This program is for experienced Christian leaders who are convinced that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Reflect and build on the breadth and the depth of your experience in ministry, become a more effective and creative leader, and learn to live increasingly out of the best of what you believe, not merely out of what works.
Get equipped for effective leadership in congregational life or other arenas of ministry. Work out the majority of your learning in your local context of ministry, and let God transform you increasingly into a follower of Christ and a leader of God’s people. Build the character that authentic leadership requires, develop a Christ-formed spirituality that sustains your ministry, and gain the experience needed for living out the vision of God with the people of God.
Learn to lead a congregation facing the bicultural challenges of Chinese churches in North American cities. Understand the rich tradition of Chinese Christianity and the particular challenges facing second and third generations. Integrate cultural realities with the Christian Gospel, learn how to preach and teach effectively, and develop a personal life formed by prayer and Scripture.
Do you have a passion for deeper integration of your faith with your daily living? Do you wish to be faithful to where God is calling you in the marketplace and in your community? The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry is customized to your needs and to your context. You will take a set of core courses along with supplementary electives that speak to your unique passions and calling.
If you are called to lead others toward deeper relationship with God, you must first experience it yourself. Deepen your life with God while learning how to nurture in others a vibrant, meaningful faith. Understand biblical paradigms of the spiritual life, develop sustaining spiritual practices, and experience spiritual companionship and the transforming love of the triune God.
ADVANCED DIPLOMA + CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
A doctoral-level diploma that explores the transformative power of preaching. Integrate into a Doctor of Ministry, or take as a stand alone diploma.
The Centre for Spiritual Formation (CSF) exists to cultivate a deeper, more intimate relationship with Christ within the lives of its participants. The program provides a variety of learning experiences that involves instruction and reflection, thoughtful practice and spiritual companionship, service and prayer. The CSF is for all who want to move from simply wanting a life with God to learning to live it. It is a two-year graduate level program.
To serve a broad range of learning styles and student work experiences, we employ instructional technologies to teach some courses. These technologies, while reducing travel costs, can boost collaboration and allow students to learn in different modes.
Some learning options include electronic bulletin boards, computer-mediated class discussions, blogs, videoconferencing and web streaming. Each of these methods provide flexibility for students to access a Carey education.
As well, we offer Guided Studies, which provide our students with the opportunity to study areas of personal interest beyond those in the established curriculum. Details regarding such courses are available from the Registrar’s office. Such studies may be taken after approval by the Registrar, in consultation with the VP Academic, and the appropriate instructor’s consent.
Required courses will not be offered as Guided Studies, so students should plan to complete all required elements of their program in the modular format or online format when they are offered. Guided Studies are reserved for topics in which a student wants to pursue individual study with a professor and may be used only to fill electives within the academic program.