The diploma programs in Pastoral Theology, General Bible and Church Ministry consist of 90-93 semester hours of required and elective courses.
Pastoral Theology Diploma
Those who graduate from this program will have a sound preparation in Bible and Theology (33 semester hours), Practics (36 semester hours) and General Studies (24 semester hours). This major is for those students called to full-time ministry and who desire the minimum formal Bible College education required by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada for ministerial ordination. The two semesters of Pastoral Internship will help to provide students with an understanding of the methods and skills needed to succeed in the ministry.
General Bible Diploma
Those who graduate from this major will have a sound preparation in Bible and Theology (45 semester hours) as well as a foundation of Practics (15 semester hours), General Studies (24 semester hours), and 3 semester hours of open electives. This major is designed for those wanting to maximize Biblical studies in developing their skills for Christian service but do not have a call to full-time ministry. To qualify for credentialing after graduation with this major, students must use the open electives to take the required courses in Practics.
Church Ministries Diploma
This diploma is designed to provide competency for ministry in local churches that is focused on children and family issues. The program is rooted in the Scriptures and the application of truth in educational child and family care contexts. Those who graduate with this diploma will have a sound preparation in Bible and Theology (36 semester hours), Practics (30 semester hours) and General Studies (24 semester hours). This major is designed for those desiring to acquire skills in the area of ministry in the church for children and families. To qualify for credentialing after graduation with this major will require some additional hours.