Missional Discipleship

Randy Wollf, PhD 

Associate Professor of Leadership Studies & Practical Theology
Academic Dean

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Missional Discipleship

What practices does your church use to introduce people to Jesus and equip them to be disciples? Do you want your church to be a missional, disciple-making church, but aren’t sure how to get there? In this course, we will explore how we can live missionally—to live and share Jesus wherever we go, whether that is with unbelieving family and friends, neighbours, co-workers, or classmates. We will also look at how we can grow 11 essential elements that will move our churches toward greater disciple-making effectiveness.

Ready to dive in? Choose from one of three learning options available to strengthen your person or ministry: enrolling in graduate studies (for credit), registering for continuing education, or attending the learning weekend for personal interest.

You can earn graduate credit by enrolling in our Ministry Foundations Certificate program and successfully completing each Ministry Foundations course. To qualify, you will need to apply and be accepted as a graduate student at MB Seminary. In addition to attending the Teaching Intensive, each course also has required readings and assignments that need to be completed over the term. In some partnership contexts, the course schedule is designed to run sequentially and can be completed within one academic year. Once you have successfully completed all four courses, you will receive our Ministry Foundations Graduate Certificate (worth 12 graduate-level credits). If desired, you can choose to enrol in another Certificate option, a master’s degree program, or explore transferring these graduate credits to another institution.

Graduate Course Enrolment Options

  • Online

    • Course dates: Aug 29-Oct 22, 2022
    • Online Teaching (accessible throughout the online course)
    • DSC 510 OL Course Syllabus – online (not yet available)
    • First step: begin your graduate student application

All leaders are learners, and many people and workplaces recognize the value-added benefit of continuing education. Now you can receive official recognition by integrating ministry and learning together through our Ministry Foundations Continuing Education Certificate. This certificate (and continuing education credit) is achieved in two parts: by attending the Teaching Intensive and by completing an applied ministry assignment. After successfully completing all four courses, you will earn the Ministry Foundations Continuing Education Certificate which provides you with an official record of completion and can be used to satisfy a credentialing body.

Continuing Education Registration Options

  • Abbotsford, British Columbia
    • Onsite Teaching Weekend: Oct 14-15, 2022 at Central Heights Church
    • Course Preview (not yet available)
    • Registration not yet available

If pursuing graduate credit or a continuing education certificate is more than you need at this time, we invite you to participate in our Teaching Intensive for your personal interest. You’ll gain valuable insights and ideas from leaders in their field and strengthen your personal knowledge and ministry. No assignments or readings are required.

Registration Options

  • Abbotsford, British Columbia
    • Onsite Teaching Weekend: Oct 14-15, 2022 at Central Heights Church
    • Course Preview (not yet available)
    • Registration not yet available