Education

Post-Secondary, Post-Graduate, and Doctoral Studies

The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) in Canada has been developing leaders since the 1920s. Since then, workers have been trained and sent throughout the world from the Alliance’s education institutions, found in western and eastern parts of the country.

Ambrose University

Today’s students cross boundaries like never before. They learn in so many different settings, in diverse ways, and on multiple levels. Education at Ambrose is not chained to traditional academics. We take the foundational principles of education and then merge them with the intricacies of walking with Christ, creating an environment where the whole person can learn and grow.

Located in Calgary, Alberta,  is the denominational English-language school of the C&MA in Canada and the Church of the Nazarene in Canada.

The school is a Christian community that builds into students’ aspects of faith and character that they, in turn, will use to impact the faith communities they become a part of literally across the globe.

Ambrose goes beyond the traditional imprint of a Bible college. It offers undergraduate degrees in a number of disciplines, including Business, Biology, Music, History, and English.

The Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program, for instance, certifies students to teach in most of the Canadian provinces and equips teachers for public schools, First Nations settings, inclusive and multicultural classrooms as well as developing countries.

There are two Faculties at Ambrose: the Faculty of Theology (which includes Masters of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Christian Studies, Intercultural Ministries, and Leadership) and the Faculty of Arts and Science. The university has also launched a number of hybrid programs where students can combine online, face-to-face and classroom learning to take advantage of these three learning situations.

Like most academic institutions, Ambrose is a complex and eclectic mixture of scholarship and practical application that extends to lifelong learning. To find out more about the areas that interest you the most, visit the Ambrose University website.

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ETEQ

L’École de Théologie Évangélique du Québec (ETEQ) is the name of our new Quebec Alliance school and will be the learning community with which we will continue to see the Lord Jesus prepare men and women to take part in the mission. We expect to work more and better as the Spirit empowers us for Quebec and the Francophone community.

As the world is changing, it is increasingly important to have men and women qualified to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ in the Francophone world. This is the mandate of ETEQ—the Alliance Theological training school located in Montreal, Quebec.

Do you want to improve your French and become truly bilingual? Do you want to be an active participant in the wider evangelical community? How about becoming a catalyst in developing the church and transforming your society? Then ETEQ (École de théologie évangélique du Québec) is your school.

Serving the larger evangelical community—which is demonstrated by the makeup of our faculty and our students—ETEQ (formally L’École de théologie évangélique de Montréal and l’Institut Biblique VIE) is the product of a partnership of two church families—one school that serves both the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Mennonite Brethren. ETEQ also offers exceptional theological training that is contextualized for the changing landscape in Quebec and the larger francophone world.

Starting in September 2018, ETEQ is pleased to announce that for the first time ever, they will be offering courses in English.

For more information, you can contact either Jean Martin (Academic Dean of ETEQ) or Veronique Beaudin (Student Advisor).

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  • 4824, Cote-des-Neiges, suite 301 Montreal, QC, H3V 1G4
  • eteq.ca
  • (514) 331-0878

Kairos

Kairos is a kingdom tool for mobilizing the global church to bless the nations (Genesis 12:1-3). The C&MA partners with Kairos Canada to see the whole church mobilized for cross-cultural mission to the world’s least-reached peoples.

Originally started in the Philippines in 1994 (as the Condensed World Mission Course) is based on the material in the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course. Kairos has been revised, updated and translated into multiple languages, with classes running in over 45 nations.

The Kairos Course is an interactive, ten-session course on world Christian mission, designed to educate, inspire and challenge Christians into a truly Biblical worldview. It utilizes a variety of learning styles including group discussions, session introduction, devotions, video teaching and student participation in specially designed activities. Kairos looks at four main areas of mission concern—the Biblical, Historical, Strategic and Cultural dimensions of mission.

Pathways

Pathways School of Ministry exists to equip Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused leaders for vocational ministry in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. The program consists of 10 courses broken out into 7 academic courses and 3 field placement courses.  These courses can be taken at either the graduate, or undergraduate levels.  Courses are delivered utilizing a combination of intensive in-class time, on-line discussion, and distance learning. In-class sessions take place at the Central Canadian District Ministry Centre in Burlington ON.

Graduate level studies are delivered in partnership with McMaster Divinity College, and completion of the Pathways program provides the student with a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies from MDC. Students can apply the credits earned from their Graduate Certificate towards further studies in a Graduate Masters degree (MTS or MDiv) at McMaster Divinity College.

Undergraduate studies are delivered in partnership with Emmanuel Bible College. Students completing the Pathways undergraduate program will receive an Undergraduate Certificate in Ministry from EBC. Students will receive 30 advanced standing credits which can be applied towards any undergraduate degree at Emmanuel.

Primary requirements include: a heart for God, a desire to serve others, and a yearning to grow deeper in your faith.

Visit our website to discover if Pathways can help you go where God is leading you, or give us a call at 905-639-9615!

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Perspectives

Perspectives in Canada has been active since 1992, reporting to the Perspectives headquarters in the USA. In January of this year, a group of Canadian Perspectives leaders and advocates agreed together to take leadership of the Perspectives Movement in Canada. We work together under a guiding Covenant to see Perspectives develop as a national movement for mobilizing the church in Canada.

Our Common Purpose is to mobilize the Canadian church for mission. Specifically, we seek to mobilize the Church through the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement study program. The result we seek is a Canadian Church that is increasingly engaged in God’s mission, locally, regionally, nationally and globally. We desire to see the Perspectives course grow and become available in all regions and key metro areas of Canada.