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Acadia Divinity College

Equipping Christians to Serve 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 approved by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. All degrees are awarded by Acadia University.


Published by Acadia Divinity College 2015-2016 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: Toll-Free: Fax: Email: Website:

(902) 585-2210 or (902) 585-2215 1 (866) 875-8975 (902) 585-2233 adcinfo@acadiau.ca http://www.AcadiaDiv.ca


Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ..........................................................................1 Calendar Dates ....................................................................................... 2 Welcome to Acadia Divinity College ......................................................5 Acadia Divinity College Profile ............................................................. 6 Teaching Sites .........................................................................................7 Affiliated Colleges .................................................................................. 8 What is Theological Education? ........................................................... 9 Faculty Appointed by the Board of Trustees ....................................... 12 Visiting Professor.................................................................................. 13 Fellows of Acadia Divinity College....................................................... 13 Professors Emeriti ................................................................................ 13 Lecturers ............................................................................................... 13 Adjunct Faculty ..................................................................................... 14 Associates in Clinical Pastoral Education ........................................... 16 Academic Administrative Responsibilities ......................................... 17 Administrative and Support Staff ........................................................ 18 Academic Chairs ................................................................................... 19 Continuing Education ......................................................................... 20 The Commissioning Service ................................................................ 22 Academic Policies ................................................................................ 23 Fees and Related Information ............................................................ 29 Penalties ............................................................................................... 34 Accommodations ................................................................................. 34 Ordination Standards .......................................................................... 35 Graduate Education beyond Acadia ................................................... 35

GUIDE TO COURSE NUMBERING AND DEPARTMENTAL ABBREVIATIONS ....................................... 37 GRADUATE PROGRAMS ...........................................................41 Master of Divinity ................................................................................ 42 Master of Arts (Theology) (60 credit hours) ....................................... 51 Master of Arts (Theology) (30 credit hours) .......................................73 The Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies ...................................... 83 Graduate Courses ................................................................................ 84

POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMS .............................................. 113 Doctor of Ministry .............................................................................. 114 Doctor of Ministry Courses ................................................................ 117


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS........................................... 120 Bachelor of Theology .......................................................................... 121 Certificate in Christian Studies .......................................................... 124 Certificate in Ministerial Studies ....................................................... 125 Minor in Theological Studies .............................................................126 Undergraduate Courses ...................................................................... 127

AWARDS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE .............................. 137 List of Scholarships, Bursaries, Prizes, and Awards ........................ 140 Scholarships ....................................................................................... 140 Bursaries ............................................................................................. 142 Prizes and Awards .............................................................................. 154 Student Aid ......................................................................................... 157 Silver Medal in Theology .................................................................... 157

SPECIAL FUNDS...................................................................... 158 Operating Endowments ..................................................................... 159 Increasing Endowments .................................................................... 160 Scholarships and Bursaries Available From Outside the College .... 161

GOVERNANCE......................................................................... 163 Board of Trustees ................................................................................164 Acadia Divinity College Senate ..........................................................164 Committees of the Board of Trustees ................................................ 165


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Calendar Dates 2015 July 31 ........... Last day to submit MA (Theology), D.Min. theses for fall graduation and request for oral examination August 26 .............................................. Residences open for new international students August 28 .................................................................. Last day to apply for fall graduation August 29 ............................................................. Residences open (for all new students) August 29 ............................. Acadia University new student orientation activities begin August 30............................................................ Residences open for returning students August 31 – September 4 .........................D.Min. Europe intensive course (Amsterdam) September 1-4.................................................................... ADC New Student Orientation September 2.................................... Acadia University fall and fall/winter courses begin September 2 ............................................................ Fee payment deadline September 4................ All-Acadia Divinity College (faculty, staff, and students) Retreat September 7 ................................................................ Labour Day - no classes scheduled September 8 ......................................................... ADC fall and fall/winter courses begin September 11Last day to add/change any fall or fall/winter course sections September 11 ......................... Last day to drop fall or fall/winter courses without a “W” appearing on the transcript September 21 Deadline for approved MA (Theology), D.Min. theses for fall graduation September 30 ............................................. Last day to receive grades for fall graduation 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 5 ................................................ ADC Faculty Meeting to approve fall graduates October 6 ................................................. ADC Senate meeting to approve fall graduates October 12 .......... Thanksgiving Day - no regular classes. Intensive classes as scheduled October 12-16............................................................................. ADC fall intensive classes October 13 .......................... Acadia University Senate meeting to approve fall graduates October 13-16.............................................................................................Fall study break No classes for those not registered for a fall intensive course October 19-21......................................................................................... Hayward Lectures October 30 ........................ Last day to drop fall courses and receive a “W” Any fall classes dropped after today will receive an “F” grade November 2-3 ............................................. George Rawlyk Memorial Lectures (ACBAS) November 11 ..................................................................... Remembrance Day - no classes November 30 ......Last day for undergraduate students to apply for Spring Convocation December 4 ......................................................... Last day of classes before examinations December 7-19 ................................................................ Acadia University examinations December 8-10 ......................................................................ADC fall-term examinations December 11....... Last day for all ADC take-home examinations and other written work to be submitted (unless earlier date set by instructor) December 20 ....................................................................Residences close at 12:00 noon


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2016 January 4-8 ...................................................................... J-term Week Intensive courses January 6 ..................................................................... Residences open for new students January 10 .......................................................... Residences open for returning students January 11 ............ Acadia University fall/winter courses resume. Winter courses begin January 11 ............................................................... Fee payment deadline January 11 ................................. ADC fall/winter courses resume. Winter courses begin January 19 ... Last day to add/change course sections for any winter course January 19 .............................................. Last day to drop a winter course without a “W” appearing on the transcript January 29 ............ Last day to drop fall/winter courses and receive a “W” Any fall/winter classes dropped after today will receive an “F” grade January 29 ................... Last day to apply for Spring Convocation for graduate students January 29 ................... Winter Term Students - Last day to opt out of ASU Health Plan or add dependents January 29 .............................................. Last day to decrease meal plan for winter term February 8-10 ........................................................................................ Simpson Lectures February 8-12 ................................ Simpson Week Intensive courses. No regular classes February 15 ............................................... Nova Scotia Heritage Day - no regular classes Intensive classes as scheduled February 15-19 ..............................................ADC winter reading week intensive courses February 16-19 ..................................................................................... Winter study break No classes for those not registered for a winter reading week intensive course February 26 ........................... Last day to submit D.Min. theses for Spring Convocation March 4 ........................ Last day to drop winter courses and receive a “W” Any winter classes dropped after today will receive an “F” grade March TBD ....................... Experience Acadia Div: open house for prospective students March 11.................... Last day to submit MA (Theology) theses for Spring Convocation and request oral examination March 25 ..................................................................................... Good Friday. No classes April 11 ...................................................................... Acadia University last day of classes April 13-26 ...................................................................... Acadia University examinations April 14.................................................................. Last day of ADC classes – winter term April 19................................ Deadline for approved and printed MA (Theology), D.Min. theses for Spring Convocation April 19-21 ............................................................................................ ADC examinations April 22 .............................................. Last day for all ADC take-home examinations and other written work to be submitted (unless earlier date set by instructor) April 22 .............................................................................Residences close at 12:00 noon April 29 .............................................. Last day to receive grades for Spring Convocation May 9 .................................................ADC Faculty Meeting to approve spring graduates May 10 ................................................ ADC Senate meeting to approve spring graduates May 11 ........................... Acadia University Senate Meeting to approve spring graduates May 13 ......................................................................... Commissioning Supper (5:00 pm) May 13 .......................................................................... Commissioning Service (7:30 pm)


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May 15 ........................................................................... Baccalaureate Service (11:00 am) May 15 ...... Spring Convocation ceremony for Faculty of Theology graduates (3:00 pm) May 23 ........................................................................................ Victoria Day – no classes May 24-June 24................................................................. ADC Spring Intensive courses. Includes Saturday, May 28, 2016 June 6 ...................... Last day to submit an appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee


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Welcome to Acadia Divinity College From the President Acadia Divinity College is on the campus of one of Canada’s 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 University’s 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 (Theology) are now provided opportunity to focus their research in Practical Theology, in addition to the more classical disciplines of Biblical Studies, Christian History and Theology. An increased number of lay persons are enrolling in courses to better equip 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 Christ’s 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 Christ’s 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 approved 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 Christian 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.

2. 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.

3. To contribute to, and be in partnership with, the whole Church of Jesus Christ at the local, national, and global levels.

4. 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.


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Teaching Sites Acadia Divinity College offers courses in a variety of locations including: •

Wolfville: Students can complete any bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree or program part time or full time at ADC’s 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.

ADC Metro: Six to eight introductory bachelor-level and master-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 Metro. Students who wish to study full time without relocating to the Wolfville area can complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree by taking a combination of courses through ADC Metro and the Wolfville site.

ADC New Brunswick: Six to eight introductory bachelor-level and master-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 threeto 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 intensive one-week courses on our Wolfville site.

Europe: Some Doctor of Ministry courses are offered in Amsterdam.

Crandall University: Crandall University students may be eligible to enrol concurrently in the Acadia Bachelor of Theology program while completing a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Crandall University. Crandall University students are encouraged to contact the Director of the Crandall-Acadia Bachelor of Theology Partnership for further information.

In addition to live courses, ADC also offers some independent study courses, (primarily within the Master of Arts (Theology) 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.


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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 Québec, Canada; Two in Nigeria; and, One in Hong Kong.

These institutions have been approved by the Senate of Acadia University after academic review. In this way, Acadia Divinity College supports the training of Christian leaders in other linguistic and cultural settings. While these degrees are not approved by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), they carry the accreditation of Acadia University who awards the degrees. The schools with which we are closely linked include: 1.

Faculté de Théologie Évangélique: The Baccalauréat en Théologie (B.Th.) degree from the Faculté has been awarded by Acadia University from its inception in 1980. In 1994, the Acadia University Senate approved the introduction of a Maîtrise en Théologie (M.Th.) degree. Subsequently, Acadia University has awarded the Maîtrise ès Arts (Théologie) degree and the Maîtrise en Divinité (M.Div.) degree. The Faculté de Théologie Évangélique is located in Montréal, Québec. The Dean of the School is Dr. Amar Djaballah.

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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 University’s 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 College’s affiliation was renewed.

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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 (B.Th.) and Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.) students in 1994.

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Bethel Bible Seminary, Hong Kong: This seminary, begun in Beijing, and for many years located in Hong Kong, has a strong reputation for its bachelor’s 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 (Theology), and Master of Theological Studies degrees.


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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 is at the heart of our mission? What are the basic components of a theological education? 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: 1. 2. 3.

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 functional service to humanity but rather a leadership role in which others see Christ in us and sense the presence 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 or 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 minister’s 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. 1.

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 minister’s success.

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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.

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Members of congregations (or the laity as we often call them), unlike the first two have tended to list the minister’s personal integrity and walk with God as the most important features of Christian ministry.


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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 minister’s devotion to God, it will not follow him or 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 or 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 or 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 minister’s 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 minister’s ability to communicate the Gospel and its relevance for this generation. Without this awareness, a pastor loses his or 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 world’s value system rather than challenge it when it manifests itself in his or 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. 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.


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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 makeup of the church, there are several other very important areas that belong in the theological curriculum today. These include leadership, evangelism, discipleship, as well as management of conflict, understanding worship, and dealing with financial matters in Christian ministry.

The Local Church’s 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 and mentor 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 BA (Hons.) (University of Maryland), M.A.R. (Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary), MA (Temple University), PhD (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 BA (Claremont McKenna College), M.Div. (Western Baptist Seminary), MA (Claremont Graduate University), PhD (Claremont Graduate University), D.Habil. (Budapest). Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies, Director of Master of Arts (Theology) Program, Director of Hayward Lectures.

