The Graduate Diploma - Christian Studies program provides an introduction to biblical studies, theology and personal ministry formation. Any Christian who wants to enhance their personal spiritual journey, equip themselves for mentorship or leadership and apply the gospel to all aspects of life would benefit from this program.
*The Graduate Diploma contains 29 credit hours and can be done in one year of full time study, or over several years of part-time study. On-campus, online and one-week intensive study options are available. This degree is granted co-jointly by Trinity Western University and the seminary in which the student is enrolled.
Online, Live-Stream and Flexible Seminary Study Options
At ACTS Seminaries, we make your ministry education more accessible by offering a number of online, live-stream, modular and other flexible study options. Talk to us today to discover course options available to you.
Research & Writing
RES 502 - Research Strategies
BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation
BIB 520/540 - OT Foundations or NT Foundations
THS 571 - Theology I
Church History and Culture Studies
THS 680 - Christianity and Culture
CLD 510 - Foundations of Christian Leadership
4 Elective Courses (can be taken in any area)
Apologetics establishes a rational reasoned defense of the Christian faith, as well as engaging current social issues and the truth claims of other faiths.
Biblical Studies will provide you with a strong foundation for ministry and personal faith by refining your knowledge of the Scriptures.
The Specialization in Children’s Ministry exists to strengthen, empower, and mentor Children’s Ministry Leaders by providing the theological teaching, leadership training, and skills preparation necessary for the ministry of the gospel to children.
Church history examines what Christians at different times and in different places around the world believed about God, the Gospel and the Christian life, so that we can live in faithful obedience to the gospel today.
Church Ministries helps develop your understanding of the educational ministry of the church along with the practical skills required for effective leadership of educational ministries to children, youth and adults.
Effective leadership requires wisdom, knowledge and humility to lead wherever God has called, whether in full-time church ministry or leadership in the marketplace and community.
Theology is what Christians believe about God, salvation and the nature of reality, which makes every Christian a theologian. By engaging with current and historical theological issues, you will see more clearly how your beliefs impact both your day-to-day life and the major social and cultural issues in the world today.
ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community. A bachelor degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite.
Step 1 - choose your degree program
Step 2 - fill out the online application form
Step 3 - submit your references and transcripts
The seminaries that constitute the Associated Canadian Theological Schools admit qualified women and men of any race, nationality or ethnic origin. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. ACTS may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, provided they can demonstrate the ability to succeed at the graduate level.