Experiential Ministry

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts Experiential Ministry was developed as a means to partner with churches, denominations and/or para-church organizations, to allow students to gain practical experience through multiple internship placements in addition to classroom learning. Graduates can in turn move seamlessly into particular BA programs at Briercrest College.

ExperientialMinistry_AA_pic600px.jpgThe Associate of Arts Experiential Ministry provides an opportunity for Briercrest College and Seminary to partner with churches, denominations and/or para-church organizations to allow students to gain practical experience through multiple internship placements in addition to classroom learning. Graduates can in turn move seamlessly into particular BA programs at Briercrest College.

Graduation Requirements

  • the completion of 63 credit hours of study
  • 42 credit hours of coursework through Briercrest
  • the completion of 21 credit hours of ministry required courses (internships)

Program Requirements

(63 credit hours)

Required Courses

(36 credit hours)

Biblical Studies

(6 credit hours)

Course Credit Hours
BLST 103 Gospels 3
BLST 111 Old Testament Literature 3

Theology

(3 credit hours)

THEO 112 Spiritual Formation  OR THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology 3

Biblical Studies OR Theology

(3 credit hours)

Biblical Studies  OR Theology elective 3

Christian Ministry

(12 credit hours)

CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry 3
CM 493 Church of God Theology and History Distinctives 3

6 credit hours from the following disciplines:

Christian Ministry; Global Studies; Pastoral Studies; Worship Arts; Youth Ministry

6

Arts and Science

(12 credit hours)

12 credit hours from the following disciplines:

Anthropology; Biology; Classics; Computer Science; Economics; English; Geography; German; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Kinesiology; Mathematics; Mandarian; Modern Languages; Native Studies; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology; Women's Studies

12

Ministry Required Courses

(21 credit hours)

Internship I
One of the following:
CM 238 Christian Ministry Internship I
WA 238 Worship Arts Internship I
YM 238 Youth Ministry Internship I
3
Internship II
One of the following: 
CM 338 Christian Ministry Internship II
WA 338 Worship Arts Internship II 
YM 338 Youth Ministry Internship II 
3
Internship III
One of the following:
CM 438 Christian Ministry Internship III
WA 438 Worship Arts Internship III
YM 438 Youth Ministry Internship III 
6
Internship IV
One of the following:
CM 439 Christian Ministry Internship IV
WA 439 Worship Arts Internship IV
YM 439 Youth Ministry Internship IV
9

Electives

(6 credit hours)

Free Electives 6

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Blayne Banting, DMin, PhD
Instructor in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Studies
bbanting@briercrest.ca
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David Ernst, DMin
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry
dernst@briercrest.ca
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Keith Molberg, MMus
Instructor in Worship Arts
kmolberg@briercrest.ca
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Ken Moser, MA
Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry
kmoser@briercrest.ca
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Michael Pawelke
President, Professor of Leadership and Pastoral Studies
mpawelke@briercrest.ca
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