Harry G. Gardner BA (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 BA (Hons.) (Acadia University), MA (University of New Brunswick), M.R.E. (Acadia University), PhD (University of Alberta). Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Assistant to Director of Mentored Ministry Program, Dean of Students, Director of Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care.

Christopher Killacky B.Sc. (Hons.) (Exeter University), MA (Greenwich School of Theology), PhD (Potchefstroom University), P.G.C.E. (Brunel University). Associate Professor of Theology, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Director of Distance Education, Director of Technology.

Stephen D. McMullin BA (Hons.) (Acadia University), M.A.T.S. (Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary), PhD (University of New Brunswick). Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Associate Professor of Evangelism and Mission, Director of ADC New Brunswick, Director of Simpson Lectures.

Anna M. Robbins BA (Carleton University), M.R.E. (Acadia University), MA (Theology) (Acadia University), PhD (University of Wales). Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Ethics, Director of Doctoral Studies, Academic Dean.

Robert S. Wilson BA (Gordon College), MA, PhD (University of Guelph). Thomas James Armstrong Memorial Professor of Practical Theology and Church History.


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R. Glenn Wooden BA (Hons.) (Mount Allison University), M.Div., MA (Acadia University), M.L.I.S. (Dalhousie University), PhD (University of St. Andrews). Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, ADC Librarian, Liaison to Affiliated Colleges in Nigeria.

H. Daniel Zacharias BA (Providence College), M.Div., MA (Acadia University), PhD (University of Aberdeen). Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Technology Assistant.

Visiting Professor John B. Stewart BA (Acadia University), B.Ed. (Acadia University), M.Ed. (University of New Brunswick), EdD (University of Toronto), MTS (University of Toronto). Visiting Professor in Pastoral Care and Counselling. Professor Emeritus in Education, University of New Brunswick.

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, BA, M.A.R, MA, PhD Alan P. F. Sell, BA, B.D., D.Th., D.D.

Professors Emeriti Andrew D. MacRae, PhD Sheldon and Marjorie Fountain Professor of Evangelism and Mission, Emeritus, Acadia University.

Allison A. Trites, D.Phil. Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Acadia University.

Lecturers RenĂŠe Embree B.Sc. (Kinesiology) (Simon Fraser University), M.Div. (Acadia University). MA (Theology) (Acadia University). Lecturer in Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Director of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Program.

Jody L. Linkletter BA (Atlantic Baptist University), M.Div. (Acadia University), PhD (Warwick University). Lecturer in Youth and Family Ministries, Associate Director of Doctoral Studies.


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John H. McNally BA (Hons.) (Queen’s University), M.P.A. (Queen’s University), M.Div. (University of Toronto), D.Min. (Acadia University). Lecturer in Practical Theology, Program Director, Doctor of Ministry.

Dale O. Stairs BA (Atlantic Baptist University), M.Div. (Acadia University), PhD, cand. (Free University of Amsterdam). Lecturer in Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Director of Crandall-Acadia Bachelor of Theology Partnership.

Adjunct Faculty Catherine M. Barsotti, PhD Affiliate Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary.

John Bowen, D.Min. Director, Wycliffe Serves! and the Institute of Evangelism, Wycliffe College.

F. Christopher Coffin, D.Min. Teaching Supervisor, Springhill Institution. RC Formation Director, Atlantic School of Theology. Sessional lecturer, Atlantic School of Theology.

Rupen Das, D.Min. Global Field Staff with Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM). On secondment to the European Baptist Federation (EBF) as a Consultant on Mission and Development.

Adrian Gardner, M.Div. Associate Director of Youth and Family Ministries at CABC. Associate Pastor at Grand Bay Baptist Church, New Brunswick.

Robert K. Johnston, PhD Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary.

Terry L. LeBlanc, PhD Founding Chair and Director of North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS). Indigenous Studies Program Director, Tyndale University College and Seminary.

Ted Newell, PhD Associate Professor of Education, Crandall University.

Jacqueline Ottmann, PhD Associate Professor University of Calgary.

Wendy L. Peterson, PhD, cand. Instructor of New Religious Movements, Providence University College and Seminary.


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Julene Pommert, PhD Counselor, Northwest Family Life.

Andy M. Reimer, PhD Consultant, Culture Codes Consulting, Calgary.

Michael Rynkiewich, PhD Professor of Anthropology, Asbury Seminary.

Justine Smith, PhD Bill Webb, PhD Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Tyndale University College and Seminary.

Wade White, M.Div., MA Randy Woodley, PhD Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture. Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies, George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

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Associates in Clinical Pastoral Education Penelope Allderdice A.B. (University of Chicago), M.S. (Utah State University), PhD (Montana State University), M.Div. (Meadville Lombard Theological School). Teaching Supervisor.

Peter Barnes B.Sc. (Memorial University), M.Div. (Trinity College), D.Min. (Acadia University). Teaching Supervisor, Eastern Health, St. John’s, NL.

F. Christopher Coffin BA (St. Mary's University), M.Div., M.Th. (Acadia University) D.Min. (St. Stephen's College, University of Alberta). Teaching Supervisor, Springhill Institution, RC Formation Director, Atlantic School of Theology, Sessional lecturer, Acadia Divinity College and Atlantic School of Theology.

Deborah Everett BA (North American Baptist College), M.T.S. (St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta), 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 BA (Carleton University), M.Div. (Atlantic School of Theology). Teaching Supervisor and Professional Practice Coordinator, Capital Health, Halifax, NS.

Sandra Morrison BA (Mount Saint Vincent University), M.Div., M.R.E., M.Th. (Acadia University), M.Th. (St. Stephen’s College, University of Alberta). 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 O’Halloran BA (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 Associate Director, Doctoral Studies .................................Dr. Jody L. Linkletter Dean of Chapel ................................................................... Dr. Harry G. Gardner Dean of Students .............................................................. Dr. Carol Anne Janzen Director, Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies .................................................. Dr. William H. Brackney Director, ADC New Brunswick ....................................Dr. Stephen D. McMullin Director, Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care ............................................................. Dr. Carol Anne Janzen 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 (Theology) Program ....................... Dr. Craig A. Evans Director, Mentored Ministry Program ............................ Dr. Carol Anne Janzen Director, Simpson Lectures .........................................Dr. Stephen D. McMullin Director, Technology ..................................................... Dr. Christopher Killacky Director, Undergraduate Studies ................................. Dr. Christopher Killacky Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Program .......... Rev. RenĂŠe Embree Liaison to Affiliated Colleges in Nigeria............................ Dr. R. Glenn Wooden Program Director, Doctor of Ministry................................ Dr. John H. McNally


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Administrative and Support Staff President ............................................................................. Dr. Harry G. Gardner Academic Dean ................................................................... Dr. Anna M. Robbins Administrative Assistant .................................................. Karen Slater Padovani Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean .............................. Karen Cann Administrative Assistant to the Advancement Office .............. Trisha Urquhart Administrative Support to Faculty .................................................... Karen Cann Alumni Liaison ........................................................................... Trisha Urquhart Assistant to the Registrar ........................................................ To be determined Building Manager ................................................................. Eveline DeSchiffart Communications Liaison ............................................................ Shawna Peverill Controller ................................................................................... Matthew Kimball Director of Advancement ................................................ Rev. John E. Campbell Events Coordinator .................................................................... Trisha Urquhart Executive Assistant to the President .................................... Eveline DeSchiffart Receptionist ........................................................................................ Karen Cann Recruitment Coordinator ........................................................... Samantha West Registrar and Manager of Students Services ............................. Shawna Peverill Technology Assistant ..................................................... Dr. H. Daniel 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. Cherry’s 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 and Mission 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 of 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 of Christian Missions and Social Issues. Income from a trust given by the United Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union is used toward funding the Chair.


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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 of 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.

Continuing Education The need for continuing education for pastors and other paid and volunteer ministry leaders has been recognized by most churches, 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 persons in ministry who will focus on the role of the minister as both preacher and pastor. The following have held this appointment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

Thomas R. McKibbons A. Leonard Griffith Gardner Taylor Foy Valentine Gene E. Bartlett John N. Gladstone Luther Joe Thompson Bruce Milne Haddon W. Robinson Joel Nederhood Alan P. F. Sell Joseph B. Underwood Eugene H. Peterson James L. Blevins Reginald Harvey Gerald B. Griffiths Don Posterski Wade Rowatt T. Kerr Spiers Robert Roberts

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Timothy R. Ashley Harry G. Gardner W. Ralph Richardson Lee Martin McDonald George Bullard Tony Pappas Paul Scott Wilson Michael Quicke Brian Stiller John Auxier Tom Bandy Peter Holmes Ron Sider Marva Dawn Rod Wilson Arthur Boers Stephen McMullin Scott Gibson Forum on Church Renewal Anna M. Robbins


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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 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

Roger Hazelton Leander E. Keck Samuel H. Miller Viktor E. Frankl Lord Macleod of Fuinary Elton Trueblood Jaroslav Pelikan Eric Charles Rust Ernest T. Campbell Stephen Neill John Bright Abel B. Masilamani David S. Russell Martin E. Marty Int. Baptist Symposium Russell F. Aldwinckle Robert T. Handy Samuel J. Mikolaski George A. Rawlyk Nathan A. Scott Bernhard E. Anderson Dale Moody George A. Rawlyk Eduard Schweizer Virgil Olson David A. Hubbard Baptist Heritage Conference J.R.C. Perkin Barry Moody George A. Rawlyk Walter Ellis Naomi Hersom Richard Longenecker William H. Brackney Roger Prentice Peter J. Paris Sir Robin Barbour

1993

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

J.R.C. Perkin Rodger E.W. Forsman John Charles Sumarah Gillis John Harp Douglas John Hall Ian Rennie Maurice Tugwell Marie McCarthy Robert Raeside Shirley Mullen David Bebbington Craig A. Evans Ian Wilks Karen Wilder (Spring) Helmut Koester James Sanders (Fall) Richard Longenecker Kevin Quast Roy Williams I. Howard Marshall James D.G. Dunn (Spring) John J. Collins (Fall) John Stackhouse Roger E. Olson (Spring) James Charlesworth Emanuel Tov (Fall) N.T. Wright Christopher Seitz (Spring) Douglas Edwards James F. Strange (Fall) Stanley E. Porter John B. Webster Edith Humphrey Simon J. Gathercole C. Stephen Evans Mark Boda David B. Capes John W. Shouse


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Courses With the approval of the instructor, qualified ministers and lay people may enrol in regular bachelor-level and master-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’s office.

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 College’s way of sending off the leaving students with its love and prayerful support. The departing students are commissioned to fulfill their ministry in Christ’s Church as they have opportunity. Speakers for the annual Commissioning Service have included: 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

George F. Levy Samuel J. Baxter Morris R.B. Lovesey I. Judson Levy Gordon S. Patch Ralph C. Chalmers G. Gerald Harrop Abner J. Langley Leonard F. Hatfield Thomas Robinson John B. Corston Charles Taylor James D. Glasse Harold L. Mitton H. Oliver Ohsberg Millard R. Cherry Donald Robertson George L. McNeill Malcolm F. Harlow Hedley Hopkins John W. Bartol J.R.C. Perkin

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Frank E. Locke Hugh McNally Sharon Budd Harry G. Gardner Andrew D. MacRae Pierre M. Allard David Phillips Dennis Veinotte Allison A. Trites Roy Williams Michael Quicke Harry G. Gardner Jonathan Wilson Lee M. McDonald Brian D. MacArthur Lois Mitchell Andrew Stirling Robert Wilson Allison A. Trites Pierre M. Allard Sarah Scott Lionel M. Moriah


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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 student’s program may only be made by written petition to the Faculty of Acadia Divinity College through the Academic Dean’s 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.

Admissions Those who plan to enter a graduate degree program at ADC are normally expected to have an undergraduate 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 graduate-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 an online 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 earlier.

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Applicants are requested to send to Acadia University’s Admissions Office all official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work. (High school transcripts are required of Bachelor of Theology students.) Photocopies are not accepted.

