Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin)

Overview

面对中国社会的深刻变迁以及全球化的加速,中国教会迫切需要新一代有清晰使命和全球视野,并受过良好神学训练的牧者、学者与文化宣教士。而在北美,随着中国移民的剧增和国语教会的快速发展,对理解大陆移民处境并有效牧养这一群体的传道人需求越来越大。蒙主呼召,为回应这一需求,一群大陆背景的北美神学院毕业生、牧者和基督徒学者依托西三一大学神学研究院的平台建立了中文神学部,旨在将最优秀的神学资源与中国教会及北美国语教会的处境联结,为神国培养一大批灵命成熟、学术严谨、视野宽广的领袖人才,并为中华神学的发展和宣教事工作出关键性推动。


The rise of Chinese Christianity with its growing significance for the global church creates an urgent need for a new generation of Christian leaders and educators who are not only theologically equipped but have a clear vision and a global calling for the Chinese Church. By integrating the best theological scholarship with the context, needs and mission of Chinese churches, the Mandarin program at ACTS Seminaries offers world-class theological education in Mandarin for Christians who are to become shapers and shakers of Chinese churches and world Christianity.


The Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin) program aims to raise up pastors, lay leaders, theological educators and cultural missionaries who understand the context and needs of Chinese churches. The program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Our core values include:


西三一大学神学研究院中文神学课程拥有ATS (北美神学院联盟)认证,其核心价值包括:



  • Spiritual Formation: deepening a personal commitment to and relationship with Christ will be at the core of the educational experience
    灵命塑造:培育属灵生命与建造属灵品格是本项目最核心的教育目标

  • Academic Rigor: students will be equipped not only with biblical knowledge but the ability to think critically and theologically
    学术严谨:不仅在知识上装备学生,更培养他们独立的神学思考能力

  • Missional Mind: students will be committed to the Chinese church and its global mission
    宣教意识:委身中国和海外国语教会,同时积极推进普世宣教的事工


The Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin) degree is granted co-jointly by Trinity Western University and one of the seminaries of the ACTS Consortium. TWU is a leading Canadian Christian university, known for its high quality of education and evangelical stance. It is a recognized educational institution by the Chinese government. The Mandarin Theology Program at TWU is the first graduate-level theological program in North America established by Mainland Chinese Christians.

中文神学部硕士学位将由西三一大学和神学研究院联合颁发。西三一大学是加拿大顶尖的基督教大学,以优质的教学和坚定的福音神学立场而闻名于世,并在中国教育部有备案。西三一大学神学院中文部是北美第一个由大陆背景基督徒学者创建的全日制高等神学教育平台。


*The Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin) contains 53 credit hours and can be done in two years of full time study, or over several years of part-time study.
中文基督教研究文学硕士共53个学分,全职学习可在两年内完成,兼职学习可在几年内完成



Program Director(教授)




Adjunct Faculty (其他任课教授)



  • Monique Cuany, PhD (New Testament) - Cambridge University, Professor Het-Pro, History of Christianity
    关墨宁,剑桥大学哲学博士(新约),瑞士HET-PRO神学院早期基督教历史教授

  • Hao Yuan, PhD (Chinese Christianity) - the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre of Christian Studies, CUHK
    袁浩,香港中文大学哲学博士(中国基督教),香港中文大学基督教研究中心博士后研究员

  • Mary Wang, PhD (Christian Studies) - Remin University of China, MA (Biblical languages), Regent College
    汪咏梅,中国人民大学基督教博士,加拿大维真学院圣经语言硕士

  • Paul Stevens, Professor Emeritus, Marketplace Theology and LeadershipRegent College
    保罗斯蒂文斯,维真学院职场神学与领导力荣修教授



Course Outline

Research & Writing (研究与写作)
RES 502 - Research Strategies (学术研究入门)
MCS 810 - Graduating Project (毕业项目/论文)


Biblical Studies (圣经学)
BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation (圣经解经学)
BOT 500 - Old Testament Foundations (旧约基础)
BNT 500 - New Testament Foundations (新约基础)


Theological Studies (神学)
THS 540 - Theology I(系统神学上)
THS 571 - Theology II(系统神学下)
THS ___ - Theology Elective (神学选修)


History & Culture Studies (历史与文化)
HIS 540 - History of Christianity I (基督教历史)
HIS ___ - History of Chinese Christianity (中国教会史)
THS 680 - Christianity and Chinese Culture (基督教与中国文化)


Leadership Formation (领导力)
CLD 510 - Foundations of Christian Leadership (基督徒领袖基础)
CLD ___ - Leadership Elective (领导力选修)


Electives (选修课)
6 Elective Courses (can be taken in any area)
6门选修课(可在任何领域里选课)



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Areas of Study

Biblical Studies
Biblical Studies will provide you with a strong foundation for ministry and personal faith by refining your knowledge of the Scriptures.

Church History
Church history examines what Christians at different times and in different places around the world believed about God, the Gospel and the Christian life, so that we can live in faithful obedience to the gospel today.

Church Ministries
Church Ministries helps develop your understanding of the educational ministry of the church along with the practical skills required for effective leadership of educational ministries to children, youth and adults.

Leadership
Effective leadership requires wisdom, knowledge and humility to lead wherever God has called, whether in full-time church ministry or leadership in the marketplace and community.

Pastoral Ministry
Pastoral Ministry courses are designed to equip the you with a philosophy of ministry as well as practical skills in the major areas of pastoral ministry - preaching, pastoral care and leadership.

Theological Studies
Theology is what Christians believe about God, salvation and the nature of reality, which makes every Christian a theologian. By engaging with current and historical theological issues, you will see more clearly how your beliefs impact both your day-to-day life and the major social and cultural issues in the world today.

ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community. A bachelor degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite.

Step 1 - choose your degree program
Step 2 - fill out the online application form
Step 3 - submit your references and transcripts


The seminaries that constitute the Associated Canadian Theological Schools admit qualified women and men of any race, nationality or ethnic origin. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. ACTS may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, provided they can demonstrate the ability to succeed at the graduate level.


西三一大学神学研究院欢迎所有认信基督、委身教会并希望在学术和灵性上成长的申请人。

申请资格:大学本科学历。

申请程序


第一步:选择申请项目(Master of Arts – Christian Studies (Mandarin))


第二步:填写网上申请表:online application form


第三步:提交官方成绩单


西三一大学神学研究院录取任何种族、国籍或民族血统的合格女性和男性。需要注意的是满足最低入学要求并不能保证入学。神学院会考虑没有达到最低学术要求的申请人,只要他们能够证明能有完成研究生学业的能力。

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