Master of Divinity


The Master of Divinity degree is the best option for those who are called to full time ministry. You will gain a solid understanding of the Bible, your faith tradition and your ministry calling. As a leader in the church, you will be equipped to teach the scriptures and apply them in your local context as you continue to grow in your ability to serve God.

The centerpiece to your MDiv program is a focus on Christian leadership development. Along with your study of the scriptures, you will be equipped with the essential skills and spiritual formation necessary for leading thriving ministries. The church needs leaders who are called by God to serve. If this is your calling, the MDiv will help you live it out.

*The Master of Divinity contains 89 credit hours and can be done in three years of full time study, or over a longer period of part-time study. This degree is granted conjointly 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.

Course Outline

Research & Writing
RES 502 - Research Strategies

Biblical Studies
BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation
BIB 520 - Old Testament Foundations
BIB 540 - New Testament Foundations
BOT/BNT ___ - Old Testament or New Testament Elective

Biblical Language Studies - Four courses in one language:
BNT 501 / BOT 501 - Intro Greek I OR Elementary Hebrew I
BNT 502 / BOT 502 - Intro Greek II OR Elementary Hebrew II
BNT 601 / BOT 601 - Greek Exegesis I OR Hebrew Exegesis I
BNT 602 / BOT 602 - Greek Exegesis II OR Hebrew Exegesis II

Theological Studies
THS 571 - Theology I
THS 671 - Theology II
THS 672 - Theology III
THS ___ - Theology Elective

Church History and Culture Studies
HIS 540 - History of Christianity I
HIS 541 - History of Christianity II (or Denominational History course)
THS 680 - Christianity and Culture
HIS/THS ___ - History/Cultural Studies Elective

Leadership Formation
CLD 510 - Foundations of Christian Leadership
CLD 532 - Power, Change, & Conflict
CLD 533 - Mentoring, Team-Building & Equipping
CLD __ - CLD Elective

Pastoral Theology
PTH 603 - Integrative Preaching
PTH 762 - Communication and Transformation
PTH 605 - Pastoral Counselling
PTH 616 - Marriage & Family Ministry
PTH/CHP ___ - Pastoral Theology/Chaplaincy Elective

4 Elective Courses

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Areas of Study

Biblical Studies
Biblical Studies will provide you with a strong foundation for ministry and personal faith by refining your knowledge of the Scriptures.

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care is the provision of spiritual care through varied forms of caring ministry to people beyond the walls of the church.

Children's Ministry
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
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
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
Pastoral Ministry courses are designed to equip you with a philosophy of ministry as well as practical skills in the major areas of pastoral ministry - preaching, pastoral care and leadership.

Theological Studies
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.

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