What is Modular Education?
Our seminary offers a unique modular format of education that attracts students from all around the world. Although some courses are offered in a traditional semester format (such as Greek and Hebrew), most of our seminary classes concentrate the classroom component into one-week, all-day classes. In modular classes, students often are expected to complete both pre- and post-course assignments.
We invite you to consider these advantages of modular style education:
- our part-time students can stay employed in their various job/ministry positions and still attend our classes as their work schedules allow.
- full-time students can study according to a flexible schedule that fosters more time for family and/or part-time employment.
- the intense one-week courses enable increased immersion in a focused subject.
- our unique community of on-campus and visiting part-time students creates a rich environment by adding perspectives from current research, ministry, and marketplace contexts to our dialogue (both in and out of the classroom).
- the one-week schedule allows Briercrest to offer a greater number of adjunct and visiting faculty specialists.
What is student life like?
Seminary life is facilitated by the Seminary Student Life Team - a small group of leaders from our students, faculty, and staff who are devoted to fostering a community of discipleship and service to Jesus Christ. Our diverse community gives opportunities for not only our students to gather, but their families as well.
As a student of our seminary, you might find yourself:
- relaxing in our comfortable and spacious library while working on assigned course reading.
- discussing new ideas over lunch or a cup of coffee in our new seminary lounge - the "Bean Sprout."
- participating in the weekly seminary chapel and soup and bun lunch on Thursdays.
- keeping in touch with friends and family using our free wireless network anywhere in the academic building and student residences.
- enjoying an evening of games with another family.
- playing sports on one of our intramural teams.
- taking in one of the many Christian conferences or events on campus.
What kind of accommodations are offered when I come for a modular class?
Students coming to our campus for a modular course may stay in a Student Residence Room (as available). Generally, seminary students will be placed in their own, private rooms. Typically, this will also include a private bath, and a very low-occupancy hall to ensure a quiet environment conducive to sleep and study. Both room and board and room-only options are available.
The Pilgrim Inn
The 42-room inn is only a short walk from the seminary building. A discount rate is available for seminary students who are taking a course. The comfortable setting is ideal for individual and group study. Take advantage of the in-room coffee, continental breakfast, fireplace, and the quiet surroundings. For reservations, please call 1.877.355.5002.
These apartments provide comfortable and quiet rooms for our single seminary students who choose to move to Caronport. This residence has plenty of space and privacy, allowing for an adequate study location during your stay at Briercrest. Additional student residences are available as the need arises.
Where can I eat while I'm studying?
Dining Hall: Three meal options are provided each day from Sunday to Friday. Fresh soup and salad bar are available at noon and supper meals. A deli bar is also available for noon meals on weekdays. Saturday features only lunch and supper.
Crossroads Café: Located directly beside the seminary wing, the Crossroads Café provides a casual setting for students to relax and unwind, or discuss new ideas over a cup of coffee.
Subway™: You can "eat fresh" in Caronport. Our Subway offers wraps, soup, and subs.
The Pilgrim Centre: Treat yourself to a coffee, latte, or smoothie as well as a wide selection of desserts in our coffee house/student centre.