine the changing young adult (18-30) culture. Through examining demographic and
developmental issues, students will explore ministry implications for local churches. Various models will be
introduced as students are taught how to develop effective and contextualized young adult ministries. Cross-listed
as EVAN 6043.
YYAM 6053 Youth Ministry and Short term Mission
An exploration of the strategic value and importance of integrating short-term mission into youth ministry. Topics
will include: a history of the mission tour movement, choosing a mission project, preparation for a mission trip,
traveling with youth, financing mission projects, evaluation and follow-up, and overseas mission. In addition,
student will explore organizing a large-scale project. Cross-listed as EVAN 6053.

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YYAM 7013 Counselling Adolescents and their Families


Addictions, eating disorders, self-injury, sexual choices, media saturation, sexual abuse, family breakdown, anxiety,
depression, and suicide these are the dark realities that mark the lives of many young people today. This class is
designed to address a number of these contemporary behavioural, emotional, and relational issues faced by new
millennium adolescents. It is meant to prepare the student for increased ministry effectiveness through a deeper
awareness of underlying issues affecting adolescents and their families today. Students will develop a greater level of
freedom in addressing and discussing these issues with both adolescents themselves and adults who intersect with the
adolescent world. Cross-listed as PACC 7013. Recommended prior study: PACC 5013
YYAM 7213, 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Youth and
Young Adult Ministry
Specialized courses in Youth and Young Adult Ministry offered from time to time.
YYAM 7313, 7323, 7333, 7343 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Youth and Young Adult Ministry currently designed in consultation
with, and supervised by, Dr. Bruce Fawcett.
YYAM 7413, 7423, 7433, 7443 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Youth Ministry and Young Adult currently designed in consultation
with, and supervised by, Dr. Jody Linkletter.
YYAM 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543 Directed Study
Independent research and writing courses in Youth Ministry and Young Adult currently designed in consultation
with, and supervised by, Rev. Dale Stairs.
YYAM 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study
YYAM 7613, 7623 MA Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry
A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
YYAM 7913, 7923 MA Project
YYAM 7990 Continuance
YYAM 7916, 7926 Thesis

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Doctor of Ministry
Purpose
The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is an in-ministry professional degree that is practical in its orientation
and seeks to advance the understanding and practice of ministry. This takes place in part through a critical selfassessment of ones current ministry within the context of a theological understanding of ministry. The program is
designed to stimulate participants toward excellence in the practice of ministry with the goal of strengthening the
church or ministry in which the candidate has been called to serve, as well as the church at large. It is a degree that
is specifically designed to enhance the participants capability in the professional ministry to which God has called
him or her. Therefore, although the degree will advance the individual in knowledge and academic learning, it will
do so emphasizing the application of that knowledge to the students ministry setting.
Program Goals
It is the purpose of this degree program to stimulate the participant to discover new levels of excellence in ministry.
This degree will integrate theological knowledge and the practice of ministry, better equipping the participants
as practicing theologians for the 21st century. Through course work, study, theological reflection, and peer and
faculty interaction, the individual will advance towards a synthesis of theory and practice in a meaningful research
thesis-project.
This program encourages and welcomes men and women of all denominations and ministries so that the learning
experience might be enriched and so that students might be strengthened through the interaction of a variety of
traditions.
The goals of the program include:
1.
2.
3.
4.

To advance the practice of ministry.


To evaluate and advance professional goals in vocational ministry by the development of a mature philosophy
and theology of ministry, which informs the practice of ministry.
To demonstrate advanced competence in ministry through a supervised development and implementation of
a thesis-project related to Christian ministry.
To advance knowledge of the practice of ministry by making a useful contribution to the literature of
professional church-related ministry.

Admissions
1.

The admission process comprises three elements:


a. A statement which clarifies the applicants academic, motivational, and professional admissibility to
the program;
b. A church, ministry, or denominational commendation of the applicants candidacy, indicating support
for his/her participation throughout the program;

For application forms, visit the Admissions section of www.AcadiaDiv.ca.


2.

Normally, applicants for admission to the D.Min. program should have three years of ministry experience,
preferably following the completion of the M.Div. degree or its educational equivalent, and should have
served at least one year in their present ministry position at the time of application.

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Normally, an interview (usually by phone) with the Director of the program will be required of all candidates
for admission.

Program Requirements
The D.Min. program offers a high level of flexibility both in its focus and in its implementation. Participants may,
through electives, directed studies, transfer credits, and the thesis-project, focus on a special area of interest.
The program consists of 33 credit hours of course work plus a thesis:
Course Work
Orientation
Ministry Mentoring and Reflection
Ministry electives
Biblical Studies electives
Theology electives
Research Methodology
Comprehensive Evaluation
Thesis

Credit Hours per Course # of Courses Required Total Credit Hours


1
1
1
3
1
3
3
4
12
3
2
6
3
2
6
2
1
2
3
1
3
Sub-Total
12
33
12
Total
45

A Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 point scale) must be achieved for candidates to be eligible to
receive the D.Min. degree. No course with a grade of less than B- (2.67) may be presented for the degree.
Areas of Concentration
This degree requires all participants to take two core courses in both Biblical Studies and Theology. In addition,
each student can choose a specific area of focus based on his or her personal ministry interests. Areas of focus for
recent graduates have included: pastoral care, evangelism, church growth, church renewal, preaching, worship,
spiritual formation, chaplaincy, counselling, and leadership. These or other concentrations in ministry may be
explored within the program through:
a.
b.
c.
d.

Ministry elective courses, offered on campus;


Directed Studies, under the supervision of persons, approved by the Director, who are qualified and
experienced in the fields of special focus;
Transfer credits, from other ATS-accredited doctoral programs or university graduate programs,
provided these are approved by the Director in advance; or
Arrow Leadership Ministries. Acadia is the only Canadian seminary to have established a doctoral-level
relationship with Arrow Leadership Ministries (ALM), an excellent leadership training program for
approved participants between the ages of 25 and 40. This two-year program carries four ministry
elective credits in the Acadia program, and ALM and ADC share responsibility in the joint-appointment
of ADC Ministry Mentors and ALM Mentors. Students may be in both programs simultaneously, although
the Arrow program most easily fits the D.Min. program after the completion of one year in the D.Min.

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Course Planning For Completion in Four Years:

Normally, the Doctor of Ministry takes four years to complete. Students who are on sabbatical may choose to accelerate
their program. Students may also choose to extend their program beyond the four years. The statute of limitations for
the degree is a maximum of six years. Students normally spend two to four weeks on campus each year.
The following is a typical program sequence, which is recommended, but not required.
Fall
On campus
Orientation
Ministry elective
On campus
Ministry elective

On campus
Ministry elective

Winter
YEAR ONE
At home
Ministry Mentoring and Reflection
YEAR TWO
At home
Ministry elective or directed study
YEAR THREE
At home
Preparation of draft chapter of
thesis and papers for Comprehensive
Evaluation

Spring
On campus
Biblical Studies elective
Theology elective
On campus
Biblical Studies elective
Theology elective
At home
Comprehensive Evaluation

Research Methodology
At home
Thesis

YEAR FOUR
At home
Thesis

Graduation

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Doctor of Ministry Courses


DMIN 8111 Orientation
Orientation, the first component of the program, is a two-day introduction to Acadia and the Doctor of Ministry
experience. Students normally complete the orientation before commencing their course work.
DMIN 8112 Research Methodology
This course is a four-day introduction to applied research at the doctoral level. The seminar is designed to help the
student develop his or her thesis proposal for presentation to faculty.
DMIN 8123 Ministry Mentoring and Reflection
Participants establish an interactive learning relationship with a trained ministry mentor, who becomes a
senior friend, mentor, advisor, objective evaluator, and advocate. Selection of a mentor is made by D.Min. staff in
consultation with the participant and will be dependent on location, denominational affiliation, and other relevant
factors.
DMIN 8133 Comprehensive Evaluation
Admission to Doctor of Ministry candidacy status (thus permitting the student to engage in thesis research and
writing) is dependent upon a successful evaluation of participants growth and integration of thought, practice, and
scholarship. Participants must request their Comprehensive Evaluation interview in the year before they anticipate
writing their thesis. The Comprehensive Evaluation has three components:
1. A 3,000-4,000 word self-evaluation, in which the participant evaluates the course work taken, the
interactive learning experiences, and the ways by which the program has contributed to personal
growth and a higher level of excellence in ministry. This self-evaluation is then compared with the
reports of the ministry mentor as well as the records of faculty from whom courses have been taken
within the program.
2. A 3,000-4,000 word paper summarizing My Theology and Practice of Ministry, which demonstrates
the prospective candidates development from the inception of doctoral studies.
3. A draft chapter for the students thesis demonstrating his or her ability to research and write at the
doctoral level.
Normally, the Comprehensive Evaluation committee is made up of a member of the D.Min. staff and one other
faculty person who conduct an on-campus oral interview.
DMIN 8213, 8223, 8233, 8243, 8253, 8263, 8273, 8283, 8293 Advanced Biblical
Studies for Ministry Practitioners
These courses provide an opportunity for students to engage in biblical studies at an advanced level with a view
toward the application of their studies to their ministry. For a list of upcoming courses, please consult the ADC
website.

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DMIN 8313, 8323, 8333, 8343, 8353, 8363, 8373, 8383, 8393 Advanced Theology for
Ministry Practitioners
These courses provide an opportunity for students to engage in the study of theology or historical theology at an
advanced level with a view toward the application of their studies to their ministry. For a list of upcoming courses
please consult the ADC website.
DMIN 8413, 8423, 8433, 8443, 8453, 8463, 8473, 8483, 8493 Advanced Studies in
Christian Ministry
These courses provide an opportunity for students to engage in the study of Christian ministry at an advanced level.
For a list of upcoming courses, please consult the ADC website.
DMIN 8513, 8523, 8533, 8543, 8553, 8563, 8573, 8583, 8593 Directed Study
D.Min. students are given the opportunity to focus their degree program by designing and implementing specialty
study courses. Such courses are offered at the students request, subject to the Directors and the professors agreement.
See the Doctor of Ministry Handbook for the regulations governing directed studies.
DMIN 8616, 8626 Thesis-Project
Under the direction of a thesis supervisor, appointed by the Director in consultation with the candidate, the doctoral
candidate will design, implement, and report on a major research project.
DMIN 8960 Continuance
This course is designated for approved D.Min. students who extend their studies beyond the fourth year of registration.
This course maintains the continuing status of the student within the Doctor of Ministry program and within the
university system.

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Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Theology
Purpose
The Bachelor of Theology is a first degree designed to equip those called to exercise leadership in the Christian
community. In addition to an introduction to the Bible and the history of Christian thought, this program will
also provide current and proven ministry approaches that make a difference in the lives of people. A foundation
in arts and science provides an historical and current context for the practice of ministry. The ordination track is
specifically designed to meet the ordination requirements of some denominations and churches.
Academic Admission Requirement
Those applying to the Bachelor of Theology normally have a High School diploma.
Program Requirements
A grade of 2.0 is necessary for each course in order to apply that course toward the Bachelor of Theology degree. A
CGPA of 2.0 is necessary to graduate. The Statute of Limitations is seven years.

