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Thank you for exploring the option of beginning your graduate studies to become better educated, equipped and enriched to serve in the church and marketplace.

Learning is a necessary and vital part of our life journey. Yet learning doesn't just happen accidentally; we need to plan for it and then execute those plans in order to learn. Summit's School of Graduate Studies exists to give this opportunity to execute your learning plans. We welcome students who are preparing themselves to Christian service and those who are already in Christian ministry. We also welcome those students who need these studies in order to fulfil educational requirements for credentialing with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

Our study program is designed to be flexible and affordable. It is focused on, but is not limited to, theological and biblical perspectives within the modern Pentecostal movement. Awareness of the larger scholarly tradition and accepted standards of professional competence are combined with a practical emphasis on training articulate, godly servant leaders. The program offers spiritual and intellectual reflection in a mentoring environment.

Being strongly committed to the future development of our curriculum, we currently offer courses from five core areas related to Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada credentials. These areas of study are Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Pentecostal Theology/Distinctives, Pentecostal History, and Pastoral Theology. Completion of these five courses will lead a student to receive a Graduate Certificate in Studies in Pentecostal Theology from Summit Pacific College. These credits are re-proved to be transferable to certain graduate level degree programs offered in Southeastern University (FL), ACTS Seminaries (BC), and Regent College (BC).

I invite you to read more and discover which modules are offered and when (see "Academic Calendar"). You can email me at or call me 604-851-7217 or the Registrar, Dr. Melody Deeley 604-851-7225. You may also use our toll free number 1-800-976-8388. We are happy to give you more information and assist you in your educational questions. I welcome you to join others who have started this journey of learning.

In His service,

Dr. Riku P. Tuppurainen

Dr. Riku P. Tuppurainen

Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Riku P. Tuppurainen
"Lifelong learning for the longer than life kingdom."

My time in the Summit School of Graduate Studies has been a remarkably rewarding experience across a wide spectrum of areas. Personally, I gained a fuller understanding of my faith which was stretched and enriched. Every course was deeply applicable to daily life, and I always left feeling challenged and encouraged. Academically, the quality of scholarship ensured strong, thought-provoking dialogue and study. World-renowned faculty in a small classroom setting was a unique experience and incredibly beneficial to my learning. On a vocational level, I feel more qualified and prepared for further ministry roles within the Pentecostal movement. Consisting of more than just academic exercises, each course has practical and tangible applications for real-world ministry. Under the guidance of prominent contemporary leaders, the Graduate Studies Program is an incredible asset for those serving or pursuing a future in the Pentecostal church.
Josh Reynolds

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