Leadership and Spiritual Formation
Whether you are called to serve in rural or urban settings, at Acadia Divinity College you will be equipped with the skills to develop and lead vibrant ministries that have a significant social impact on the community. In small group settings you will model the discipling of others and the cultivating of spiritual formation in a church. You will have the opportunity to visit churches, observe ministries, and engage with pastors who are leading change in their communities.
Personal spiritual formation is at the heart of those in Christian leadership. At ADC we emphasize the exploration of identity, self-understanding and personal growth so you will not only understand your own spiritual formation but also the spiritual formation in others.
The Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care was established by Acadia Divinity College in 2011. This Centre fosters and promotes clinical and theological excellence in the area of Pastoral Care through personal growth, the building of professional capacities and rigorous theological reflection. The Taylor Centre trains and prepares men and women for pastoral ministry in specialized forms, including hospital chaplaincy, military chaplaincy, prison chaplaincy, and a variety of other caring professions, for which care for the Spirit is of primary importance. Discover more by visiting their website.
Meet Dr. John McNally
Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
- Students with previous equivalent academic credit may apply for advanced standing in the same general area (i.e. Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry).
- Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Exam is not passed.
- 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.