Arrow Leadership Ministries

Arrow Leadership Ministries is an international ministry devoted to helping leaders grow from the inside out through a journey of intentional leadership development. ADC partners with Arrow by welcoming Arrow graduates (who meet the normally expected admission criteria) as transfer students into the Doctor of Ministry program thus reducing the number of courses required for graduation.

Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC)

ADC utilizes the resources of CASC in the training and preparation of chaplains.

Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM)

ADC partners with CBM through the utilization of some CBM staff as adjunct instructors, sharing staff members in overseas settings, sharing in the Praxis short-term mission program for students, and in a variety of other ways. 

CHRISTIAN Higher Education Canada (CHEC)

ADC is a member of CHEC.

Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches (CABC)

As the official seminary of the CABC, ADC cooperates with the Convention in a various ways including the sharing of some staff, partnering in events and training for youth, youth leaders and others, and in resourcing the churches of the Convention. 

Evangelical fellowship of Canada (EFC)

ADC is an affiliate of EFC.

Perspectives Canada

ADC and Perspectives Canada cooperate in offering joint courses in missions in Halifax and other locations. 

Willow Creek Association

ADC and the WCA cooperate in offering a leadership course built around the annual Leadership Summit in Moncton and Halifax.


Acadia Divinity College has developed a number of relationships with other theological schools. These links have been formed with four theological colleges:

  • One in Québec, Canada;
  • Two in Nigeria; and,
  • One in Hong Kong.

These institutions have been approved by the Senate of Acadia University after academic review. In this way, Acadia Divinity College supports the training of Christian leaders in other linguistic and cultural settings. While these degrees are not approved by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), they carry the accreditation of Acadia University who awards the degrees.

The schools with which we are closely linked include:

Faculté de Théologie Évangélique: Montréal, Québec

The Baccalauréat en Théologie (B.Th.) degree from the Faculté has been awarded by Acadia University from its inception in 1980. In 1994, the Acadia University Senate approved the introduction of a Maîtrise en Théologie (M.Th.) degree. Subsequently, Acadia University has awarded the Maîtrise ès Arts (M.A.) Théologie degree and the Maîtrise en Divinité (M.Div.) degree. The Faculté de Théologie Évangélique is located in Montréal, Québec. The Dean of the School is Dr. Amar Djaballah.

Christ International Divinity College (CINDICO): Nigeria

In 1990, following an extended period of consultation and academic review, the Acadia University Senate agreed, on the recommendation of Acadia Divinity College, acting as the University’s Faculty of Theology, to affiliate the College, which is located in Erinmo Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria. Acadia University awards Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) and Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.) degrees to graduates of the College. The College is accountable to the University through the Dean of Theology, and is supported strongly by leading members of the Departments of Religious Studies in neighboring Nigerian universities. In 1994, the College’s affiliation was renewed.

Universal Gospel Divinity College (UNIDICO): Nigeria

In 1994, following careful review by the Divinity College and University Senates, a second Nigerian College was affiliated with Acadia. UNIDICO is located at Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, and is strongly supported by members of the Department of Religious Studies in neighbouring universities. It was founded by the first Provost of CINDICO, Dr. Michael Odelami, himself a graduate of Acadia University, and graduated its first class of Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) and Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.) students in 1994.

Bethel Bible Seminary: Hong Kong

This seminary, begun in Beijing, and for many years located in Hong Kong, has a strong reputation for its bachelor’s degrees in Theology and its program of Clinical Pastoral Education, with Dr. Fai Luk as its President. After careful review, the Seminary was affiliated in 1997, through Acadia Divinity College, to Acadia University for the award of Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, and Master of Theological Studies degrees.