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Bachelor of Theology1
(normally for individuals not seeking ordination)
Course Number Course Name
Credit Hours
Arts and Science
English electives (normally at the 1000-level)
6
Economics, Political Science, or Sociology electives
6
Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math, or other Science electives
6
Classics, History, Philosophy, or Music electives
6
Language electives2
6
Biblical Studies
BIBL 2013
Interpreting the Bible
3
BIBL 3013
Introduction to the Old Testament 1
3
BIBL 3023
Introduction to the Old Testament 2
3
BIBL 3033
Introduction to the New Testament 1
3
BIBL 3043
Introduction to the New Testament 2
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 2033
History of Christianity
3
THEO 3013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 3023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 3033
Christian Ethics
3
Ministry Electives
(to be chosen from Leadership, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Discipleship, or Evangelism and Mission)
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Ministry elective
3
Electives3 (to be chosen from any university Faculty, including Theology)
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. This degree alone is not intended to prepare individuals for Ordained Ministry. Prospective students seeking ordination should
consult their denomination or church to determine ordination requirements before commencing a program of study.
2. Greek and Hebrew recommended
3. Pastoral Ministry courses excluded.

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Bachelor of Theology Ordination Track


(normally for individuals seeking ordination)1
Course Number Course Name
Credit Hours
Arts and Science
English electives (normally at the 1000-level)
6
Economics, Political Science, or Sociology electives
6
Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math, or other Science electives
6
Classics, History, Philosophy, Language2, or Music electives
6
Biblical Studies
BIBL 2013
Interpreting the Bible
3
BIBL 3013
Introduction to the Old Testament 1
3
BIBL 3023
Introduction to the Old Testament 2
3
BIBL 3033
Introduction to the New Testament 1
3
BIBL 3043
Introduction to the New Testament 2
3
Christian Thought
CHUR 2033
History of Christianity
3
THEO 3013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 3023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 3033
Christian Ethics
3
Ministry
EVAN 3013
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
3
EVAN 3023
Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations
3
SPFM 3013
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
3
PAST 3043
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
3
PAST 3013
Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
3
DISP 3013
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
3
PACC 3013
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
3
PAST 4013
Mentored Ministry 1
3
PAST 4023
Mentored Ministry 2
3
YYAM 3013
Youth and Family Ministry
3
Electives3 (Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry)
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
90
1. Individuals seeking ordination within the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches should note that those under 35 years of age are
required to complete a Master of Divinity degree to be approved for ordination.
2. Greek and Hebrew recommended.
3. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 3023). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

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Certificate in Christian Studies


Purpose
The Certificate in Christian Studies is a 30-credit hour undergraduate-level program designed to provide those
interested in ministry with a foundation of Biblical Studies, Theology, Christian History, and practical Ministry courses
to equip people to be effective volunteer leaders in their church or ministry. The credits earned in the Certificate can be
applied toward a Bachelor of Theology degree. This Certificate is awarded by Acadia Divinity College.
Academic Admission Requirement
Those applying to the Certificate in Christian Studies normally have a High School diploma.
Program Requirements
A grade point of 2.00 is necessary for each course in order for that course to apply toward the Certificate.
Course Number Course Title
Credit Hours
Biblical Studies
Choose 3
BIBL 2013
Interpreting the Bible
3
BIBL 3013
Introduction to the Old Testament 1
3
BIBL 3023
Introduction to the Old Testament 2
3
BIBL 3033
Introduction to the New Testament 1
3
BIBL 3043
Introduction to the New Testament 2
3
Christian Thought Choose 2
CHUR 2033
History of Christianity
3
THEO 3013
Christian Theology 1
3
THEO 3023
Christian Theology 2
3
THEO 3033
Christian Ethics
3
Ministry Electives
EVAN (elective) or Evangelism and Mission or
3
LEDR (elective) or Leadership or
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
3
EVAN (elective) or Evangelism and Mission or
LEDR (elective) or Leadership or
DISP (elective) or Discipleship or
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
YYAM (elective)
3
EVAN (elective) or Evangelism and Mission or
LEDR (elective) or Leadership or
DISP (elective) or Discipleship or
YYAM (elective)
Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, Leadership, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Discipleship, or Evangelism
and Mission Electives
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
30

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Certificate in Ministerial Studies


Purpose
The Certificate in Ministerial Studies is an undergraduate-level non-credit program designed to provide those over
55 years of age who are seeking ordination with a foundation of Biblical Studies, Theology, Christian History, and
practical Ministry. Applicants should normally have been accepted by their church or denomination as a candidate
for ordination. This Certificate is awarded by Acadia Divinity College.
Academic Admission Requirement
Those applying to the Certificate in Ministerial Studies must be over 55 years of age and have no formal education
beyond the High School level.
Program Requirements
To earn a completion certificate, students in this program must pass every course and earn an average of at least
55%. Course expectations are adjusted by the professor after determining the students capacity.
Course Number
Biblical Studies
BIBL 2013
BIBL 3013
BIBL 3023
BIBL 3033
BIBL 3043
Christian Thought
CHUR 2033
THEO 3013
THEO 3023
THEO 3033
CHUR 30231
Ministry
EVAN 3013
EVAN 3023
SPFM 3013
PAST 3043
PAST 3013
DISP 3013
PACC 3013
PAST 4013
PAST 4023
YYAM 3013

Course Name
Interpreting the Bible
Introduction to the Old Testament 1
Introduction to the Old Testament 2
Introduction to the New Testament 1
Introduction to the New Testament 2
History of Christianity
Christian Theology 1
Christian Theology 2
Christian Ethics
Baptist History and Polity
Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations
Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
Transformational Discipleship Ministry
Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
Mentored Ministry 1
Mentored Ministry 2
Youth and Family Ministry

1. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist History and Polity (CHUR 3023). Those seeking ordination within
another denominational family should contact the Academic Dean regarding a Directed Study or alternate option for meeting
denominational studies requirements within their tradition.

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Minor in Theological Studies


Undergraduate students from any faculty and discipline at Acadia University may choose to minor in Theological
Studies. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts are required to complete 24 hours and students pursuing a Bachelor
of Science are required to complete 12 hours chosen from: BIBL 2013, BIBL 2023, BIBL 3013, BIBL 3023, BIBL
3033, BIBL 3043, CHUR 2033, GREE 3013, GREE 3023, HEBR 3013, HEBR 3023, THEO 3013, THEO 3203, or
THEO 3033. For advice on course selection students may wish to consult the Acadia Divinity College Registrar or
the Director of the Undergraduate Studies.

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BAPTIST STUDIES
BAPT 3013 Baptist History and Polity
This course is a survey of Baptist history and of Baptist principles and polity. Baptist principles and polity flow from
both Baptist history and their distinct theological interpretations drawn from Scripture. Students will learn to
understand both the past and the present of the people called Baptists. This course will satisfy the history and polity
ordination requirement within the Canadian Baptist context. Cross-listed as CHUR 3023.
Bible
BIBL 2013 Interpreting the Bible
This course on how to interpret the Christian Scriptures examines and integrates practical and theoretical perspectives
on the Biblical writings. Students will learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible. Among the various subjects
discussed are: Bible translations, text and context, literary genres, and the influence of our own cultural context on
interpretation.
BIBL 2023 Survey of the Bible
This course lays the foundation for advanced study of the Bible by helping students acquire knowledge of the basic
contents and narrative of the Bible.
BIBL 3013 Introduction to the Old Testament 1
An examination of Genesis through Nehemiah. This course will survey these texts within the historical, political, and
religious contexts of the Ancient Near East, and will introduce the student to the academic, literary, and theological
study of this section of the Bible.
BIBL 3023 Introduction to the Old Testament 2
An examination of Esther through Malachi. This course will survey these texts within the historical, political, and
religious contexts of the Ancient Near East, and will introduce the student to the academic, literary, and theological
study of this section of the Bible.
BIBL 3033 Introduction to the New Testament 1
An examination of the New Testament gospels. This course will survey these texts within their 1st century historical,
political, and religious contexts, and will introduce the student to the academic, literary, and theological study of this
section of the Bible.
BIBL 3043 Introduction to the New Testament 2
An examination of Acts - Revelation. This course will survey these texts within their Greco-Roman contexts, and will
introduce the student to the academic, literary, and theological study of these sections of the Bible.

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BIBL 3053 Israel Study Tour


A study tour in Israel and the Palestinian Territories (and surrounding areas as possible) designed to introduce the
geography of the land and to shed light on events of the Old and New Testaments and the intertestamental period.
Some consideration will also be given to the role that Christians and the Church have played in the land in ancient
and modern times.
Christian History
CHUR 2033 History of Christianity
Christianity developed out of the context of the Roman world as a new movement, beginning with Jesus and over time
spreading to the rest of the world. This course will explore the development of different traditions and denominations,
the emergence of theological ideas, and the changes in the Church as has grown and interacted with culture.

CHUR 3023 Baptist History and Polity


This course is a survey of Baptist history and of Baptist principles and polity. Baptist principles and polity flow from
both Baptist history and their distinct theological interpretations drawn from Scripture. Students will learn to
understand both the past and the present of the people called Baptists. This course will satisfy the history and polity
ordination requirement within the Canadian Baptist context. Cross-listed as BAPT 3013.
Discipleship
DISP 3013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry
Seeks to equip students to become transformational leaders in the discipleship ministries of their churches.
Recognizing the uniqueness of every ministry context, the course presents pedagogies, programs and models that
can lead to transformation in the life of individual believers as well as the corporate faith community. Provides a
vision for implementing the educational ministry of the local church and seeks to address its challenges.
DISP 4013 Faith Development through Small Groups
Explores the place of small groups within the wider ministry of the church in church in nurturing Christian spiritual
growth both in the individual and in the community of faith. Provides a practical knowledge of small-group
ministry with its benefits and challenges and of various models, approaches and leadership training. Recommended
prior study: DISP 3013
DISP 4213, 4223, 4233, 4243, 4253, 4263, 4273, 4283, 4293 Special Topics in Discipleship
Specialized courses in Discipleship offered from time to time.

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Evangelism and Mission


EVAN 3013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
The aim of this course is to provide the theological and practical tools necessary to reach people in contemporary
society with the good news of Jesus Christ. This course will provide the student with a theology of evangelism that
focuses specifically on the evangelistic mission of the church in contemporary society. The course will provide a
comprehensive understanding of current changes and trends in Canadian society as they relate to religious beliefs
and practices. Students will develop a practical understanding of how congregations can effectively engage their
communities and successfully reach people with the gospel and integrate new members into the congregation.
EVAN 3023 Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations
This course will consider how to give effective leadership to older, established congregations in order to bring renewal and
growth. Beginning with a Biblical understanding of renewal, students will consider the strengths and weaknesses of established
churches, why established churches dont change easily, and how to lead real change in an established church. The typical
life cycle of established congregations will be examined, along with ways to interrupt the cycle. The course will examine both
spiritual and social reasons for congregational decline, the effect of the social environment on church life, and how to interact
with contemporary society. The course will emphasize the pastors leadership role in church renewal, and will look at practical
ways to attract younger adults to a congregation of older members. Recommended prior study: EVAN 3013.
EVAN 3033 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Building on a Biblical rationale for world evangelization, this course examines the challenges involved in, and skills necessary
for, communicating the gospel cross-culturally. The course considers the components necessary for strategic and intelligent
planning in the missionary task of the Church. Students are given the necessary perspectives for effective participation in the
complex tasks of world evangelization and international development. New avenues and opportunities available for involvement
in world missions at home or abroad are examined.
EVAN 3043 Integral Mission
This course explores, from a multidisciplinary approach, the role of the church in bringing shalom (peace with justice)
to a broken world. In integral mission, word and deed are woven together. Students will explore the implications of the
Christian Gospel within the psycho-social, economic, political, environmental and spiritual realm of human suffering.
Offered in partnership with CBM (Canadian Baptist Ministries).
EVAN 3053 Youth Ministry and Short-term Mission
An exploration of the strategic value and importance of integrating short-term mission into youth ministry. Topics will
include: a history of the mission tour movement, choosing a mission project, preparation for a mission trip, traveling
with youth, financing mission projects, evaluation and follow-up, and overseas mission. In addition, student will explore
organizing a large-scale project. Cross-listed as YYAM 3053.

