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1 PROVIDENCE theological seminary viewbook 2013 / 2014 PREPARING LEADERS SERVING THE CHURCH Enroll in the Master of Divinity Program and Save 60% on Tuition

2 PROVIDENCE theological seminary TABLE of CONTENTS ABOUT 2 THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION 3 DISCOVER PROVIDENCE 4-5 DEGREE PROGRAMS CHURCH MINISTRY Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Leadership) 8 Master of Divinity (Professional) 8 Master of Arts (Christian Studies) 8 Master of Arts (Educational Studies) 8 ABOUT US FAITH: Evangelical Christian DENOMINATION: Interdenominational (15+ denominations) MAIN CAMPUS: Otterburne, Manitoba EXTENSION SITE: Calgary, Alberta YEAR FOUNDED: 1972 ACCREDITATION: Association of Theological Schools, tesl Canada Providence Theological Seminary is an evangelical institution whose purpose is to serve the Church, in the accomplishment of its mission, by preparing and supporting leaders, developing resources, and facilitating theological reflection. Our graduates serve in various church and service ministries around the world. As a Providence student you will study Christian theology from an evangelical perspective. We are an interdenominational seminary that sends people back to the denomination of their choice with an understanding of many Christian traditions including their own. theological EDUCATION Preparing for Ministry? Save on Tuition Enroll in the Master of Divinity Program for September 2014 and save 60% on tuition towards your first 18 credit hours. Between September 2014 and June 2015, receive a tuition bursary towards Master of Divinity program courses taken at our Otterburne Campus. You could save up to $3,600 during the school year. This is a special time-limited bursary designed to provide significant financial assistance to those called into church ministry. Enroll in the Master of Divinity Program for September 2014 and save 60% on tuition towards your first 18 credit hours. COUNSELLING MINISTRY Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Counselling) 9 Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology 9 Master of Arts in Counselling 9 EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY Master of Arts in Educational Studies 10 GLOBAL MINISTRY Master of Arts in Global Studies 10 ACADEMIC MINISTRY Master of Divinity (Honours) 11 Master of Arts (Theological Studies) 11 GRADUATE CERTIFICATES 12 CALGARY EXTENSION SITE 13 ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING 14 APPLY 15 2 PROVIDENCE SEMINARY VIEWBOOK visit ProvidenceSeminary.ca to discover the Providence experience 3

3 discover PROVIDENCE Ministry Training Faith formed in knowledge, in practice, and in character. PREPARING LEADERS. SERVING THE CHURCH. If God is calling you to vocational Christian ministry as a pastor, counsellor, educator, or missionary, then consider Providence Seminary for your training. We want to help you prepare for your calling, so we have made seminary education accessible and affordable. We offer graduate programs in a variety of formats: traditional, modular, and online. Our faculty is well-educated and each has significant ministry experience in the field. SERVING CHURCHES ACROSS DENOMINATIONS Providence Seminary is both evangelical and interdenominational. Our faculty and graduates come from AGC, Alliance, Anglican, Baptist, Evangelical Free, Free Methodist, Lutheran, Mennonite, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Reformed, Salvation Army, and other denominational churches. We think Christians better reflect Christ when they grow in their own tradition and understand the traditions of others. We give opportunities for each student to understand their own denominational distinctives in relation to Christians of other backgrounds. International COMMUNITY Providence Seminary is an international academic community. A significant percentage of our students are from outside of Canada, so there are many opportunities to get to know people from different cultures as we train for ministry together. With students from 22 countries you can experience the global and cultural diversity that Providence has to offer, right in the heart of Canada. ACADEMIC STUDY The William Falk Library serves a vital role as a center for intellectual challenge, spiritual growth, and leadership development. The library has a collection of over 80,000 items, including books, CDs, kits, bound journals, cassette tapes, videos, DVDs, over 300 periodical subscriptions, and 13,000 full-text journals. Collection strengths include: theology, Bible, missions, ESL (EAL)/TESOL, church history, counselling, Jewish studies, and pastoral studies. 4 PROVIDENCE SEMINARY VIEWBOOK visit ProvidenceSeminary.ca to discover the Providence experience 5

4 PROGRAMS Providence offers accredited Masters and Doctoral education to help you serve the church as it accomplishes its mission. Going into a specific Ministry? Choose the Ministry to see what programs we offer in that area. CHURCH MINISTRY Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Leadership) Master of Divinity (Professional) Biblical Languages Track English Bible Track Pastoral Counselling Track Pentecostal Studies Track Youth Ministry Studies Track Master of Arts (Christian Studies) Master of Arts in Educational Studies Youth Ministry Studies Major Counselling Ministry Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Counselling) Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Master of Arts in Counselling Educational Ministry Master of Arts in Educational Studies Educational Studies Major Student Development Major TESOL Major TTESOL Major Global MinistRY Master of Arts in Global Studies Missiology Major TESOL Major TTESOL Major Academic Ministry Master of Divinity (Honours) Master of Arts (Theological Studies) Biblical Studies Track Systematic Theology Track 6 PROVIDENCE SEMINARY VIEWBOOK visit ProvidenceSeminary.ca to discover the Providence experience 7