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Applicants are requested to have Reference Forms completed by three individuals and sent directly by the referees to Acadia Divinity College. 1. 2. 3.

One is to be completed by their pastor. One is to be completed by a teacher / professor who is acquainted with their academic abilities. One is to be completed 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. 4.

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

Bachelor of Theology: $50.00 Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts (Theology), Master of Divinity: $75.00

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Baptist ministerial students normally are expected to possess a church License to Minister from their home church. (See Ordination Standards on page 33.)

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

For further information, write to: Acadia Divinity College The Registrar Wolfville NS B4P 2R6 Or Call: Main Office: Toll-Free: Registrar: Student Services: Or Email: Or Fax:

(902) 585-2210 1 (866) 875-8975 (902) 585-2216 (902) 585-2215 adcinfo@acadiau.ca (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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New Brunswick (NB) Students Required courses are not offered every year in New Brunswick. Therefore, NB Students are advised to contact the Director of ADC New Brunswick to discuss which courses they should register in to fulfill the requirements for their degree in a timely manner.

Mature Admission – Master of Divinity Individuals over the age of 35 who have not completed an undergraduate degree may apply for mature admission to the Master of Divinity degree on the following three conditions: 1. 2. 3.

The individual has completed the academic equivalent of roughly four years of academic study. The individual has a record of significant involvement in Christian ministry. The individual has strong support from his or her local congregation in their intended pursuit of vocational Christian ministry.

For more information, contact the ADC Registrar’s office.

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.

Transfer of Credits Applicants to degrees and programs may request that up to 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. 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 a request for Transfer Credit and the appropriate course description and course code. 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 at Acadia Divinity College.


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Full-time Status Full-time students are students who register for 18 to 33 credit hours in a twelve-month period (September to August) and who take a minimum of 9 credit hours during both the fall and winter semesters. ADC Entrance Scholarship recipients should note that registration in a minimum of 24 credit hours in a twelve-month period (September to August), with a minimum of 9 credit hours during both the fall and winter semesters, 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 34.) Students are not considered officially registered for any program unless they have completed the necessary forms at or before 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 must be discussed with the College Registrar and supported by the professor(s) whose course is listed, and then approved by the Academic Dean.

Adds Full-year or fall-term courses may be added to a student’s registration until September 11 and winter-term courses until January 19.

Drops Full-year or fall-term courses discontinued on or before September 11 and winter-term courses discontinued on or before January 19 will not appear on a student’s transcript. A “W” (withdrew) will appear on the student’s transcript, when • A fall-term course is discontinued between September 12 and October 30; • A full-year course is discontinued between September 12 and January 29; and, • A winter-term course is discontinued between January 20 and March 4. Courses noted by a “W “are not counted in the student's Grade Point Average. The notation F (failed) will appear on the student's official record for courses discontinued after the above dates unless permission has been granted by the Academic 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 instructor’s and Academic Dean’s consent and only to graduate students. • Doctor of Ministry students may apply to take up to two Directed Studies. • Master of Divinity students may apply to take up to two Directed Studies. • Master of Arts (Theology) (60 credit hours) students 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 examinations and the professor would be required to submit the students grade within 14 days of receiving the outstanding material.

Theses In the preparation of a 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 graduate-level 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 student’s eligibility to graduate. It does not appear on the official transcript. The cumulative grade point 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, participation, term papers, completion of required readings, and examinations or some combination of these. The grades are given according to the following scale: Percent Grade Grade Point Value Grade Definition 94-100 A+ 4.00 Excellent 87-93 A 4.00 80-86 A3.67 77-79 B+ 3.33 Good 73-76 B 3.00 70-72 B2.67 67-69 C+ 2.33 Average 63-66 C 2.00 60-62 C1.67 57-59 D+ 1.33 Pass 53-56 D 1.00 50-52 D0.67 0-49 F 0.00 Failure W 0.00 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 re-register.

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 student’s current academic standing appears on the official record: Eligible to Register; May Register on Probation; Not Eligible to Register; or Graduated.

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 (Theology) or Doctor of Ministry programs.


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Communication Policy All students are to activate an Acadia e-mail address upon course registration. The email address assigned to a student by Acadia 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 student's responsibility to ensure that time-critical 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 student's 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 (TOEFL) with a score of at least 580 (PBT) or 90 (IBT). 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’s office.) 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.

Fees and Related Information Note: The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees at any time. The following are the 2014-2015 fees:

New Student Application Fees (Payment to accompany online application) Payable to Acadia University ............$50.00 for undergraduate program (Refundable if admission denied by Admissions Committee) Payable to Acadia University ............$75.00 for graduate program (Refundable if admission denied by Admissions Committee)


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If an offer of admission is made by Acadia University to the applicant, an acceptance deposit must be sent to Acadia University. This deposit, in all instances, is not refundable. It is applied in full to University fees (which includes tuition) at the time of registration. Details of the amount of the deposit are stated in the letter of admission from Acadia University.

Academic Fees Academic 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 to August). All courses taken above the 33-credit-hour limit will be subject to additional course fees.

Graduate Programs (Master of Arts (Theology), Master of Divinity, Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies) Full-time Fees Full-time Graduate Fees Tuition Technology Fee Athletic & Health Services Fee Total

Full year $7,333 $568 $247 $8,148

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 Online Seniors (60+), Intervarsity, Navigators per 3 credit hour course *Continuance fee Audit fee Audit fee - alumni

One semester $3,667 $284 $124 $4,075 $832 $416 $884 $442 $750 $205 $99

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

Undergraduate Programs (Bachelor of Theology, Certificate in Christian Studies) Full-time Fees Full-time Undergraduate Fees Tuition Technology Fee Athletic & Health Services Fee Total

Full year $6,903 $568 $247 $7,718

Part-time Fees Part-time per 3-credit-hour course (including virtual courses) Seniors (60+) per 3-credit-hour course Online Seniors (60+), Intervarsity, Navigators per 3 credit hour course Online per 3-credit-hour course Audit fee Audit fee – alumni

One semester $3,452 $284 $124 $3,860 $788 $394 $442 $884 $205 $99


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Certificate in Ministerial Studies Full-time Fees Full-time Undergraduate Fees Tuition Technology Fee Total

Full year $3,452 $284 $3,736

Part-time Fees Part-time per 3-credit-hour course (including virtual courses)

One semester $1,726 $142 $1,868 $394

Doctor of Ministry For students admitted in 2010 and subsequent: The program fee for the Doctor of Ministry is $13,911. 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 $750 continuance fee. For students admitted prior to September 2010: Research Methodology Ministry Mentoring and Reflection 3-credit-hour Core or Elective courses Thesis (allocated over 2 semesters) Comprehensive Evaluation *Continuance Fee (Thesis-project not complete)

$768 $1,156 $1,156 $2,310 $1,156 $750

* The continuance fee is payable annually if the Thesis-project extends beyond one year, until the degree is completed.

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 $370.

Student Organization Fees for 2014-2015 Note: The fees listed here are subject to change. Full-time, Student Fees full year

Full-time, one semester

Acadia Students Union fee

$167.88

$83.94

ADC Student Association fee Limited Interest fee Building Fund fee ASU Wellness fee Yearbook fee Class Dues World University Service of Canada Access Card Total

$50.00 $3.00 $30.00 $30.00 $20.00 $3.00 $1.00

$25.00 $1.50 $15.00 $15.00 $20.00 $1.50 $0.50

$10.00 $314.88

$10.00 $172.44

Part-time $10.34 per 3-credit course $25.00 per term

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Medical Care / Hospital Insurance Fees Insurance 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 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

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 at (902) 585-2167 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. Registration is not final 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 officially notifying the ADC Registrar’s office by email automatically incur academic course drop penalties and are not eligible for adjustments to their fees. Withdrawal is effective the day the Registrar’s Office receives written information. Refunds and course withdrawal penalties are calculated as of that day.


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Regulations Regarding Cancellation and Withdrawal Full-time Students: Residence and Courses Students must officially notify the ADC Registrar’s office by email 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 officially notifying the ADC Registrar’s office by email will automatically incur academic course drop penalties and are not eligible for adjustments to their fees. Students withdrawing from University during the academic year (September to April) will be charged as listed in the following table. Part-time Students Students withdrawing from courses must inform the ADC Registrar’s office of this in writing. Withdrawal is effective the day the ADC Registrar’s office receives this written notification. Refunds and course withdrawal penalties are calculated as of this day based on the “Academic and Student Fees” section as listed in the following table. 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. Term Fall Term

August 26, 2015September 13, 2015

Academic & Student Fees 100% Refund

September 14, 2015September 20, 2015

80% Refund

90% refund of fall term room cost PLUS room cancellation fee of $100 for new students and $300 for returning students 80% refund of fall term room cost

September 21, 2015September 27,2015

60% Refund

60% refund of fall term room cost

September 28, 2015October 4, 2015

40% Refund

40% refund of fall term room cost

October 5, 2015October 11, 2015

20% Refund

20% refund of fall term room cost

October 15, 2015January 10, 2016

0% Refund

0% refund of fall term room cost and 80% refund of winter term room cost

Date

Residence

Meal Plan 90% refund of fall term meal plan cost

80% refund of fall term meal plan cost 60% refund of fall term meal plan cost 40% refund of fall term meal plan cost 20% refund of fall term meal plan cost 0% refund of fall term meal plan cost and 100% refund of winter term


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Winter Term

Date

Academic & Student Fees

January 11, 2016January 19, 2016

100% Refund

January 20, 2016January 26, 2016

80% Refund

January 27, 2016February 2, 2016

60% Refund

February 3, 2016February 9, 2016

40% Refund

February 10, 2016February 16, 2016

20% Refund

February 17, 2016April 26, 2016

0% Refund

Residence

Meal Plan

80% refund of winter term room cost 80% refund of winter term room cost 60% refund of winter term room cost 40% refund of winter term room cost 20% refund of winter term room cost 0% refund

meal plan cost 80% refund of winter term meal plan cost 80% refund of winter term meal plan cost 60% refund of winter term meal plan cost 40% refund of winter term meal plan cost 20% refund of winter term meal plan cost 0% refund

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.

Late Payment of Fees and Overdue Accounts Please refer to the Acadia University Academic 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 $25 per transaction.

Handling Charges A $35 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 Academic 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 University’s 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 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 Academic Calendar for details.

Off-Campus Accommodations Those students who wish to find their own accommodation off campus can expect to pay at least $400 per month for a single room and $450 to $700 per month for a onebedroom 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 Acadia Divinity College (ADC) by the Board of Ministerial Standards and Education of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, ADC 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 (Theology) degrees have been accepted into Th.D. and PhD 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, University of Warwick, and others. Those with degrees from these and other schools will be competitive in their search for seminary and university-level teaching positions.


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Course Numbering 2000-level courses are introductory bachelor-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 are bachelor-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 are advanced bachelor-level courses requiring previous study (and which are generally not open to auditors without previous study in the field). 5000-level courses are introductory master-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 are master-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 are either advanced master-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 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.


Departmental Abbreviations Biblical Studies ARAM Aramaic BIBL Bible GREE Greek HEBR Hebrew Christian Thought CHUR Christian History THEO Theology Ministry CHAP Chaplaincy DISP Discipleship DMIN Doctor of Ministry Course EVAN Evangelism and Mission IDST Interdisciplinary Study INCD Indigenous Community Development LEDR Leadership PACC Pastoral Care and Counselling PAST Pastoral Ministry SPFM Spiritual Formation YYAM Youth and Young Adult Ministry


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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. Students may choose one of the following specializations or study without specialization: Pastoral Ministry Evangelism and Mission Youth Ministry Pastoral Care and Counselling Leadership and Spiritual Formation Prison Chaplaincy Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

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 The requirements for Master of Divinity graduation shall be a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 or better, and a pass mark in all courses within the 90 credit hours for the degree. The statute of limitations is 7 years.


