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DISTANCE EDUCATION OVERVIEW

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Pastoral Ministries Degree (B.Th.): (41 courses or 123 semester hours)

This program is designed for students who sense God’s call to pastor an existing local church or plant a new one. Such ministry requires a solid foundation in Bible and Theology (45 hours), introductory courses in General Studies (30 hours) and competency in the skills required of a pastor (48 hours). This program includes individual mentoring.

Pastoral Ministries Diploma: (30 courses or 90 semester hours)

The Pastoral Ministries Diploma consists of 90 semester hours of required and elective courses. The Pastoral Ministries major is for those students called to full-time ministry and desire the minimum formal Bible College education required by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada for ministerial credentials and eventual ordination.
Those who graduate from this program will have a sound preparation in Bible and Theology (39 semester hours), Practics (30 semester hours) and General Studies (21 semester hours). This program includes individual mentoring.

Leadership Certificate: (20 courses or 60 semester hours)

The Leadership Certificate Program consists of 60 semester hours of required and elective courses. This program is designed to provide students with a concentration of Bible related studies and basic skills and competencies for the sharing of one's faith. The Leadership Certificate fulfills the academic requirements for the PAOC’s Licensed Minister/Ordained credential requirements for mature applicants.

Youth Leadership ROMER Certificate

This certificate is for those who desire to serve in ministry to the emerging generations (ages 11-25) but are unable to attend Summit because of distance. It is practical in nature and meant to be completed while working (paid or volunteer) in a church. It includes an emphasis on practical theology, communication, adolescent issues and development. The certificate requires 15 courses that will educate and equip youth ministry workers. This certificate fulfills the academic requirements of the PAOC’s Recognition of Ministry Credential.

Youth Leadership Certifiate

This certificate is for those who desire to serve in ministry to the emerging generations (ages 11-25) but are unable to attend Summit because of distance. It is practical in nature and meant to be completed while working (paid or volunteer) in a church. It includes an emphasis on practical theology, communication, adolescent issues and development. The certificate requires 10 courses that will educate and equip youth ministry workers.

Child and Family Leadership Certificate

This certificate is for those who desire to serve in a Church Ministry specializing in children and families but are not able to attend Summit because of distance. It includes an emphasis on education, communication, child development and teaching. The certificate requires 10 courses that will equip and enrich ministry workers.

ROMER (Recognition of Ministry Educational Requirments) Certificate (10 courses or 30 semester hours)

The college offers courses that specifically fulfill the PAOC's Recognition of Ministry Credential. The ROMER Certificate fulfills the academic requirements of this credential. Five of the courses listed are required (indicated by *). The others are highly recommended, but some choice is possible.

CMIT (Campus Missionary In Training): (10 courses or 30 semester hours)

Summit Pacific College is pleased to work in cooperation with University Christian Ministries (UCM) in helping UCM Interns fulfill academic requirements for PAOC Ministerial Credentials. The CMIT track enables UCM Interns to work towards the PAOC Recognition of Ministry Credential.

Casual (Part Time) Studies

The college accepts applicants who desire specific courses and do not intend to complete a program. Students may register for up to three (3) courses without applying for admission to the college. When the fourth course is completed, the student will be required to submit a Statement of Intent indicating his/her intention to continue as a casual student or to enroll in one of the Distance Education programs.

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