DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY (Intercultural Ministry)

The Diploma in Theology qualifies students to apply for PAOC licensed ministry credentials. Further information on credentialing is available from your PAOC or PAONL District Office.

The Diploma in Theology (Intercultural Ministry) Program provides spiritual growth, Biblical knowledge and ministry development with a special focus on intercultural ministry.

It is designed to call forth and prepare long term ministry focused leaders. Our goal is to see graduates deployed nationally and internationally to develop holistic church planting movements that make disciples of nations, baptizing and teaching believers to obey all that Christ has commanded.

Through this training, students will develop the ability to function and communicate in varied cultural contexts and collaborate in mission with the global body of Christ. The Diploma in Theology (Intercultural Ministry) includes an emphasis on education combined with valuable practical experience and exposure to influential and fruitful global mission leaders to better equip the student to be an integral part of God’s global mission.

This program is designed for those who are called to ministry with an emphasis on missions. The specialized Courses will also be effective for alumni interested in cross cultural work and for local Church Mission Committee leaders. Courses are also designed for experienced Pastors engaged in cross cultural ministries in their community or those who are called to global work. It will address the many issues facing cross cultural ministry to help students to be effective and fruitful in Canada or around the world.

Year 1


Orientation to Online Learning                                                                                                    1 cr. hr.

Bible As Story 3 cr. hrs.
Hermeneutics 3 cr. hrs.
Gospels 3 cr. hrs.
Cross Cultural Communication 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to Personal Formation 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Personal Effectiveness 1 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Relationships 1 cr. hrs.
Foundations of Family Ministry 3 cr. hrs.
Leadership and Team Dynamics 3 cr. hrs.
Theology I:  God & the Human Condition 3 cr. hrs.
Worldviews and Contemporary Culture 3 cr. hrs.
Global Workers: Principles and Practice 3 cr. hrs.

Year 2

Church History 3 cr. hrs.
Pentateuch 3 cr. hrs.
Homiletics 3 cr. hrs.
Pauline Literature: Romans 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Volunteers 1 cr. hrs.
Theology II:  Soteriology/Christology

3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Meetings 3 cr. hrs.
English Composition 3 cr. hrs.
Holistic Mission Engagement
Introduction to Psychology 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Language Usage 3 cr. hrs.

Year 3

Pastoral Letters 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Counselling 3 cr. hrs.
Pentecostal History 3 cr. hrs.
Leadership Systems & Services 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Life 3 cr. hrs.
Ethics 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Theology (Luke/Acts) 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Theology 3 cr. hrs.
Expository Presentation 3 cr. hrs.
Theology III:  Ecclesiology/Eschatology 3 cr. hrs.
Full Year Internship - Intercultural Ministry 9 cr. hrs.