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EVAN 3063 Leading Healthy and Effective Churches


A study of healthy, growing churches in Atlantic Canada will include congregations in rural, small-town, and urban settings.
Students will visit churches, observe ministries, and listen to pastors. Students will be exposed to congregations that have
developed vibrant childrens ministries and are successfully integrating young families into the congregation; have effective
discipleship ministries; exhibit consistent numerical growth, including by baptism; have effective team ministries; are
effectively reaching and integrating young adults; and have a significant social impact on their communities. Effective
local church pastors and other church leaders will provide input and answer questions about their ministries. Students will
reflect together on the experience and consider how to apply the lessons and principles learned. Cross-listed as LEDR 3063.
Recommended prior study: EVAN 3013.
EVAN 4043 Reaching and Retaining Young Adults
This course will examine the changing young adult (18-30) culture. Through examining demographic and
developmental issues, students will explore ministry implications for local churches. Various models will be
introduced as students are taught how to develop effective and contextualized young adult ministries. Cross-listed
as YYAM 3043.
EVAN 4213, 4223, 4233, 4243, 4253, 4263, 4273, 4283, 4293 Special Topics in Evangelism
and Mission
Specialized courses in Evangelism and Mission offered from time to time.
Greek
GREE 3013 Foundations of New Testament Greek 1
Careful study of the New Testament is based upon access to the language in which it was originally written. This
course will equip students to use the many tools available for the study of the New Testament in its original language.
In order to prepare students for careful and critical study, foundational New Testament Greek grammar and
vocabulary will be covered.
GREE 3023 Foundations of New Testament Greek 2
This course builds on GREE 3013, focusing on developing vocabulary acquisition and a more in-depth understanding
of grammar. At the end of the course, students should be able to translate portions of the Greek New Testament.
Prerequisite: GREE 3013.
Hebrew
HEBR 3013 Foundations Biblical Hebrew 1
Careful study of the Old Testament is based upon access to the language in which it was originally written. This
course will equip students to access the many tools available for the study of the Old Testament in its original
language. In order to prepare students for careful and critical study, foundational Hebrew grammar and vocabulary
will be covered.
HEBR 3023 Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 2
This course builds on HEBR 3013, focusing on developing vocabulary acquisition, and a more in-depth
understanding of grammar. By the end of the course, students should be able to translate portions of the Old
Testament. Prerequisite: HEBR 3013.

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Leadership
LEDR 3023 Leadership and Youth Ministry
This course will explore contemporary leadership theory from a Christian perspective with a view toward applying
discoveries to ministry among youth. The course will include significant reflection on the student as a leader. Other
topics will include: leading change effectively, time management, stress management, budgeting, and recruiting a
leadership team. This course will also explore practical ways youth leaders can assist adolescents in developing their
leadership gifts. Cross-listed as YYAM 3023.
LEDR 3043 The Practice of Leadership in Contemporary Ministry
The application of contemporary leadership theory to local church and other ministry settings. Students will reflect
on, and seek to contextualize, principles learned at The Leadership Summit. Offered in partnership with The
Leadership Center Willow Creek Canada.
LEDR 3063 Leading Healthy and Effective Churches
A study of healthy, growing churches in Atlantic Canada will include congregations in rural, small-town, and
urban settings. Students will visit churches, observe ministries, and listen to pastors. Students will be exposed to
congregations that have developed vibrant childrens ministries and are successfully integrating young families into
the congregation; have effective discipleship ministries; exhibit consistent numerical growth, including by baptism;
have effective team ministries; are effectively reaching and integrating young adults; and have a significant social
impact on their communities. Effective local church pastors and other church leaders will provide input and answer
questions about their ministries. Students will reflect together on the experience and consider how to apply the
lessons and principles learned. Cross-listed as EVAN 3063. Recommended prior study: EVAN 3013.
LEDR 3073 Leadership that Advances the Mission
This course will explore leadership theory and leadership arts that can help a Christian leader advance the mission of
the ministry he or she has been asked to lead. Topics to be explored will include: defining leadership and followership,
establishing and communicating vision, time management, communications, fund raising, and growth strategies.
Barriers to success in ministry leadership including failure, disappointment, and conflict will also be discussed.
LEDR 4213, 4223, 4233, 4243, 4253, 4263, 4273, 4283, 4293 Special Topics in Leadership
Specialized courses in Leadership offered from time to time.
Pastoral Care and Counselling
PACC 3013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
This course is a study and exercise in understanding the nature, form, and purpose of the pastoral relationship in
bringing about healing and wholeness to those with whom we journey. Pastoral response involves understanding of
the situation of others and understanding ones self through a process of self-exploration and theological reflection.
Through the acquisition of relational, pastoral care, and counselling skills, each person will consider and form their
own identities and skills as caregivers who care for the body, mind, and Spirit.

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PACC 4013 Counselling Adolescents and their Families


Addictions, eating disorders, self-injury, sexual choices, media saturation, sexual abuse, family breakdown, anxiety,
depression, and suicide these are the dark realities that mark the lives of many young people today. This class
is designed to address a number of these contemporary behavioral, emotional, and relational issues faced by new
millennium adolescents. It is meant to prepare the student for increased ministry effectiveness through a deeper
awareness of underlying issues affecting adolescents and their families today. Students will develop a greater level of
freedom in addressing and discussing these issues with both adolescents themselves and adults who intersect with the
adolescent world. Cross-listed as YYAM 4013. Recommended prior study: PACC 3013.
PACC 4023 Marriage and Family Counselling
This course focuses on how to support couples and families in times of transition, difficulty, and crisis. Students will be
introduced to the structure and function of marriage, the various aspects of the marital relationship, family systems,
and ways the counsellor may approach premarital, marriage, and family counselling as a creative, preventative, and
healing ministry. Recommended prior study: PACC 3013.
PACC 4033 The Churchs Response to Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious and pervasive problem in contemporary society and in church congregations. This
course will define and explain what domestic violence is, provide an overview of current research, explain the role
of churches and church leaders in responding to the needs of victims, and provide information about accessing
community resources, all in the context of a Biblical understanding of care for those who suffer. The course will
consider the churchs response to social needs as an important aspect of witness.
PACC 4213, 4223, 4233, 4243, 4253, 4263, 4273, 4283, 4293 Special Topics in Pastoral
Care and Counselling
Specialized courses in Pastoral Care and Counselling offered from time to time.
Pastoral Ministry
PAST 3013 Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry
Students will consider the development of pastoral identity related to the call of God, a Biblical understanding of the church,
and the many expectations of pastors today. Students will engage with church-health principles in light of their Biblical
and theological foundations. Pastoral roles and practices will be explored to help students begin to formulate their personal
approach to pastoral leadership and ministry.
PAST 3043 Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship
A study of the nature of preaching and worship as two inseparably linked practices that are integral/critical to the
health and growth of congregations. Participants will examine Biblical, historical, and contemporary practices
of preaching and worship, with a view of developing effective preaching that ignites engaging worship, thereby
empowering the Church for its mission in the world.

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PAST 4013 Mentored Ministry 1


This course guides students in the formation of pastoral identity and in the development of ministry skills. This will
be accomplished in class through the integration of theory and theology under the direction of the professor, and
within a healthy local church under the mentorship of a pastor. Minimum of 240 in-ministry hours required. May
be completed in the summer or during the fall and winter semesters. Open only to Bachelor of Theology (Ordination
Track) students. Prerequisite: PAST 3013 and completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours.
PAST 4023 Mentored Ministry 2
This course guides students in the formation of pastoral identity and in the development of ministry skills. This will be
accomplished in class through the integration of theory and theology under the direction of the professor, and within a
healthy local church or other approved ministry setting, under the mentorship of a pastor or ministry leader. Minimum
of 240 in-ministry hours required. May be completed in the summer or during the fall and winter semesters. Open only
to Bachelor of Theology (Ordination Track) students. Prerequisite: PAST 4013 and completion of a minimum of 60
credit hours.
Spiritual Formation
SPFM 3013 Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
This course will consider the Biblical and theological foundations of Christian discipleship. Students will reflect on the
indispensible role that spiritual disciplines have in cultivating deeper Christian spiritual formation. While aimed at those
who are called to be leaders in the church, the course will also explore the application of spiritual disciplines to the life of
the church as a whole and to its mission in the world.
SPFM 4013 Pathways of Prayer: The Souls Quest for God
Prayer is as vital to the health and vibrancy of the soul of the church, as breathing is to the human body. This
course is designed to equip ministry leaders to lead and encourage the church in the practice of consistent prayer
as a vital aspect of our relationship with God and one another, and a viable means of nurturing healthy growing
congregations. Recommended prior study: SPFM 3013.
Theology
THEO 3013 Christian Theology 1
An introduction to Christian doctrine and theological inquiry. This first course in theology will begin with a discussion
of theological method followed by a survey of the Christian doctrines of God, revelation, creation, and humanity.
These doctrines will be studied by focusing on their relevance to contemporary issues faced by church and society.
THEO 3023 Christian Theology 2
A survey of the Christian doctrines of the person and work of Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, salvation,
the Church, and Last Times. These doctrines will be studied by focusing on their relevance to contemporary issues
faced by church and society.

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THEO 3033 Christian Ethics


An introduction to basic issues in Christian ethics faced by individuals and society today. The course will help students
to develop an ethical approach to difficult problems, moral dilemmas, and the development of a personal ethical
framework that is Christian in context. Issues to be explored include race/ethnicity, sexuality, bioethics, the environment,
peace and justice, and global concerns/human rights.
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
YYAM 3013 Youth and Family Ministry
An introduction to ministry to families and youth in the local church. The first half of this course will examine the
state and influence of families; the importance of ministering to families; partnering with, and empowering, parents
to spiritually nurture their children; using milestones and rites of passages in ministry. The second half of this course
will examine the history of youth ministry; developing a theology and philosophy of youth ministry; understanding
youth culture; the importance and role of short term mission; evangelism and discipleship; relational youth ministry;
choosing and developing curriculum; as well as promotion and recruitment.
YYAM 3023 Leadership and Youth Ministry
This course will explore contemporary leadership theory from a Christian perspective with a view toward applying
discoveries to ministry among youth. The course will include significant reflection on the student as a leader. Other
topics will include: leading change effectively, time management, stress management, budgeting, and recruiting a
leadership team. This course will also explore practical ways youth leaders can assist adolescents in developing their
leadership gifts. Cross-listed as LEDR 3023.
YYAM 3033 Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth
This course will examine the theological urgency and some practical methods of intentional evangelism and
discipleship in youth ministry. Attention will be given to understanding the making of disciples as the primary
mandate of the Church, building a theological rationale for youth evangelism and discipleship, and learning
practical ways to create a culturally relevant youth ministry built around evangelism and discipleship.
YYAM 3043 Reaching and Retaining Young Adults
This course will examine the changing young adult (18-30) culture. Through examining demographic and
developmental issues, students will explore ministry implications for local churches. Various models will be
introduced as students are taught how to develop effective and contextualized young adult ministries. Cross-listed
as EVAN 4043.
YYAM 3053 Youth Ministry and Short term Mission
An exploration of the strategic value and importance of integrating short-term mission into youth ministry. Topics
will include: a history of the mission tour movement, choosing a mission project, preparation for a mission trip,
traveling with youth, financing mission projects, evaluation and follow-up, and overseas mission. In addition,
student will explore organizing a large-scale project. Cross-listed as EVAN 3053.

