Centre for Ministry Excellence

Executive Certificate learning packages in collaboration with outstanding ministry leadership organizations.


Effective ministry requires effective leaders. The Centre for Ministry Excellence is committed to working with top quality organizations to provide pathways for people toward the goals to which God has called them. On behalf of ACTS Seminaries and Trinity Western University, the Centre is making it possible for people who are motivated, gifted, and called, to gain accredited learning, working with and studying under outstanding ministry leadership organizations!

If you represent such an organization, click here to learn how you can connect with one of the most effective ways to strengthen the work you are doing in ministry leadership development.

If you are an individual seeking ways to extend and deepen your capacity for ministry, then you will want to keep reading!

The Executive Certificate


People grow best when they are able to do what they are studying. The Executive Certificate will allow you to do just that! The Centre works with outstanding organizations that have an established track record in a variety of ministry leadership niches. We offer you the opportunity to pursue up to four courses (twelve credits), working an organization that you trust, over a time period that makes sense for you. You will pay a discounted tuition rate and will earn full Trinity Western University credit at either the graduate level (through ACTS Seminaries) or the undergraduate level (through Trinity Western Extension). 

Undergraduate credit can be applied toward a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership from Trinity Western University.

Graduate credit can be applied toward a graduate Diploma in Christian Studies, a Master of Arts in Christian Studies, or a Master of Divinity through ACTS Seminaries.

Not-for-Credit Certificates are also available for those who are only interested in the certificate and not the degree.

Students can also transfer the credit they earn to the post-secondary institution of their choice. (We suggest that students anticipating credit transfer check with the receiving institution first.)

Courses offered through the Centre are highly accessible, offered in online, modular, and wraparound formats. In some cases, we even offer mentored project courses, all of which offer you the opportunity to pursue your education on your own terms.

It's all about building your capacity and increasing your passion for the work to which you have been called, opening doorways for you. Our goal is to make sure that you have no dead ends in the pursuit of your calling.

Partners and Opportunities

The Centre collaborates with a variety of organizations like Northwest Baptist Seminary, Power to Change Canada, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, BC Campus Ministries, and others. For a list of collaborating agencies and Executive Certificate packages, click on "Partners and Certificates" on the list to the left.

Personalized Service

We're really pleased that you would consider what we have to offer. In addition to registration help, our Learning Coach is prepared to spend time with you, helping you understand how these programs can build into larger degree packages and how you can utilize these opportunities to help you reach your goals and fulfill your calling. 

Admission and Registration

The first step is to apply! Once you send us an email indicating your program of interest, the Learning Coach will guide you personally through the process of application and course registration. You will be pleased to know that in most cases, CME students pay a dramatically reduced rate of tuition, in some cases as much as 50%.

The Centre for Ministry Excellence is an institute of Trinity Western University, housed within ACTS Seminaries. ACTS Seminaries is the graduate school for theological studies at TWU, and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Trinity Western University is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).