The curriculum is divided into three major sections:

  1. Scripture & Interpretation
  2. Theology & History
  3. Ministry & Spiritual Formation

The weighting (credit hours) indicates the number of class hours each week of the semester in which lectures are given.

In this section of the website you will find a brief description of the courses taught in all areas of the curriculum. These are general descriptions of the content while the syllabi contain specific course descriptions accompanied by the textbooks required and other resources utilized by the professor.

Scripture and Interpretation

These courses are a study of the theology of the Law, Prophets and Writings from the perspective of progressive revelation with consideration given to their historical, religious and social setting.

Old Testament Biblical Theology and History I
BibTh 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

Old Testament Biblical Theology and History II
BibTh 203, 223 3 Hour Credits

Acquiring a basic knowledge of the Hebrew language opens up exciting insights in the study of the Scriptures. Courses in Hebrew narrative and exegesis of Hebrew poetry are also included to provide the student with a methodical and systematic approach to accurate interpretation of the Old Testament. Recent research in linguistics is put to use to make Hebrew a ready and significant tool in rightly dividing the Word of Truth.


Arch 123, 223 3 Hour Credits

An investigation of the material remains of Palestine from the Patriarchal Period to the time of the exile as it casts light on biblical customs and history. Also considered is the history and methodology of Palestinian Archaeology. Aspects of New Testament Archaeology are also covered in some courses.


Gen 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

No book of the Bible is more formative for the biblical narrative than Genesis. Through it we are introduced to all the major themes and characters of the drama of redemption. It was important for the Israelites to understand their origins so that they would know who they really were and how they should live. What was true for them is equally true for us today.

Hebrew Grammar I & II

Heb 124, 224 4 Hour Credits
An elementary introduction to the Hebrew language leading to proficiency in reading and translating the Hebrew Scriptures (Genesis).

Hebrew Syntax and Reading I & II

Heb 323, 423 3 Hour Credits

A course in rapid reading in different genres of Hebrew literature with full morphological review and further study of syntax. This course also includes an approach to the method of exegesis with special attention given to Hebrew poetry.

Isaiah, The Book of

Isaiah 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

The Transformation of Zion – from Zion in the Old Creation to Zion in the New Creation – an exposition of the grand vision of Isaiah. General instruction will also be given to students on how to read the prophets and understand their message.

New Testament Biblical Theology

BibTh 323 3 Hour Credits

This course seeks to canvass the major events and motifs of the New Testament revelation, including such topics as the Gospel, infancy narratives, the ministry of John the Baptist, the baptism and testing of Christ, the kingdom of God according to the synoptic Gospels, the Christology of the synoptic Gospels, the theology of Luke-Acts, John, Paul, Hebrews the General Epistles and Revelation. The introduction will cover the scope, content and structure of New Testament theology.

Since Koine Greek was the language chosen by the Lord to be the vehicle for expressing New Testament truth, it is a language worthy of deep study. These courses enable the student to read the New Testament in the original tongue, and thus to grasp the meaning underlying the words.

The Book of Acts

Acts 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

An introductory study of the Book of Acts, which seeks to provide the student with knowledge of its contents, overall purpose, and significance for the canon of Scripture. Proper principles for the interpretation of Acts and its application to the life of today’s church are central to the course.

Greek Grammar I & II

Grk 124, 224 4 Hour Credits

An introductory study of New Testament Greek grammar, forms and syntax. Readings are taken from the Greek New Testament.

Greek Syntax and Reading I & II

Grk 324, 424 4 Hour Credits

Students who have completed preliminary studies in morphology and grammar will continue to sharpen and enlarge their exegetical skills. Attention is given to applying the rules of grammar and syntax while recognizing the nuance of idioms and historical context as students examine a series of NT texts (especially the Sermon on the Mount and Galatians).

Greek New Testament Exegesis I, II, III & IV

Grk 523, 623, 723, 823 3 Hour Credits

The bulk of the class time is devoted to a detailed exegesis of the Greek text of various New Testament books (especially Philippians and 2 Corinthians) by means of student presentations followed by classroom discussion.

Life of Christ

LoC 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

A study of the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ in the four Gospels in parallel with special attention to significant patterns and themes, problems of interpretation, and promising approaches to the texts. We will also survey a number of critical methods of analysis, including various important historical and literary approaches to the subject matter of the texts, noting the issues arising and the relative strengths and weaknesses of each.

