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

B.R.E. Arts and Biblical Studies

Co-ordinator: Dr. Stephen Roy


This program is designed for the person who anticipates post-secondary studies at either a university or seminary. The three-year program provides a major in Bible and Theology along with a broad spectrum of General Arts. The program does not offer specialized professional ministry training.



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

  1. Understand and articulate biblical and theological issues.
  2. Integrate a broad general education with biblical and theological teaching.
  3. Develop a well-defined Christian worldview that is intellectually sound, and be able to defend it.
  4. Demonstrate intellectual and scholarly skills suitable for continuing education at the senior undergraduate or graduate level.


Career Path

Students graduating from this program go on to further education in a variety of colleges and universities, and become more involved in ministry in their local church or church agencies. Transfer credits to 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.


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
Old or New Testament Elective 300 level 3
Introduction to Theology 3
Theology Elective 300 level (x 2) 6
General Studies       Ideas and Civilizations 3
Psychology OR Anthropology OR Sociology 3
Ethics 3
Introduction to Communication 3
Group Dynamics 3
Cross-Cultural Communication 3
General Studies Elective (x 4) 12
Professional Studies   Personal Discipleship 3
Missional Discipleship 3
Professional Studies Elective (x 4) 12
Free Elective  Elective (x 4) 12
*Field Education and Ministry Preparation 1
Field Education Field Education (x 5) 5
  TOTAL 96

The program consists of 30 hours Bible & Theology, 30 hours General Studies, 18 hours Professional Studies, 12 hours Free Electives and 6 Field Education credits.

OSL Default Rate for all BRE programs: 2014, 0.0%.

Program Completion Rate: 2017, 85.0%