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YYAM 4013 Counselling Adolescents and their Families


Addictions, eating disorders, self-injury, sexual choices, media saturation, sexual abuse, family breakdown, anxiety,
depression, and suicide these are the dark realities that mark the lives of many young people today. This class
is designed to address a number of these contemporary behavioral, emotional, and relational issues faced by new
millennium adolescents. It is meant to prepare the student for increased ministry effectiveness through a deeper
awareness of underlying issues affecting adolescents and their families today. Students will develop a greater level of
freedom in addressing and discussing these issues with both adolescents themselves and adults who intersect with the
adolescent world. Cross-listed as PACC 4013. Recommended prior study: PACC 3013.
YYAM 4213, 4223, 4233, 4243, 4253, 4263, 4273, 4283, 4293 Special Topics in Youth and
Young Adult Ministry
Specialized courses in Youth Ministry and Young Adult offered from time to time.

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Awards and Financial Assistance

Every student who attends Acadia Divinity College is substantially subsidized. Even when the student pays full
tuition, much of the cost of his or her education is paid for by the College, the Convention of Atlantic Baptist
Churches, churches, alumni/ae, businesses, and individuals.
Policy
Acadia Divinity College has a generous scholarship and financial assistance program which is funded through
endowment funds donated by many generous donors. See the list on the following pages. Financial assistance
funds are distributed on the basis of financial need at the discretion of the administration and in keeping with the
wishes of the donor. All financial assistance is credited to the students account.
CGPA / Entrance Scholarships
In order to be considered for an Entrance Scholarship, it is recommended that an applicant send their Application for
Admission by May 1. Scholarships for entering students will be awarded as follows:
Entrance scholarships will be offered, first-come, first served, at the Masters level to those entering students with
a high Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), normally a minimum of 3.50.
The scholarship applicant must be enrolled in a full-time program (at least 24 credit hours in a 12-month period).
The scholarship amount for entering students will be determined on a year-to-year basis.
Once the basic degree program requirements are complete, the student will no longer be eligible to receive a
scholarship.
Those students who complete one degree at Acadia Divinity College and apply for entrance to another will be
eligible to receive a scholarship if their CGPA while at Acadia Divinity College was at least 3.50.
Restrictions
If the recipients CGPA falls below the minimum 3.50, the scholarship could cease and may not be re-instated.
If the recipient drops to part-time status during their program, the scholarship will cease and will not be
reinstated.
Recipients of scholarships are not eligible for financial assistance.
All scholarships are applied to the students account and will be considered part of the financial assistance
received.
All scholarships are applied to the students account and will be considered part of the financial assistance
received.
Financial Assistance
Financial assistance forms become available in April. These forms will be mailed to incoming students in an
orientation package sent out in the spring or summer. Students offered admission should read carefully all
materials and return the financial form if they wish to apply for assistance.
All students (incoming and returning) who wish to apply for financial assistance should make their request by
August 16. Returning students who do not submit a financial assistance application by August 16 will be deemed
to have no financial need. Late applicants will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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Available monies will be assigned and students notified of financial assistance beginning in early August.
Priority in determining financial assistance is:
1. Master of Divinity (including the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies)
2. Bachelor of Theology (including the Certificate in Christian Studies)
3. Master of Arts
4. Certificate of Ministerial Studies
Restrictions
Financial assistance may be forfeited due to poor academic performance or if courses are dropped, thus
changing a students status to part-time. The students account will be adjusted accordingly.
Entrance scholarship recipients are not eligible for this monetary award.
Emergency financial assistance may be requested at any time. Such assistance is subject to funds available.
College Assistantships / Teacher Assistant Positions
Please review ADC website for current employment opportunities available for all full-time students attending
classes at the Wolfville campus.
Prizes and Awards
Prizes and awards for qualifying students are awarded at the end of the academic year.
Deans Achievement Award
Returning students will receive the Deans Achievement Award if they meet all the following conditions:
registered in at least 24 credit hours during the previous academic year (September August);
have a GPA of 3.50 or greater; and,
have no incompletes.
The Bursary/Scholarship Committee will determine the amount to be awarded.

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List of Scholarships, Bursaries, Prizes and Awards


This list of bursaries, scholarships, prizes and awards recognizes the valuable contribution friends and supporters
have made to theological education at Acadia Divinity College over many years. It also recognizes the importance
of the financial assistance required by those who are studying to serve as leaders in the Christian Church.
These trusts are managed by the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College, and distributed in keeping with the
wishes of donors. A committee appointed by the administration reviews applications for assistance and applies the
criteria of each trust to the acceptable student to permit the appropriate financial assistance. This list is provided
for information purposes only.
An application for financial assistance is sufficient to be considered for a bursary. Students who receive a reduction
in their tuition costs will not be eligible for additional financial assistance (i.e. seniors discount, Intervarsity staff
discount, etc.). Scholarships are based on academic performance. No application is required.
There is, however, at the end of this list, organizations that make bursaries and awards to students which require
the student to make specific application to the organization.

Scholarships
Acadia Divinity College Alumni/ae Association Scholarship
Income from a trust fund contributed by members of the Acadia Divinity College Alumni Association to be awarded
to the son or daughter of an alumna/us of the college who has the highest grade-point average at the conclusion
of the first year of full-time studies in a masters program.
Dr. Alexander Gibson Memorial Scholarship
Income from a trust fund established by Rev. MacPherson Eaton, as a memorial to Dr. Alexander Gibson for his
many years as the Field Secretary of the Board of Christian Education, Atlantic United Baptist Convention. To be
awarded to a student who has done the best work in Biblical Studies.
John Lovitt Scholarship
Income from a trust fund given by the late Mary Guest Lovitt in memory of her father, John Lovitt of Yarmouth,
Nova Scotia. To be awarded to the student who has the highest standing following the completion of 60 credit hours
in the Master of Divinity degree.
Dr. Earl C. Merrick Memorial Scholarship
Income from a trust fund given by Rev. MacPherson Eaton in memory of Dr. E.C. Merrick who for eighteen years
was the professor of Christian Education at Acadia. To be awarded to a Master of Divinity student who has the best
record in courses related to Christian Education.

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Emma Porter Perkins Scholarship


Income from a trust fund given by Dr. Perry B. Perkins in memory of his wife Emma Porter Perkins. To be awarded
to the student who has the highest standing in the first year of studies for the Master of Divinity degree.
T. Elgar and Edith Roberts Memorial Scholarship
Income from a trust fund established by First Baptist Church, Moncton, New Brunswick in celebration of the 50th
anniversary of ordination to the Christian ministry, and by gifts given by friends and family in memory of Rev. Dr.
T. Elgar Roberts and Mrs. Edith Roberts. To be awarded to a student studying at Acadia Divinity College who has
demonstrated special competence in Church Music.
Florence and George Simpson Memorial Entrance Scholarship
Income from a trust fund given by Gerald K. Simpson of Fairhaven, Deer Island, New Brunswick, in memory of his
parents Florence A. and George A. Simpson. To provide an annual entrance scholarship to be awarded to a Master
of Divinity student who has the highest academic standing in an undergraduate degree. First preference will be
given to a student from New Brunswick.
Simpson Undergraduate Scholarship
Income from a trust fund endowed by Rev. Edwin Simpson of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Acadia 1899, and Mr. Alfred
Simpson of St. Eleanors, Prince Edward Island. To be awarded to a candidate for the Christian ministry who has
completed four courses in English in an undergraduate degree and has at least a B standing.
B.D. Stevens Scholarship
Income from a trust fund given by Laurie Stevens in honour of his father, B.D. Stevens, a former President of the
Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. To be awarded to a student who has the highest standing following the
completion of 60 credit hours in the Master of Divinity program.
Dennis M. Veinotte Scholarship in Pastoral Care and Counselling
An annual gift of $2,000 is given by David and Faye Huestis of Saint John, New Brunswick, in recognition of the
ministry of Dr. Dennis M. Veinotte. A pastor, and for 17 years, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counselling at Acadia
Divinity College. To provide two annual scholarships of $1,000 to students enrolled at Acadia Divinity College who
are specializing in Pastoral Care and Counselling.
Dr. Evan M. Whidden Scholarship
Income from a trust fund given by Rev. MacPherson Eaton in memory of Dr. Evan M. Whidden, former Dean of
Theology, Acadia University. To be awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated the most consistent work
and interest in historical studies, and has a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.67 (A-), in two required courses
in Christian History.

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Bursaries
Acadia Divinity College Alumni/ae Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by the Alumni/ae of Acadia Divinity College and the former Acadia University
School of Theology to provide bursaries to deserving students preparing for Christian Ministry.
Ronald and Olive Allen Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Ronald and Olive Allen. To be awarded to a deserving student in the second
or subsequent years of study in a program leading to Christian ministry.
Li An-Chuan Memorial Bursary Fund
Income from a trust fund established in honour of the memory of Li An-Chuan, the first Mainland Chinese student
to enrol at Acadia Divinity College. Li An-Chuan was tragically killed in a car accident on April 19, 1991. To
financially assist Mainland Chinese students or a student from Asia enrolled at Acadia Divinity College.
Clara E. Armstrong Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Clara E. Armstrong is to be used to assist deserving students preparing for
Christian ministry.
Murray and Ruth Armstrong Bursary
This bursary was established in 2011 in honour of Rev. Dr. J. Murray Armstrong and his daughter, Ruth Armstrong
Fair, to provide financial assistance to students studying for Christian ministry.
Armstrong-Whitehouse Post-Graduate Bursary
Income from a trust established by Reverends Gregory and Ida Armstrong-Whitehouse to provide financial
assistance to a deserving student enrolled in a post-graduate program at a recognized theological school.
Atlantic Baptist Board Bursary
Income from a trust fund given by the Home Mission Board of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches to be
awarded to a student studying for Christian ministry.
Carmen Belle Attwood-Lowther Endowment Fund
Income from a trust fund given by Clive Attwood-Lowther in memory of his wife Carmen Belle Attwood- Lowther. To
be awarded to deserving students who demonstrate a clear call to Christian ministry and require financial assistance.
William A. Bacon Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Florence Hamm (Mrs. Murray) in loving memory of her parents, William
and Frances (Adams) Bacon of Hillgrove, Digby County, Nova Scotia, and their family members: Russell Bacon,
Marion Bacon, Helen (Bacon) Rafuse, and Catharine Bacon. To be awarded to students on the basis of financial need.