5 Church Ministry Counselling Ministry doctor of ministry doctor of ministry Track: Pastoral Leadership Track: Pastoral Counselling The Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Leadership) is designed to assist in increasing the competency of Christian leaders so that they can achieve excellence in their current and future ministries. This track contains two personal ministry courses, two courses relating to the project / dissertation, and three courses relating directly to pastoral ministry. The Pastoral Leadership track draws on the significant practical and pastoral experience of the seminary faculty and guest speakers, combined with their expertise in Bible, systematic theology, and practical theology. If you are seeking to hone your pastoral ministry skills in order to excel in service to the Kingdom of God, then we would invite you to consider the Doctor of Ministry program. The Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Counselling) is designed to assist in increasing the competency of Christian leaders so that they can achieve excellence in their current and future ministries. Flexible delivery options, including summer & module courses are available. This track contains the two personal ministry courses, one course for writing the project / dissertation, and four courses relating directly to counselling ministry. The Pastoral Counselling track draws on the strength of Providence Seminary s faculty as the premier Christian counselling program in Canada. MAsTER OF DIVINITY (PROFESSIONAL) M.A. IN COUNSELLING psychology Tracks: Biblical Languages, English Bible, Pastoral Counselling, Pentecostal Studies, Youth Ministry Studies The Master of Divinity program is the normal degree prerequisite for ordained pastoral ministry in the church. The Master of Divinity (Professional) program will equip students for vocational Christian service. Students can master of arts (christian studies) The Master of Arts (Christian Studies) is designed to improve your ability to serve Jesus Christ in the church and the world in a lay (or para-church) ministry. It will enable you to be a more effective disciple of Christ, in all spheres of life. The M.A. in Christian Studies will assist you in developing basic skills for studying the English M.A. in educational studies Major: Youth Ministry Studies choose between five different tracks. Graduates are functioning as pastors in various capacities in churches of many denominations in Canada and around the world. Bible, both for personal spiritual development and for lay ministry. This program gives you a high degree of freedom in putting together a program that best suits your needs and interests. This degree can be completed through a combination of online courses and campus study. The Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program is a distance education program that offers an additional year of focused study that deepens one s knowledge and therapeutic intervention skills. Students will complete their third year course work in modular courses offered in either Calgary or Otterburne and through online courses. These specialized courses include Psychology of Emotion, Psychopharmacology, Family Systems, Child and Adolescent Counselling, Gerontology, and Addictions. M.A. IN COUNSELLING Through the counselling program students gain the knowledge, confidence, and competency to integrate critically their Christian world view with mainstream counselling theories and practices to effectively counsel individuals, families, couples, and groups. This program includes a supervised internship of up to 250 hours which includes 120 hours of direct client contact. It is delivered in three different formats of education through our Otterburne Campus, our Calgary extension site at Counsellor training at Providence Seminary integrates the Christian worldview with best practices in the field of counselling psychology. The MA in Counselling Psychology meets the requirements to be an Associate Counsellor with the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors (PACCC), and fulfills the academic requirements of the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). Graduates of the M.A. in Counselling Psychology practice in various community and agency settings. Ambrose Seminary, and our distance education format including online and week-long modules. The MA in Counselling degree meets the requirements to be an Associate Counsellor with the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors (PACCC). Graduates of the M.A. in Counselling are working in various counselling agencies, rehabilitation centers, church-based counselling centers, crisis stabilization units, private and community mental health centers, and woman s shelters. The Youth Ministry Studies major is designed to prepare men and women to serve effectively in occupational youth ministry in any church or para-church setting. This major will enable graduates to discern the call of God for their lives, understand the nature of the adolescent transition, engage in youth ministry as practical theology, build a youth ministry program based on contextual perspectives, and learn introductory skills for effective counselling. Our graduates can be found in para-church ministries, camp ministry and in churches. 8 PROVIDENCE SEMINARY VIEWBOOK visit ProvidenceSeminary.ca to discover the Providence experience 9

6 Educational Ministry Academic Ministry M.A. in educational studies Majors: Educational Studies, Student Development, TESOL, TTESOL The Educational Studies major is for people who are training for professional ministry positions within the church or para-church organizations. The Student Development major is specifically for those who wish to work in higher education in student services including but not limited to: Admissions, Residential Life and Career Services. The TESOL major is for those who wish to serve the church by teaching English to speakers of other languages in conventional and non-conventional settings. The TTESOL major is for those who are wishing to train other teachers to teach English to speakers of other languages. master of divinity (HONOURS) The Master of Divinity (Honours) is designed for those students who anticipate future doctoral studies. This program requires students to write a scholarly thesis in an area of their choice under the supervision of a faculty Master of Arts (Theological Studies) mentor. Students are closely guided in the choice of electives. The Honours program has been successful in preparing graduates for further academic studies in Bible and Theology as well as for pastoral ministry. Global Ministry M.A. in global studies Majors: Missiology, TESOL, TTESOL Tracks: Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology The Master of Arts (Theological Studies) is designed to ground you in the reliability of scripture, so that you have a framework of faith and knowledge within which to face the diverse proposals that you will encounter as you proceed to further study. The Systematic Theology track is designed to prepare you for a teaching ministry or for doctoral research in a theological area. The Biblical Studies track gives you intensive work in a specific area of biblical studies in preparation for a teaching ministry or doctoral research. Students may focus on the Old Testament or the New Testament. Our graduates can be found in the teaching field, doing research, or writing books. What we once called mission fields are today part of the global church, and traditional paradigms of mission are no longer adequate. The Missiology major provides the basic theoretical and practical training for those serving as cross-cultural witnesses for Jesus Christ around the world. The TESOL major is for people who desire to serve the church by teaching English to speakers of other languages in ecclesiastical or non-ecclesiastical settings. The TTESOL major is intended to teach others to train English teachers. Our graduates can be found on the mission field across the world, teaching English in Canada and overseas, or within different mission organizations. 10 PROVIDENCE SEMINARY VIEWBOOK visit ProvidenceSeminary.ca to discover the Providence experience 11

