Pastoral and Chinese Ministries

Overview

The Pastoral and Chinese Ministry major trains and mentors you for church leadership in Chinese and multicultural congregations. This English language program helps you complete core academic courses as well as an applied church internship to practice church leadership principles and responsibilities in a church setting.

Excellence

Our program has been recognized by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) as one of the best in North America and the longest-running, ethnic-specific Master of Divinity. Our program teaches you biblical principles, concepts, and models with special attention to the North American Chinese Church context. In addition, you gain insight through our church internship programs for hands-on ministry experience in finding solutions to challenges and problems in church ministry.

Integrative Learning

You will gain broad experience through learning Christian History, Theology, Biblical Studies, and Spiritual Formation. Our faculty tailors and teaches courses relevant to the North American Chinese Church, such as: Issues, Strategies, and Directions in the Chinese Church, Pastoral Counselling in the Ethnic Church Context, and Youth and Family Ministry in the Immigrant Church. Through the courses and internships, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to develop strategies for cultural challenges and generational conflicts that can be applied to churches today and in the future.

Mentoring and Employment

Over 95% of our students are employed upon graduation for their first five years of ministry. This is because our professors focus on academic excellence, as well as mentoring students. Throughout the program, you will be mentored by expert faculty and you will also have the option to be mentored after graduation. Our mentors provide you with training and support for employment in areas like how to write sermons, how to preach the gospel, and how to counsel and work with people effectively in the Chinese, multigenerational, and multicultural contexts.

Program Outcomes

Possible ministries and positions include:

  • Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Elder
  • Deacon
  • Youth Pastor
  • Youth Ministry Leaders
  • Children’s Pastor
  • Children’s Ministry Leaders
  • Small Group Ministry
  • Women’s Ministry
  • Bible Teachers
  • Bible Researcher
  • Missionary Work
  • Church Planting
  • Chaplain
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Church Administration
Graduating students in robes
Our mentors provide you with training and support for employment in areas like how to write sermons, how to preach the gospel, and how to counsel and work with people effectively in the Chinese, multigenerational, and multicultural contexts.

Degree and Diploma Options


MDiv

Master of Divinity

27 courses
3 years

MDiv Info

MTS

Master of Theological Studies

18 courses
2 years

MTS Info

Diploma

Graduate Diploma

9 courses
1 year

Diploma Info

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Over 95% of our students are employed upon graduation for their first five years of ministry. This is because our professors focus on academic excellence, as well as mentoring students.