Master of Arts - Church Planting and Revitalization


The need to plant new churches and revitalize struggling churches has never been greater. The Master of Arts in Church Planting and Revitalization seeks to educate and equip graduates who love the church, believe in her mission and are called to bring the good news of Jesus into the world. In addition to a strong foundation in biblical studies, theology and personal spiritual formation, the Church Planting and Revitalization program provides the opportunity to engage in local church ministry under the supervision of an established ministry leader.

This key curricular element is the Ministry Residency. Similar to medical students who engage in residencies to develop their skills and competencies, you will be part of a local church ministry leadership team during your residency, to help develop your ministry competencies as you do what God has called you to do. It can be done entirely through remote-learning, or through a combination of on-campus and remote-learning formats.

*The Master of Arts in Church Planting and Revitalization contains 53 credit hours and can be done in two years of full time study, or over a longer period of part-time study. This degree is granted conjointly by Trinity Western University and the seminary in which the student is enrolled.

Online, Live-Stream and Flexible Seminary Study Options

At ACTS Seminaries, we make your ministry education more accessible by offering a number of online, live-stream, modular and other flexible study options. Talk to us today to discover course options available to you.

Course Outline

Research and Writing (5 credits)
RES 502 - Research Strategies
MCS 810 - Graduating Project

Biblical Studies (9 credits)
BIB 505 - Biblical Interpretation
BIB 520 - Old Testament Foundations
BIB 540 - New Testament Foundations

Theological Studies (6 credits)
THS 571 - Theology I
THS 671/672 - Theology II or Theology III

Church History and Culture Studies
HIS 540 - History of Christianity I
HIS 541 - History of Christianity II (or Denominational History course)
THS 680 - Christianity and Culture

Leadership Formation
CLD 510 - Foundations of Christian Leadership
CLD 534 - Vision, Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership

Church Planting and Revitalization Specialization (18 credits)
CPL 601/THS 633 - Biblical and Theological Foundations of Church Planting
PTH ___ - Church Revitalization
CCM 661 - Church and World Mission
CCM 550 - Evangelism and Faith Formation
CPL ___ - Ministry Residency

Areas of Study

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.

Church Planting and Revitalization
Church Planting and Revitalization prepares Christian leaders to start or renew churches and bring the gospel to the current spiritual landscape.

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 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.

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