Are you interested in pursuing a career in pastoring or full-time ministry? By completing all three levels of Distance Education study in the Ministerial Studies Diploma, you will gain essential knowledge of the Bible (Old and New Testaments), theological principles, and practical ministry skills. This will equip you for a leadership position in a church. Students who complete this program will have met the academic requirements to apply for credentials with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

After completing the Level One Ministerial Certificate, students should be equipped with knowledge of Bible study methods, New Testament content, and Pentecostal doctrine.

  • BIB 115 Christ in the Synoptic Gospels
  • THE 114 Introduction to Pentecostal Doctrine
  • BIB 115 Acts: The Holy Spirit at Work in Believers
  • BIB 117 Prison Epistles: Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, and Philippians
  • BIB 121 Introduction to Hermeneutics: How to Interpret the Bible
  • MIN 123 The Local Church in Evangelism
  • Canadian Pentecostal History
  • MIN 181 Relationships and Ethics in Ministry
  • MIN 191 Beginning Ministerial Internship

After completing the Level Two Ministerial Certificate, students are expected to have a mastery of specific Bible content, systematic theology, and ministry skills.

  • THE 211 Introduction to Theology: A Pentecostal Perspective
  • BIB 212 New Testament Survey
  • BIB 214 Old Testament Survey
  • BIB 215 Romans: Justification by Faith
  • MIN 223 Introduction to Homiletics
  • THE 245 Eschatology: A Study of Things to Come
  • MIN 251 Effective Leadership
  • MIN 281 Conflict Management for Church Leaders
  • MIN 291 Intermediate Ministerial Internship

After completing the Level Three Ministerial Certificate, students should have mastered difficult books of the Bible, advanced theological concepts, and administrative skills needed for ministerial roles.

  • THE 311 Prayer and Worship
  • BIB 313 Corinthian Correspondence
  • BIB 318 Pentateuch
  • BIB 322 Poetic Books
  • MIN 325 Preaching in the Contemporary World
  • MIN 327 Church Administration, Finance, and Law
  • MIN 381 Pastoral Ministry
  • MIN 391 Advanced Ministerial Internship

ABA has partnered with Global University, who deliver the academic portion of the Ministerial Studies Certificate.