North Shore School of Missions

North Shore School of Mission

Program Overview


A one-year ministry apprenticeship program in North Vancouver.


The deepest form of learning happens when you practice.

Columbia and the North Shore School of Mission are partnering to offer the fully-accredited School of Mission & Ministry undergrad program. In this program, you'll engage in a supervised twelve-month ministry apprenticeship within Hillside Church or another local church setting. You'll also complete an academic component, attending one day of lectures per week taught by qualified faculty at Hillside Church in North Vancouver, BC. You'll end your year with a one-month outreach project — either a short-term missions trip overseas, or serving at a local missions agency or Christian camp. 




Ministry Apprenticeship

Program Quick Facts 
  • Twelve-month program based at Hillside Church in North Vancouver, BC
  • Earn 26 credits at North Shore School of Mission, at a special reduced tuition rate of $75/credit.
  • Courses cover discipleship, biblical interpretation, local & global mission, practical ministry skills.
  • Get hands-on ministry experience within a North Shore church (10 or 20 hours/week).
  • Conclude your program with a one-month outreach experience.
  • Continue your studies at Columbia Bible College within a diploma or degree program of your choice.


More info @ the School of Mission Website  



Good to Know





The Student Handbook
As a School of Mission student, you'll also belong to the Columbia community. The Columbia Student Handbook has everything you need to know about how we live, learn, and follow Christ together.



Your 'My CBC' accounts gives you access to the Student Portal, where you'll find your grades, course schedule, statement of account, and more.

Fill In Your Enrollment Contract



E-Books & Journal Articles
Take advantage of Columbia's full-text journal articles and e-book database to help you tackle your papers and assignments. You'll receive info on how to access the library resources once you're a student.

Q & A


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North Shore School of Mission

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How to Apply



FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Click the 'Apply' button below. You'll need to create your username and password first.


CONTACT YOUR REFERENCE and send them this link: Your reference should be 25+ and a Christian non-family-member who's known you for at least one year.


SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS. Arrange for official high school and post-secondary transcripts to be sent to Columbia. If you're still in high school, please send a recent unofficial transcript.


PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE. Your $50 application fee can be made online or by cheque.


GO TO YOUR INTERVIEW. A representative from the North Shore School of Mission will contact you to arrange a conversation to make sure this program is the best fit for you.



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