Beulah Training Institute

REACH YOUR GOD-GIVEN POTENTIAL AND PURPOSE

Discover your purpose, grow in your gifts, develop a strong
understanding
of the Bible, and learn practical ministry-related skills.

There are good works that God prepared in advance for you to do.

This program will equip and empower you to become life-long disciple-makers who have the confidence
and capacity to say yes as we join King Kesus in awakening greater-Edmonton to Himself.

Our Ministry Apprenticeship and community-based learning environments combine the benefits of hands-on practical experience and skill development with classroom teaching and opportunities for self-reflection and accountability.

This program is design for you if:

  • You want to grow personally and spiritually.

  • You want develop a solid understanding of the bible.

  • You want to be used by God.

  • You sense there is a deeper call or purpose for your life.

  • You want to be more involved in the mission of Beulah as we
    join King Jesus in what He is doing in Greater Edmonton.

PROGRAM PILLARS

1. Personal and Spiritual Growth

Students will grow in their understanding of who God is, who they are, and how He has designed and gifted them for their purpose and calling.

2. Ministry Apprenticeship

Students will be paired with a coach to develop their skills, gifts, and leadership capacity through experience in a ministry area they are passionate about.

3. Knowledge and Biblical Foundations

Students will develop a sound, foundational understanding of the Bible and theology through classroom teaching and peer-to-peer discipleship.

PROGRAM DATES AND CALENDAR

In-Person Learning – In-person one evening per week with courses running September to early June.

Community – Connect, grow, journey, and reflect with each other.

Cohort Onboarding Retreat – Planned for mid-September (dates TBC). Mandatory attendance.

Half Day Workshops – Four times per year. Mandatory attendance at a minimum of two.

Year Two Weekend Retreat – Fall 2026.

 

Now accepting applications for the September 2024 cohort. This program runs for two years.

Ministry Apprenticeship:

The ministry apprenticeship is at the core of our program. Students will serve in their ministry setting for a total of 200 hours per year, with a minimum of 6 hours per month that may also come from existing serving roles at Beulah.

Students will work with their ministry coach and the program director to determine a schedule based on student availability and ministry projects/requirements.

APPLYING IS EASY

1. Fill out the application form

2. Meet with the promgram director

3. Start the program

Investment:

$75 Application Fee
$0 for applications received before June 30, 2024 (earlybird)
**Application does not guarantee admission
$1500 Tuition Fees per year
(Limited tuition support may be available for students who qualify. Contact us to discuss – )

Admission Requirements:

  • Two character references, due following admissins interview.
  • Attendance at any Beulah Alliance Church Campus.
  • 18 years of age or older.

*Limited spaces are available for the 2024-2025 cohort.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS BEULAH TRAINING INSTITUTE?

Beulah Training Institute will help individuals know Jesus deeply and be known by Him fully by providing an adequate balance of knowledge, coaching, and experience. We will help individuals in their growth journey by teaching strong leadership concepts, providing sound training in Bible and Theology, and engaging individuals in a ministry experience where they practically apply the knowledge acquired. 

WHO IS BTI FOR?

Are you seeking to enhance your biblical knowledge and understanding? Do you desire to progress in fulfilling the specific calling that God has placed on your life? Are you searching for opportunities to serve the church in a more significant role? Perhaps you’re still in the process of discerning your path. If you respond positively to any of these questions, BTI is for you. 

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

The application deadline is September 29, 2023.

WHERE ARE CLASSES HELD?

Primarily classes are held at our Beulah West Campus. There may be some instances where a class may be held at one of our other campuses or other location.

HOW LONG IS THE SCHOOL YEAR?

The 2023/2024 Academic year runs from October 2, 2023, to Mid-June 2024.

WHEN DOES BTI MEET?

Mondays from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Attendance for a weekend course might be mandatory once or twice per year.  

HOW MUCH IS THE TUITION?

