FIRST YEAR/Christian Studies Certificate (Campus)



is an exciting new approach to ministry education for the emerging generation of Spirit-filled leaders. With an amazing blend of first class academics and hard-core hand’s on experiences, FIRST YEAR will challenge, shape and ultimately prepare you to speak intelligently and thoughtfully to the questions this generation is asking. At the end of FIRST YEAR, you may choose to continue with Master’s (in a diploma, Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Religious Education program), or head off to university, college or the work world. Whatever direction you choose, we picture change in your life, habits and thinking as a result of this one year.

Highlights of FIRST YEAR

  • Kick off the semester with the Boot Camp Week Experience at our Peterborough Campus and Camp Medeba.  Get to know your classmates and faculty and learn how the program works.  Experience team building adventure activities, meaningful worship moments, and interactive learning pods.
  • Jump into your first FIRST YEAR course—Spiritual Integration—taught in a two week module and includes a 2 day spiritual solitudes retreat.
  • Learn inside and outside of the classroom. Complete practical and research-based assignments.
  • Get connected with local Pentecostal pastors and leaders from our districts, our excellent faculty and your classmates. Make friends for life!
  • Experience retreats, peer learning groups and district events. Develop spiritual disciplines, self-awareness, critical thinking skills, and a servant heart.
  • Spend 10 days in the winter semester on a cross-cultural experience to the Dominican Republic while learning about missional studies.
  • Exit FIRST YEAR with ten courses that you can take into your second year at Master’s.


For information on when a recruiting team may be coming your way, weekly on-campus visiting opportunities or our Prodigy Days Open House event check out our recruiting site.

Course Requirements

1st Semester
Spiritual Integration 3
Bible 101 3
Pentateuch 3
Canadian Society & Evangelism 3
Interpreting the Bible 3
Connections I 1
Roots I CR
1st Semester – Total 16
2nd Semester
Cross-Cultural Studies 3
Jesus in the Gospels 3
God, Humans & Creation 3
Family, Church & Society 3
Communicating through Teaching 3
Connections II 1
Roots II CR
2nd Semester – Total 16