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Arthur and Irene Baxter Memorial Bursary


Income from a trust fund established by their children and spouses in memory of Arthur and Irene Baxter, of
Hamilton, Ontario. To provide a bursary to a deserving student enrolled at the College.
Samuel Robinson Belyea Student Fund
Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. Jeanette Robinson Belyea of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, in memory
of her husband, Samuel Robinson Belyea. To be awarded annually to students on the basis of financial need.
W.R. Brock Bursary
Income from a trust fund given in memory of W.R. Brock, M.P. To be awarded annually to a student preparing for
Christian ministry.
Ivan Brown Endowed Fund
Income from a trust fund established by Ivan Brown to provide financial assistance to evangelical students
preparing for Baptist pastoral ministry in the Atlantic Provinces or Bible translation work.
Rev. Dr. Wrenfred and Mrs. Helen Bryant Memorial Bursary
Memorial Bursary in memory of Rev. Dr. Wrenfred and Mrs. Helen Bryant. The annual investment from the
bursary shall be allocated to assist an international student. In the absence of any international students in
financial need, the amount shall be given to a deserving Canadian student.
William and Grace Burden Bursary
Income from a trust fund endowed by William and Grace Burden of Moncton, New Brunswick, to be awarded
annually to students on the basis of financial need.
Kenneth and Alice Burgoyne Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund created by a bequest from the estate of Alice Burgoyne to establish a bursary in memory of
Kenneth Lorne Burgoyne and Alice Dorothy Burgoyne of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. To be given annually to a worthy
student who has financial needs, who is studying at Acadia Divinity College.
Canadian Forces Protestant Chapel Bursary for Theological Students
Income from a trust fund established by contributions from Protestant Chapel services. To be awarded to ex-service
personnel or to children of service personnel who are students preparing for ordained Christian ministry.
Emerson Carroll Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by the Board of Baptist Men of Atlantic Canada, in honour of Emerson
Carroll, a respected layman who has given outstanding leadership among Baptist Men. To be awarded to a mature
male student supporting a wife and family, who is enrolled in a program to prepare him for pastoral ministry.

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John and Wilbert Carter Memorial Fund


Income from a trust fund established to provide assistance to students on the basis of financial need.
Lillian Chandler Music Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Rev. Willard Chandler of Edson, Alberta, in memory of his wife, Lillian. To
provide assistance for the annual Pastor-in-Residence program every second year.
Dr. Millard Ross Cherry Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by members of the 1987 Acadia Divinity College Leaving Class and other
interested donors, who chose to honour their esteemed Professor of Systematic Theology, and the first Principal of
Acadia Divinity College, Dr. M.R. Cherry. To provide financial assistance to deserving students.
Ruth M. and G. Vincent Clark Endowment Fund
Income from a trust fund established by Ruth and Vincent Clark. To be awarded annually to a student in need of
financial assistance and who gives evidence of a clear call to Christian ministry.
Rev. R. Alder Colpitts Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by G. Silas Colpitts, and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Colpitts of Norton, New
Brunswick, and Mazie Myles of Peticodiac, New Brunswick, in memory of their brother, Rev. Robert Alder Colpitts,
who pastored Baptist churches in Atlantic Canada for forty years and died in 1987. Awarded annually to students
on the basis of financial need.
Eliza Currie Student Aid Fund
Income from a trust fund bequeathed to the College to assist students for Christian ministry who are in need of
financial assistance.
Edward R. Curry Memorial Fund
Income from a trust fund to be used to assist students preparing for the ministry in a Baptist Church who are in
need of financial assistance.
Frank W. Curry Bursary
Income from a trust fund originally gifted to Acadia University to be used to assist theological students.
Caswell H. Denton Bursary
Income from a trust fund established in memory of Caswell H. Denton, Digby County, Nova Scotia. To be used to
supply books for a needy and deserving theological student from Nova Scotia, preferably from Digby County.
Alice M. Duval Bursary
Income from a trust fund to students preparing for Christian ministry.

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Fred and Nita Eldridge Bursary


An endowment to help needy theological students from Hants County, however if there is no one from Hants County
in any given year, it can be given to another needy student.
Senator Emerson Bursary
Income from a trust fund contributed by the Senator Emerson Foundation of Saint John, New Brunswick in
memory of Senator Clarence V. Emerson. To be awarded to a student preparing for Christian ministry.
Farncombe Bursary
Income from a trust fund given by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Farncombe of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. To provide financial
assistance to students preparing for Christian ministry.
Fenerty Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Laurie D. and Marion M. Fenerty. This bursary will be awarded to a
student(s) attending Acadia Divinity College full time and who demonstrates financial need.
Dr. Byron W. Fenwick Memorial Bursary
A bursary established by Lorraine Fenwick, which will be awarded to a deserving Acadia Divinity College student(s)
who has financial need and is a member of a church affiliated with Canadian Baptist Ministries.
Harry H. Ferguson Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Viola B. Ferguson. To be awarded annually to
a worthy and deserving student in their final year of studies at Acadia Divinity College.
Dr. Ralph H. Fitch Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established in memory of Dr. Ralph H. Fitch by his wife, Jessie Fitch, and members of
their family. To be awarded to a student enrolled at Acadia Divinity College who has achieved an annual grade
point average of 2.67 or more in a program of studies.
Gerry Fuller Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established in memory of Rev. Gerry Fuller by his wife, Rev. Barbara Fuller. To assist
deserving and needy students studying for ministry.
John Geldart Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established through a bequest from the estate of Miss Eva R. Geldart, in memory of her
brother, John Geldart. To provide financial assistance to students preparing for Christian ministry.

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Dr. William A. Geldart Memorial Bursary


Income from a trust fund given in memory of William A. Geldart by his wife. To assist a student studying Clinical
Pastoral Education.
Lester D. and Evangeline Giffin Memorial Bursary Fund
Income from a trust fund established to provide financial assistance to a deserving student who demonstrates a
clear call to Christian ministry.
John Gladstone Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation in recognition of the ministry of Dr.
John Gladstone and his outstanding achievements at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto. To a student in
need of financial support who is preparing for Baptist ministry and has completed at least 30 credit hours in any
program at Acadia Divinity College.
Gordon Memorial Fund
Donated by Fred and Jean Gordon to be used as may be decided by Acadia Divinity College.
Douglas Gow Bursary
Income from a trust fund established to provide financial assistance to students studying for Baptist ministry.
Granville Ferry United Baptist Church Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by the United Baptist Church, Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia. To provide
financial assistance to a deserving student who is studying for Christian ministry.
Captain Theodore Harding Griffin Bursary
Income from a trust fund given by his daughter, Miss Minnie E. Griffin, Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be used for
theological bursary purposes. Preference will be given to a student from Guysborough or Halifax County, Nova
Scotia, or to some other deserving theology student.
Hagerman Bursary
A trust fund established by Rev. Bryan Hagerman in memory of his mother, Fern Hagerman and in honour of his
father, Ronald Hagerman. Income from this fund shall provide a bursary to a student who is planning to serve the
Lord in overseas missionary service, or at the discretion of Acadia Divinity College.
George N. and Marjorie B. Hamilton Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund given in loving memory of Dr. George N. and Marjorie B. Hamilton by their daughters,
Mrs. Joyce Jones and Mrs. Gerry Moir. To provide financial assistance to a deserving student who has demonstrated
a clear call and commitment to Christian service, and who has completed at least 30 credit hours of any Acadia
Divinity College academic program.

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Miss Carol M. Harris Bursary


A bursary set up in honour of Miss Carol M. Harris to be awarded to a student(s) attending Acadia Divinity College
full-time and who has financial need.
Lloyd L. Hawkes Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. Edith Hawkes of Chipman, New Brunswick, in memory of her
husband, Lloyd L. Hawkes. To provide financial assistance to a deserving student preparing for missionary service
at home or abroad.
C.C. Hayward Bursary
Income from a trust fund established through a bequest by Mrs. C.C. Hayward of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, in memory
of her husband C.C. Hayward. To be awarded annually to a married student supporting a family and is preparing
to minister in the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches and preferably serving in a rural pastorate.
Mrs. C.C. Hayward Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. C.C. Hayward, of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. To provide financial
assistance to students studying for Christian ministry.
Annie M. Hickman Bursary Fund
Income from a trust fund established by the will of the late Annie M. Hickman of Amherst, Nova Scotia. To be used
to assist students preparing for Christian ministry.
George A. Hubley Bursary Fund
Income from a trust fund by a bequest from the estate of George A. Hubley of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. To provide
financial assistance to deserving students studying for the Baptist ministry.
Ishmael Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Rev. Terry Orchard. To be used to assist missionaries already working
among Muslims to pursue further studies, or to help a missionary candidate or theological student who has shown
interest in Muslim evangelism.
C. Braden Jelly Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of C. Braden Jelly of Summerside, Prince
Edward Island. To be awarded annually to a deserving student preparing for Christian ministry within the Baptist
denomination.
Dorothy Legge Bursary
Income from a Trust Fund established by a bequest from the estate of Dorothy Legge of Truro, Nova Scotia). To
provide assistance with tuition for young men and women studying theology at Acadia Divinity College.

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Robert MacDonald Bursary


Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. Robert MacDonald of Methuen, MA., Mr. J.B. MacDonald of Boston,
MA, and Messrs. E.H. and S.E. MacDonald of New York, in memory of Rev. Robert MacDonald, a native of Nova
Scotia who ministered in the United States. To be awarded annually to a deserving student from Nova Scotia
studying for Christian ministry.
W. Russell MacKay Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by family and friends in honour of the memory of W. Russell MacKay (19071990). To be awarded annually to a deserving student enrolled at Acadia Divinity College.
Gordon and Irene MacKinnon Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Gordon and Irene MacKinnon in loving memory of their parents, Captain
and Mrs. Adelbert MacKinnon and Mr. and Mrs. Judson A. Clements. To be awarded annually to a deserving student
preferably from Nova Scotia in the second year of a program at Acadia Divinity College and who has shown
consistent spiritual and academic growth in the previous year.
Robert and Margaret MacQuade Bursary
Income from a trust fund established Robert and Margaret MacQuade of Moncton, New Brunswick. To be awarded
to deserving students with financial needs preparing for ministry.
Gladys Marsters Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest to the Home Mission Board of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist
Churches from the estate of Miss Gladys Marsters of Hantsport, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to
deserving students studying at Acadia Divinity College.
Thomas B. and Irene McDormand Trust Fund
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Irene McDormand. To be used to provide
financial assistance to students in first year studies.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen McEwen Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Mr. and Mrs. Owen McEwen in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clifford L. Coonfer of Calgary, AB, and Mr. and Mrs. John McEwen of Freeport, Nova Scotia. To provide financial
assistance to worthy students studying for the Christian ministry. First consideration to students from the Freeport,
Nova Scotia, pastorate and students from the Rosedale United Church, Calgary, Alberta.
Charles Spurgeon McLearn Student Aid Fund
Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. C.S. McLearn, in memory of her husband, Rev. Charles Spurgeon
McLearn. To provide financial assistance to needy theological students.

