The rise of Chinese Christianity with its growing significance for the global church creates an urgent need for a new generation of Christian leaders and educators who are not only theologically equipped but have a clear vision and a global calling for the Chinese Church. By integrating the best theological scholarship with the context, needs and mission of Chinese churches, the Mandarin program at ACTS Seminaries offers world-class theological education in Mandarin for Christians who are to become shapers and shakers of Chinese churches and world Christianity.
The Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin) program aims to raise up pastors, lay leaders, theological educators and cultural missionaries who understand the context and needs of Chinese churches. The program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Our core values include:
The Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin) degree is granted co-jointly by Trinity Western University and one of the seminaries of the ACTS Consortium. TWU is a leading Canadian Christian university, known for its high quality of education and evangelical stance. It is a recognized educational institution by the Chinese government. The Mandarin Theology Program at TWU is the first graduate-level theological program in North America established by Mainland Chinese Christians.
*The Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin) contains 53 credit hours and can be done in two years of full time study, or over several years of part-time study.
Research and Writing （研究与写作）
RES 502 - Research Strategies （学术研究入门）
MCS 810 - Graduating Project （毕业项目/论文）
Biblical Studies （圣经学）
BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation （圣经解经学）
BIB 520 - Old Testament Foundations （旧约基础）
BIB 540 - New Testament Foundations （新约基础）
Theological Studies （神学）
THS 571 - Theology I（系统神学上）
THS 671/672 - Theology II or III（系统神学下）
Church History and Culture Studies （历史与文化）
HIS 540 - History of Christianity I （基督教历史）
HIS ___ - History of Chinese Christianity （中国教会史）
THS 680 - Christianity and Chinese Culture （基督教与中国文化）
Leadership Formation （领导力）
CLD 510 - Foundations of Christian Leadership （基督徒领袖基础）
CLD ___ - Leadership Elective （领导力选修）
6 Elective Courses (can be taken in any area)
Biblical Studies will provide you with a strong foundation for ministry and personal faith by refining your knowledge of the Scriptures.
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.
Pastoral Ministry courses are designed to equip the you with a philosophy of ministry as well as practical skills in the major areas of pastoral ministry - preaching, pastoral care and leadership.
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.
第一步：选择申请项目(Master of Arts – Christian Studies (Mandarin))
第二步：填写网上申请表：online application form