Historically, the Master of Divinity has been a classroom based degree for those called to full-time vocational ministry. Immerse is a four-year Master of Divinity (MDiv) program that develops students within a local ministry context for a journey of biblical and theological reflection, skill development and personal growth. A ministry mentor, an academic mentor, and a network mentor work with a student throughout the program to help the student develop the skills, competencies and character they need to be an effective minister of God.
Mentored-Ministry Learning Model
Students learn and live out their academic and applied assignments in the context of their life and ministry, based upon a competency and outcome-based learning model. Guided by a team of mentors, students work through a series of carefully-crafted learning experiences that help them acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and character required in ministry and missional leadership.
Partnership with the Church
CBS partners with ministry networks and local churches to mentor students through the program and ultimately, endorse graduates for positions of leadership and influence. Your education takes place within your ministry context, allowing you to remain in your ministry position. Two, three-day weekend intensives per year are held in the fall and the spring.
Competency and Outcomes-Based Education
The Immerse program outlines 27 Ministry outcomes that students need to demonstrate mastery in before graduation. Assignments, instruction and mentoring relationships will lead students in developing the character and competencies that are essential for effective spiritual service. Designed particularly for learners who already serve in some ministry capacity. This program builds upon self-discipline and self-initiative in the process.
All students enrolled in an ACTS\CBS Immerse English speaking degree program also receive the following benefits at no additional cost:
The Immerse MDiv program is designed to be completed in four years of sustained study within your ministry context. Students with transfer credit could complete the program in less than four years. Upon successful completion of all outcomes, Trinity Western University and Canadian Baptist Seminary will award the Master of Divinity degree, which is fully accredited by ATS.