Arrow Leadership Ministries
Arrow Leadership Ministries is an international ministry devoted to helping leaders grow from the inside out through a journey of intentional leadership development. Acadia Divinity College partners with Arrow by welcoming Arrow graduates (who meet the normally expected admission criteria) as transfer students into the Doctor of Ministry program thus reducing the number of courses required for graduation.
Canadian Association For Spiritual Care (CASC)
Acadia Divinity College utilizes the resources of CASC in the training and preparation of chaplains.
Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM)
Acadia Divinity College partners with CBM, utilizing some CBM staff as adjunct instructors, sharing staff members in overseas settings as well as sharing in the Praxis short-term mission program for students, and in a variety of other ways.
Canadian Baptists Of Atlantic Canada (CBAC)
As the official seminary of the CBAC, Acadia Divinity College cooperates with the Convention in various ways, including the sharing of some staff, partnering in events and training for youth, youth leaders and others, and in resourcing the churches of the Convention.
Canadian Council Of Christian Charities (CCCC)
Acadia Divinity College is a certified member of CCCC.
Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC)
Acadia Divinity College is a member of CHEC.
This unique partnership gives Crandall University students the opportunity to enroll in the Bachelor of Theology degree program with Acadia University (through Acadia Divinity College), concurrent with their Crandall degree program. Students take specialized courses that focus on personal discipleship, Christian service in the church and community, as well as courses in Biblical studies and theology. Practical elements in the program provide students with the opportunity to serve and lead locally and internationally.
For more information, visit Crandall-Acadia Bachelor of Theology Partnership.
Evangelical Fellowship Of Canada (EFC)
Acadia Divinity College is an affiliate of EFC.
NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community
Since 2015, Acadia Divinity College has partnered with the NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community to offer an Acadia Master of Arts (Theology) with a specialization in Indigenous Community Development. (NAIITS was formerly North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies.) On May 14, 2017, David Skene became the first graduate of the Master of Arts (Theology) in Indigenous Community Development, a program almost entirely indigenously taught by NAIITS scholars. The aim is to provide access to theological education for indigenous Christians, and to those who work closely with indigenous people and communities.
For more information on this specialization, visit Acadia Master of Arts (Theology).
Royal Canadian Chaplain Service
Acadia Divinity College, through the Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, trains women and men to serve with the Canadian Armed Forces as Chaplains. Working with the Chaplain Service, our alumni serve in significant ways through the Canadian Forces. To learn more, visit the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service.
Acadia Divinity College supports the training of Christian leaders in other linguistic and cultural settings through academic partnership with theological colleges in Canada, Nigeria, and Hong Kong.
These institutions have been approved by the Senate of Acadia University after academic review. While these degrees are not approved by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), they carry the accreditation of Acadia University who awards the degrees.
The schools with which we are closely linked include:
Faculté de Théologie Évangélique
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
The Baccalauréat en Théologie (BTh) degree from the Faculté has been awarded by Acadia University from its inception in 1980. In 1994, the Acadia University Senate approved the introduction of a Maîtrise en Théologie (MTh) degree. Subsequently, Acadia University has awarded the Maîtrise ès Arts (Théologie) degree and the Maîtrise en Divinité (MDiv) degree.
Christ International Divinity College (CINDICO)
Erinmo Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria
In 1990, following an extended period of consultation and academic review, the Acadia University Senate agreed, on the recommendation of Acadia Divinity College, acting as the University’s Faculty of Theology, to affiliate the CINDICO. Acadia University awards Bachelor of Theology (BTh) and Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) degrees to graduates of the College. The College is accountable to the University through the Dean of Theology, and is supported strongly by leading members of the Departments of Religious Studies in neighboring Nigerian universities. In 1994, the College’s affiliation was renewed. CINDICO was founded by Dr. S. K. Abiara.
Universal Gospel Divinity College (UNIDICO)
Ile-Ifé, Osun State, Nigeria
In 1994, following careful review by the Divinity College and University Senates, a second Nigerian College was affiliated with Acadia. UNIDICO is strongly supported by members of the Department of Religious Studies in neighbouring universities. It was founded by the first Provost of CINDICO, Dr. Michael Odelami, himself a graduate of Acadia University, and graduated its first class of Bachelor of Theology (BTh) and Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) students in 1994.
Bethel Bible Seminary
This seminary, begun in Shanghai, and for many years located in Hong Kong, has a strong reputation for its bachelor’s degrees in Theology and its program of Clinical Pastoral Education, with Dr. Fai Luk as its President. After careful review, the Seminary was affiliated in 1997, through Acadia Divinity College, to Acadia University for the award of Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Theology), and Master of Theological Studies degrees.