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Master of Divinity1 with a specialization in Pastoral Ministry Course Number IDST 5010 Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 BIBL 5033 GREE 5013 HEBR 5013 BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) Christian Thought CHUR 5013 THEO 5013 THEO 5023 THEO 6013 THEO 7113 CHUR (elective) CHUR or THEO Ministry Core EVAN 5013 SPFM 5013 PAST 6043 PAST 5013

Course Title Orientation

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

Interpreting the Old Testament Interpreting the New Testament Foundations of New Testament Greek Foundations of Biblical Hebrew Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)

3 3 3 3 3 3

Introduction to Christian History Christian Theology 1 Christian Theology 2 Christian Ethics Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context Christian History elective Christian History elective or Theology elective

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling PAST 7013 Mentored Ministry 1 PAST 7023 Mentored Ministry 2 Area of Specialization - Choose 5: PAST 6023 Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations PAST 5073 Leadership That Advances the Mission LEDR 6063 Leading Healthy and Effective Churches PAST 7033 Preaching Evangelistic and Expository Sermons EVAN 5043 or Integral Mission or EVAN 5033 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective Electives2, 3 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 Evangelism and Mission Course Number IDST 5010 Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 BIBL 5033 GREE 5013 HEBR 5013 BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) Christian Thought CHUR 5013 THEO 5013 THEO 5023 THEO 6013 THEO 7113 CHUR (elective) CHUR or THEO Ministry Core EVAN 5013 SPFM 5013

Course Title

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

Interpreting the Old Testament Interpreting the New Testament Foundations of New Testament Greek Foundations of Biblical Hebrew Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)

3 3 3 3 3

Introduction to Christian History Christian Theology 1 Christian Theology 2 Christian Ethics Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context Christian History elective Christian History elective or Theology elective

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Orientation

Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders PAST 6043 Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship PAST 5013 Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling PAST 7013 Mentored Ministry 1 PAST 7023 Mentored Ministry 2 Area of Specialization - Choose 5: EVAN 6053 Youth Ministry and Short-term Mission EVAN 6023 Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations EVAN 7033 Preaching Evangelistic and Expository Sermons EVAN 6043 Reaching and Retaining Young Adults EVAN 5033 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement EVAN 5043 Integral Mission EVAN 7013 Praxis Electives2, 3 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 IDST 5010 Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 BIBL 5033 GREE 5013 HEBR 5013 BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) Christian Thought CHUR 5013 THEO 5013 THEO 5023 THEO 6013 THEO 7113 CHUR (elective) CHUR or THEO Ministry Core EVAN 5013 SPFM 5013 PAST 6043 PAST 5013

Course Title

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

Interpreting the Old Testament Interpreting the New Testament Foundations of New Testament Greek Foundations of Biblical Hebrew Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)

3 3 3 3 3 3

Introduction to Christian History Christian Theology 1 Christian Theology 2 Christian Ethics Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context Christian History elective Christian History elective or Theology elective

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Orientation

Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling PAST 7013 Mentored Ministry 1 PAST 7023 Mentored Ministry 2 Area of Specialization - Choose 5: YYAM 5013 Youth and Family Ministry YYAM 6053 Youth Ministry and Short-term Mission YYAM 6033 Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth YYAM 6023 Leadership and Youth Ministry YYAM 6043 Reaching and Retaining Young Adults YYAM 7013 Counselling Adolescents and their Families YYAM 72XX Special Topics in Youth and Young Adult Ministry Electives2, 3 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 IDST 5010 Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 BIBL 5033 GREE 5013 HEBR 5013 BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) Christian Thought CHUR 5013 THEO 5013 THEO 5023 THEO 6013 THEO 7113 CHUR (elective) CHUR or THEO Ministry Core EVAN 5013 SPFM 5013 PAST 6043 PAST 5013

Course Title

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

Interpreting the Old Testament Interpreting the New Testament Foundations of New Testament Greek Foundations of Biblical Hebrew Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)

3 3 3 3 3 3

Introduction to Christian History Christian Theology 1 Christian Theology 2 Christian Ethics Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context Christian History elective Christian History elective or Theology elective

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Orientation

Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling PAST 7013 Mentored Ministry 1 PAST 7023 Mentored Ministry 2 Area of Specialization – Choose 5: PACC 5033 Introduction to Prison Ministry PACC 7013 Counselling Adolescents and their Families PACC 6013 Professional and Personal Ethics PACC 7023 Marriage and Family Counselling PACC 7033 Church’s Response to Domestic Violence PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Electives2, 3 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 IDST 5010 Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 BIBL 5033 GREE 5013 HEBR 5013 BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) Christian Thought CHUR 5013 THEO 5013 THEO 5023 THEO 6013 THEO 7113 CHUR (elective) CHUR or THEO Ministry Core EVAN 5013 SPFM 5013 PAST 6043 PAST 5013

Course Title

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

Interpreting the Old Testament Interpreting the New Testament Foundations of New Testament Greek Foundations of Biblical Hebrew Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)

3 3 3 3 3 3

Introduction to Christian History Christian Theology 1 Christian Theology 2 Christian Ethics Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context Christian History elective Christian History elective or Theology elective

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Orientation

Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling PAST 7013 Mentored Ministry 1 PAST 7023 Mentored Ministry 2 Area of Specialization - Choose 5: LEDR 6023 Leadership and Youth Ministry LEDR 5073 Leadership That Advances the Mission LEDR 6043 The Practice of Leadership in Contemporary Ministry LEDR 6063 Leading Healthy and Effective Churches SPFM 7013 Pathways of Prayer: The Soul’s Quest for God SPFM 7023 The Soul of Leadership Elective2, 3 Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 Divinity with a specialization in Prison Chaplaincy Course Number IDST 5010 Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 BIBL 5033 GREE 5013 HEBR 5013 BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) Christian Thought CHUR 5013 THEO 5013 THEO 5023 THEO 6013 THEO 7113 CHUR (elective) Ministry Core EVAN 5013

Course Title Orientation

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

Interpreting the Old Testament Interpreting the New Testament Foundations of New Testament Greek Foundations of Biblical Hebrew Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)

3 3 3 3 3

Introduction to Christian History Christian Theology 1 Christian Theology 2 Christian Ethics Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context Christian History elective

3 3 3 3 3 3

Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders PAST 6043 Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling Elective Ministry elective Area of Specialization CHAP 5033 Introduction to Prison Ministry CHAP 5023 Introduction to Chaplaincy CHAP 6013 Professional and Personal Ethics CHAP 7103 Prison Ministry Practicum 1 CHAP 7113 Prison Ministry Practicum 2 CHAP 7019 Clinical Pastoral Education 1 PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Electives1 2 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 3 3 3 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.


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Master of Divinity with a specialization in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Course Number IDST 5010 Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 BIBL 5033 GREE 5013 HEBR 5013 BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) Christian Thought CHUR 5013 THEO 5013 THEO 5023 THEO 6013 THEO 7113 CHUR (elective) CHUR or THEO Ministry Core EVAN 5013

Course Title Orientation

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

Interpreting the Old Testament Interpreting the New Testament Foundations of New Testament Greek Foundations of Biblical Hebrew Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)

3 3 3 3 3

Introduction to Christian History Christian Theology 1 Christian Theology 2 Christian Ethics Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context Christian History elective Christian History elective or Theology elective

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders PAST 6043 Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling Elective Ministry elective Area of Specialization CHAP 5023 Introduction to Chaplaincy CHAP 6013 Professional and Personal Ethics CHAP 7019 Clinical Pastoral Education 1 CHAP 7029 Clinical Pastoral Education 2 Electives1 2 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 3 3 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.


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Master of Divinity1 without specialization Course Number IDST 5010 Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 BIBL 5033 GREE 5013 HEBR 5013 BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) BIBL (elective) Christian Thought CHUR 5013 THEO 5013 THEO 5023 THEO 6013 THEO 7113 CHUR (elective) CHUR or THEO Ministry Core EVAN 5013 SPFM 5013 PAST 6043 PAST 5013 DISP 5013 PACC 5013 PAST 7013 PAST 7023 Ministry Electives EVAN (elective) LEDR (elective) YYAM (elective) PACC (elective) Electives2, 3

Course Title

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

Interpreting the Old Testament Interpreting the New Testament Foundations of New Testament Greek Foundations of Biblical Hebrew Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic literature) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle)

3 3 3 3 3 3

Introduction to Christian History Christian Theology 1 Christian Theology 2 Christian Ethics Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context Christian History elective Christian History elective or Theology elective

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society 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

3 3 3 3

Evangelism and Mission elective Leadership elective Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective Pastoral Care and Counselling elective

3 3 3 3

Orientation

Elective Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3

3 3 3 3

3 3 3 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 Arts (Theology) (60 credit hours) Purpose The following degrees are designed to equip students for advanced study at the doctoral level. Academic Master of Arts (Theology) degrees: • Old Testament • New Testament • Second Temple Judaism • Theology • Christian History Practical Master of Arts (Theology) degrees complete with thesis: • Evangelism and Mission • Youth and Young Adult Ministry • Pastoral Care and Counselling • Leadership and Spiritual Formation • Discipleship • Indigenous Community Development 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 following degrees are designed to equip students not seeking ordination for ministry leadership roles in church and society. Practical Master of Arts (Theology) degrees complete with project: • Evangelism and Mission • Youth and Young Adult Ministry • Pastoral Care and Counselling • Leadership and Spiritual Formation • Discipleship Acadia also offers Master of Arts (Theology) degrees by course work only in: • Prison Chaplaincy • Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care • Indigenous Community Development • Master of Arts (Theology) 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 PhD programs have at least 12 credit hours of Biblical languages before enrolling in the Master of Arts (Theology) degree.


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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 (Theology) 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 (Theology) program. The Statue of Limitations is five years.

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Biblical Studies Old Testament Concentration Course Number Course Title IDST Orientation 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 GREE (elective) Biblical Language elective or HEBR (elective) or ARAM (elective) BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies or GREE (elective) Biblical Language 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 Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3

3 3 6,6 60

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 (Theology) Program.


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Biblical Studies New Testament Concentration Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation 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 GREE (elective) or Biblical Language elective HEBR (elective) or ARAM (elective) BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies or GREE (elective) or Biblical Language elective 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 Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3

3 3 6,6 60

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 (Theology) Program.


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Biblical Studies Second Temple Judaism Concentration Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation 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 GREE (elective) or Biblical Language elective HEBR (elective) or ARAM (elective) BIBL (elective) or Biblical Studies or GREE (elective) or Biblical Language elective 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 Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3

3 3 6,6 60

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 (Theology) Program.


