Each program provides a solid vocational major which meets employability standards combined with a Bible and Theology major that allows graduates to integrate their faith and their vocation in a relevant and responsible manner while providing the skills and spiritual development needed by the church and the world today.
Bachelor of Religious Education – Honours: Children’s Ministry
The contemporary family is in difficulty and children are its most vulnerable part. How can the church help and nurture children today?
The Child and Family Ministry Program is designed to produce graduates capable of stepping into a variety of church and agency settings in which they develop and lead educational programs, teach and guide individual children, and provide assessment, basic counselling, and referral services for children and their families. Graduates may enter into pastoral positions in Child or Family Ministries, into a variety of outreach ministries and camp settings.
Bachelor of Religious Education – Honours: Youth Ministries
The complexity of our society requires youth workers who are personally mature and grounded in truth and who possess a wide range of skills. Youth workers not only plan events or lead group meetings, they also enter into the lives of youth and their families and learn how to assess needs and provide assistance for the whole person in context. Educational programming, basic counselling and referral, spiritual guidance, deep knowledge of the church, and community involvement are all required.
Graduates of this program are equipped to enter into pastoral positions in Youth or Family Ministries, a variety of outreach ministries and camp settings, youth related social service agencies, or positions within the educational system requiring skills in personal care and educational techniques.