Al Thiessen



Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries

Diploma Okanagan Bible College, 1976
B.R.E. Providence College, 1978
M.Div. Providence Theological Seminary, 1981
D.Min. Providence Theological Seminary, 2002

Applied Focus Practicum Handbook 2015






Teaching Fields

Christian Ministries
Pastoral Ministry


Professional Experience

Present: Providence Theological Seminary, Faculty
2007 - Present: Journey Church (EFCC), Church planting Pastor
2001 - 2007: Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, Sr. Pastor
1997 - 2001: Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church, Pastor of Congregational Care
1992 - 1997: Taber Evangelical Free Church, Sr. Pastor
1985 - 1992: West Edmonton Evangelical Free Church, Church planting Pastor
1979 - 1985: Lorette Evangelical Free Church, Church planting Pastor


Personal Interests

Cycling, hiking, golf, endless renovations


Course Information


Doctor of Ministry Handbook 2016


Course Syllabi

IN5102 Theology and Practice

PS 7514-1 Practicum 4 Fall 2016 (all practicum 2 3and 4 students)

PS7511- Practicum 1 -Fall 2016

DS8101 DMin Personal Development & Orientation August 2016 (Some Pre-Course Work Required) 

DS8103 Pastoral Care DS8112 May 2016

IN5102 Theology and Practice of Christian Spirituality and Formation Winter 2016

PS7511 Practicum 1  Winter 2016

PS7513 Practicum 3 Winter 2016


January Intersession Course - PS6101 Pastoral Theology  January 2016 (Some Pre-Course Work Required)

PS7511 Practicum 1 Fall 2015

PS7513-1 Practicum 3 Fall 2015

IN5102 Theology and Practice of Christian Spirituality and Formation

PS7511 Applied Focus Practicum 1: Personal Ministry Formation

PS7512 Applied Focus Practicum 2: Stewardship of Congregational Life

EM5113 Church Planting and Growth (Instructor: Charles Worley)

PS5102 Homiletics 1

CP5214 Congregational Care and Counselling

PS5103 Homiletics II

PS5502 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

PS6101 Pastoral Theology

PS6501 Clinical Pastoral Experience

Applied Focus Practicum Handbook

Student Forms (Appendix 1)

Student Forms (Appendix 2)

Student Forms (Appendix 3)

Student Forms (Appendix 4)


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