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Theology Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL 50131 or Survey of the Bible or BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies 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 Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6 60

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


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Christian History Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL 5013 or Survey of the Bible1 or BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies 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 CHUR 7613 Guided Reading in Christian History 1 CHUR 7623 Guided Reading in Christian History 2 CHUR (elective) Christian History elective CHUR (elective) Christian History elective CHUR (elective) Christian History elective THEO (elective) Theology elective THEO (elective) Theology elective CHUR 7813 Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought 1 CHUR 7823 Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought 2 CHUR 7916, 7926 Thesis Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6 60

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


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Evangelism and Mission Concentration – Project Option Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society LEDR (elective) Leadership elective YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry EVAN 7613 Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 1 EVAN 7623 Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 2 EVAN (elective) Evangelism and Mission elective EVAN (elective) Evangelism and Mission elective EVAN 7913, 7923 Project in Evangelism and Mission Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3,3 3 3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Evangelism and Mission Concentration – Thesis Option Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society LEDR, YYAM, or Elective PACC elective DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry EVAN 7613 Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 1 EVAN 7623 Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 2 EVAN (elective) Evangelism and Mission elective EVAN (elective) Evangelism and Mission elective IDST 6013 Research Methodology and Design EVAN 7916, 7926 Thesis Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective2 Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6 3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Concentration – Project Option Course Number Course Title IDST 5013 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society EVAN (elective) Evangelism and Mission elective LEDR (elective) Leadership elective PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry YYAM 7613 Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 1 YYAM 7623 Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2 YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective YYAM 7913, 7923 Project in Youth and Young Adult Ministry Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3,3 3 3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Concentration – Thesis Option Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society EVAN, LEDR, or Elective PACC elective DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry YYAM 7613 Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 1 YYAM 7623 Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2 YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective IDST 6013 Research Methodology and Design YYAM 7916, 7926 Thesis Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective2 Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6 3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Pastoral Care and Counselling Concentration – Project Option Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society EVAN (elective) Evangelism and Mission elective LEDR (elective) Leadership elective YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective PACC 7613 Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 1 PACC 7623 Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 2 PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective PACC 7913, 7923 Project in Pastoral Care and Counselling Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3,3 3 3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Pastoral Care and Counselling Concentration – Thesis Option Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society EVAN, LEDR, or Elective YYAM elective PACC 7613 Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 1 PACC 7623 Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 2 PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective IDST 6013 Research Methodology and Design PACC 7916, 7926 Thesis Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective2 Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6 3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Leadership and Spiritual Formation Concentration – Project Option

Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society EVAN (elective) Evangelism and Mission elective YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry LEDR 7613 Guided Reading in Leadership SPFM 7613 Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation LEDR (elective) Leadership elective SPFM (elective) Spiritual Formation elective LEDR 7913, 7923 Project in Leadership or or Project in Spiritual Formation SPFM 7913, 7923 Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3,3

3 3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Leadership and Spiritual Formation Concentration – Thesis Option Course Number

Course Title

IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society EVAN, YYAM, or Elective PACC elective DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry LEDR 7613 Guided Reading in Leadership SPFM 7613 Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation LEDR (elective) Leadership elective SPFM (elective) Spiritual Formation elective IDST 6013 Research Methodology and Design LEDR 7916, 7926 Thesis or SPFM 7916, 7926 Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective2 Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6

3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Discipleship Concentration – Project Option Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society EVAN (elective) Evangelism and Mission elective LEDR (elective) Leadership elective YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective DISP 7613 Guided Reading in Discipleship 1 DISP 7623 Guided Reading in Discipleship 2 DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry DISP (elective) Discipleship elective DISP 7913, 7923 Project in Discipleship Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives2 Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3,3 3 3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Discipleship Concentration – Thesis Option Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective1 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 Area of Specialization SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation in Ministry Leaders EVAN, LEDR, Elective PACC, or YYAM elective EVAN, LEDR, Elective PACC, or YYAM elective DISP 7613 Guided Reading in Discipleship 1 DISP 7623 Guided Reading in Discipleship 2 DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry DISP (elective) Discipleship elective IDST 6013 Research Methodology and Design DISP 7916, 7926 Thesis Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective2 Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6 3 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Prison Chaplaincy Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 THEO 7113 Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World THEO 6013 Christian Ethics Area of Specialization CHAP 5033 Introduction to Prison Ministry CHAP 5023 Introduction to Chaplaincy CHAP 6013 Professional and Personal Ethics CHAP 7103 Prison Ministry Practicum 1 CHAP 7113 Prison Ministry Practicum 2 CHAP 7019 Clinical Pastoral Education 1 PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective1 Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 3 3 3 60

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


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 THEO 7113 Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World THEO 6013 Christian Ethics Area of Specialization CHAP 5023 Introduction to Chaplaincy CHAP 6013 Professional and Personal Ethics CHAP 7019 Clinical Pastoral Education 1 CHAP 7029 Clinical Pastoral Education 2 PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Ministry elective Elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective1 Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 3 3 3 60

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


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Indigenous Community Development - Course Completion Option1, 2, 3 Course Number Biblical Studies BIBL 5503 BIBL 5513 BIBL 6503 BIBL 6513 Theological Studies THEO 5503 THEO 6503 THEO 6513

Course Title

THEO 6523 Area of Specialization INCD 5513 INCD 5503 INCD 6503 INCD 5523 INCD 5533 INCD 6523 INCD 6513 INCD 7513

Credit Hours

Hebrew Scripture Foundations New Testament Foundations Hebrew Scripture Community Models New Testament Community Models

3 3 3 3

Theology of Community I Theology of Community II Ethics in Intercultural Context

3 3 3

Creation and Transformation

3

Cultures and Change Asset-based Development I Asset-based Development II Theory and Praxis in Development – History and Method Contextualized Leadership Family and Social Systems Community Field Placement I Community Field Placement II

3 3 3 3

Electives in Indigenous Community Development Elective Elective Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 60

1.This specialization is offered in partnership with the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) to offer an almost entirely Indigenously-taught program. 2.Applicants to this specialization will meet the admission requirements of both Acadia Divinity College and NAIITS. 3.The Statute of Limitations is seven years.


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Indigenous Community Development - Project Option1,2,3 Course Number Biblical Studies BIBL 5503 BIBL 5513 BIBL 6503 BIBL 6513 Theological Studies THEO 5503 THEO 6503 THEO 6513

Course Title

THEO 6523 Area of Specialization INCD 5513 INCD 5503 INCD 6503 INCD 5523 INCD 5533 INCD 6523 INCD 6513 INCD 7513 INCD 7913, 7923

Credit Hours

Hebrew Scripture Foundations New Testament Foundations Hebrew Scripture Community Models New Testament Community Models

3 3 3 3

Theology of Community I Theology of Community II Ethics in Intercultural Context

3 3 3

Creation and Transformation

3

Cultures and Change Asset-based Development I Asset-based Development II Theory and Praxis in Development – History and Method Contextualized Leadership Family and Social Systems Community Field Placement I Community Field Placement II

3 3 3 3

Project in Indigenous Community Development Electives in Indigenous Community Development Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

3 3 3 3 3,3 3 3 60

1.This specialization is offered in partnership with the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) to offer an almost entirely Indigenously-taught program. 2.Applicants to this specialization will meet the admission requirements of both Acadia Divinity College and NAIITS. 3.The Statute of Limitations is seven years.


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Indigenous Community Development - Thesis Option1,2,3 Course Number Biblical Studies BIBL 5503 BIBL 5513 BIBL 6503 BIBL 6513 Theological Studies THEO 5503 THEO 6503 THEO 6513 THEO 6523 Area of Specialization INCD 5513 INCD 5503 INCD 6503 INCD 5523 INCD 5533 INCD 6523 INCD 6513 INCD 7513 INCD 7916, 7926

Course Title

Credit Hours

Hebrew Scripture Foundations New Testament Foundations Hebrew Scripture Community Models New Testament Community Models

3 3 3 3

Theology of Community I Theology of Community II Ethics in Intercultural Context

3 3 3

Creation and Transformation

3

Cultures and Change Asset-based Development I Asset-based Development II Theory and Praxis in Development – History and Method Contextualized Leadership Family and Social Systems Community Field Placement I Community Field Placement II Thesis Total Credit Hours

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

1.This specialization is offered in partnership with the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) to offer an almost entirely Indigenously-taught program. 2.Applicants to this specialization will meet the admission requirements of both Acadia Divinity College and NAIITS. 3.The Statute of Limitations is seven years.


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Master of Arts (Theology) without specialization Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation 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) Theology elective or or CHUR (elective) Christian History elective THEO (elective) Theology elective or or CHUR (elective) Christian History elective THEO (elective) Theology elective or or CHUR (elective) Christian History elective THEO 7613 or Guided Reading in Theology 1 or CHUR 7613 Guided Reading in Christian History 1 Ministry Electives Elective Ministry elective Elective Ministry elective Elective Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives12 Elective Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 (Theology) (30 credit hours) Purpose The following degrees are designed to equip students for advanced study at the doctoral level. Academic Master of Arts (Theology) degrees: • Old Testament • New Testament • Second Temple Judaism • Theology • Christian History Practical Master of Arts (Theology) degrees complete with thesis: • Evangelism and Mission • Youth and Young Adult Ministry • Pastoral Care and Counselling • Leadership and Spiritual Formation • Discipleship 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 following degrees are designed to equip students not seeking ordination for ministry leadership roles in church and society. Practical Master of Arts (Theology) degrees complete with project: • Evangelism and Mission • Youth and Young Adult Ministry • Pastoral Care and Counselling • Leadership and Spiritual Formation • Discipleship Acadia also offers Master of Arts (Theology) degrees by course work only in: • Prison Chaplaincy • Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care • Master of Arts (Theology) degree without specialization

Academic Admission Requirement Prospective students can apply for admission to a 30-credit-hour Master of Arts (Theology) degree provided they hold an honours undergraduate degree within the same field in which they intend to specialize or if they hold a master’s degree in a theological discipline with a CGPA of at least 3.0.


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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 (Theology) 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 (Theology) program. The Statue of Limitation is five years.

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Biblical Studies Old Testament Concentration (30 Credit Hours)1 Course Number IDST 5010 BIBL 7613 BIBL 7623 BIBL (elective) or HEBR (elective) or ARAM (elective) BIBL (elective) or HEBR (elective) or ARAM (elective) BIBL 7813 IDST 6013 BIBL 7916, 7926

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Old Testament 1 Guided Reading in Old Testament 2 Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective or Hebrew elective or Aramaic elective Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective or Hebrew elective or Aramaic elective Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies Research Methodology and Design Thesis Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 32

3

3 3 6,6 30

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Biblical Studies New Testament Concentration (30 Credit Hours)3 Course Number IDST 5010 BIBL 7633 BIBL 7643 BIBL (elective) or GREE (elective) BIBL (elective) or GREE (elective) BIBL 7813 IDST 6013 BIBL 7916, 7926

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in New Testament 1 Guided Reading in New Testament 2 Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective or Greek elective Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective or Greek elective Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies Research Methodology and Design Thesis Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6 30

1 For those with a master’s degree 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. 3 For those with a master’s degree 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.


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Biblical Studies Second Temple Judaism Concentration (30 Credit Hours)1 Course Number IDST 5010 BIBL 7733 BIBL 7743 BIBL (elective) or GREE (elective) or HEBR (elective) or ARAM (elective) BIBL (elective) or GREE (elective) or HEBR (elective) or ARAM (elective) BIBL 7813 IDST 6013 BIBL 7916, 7926

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Second Temple Judaism 1 Guided Reading in Second Temple Judaism 2 Biblical Studies elective or Greek elective or

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3

Hebrew elective or Aramaic elective Biblical Studies elective or Greek elective or

3

Hebrew elective or Aramaic elective Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies Research Methodology and Design Thesis Total Credit Hours

3 3 6,6 30

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Theology (30 Credit Hours)2 Course Number IDST 5010 THEO 7613 THEO 7623 THEO (elective) THEO (elective) THEO 7813 IDST 6013 THEO 7916, 7926

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Theology 1 Guided Reading in Theology 2 Theology elective Theology elective Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought Research Methodology and Design Thesis Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6 30

1 For those with a master’s degree 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. 2 For those with a master’s degree in a theological discipline those holding an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline.