7 graduate CERTIFICATES ONLINE PROGRAMS Applied Counselling Biblical Studies Church Ministry Christian Spirituality CAMPUS PROGRAMS Cross-Cultural Discipleship Providence Theological Seminary offers eight graduate certificate TESOL programs of which four programs, the Certificates in Applied Counselling, Biblical Studies, Church Ministry, and Christian Spirituality TTESOL can be completed entirely online. Theological Studies Graduate Certificate programs give you a basic overview of a seminary program as well as some more in-depth training and education. Our certificate programs range from credit hours. Coursework successfully completed for the graduate certificates are transferable to other Providence Seminary degree programs. distance education Start your Providence degree from home, upgrade your education and take advantage of convenient delivery options. Providence brings education to you! In addition to traditional classroom courses that can be taken in Otterburne and at our Calgary Extension Site, we also offer modular courses (1 & 2 week intensives) that can be taken during the summer months, January inter-session, or during one of our intra-sessions held in October, November, and March. For those students unable to attend a campus-based course, we offer over 25 online courses. Providence Theological Seminary offers five fully accredited degrees in which students may take up to one year of studies by distance education. CALGARY EXTENSION SITE M.A. in Counselling Through our agreement with Ambrose Seminary in Calgary, we offer our students the opportunity to complete the Master of Arts in Counselling degree program in Alberta. Students complete most of their counselling courses through a series of one week modules, semester long courses, and online. Bible and Theology courses are taken directly through Ambrose Seminary or through online courses provided by Providence Seminary. Through the counselling program students gain the knowledge, confidence, and competency to integrate critically their Christian world view with mainstream counselling theories and practices to effectively counsel individuals, families, couples, and groups. The M.A. in Counselling meets the requirements to be an Associate Counsellor with the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors (PACCC). M.A. in Counselling Psychology The Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program is a distance education program that offers an additional year of focused study that deepens one s knowledge and therapeutic intervention skills. Students will complete their third year course work in modular courses offered in either Calgary or Otterburne and through online courses. These specialized courses include Psychology of Emotion, Psychopharmacology, Family Systems, Child and Adolescent Counselling, Gerontology, and Addictions. Counsellor training at Providence Seminary integrates the Christian worldview with best practices in the field of counselling psychology. The MA in Counselling Psychology meets the requirements to be an Associate Counsellor with the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors (PACCC), and fulfills the academic requirements of the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). Master of Arts in Educational Studies Master of Arts in Counselling Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Master of Arts (Christian Studies) Master of Divinity 12 PROVIDENCE SEMINARY VIEWBOOK visit ProvidenceSeminary.ca to discover the Providence experience 13

8 apply TODAY STEP #1 VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: ProvidenceSeminary.ca ENGLISH LANGUAGE Training for SEMINARY Studies Preparing Students for Further Academic Studies in English Providence provides immersion experience while teaching English to non-native speakers in preparation for graduate studies. Students will work on the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing English. With its strong team of English teachers, the program offers small class sizes, personalized attention, a multi-cultural classroom, and the benefits of a safe and caring Christian community. Providence s English Language program is divided into four semesters. These generally correspond to the Canadian Language Benchmarks, levels 5-8. This is an integrated program and includes educational trips off campus. New students will enter at the level appropriate to their English skills based upon TOEFL or CLB test results. English Level* IBT TOEFL Speaking Listening Reading MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS COUNSELLOR Call us at or to schedule an appointment. If you have an interest in attending Providence, the best place to start is in meeting with an Admissions Counsellor to discuss program options and identify your educational needs. Schedule an on-campus appointment or telephone consultation. STEP #3 Program Information Course STEP #2 Credit Skills SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION Download PDF application from our website or apply online. 14 Writing ELI905 CLB credit hours Students will work on basic skills for success in English, focusing on everyday language. ELI906 CLB credit hours Students will work on developing intermediate skills for success in English, focusing on natural language. ELI907 CLB credit hours Students will work on improving intermediate skills for success in English, focusing on academic language. ELI908 CLB credit hours Students will work on polishing their skills for success in English, focusing on advanced academic language. PROVIDENCE SEMINARY VIEWBOOK visit ProvidenceSeminary.ca to discover the Providence experience 15

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