Teaching Churches

Teaching Churches is an academic partnership between MB Seminary and local congregations. These partnerships provide church-based education and training to graduate students and other learners through contextualized courses that are structured into a graduate certificate.

Various certificate options are available to help learners grow their love for God and increase their ministry effectiveness. Each certificate is comprised of four courses that are designed for graduate students, but learners of any academic background can participate.

These courses are available through Integrate Online or at one of our Teaching Church partnerships. We invite you to explore how your church can partner with us to develop leaders and impact your community.

The Ministry Foundations Certificate is comprised of four courses aimed to provide a rich foundation for immediate ministry impact. Courses focus on helping leaders interpret and apply Scripture, lead with integrity and excellence, share the gospel, and make disciples in a maximum way—all from a Mennonite Brethren perspective. The courses from this Certificate are available during the 2022-23 academic year at Central Heights Church (Abbotsford, BC), SunWest Church (Calgary, AB), and online.

The Ministry Transformation Certificate is comprised of four courses developed to help ministry leaders cultivate relationships and develop tools for community discernment. The courses focus on developing skills for navigating conflict, building cross-cultural relations, applying the message of a New Testament book, and living out theological convictions—all from a Mennonite Brethren perspective. This Certificate is available in the 2022-23 academic year at Willingdon Church (Burnaby, BC).