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Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Christian History

(30 Credit Hours)1 Course Number IDST 5010 CHUR 7613 CHUR 7623 CHUR (elective) CHUR (elective) CHUR 7813 IDST 6013 CHUR 7916, 7926

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Christian History 1 Guided Reading in Christian History 2 Christian History elective Christian History elective Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought Research Methodology and Design Thesis Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 6,6 30

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Evangelism and Mission Concentration – Project Option (30 Credit Hours)2 Course Number IDST 5010 EVAN 7613 EVAN 7623 EVAN 7913, 7923 EVAN (elective) EVAN (elective)

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 1 Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 2 Project in Evangelism and Mission Evangelism and Mission elective Evangelism and Mission elective Ministry elective Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3,3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Evangelism and Mission Concentration – Thesis Option (30 Credit Hours)3 Course Number IDST 5010 EVAN 7613 EVAN 7623 EVAN 7916, 7926 EVAN (elective) EVAN (elective) IDST 6013

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 1 Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission 2 Thesis Evangelism and Mission elective Evangelism and Mission elective Research Methodology and Design Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 6,6 3 3 3 3 30

1 For those with a master’s degree in a theological discipline those holding an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline. 2 For those with a master’s degree in a theological discipline or those who hold an honours undergraduate degree in the same or related field of study. 3 For those with a master’s degree 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Concentration – Project Option (30 Credit Hours)1 Course Number IDST 5010 YYAM 7613 YYAM 7623 YYAM 7913, 7923 YYAM (elective) YYAM (elective)

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 1 Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2 Project in Youth and Young Adult Ministry Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective Ministry elective Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3,3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Concentration –Thesis Option (30 Credit Hours)2 Course Number IDST 5010 YYAM 7613 YYAM 7623 YYAM 7916, 7926 YYAM (elective) YYAM (elective) IDST 6013

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 1 Guided Reading in Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2 Thesis Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective Research Methodology and Design Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 6,6 3 3 3 3 30

1 For those with a master’s degree 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 master’s degree 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Pastoral Care and Counselling Concentration – Project Option (30 Credit Hours)1 Course Number IDST 5010 PACC 7613 PACC 7623 PACC 7913, 7923 PACC (elective) PACC (elective)

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 1 Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 2 Project in Pastoral Care and Counselling Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Ministry elective Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3,3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Pastoral Care and Counselling Concentration – Thesis Option (30 Credit Hours)2 Course Number IDST 5010 PACC 7613 PACC 7623 PACC 7916, 7926 PACC (elective) PACC (elective) IDST 6013

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 1 Guided Reading in Pastoral Care and Counselling 2 Thesis Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Research Methodology and Design Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 6,6 3 3 3 3 30

1 For those with a master’s degree 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 master’s degree 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Leadership and Spiritual Formation Concentration – Project Option (30 Credit Hours)1 Course Number IDST 5010 LEDR 7613 SPFM 7613 LEDR 7913, 7923 or SPFM 7913, 7923 LEDR (elective) SPFM (elective)

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Leadership Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation Project in Leadership or Project in Spiritual Formation Leadership elective Spiritual Formation elective Ministry elective Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3,3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Leadership and Spiritual Formation Concentration – Thesis Option (30 Credit Hours)2 Course Number IDST 5010 LEDR 7613 SPFM 7613 LEDR 7916, 7926 or SPFM 7916, 7926 LEDR (elective) SPFM (elective) IDST 6013

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Leadership Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation Thesis Leadership elective Spiritual Formation elective Research Methodology and Design Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 6,6 3 3 3 3 30

1 For those with a master’s degree 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 master’s degree 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Discipleship Concentration – Project Option (30 Credit Hours)1 Course Number IDST 5010 DISP 7613 DISP 7623 DISP 7913, 7923 DISP (elective) DISP (elective)

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Discipleship 1 Guided Reading in Discipleship 2 Project in Discipleship Discipleship elective Discipleship elective Ministry elective Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3,3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Practical Theology

Discipleship Concentration – Thesis Option (30 Credit Hours)2 Course Number IDST 5010 DISP 7613 DISP 7623 DISP 7916, 7926 DISP (elective) DISP (elective) IDST 6013

Course Title Orientation Guided Reading in Discipleship 1 Guided Reading in Discipleship 2 Thesis Discipleship elective Discipleship elective Research Methodology and Design Ministry elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 6,6 3 3 3 3 30

1 For those with a master’s degree 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 master’s degree 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 (Theology) with a specialization in Prison Chaplaincy1

(30 Credit Hours)2 Course Number IDST 5010 CHAP 5023 CHAP 5033 CHAP 6013 CHAP 7103 CHAP 7113 CHAP 7019 THEO 7113 PACC (elective)

Course Title Orientation Introduction to Chaplaincy Introduction to Prison Ministry Professional and Personal Ethics Prison Ministry Practicum 1 Prison Ministry Practicum 2 Clinical Pastoral Education 1 Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World3 Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 9 3 3 30

Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care4

(30 Credit Hours)5 Course Number IDST 5010 CHAP 5023 CHAP 6013 CHAP 7019 CHAP 7029 THEO 7113 PACC (elective)

Course Title Orientation Introduction to Chaplaincy Professional and Personal Ethics Clinical Pastoral Education 1 Clinical Pastoral Education 2 Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World6 Pastoral Care and Counselling elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 9 9 3 3 30

1 For those with a master’s degree 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 master’s degree 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.


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Master of Arts (Theology) without specialization1 (30 Credit Hours) Course Number Course Title IDST 5010 Orientation Biblical Studies BIBL elective Elective BIBL elective Elective Christian Thought THEO, CHUR Elective THEO, CHUR Elective Ministry Electives Elective Ministry elective Elective Ministry elective Elective Ministry elective Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Electives Elective Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

1 For those with a master’s degree in a theological discipline.

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30


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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 bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and shall submit an application for admission to the Registrar of Acadia Divinity College.

Requirements The requirements for Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies graduation shall be a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 or better, and a pass mark in all courses within the 30 credit hours required for the diploma. Students who plan to enroll in the Master of Arts (Theology) program must meet the program requirements of that degree on any courses taken as part of the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies. Course Number IDST 5010 Biblical Studies BIBL 5033 BIBL 5023 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 THEO 5013 THEO 5023 Ministry EVAN 5013

Course Title Orientation

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

Interpreting the New Testament Interpreting the Old Testament

3 3

Introduction to Christian History Christian Theology 1 Christian Theology 2

3 3 3

Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders Biblical Studies, Christian Thought or Ministry Electives1 Elective Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

1 Survey of the Bible required if Bible Knowledge Test is not passed.

3 3 3 3 3 30


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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.

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.

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 5043 Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is central to historic Christian belief. This course will consider how the historicity of these events can be established confidently, despite criticisms and objections. Through a close reading of the evidence in the four Gospels and other portions of the New Testament, and examination of other historical and archeological evidence, the historicity of these events will be explored.


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BIBL 5503 Hebrew Scripture Foundations A general introduction to the historical, sociological, and theological context in which the Hebrew Scriptures came into existence, this course will provide the student with an understanding of the major emphases of the texts. In addition, the student will be introduced to themes of community life and praxis in the Hebrew Scriptures that find parallels in historical Indigenous worldviews of creation and Creator. The course will use community understandings, models and paradigms as a basis for comparison. This course is normally taught by an Indigenous instructor.

BIBL 5513 New Testament Foundations A general introduction to the historical, sociological, and theological context in which the New Testament Scriptures came into existence, this course will familiarize students with the content and structure, distinctive theology, and introductory matters of the New Testament. In addition, the student will be introduced to the nature of the early Christian community, its transitions and changes from a strictly Hebraic construct as found within the Jewish community, and projections made for its future development. This course is normally taught by an Indigenous instructor.

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, EzraNehemiah, 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.


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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.

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 Matthew’s 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 Matthew’s 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 Luke’s 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 relationship to the book of Acts, and Luke’s 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 John’s 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 John’s 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 Paul’s 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 Christ’s 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 Paul’s 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 letter’s 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 6503 Hebrew Scripture Community Models Knowing how the Hebrew Scriptures speak about community, how they present and promote particular values of community, and what examples of community appear in the various genres of the Hebrew Scriptures is critical to any program focused through the lens of a biblically-informed worldview. This course will help students discover the ways in which community is expressed throughout Hebrew Scriptures, through a Christian Trinitarian lens.

BIBL 6513 New Testament Community Models Continuing the exploration of the biblical values and praxis of community, this course will help students understand how community is presented in the New Testament Scriptures, with a particular focus on how community is both similarly and differently referenced in the pages of the New Testament, as compared with the Hebrew Scriptures. Finally, the course will seek to enable understanding of the nature of community in the early church and its implications, if any, on our thinking about the holistic development of community within the Kingdom of God. 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 noncanonical—will 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.


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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. R. Glenn Wooden.

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, 7443 Directed Study Independent research and writing courses in Biblical Studies currently designed in consultation with, and supervised by, Dr. H. Daniel Zacharias.

BIBL 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study BIBL 7613, 7623 MA (Theology) Guided Reading in Old Testament A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Old Testament studies.

BIBL 7633, 7643 MA (Theology) Guided Reading in New Testament A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of New Testament studies.

BIBL 7733, 7743 MA (Theology) Guided Reading in Second Temple Judaism A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Second Temple Judaism.

BIBL 7813, 7823 MA (Theology) Graduate Seminar in Biblical Studies An advanced course in which MA (Theology) students engage in significant research and present their findings to their student and faculty colleagues.

BIBL 7916, 7926 MA (Theology) Thesis BIBL 7990 Continuance


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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 disciplinespecific 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 chaplain’s 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 one’s own relationships and faith development. Cross-listed as PACC 5023.

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 prisoner’s 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 one’s 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 (Theology) in Prison Chaplaincy. Recommended prior study: CHAP 5023, 5033, 6013.


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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 (Theology) 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

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.

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 humanity's 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.


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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. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, CHUR 5013.

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 21 st 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 (Theology) Guided Reading in Christian History A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Christian History.

CHUR 7813, 7823 MA (Theology) 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 (Theology) 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 (Theology) Guided Reading in Discipleship A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Discipleship.

DISP 7913, 7923 MA (Theology) Project DISP 7916, 7926 Thesis DISP 7990 Continuance 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.

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.


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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 psychosocial, 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 don’t 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 pastor’s 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.

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 children’s 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.


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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 Apologetic Engagement of Church and Contemporary Culture This course will orient students to the field of Christian apologetics in contemporary context and equip them to engage faith and culture for ministry. We will examine the rationale for apologetics and its place in contemporary society, identify and explore cultural shifts that need to be addressed by the church, explore the nature of worldview and the philosophical viability of faith, and consider some major issues in apologetics today. Special topics include the existence of God, the problem of pain, the authority of the Bible, the supremacy of Christ, creation-evolution and other religions, while considering how Christians express their faith in contemporary context.

EVAN 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 (Theology) Guided Reading in Evangelism and Mission A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Evangelism and Mission.

EVAN 7913, 7923 MA (Theology) Project EVAN 7916, 7926 Thesis EVAN 7990 Continuance

Greek GREE 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.


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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 Matthew’s 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 Matthew’s 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 Luke’s 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 relationship to the book of Acts, and Luke’s 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 John’s 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 John’s 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.

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 Paul’s 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 Christ’s saving work will be emphasized. This course will provide


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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 Paul’s 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 book’s 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 book’s 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 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


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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 book’s 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 book’s 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 the supervision of a professor.

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.


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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 EzraNehemiah 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 EzraNehemiah and other Old Testament narrative. Prerequisite: BIBL 5023, and completion of, or simultaneous enrolment in, HEBR 6013.

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.


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Interdisciplinary Study IDST 5010 Orientation This non-credit, Pass/Fail course is part of the annual orientation to Acadia Divinity College (ADC) and is normally required for all entering students at ADC (not including students in program partnerships). It will orient students to ADC and to seminary-level research and writing. Through lectures, demonstrations, practice exercises, readings, testing, and an allday retreat, students will be introduced to various expectations, skills, and resources necessary for advancing successfully through their degrees, and they will also begin their preliminary personal testing. A part of this course will be an all-day session which provides an overview of the Bible’s narration of events from Abraham to the early church.

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 (Theology) 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 (Theology) students.

Indigenous Community Development1 INCD 5503 Asset-based Development I This course is an introduction to asset-based planning and design as a human and organizational capacity-building approach that seeks to locate, underscore, and emphasize, in a selective way, the life-giving forces and successes within an organization, group, or community. Level I will focus on different ways of dealing with life in communities and organizations, and explore the skills of community development facilitation for practitioners. Several tools used in asset-based planning and development will be carefully examined with a view to developing proficiency in both their theory and practice. Finally, each student will propose, design, and implement a practical project using the tools of assetbased development.

INCD 5513 Cultures and Change The experience of Christianity has been culturally devastating for Indigenous peoples. Through exploring the process of decolonization and indigenization, this course will examine how Indigenous people live a biblically-informed Christian faith in the context of Indigenous cultures. Jesus, as a change master in a complex cultural system, is the model for guiding effective and lasting change. This course utilizes perspectives and tools for interpreting and guiding a cultural system towards deep change. Insights from various disciplines, such as anthropology, social psychology, and organizational science, will stimulate the exegesis of culture in fresh ways.