The Gospel of Mark

Mark 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

An exposition of the English text of the Gospel of Mark: this course aims to give the student a thorough grasp of the “gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” by working through the entire book. After a brief introduction, the course will follow through each chapter and seek to identify along the way key thematic developments (such as the “Son of God” motif); explain the more difficult passages (like the “longer ending” of chapter 16); and observe the literary style of Mark (especially as it aids interpretation). Special attention will be given to the theology of the gospel and its significance to our day.

The Letter to the Romans

Rom 303, 323 3 Hour Credits

This course is centered on a literary/historical and theological exposition of Paul’s letter to the Romans. Stress will be placed upon a detailed analysis of the various sections of this epistle in order to properly trace the apostle’s argument throughout. The goal is to better understand the theology of the letter and its contribution to NT thought throughout history up to the present life of the church.

Principles of Bible Study

BibSt 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

The course includes a consideration of the unique characteristics of the Bible and the consequent principles of interpretation which need to be applied when seeking to understand its meaning.

Biblical Hermeneutics

Herm 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

This course is designed to help students to interpret and apply the biblical text in a responsible and informed manner. This involves understanding of methods, skills, research tools, important concepts, and values necessary for interpretation and application. A brief survey of biblical interpretation and the presuppositions behind different forms of biblical interpretation will also be considered. The acquisition of good interpretive skills will be enhanced through both individually written and in-class group assignments.

Principles of Academic Research

ResAc 102/122 2 Hour Credits

These classes seek to equip students with advanced library research skills. Both classes enable students to get hands on experience in locating, evaluating, and choosing different kinds of materials for written theological presentations. ResTh123 focuses on thesis preparation.

Graduate Research and Writing

ResTh 123 3 Hour Credits

These classes seek to equip students with advanced library research skills. Both classes enable students to get hands on experience in locating, evaluating, and choosing different kinds of materials for written theological presentations. ResTh123 focuses on thesis preparation.

Theology and History

The aim of the systematic theologian is to present the believer with the whole truth of the Bible on any topic. Our approach is to take biblical-theological topics (i.e. from creation to consummation) and present the integrated canonical position systematic theology calls for while at the same time showing the practical pastoral application of the truth. These courses, while drawing from the mainspring of reformed theology as expressed in the Calvinistic Baptist Confessions of Faith, emphasize direct exegesis of the Scripture and the practical application of Scripture to contemporary life. Systematic theology courses are divided into four units.

Christian Foundations

Found 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

This course is a survey of Systematic Theology with an emphasis on the practical rather than the speculative. There will be an exposition of the doctrines of grace.

Theology of Jonathan Edwards

HTheo 303, 323 3 Hour Credits

An introduction to the thought and piety of Jonathan Edwards, who has been described as “the greatest Christian theologian of the eighteenth century” (Miklos Veto). We will consider his theology of the Trinity, his key treatises and sermons on conversion and revival, and his reflections on prayer.

Theology of Andrew Fuller

HTheo 403, 423 3 Hour Credits

This course will examine the life and ministry of the Calvinistic Baptist theologian Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), whom C.H. Spurgeon described as the greatest Baptist theologian of the nineteenth century. Emphasis will be placed on his defence of the free offer of the gospel, his Calvinism, his rebuttal of Sandemanianism, and his spirituality.

Theology of Athanasius and Augustine

HTheo 503, 523 3 Hour Credits

An introduction to the lives and thinking of two of the most influential theologians of the Ancient Church. Athanasius’ teaching on the deity of Christ and the Trinity are examined, as well as Augustine’s Confessions, his theology of history, and his refutation of Pelagianism.

Systematic Theology I

SysTh 203, 223 3 Hour Credits

This course studies the doctrines of general and special revelation, God, the Divine counsel, creation and providence, man and sin.

Systematic Theology II

SysTh 303, 323 3 Hour Credits

This course will examine such topics as: the person and work of Christ, regeneration, faith, repentance, justification, adoption, assurance, and sanctification.

Systematic Theology III

SysTh 403, 423 3 Hour Credits

This course examines selected topics such as: the doctrines of the nature of Christ’s Church, the Gifts and Ministries of the Holy Spirit, Eldership and Diaconate, the Worship of the Church, Church Discipline, Unity, Catholicity, the Ecumenical Movement, and Ecclesiastical Separation.

This course is designed to be both comprehensive and practical, with class discussion, lectures and research. The entire period of church history from New Testament times to the present will be surveyed in two parts, with specific emphasis upon the Ancient Church, the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, the evangelical revivals of the eighteenth century, the defence of the faith against liberalism in the nineteenth century and current issues in church history.

