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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.


Master of Arts - Church Planting and Revitalization

Content Area

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

Leadership Formation (6 credits)
CLD 510 - Foundations of Christian Leadership
CLD 534 - Ecclesiology and Church Governance

Church Planting and Revitalization Specialization (18 credits)
CPL 601/THS 633 - Church Planting Foundations OR Theology of Church Planting
PTH 630 - Healthy 21st Century Churches
CCM 661 - Church and World Mission
PTH 613/CCM 550 - Evangelism and Faith Formation
CPL 605 - Church Planting Practicum

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Master of Arts - Church Planting and Revitalization

Bernard Mukwavi, DMin

Areas of Study

Master of Arts - Church Planting and Revitalization

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.

Master of Arts - Church Planting and Revitalization


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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All Programs

Graduate Diploma - Christian Studies
An introduction to biblical studies, theology and personal ministry formation.

Master of Arts - Christian Studies
Deepen your overall understanding of the scriptures, theology, personal spiritual formation and ministry skills to live out the gospel in all areas of life.

Master of Arts - Christian Studies (Mandarin) 基督教研究文学硕士
Raising a new generation of Chinese Christian leaders, educators and cultural missionaries.

Master of Arts - Christian Leadership
Deepen your overall understanding of the scriptures, theology, personal spiritual formation and ministry skills to live out the gospel in all areas of life.

Master of Arts - Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
Deepen your overall understanding of the scriptures, theology, personal spiritual formation and ministry skills to live out the gospel in all areas of life.

Master of Arts - Church Planting and Revitalization
Respond to the need of the North American Church by training leaders to reach the present generation with the gospel in an effective manner.

Master of Divinity
The best option for those who are called to full time ministry.

Master of Arts in Linguistics and Translation
Trains you in the techniques of applied linguistics and interpretation of biblical texts for effective cross-cultural communication and ministry.

Master of Theological Studies
Equips you with expanded knowledge in a biblical or theological specialization for academic ministry or doctoral studies.

Master of Theology
Designed for those who have already completed a graduate theological degree and want to deepen their knowledge and mastery of a specific area of biblical or theological studies.

Post-Masters Certificate in Spiritual Care
Prepares those who have already attained a Master’s degrees with the knowledge, professional competencies and necessary credentials for ministry employment as a chaplain or spiritual care practitioner.

Doctor of Ministry
A professional degree that will enhance your ministry practice by providing mentored reflection on God and the scriptures as the foundation of your ministry.

Graduate Diploma - Christian Worldview Studies (Korean)
Equips Christian leaders with a Christian worldview, so that they may become Christ-like servants and sacrificial leaders.

Master of Arts - Christian Worldview Studies (Korean)
For Korean-speaking professionals seeking to integrate faith with science, family, life and social issues.

Master of Divinity - Worldview and Peace Studies (Korean)
Prepares you with integrated knowledge of theology, history, worldview, and peace studies for ministry in the current Korean context, including that of Korean diaspora.

Master of Arts - Global Christian Leadership (Korean)
Provides intercultural leadership and ministry training in the Korean language.

Master of Divinity - Global Christian Leadership (Korean)
Prepares you to provide intercultural leadership for congregations and Christian agencies being affected by globalization and cultural change.

Master of Divinity (Mandarin) 道学硕士
Training pastors in their native language, with the knowledge, formation and skills they need to succeed in their specific context.

Graduate Certificates
- Biblical Foundations - Christian Foundations - Ministry Foundations

Graduate Certificates (Mandarin) (基础神学)证书课程
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