Associate of Arts

Experiential Ministry

The Associate of Arts Experiential Ministry provides an opportunity for Briercrest College and Seminary to partner with churches, denominations and/or para-church organizations to allow students to gain practical experience through multiple internship placements in addition to classroom learning. Graduates can in turn move seamlessly into particular BA programs at Briercrest College.
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Discover your passions

Take courses broadly and select internships that you are passionate about. Not only will you get to explore various ministries in a practical and hands-on way; you'll also get college credit for it.

Launch into ministry

Internship credits account for one third this AA, so students can complete multiple internship placements while taking courses in a mentorship environment that develops them for lasting, effective ministry.

Pathway to a BA

Gain practical ministry career experience while keeping your educational options open. Students who complete this AA can transfer credits seamlessly into other Briercrest BA programs.

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  • Requirements

The Associate of Arts Experiential Ministry provides an opportunity for Briercrest College and Seminary to partner with churches, denominations and/or para-church organizations to allow students to gain practical experience through multiple internship placements in addition to classroom learning. Graduates can in turn move seamlessly into particular BA programs at Briercrest College.

Credit Hours: 63

  • the completion of 42 credit hours of coursework through Briercrest
  • the completion of 21 credit hours of ministry required courses (internships)

Faculty

Blayne Banting
Blayne Banting DMin, PhD
Associate Professor of Preaching and Christian Ministry
Ken  Moser
Ken  Moser MA
Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry
Michael Pawelke
Michael Pawelke DMin
Professor of Leadership and Pastoral Studies
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Your Future

 
Possible Careers
  • Associate pastor
  • Camp leadership
  • Chaplain
  • Global missionary
  • Para-church staff
  • Youth worker

Career Centre

Continuing Education
  • Bachelor of Youth Ministry
  • BA in Christian Ministry
  • BA in Youth Ministry
  • BA in Theology
  • BA in Biblical Studies (Honours)
  • BA in Biblical Studies
It was hard coming here and learning to be an academic, but now I have this foundation of Biblical and theological grounding paired with critical thinking and a faith and awareness of the Church that I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else.
Brandi Klein