Baptist History

BHist 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

A study of the history of the Baptists, especially focusing on the English Calvinistic Baptists from the early seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century, and the Canadian Baptist experience in Ontario from the late eighteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. The two major goals of the course are to inform the student about the key events, personalities, and texts of English and Canadian Baptist history; and then, to provide the student with an awareness of the Baptist distinctives, convictions and spirituality of some of his or her Baptist forebears.

Church History I – The Ancient Church and Early Mediaeval Church

CHist 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

This in-depth study of the theological and literary history of the Patristic and Early Mediaeval Church takes the student from the end of the Apostolic era (circa A.D. 100) up to the time of Anselm of Canterbury (c.1033-1109). Special attention is given to the development of the doctrine of the Trinity, the relationship of church and culture, and Christian spirituality.

Church History II – The Reformation to the Modern Area

CHist 203, 223 3 Hour Credits

This is a detailed study of the Magisterial Reformers, the English Puritans, and Western Evangelicals since the eighteenth century. In the examination of the Reformation, the thought and the achievement of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and William Tyndale receive special attention. Among the English Puritans, the focus is placed on Oliver Cromwell and the emergence of the Calvinistic Baptists. In the discussion of Evangelicalism since the eighteenth century, particular emphasis is placed on Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield and the Wesleys, the Holiness Movement and the emergence of Pentecostalism, C.H. Spurgeon and the evangelical response to liberalism, and the contribution of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones to the discussion of Christian unity.

The Christian and Literature

Liter 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

The value of English literature for the Christian is explored by examining representative works from different historical periods, including both prose and poetry. Some attention is given to literary theory.

History of Western Thought

Apol 203, 223 3 Hour Credits

An introduction to the history of western philosophy from a Reformed perspective with an analysis of the chequered relationship of the two disciplines and the usefulness of philosophy for theological construction.

Apologetics: Christian Faith and Contemporary Culture

Apol 303, 323 3 Hour Credits

An introduction to reformed apologetics, with a special focus on analysis and critique of contemporary religious and philosophical worldviews, including foundationalism, scientism, atheism, postmodernism, Islam and New Age thought. The course offers specific procedures for thinking out, presenting and defending the Christian faith in a twenty-first century cultural setting.

Some of the topics dealt with are: The Christian perspective of personal, family and social conflicts; The biblical view of love, family life and sexual ethics; The Scriptural teachings on relationships such as the Church and Society; The Christian and the World and finally, Relativism and the Truth of God.

Theological Ethics

Ethic 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

Some of the topics dealt with are: The Christian perspective of personal, family and social conflicts; The biblical view of love, family life and sexual ethics; The Scriptural teachings on relationships such as the Church and Society; The Christian and the World and finally, Relativism and the Truth of God.

Issues in Christian Ethics

Ethic 203, 223 3 Hour Credits

New Testament Ethics

Ethic 323 3 Hour Credits

Ministry and Spiritual Formation

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

BCoun 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

An introduction to the theory and practice of personal counseling in the context of Christian pastoral ministry, with critical analysis from a biblical point of view of trends in contemporary secular and Christian approaches to counseling.

Homiletics I: Fundamentals of Expository Preaching

Hom 122 2 Hour Credits

This fundamental course moves the student from the biblical text to the basic structure and components of an expository sermon based upon a variety of genres. An emphasis is also placed upon the man and the message.

Homiletics II: Building Expository Preaching

Hom 222 2 Hour Credits

This course builds upon the foundation laid in “Fundamentals of Expository Preaching.” Greater emphasis is placed upon the art of shaping the sermon for clear explanation, illustration and application. Skills are honed through audio/video evaluations of contemporary preaching, as well as the student’s own sermon construction and delivery.

Ministry Internship

Minis 121, 122, 123 1, 2 or 3 Hour Credits

Supervised ministry experience, normally in a local church setting, including written reflection on the experience, with a view to developing practical skills in ministry as well as the ability to engage in critical self-analysis of ministry.

Women and Ministry

MinW 103,123 3 Hour Credits

The nature and function of women are examined from a biblical perspective. This includes a consideration of the principles that affect the ministry of women in the home, in society, and in the local church particularly in light of the emergence of feminism.

Ministry in a Local Church

Mwork 522, 622 Non-academic credit

Supervised field work ministry, normally in a local church setting.

Ministerial Field Work

MWork 522, 622 Non-academic credit

Supervised field work ministry, normally in a local church setting.

