The key is in the number of courses that count toward both degrees. We have planned this program so that a significant number of courses overlap between Crandall and ADC requirements
There is more work, but not a lot. Each year you take a full-year praxis course in which you volunteer in church or community ministries (so you take 5.5 courses instead of the usual 5). The other extra courses are taken in the spring session, so they don’t overlap with other courses.
The only extra costs are the tuition for four spring courses (taken directly from Acadia Divinity College after years 2 and 3, and for an international mission experience. The cost for this will be no more than $300 per course and the actual cost of the mission trip.
This is a very solid foundational degree for those who want to work in ministry positions, but does not specifically prepare you for vocational ministry. It is, however, an excellent foundation for a Master of Divinity, and Crandall’s Advanced Standing Agreement with Acadia Divinity College means you could shave one full year off your MDiv!
Most of your study will take place at Crandall, but in the spring term after your second and third years, you will spend two weeks studying at Acadia University.
Absolutely! The unique combination of this degree and your Crandall degree will prepare you for a variety of options for further study.
You certainly do! On completion of your studies, you will be able to participate in graduation activities at both Crandall and Acadia!
Both schools have a firm commitment to discipleship and training young leaders. Because of this common interest, they have worked out a tuition-sharing agreement that makes the low cost possible!
You need to have an 80% average in English 12-2 and four additional grade 12 academic-level courses
You pay all of your tuition to Crandall, including the extra amount for the spring courses.
The BTh courses that are specifically ADC courses (not normally available to other Crandall Students) are:
*Praxis courses are practical learning opportunities that involve students in intensive serving within community service and ministry organizations.
The Crandall-Acadia BTh Partnership program is led by Dale Stairs. He has a wealth of experience in youth ministry and is currently working on his PhD in the area of discipleship.