INCD 5523 Theory and Praxis in Development – History and Method This course begins with a brief examination of historic relief and development theories, focusing in on a more careful examination of post WWII models and their evolution through the 1960s, 70s, and 80s toward the Transformational Development models of the 1990s and beyond. The continued emphasis on Modernization and Westernization in contemporary practice will create a frame around a discussion of alternate ideas for community health and well-being. The cost-benefit between asset- and deficit-based methodologies will emerge through the examination of the biblical and theological issues raised when applied to human systems and communities. 1

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Indigenous Community Development – Continued1 INCD 5533 Contextualized Leadership This course will engage the student in a variety of discussions on leadership – in the family, community, Indigenous church, and wider society. Special emphasis will be on exploring the praxis of decolonization and re-traditionalization as a means of understanding contemporary Indigenous leadership models used in each of these social contexts.

INCD 6503 Asset-based Development II This course advances the participants’ skills so that they have good capacity in both understanding and implementation in various kinds of community need. This is the capacity builder level and is designed to increase student competence in community and organizational facilitation and facilitation of community planning using asset-based tools. While also providing the basis for continued personal growth in asset-based skills, this course also uses the practicum undertaken at the end of INCD 5503 to create the framework for certification with the NAIITS community of certified practitioners.

INCD 6513 Community Field Placement I The student will work in a community agency or non-profit organization as a field placement, selected jointly with their supervisor. This should be a setting focused on community transformative development where possible, from a primarily asset-framed perspective. The placement will be chosen so as to provide the optimum contributory learning experience.

INCD 6523 Family and Social Systems Indigenous family contexts have changed dramatically over the course of the centuries, since contact. Family systems, including parenting, intergenerational roles and relationships, as well as governance and provision for need, have come under significant stress, as a result. Proposed remedies over the 20th and into the 21st centuries have attempted to accommodate what constituted traditional ways within often invasive new ways. This course examines the impact of cultural and social forces upon the family system including major systems theories, strategies, and techniques of engaging family and family relationship in the midst of shifting dynamics and demographics. Issues of family and inter-generational conflict as well as the ethical considerations of intervention are also examined. INCD 7513 Community Field Placement II The student will work in a community agency or non-profit organization as a field placement, selected jointly with their supervisor. This should be a setting focused on community transformative development where possible, from a primarily asset-framed perspective. The placement will be chosen so as to provide the optimum contributory learning experience.

INCD 7603 Directed Study This course provides students with an opportunity to pursue an interest in a particular topic related to Indigenous peoples. The goal is to expand the student’s depth and breadth of knowledge in a specific area, including Indigenous History, Indigenous Philosophy, or Indigenous Religious Contexts.

INCD 7613 Perspectives from Cultural Anthropology In this course, participants explore together a variety of historical anthropological theories. Trajectories in the study of anthropology have been helpful and hurtful, particularly to 1These

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Indigenous Community Development – Continued1 Indigenous people globally. The course will explore anthropology as a discipline, and invite other worldviews to contribute to the shaping of anthropological theory and practice for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

INCD 7623 Colonization and Decolonization This course will consider the critiques made by Indigenous and postcolonial scholars of the methodological approaches used in the humanities and social sciences for their complicity in colonialism. It will examine various attempts to “decolonize� methodology and to construct Indigenous and postcolonial methodological approaches to society and community. Students will work to develop their own philosophical and methodological approaches to decolonization.

INCD 7633 Studies in a Holistic Gospel The course will explore how the body and soul dualism, out of which much Christian mission operated in the past (i.e. saving souls only), has proved inadequate and damaging to many First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in Canada. In this course, participants will explore and participate in developments in Christian missiology, in order to provide a more robust understanding of the nature of the gospel.

INCD 7643 Anthropology of Leadership In this course, students will examine leadership, organizational and change theory, and the skills required for leaders to lead organizations and communities in the context of changing demographics and increasing diversity. The course will also introduce the historic and evolving concepts of the relationship among diversity, culture, and leadership.

INCD 7653 Christianity and Culture This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of the enculturated nature of Christianity. It will combine aspects of biblical studies, theology, and cultural studies, and explore historical and contemporary models of cultural understanding. The student will be challenged to combine cultural exegesis and theological reflection both within and outside of the church and so contribute to the ongoing contextualization of the Christian faith.

INCD 7663 Social Construction of Identity This course examines critically the social construction of ethnicity and identity within First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities, as well as the implications for broader community social responses to those identities. Students will study the myths and realities surrounding the development of racial, ethnic, and cultural categories in North America and learn how social, political, and economic forces have shaped the experiences of different ethnic groups. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of socialization, social interaction, identity formation and self-fashioning; the social construction of class, gender and race, age, and deviance; and other social phenomena.

INCD 7673 Indigenous Economics This course introduces various theories and forms of praxis within the Canadian context of Indigenous community economic development, setting it within both historical and contemporary contexts. The work of the course will focus on economic issues in Indigenous Canada, and will include the impact of governance options on Indigenous economics; 1These

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Indigenous Community Development – Continued1 Indigenous rights and title; rationale and economic roots of income differentials between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; and economic failures and successes within Indigenous community contexts.

INCD 7683 Cross-cultural Formation Features of a culture’s repertoire such as story scripture, rites of passage, pilgrimages, worship traditions, social organizations, and other symbolic activities shape the worldview of its people. The cross-cultural study of religion examines the religious dimension of culture with a view to understanding its nature and function. Assuming that religiousness is a universal aspect of human identity, and that the tools and results of religious studies offer much to Christian discipleship, this course explores the relevance of some of the non-verbal forms typical of human religion for the process of discipling and formation.

INCD 7693 Intercultural Communication This course explores the dynamics of cross-cultural communication with community issues as the instructional context. It presents communication theory in the light of both sociology and anthropology to indicate ways that cross-cultural communication can present theories of change and transformation with less cultural interference in message transmission. The course will assist students in becoming familiar with and capable of managing cross-cultural communication theory and methodologies in an effective way. INCD 7913, 7923 Project in Indigenous Community Development INCD 7916, 7926 Thesis

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.

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. 1These

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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 children’s 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 (Theology) Guided Reading in Leadership A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Leadership.

LEDR 7913, 7923 MA (Theology) Project LEDR 7916, 7926 Thesis LEDR 7990 Continuance

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 one’s 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 disciplinespecific 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 chaplain’s 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


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for self-examination, where one might consider interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that influence one’s 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 prisoner’s 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 one’s 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.

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 Church's 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 church’s 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. Carol Anne Janzen.


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PACC 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study PACC 7613, 7623 MA (Theology) 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 (Theology) Project PACC 7916, 7926 Thesis PACC 7990 Continuance

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.

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 don’t 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 pastor’s 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.

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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 inministry 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 inministry 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.

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, Faculty members.

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 indispensable 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 Soul’s 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.


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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 Specialized courses in Spiritual Formation offered from time to time.

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, Faculty members.

SPFM 7513, 7523, 7533, 7543, 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study SPFM 7613 MA (Theology) Guided Reading in Spiritual Formation A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Spiritual Formation.

SPFM 7913, 7923 MA (Theology) Project SPFM 7916, 7926 Thesis SPFM 7990 Continuance

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


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THEO 5503 Theology of Community I This course is a theological reflection focused on the concept of community. It will examine the Christian doctrines of creation, fall, and redemption, identifying God’s communitycreating purpose in the world. Other issues examined include evil and the fall in their spiritual and cosmic dimensions, ecology and the cultural mandate. The course will include understandings of the nature and origins of community as portrayed within Indigenous cosmologies and spiritual perspectives. This course is normally taught by an Indigenous instructor.

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 decisionmaking (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

THEO 6503 Theology of Community II The course will help students to develop an integrated understanding of God, humanity and culture focusing on current debates and their bearing on Christian mission and community. Practical issues such as the relationship between the sacred and the secular, the role of art, the place of work and leisure, and the significance of political engagement will receive particular attention in juxtaposition with Indigenous perspectives in each area. This course is normally taught by an Indigenous instructor.

THEO 6513 Ethics in Intercultural Context An intercultural and contextual introduction to central issues in Christian ethics, with attention to the way in which moral reflection interacts with philosophy and culture. The course explores biblical-theological foundations for ethics, the role of scripture and Jesus’ example in ethical formulation, and deals with major contemporary topics including gender, sexuality, marriage, euthanasia, war, bioethics, wealth, and poverty. This course is normally taught by an Indigenous instructor.

THEO 6523 Creation and Transformation The centre of Christian theology is Jesus Christ who unites Creator and creation. Therefore, this course will focus on the scriptural and ecclesiastical traditions concerning the person and work of Christ in transforming creation. This will provide the basis for a discussion about the implication of Christology for the transformation of creation community. Thus, the course will seek to engage the ideas represented by the councils, creeds of past theologians, and then move to examine the theological praxis that resulted in a colonial and post-colonial context. This course is normally taught by an Indigenous instructor.


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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, PostFoundationalism, 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.


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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 Spirit’s 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.

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, ecoeschatology, 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), Baha’i, and Post-theism, New Atheism, and selected New Religious Movements. Major interaction with the work of K. Barth, C. Braaten, P. Knitter, H. Küng, 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 Apologetic Engagement of Church and Contemporary Culture This course will orient students to the field of Christian apologetics in contemporary context and equip them to engage faith and culture for ministry. We will examine the rationale for apologetics and its place in contemporary society, identify and explore cultural shifts that need to be addressed by the church, explore the nature of worldview and the philosophical viability of faith, and consider some major issues in apologetics today. Special topics include the existence of God, the problem of pain, the authority of the Bible, the supremacy of Christ, creation-evolution and other religions, while considering how Christians express their faith in contemporary context.

THEO 7223, 7233, 7243, 7253, 7263, 7273, 7283, 7293 Special Topics in Theology Specialized courses in Theology offered from time to time.


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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 (Theology) Guided Reading in Theology A guided reading course surveying significant scholarship in the field of Theology.

THEO 7813, 7823 MA (Theology) Graduate Seminar in Christian Thought An advanced seminar in which MA (Theology) students engage in significant research and present their findings to their student and faculty colleagues.

THEO 7916, 7926 MA (Theology) Thesis THEO 7990 Continuance

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.


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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.

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. Crosslisted 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. RenĂŠe Embree.

YYAM 7553, 7563, 7573, 7583, 7593 Directed Study YYAM 7613, 7623 MA (Theology) 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 (Theology) Project YYAM 7916, 7926 Thesis YYAM 7990 Continuance


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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 self-assessment of one’s 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 participant’s 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 student’s 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.

To advance the practice of ministry.

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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.

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To demonstrate advanced competence in ministry through a supervised development and implementation of a thesis-project related to Christian ministry.

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To advance knowledge of the practice of ministry by making a useful contribution to the literature of professional church-related ministry.

Admission 1.

The admission process comprises two elements:

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A statement which clarifies the applicant’s academic, motivational, and professional admissibility to the program; and,

b. A church, ministry, or denominational commendation of the applicant’s

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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

Credit Hours per Course 1 3

# of Courses Required 1 1

Total Credit Hours 1 3

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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.

Ministry elective courses, offered on campus;

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Transfer credits, from other ATS-approved doctoral programs or university graduate programs, provided these are approved by the Director in advance; or

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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 jointappointment 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.

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

Winter YEAR ONE At home Ministry Mentoring and Reflection

Ministry elective On campus Ministry elective

On campus Ministry elective Research Methodology At home Thesis

Spring On campus Biblical Studies elective Theology elective

YEAR TWO At home Ministry elective or directed study YEAR THREE At home Preparation of draft chapter of thesis and papers for Comprehensive Evaluation YEAR FOUR At home Thesis

On campus Biblical Studies elective Theology elective At home Comprehensive Evaluation

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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 the participant’s 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.