Pastoral Theology I: Leading God’s People

Past 302, 322 2 Hour Credits

An examination of the biblical teaching on the exercise of leadership within the local church, with a focus on men called to be ministers of the Gospel. This course considers such questions as “Is leadership necessary” and “What qualifies a man to lead in God’s church?” It also examines the meaning of Godly risk-taking “servanthood” as the heart of Biblical leadership, developing resolve, the act of leading and how to finish well. A one hour practicum gives students opportunities to develop leadership skills amongst their peers.

Pastoral Theology II: Running a Baptist Church

Past 402, 422 2 Hour Credits

Team taught by several experienced Baptist pastors, this course aims to give the student a thorough look at many key activities of pastoral ministry. Topics covered include weddings, ministering to the aged and infirm, hospital visits, systematic visitation, running meetings, administrating an office, planning worship services, and much more. Emphasis will be given to hands-on experience and the assembly of a practical manual.

Public Speaking

Speak 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

This course will help the student to acquire and learn the skills necessary for various types of public speaking in the life of the church.

Principles and Methods of Teaching

Teach 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

This course examines the teaching-learning process, the qualifications of a teacher, and the preparation of a lesson. Various methods of teaching are studied including the use of audio- visual materials. Students are required to be involved in a teaching-learning ministry in a local church during this course.

The Worshipping Church

Worsh 102, 122 2 Hour Credits

In this course we will explore the theology, history and practice of Christian worship, as well as current trends. In addition, students are required to attend 1 hour of practicum which is designed to develop techniques and tools for leading dynamic and expressive worship.

Spirituality I: Prayer

SpEv 103,123 3 Hour Credits

Prayer is absolutely vital for the Christian life. This course is an introductory exploration of what the Scriptures have to say about the nature of prayer and its practice. There is also an examination of what certain strands of the Christian tradition (notably, the Ancient Church in the patristic era, the Puritans, and the Calvinistic Baptists in the “long” eighteenth century) have taught about prayer. The actual praxis of prayer also finds a place in the course through what is known as “the concert of prayer.” The main goal of the course is to deepen the student’s commitment to a life of prayer, both personal and corporate.

Spirituality II: Early Christian Spirituality

SpEv 303,323 3 Hour Credits

A detailed study of four major traditions of Christian spirituality in the period between the Apostolic Fathers (second century A.D.) and the late Middle Ages (fifteenth century A.D.). Particular focus is placed upon the Greek and Latin patristic traditions, Celtic spirituality, and medieval English Roman Catholic spirituality.

Spirituality III: Puritan and Evangelical Spirituality

SpEv 503, 523 3 Hour Credits

A study of and reflection on various aspects of Puritan and Evangelical spirituality, including both foundational elements, such as knowing God, justification by faith, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, sanctification, and the cross, and those secondary elements sometimes described as means of grace, such as friendship, prayer and meditation, and the Lord’s Supper. The means employed in this study and reflection are texts from two classical eras of biblical spirituality, namely, seventeenth-century Puritanism and eighteenth-and nineteenth-century evangelicalism.

Introduction to Islam

Islam 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

A brief survey of the history of Islam, including considerations of background, doctrinal issues and the role of women.

Language Acquisitions for Cross Cultural Effectiveness

Lace 123 3 Hour Credits

LACE is an integrated combination of activities and techniques which serious language learners, notably Bible translators and missionaries, have used to learn language from local helpers. LACE also looks at the evaluation and management of different language programs, grammar and syntax in other languages, morphology, phonetics, semantics and non-verbal communication.

Introduction to Missions

Miss 103, 123 3 Hour Credits

This course introduces basic missionary issues, including the Biblical basis of missions, Mission history, and Missions and the local church. It also covers various contemporary issues, including contextualization and cross-cultural communication, tent-making, raising support, security issues in “closed countries” and the challenge of the 10/40 Window.

Theology of Missions

Miss 203, 223 3 Hour Credits

An examination of the principal biblical passages which relate to that activity of the Church which is called “Missions.” Emphasis is placed upon the doctrinal basis as well as the practical outworking of missions today. Subjects such as calling, culture, strategy, sending and supporting, tensions, methods and team work will be addressed.

English Grammar/Writing I & II

Eng 103NC, 203NC 3 Non-Academic Hour Credits

These courses in English are designed to assist the student in using English correctly and effectively. Students failing a Diagnostic English Test are required to attend classes covering grammar, and essay writing.