Bachelor of Arts

Christian Ministry: Media Arts

Use your creativity to enhance your ministry in a variety of settings. 

This concentration is the perfect choice for students preparing for creative media arts ministry in a church setting, or who simply want to prepare to run a ministry and engage with people in any context. 

Study ministry from biblical, theological, and technical vantage points while developing your media arts skills in and out of class. Complete an internship and get a taste of active ministry through Briercrest’s connections with various churches and organizations.

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Put it into practice

Discover how your creativity can enhance your ministry. Get hands-on media ministry experience with chapels, local churches, Youth Quake, and internships on campus.

Discover your passions

Versatility is an asset for careers in ministry. Study in several concentrations while specializing in two, getting both a broad understanding of ministry and a deep knowledge of the work you’re called to.

Learn together

Christian Ministry students get to learn from faculty with years of ministry experience. Small class sizes mean opportunities for close contact with professors and discussion with peers from diverse concentrations and denominations.

Megan Yusep

Art has been one of my passions as long as I can remember. It was amazing how the Media Art concentration allowed me to further my interest in this area at a post-secondary level in ways that would help me in ministry.

  • Overview
  • Requirements

This program provides a strong liberal arts foundation, biblical and theological grounding, and the skills necessary for success in ministry settings and the marketplace. This program is specifically designed to equip students for effective service and leadership in professional or lay settings by allowing them to tailor their program to include courses in several concentrations of study:  Adolescent Studies, Camp Ministry, Childhood Studies, Family Studies, Mission Studies, Pastoral Studies, and Worship Arts. Additionally, the program provides a firm foundation for further study at the graduate level. This program ultimately seeks the transformation of students for effective ministry to the church and world through quality classroom instruction along with experiential education in a broadly defined academic and ministry training program.

Past graduates entered many types of careers including pastoral and associate pastoral ministry (youth, children, women, family, etc.), lay and ministry-related teaching, missions, camp leadership, church administration, and various other ministry and lay positions.

Outcomes

Graduates of the BA Christian Ministry will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in a breadth of ministry skills.
  • Articulate a culturally sensitive theology of the mission of the church and their place within it.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to teach or preach effectively.

The BA Christian Ministry requires 45 credit hours of Christian Ministry and Christian Ministry-related course work (including 24 credit hours at the 300+ level). There are two layers of requirements in this program. First, students must complete the 18 credit hour ministry core requirements. Second, students must choose both a primary (18 credit hours) and secondary concentration (9 credit hours) from two of the following options: Adolescent Studies, Camp Ministry, Childhood Studies, Family Studies, Media Arts, Mission Studies, Pastoral Studies, Sport Studies, and Worship Arts. Like most Briercrest programs, the BA Christian Ministry requires 39 credit hours of 300+ course work within the context of a 120 credit hour degree.

Credit Hours: 120

I. Ministry Core Requirements (18 credit hours)

CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry
CM 105 Perspectives in Mission
CM 439 Christian Ministry Internship
CM 461 Issues in Ministry Leadership
PAST 438 Practical Theology
One of:
COMM 104 Public Speaking
COMM/PAST 355 Homiletics

II. Ministry Concentration Requirements:

Primary Concentration: 18 credit hours including at least 12 credit hours from 300+ level.

Secondary Concentration: 9 credit hours including at least 3 credit hours from 300+ level. Media Arts can only be used as a secondary concentration.

Electives to be selected from:
COMM 120 Video Production I
COMM 121 Video Production II
COMM/MUS 203 Recording Arts I
COMM/MUS 303 Recording Arts II
COMM 320 Media Practicum
FILM 200 Introduction to Film
FIN 110 Introduction to Fine Arts
MUS 160 Live Sound and Production
MUS 260 Introduction to Electronic Music
MUS 362 Advanced Electronic Music
YM 415 Film, Media and Adolescent Culture

Note: For students pursuing a minor, courses from either their Core or from free electives may be used, but not courses from ministry concentrations

III. Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 120 credit hours)

PRT 400 Senior Portfolio
SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning

In addition, all Bachelor of Arts degrees require the completion of Briercrest's core curriculum.

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
  • Camp leadership
  • Chaplain
  • Graphic designer
  • Youth worker

Career Centre

Potential Graduate Programs
  • Master of Youth Ministry at Briercrest Seminary
  • Master of Christian Ministry at Briercrest Seminary
  • Master of Divinity at Briercrest Seminary
  • MA Theological Studies at Briercrest Seminary

Briercrest Seminary

All of my professors really know the Bible and have had a huge impact on my life by showing me how to humbly engage the text and let it have weight on my soul.
Jeremy Holsworth