Certificate in Ministerial Studies

The Certificate in Ministerial Studies (CMS) program gives you a taste of what ADC is all about. If you are over 55, have no formal education beyond High School, and are looking to be ordained within the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada – this non-credit certificate can help you on your way. Applicants normally have been accepted by their church or denomination as a candidate for ordination.

At completion, the Certificate is awarded by Acadia Divinity College at our annual Commissioning Service.

Program Overview

Course NumberCourse Name
IDTH 2010Orientation (Pass/Fail)
Biblical Studies
BIBL 2013Interpreting the Bible
BIBL 3013Introduction to the Old Testament 1
BIBL 3023Introduction to the Old Testament 2
BIBL 3033Introduction to the New Testament 1
BIBL 3043Introduction to the New Testament 2
Christian Thought
CHUR 2033History of Christianity
THEO 3013Christian Theology 1
THEO 3023Christian Theology 2
THEO 3033Christian Ethics
CHUR 30231Baptist History and Polity
EVAN 3013Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society
EVAN 3023Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations
SPFM 3013Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders
PAST 3053Preaching as a Practice and the Practice of Preaching
DISP 3013Transformational Discipleship Ministry
PACC 3013Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling
PAST 4013Mentored Ministry 1
PAST 4023Mentored Ministry 2
NXGN 3013 OR NXGN 3063Youth and Family Ministry OR Children’s Ministry
Ministry Elective

  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