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J. Archibald (1898) and Thelma A. McLeod Scholarship


Income from a trust fund established by the estate of Thelma Audrey McLeod. To be awarded annually to students
studying for ministry.
Kenneth R. and Bernetta Flemming McLeod Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Ella B. McLeod of Penobsquis, New Brunswick, in memory of her parents,
Kenneth R. McLeod and Bernetta Flemming McLeod. To be awarded annually to students who are members of a
church of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, who demonstrate a clear call to Christian Ministry, and
have been recommended by the Board of Ministerial Standards of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches as
a candidate for ministry.
John Mercer Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by John Mercer, former Acadia University Theological Librarian. To be used
to provide financial assistance to theological students.
Harold and Marguerite Mitton Bursary
Income from a Trust Fund established by Dr. Harold and Mrs. Marguerite Mitton of Wolfville, Nova Scotia and
merged with the Dr. Harold L. Mitton Bursary that was set up by members of the 1988 and 1990 ADC Leaving
Classes to honour Dr. Harold Mitton, respected Professor Emeritus and Director of Supervised Field Education, and
the third principal of Acadia Divinity College (1975 1985). To be used to assist students with expenses incurred
through the Mentored Ministry Program and or a second year student from a CABC church who intends to proceed
beyond M.Div., MA, to a Th.M. or Ph.D. degree and has been recommended by CABC Board of Ministerial Standards
for a candidate. Mrs. Mitton acted as a Counsellor and friend to the ADC Wives Group.
Josephine Kinley Moore Bursary
This endowment was setup in honour of Josephine Kinley Moore who was the first female to be ordained by Baptists
in Nova Scotia. Josephine was born in 1908 and went home to be with her Lord in 2001. In 1995 the Acadia Divinity
College Alumni Association of Acadia Divinity College presented her with their first Distinguished Alumni Award.
This fund is to assist in the training of women in Christian leadership.
Rev. Kenneth W. Morrison Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by the family and friends of Rev. Kenneth W. Morrison to celebrate a life
dedicated in service for Christ and ministry, as a pastor and staff member in the Canadian Baptist Federation family
of churches. To be awarded annually to a mature student, who is a member of a church affiliated with Canadian
Baptist Ministries and is preparing for full time Christian ministry.
Alexander and Nellie Murray Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Sadie Greene and family in memory of her parents, Alexander and Nellie
Murray of New Brunswick. To provide financial assistance to a student who has shown special interest in issues of
peace and justice, or in prison ministry.

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Miss Kate Myers Trust Fund


Income from a trust fund established in memory of Miss Kate Myers by a legacy to Central Baptist Church, Saint
John, New Brunswick, Womens Missionary Society. To provide financial assistance for a student from a developing
country studying for ministry at Acadia Divinity College.
M. Evelyn Nicholson Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by the estate of M. Evelyn Nicholson. To provide financial assistance to
students studying for Christian ministry.
Everette and Josie (McLellan) Nickerson Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been set up by Josie (McLellan) Nickerson and the late Everette Nickerson, 53, which will be
awarded to a student(s) attending Acadia Divinity College full time and who has financial need. This individual
will have demonstrated a clear call to Christian ministry, and has been recommended by the Board of Ministerial
Standards of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches as a candidate(s) for the ministry.
Freda and Hubert Nickerson Memorial Bursary Fund
Income from a trust fund established by Granville and Mary Louise Nickerson in memory of his parents, Freda
Edith (Cox) and Hubert Granville Nickerson of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. To provide full tuition bursaries to mature
students. Recipients shall be students who demonstrate a clear call to Christian ministry, who have been approved
by the Board of Ministerial Standards of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches as candidates for the ministry,
and reside in the Atlantic Provinces.
Nova Scotia Federation on Alcohol & Other Drug Problems Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by the Nova Scotia Federation on Alcohol & Other Drug Problems when
the Federation concluded active work in 1992. To provide financial assistance to returning students in Clinical
Pastoral Education, with preference given to those enrolled in studies concerning understanding and working
with alcoholics.
William Perly Oliver Memorial Scholarship Fund
Income from a trust fund provides financial assistance to a first year student (or subsequent years) who has
completed a bachelors degree and is enrolled in a program of full-time study in preparation for pastoral ministry.
Pancorvo Doctoral Fellowship
Income from a trust fund established by the Pancorvo family, to be awarded to a graduate of Acadia Divinity College
with a Master of Divinity degree, who is enrolled in a doctoral program in biblical studies (Ph.D. or equivalent).
Payzant Fund
Income from a trust fund established by Godfrey P. Payzant. To provide financial assistance to students from the
Baptist denomination who are studying for Baptist ministry.

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Power Memorial Trust


Income from a trust fund established by the estate of Miss Marion Power, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to provide
financial support to students studying at Acadia Divinity College.
Isabel and Marion Power Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Isabel and Marion Power to provide financial assistants to students
studying for the Christian Ministry.
Mrs. Eva Prebble Trust Fund
Income from a trust fund established for the education of students from developing countries studying for ministry
at Acadia Divinity College.
Lewis Read Student Aid Fund
Income from a trust fund established by Mrs. E. O. Read to assist students in theology.
Neva M. Rice Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Roger and Frances Freeman, and Miss E. Catharine Bacon, in memory
of their cousin, Mrs. Neva M. Rice of Bear River, Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to students studying
at Acadia Divinity College.
Marion R. Rolston Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by bequest to the Central Baptist Church, Saint John, New Brunswick,
Womens Missionary Society. In memory of Marion R. Rolston. To provide financial assistance to students from
developing countries who studying at Acadia Divinity College.
Rev. Frederick E. and Mrs. Clara Maie Roop Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Norman E. Peveril, the first treasurer of the
Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College, in memory of his wifes, Melba, parents, Rev. Frederick E. Roop and
Mrs. Clara Maie Roop. To be awarded annually to a mature student who is supporting a family and preparing for
Christian ministry.
Reverend W. Gordon Ross Memorial Bursary for Foreign Student Aid
Income from a trust fund established by Stanley Ross, of Saint John, New Brunswick, in memory of his brother Rev.
W. Gordon Ross (B.Th. Acadia, 1929, M.A. Acadia, 1932). To be awarded annually to a deserving student from a
developing country who possesses spiritual gifts, is enrolled in a Masters-level program at Acadia Divinity College,
and is planning to return to home to serve as a minister of the Gospel.
Eleanor Jane Ryder Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Everett and Elsie Ryder, of Moncton, New Brunswick, in memory of their
daughter Eleanor (B. Mus. Ed. Acadia 77). To be awarded to students studying at Acadia Divinity College.

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Edward Manning Saunders Bursary


Income from a trust fund established to assist deserving students.
Seabright United Baptist Church Bursary
This bursary is given in recognition of the ADC student ministers and the ordinary folk who have served the church
and community over the years in Seabright, Nova Scotia. This bursary shall be awarded to a deserving student(s)
who needs financial assistance.
The Dr. Morley A. and Mrs. Joy E. Shaw Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Dr. Morley A. and Mrs. Joy E. Shaw to provide financial assistance to a
deserving student enrolled at Acadia Divinity College.
Rev. Douglas H. Simpson Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established in memory of Rev. Douglas H. Simpson by his daughter, Mrs. Charles Russell
(Gracie). To provide financial assistance to a theological student, with first preference to a student from Prince
Edward Island.
Rev. Frank H. Sinnott Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Rev. Dr. Frank H. Sinnott of Port Williams,
Nova Scotia. To provide financial assistance to a student studying at Acadia Divinity College.
Mrs. Jacob Smith Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Annie Smith (Mrs. Jacob) of Saint John, New
Brunswick, to the United Baptist Womans Missionary Union (UBWMU). To be presented annually to a student
enrolled in a degree program at Acadia Divinity College. The student is selected by members of the UBWMU.
Sons of Temperance, Order of Nova Scotia Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by the Grand Division Sons of Temperance of Nova Scotia to commemorate
its founding in 1847, and the important work the organization accomplished to benefit society since that time.
To be presented to a student enrolled in a program of study in preparation for Christian ministry, who is prepared
to sign the following pledge. I __________, without reserve, solemnly pledge my honour, in the presence of
witnesses, that I will neither make, buy, sell, nor use, as a beverage, any Spirituous or Malt Liquors, Wine or Cider.
Mrs. George Sterling Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Mrs. George Sterling of Kentville, Nova Scotia.
To provide financial assistance to students studying for ministry.

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Stiles Memorial Bursary


Income from a trust fund established by Kenneth I. Stiles of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and Annabelle Conrad of
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in memory of their parents Rev. William P. and Jessie (Lutes) Stiles and brother, Blair
Stiles, who was killed in World War II. To be awarded to a student who is a member of a church of the Convention
of Atlantic Baptist Churches, who demonstrates a clear call to Christian ministry, and has been recommended by
the Board of Ministerial Standards as a candidate for ministry.
Dr. Charles J. Taylor Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Rev. MacPherson Eaton in honour of Dr. Charles J. Taylor, Acadia Divinity
Colleges pioneer professor in the development of Clinical Pastoral Education in Canada. To provide financial
assistance to a student enrolled in a program in prison ministry or a student preparing for pastoral ministry who
demonstrates a personal interest in prison ministry.
Lalia E. Thomas Educational Fund
Income from a trust fund established to provide financial assistance to a student preparing for Christian ministry.
Rupert and Joyce Tingley Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Rupert and Joyce Tingley of Moncton, New Brunswick. To provide a
bursary for students who are members of a church in the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches (CABC), who
demonstrate a clear call to Christian Ministry, and have been recommended by the Board of Ministerial Standards
and Education of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches as a candidate for ministry.
Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Trask Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Trask of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to provide for two
annual entrance bursaries for students enrolled in a Masters program at Acadia Divinity College. Preference to be
given to students from Yarmouth, Digby, or Shelburne Counties, Nova Scotia, or any student from Nova Scotia.
Borden Trites Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of W. Borden Trites of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
To provide financial assistance to a student (preferably from New Brunswick) preparing for Christian Ministry.
Mrs. Emma N. Tufts Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a legacy to Central Baptist Church, Saint John, New Brunswick, Womens
Missionary Society, in memory of Mrs. Emma N. Tufts. To provide financial assistance to international students
studying at Acadia Divinity College.
Annie Veinotte Memorial Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by family members and friends to honour the memory of Annie Veinotte (Mrs.
Maynard 1916-1987). To provide financial assistance to deserving students studying at Acadia Divinity College.

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Walker Armstrong Bursary


This bursary has been established by L. Roscoe Potter and will be awarded to a male student in theology, studying for active
ministry. He must be evangelically inclined, like people, have a shepherds-heart, and a good preaching voice.
Rev. Isaiah and Mrs. Frances (Demille) Wallace Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by a gift originally given to Acadia University by Rev. Isaiah and Mrs. Frances
(DeMille) Wallace. To provide financial assistance to a deserving theological student.
Lewis Fisher Wallace Bursary
Income from a trust fund established to provide financial assistance to a student preparing for Christian ministry.
John Welsh Fund
Income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of John Welsh of Digby, Nova Scotia. To provide
financial assistance to students preparing for ministry.
Horace E. West Bursaries
Income from a trust fund established by Rev. Horace E. West of Delta, BC. To provide financial assistance to
deserving students preferably from Western Canada who are preparing for Christian ministry. To be awarded to a
student beginning their studies, a student who has completed 30 credit hours, and a student who has completed
60 credit hours.
Rev. S. Arnold Westcott Scholarship Fund
Income from a trust established through a bequest from the estate of Alice Freda Wescott, in memory of Rev. S.
Arnold Wescott. To provide financial assistance to a student entering first year studies in theology.
Herman Roy White Memorial Bursary
A bursary set up in honour of the late Mr. Herman Roy White. This bursary which will be awarded to a student(s)
attending Acadia Divinity College full time, has financial need and is a member of a church affiliated with
Canadian Baptist Ministries
Wilbur Bursary
Income from a trust established by Mr. Harold Wilbur and family of Campbellton, New Brunswick. To be awarded to
a deserving student in recognition of academic achievement. Preference given to international students who intend,
upon completion of their degree program, to return to their homeland as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Audrey Young Bursary
Income from a trust established by Miss Audrey Young of Calgary, Alberta. To be awarded to a student studying at
Acadia Divinity College.

