Prepare for Ministry Credentialling 

Kingswood Extended offers a large selection of courses for those looking to prepare for effective ministry in the local church through three distinct delivery options: Self-Paced courses, Virtual Classroom courses, and Mentored Cohort courses.  In addition to being open to any individual in pursuit of Christian higher education, these courses also meet the academic requirements for licensing and credentialing in the Wesleyan Church through the Department of Education and Clergy Development.  

Self-Paced Courses have been designed as an opportunity for adult ministerial students, lay ministers, and volunteers to prepare for effective ministry in the local church. Choosing from a selection of twenty-seven courses, all of which meet the academic requirements for ordination in The Wesleyan Church, adult students will be engaged in rigorous academic studies and practical ministry education. Because students work at their own pace and set their own schedule, Self-Paced Courses are perfect for those times in life when flexibility is key and extended timelines are more manageable. 

Self-Paced Courses are independent study courses in an online learning management system, requiring the student to plan and execute their own strategy for completion within the course time frame. 

Students will work with an instructor to successfully complete all required readings, assignments, papers, and exams by the course closing date. Instructors will be available by phone and by email to answer questions and offer any assistance necessary during the course. 

Upon registration, students will receive the course start date, selected syllabus, access to the learning environment, and the course closing date. 

PLEASE NOTE:Course closing date is calculated as sixteen weeks from the date of registration. 

Virtual Classroom Courses use Zoom video conference technology to bring together the convenience of online education with the benefits of live classroom interaction. These courses have been designed as an opportunity for adult ministerial students, lay ministers, and volunteers to prepare for effective ministry in the local church. Choosing from a selection of twenty-three courses, all of which are required for ordination in The Wesleyan Church, adult students will be engaged in rigorous academic studies and practical ministry education in a community of accountability and encouragement. Designed to develop both passion and excellence in ministry, courses will challenge students to grow in Biblical knowledge, theological depth, and personal spiritual maturity, resulting in healthy, fit, and effective ministers.

Class Structure 

Virtual Classroom courses typically operate on an eight-week schedule, allowing for one week of pre-course work, six weeks of live classroom instruction, and one week of post-course work.

Classes are four hours in duration and will be held once a week for six weeks on an assigned day, providing a total of twenty-four hours of live classroom instruction.

During the six weeks of live classes, students will log in to a video conference via Zoom. This provides real-time interaction with the instructor and other students in the class, creating a more robust learning environment over independent study.

Instructors will assign out-of-classroom coursework totalling a minimum of fifty hours. Coursework may include reading, response questions, short assignments, projects, and/or papers.

All courses (with the exception of Correspondence Coursesrequire the use of a computer with good internet speeds 

For Virtual Classroom Courses you will also need: 

  • A computer/laptop with a camera 
  • A good internet connection 
  • Optional earphones or headset with a microphone 
  • A quiet place to attend class 

Kingswood Extended provides a mini course on how to use the technology involved in your course so you can be trained before your first day of class. 

Attendance 

Participation in the live classroom setting is an essential component of the course structure, providing a means of interaction, accountability, and encouragement, and will be necessary to meet the academic requirement for successful course completion. Any student who is absent for more than four hours of live classroom time forfeits the entire course.

Submitting Course Work

All course work will be due one week following the final class. Late submissions will be penalized a 10% grade reduction per week after the deadline.

Extensions of up to two weeks may be granted prior to the final due date, at the discretion of the instructor, without penalty. Extensions beyond two weeks for extenuating circumstances will require approval from the Director of Kingswood Extended and may result in a reduction of the final grade for the course.

Work submitted three weeks after the deadline, without an extension for extenuating circumstances, will not be accepted and will result in a failing grade for the course.

Instructors will submit grades to Kingswood Extended within two weeks from the close of the course. Students will be notified when final grades have been received.

Grading

Students will receive a numerical final grade. A final grade of 76% or above is required to fulfill the academic requirements for credentialing in The Wesleyan Church. Syllabi will include the evaluation guidelines for assessing submitted work.

Plagiarism & Other Academic Dishonesty 

Flame Courses follow the plagiarism and academic dishonesty guidelines established by Kingswood University. For more information, please consult the policies outlined in the Kingswood Catalogue.

Submitting Course Work 

Courses must be completed within sixteen weeks of the start date. 

An extension of up to one month may be granted for extenuating circumstances, prior to the final due date, at the discretion of the Director of Kingswood Extended. Courses not completed within the allotted time will be forfeited; a final grade will not be assigned. 

Instructors will submit grades to Kingswood Extended within two weeks of the close of the course. Students will be notified when final grades have been received. 

Grading 

Students will receive a numerical final grade. A final grade of 76% or above is required to fulfill the academic requirements for credentialing in The Wesleyan Church. Syllabi will include the evaluation guidelines for assessing submitted work. 

Plagiarism & Other Academic Dishonesty 

Correspondence Courses follow the plagiarism and academic dishonesty guidelines established by Kingswood University. For more information, please consult the policies outlined in the Kingswood Catalogue.  

 

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Fees 

All fees are listed in Canadian funds. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.

Virtual Classroom courses are $245 Canadian, plus books and materials.

Virtual Classroom courses may also be audited for $95 Canadian Dollars, plus books and materials. Students auditing courses will not be required to submit assignments and will not receive feedback or grades for any assignments submitted. (Audited courses will not meet the academic requirements for credentialing in The Wesleyan Church.) 

Refund Policy 

Refunds for course fees are calculated on the following basis: 

  • 100% up to, but not including, the second live class session. 
  • 50% after the second live class and up to, but not including, the third live class session. 
  • No refund after the third live class session. 

Fees

All fees are listed in Canadian funds. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.

Correspondence courses are $245 Canadian Dollars, plus books and materials.

Refund Policy

Refunds for course fees are calculated on the following basis:

  • 100% within fourteen days of the start date.
  • No refund after fourteen days.

Self-Paced, Virtual Classroom, Mentored Cohort, and Correspondence Courses are designed to satisfy ordination requirements in the Wesleyan Church. However, Kingswood University has developed a way for ordained Wesleyan pastors to be granted advanced standing in an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program. For more information, click here.

Students should choose courses depending on their educational goals personal enrichment, licensing, or ordinationMinisterial Students registered with Education and Clergy Development have access to their transcript in real-time through the student portal. Access that page to ensure you are not repeating a course for which you already have credit. A self-advising form for those pursuing credentialing in the Wesleyan church is available HERE to assist you in making decisions as you register for courses 

  1. Click the “KX Pathwright Login” button on this page (or click here). 
  2. Find and click on your desired course.
  3. Click the "Take Course" button.
  4. Select the "Don't have an account" button.
  5. Enter your desired login information and click "Sign Up."
  6. Click "Continue" to provide your payment details.
 
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