Admissions

Programs

  • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
    The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry program is to further equip Christian leaders, who have already held a Master of Divinity or its equivalent and had full-time ministry experience for three years or above, in order to enhance the practice of ministry for Christian leaders to engage in ministerial leadership and preaching in a Chinese church context.
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  • Master of Ministry (M.Min.)
    The purpose of the Master of Ministry program is to further equip Christian leaders, who have already held a Bachelor of Theology or its equivalent and had full-time ministry experience for a year or above, and enhance the practice of ministry for Christian leaders to engage in ministerial leadership and preaching in a Chinese church context in China and/or North America.
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  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
    The Master of Divinity (90 credits) program is designed to prepare pastors, church planters, and Christian workers who are able to minister in Canada and around the world.
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  • Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
    The Master of Theological Studies program is designed to train Christian lay leaders.
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  • Diploma in Christian Studies (Dip.C.S.)
    The program aims to equip brothers and sisters to grow spiritually and serve with confidence
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  • Extended Theological Certificate Program
    The extended theological certificate program is delivered in intensive format. It targets at the practical application in different ministerial areas and positions, providing basic biblical and theological training to Christians dedicated to serve in Chinese churches.
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  • Non-Degree Study
    Applicants who have not decided which program to pursue may choose to enroll in one or two courses to explore their calling.
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  • Audit Study
    Most of our courses offer a few seats for audit students.
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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Program Description

The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry program is to further equip Christian leaders, who have already held a Master of Divinity or its equivalent and had full-time ministry experience for three years or above, in order to enhance the practice of ministry for Christian leaders to engage in ministerial leadership and preaching in a Chinese church context.

Program Distinctives

  • designed to be a relevant learning model for students with ministry background in China and the Chinese diaspora
  • emphasizes ministry integration with contemporary biblical and theological verdicts
  • promotes mutual encouragement for advanced study in a group environment
  • facilitates peer review and evaluation as well as self-directed learning
  • endorses qualitative research and action research as project research methodology
  • flexible library access and online resources

Academic Curriculum

  • Core3 credits
    DM901
    The Leader as Author: Research Methods & Methodology
  • Thesis-Project9 credits
    • Ministry Research Thesis
    • The thesis is subject to an oral defence
  • Elective Courses(any 8 as offered, 8x3 credits): 24 credits
    Elective Courses organized under the following themes:
    • The Leader as Servant
    • The Leader as Educator
    • The Leader as Preacher
    • The Leader as Worshipper
    • The Leader as Equipper
    • The Leader as Spiritual Director
    • The Leader as Evangelist
    • The Leader as Historian
    • The Leader as Theologian
    • The Leader as Administrator
    • The Leader as Peacemaker
    • The Leader as Exegete
    • The Leader as Pastor
    • The Leader as Mentor
    • The Leader as Intercessor
    • The Leader as Disciple-maker
    • The Leader as Music Director
    • The Leader as Archeologist
    • The Leader as Church Planter
    • The Leader as Counsellor
    • The Leader as Missionary
    • The Leader as Missional Visionary
    • The Leader as Cultural Change Leader

Master of Ministry (M.Min.)

Master of Ministry (M.Min.) Program Description

The purpose of the Master of Ministry program is to further equip Christian leaders, who have already held a Bachelor of Theology or its equivalent and had full-time ministry experience for a year or above, in order enhance the practice of ministry for Christian leaders to engage in ministerial leadership and preaching in a Chinese church context in China and/or North America. It will take two years to fulfill the degree requirements. The maximum duration of studies is four years.

Curriculum of the M.Min program

Students are required to take 14 courses, in total of 42 credits. If they have not studied the following courses with * in previous theological degree program(s), they must enroll in these courses mandatorily. The remaining credits may be taken from other elective courses.
Practical Theology18 credits
CHIN27
Issues, Strategies and Direction in the North American Chinese Churches *
CHIN26
Introduction to Counseling *
CHIN30
Advanced Chinese Preaching *
CHIN21
Expository Preaching *
CHIN07
Worship and Music in Chinese Churches*
Electives of Practical Theology
Theology and History6 credits
THEO31
Christian Ethics *
CHIN02
Pastoral Theology *
Electives of Theology and History *
Biblical Studies6 credits
OLDT__
OT Book Study
NEWT__
NT Book Study
Biblical Languages and other electives12 credits
NEWT10
Elementary Greek I *
NEWT11
Elementary Greek II *
OLDT22
Hebrew Grammar I *
OLDT23
Hebrew Grammar II*
Other elective courses

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Program Description

The Master of Divinity (90 credits) program is designed to prepare pastors, church planters, and Christian workers who are able to minister in Canada and around the world. Internships are required in every semester of the program. The program integrates the fundamental biblical-theological-historical foundation with practical pastoral and missional experiences. M.Div. classes are taught in Mandarin.

