What is Modular Education:
Our seminary offers a unique modular format of education that attracts students from around the world. Although some courses are offered in a traditional semester format (like practicum courses, Greek, and Hebrew), most concentrate the classroom component into one-week, all-day classes. Students also complete pre- and post-course work.
Consider the many advantages of modular education:
- Part-time students can remain employed in their job/ministry positions and take a class when their schedules allow.
- Full-time students can study according to a flexible schedule that allows more time for family.
- Intense one-week courses enable increased immersion in a given subject.
- The number of visiting part-time students helps enrich the educational experience of full-time students by adding perspectives from current ministry.
- The one-week schedule allows Briercrest to offer a greater number of adjunct and visiting faculty specialists.
- Briercrest resident faculty are able to stay connected with global needs in ministry by teaching modular courses in various parts of North America and the world.
What is student life like?
tudents of the seminary form a community of believers devoted to further developing themselves as effective ministry practitioners. A close bond among this group is evident inside and outside of the classroom.
As a student of our seminary, you might find yourself
- relaxing in our comfortable and spacious library while working on assigned course reading
- discussing new ideas over a cup of coffee at the student centre
- participating in the weekly seminary chapel service, which is followed by a community luncheon
- emailing friends or family members at one of the computer terminals around campus or using our wireless network
- enjoying an evening of games with another family
- playing sports on one of our intramural teams
- taking in one of the many Christian conferences or events on campus
As an off campus student taking modular courses what kind of accomodations are offered?
Student residences: Students coming to campus for a modular course may stay in a student residence room (as available). Generally, seminary students will be placed in their own private rooms. Typically, this will also include a private bath and be on a very low-occupancy hall to ensure a quiet environment conducive to sleep and study. Both room and board and room-only options are available. For more information, contact Gord Hanson at 756-3353 or by email.
Pilgrim Inn: The 42-room inn is only a three-minute walk from the seminary building. A discount rate is available for seminary students who are taking a course. The comfortable setting is ideal for individual and group study. Take advantage of the in-room coffee, the fireplace, and the quiet surroundings. For reservations, please call 1-877-355-5002.
The Sundbo Place apartments provide comfortable and quiet rooms for our single seminary students who choose to move to Caronport. This residence has plenty of space and privacy, allowing for an adequate study location during your stay at Briercrest. Additional student residences are available as the need arises.
Where can I eat while I'm studying?
Dining hallThree meal options are provided each day from Sunday (continental breakfast) to Friday. Fresh soup and salad bar are available at noon and supper meals. A deli bar is also available for noon meals on weekdays. Saturday features only lunch and supper. Click here for more details about our off-campus meal plans.
Crossroads CaféLocated directly beside the seminary wing, the Crossroads Café provides a casual setting for students to relax and unwind or discuss new ideas over a cup of coffee.
Subway™You can "eat fresh" in Caronport. Our Subway offers wraps, soup, and subs.