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ADC Expand

In a rapidly changing landscape, ADC continues its commitment to local churches and pastors in Atlantic Canada and beyond. Within the variety of contexts that pastors find themselves, we recognize that ministry continues to change and evolve.

ADC Expand is a continuing education program for personal and pastoral development that provides focused, micro-credentialed courses to sharpen ministry skills, equip new competencies, and expand understanding in various areas of theology and the practice of ministry.

Summer 2024 Courses

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June 2 - July 7, 2024

This micro-credential course explores the intersection of mental health and faith-based communities.

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June 2 - July 7, 2024

This micro-credential course explores specific and current perspectives on the nature of preaching.

Who can take an ADC Expand micro-credential course?
  • ADC Expand micro-credentials are available to Canadians and Permanent Residents who have a theology degree and who are currently in a ministry position
What does a micro-credential look like?
  • Courses will be pass/fail
  • Students can expect to spend 40-45 hours total on the course
  • Synchronous class time will typically be during ADC’s East Coast Theology Summer School around the time of the Simpson Lectures, and will typically be no more than 15 hours total
Is there financial support available to students?
  • The Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada has established a $50 bursary, which will be offered to each CBAC-credentialed pastor completing an ADC Expand course in 2024.
  • Other financial support will be available through ADC’s summer reading campaign. Interested in helping others access continuing education? Join ADC’s Summer for the Books!

How to Apply

Complete the Divinity application form.

Applying online takes just a few minutes. You can come back to the application form anytime; just make sure you save the sections you have completed before exiting. The application process includes uploading your CV or Resumé. 

Receive a Decision 

Once you successfully complete your application, and assuming you meet our admission requirements, you will hear back quickly from us with the details of your acceptance, how to setup your Acadia account, as well as how to register and pay for each micro-credential course you wish to take. From that point, year by year, you can register for any micro-credential courses we offer. 

Pay the Course Fee

Once you’ve been admitted into the ADC Micro-Credential course of your choosing, you’ll be able to register and pay the course fee of $350.

*Registration deadline is May 31, 2024

Managing Your Micro-Credentials

Once your course is successfully completed to the professor’s satisfaction, you will be awarded a micro-credential. This comes in the form of digital badges, issued by Acadia. These badges can be bundled together in the future for advanced standing in ADC degree programs. Information on advanced standing will be forthcoming.

To keep track of your badges after completing a micro-credential, create an account with MyCreds.ca, which is convenient, official, and recognized as the official platform for document and credential verification.

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