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.
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours IDTH 5010 Orientation Pass / Fail Biblical Studies BIBL 5023 Interpreting the Old Testament 3 BIBL 5033 Interpreting the New Testament 3 GREE 5013 Foundations of New Testament Greek 3 HEBR 5013 Foundations of Biblical Hebrew 3 BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Narrative) 3 BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective (Old Testament Poetry or Prophetic Literature ) 3 BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Gospel) 3 BIBL (elective) Biblical Studies elective (New Testament Epistle) 3 Christian Thought CHUR 5013 Introduction to Christian History 3 THEO 5013 Christian Theology 1 3 THEO 5023 Christian Theology 2 3 THEO 6013 Christian Ethics 3 THEO 7113 Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context 3 CHUR (elective) Christian History elective 3 CHUR or THEO Christian History elective or Theology elective 3 Ministry Core EVAN 5013 Evangelism and Mission in Contemporary Society 3 SPFM 5013 Christian Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders 3 PAST 5053 Preaching as a Practice and the Practice of Preaching 3 PAST 5063 Christian Worship…Now 3 PAST 6053 Creative Preaching: Beyond the ‘Big Idea’ 3 DISP 5013 Transformational Discipleship Ministry 3 PACC 5013 Understanding Pastoral Care and Counselling 3 PAST 7013 Mentored Ministry 1 3 PAST 7023 Mentored Ministry 2 3 Area of Specialization – Choose 4: NXGN 5013 Youth and Family Ministry 3 NXGN 6023 Leadership and Youth Ministry 3 NXGN 6033 Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth 3 NXGN 6043 Reaching and Retaining Young Adults 3 NXGN 6063 Children’s Ministry 3 NXGN 6083 Camping Ministry 3 NXGN (elective) Elective 3 Electives2,3 Elective 3 Elective 3 Total Credit Hours 90
- 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.