B1002 Bible Overview
This course provides an introduction to the 66 books of the Bible with a focus on the major themes, basic content, and contribution of each book to the whole of Scripture.
B1033 Introduction to the Gospels
This course covers the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) with an emphasis on their major events and themes. The historical account of Luke will be followed as the basis for studying the major events of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection.
This course focuses on the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis to Deuteronomy). It traces Old Testament history and theology from creation to Israel’s preparation to enter the land.
Hermeneutics is the science and art of interpretation. This course seeks to help the student to learn how to understand and interpret the Bible through observation, interpretation, correlation and application to Christian life.
B1143 Acts and Galatians
Through an examination of the history and theology of both Acts and Galatians, this course focuses on the birth, development and global impact of the Christian church under the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
B2003 The Gospel and Letters of John
The Gospel and letters of John are explored with a focus on the deity of Christ and the signs and discourses that support that key theme, as well as instruction related to the Christian life.
B2023 Historical Books I
This course deals with the history of Israel from the time of its entrance into the land through to the Babylonian Captivity. It will cover the books of Joshua through 2 Kings.
The epistle to the Romans is studied in detail. The student is encouraged to master the teaching regarding justification and sanctification, Paul’s explanation of the relation of this age to God’s program for Israel, and his practical instruction for daily Christian living.
B2063 Corinthian Letters
These letters of Paul are examined with consideration of the great doctrines of the faith and the practical issues of life in the Body of Christ.
B2132 Major Prophets I
This course is part one of a study on the Major Prophets (Isaiah through Ezekiel). It focuses on Isaiah, with an introduction to the prophetic office, the historical setting, message and theological importance of the book.
B2142 Major Prophets II
This course continues the examination of the Major Prophets of Jeremiah, Lamentations and Ezekiel. Again the history, theology, message and purpose of each of these books will be examined.
B3003 Daniel and Revelation
Detailed consideration is given to the books of Daniel and Revelation with an emphasis on major themes and divisions, as well as the methods of interpretation and the theological implications of these books.
B3012 The Prison Letters
A study of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon is undertaken in light of each book’s historical
setting, theological foundations and instruction in practical Christian living.
B3022 Historical Books II
This course examines the historical books 1 Chronicles through Esther, with a focus on the captivity of the nation of Israel and Israel’s return to the land.
B3033 Minor Prophets
This study examines the 12 Old Testament books known as the Minor Prophets. It examines the nature, history, theology and purpose of each of the biblical books from Hosea through Malachi.
The Epistle of Hebrews is studied in detail examining the superiority of Christ over the Old Testament system.
B3053 OT Poetry & Wisdom Literature
This course concerns itself with an analysis of the background, content, and theological considerations of the Old Testament books of Job through Song of Solomon.
B3062 Thessalonians & Pastorals
A study of 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy and Titus is undertaken in light of each book’s historical setting, theological foundations and instruction in practical Christian living.
T1003 Theology I
This course introduces the subject of theology and examines the biblical teaching of the authority, nature, inspiration and canonicity of Scripture as well as the doctrine of Theology Proper, Angelology and an introduction to Anthropology.
T1013 Theology II
This course is a continuation of Theology I. Its focus is on the doctrine of Christ, the Holy Spirit’s work and ministry, as well as an overview of creation, sin, salvation, end times, and the church.
T1042 Contemporary Issues in Theology *
This course studies selected theological issues that have impacted or are significantly impacting Christian thought and influencing the church and the larger community. The central content will vary annually.
T1082 Cults *
The history, theology, and characteristics of the major cults are studied with a view to developing a biblical evaluation and response to their teaching and influence.
T1092 World Religions *
This course examines the nature of religion as well as the theological and cultural distinctives of the major religions of the world.
T2013 Church History I
This course covers church history from the first century through to the end of the Medieval period and into the
early beginnings of the Reformation period.
T2022 Theology III
This course is an in-depth treatment of the doctrines of Cosmogony (the doctrine of Creation and Providence
of God) and Anthropology (the study of the nature of Humanity).
T2032 Theology IV
This course focuses on the doctrines of Hamartiology (the nature, spread and effects of sin) and Soteriology
(the doctrine of salvation).
T3013 Church History II
This course covers the Reformation period through the Enlightenment to the present day with a focus on significant leaders, philosophers, theologians, and theological ideas.
T3022 Theology V (Eschatology) *
Eschatology is the study of “last things.” This course deals with the nature of end times prophecy, the second coming, judgements, the millennium and the state of the dead.
T3032 Theology VI (Ecclesiology) *
The focus of this course is on Ecclesiology, the doctrine of the Church, its nature, functions, structure and purpose. The course will also examine contemporary theological issues and systems impacting theology today (eg. Neo-Liberalism, Post-modernism, Process Theology, Open Theism).
T3052 Christian Ethics
This course provides a biblical framework (focused on the book of James) for approaching ethical issues in the 21st century.
This course examines the truth of the Gospel claims with the goal of responding to contemporary, secular questions of faith, truth and absolutism. 2 Peter and Jude are foundational texts to this class.
T3071 & T3072 Independent Study *
Upon the initiative of the student, Registrar, or instructor and with the approval of the Dean of Education, a selected topic and independent course is studied under the direction of a faculty member to fulfill a need in the student’s schedule or program.
FINE ARTS COURSES
F1001 Chapel Praise Team *
Students with musical or technical (sound and A/V) abilities are encouraged to lead in chapel worship. The Chapel music coordinator will place them on teams and provide guidance, but the team will select and lead music in chapels.
