Canadian
Baptist
Seminary

Cultivating Biblical Minds and Burning Hearts

Introducing CBS

The English word seminary is derived from the Latin seminarium, meaning "seed-bed." In a devotional spiritual renewal tradition, professors were to be teachers and spiritual directors, and the seminary was to be a nursery that planted the seed of pure doctrine into the soil of life. We see professors and mentors as facilitators of learning for fruitful discipleship and cultural engagement to address the complex social issues of our 21st century post-modern society. Our commitment is to balance Word and Spirit, gospel and culture, theology and practice. We seek to develop Scripture-saturated, Christ- centered, Spirit-empowered, and culturally astute, missional Christian leaders.


Our passion is to develop Christian leaders who will be devoted to prayer and to the ministry of the word, as fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ who are biblical, spiritual, evangelical, and missional. CBS graduates serve as pastors, Bible translators and instructors, missionaries, youth workers, marriage and family therapists, and committed lay people all around the globe.

About Us

Our Vision

To stimulate spiritual and missional renewal with Scripture-fed and Spirit-led pastors and church leaders who are devoted to prayer and to the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4).

Our Values

We value an excellent learning and leadership experience cultivated in community shaped by that which is biblical, spiritual, evangelical, and missional.

Our Mission

CBS exists to develop devout disciple-making leaders and churches who live out and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ locally and globally.

CBS Network

Canadian Baptist Seminary (CBS) functions as an open system seminary network learning community that facilitates an interconnection of people, partners, resources, equipping methods, locations, contexts, and options. These include centralized on campus learning with resident and adjunct faculty and resources, as well as distributed off campus learning with online, context based, social media, and internet resources.


As a seminary network, CBS is associated with the Baptist General Conference of Canada (BGCC) and is a charter partner of the Associated Canadian Theological Seminaries (ACTS) of Trinity Western University (TWU) accredited with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The main location of CBS in the ACTS consortium (a partnership of four denominational seminaries) is the Fosmark Centre on the campus of Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, 50 kilometres from Vancouver.

New Developments

Immerse MDiv. Degree

Check out our new Immerse Master of Divinity degree: an outcomes and skills-based degree. You study in your local context customized with a team of mentors, and where you don't have to relocate or leave your position. Based on a monthly subscription fee.

Kairos M.A. Degree

Check out our new Kairos Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree: an outcomes and skills-based degree. You study in your local context customized with a team of mentors, and where you don't have to relocate or leave your position. Based on a monthly subscription fee.

Ctr. for Spiritual Leadership

Check out our new two-year Certificate in Spiritual Leadership, designed for lay-leaders using online and Saturday seminars, where you study at your own pace and schedule.

Our Partners