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Advanced Diploma in Expository Preaching

The Advanced Diploma in Expository Preaching is a one year program for those preparing for or currently in pastoral ministry. It provides fundamental instruction in studying and preaching the English text of the Holy Scriptures as well as pastoral ministry.

Applicants will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of English since all classes and assignments will be in English.

Advanced Diploma Curriculum

Master of Divinity

The Master of Divinity curriculum provides a three-year, graduate level education for those preparing for or currently in pastoral ministry. This program offers comprehensive instruction in the original biblical languages and exegesis, systematic theology, homiletics, and pastoral ministry.

Applicants will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of English since all classes and assignments will be in English.

Master of Divinity Curriculum

Semesters consist of four modules. In a given module, students attend eight days of class over a ten-day period, during which time they receive a full month’s worth of lectures. The remainder of the month is spent at home, where students complete assignments and are required to have ongoing, ministry involvement with their local church.

This flexible format provides opportunity for practical application of classroom learning and allows students to continue in their current ministry roles without having to be away from their church for more than one Sunday a month.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to CAPA are:

If a student is admitted to the Advanced Diploma with the equivalent of a two-year diploma or the M.Div. program with the equivalent of an undergraduate degree, his academic progress will be monitored and evaluated throughout the first semester to determine if he will be allowed to continue with his studies.

In addition to the admission requirements provided above, each student must be involved with a local evangelical church and must be accountable to a pastor, group of elders, or members of a church
congregation. He must also demonstrate some form of ministry where he can be evaluated by his local church.

CAPA will not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, or ethnicity. However, admission is limited to men. This policy is derived from our commitment to the Bible’s teaching about authority in the church (1 Tim 2:12).

Due to CAPA’s emphasis on pastoral training, each student is regularly assessed to ensure that he is growing in the character requirements as prescribed for elders in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. If a student is not of sound character, he may be asked to suspend his studies with CAPA until such character traits can be demonstrated.

English Requirement

Admissions, classroom instruction, assignments, and exams are in English. Since English is not the primary language for many of our students, courses on using English in academic, social, and ministerial contexts are taught to all first year students. However, students will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of English before being admitted to CAPA.

Our hope is that our students will take the concepts they learn in English and apply them to settings in their home languages.

Application Process

More information on the application process.