Answering God’s call on your life should be a source of excitement and profound fulfillment. It shouldn’t be overshadowed by concerns about overwhelming debt, particularly considering the high costs associated with post-secondary education. However, we bring you good news: we firmly believe that equipping yourself for ministry doesn’t have to drain your financial resources or jeopardize your future stability. 

Beulah has subsidized the tuition fee to make BTI affordable. Tuition for the 2023/2024 school year is $750. Monthly payment arrangements can be made available. 

Textbooks will need to be purchased separately.  

If God is calling you to BTI, but the financial cost is prohibitive, then please email . Grants are available by application.

IS BTI ACCREDITED?

A student who completes the full 3 years of BTI will receive a Graduate level Certificate of Leadership from Ambrose University that can be used to transfer to any of Ambrose’s full degree programs – the equivalent of 15 credits (1 full-time semester)

DO I HAVE TO TAKE ALL 3 YEARS?

While we desire to see someone complete all 3 years of BTI, we know that sometimes life circumstances may change. BTI is designed for each year to build on the previous one, but an applicant is not required to commit to the whole 3 years upfront.  

By completing year one, a student will receive a Beulah Certificate of Leadership. 

By completing year two, a student will receive a Foundations of Ministry Certificate from Ambrose University.  

By completing year three, a student will graduate with a Graduate level Certificate of Leadership, from Ambrose University. 

WHAT WILL A TYPICAL BTI WEEK LOOK LIKE?

Weekly, students should expect to receive two hours of in-person instruction. Depending on the course, different required readings and assignments will be assigned. Furthermore, a commitment of 2-4 hours per week for the service practicum (refer to the details below) will be necessary. We estimate you will need to allocate approximately 10-12 hours each week for BTI.  

Typically, Year 1 and 2 classes include about 30-40 hours of work. This is distributed between teaching, reading, and writing or other assignments. In year 3 you will register for 4 -three-credit Graduate level Seminary classes, each of which includes about 120 hours of work (split between instruction, reading, assignments, etc.)  

Each class is challenging, but very doable! Many of our current students are effectively balancing their careers and families with the demands of the course. 

WHAT IS A SERVICE PRACTICUM?

The primary objective of the service practicum at BTI is to help you develop a willingness to serve others, and your church, and a commitment to a lifetime of bringing glory to God through service, regardless of vocational calling. Ministering to others in the name of Jesus will help you reach a higher level of maturity and responsibility. Service Practicum will help you:  

▪ Serve others with the love of Jesus 

 ▪ Develop leadership skills and compassion for others.  

▪ Develop your unique ministry gifting.  

▪ Grow in a greater ability to compassionately relate to your fellow human beings in a variety of situations.  

▪ Experience a variety of situations in which you can integrate classroom learning with real-life ministry experience.  

Placements should be meaningful, challenging, and rewarding. With the help of a Practicum Supervisor a student will prayerfully decide where the Lord might have them serve for this season of BTI. 

Wherever you choose to serve in your service practicum, your responsibilities include:  

▪ Consistency (2-4 hours per week)   

▪ Being supervised 

▪ A posture of learning

▪ A humble servant attitude

CAN I MISS A WEEK?

Regular attendance and engaged participation on the part of all students are vital to the process of learning in community. Students have the opportunity to participate in course conversations in ways that mutually encourage and edify classmates.  If a student misses more than three classes per year without justifiable reasons, there will be a penalty. 

CAN I TAKE THIS PROGRAM ONLINE ONLY?

Beulah Training Institute offers a unique advantage by immersing students in the vibrant culture of Beulah Alliance Church. Since such a high value is placed on culture, BTI is not offered online.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

We are so excited about your interest in this program and look forward to seeing God’s work accomplished in, through, and with His people. To apply for this program, complete and submit the application form. Your application will be received and reviewed by our faculty. A BTI representative will contact you for an admission interview.

Questions? Email Us