Where in our cultural context is God calling us to serve?
The mission of the church, around the world, is cross-cultural, making it all the more vital that those engaged in a missional calling have a deep understanding of the biblical and theological teaching of the gospel in its holistic sense, and a discerning grasp of our own cultural contexts. A minor in ministry provides both a biblical understanding of missions and a worldview perspective on culture and society to prepare you for vocations in mission and ministry.
Ministry is offered as a minor.
Right from the start, Redeemer's intentional integration of faith, supported by interdisciplinary and cross-functional learning, prepares you for the pathways and career goals that are unique to each student.
The addition of a ministry minor to your degree means that the extra concentration of skills, experiences and foundational knowledge broadens the scope of what you're already learning as part of your major.
Participate in Redeemer's campus ministries such as chapel, Rooted Worship, men and womens' ministries, and prayer ministry. As well, have the opportunity to connect with guest lecturers from other parts of the country and around the globe invited to speak at Redeemer.
Jennifer deVries ’00 is rethinking outreach ministry during a pandemic in her role as executive director of Living Rock Ministries.
For fourth-year urban and intercultural ministry student Mayita Caiza, faith and compassion go hand in hand and came to life throughout her co-op placement.
In a Spring 2019 trip to Guatemala, Redeemer students learned to see the ways in which they might embody the gospel of the kingdom wherever God places them.
In the Winter 2019 semester, student Nick Linnen joined For Freedom International in its difficult but important work to combat exploitation.
Redeemer’s new Urban and Intercultural Ministry program will prepare students for ministry in tough places and for work overseas with NGOs.
Modern hymn composer and recording artist Keith Getty talks worship as a call to mission in Hamilton worship leaders workshop.
Blessings Christian Church, pastored by alumnus Bill Dejong ‘93, seeks to be missional in every aspect of its ministry in Hamilton, Ont.
Take that first step and experience Redeemer’s one-of-a-kind community like never before. Visiting campus — whether in-person or online — is the best way to figure out if Redeemer is the right fit for you.
An introduction to theology acquainting students with the major areas of specialization. While emphasizing that the areas overlap and are inter-related, the course examines the areas of theology according to their distinctive foci, methods, and goals.
An introduction to the theological reading and interpretative practices of reading Scripture. This course involves a survey of biblical interpretation and the variety of methodologies that have been used to study Scripture.
A study of the central doctrines of Reformed theology, this course will survey the loci of systematic theology, as rooted in the Bible, formulated by key theologians, including John Calvin and Herman Bavinck, and summarized in the ecumenical creeds and Reformed confessions. Students will have an opportunity to study the historical development of these theological doctrines, as well as their contemporary application.
An introductory study of the biblical and theological foundations and the historical development of mission. Selected current issues and problems will be examined.
This course builds on REL-253 in theological and practical ways. Students examine the Biblical imperative for Gospel proclamation in order to provide the theological framework for understanding the Church’s role in Missio Dei. Cultural anthropology addresses the question of the faithful contextualization of the Gospel in human contexts so that people believe and communities are transformed. Students will study intercultural communication theory and practice to encourage a greater awareness of the challenges and opportunities of announcing the Gospel of the Kingdom.
This course seeks to ground students in an understanding of ministry shaped by Trinitarian theology. Furthermore, it offers a variety of tools to enable students to develop spiritual practices drawn from ancient, tested traditions to encourage a balanced spiritual life that can sustain the challenges and joys of ministry.
The purpose of this course is to develop an awareness of the leadership dynamics involved in youth ministry that flow from the intersection between four realities: the youth pastor, adolescents, the ministering context, and the cultural context. The ministering context will be used as the “anchoring reality” around which the others will be explored.
An examination of the character of discipleship in youth ministry, and an application of discipleship to many specific youth ministry practices.
This course is designed to prepare students to teach the Bible (and other foci of the Christian faith) in various ministry contexts. The course examines how different genres of Scripture require different hermeneutical and pedagogical methods. The course maps a path for education for life through a conversation with critical pedagogy as seen through the lens of the Kingdom of God.
This course seeks to describe and analyze frameworks for understanding young adult spiritual formation in the light of North American social and cultural context. The objective is to equip youth workers for a deeper understanding of the
developmental needs of their students and the cultural influences that may be forming, de-forming, and re-forming them.
A study of the history, belief-systems, and practice of the major non-Christian religions. Special consideration will be given to problems surrounding a missionary encounter and dialogue with these religions.
This course examines the relationship between Church, gospel, and the cultures found in North American cities so that students learn to communicate the gospel contextually and faithfully.
Minors do not have program-specific admission requirements.
Applicants from Ontario will be considered for general undergraduate admission based on the following requirements: