FAQ

What is Modular Education:

Our seminary offers a unique modular format of education that attracts students from all around the world. Although some courses are offered in a traditional semester format (such as practicum courses, including Greek and Hebrew), most of our semenary classes concentrate the classroom component into one-week, all-day classes. In modular classes, students often are expected to complete both pre-course work and post-course work.

We invite you to consider these advantages of modular style education:

  • our part-time students can stay employed in thier various job/ministry positions and still attend our modular-style classes as their work schedules allow.
  • full-time students can study according to a flexible schedule that fosters more time for family.
  • the intense one-week courses enable increased immersion in a focused subject.
  • the number of visiting part-time students helps enrich the educational experience of full-time students by adding perspectives from current ministry workers.
  • the one-week schedule allows Briercrest to offer a greater number of adjunct and visiting faculty specialists.
  • finally, Briercrest resident faculty are able to stay connected with global needs in ministry by teaching modular courses in various parts of North America and the world.

What is student life like?

Students of Briercrest Seminary form a community of believers devoted to further developing themselves as effective ministry practitioners. A close bond among this group is evident inside and outside of the classroom.

As a student of our seminary, you might find yourself:

  • relaxing in our comfortable and spacious library while working on assigned course reading.
  • discussing new ideas over a cup of coffee at the student centre.
  • participating in the weekly seminary chapel service, which is followed by a community luncheon.
  • emailing friends or family members at one of the computer terminals around campus or using our wireless network.
  • enjoying an evening of games with another family.
  • playing sports on one of our intramural teams.
  • taking in one of the many Christian conferences or events on campus.

As an off campus student taking modular courses what kind of accomodations are offered?

Student Residences: students coming to our campus for a modular course may stay in a Student Residence Room (as available). Generally, seminary students will be placed in their own, private rooms. Typically, this will also include a private bath, and a very low-occupancy hall to ensure a quiet environment conducive to sleep and study. Both room and board and room-only options are available. For more information, contact Gord Hanson at 756-3353 or by email.

Pilgrim InnPilgrim Inn: The 42-room inn is only a three-minute walk from the seminary building. A discount rate is available for seminary students who are taking a course. The comfortable setting is ideal for individual and group study. Take advantage of the in-room coffee, the fireplace, and the quiet surroundings. For reservations, please call 1-877-355-5002.

Sundbo PlaceThe Sundbo Place: these apartments provide comfortable and quiet rooms for our single seminary students who choose to move to Caronport. This residence has plenty of space and privacy, allowing for an adequate study location during your stay at Briercrest. Additional student residences are available as the need arises.


Where can I eat while I'm studying?

Dining Hall

Three meal options are provided each day from Sunday to Friday. Fresh soup and salad bar are available at noon and supper meals. A deli bar is also available for noon meals on weekdays. Saturday features only lunch and supper.  Click here for more details about our off-campus meal plans.

Crossroads Café

Located directly beside the seminary wing, the Crossroads Café provides a casual setting for students to relax and unwind, or discuss new ideas over a cup of coffee.

Subway™

You can "eat fresh" in Caronport. Our Subway offers wraps, soup, and subs.

Coffee Shop

Treat yourself to a coffee, latte, or Jones Soda as well as a wide selection of desserts in our coffee house/student centre.
What do I do if I have more questions?
Feel free to contact our friendly admissions staff at:
Phone: 1-800-667-5199