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A 3,000-4,000 word paper summarizing “My Theology and Practice of Ministry,” which demonstrates the prospective candidate’s development from the inception of doctoral studies.

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A draft chapter for the student’s 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 student’s request, subject to the Director’s and the professor’s 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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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 The requirements for Bachelor of Theology graduation shall be a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 or better, and a pass mark in all courses within the 90 credit hours required for the degree. The statute of limitations is seven years.

Crandall-Acadia Bachelor of Theology Partnership Crandall University students may be eligible to enrol concurrently in the Acadia Bachelor of Theology program while completing a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Crandall University. Crandall University students are encouraged to contact the Director of the Crandall-Acadia Bachelor of Theology Partnership for further information.


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Bachelor of Theology1 (normally for individuals not seeking ordination) Course Number IDST 2010 Arts and Science

Course Name

Credit Hours Pass / Fail

English electives (normally at the 1000level) Economics, Political Science, or Sociology electives Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math, or other Science electives Classics, History, Philosophy, or Music electives Language electives2

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Orientation

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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 Course Name Number IDST 2010 Orientation Arts and Science English electives (normally at the 1000-level) Economics, Political Science, or Sociology electives Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Math, or other Science electives Classics, History, Philosophy, Language2, or Music electives Biblical Studies BIBL 2013 Interpreting the Bible BIBL 3013 Introduction to the Old Testament 1 BIBL 3023 Introduction to the Old Testament 2 BIBL 3033 Introduction to the New Testament 1 BIBL 3043 Introduction to the New Testament 2 Christian Thought CHUR 2033 History of Christianity THEO 3013 Christian Theology 1 THEO 3023 Christian Theology 2 THEO 3033 Christian Ethics Ministry EVAN 3013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society EVAN 3023 Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations SPFM 3013 Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders PAST 3043 Effective Preaching and Engaging Worship PAST 3013 Developing Pastoral Identity for Local Church Ministry DISP 3013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry PACC 3013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling PAST 4013 Mentored Ministry 1 PAST 4023 Mentored Ministry 2 YYAM 3013 Youth and Family Ministry Electives3 (Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry) Elective Elective Elective Total Credit Hours

Credit Hours Pass / Fail 6 6 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 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 should normally have a High School diploma.

Program Requirements The requirements for Certificate in Christian Studies graduation shall be a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 or better, and a pass mark in all courses within the 30 credit hours required for the certificate. Course Number

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IDST 2010 Orientation 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 EVAN (elective) or Evangelism and Mission or 3 LEDR (elective) or Leadership or DISP (elective) or Discipleship or YYAM (elective) Youth and Young Adult Ministry elective EVAN (elective) or Evangelism and Mission or 3 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 student’s capacity. Course Number IDST 2010 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 Orientation (Pass / Fail) 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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Undergraduate Courses 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 to Revelation. This course will survey these texts within their GrecoRoman contexts, and will introduce the student to the academic, literary, and theological study of these sections of the Bible.

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.



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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.

Discipleship DISP 2023 Introductory Praxis This course will introduce students to reflective practice (praxis). Students will be expected to commit to volunteer positions in church or community settings in consultation with the instructor. Students will be encouraged to become ‘reflective practitioners’ by contemplating their volunteer experiences in reflection papers and in structured debriefing sessions with the instructor.

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 3023 Junior Praxis In this course students will develop reflective practice (praxis) by volunteering consistently in a specific church or community ministry setting, chosen in consultation with the instructor. Students will develop abilities as ‘reflective practitioners’ through reflection papers and structured debriefing sessions with the instructor.

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 4023 Senior Praxis In this course students will develop critical reflective practice (praxis) by volunteering consistently in a specific church or community ministry setting, chosen in consultation with the instructor. Students will be expected to integrate knowledge and skills as ‘reflective practitioners’ through regular journaling and structured debriefing sessions with the instructor.

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 don’t 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 pastor’s 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 psychosocial, 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 children’s 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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Interdisciplinary Study IDST 2010 Orientation This non-credit, Pass/Fail course is part of the annual orientation to Acadia Divinity College (ADC) and is normally required for all entering students at ADC (not including students in program partnerships). It will orient students to ADC and to seminary-level research and writing. Through lectures, demonstrations, practice exercises, readings, testing, and an allday retreat, students will be introduced to various expectations, skills, and resources necessary for advancing successfully through their degrees, and they will also begin their preliminary personal testing. A part of this course will be an all-day session which provides an overview of the Bible’s narration of events from Abraham to the early church.

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 children’s 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.


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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 one’s 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 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. Crosslisted 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 Church's 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 church’s 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.


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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.

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 indispensable 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 Soul’s 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.


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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.


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. Crosslisted 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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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 student’s 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 master’s 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 yearto-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 recipient’s 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 re-instated. Recipients of scholarships are not eligible for financial assistance.

All scholarships are applied to the student’s 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.


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All students (incoming and returning) who wish to apply for financial assistance should make their request by August 15. Returning students who do not submit a financial assistance application by August 15 will be deemed to have no financial need. Late applicants will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Available monies will be assigned and students notified of financial assistance beginning in early August. Priority in determining financial assistance is: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Master of Divinity (including the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies) Bachelor of Theology (including the Certificate in Christian Studies) Master of Arts (Theology) Certificate of Ministerial Studies

Restrictions Financial assistance may be forfeited due to poor academic performance or if courses are dropped, thus changing a student’s status to part time. The student’s 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.

Dean’s Achievement Award Returning students will receive the Dean’s Achievement Award if they meet all the following conditions: • • •

registered in at least 24 credit hours during the previous academic year (September to 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 as an application for financial assistance is sufficient to be considered for a scholarship or a bursary. 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, Certificate of Ministerial Studies, etc.). Scholarships are based on academic performance. No application is required. There are, however, organizations that make bursaries and awards to students which require the student to make specific application to the organization. See pages 161-162.

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 master’s 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. 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.


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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. 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.


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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. 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.


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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. 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.


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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. 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.


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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. 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 (1907-1990). 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, Alberta, 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.


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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. 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 PhD 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, Women’s 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, Acadia 1953, 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. Oliver Ohsberg Memorial Bursary This bursary has been established by Wilma Ohsberg, wife, and Robert Ohsberg, son. This annual bursary will be awarded to a deserving student(s) requiring financial assistance, who demonstrate a clear call to Christian ministry and are interested in pursuing Christian Education, or at the discretion of Acadia Divinity College. 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 bachelor’s 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 (PhD 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, Women’s 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 wife’s, 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, MA Acadia 1932). To be awarded annually to a deserving student from a developing country who possesses spiritual gifts, is enrolled in a master-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 1977). To be awarded to students studying at Acadia Divinity College. Edward Manning Saunders Bursary Income from a trust fund established to assist deserving students.


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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 Woman’s 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. 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 College’s 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.


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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 master’s 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, Women’s Missionary Society, in memory of Mrs. Emma N. Tufts. To provide financial assistance to international students studying at Acadia Divinity College. 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 “shepherd’s-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.


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Horace E. West Bursaries Income from a trust fund established by Rev. Horace E. West of Delta, British Columbia. 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. 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.


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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 An-Chuan with thanks to God for his admirable commitment to Jesus. 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. Flora Clark Memorial Bursary Award 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. Colburne Scholarship Award 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. 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 O’Brien, 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. President’s Award The recipient of the Acadia University Silver Medal in Theology shall receive the President’s Award of $500 for attaining the highest grade point average over his or 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 annually 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, (BA, 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 to 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 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. 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.

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. 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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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 1941), 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. 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.


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John and Frances 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 Frances Watt, and their brother, Bruce. Bruce’s 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. Laurie and Muriel Harrison Bursary This annual bursary has been setup by Goldye L H and David Rice Smith. It will be awarded to a student, or shared among students, who have demonstrated, show gifts and passion for, or have a confirmed call led by the indwelling Holy Spirit to: Evangelism, Church Planting and Pastoral Care. The recipient builds strong caring relationships with congregation members and provides strong leadership in discipling followers of Christ Jesus. 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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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 and 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. Board of Ministerial Standards and Education Bursary Any student of Acadia Divinity College who has been accepted by the Board of Ministerial Standards and Education of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches as a candidate for ordained ministry, is in the process of completing his or her educational requirements at ADC (full-time or part-time), and who has demonstrated capacity for ministerial leadership, shall be eligible to apply and receive consideration for financial assistance from the Preparing Future Pastors Fund of the CABC. 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, Canada’s 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. 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.


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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 master’s 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, India, and Cuba. 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 Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia B0W 1P0. United Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union / Atlantic Baptist Women Bursary Income from a trust fund established by the United Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union (UBWMU) 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. 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 master’s 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)

Appointed by the Board of Governors of Acadia University from CABC appointees to the Board

Term Expires October 2015 Dan Ingersoll, Bedford NS Jacqueline Milliken, Bridgewater NS Douglas Schofield, Kentville NS Kenneth Trimper, Bear River East NS

Term Expires October 2015 James Stanley, Hatchet Lake NS

Term Expires October 2016 Paul Berry, Springhill NS Malcolm Card, Moncton NB George Gasek, Truro NS Gregory Pike, Corner Brook NL

Term Expires October 2018 Ralph Taylor, Moncton NB

Term Expires October 2015 Susan Colquhoun, Amherst NS

Term Expires October 2017 Jennie Enman, Kentville NS Thomas Rice, Bridgetown NS Charles Thompson, Hartland NB Gail Whalen-Dunn, New Minas NS Ex Officio

Observers

Harry Gardner President, Acadia Divinity College Ray Ivany President, Acadia University Peter Reid Executive Minister of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches

Jennifer Smith, Student Appointee Anna Robbins, Academic Dean Carol Anne Janzen, Faculty Appointee Vacant, Alumni/ae Appointee

Acadia Divinity College Senate Board Members

Representatives

Susan Colquhoun (retiring 2015) George Gasek (retiring 2016) Gail Whalen-Dunn (retiring 2017)

RenĂŠe Clark, Alumni Evan Colford, Student Appointee Devin Johnstone, Alumni TBD, Faculty (retiring 2015) Robert Wilson, Faculty (retiring 2016)

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Committees of the Board of Trustees Officers of the Board Charles Thompson, Chair Douglas Schofield, Vice-chair Jennie Enman, Secretary Executive Committee Charles Thompson, Chair Douglas Schofield, Vice-chair Jennie Enman, Secretary Ralph Taylor, Chair of Finance Dan Ingersoll Kenneth Trimper Harry G. Gardner, President Finance Committee Ralph Taylor, Chair Jacqueline Milliken Gregory Pike Tom Rice James Stanley Kenneth Trimper Harry G. Gardner, President John E. Campbell, Director of Advancement Matthew Kimball, Controller Audit Committee Ralph Taylor, Chair Jacqueline Milliken Gregory Pike Tom Rice James Stanley Kenneth Trimper Investment Committee Kenneth Trimper, Chair Tom Rice James Stanley Ralph Taylor, Chair of Finance Harry G. Gardner, President John E. Campbell, Director of Advancement Matthew Kimball, Controller

Development Committee Gail Whalen-Dunn, Chair Paul Berry Malcolm Card George Gasek Harry G. Gardner, President John E. Campbell, Director of Advancement Faculty and Staff Committee Susan Colquhoun, Chair Jacqueline Milliken Harry G. Gardner, President Peter Reid, CABC Executive Minister Anna M. Robbins, Academic Dean Glenn Wooden, Faculty Convention Relations Committee Malcolm Card, Chair Paul Berry Gregory Pike Harry G. Gardner, President Trustee Life Committee Dan Ingersoll, Chair George Gasek Gail Whalen-Dunn Harry G. Gardner, President Nominations Committee Susan Colquhoun, Chair Paul Berry Ralph Taylor Harry G. Gardner, President Building / Facilities Committee Jennie Enman, Chair James Stanley Ralph Taylor, Chair of Finance Harry G. Gardner, President

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