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 credits by enrolling in our Ministry Foundations Graduate 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 course intensive teaching weekend, each course also has required readings and assignments that are to be completed over an eight-week term. These courses run sequentially and are designed to be completed within one academic year, and 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, a master’s degree program, or explore transferring these graduate credits to another institution.
- Online Student Syllabus – DSC 510 OL Missional Discipleship
- Teaching Church Syllabus – DSC 510 TC Missional Discipleship
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 a teaching weekend and by completing an applied ministry assignment. After successfully completing all four courses, you will earn the Ministry Foundations CE Certificate that provides you with an official record of completion and can be used to satisfy a credentialing body.
If pursuing graduate credit or a continuing education certificate is more than you need at this time, we invite you to consider participating in our teaching weekend 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.