As our world changes, life and ministry are becoming more and more complex. At Acadia Divinity College we prepare you not only for pastoral ministry of today, we also provide you with the skills to enable you to meet the needs of our world in the future.
ADC graduates are caring for people in some of the most difficult circumstances in our region, across Canada, and around the world. The skills acquired from the MDiv in Pastoral Ministry prepared them to minister in challenging times faced by our churches and wider communities. Now, it’s your turn.
For admission requirements and tuition information visit the Master of Divinity page.
Meet Dr. Stuart Blythe
John Gladstone Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship
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: LEDR 6063 or LEDR 6043 Leading Healthy and Effective Churches or The Practice of Leadership in Contemporary Ministry 3 PACC (elective) Pastoral Care and Counselling elective 3 PAST 5073 Leadership That Advances the Mission 3 PAST 6023 Bringing Renewal to Established Congregations 3 NXGN (elective) Next Generation Ministry 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.