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B.A./B.Th. Children’s Ministry

BA BTh Children's Ministry

Overview

The Children’s Ministry focus combines 20 months of Horizon’s Pastoral Leadership program (includes 4-month internship) with a 2-year Early Childhood Education Diploma program from Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to become a licensed Level III Early Childhood Educator – a necessary credential for directing a child care centre.

Students graduate with both a B.A. from Horizon and a Diploma from Sask Polytechnic, opening the doors to either professional ministry or service in the public sector. Those wishing to graduate with the B.Th. designation must additionally complete two courses in biblical languages (Hebrew 1 and 2 or Greek 1 and 2).

Duration: 20 months at Horizon*

+ ECE Diploma

*Month duration is estimated on average full-time completion rates of 10 courses per 8-month period. Actual completion rates vary based on individual student course loads.

In partnership with

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

First Year Courses

Total Credits Required: 34

Intro to Theology

Theology – T101
3 credits
| Prerequisites: none

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Intro to the Old Testament

Bible – B110
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to the New Testament

Bible – B115
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Bible Study Methods

Bible – B119
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

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Luke-Acts

Bible – B266
3 credits | Prerequisites: B115 or B119

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Personal & Christian Life Management

General – G144
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Worldviews & Contemporary Culture

General – G143
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Foundations of Leadership

General – G149
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to Spiritual Formation

Professional – P146
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to Christian Mission

Professional – P160
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 1)

Professional – P151
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

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Ministry Formation (Winter, Year 1)

Professional – P152
1 credit | Prerequisites: P151

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Portfolio Fall Lab 1

General – G101
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

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Portfolio Winter Lab 1

General – G102
1 credit | Prerequisites: G101

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Second Year Courses

Total Credits Required: 37

Theology I

Theology – T220
3 credits | Prerequisites: T101

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Theology II

Theology – T221
3 credits | Prerequisites: T220

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Holy Spirit & the Church

Theology – T311
3 credits
| Prerequisites: T220 & T221

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Pentateuch

Bible – B220
3 credits| Prerequisites: B110 or B119

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Bible Elective

Bible
3 credits

Bible Elective

Bible
3 credits

History of the Christian Era

General – G110
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Denominational History & Thought Elective

General
3 credits | Prerequisites: G110

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Intro to Pastoral Life & Leadership (Saskatoon)

Professional – P221
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

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Children’s Ministry

Professional – P360
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Homiletics (Preaching)

Professional – P302
3 credits | Prerequisites: G209 & B119
PAOC credential requirement

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Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 2)

Professional – P251
1 credit | Prerequisites: P152

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Ministry Formation (Winter, Year 2)

Professional – P252
1 credit | Prerequisites: P251

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Portfolio Fall Lab 2

General – G201
1 credit | Prerequisites: G102

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Portfolio Winter Lab 2

General – G202
1 credit | Prerequisites: G201

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Elective Option: Ethics and Morality OR Reason and Christian Belief

Internship

Total Credits Required: 12

Internship

6 credits | Prerequisites: P320 & P221

Biblical Communication

Bible – B490
3 credits | Prerequisites: P302

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Integrative Seminar with Portfolio 2+2

General – G207
3 credits | Prerequisites: See program sheet

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The courses in this program can be scheduled in different ways. The above is an example of what this program could look like.

BA Program Sheet
BTh Program Sheet
Course Schedule
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