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Dr. Jarold K. Zeman Memorial Bursary


Income from a trust established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Jarold K. Zeman, who was professor of
Church History at Acadia Divinity College from 1968 until his retirement in 1991.

Prizes and Awards


The Li An-Chuan Christian Discipleship and Evangelism Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship is to be awarded to a student who exemplifies genuine Christian discipleship and a
heart for Christian evangelism in terms of his or her ministry. Li An-Chuan was, without hesitation, a remarkably
committed believer who envisioned returning to his homeland in China to make disciples of people, through
Christian lifestyle teaching and preaching. It is in memory of this outstanding young believer that the scholarship
is awarded annually. This scholarship is provided by Sally and Dr. Myles Krueger (88) in fond memory of Li AnChuan with thanks to God for his admirable commitment to Jesus.
Flora Clark Memorial Bursary
First Baptist Church, Moncton, New Brunswick, awards an annual bursary in memory of Miss Flora Clark, K.I.H.,
who was a member of that church and for many years a missionary in India. To be awarded to a student (preferably
from First Baptist, Moncton) who is preparing for Christian missions or ministry.
Mr. and Mrs. Theophilus Richard Brehaut Memorial Prize
Donated by their granddaughter, Miss Lena McLure, A.T.C.M. The prize is awarded annually in memory of Mr. and
Mrs. Theophilus R. Brehaut. To the student who has shown outstanding ability for pastoral ministry, and who has
excelled in biblical studies. Preference is given to a student from Prince Edward Island.
Paul Crosby Book Award
Income from a trust fund established by family and friends in memory of Rev. Paul Crosby for the purchase of
books. Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated an interest in institutional ministry.
Rev. and Mrs. A. G. Crowe Prize
Income from a trust fund established by Rev. Dr. Alex G. Crowe and his wife, Evangeline. To provide a Bible
concordance to a graduating student who has completed the required Old Testament and New Testament courses
with a GPA of 3.33 (B+), who has completed introductory Greek with a GPA of 2.00, and is committed to ministry
in a rural church.
Harvey E. Crowell Award
Income from a trust fund established by Dr. Harvey E. Crowell of Halifax, to be awarded to the theology student who
has been successful in the annual Harvey E. Crowell Public Speaking Contest.
Henry Todd DeWolfe Prize in Greek
Income from a trust fund established by former Ladies Seminary Students in honour of Rev. H.T. DeWolfe. To be
awarded annually to a divinity student who achieves the highest mark in Greek, with at least a B grade.

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Zenas L. Fash Book Prize


An annual award presented to a graduating student in theology who has accepted a call to a member church of the
Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches with first preference to a Home Mission supported Church.
Robert MacGregor Fraser Prize in the World Mission of the Christian Church
Income from a trust fund established by Eleanor Fraser in honour of her husband, Professor Robert MacGregor
Fraser. To be awarded to the student attaining the highest mark in Missions.
Dr. Sydney G. Grant Prize in Evangelism
Income from a trust fund established by Dr. Sydney G. Grant, Fredericton, New Brunswick. To be awarded annually
to the student who acquires a grade point average of 3.33 (B+) or better in the required evangelism course, and
who, in the opinion of the professor of Evangelism and the members of Faculty, demonstrates most clearly an
ability to communicate the Christian faith in contemporary society.
Rev. and Mrs. Wilfred Howard Prize
Income from a trust established by Mr. and Mrs. Roland OBrien, Pugwash, Nova Scotia to commemorate the 50th
wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. Wilfred Howard. To be awarded to the student who in the judgement of the
faculty shows signs of greatest advance in maturity during the College year.
George E. Levy Prize in Canadian Baptist History
A prize of $100 for the best essay in Canadian Baptist History, based on original research submitted in a Christian
History course. Is awarded annually by the Baptist Historical Committee of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist
Churches in memory of Dr. George E. Levy, Emeritus Professor of English Bible at Acadia University and a Baptist
Historian.
MacRae Prize
This annual prize is to be awarded to the student with the best Doctor of Ministry thesis, in honour of Dr. Andrew
MacRae, long-time Director of Doctoral Studies.
Dr. Andrew and Mrs. Jean MacRae Evangelism Prize
This annual prize is to be awarded to a student who evidences in lifestyle conduct and in evangelism study at the
college a heart for lifestyle evangelism. Dr. and Mrs. MacRae have always exemplified the highest standard of
integrity and commitment to Christian Evangelism in a relevant, meaningful sense and it is this standard to which
the recipient is to strive. As Michael Green has written and as Dr. MacRae taught, Evangelism is the lifeblood of the
church.. This is the vision to be upheld by the recipient student. This scholarship is provided by Sally and Dr. Myles
Krueger (88) with deep gratitude to Dr. and Mrs. MacRae for their commitment to the faith we hold in Christ.
Presidents Award
The recipient of the Acadia University Silver Medal in Theology shall receive the Presidents Award of $500 for
attaining the highest grade point average over his/her entire academic career at Acadia Divinity College, and who,
in the judgement of the faculty, shows great potential for ministry.

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Dora L. Robinson Prize in Christian Education


Given by Mrs. Dora L. Robinson of Kentville, Nova Scotia, to be awarded to the theology student who achieves the
highest standing in a course related to Christian Education.
The H. Miriam Ross Contemporary Missions Scholarship
This annual scholarship is to be awarded to a student who gives evidence of having a firm commitment to
Christian mission work in terms of study at the college and future ministry. It is expected that the recipient be
clearly committed to a lifestyle of Christian discipleship and evangelism; one element of ministry without the
other is inadequate when it comes to matters involving mission work. It is with deep gratitude to Dr. Ross, for her
considerable commitment to spreading the importance of mission work through teaching and lifestyle, that Sally
and Dr. Myles Krueger (88) provide this scholarship.
Edward Manning Saunders Prizes in Theology
Income from a trust fund established by Linda Saunders Moore in memory of her father, Rev. Edward Manning
Saunders to provide the following prizes for excellence in:
Hebrew 5013
Biblical Studies 5023
Biblical Studies 5033
Church History 5013

Pastoral Ministry 6043


Theology 5013
Theology 5023

Rev. Isaiah and Mrs. Frances (Demille) Wallace Award


Income from a trust fund established through a bequest from the estate of Lewis Fisher Wallace in memory of his
parents. To be awarded to a student preparing for Christian ministry whose course work shows the greatest aptitude
for evangelism and who in completing Mentored Ministry shows an aptitude in the practice of evangelism. The
award will be made at the end of 60 credit hours of study at Acadia Divinity College. Faculty will decide the award
on recommendation from the professor(s) of Evangelism and Mentored Ministry.
Dr. Raymond E. Whitney Memorial Prize
Given by Rev. MacPherson Eaton, (B.A., M.Div., Acadia) in memory of Dr. R.E. Whitney who for 20 years was the
Superintendent of Home Missions of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. To be awarded annually to a
student who has completed 30 credit hours in a Master of Divinity or a Bachelor of Theology program and who is
preparing for a vocation in Christian ministry. The award is based on excellence in academic studies and a student
who has special interest in, and is serving in a Home Mission Church.
Alfred E. Wilbur Prize in Church History
Income from a trust fund established by Alfred E. Wilbur of Rosevale, New Brunswick. To a full-time student
enrolled at Acadia Divinity College who submits to the Professor of Church History the best 2,500 word essay on the
effects of the Protestant Reformation. The essay shall demonstrate scholarly research, and include a bibliography.
The essay may be part of a course requirement, or be an independent study.

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Student Aid
Board of Ministerial Standards and Education Bursary
An annual bursary given by the Board of Ministerial Standards and Education of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist
Churches. To provide financial assistance to members of Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches preparing for
the full-time ministry at Acadia Divinity College. If a student receiving this bursary should transfer to secular work
within five years after leaving the college, they shall make formal arrangements to reimburse the funds.
Christian Disciples Fund Award
The Christian Disciples Fund was established to provide financial assistance to deserving needy mature students
preparing for ordination to Christian Ministry.
Colburne Scholarship
Income from a trust fund established by Ruth Colburne of Moncton, New Brunswick, and held by the Atlantic
Baptist Foundation. To provide an annual scholarship to a student who is a graduate of Crandall University and is
enrolled in a Master of Divinity or Bachelor of Theology degree program at Acadia Divinity College.
Emma Duncan Memorial Bursary
The income from a trust fund established by a bequest from the estate of Emma Duncan. To be used to assist
deserving theological students.
Miramichi-North Shore Association Bursary
The Miramichi-North Shore Association of United Baptist Churches makes available an annual bursary of $500 to
a deserving student who is preferably a member of a church in the Miramichi-North Shore Association of United
Baptist Churches.
Dora Duffy Mitton Bursary
First Baptist Church Moncton, New Brunswick, provides an annual bursary from an endowment established from the
Estate of Dora Duffy Mitton. To be granted to a student who is preparing for full time pastoral or mission ministry.
Willett Bursary
An annual bursary is given by Mrs. Dorothy Willett of Fredericton, New Brunswick, in loving memory of her
husband Donald. It is awarded to a deserving student preferably from Brunswick Street Baptist Church, Fredericton,
New Brunswick or a student from the York Association, or to a student from the Province of New Brunswick.

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Silver Medal in Theology


The Acadia University Silver Medal in Theology is awarded to the top all-around Master of Divinity or Master of
Arts (Theology) graduating student at Acadia Divinity College. Primary consideration will be given to students who
have achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.6, with at least 75% of their degree requirements having been completed
at Acadia on a full-time basis. In addition to meeting the academic criteria, students will demonstrate spiritual
maturity, an interest in the life of the College, and meaningful contribution to the ministry and life of the Church.
This award is made annually at Spring Convocation by the University at the recommendation of the Faculty of
Theology. Students may not receive this award more than once.

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Special Funds

Operating Endowments
Funds endowed or donated specifically to fund a portion of the operating or capital requirements of the College.
The principal or gift amount is retained in perpetuity and cannot be spent.
Deborah Balcom Institute of Church Music
Income from a trust fund established by Irving Balcom of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in memory of his mother, Deborah
Balcom. To be used when required to provide a semester course in Church Music, a Church Music summer course,
or seminar.
Dr. S. J. Case Library Fund
Income from a trust fund given in 1924 by Dr. S.J. Case as a permanent library endowment with special reference
to theological literature.
Richard Erb Bursary
Income from a trust fund established by Richard Erb of Calgary, Alberta (formerly of Apohaqui, New Brunswick).
To be used to provide financial assistance to students participating in Mentored Ministry.
Harding Library Fund
Income from a trust fund given in memory of Theodore Seth Harding by Mrs. Sunshine H. Ballard of Kentucky in
1939. To be used to purchase theological books.
Hayward Lectures
Income from a trust fund of $50,000 established by Mrs C.C. Hayward of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. To fund an annual
lectureship in theology and related subjects.
Rev. and Mrs. D. H. Maitland Trust Fund
Income from a trust fund established in memory of their parents, Rev. and Mrs D.H. Maitland by son, Ross (Acadia
41), and daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Ann) Marshall and Mrs. Burton (Catherine) Nichols. To provide financial
assistance for Continuing Ministerial Education.
The Charles H. Martell Library Fund
Income from a trust established by the estate of George Arthur Martell, in 1927, to establish the Charles H. Martell
Library Fund.
Gerald K. Simpson Lectureship
Income from a trust fund established by Gerald K. Simpson of Fairhaven, Deer Island, New Brunswick. To provide
continuing education for pastors and spouses and students through an annual lectureship in practical theology.

