As we approach our fourth module, we want to remind you that our courses are designed to be versatile in their application, as our goal is that they would be useful in equipping those working in all ministry contexts. Whether you serve in a volunteer capacity, are in full-time ministry (inside or outside the walls of the church) or are discerning where God is calling you, we strongly believe that ministry formation is a vital and beneficial tool.
Our courses are available for credit or audit, in both a full-time or part-time capacity. Each course centres around a 2-day block of intensive, on-site classroom learning. Class sizes are maintained at a small size to facilitate inclusive conversation and relationship-building.
Spring 2018The Spring 2018 semester is fast approaching! If you're considering ministry training, we'd love to hear from you and help you explore if TSoM is the right fit for you! Visit our website or call us at 506.642.2210.
Spring Semester 2018: January 2-April 27, 2018
Registration Deadline: January 15th, 2018
Onsite Module: March 5-16, 2018
Min5511 Learning the Way of Jesus
On-site Course Dates: March 5-6, 2018
Instructor: Martha Downey, PhD
Overview: This course is a guided exploration of Jesus’ embodiment and teaching of the Kingdom of God and practices by which Jesus’ actions and teachings might be emulated and obeyed in our postmodern contexts. This course will help you (1) articulate a holistic understanding of the Kingdom of God as learned from Jesus’ actions and teaching; (2) delineate various practices that faithfully embody and/or manifest the reign of God in their current contexts; and (3) design, implement, and assess a learning lab that seeks to draw practitioners into the life commended by Jesus.Bib5525 Paul & his Letters
On-site Course Dates: March 8-9, 2018
Instructor: Brad Jersak, PhD
Overview: This course will introduce Paul’s writings in their probable historical sequence. Beginning with Galatians as the first of his letters, the student will then proceed to 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Philippians, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Colossians, Romans, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon. Special attention will be paid to Paul’s understanding of the Biblical narrative and its application within culture.Coun5532 Counselling Others
On-site Course Dates: March 12-13, 2018
Instructor: Allen Lee, PhD
Overview: Broken in two, these pastoral care courses explore the theology and practice of working with others. It enables students to explore the themes of ‘otherness’ and ‘diversity’ within the mission context. The student will develop their own interpersonal skills using theoretical models drawn from theology, sociology and psychology, and how they relate to people in a range of situations.Coun5581 Building and Facilitating Teams
On-site Course Dates: March 15-16, 2018
Instructor: Shawn Branch
Overview: This course engages students in theological reflection on teamwork. The students use theological resources to evaluate, apply and develop key skills in facilitating effective teamwork in the mission context.