DCS Children’s Ministry Track
The Diploma of Christian Studies offers a series of focused courses in Children’s Ministry, applicable as a concentration within the Church Ministries specialization. The courses are designed to strengthen and empower children’s ministry leaders for the purposes of communicating the gospel to children and equipping parents to take an active role in the spiritual formation of their children. The courses prepare skilled and capable leaders through research and training in theology, teaching, leadership, and child spiritual development.
Pairing the DCS with the Children’s Ministry courses enriches the student’s understanding of leadership, hermeneutics, and theology. In addition students will:
- acquire a thorough knowledge of the biblical passages relating to children in regards to spiritual development, disciplines, and practice
- study faith development stages in order to assess the spiritual understanding of children
- understand the perception, role, and purpose of a child in the context of the church, family, and culture, and how each of these affects and influences the other
- recognize the role of parents as the primary spiritual teachers and nurturers of their children
- engage in lively interaction with professors and children’s ministers on all topics of Children’s Ministry
The Children’s Ministry courses are offered through the Centre for Ministry Excellence (CME), a school of ACTS Seminaries and Trinity Western University. No application to the CME is required for current ACTS students. Course registration is completed through TWU’s online Student Portal, the centralized system for all ACTS course registrations. Credit is automatically transferred into your DCS degree.
A large part of this program may be applied to a more advanced degree.