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W. Borden Trites Field Seminar Trust Fund


Income from a trust fund established by W. Borden Trites of Fredericton, New Brunswick. To be used to provide
financial assistance to students engaged in Mentored Ministry.
John and Francis Watt and Bruce Watt Missions Endowment
Income from a trust fund established by Dr. David, Neill, and Murray Watt in loving memory of their parents John
and Francis Watt and their brother, Bruce. Bruces wife, Eleanor, and the extended family and friends are also
supportive of this endowment. This endowment will be used for mission projects at Acadia Divinity College. This
fund is to assist in the training of Christian leaders in cross-cultural and global leadership.
Jarold and Lillian Zeman Operating Endowment
This endowment was established by Lillian Zeman to provide an annual contribution to the operating expenses of
Acadia Divinity College.

Increasing Endowments
Funds endowed or donated whereby only a portion of the desired funds have been received. Until the fund reaches
the desired balance, it is held in a special fund and cannot be spent. Any income or unrealized appreciation
(depreciation) realized on this fund is added to the principal or gift amount.
Reverend Patricia Gow Memorial Bursary
This bursary has been established by Shirley Gow and the late Frank Gow in memory of their beloved daughter,
Patricia to honour her contribution to Acadia Divinity College during her years as Adjunct Faculty in Clinical
Pastoral Education (1994-2007). This annual bursary will be awarded to the student who demonstrates a strong
aptitude and passion for Clinical Pastoral Education.
Rev. Brian R. Long Memorial Bursary
A memorial bursary that has been set up by Kennebecasis Baptist Church to honour the memory of Rev. Brian
R. Long. Brian was a well-loved pastor who loved his pastorates. This bursary shall be awarded to a deserving
student(s) who needs financial assistance.
Mathias Munyewe Endowment
Income from a trust fund established by friends to honour the memory of Rev. Mathias Munyewe and his work
among Muslims in his native country of Malawi, Central Africa. To be used to purchase library books and materials,
or toward the expense of speakers for seminars dealing with ministry to Muslims.
Charles and Charlotte Taylor Fund for Clinical Pastoral Education and Prison Ministry
A trust fund has been established and the capital invested for seven years or until the capital reaches $100,000. The
income shall be used to sustain programs in Chaplaincy with first priority given to programs in Prison Chaplaincy.

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Special Funds

Mrs. Dot Taylor Memorial Bursary


A trust fund has been established by the Heritage Trio in memory of Dot Taylor, a trio member. When the endowment
reaches $10,000 the income shall be used to provide financial assistance to a student who has musical gifts, and is
enrolled in a Master of Divinity program preparing for full-time ministry.

Scholarships & Bursaries Available From Outside the College


Applications must be made directly to each organization. Financial aid is sometimes available from individual
churches and associations; ask your home church and association for information regarding possible sources.
African United Baptist Association Ministerial Fund
The African United Baptist Association grants an annual bursary of up to $1,000 to students who are members
of churches associated with the African United Baptist Association and are enrolled in a course of study at Acadia
Divinity College leading to ordination in a member church of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches.
Applications must be made annually to the Association Clerk prior to July 15.
Atlantic Baptist Womens Missionary Union Bursaries
Income from a trust fund established by the United Baptist Womans Missionary Union in 1923-28 and 1952-57.
To provide financial assistance in the amount up to $4,000 annually. Upon the recommendation of the UBWMU,
bursaries are awarded first, to women preparing for overseas service with Canadian Baptist Ministries, or to
missionaries on home assignment who wish to pursue further studies at Acadia Divinity College; then to women
enrolled in any Acadia Divinity College degree program.
The Vida Blair Memorial Endowment Fund
The Vida Blair Memorial Endowment Fund Committee makes available an annual bursary for a deserving student
from New Brunswick, who is studying at Acadia Divinity College to become a Christian minister or Christian
missionary. Preference will be given to a student from Grace Memorial Baptist Church in Fredericton, New
Brunswick. Applications from students from the Atlantic Provinces may also be given consideration. Applications
for a bursary may be made by writing to the Secretary, Vida Blair Memorial Endowment Fund, Grace Memorial
Baptist Church, 536 Northumberland Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 3K8. Applications must include a
statement of the students educational and vocational pursuit and why they feel they qualify for consideration.
Richard Burpee Memorial Scholarship
The Get Together Club of Brunswick Street Baptist Church of Fredericton, New Brunswick, provides an annual
scholarship of $500 to honour the memory of Rev. Richard E. Burpee, Canadas first Protestant Missionary, who
was a member of Brunswick Street Church. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is a Missionary Candidate
or who is a child of a missionary. Applications, giving pertinent data relating to the background and career plans of
the applicant, must be sent by July 31 to: Get Together Club, Brunswick Street Baptist Church, The Richard Burpee
Memorial Scholarship, 225 Massey Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 2Z5.

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Ruth Keith Scholarship Fund


An annual scholarship of $1,000 is available to a deserving young man who was brought up in Kings County, New
Brunswick and who is studying to be a Baptist minister. Application for the scholarship should be made to Ruth
Keith Bursary, First National Bank and Trust Newtown, 34 South Slate St., Newtown, Pennsylvania, 18940.
Lunenburg-Queens United Baptist Association Bursary
The Lunenburg-Queens United Baptist Association grants an annual bursary of $250 to a student who is a member
of a church within that Association who is enrolled in a degree program at a recognized theological institution and
who is preparing for the Christian Ministry. Application forms are available from the Association Clerk or Acadia
Divinity College.
Praxis: Global Discipleship Scholarship and Mission Trip
Canadian Baptist Ministries, in conjunction with our denominational seminaries, is pleased to offer the Global
Discipleship scholarship Praxis. This scholarship program is available upon application to a select group of
Canadian Baptist Ministries affiliated students enrolled within an accredited theological school and pursuing a
graduate seminary studies at a Masters or Doctoral level.
The scholarship, estimated at $5,000, provides the opportunity for accepted participants to engage in missiological
reflection on a significant issue related to Gospel and Culture in a global context. Each year, Praxis engages
in a cross-cultural mission experience within a cohort learning environment for four to six participants. Past
scholarship trips included Kenya, Lebanon, Bolivia and India.
Saskatoon First Baptist Church Bursary
First Baptist Church, Saskatoon grants a bursary of up to $800 to a student who is preparing for Christian ministry
in Churches affiliated with Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. Applications are available from Bursary Trustees,
First Baptist Church, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 2M4.
Shelburne United Baptist Association Bursary
A bursary in the amount of $800 (if only one application) or $500 each (if two students apply) is available for
first-year studies at Acadia Divinity College. The applicant must be either an active member or active adherent of a
church in the Shelburne United Baptist Association. Please apply in writing to: The Clerk of the Shelburne United
Baptist Association, 1468 Highway #330, RR#1 Clarks Harbour, Nova Scotia B0W 1P0.
Douglas A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship
The Douglas A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually, on recommendation from the Acadia Divinity
College, to a needy full time student in a Masters program in a theological discipline who shows character, promise
of leadership, a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5, and the desire to pursue a vocation in Christian ministry.
Applications can be received from Acadia Divinity College.

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Governance

Board of Trustees
Appointed by the Convention of Atlantic
Baptist Churches (CABC)
Term Expires October 2013
Ralph DeLong, New Germany, NS
Greg Doyle, Parrsboro, NS
Eric MacKinnon, Brookfield, NS
John Stewart, Fredericton, NB
Term Expires October 2014
Jennie Enman, Kentville, NS
Graham Starratt, Bedford, NS
Charles D. Thompson, Hartland, NB
Gail Whalen-Dunn, New Minas, NS

Appointed by the Board of Governors of


Acadia University from CABC appointees
to the Board
Term Expires October 2013
Susan Colquhoun, Amherst, NS
Term Expires October 2014
Ralph Taylor, Moncton, NB
Term Expires October 2015
James Stanley, Hatchet Lake, NS

Term Expires October 2015


Dan Ingersoll, Bedford, NS
Margaret Munro, Stratford, PEI
Doug Schofield, Kentville, NS
Kenneth Trimper, Bear River East, NS
Ex officio
Harry Gardner
President, Acadia Divinity College
Ray Ivany
President, Acadia University
Peter Reid
Executive Minister of the Convention of
Atlantic Baptist Churches

Observers
TBD, Alumni/ae Appointee
Anna M. Robbins, Academic Dean
Samantha West, Student Appointee
R. Glenn Wooden, Faculty Appointee (2013)

Acadia Divinity College Senate


Susan Colquhoun (retire 2015)
Greg Doyle (retire 2013)
Margaret Munro (retire 2015)
Harry Gardner, President
Lionel Moriah, Faculty (2015)
Anna M. Robbins, Academic Dean
Robert Wilson, Faculty (2013)

Patrick Brightman, Student Appointee


Rene Clark, Alumni
Devin Johnstone, Alumni

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Committees of the Board of Trustees


Officers of the Board
Ralph DeLong, Chair
Doug Schofield, Vice-chair
Greg Doyle, Secretary
Executive Committee
Ralph DeLong, Chair
Doug Schofield, Vice-chair
Greg Doyle, Secretary
Dan Ingersoll
Graham Starratt
Ralph Taylor

Harry Gardner, President
Finance Committee
Ralph Taylor, Chair
Greg Doyle
James Stanley
Graham Starratt
Kenneth Trimper
Gail Whalen-Dunn
Harry Gardner, President
Brenda MacDonald, Controller
David Watt, Director of Development
Audit Committee
Ralph Taylor, Chair
Greg Doyle
James Stanley
Graham Starratt
Kenneth Trimper
Gail Whalen-Dunn
Investment Committee
Graham Starratt, Chair
James Stanley
Ralph Taylor
Ken Trimper
Harry Gardner, President
Brenda MacDonald, Controller
David Watt, Director of Development

Development Committee
John Stewart, Chair
Charles Thompson
Gail Whalen-Dunn
Harry Gardner, President
David Watt, Director of Development
Faculty Staff Committee
Charles Thompson, Chair
Susan Colquhoun

Craig Evans, Faculty

Harry Gardner, President

Peter Reid, CABC Executive Minister

Anna M. Robbins, Academic Dean

Convention Relations Committee
Ralph DeLong, Chair
Doug Schofield, Vice-Chair
Greg Doyle, Secretary
Harry Gardner, President
Trustee Life Committee
Greg Doyle, Chair
Margaret Munro
John Stewart
Harry Gardner, President
Nominations Committee
Eric MacKinnon, Chair
Susan Colquhoun
Ralph Taylor
Harry Gardner, President
Building / Facilities Committee
Jennie Enman, Chair
Eric MacKinnon
James Stanley
Harry Gardner, President