Modular Courses

April 21-25, 2014

Carl Hinderager

BLST 415 Advanced Studies in New Testament Literature: Pastoral Epistles

An advanced study of a selected New Testament book(s), texts, or themes as selected by the instructor (a more detailed course descriptioni will be provided when it is available).

Prerequisite: BLST 103 Gospels and the completion of 60 credit hours of study.

Jackie Ottmann

EDUC/NTST 450 Aboriginal Epistemology and Pedagogy

An examination of Aboriginal learning philosophies and instructional strategies, both of which demand an understanding of Indigenous epistemology. This course investigates Aboriginal ways of knowing and being and the art of teaching and instructing in a manner that respects Aboriginal protocols and knowledge.

Prerequisite: 60 credit hours of coursework


April 22-May 1, 2014

Myra Daugherty

CM 293/451 Child, Church, and Mission

An examination of holistic child development, the role of the church in caring for needy children, and children's ministry as a strategy for mission (offered in Peru, in partnership with Compassion Canada. Contact Myra Daugherty [] for details).

October 27-31, 2014

Michel Bell

BU 400 Senior Seminar

This synthesis course provides the opportunity for students to come together for advanced study into specific business issues.  Topics include further studies on the role of Christians in the business world, entrepreneurship, and business ethics. The course includes significant reading assignments and group discussions.

Prerequisite: Senior standing (15 credit hours of BU credit hours or BU cognates credit hours) or permission of the instructor

Tim Stabell

CM 105 Perspectives in Mission

An introduction to interdisciplinary perspectives on Christian mission. This course introduces the biblical foundations of mission, provides an overview of mission history, examines some of the challenges that flow from the cross-cultural nature of this task, and considers aspects of current thinking on mission strategy.

Note: Students with credit for GLST 110 Perspectives in Mission may not take this course for credit

Myra Daugherty

CM 121 Foundations of Children's Ministry

This course is an introduction to the world of children and an invitation for personal involvement in child evangelism through relationships with those who are "precious in God's sight." Topics focus on the importance of understanding children, how they are designed, their needs, and their value. Students have the opportunity to develop a personal philosophy of ministry to children.

Note: Students with credit for CDST 121 Foundations of Children's Ministry may not take this course for credit

Joel From

IDST 400 Advanced Studies in Christian World Views

This course integrates biblical and general studies, examines the philosophical and historical bases for various world views, and assists each student in developing and articulating a comprehensive world view.


January 5-9, 2015

Michael Pawelke

CM 461 Issues in Ministry Leadership

This course specializes in dealing with issues that are commonly encountered by ministry leaders.  There is extensive use of case studies in the exploration of issues.

February 23-27, 2015

Ken Guenter

BLST 111 Old Testament Literature

This course provides an overview of the Old Testament, emphasizing its theological, historical, and literary dimensions.

Michel Bell

BU 350 Human Resource Management

This course familiarizes students with the functions of human resource management throughout the entire organization. Topics include selection, personnel planning, training and development, compensation, and labour relations. Students are also involved in the communication aspects of business and human resource management. This includes class presentations, employment search techniques, and professional speaking.

Myra Daugherty

CM 322 Children's Ministry Skills

This course provides practical preparation for ministering to children in any setting, but is particularly geared toward teaching children in the church. The art of teaching to impact children is explored both theoretically and practically. Students are required to use new teaching skills in a practicum.

Prerequisite: CM 121 Foundations of Children's Ministry

Note: Students with credit for CDST 232 Children's Ministry Skills or CM 222 Children's Ministry Skills may not take this course for credit

Terry LeBlanc

CM 493 Intercultural Ministry and Indigenous Perspective

Course description will be posted when it is available.

Ken Dosso

MUS 310 Songwriting

This course is a practical study in popular songwriting. Topics include the study of common song forms, lyric structure, the use of figurative language, rhyme and rhythm, and techniques of sustaining creativity as a songwriter. Further topics include writing for a specific audience, the marketing and publishing of songs, the impact of songwriting in popular culture, and the moral dimensions of songwriting in today's society. Students are required to write and present their songs in class in addition to submitting their work to the instructor for grading.

Prerequisite: MUS 115 Musicianship I


March 6-7; 13-14, 2015

Carl Hinderager

BLST 214 General Epistles

A survey of Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, I, II, and III John, and Jude (the Catholic Epistles) that explores their historical setting, literary form, and theology.

March 20-21; 27-28, 2015

Carl Hinderager

BLST 304 Acts

A study of the Acts of the Apostles with special attention devoted to its theology, its portrayal of the origin, development, and mission of the apostolic church, and its literary relationship with the Gospel of Luke.

Prerequisite: BLST 103 Gospels

April 20-24, 2015

Carl Hinderager

BLST 415 Advanced Studies in New Testament Literature: Sermon on the Mount

An Exposition of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7.  The emphasis is upon the distinctive character that is expected of the Christian.  This is designed to be a penetrating study for "would-be" disciples of Jesus.

Prerequisite: BLST 103 Gospels and the completion of 60 credit hours of study.

Brian Gobbett

 HIS 211 American History since 1865

This course examines some significant issues and events in American history from the Reconstruction era to the present. Students are introduced to some of the principal historiographic debates surrounding modern America.

Dustin Resch

THEO 482 Anglican History and Theology

A study of influential texts within the history of Anglicanism. This course will focus on the origin of Anglicanism in the English Reformation, its development as a global communion, and its main theological currents today. Special attention will be given to the question of Anglican identity in a global and ecumenical context.

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of Theology and the completion of 60 credit hours of coursework

Ken Moser

YM 494 Career Youth Ministry

This course is an advanced study of issues related to youth work. It gives in-depth coverage to working philosophies, ministry strategies, and staff relationships.

Prerequisite: YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry or YM 191 Foundations of Youth Ministry