• B101 Grasping God’s Word3
    This course examines God’s revelation of himself in the Bible with application to how we live faithfully in today’s world. It includes a study of the formation of the Bible and teaches a method for independent Bible study, including an emphasis on grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture.
  • B111 Old Testament Literature3
    This course surveys the books of the Hebrew Bible with particular attention paid to the history of the Israelite nation within the context of the Ancient Near East.
  • B122 Life and Teachings of Jesus3
    The life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth will be explored according to the material presented in the synoptic gospels. Particular attention will be given to the historical, political, and cultural background of 1st century Palestine.
  • G101 Communications Theory3
    This course explores what communication actually is and how to ensure the message that is sent is what is actually perceived and understood, via both verbal and nonverbal communication. Students will develop and deliver oral presentations.
  • P100 Field Experience2
  • P101 Spiritual Formation2


The Rock - Certificate of Christian Foundations

1 Year / 30 Credit Hours
2.00 G.P.A. Minimum


This program is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge, attitudes, and practices for living faithfully and creatively with God in the world. The Certificate serves as the first year of all other ABC programs.


Students in the C.C.F. program will:

  1. Gain a formative knowledge of scripture and its context.
  2. Demonstrate a growing competency in interpreting and communicating the biblical message.
  3. To develop personal rhythms of prayer, study and service.
  4. Experience Christ-centred community through meaningful participation in a local church and at ABC.
  5. Develop interpretive thinking skills about how the gospel impacts issues in contemporary culture and consider practical ways to engage culture biblically.
  6. Develop confidence that they have unique contributions to make as co-laborers with God in his redemptive story.
  7. Acquire a foundation for further study, including information literacy.

All incoming students will attend a two-day orientation prior to the semester in order to introduce them to college life and the city of Calgary.