Next Generation Ministry

We live in a society where many children, youth, and young adults have not had the opportunity to experience any connection to a church or have any knowledge of the Bible. 

Children and youth are the church of tomorrow. They need the leaders of today to invest in them, champion them, and guide them on their faith journey.

At Acadia Divinity College we prepare you to bring the Gospel to our youth, with a focus on reaching out to young families beyond the four walls of the church. You will examine the changing young adult culture and learn how to communicate the Gospel in word and deed to the next generation.

For admission requirements and tuition information visit the Master of Divinity page.

Rev. Dan Pyke
Director, Next Generation Ministry Program
PHONE: 506 635 1922 ext 1015EMAIL: dan.pyke@acadiau.ca

Program Overview

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
IDTH 5010OrientationPass / Fail
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023Interpreting the Old Testament3
BIBL 5033Interpreting the New Testament3
GREE 5013Foundations of New Testament Greek3
HEBR 5013Foundations of Biblical Hebrew3
BIBL (elective)Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament)3
BIBL (elective)Biblical Studies elective (New Testament)3
BIBL (elective)Biblical Studies elective (Old or New Testament)3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013Introduction to Christian History3
THEO 5013Christian Theology 13
THEO 5023Christian Theology 23
THEO 6013Christian Ethics3
THEO 7113Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context3
CHUR (elective)Christian History elective3
CHUR or THEOChristian History elective or Theology elective3
Ministry Core
DISP 5013Transformational Discipleship Ministry3
EVAN 5013Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society3
LEDR 5113Theology and Practice of Racial Justice3
PACC 5013Pastoral Care Interventions3
PACC 5043Pastoral Care Skills3
PAST 5053Preaching as a Practice and the Practice of Preaching3
PAST 5063Christian Worship…Now3
PAST 6053Creative Preaching: Beyond the 'Big Idea3
PAST 7013Mentored Ministry 13
PAST 7023Mentored Ministry 23
SPFM 5013Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders3
Area of Specialization
NXGN ElectiveNext Generation Ministry Elective3
NXGN ElectiveNext Generation Ministry Elective3
NXGN ElectiveNext Generation Ministry Elective3
NXGN ElectiveNext Generation Ministry Elective3
Total Credit Hours90

  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. Those seeking ordination within a Baptist context take Baptist Identity (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.