F1041 Applied Musical Instrument *
Instruction is available in piano (up to Grade 10 (RCM)) and guitar; other instruments may be offered, depending on instructor availability.
F2001 Chapel Praise Team *
This course will use worship to increase our understanding of our role in worshipping God both corporately and individually. The student will be involved in basic leadership and planning of worship. In addition to worship practices and performances, ten hours of reading and homework will be required.
F2082 Drama Essentials *
Drama involves a variety of tools. In this class we explore storytelling, mime, monologue, street theatre, improv, and script writing.
F3001 Chapel Praise Team *
This course builds on prior chapel praise team involvement and the student will be expected to be able to lead a praise team on a regular rotation. This involves coordinating worship music, practice times, A/V considerations and regular performance. In addition to practices and performances, an extra twenty hours of reading and homework will be required.
M1002 Essentials of Discipleship
At the heart of following Jesus is the gospel. This course will allow the student to to develop a fuller understanding of the work of the cross and the lifelong effects of the gospel. Included in this course will be an emphasis on living out the effects of the gospel in the marketplace.
M1011 Written Communication
The focus of this course is to help students understand how to write essays and research papers at a college level. The course will cover the processes of doing research and of writing a well-organized and logical paper that applies the essay writing requirements of the college.
M1023 Oral Communication
This course provides an introduction to public speaking which will help the student with basic principles of design, development and delivery of various kinds of oral presentations. Students are given opportunity to practice giving their testimony, a devotional and a brief sermon to the assembled class.
M1042 Ministry to Children*
This course discusses the needs and characteristics of children with an emphasis on the preparation and presentation of effective biblical messages for the purpose of instruction and evangelism.
M1062 Introduction to Missions*
This course examines the common but critical issues facing missions and missionaries. These issues may include the affluence of the western church, short-term missions teams, and the challenges of contemporary cross-cultural evangelism.
M 2712 Homiletics*
This course provides principles for and practice in the preparation, structuring, and delivery of expository sermons.
M1082 Fundamentals of Camp Leadership*
In this practical study, attention is given to the development of a philosophy of ministry for evangelism and learning skills for programming, staffing, and directing a camp ministry.
M2002 Pastoral Ministry I *
Pastoral Ministry I will provide an introduction to the theology, theory and practice of pastoral ministry in the local church. It will also provide practical instruction in the “how to’s” of pastoral ministry (like baptism, communion, weddings, funerals, conducting board meetings, sermon planning, and scheduling).
M2032 Essentials of Servant Leadership*
This course investigates the essentials needed to be a Christian person in leadership. Areas of focus
include the character, motivation, art, and competencies for leadership.
M2142 Women and Ministry*
This course is specifically designed to explain the theology and practice of women in vocational and
non-vocational ministry. This will focus on complementarian ministry and provide practical “how to”
instruction specifically for ladies (on the mission field, in the local church, para-church organizations
and in the workplace).
M2062 Principles of Teaching
The fundamental elements of Christian education are presented with specific attention given to principles required for effective teaching. 1 Peter is the base text for this class.
M 2712 Homiletics*
This course provides principles for and practice in the preparation, structuring, and delivery of
M3002 Pastoral Ministry II*
This course is a continuation of Pastoral Ministry I. It will continue to deal with many of the “how to’s” of pastoral ministry (vision casting, governance, budgeting, conflict) but also contemporary issues facing today’s pastors (administration, self-leadership, team leadership and development).
Prerequisite: M2002 Pastoral Ministry I.
S1001 Physical Education and Outdoor Recreation *
This program provides students with an opportunity for regular physical exercise in a wide range of traditional sports (soccer, volleyball, handball, basketball, frisbee football). There is also opportunity to explore various outdoor activities for recreation based on weather and availability (hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, skiing, mountain biking, archery, riflery).
S1011 Local Sports Team Involvement *
This program provides students with an opportunity to be involved on local community sports teams. This is made possible through partnership with local sports leagues. There are a variety of possible sports options such as indoor soccer, volleyball, and hockey. Students will practice and play regularly throughout the different sports seasons.
S1122 Outdoor Edge ‘A’*
This course will demonstrate how the Bible and the outdoors interact with each other through classroom participation and skill development. It will seek to provide a theology of environmental stewardship as well as provide practical training in various outdoor pursuits (mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, hiking, and canoeing).
S1122 Outdoor Edge ‘B’*
Outdoor Edge B is an extension of Outdoor Edge A. It will focus on outdoor survival as well as involvement in winter sports such as snow-boarding, downhill skiing, and snow-shoeing.
S1122 Outdoor Edge – The Gospel and Outdoor Rec. *
This course will focus on teaching various tools for evangelism with an emphasis on using your gifts and abilities to reach the lost. Using a platform of skiing/snowboarding, the student will spend two
days on the hill putting into practice the skills that were taught in class.
S1132 Outdoor Edge – First Aid & CPR Level C *
This course will address a variety of topics including cardiovascular, head and spine, and breathing emergencies. The CPR C component will cover the skills needed to respond to choking adults and children.
S2112 Outdoor Edge – Practical*
This course will focus on teaching event planning and organization using a multiday hike as the event. At the end of the course the students will see their hard work come to fruition as they will have an opportunity to participate in a multiday hike in the beautiful mountains of British Columbia.
S2122 Outdoor Edge – Leadership & Group Events*
This course will equip students to lead adventure trips. Special attention will be given to the importance of a servant’s heart. Hands-on experience will be received through a multi-day camping and hiking trip with a group of students.