Through academic training and hands-on ministry service, Emmanuel prepares Christ followers who are committed to making a difference in their world.

B. Th. Pastoral Ministry

Co-ordinator: Stephen Roy


This program provides sound theological and biblical foundation, including Greek language study, in preparation for pastoral leadership in a local church. There is a unique blending of biblical, theological, and practical ministry skills through classroom instruction, individual mentoring, and co-op placements in a ministry setting. Students are encouraged to dialogue with their specific denomination regarding licensing and ordination requirements. Students entering the program should demonstrate gifting and a career focus related to pastoral ministry.



In addition to meeting the objectives identified for the common first year MountainTop Certificate program, this program also enables students to begin to:

  1. Fulfill the pastoral leadership role in a local church.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in leadership, pastoral counselling, pastoral care, administration, preaching, evangelism, and vision casting, as well as a capacity to relate wisely to people.
  3. Develop personal and professional life as a pastor.
  4. Exercise linguistic, critical and hermeneutical ability in the interpretation of the Bible.


Career Path

Students graduating from this program go on to find employment in church ministry as lead or associate pastors or go on to further studies in university, college, or seminary. The program provides a sound foundation for graduate work in biblical studies and theology. Transfer credits to all other schools are awarded at the discretion of the receiving institution.


  • Admission to and continuance in this program is at the discretion of the program co-ordinator and the college admissions committee. Supporting documents, including a completed program questionnaire and additional references, may be required.
  • This program also requires clear and continued demonstration of pastoral gifts and abilities as evidenced in successful church ministry and by further personal references.


Required Courses
Division Course Requirements HRS
Bible & Theology        Old Testament Survey 3
New Testament Survey 3
Bible Foundations 3
Bible Study Skills 3
Old Testament Elective 200 level 3
New Testament Elective 200 level 3
Greek Exegesis 3
Old or New Testament Elective 300 or 400 level 3
Introduction to Theology 3
Theology Elective 300 level (x2) 6
Theology Elective 300 or 400 level 3
General Studies         Ideas and Civilization 3
2 of Psychology OR Sociology OR Anthropology 6
Group Dynamics 
Introduction to Communication 3
Church History Survey 3
Cross-Cultural Communication 3
Ethics 3
New Testament Greek I and II 6
General Studies Elective 200 or 300 level 3
General Studies Elective 300 level 3
Professional Studies
Personal Discipleship
Missional Discipleship 3
Interpersonal and Helping Skills 3
Preaching Skills I and II 6
Introduction to Leadership 3
Managing Ministries and Organizations
Philosophy of Ministry 3
Introduction to Pastoral Ministry 3
Introduction to Worship and Music 3
Pastoral Counselling 3
Pastoral Skills 3
Free Electives Elective (x4) 12
Field Education   Field Education and Ministry Preparation 1
Field Education in Pastoral Ministry (x2) 2
Field Education (x3) 3
Internship 3
  TOTAL 129

The program consists of 36 hours Bible & Theology, 36 hours General Studies, 36 hours Professional Studies, 12 hours Free Electives, and 9 Field Education/Internship credits.

Students may use the free Electives to take one of the Concentrations listed under the BRE Professional Studies program

OSL Default Rate for all B.Th. programs: 2013, 0.0%.

Program Graduation Rate: 63.0%