Curriculum of the M.Div. Program

First Year32 credits
Biblical Studies
  • BIBL01 Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • NEWT05 New Testament Theology
Biblical Language
  • NEWT10 Elementary Greek I
  • NEWT11 Elementary Greek II
Theology and History
  • THEO13 Systematic Theology I
  • HIST12 History of Christianity I
Practical Theology
  • SPIR09 Spiritual Formation and Development
  • CHIN03 Orientation to Church Ministry
  • THEO31 Christian Ethics
  • CHIN29 Christian Education in the Chinese Church
    or
    CHIN07 Worship and Music in Chinese Churches
Practicum
  • INTN01-1 Internship Study (Part I)
  • INTN01-2 Internship Study (Part II)
Second Year32 credits
Biblical Study
  • OLDT02 Old Testament Theology
  • OLDT__ OT Book Study
Biblical Languages
  • NEWT14 Greek Exegesis I
  • NEWT19 Greek Exegesis II
Theology and History
  • THEO25 Systematic Theology II
  • HIST24 History of Christianity II
Practical Theology
  • CHIN21 Expository Preaching
  • LEAD20 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership
  • CHIN26 Introduction to Counseling
  • CHIN29 Christian Education in the Chinese Church
    or
    CHIN07 Worship and Music in Chinese Churches
Practicum
  • INTN01-3 Internship Study (Part III)
  • INTN02-1 Internship Study (Part IV)
Third Year26 credits
Biblical Studies
  • NEWT__ NT Book Study
Biblical Language
  • OLDT22 Hebrew Grammar I
  • OLDT23 Hebrew Grammar II
Theology and History
  • CHIN06 Christianity and Chinese Culture
Practical Theology
  • CHIN30 Advanced Chinese Preaching
  • CHIN27 Issues, Strategies and Direction in the North American Chinese Churches
Practicum
  • INTN02-2 Internship Study (Part V)
  • INTN02-3 Internship Study (Part VI)
Electives
  • Electives
  • Electives

Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) Program Description

The Master of Theological Studies (60 credits) program is designed to train Christian lay leaders. Through participation in churches, reflection on the Chinese culture, spiritual formation, leadership training, Christian education development and marketplace experience, students will be trained as relevant Christian workers in this generation. M.T.S. classes are taught in Mandarin.

Curriculum of the M.T.S. Program

First Year30 credits
Biblical Study
  • BIBL01 Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • NEWT05 New Testament Theology
Theology and History
  • THEO13 Systematic Theology I
  • HIST12 History of Christianity I
Practical Theology
  • SPIR09 Spiritual Formation and Development
  • CHIN11 Christian in the Market Place
Electives
  • Electives
  • Electives
  • Electives
  • Electives
Second Year30 credits
Biblical Studies
  • OLDT02 Old Testament Theology
  • OLDT__ OT Book Study
  • NEWT__ NT Book Study
Theology and History
  • THEO25 Systematic Theology II
  • HIST24 History of Christianity II
  • CHIN06 Christianity and Chinese Culture
Practical Theology
  • CHIN29 Christian Education in the Chinese Church
  • LEAD20 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership
Electives
  • Electives
  • Electives

Diploma in Christian Studies (Dip.C.S.)

Diploma in Christian Studies (Dip.C.S.) Program Description

The Diploma in Christian Studies (30 credits) program integrates biblical, theological and practical disciplines. The program aims to equip brothers and sisters to grow spiritually and serve with confidence. Graduates from this program are eligible to transfer all credits to our M.T.S. or M.Div. program upon approval. Dip.C.S. classes are taught in Mandarin / Cantonese.

Curriculum of the Dip.C.S. Program

2 Biblical Studies Courses6 credits
2 Theology and History Courses6 credits
2 Practical Theology Courses6 credits
4 Electives12 credits

Time, Location of classes and language of instruction

We collaborate each course with our partnership churches. Location of classes and language of instruction may vary.

Extended Theological Certificate Program

Program description

The extended theological certificate program is delivered in intensive format. It targets at the practical application in different ministerial areas and positions, providing basic biblical and theological training to Christians dedicated to serve in Chinese churches.

Admission requirements

  • Applicants (not auditors) will be requested for pastoral recommendations highlighting the following aspects
    • engagement and dedication to serve in ministries
    • ability and wishes to learn
  • confirmation that the applicant’s age must be 20 or above.
  • First time applicants (not auditors) for the certificate program must provide a pastoral reference.

Curriculum

  • The courses of the extended theological certificate program fall into three different areas.
  • Students must complete six courses among the following three areas
  • Biblical foundation - It includes the studies of the whole or a part of the Bible, or certain biblical books and particular topics.
  • Christian theology and Church history - The emphasis is on building up a good understanding of the doctrine of God, Christology, pneumatology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. Church history and significant figures are explored.
  • Practical theology - Students will gain a deeper understanding on calling, spirituality, and ministerial skills. They will be more familiar with the ministries of Chinese churches in local and North American settings. They will be encouraged to discover their roles in church ministries.

Fees

Extended theological certificate$120
Audit$80
Free to all pastors, coworkers in Christian organizations, and their spouses.Fee
Free to current students and alumni of CCST Vancouver.Fee

Application and enquiry

Administrative office of CCST Vancouver
Phone number: 778-251 5678
Email:  info@ccstvan.ca

Non-Degree Study

Applicants who have not decided which program to pursue may choose to enroll in one or two courses to explore their calling. The application procedure is simplified but applicants must meet all admission requirements.

Audit Study

Most of our courses offer a few seats for audit students. Applicants are required to submit an audit application form two weeks before the audited course begins. There will be a $20 application fee and $400 audit fee upon submission of the application.