2017 marks NBC’s 28th Annual Encore Retreat. Each year our retreat brings with it the anticipation of renewing acquaintances and making new friends. These retreats are designed so that personal refreshment and spiritual renewal are blended with learning and fellowship in a very relaxed atmosphere.

Bible Teaching

Keynote Speaker: Ken Bachiu

Len and Iona have been married for 45 years. They have three sons and one daughter as well as three granddaughters and two grandsons. Len worked for two insurance companies for 13 years before sensing God’s call to pastoral ministry. He graduated from the Canadian Bible College before accepting his first pastoral assignment in Fort Saskatchewan Alberta. In all he pastored 20 years before taking a job as District Director for Saskatchewan with the Canadian Bible Society. After spending 13 years with the society he retired and has spent the last three years as half time pastor to seniors at Cornerstone Church in Saskatoon.

12 Keys to Spiritual Vitality: Living Youthfully

Our ages are simply the number of times we have traveled around the sun. Last October, I celebrated my 70th such journey. We cannot allow our age to define who we are. At Encore this year we will talk about attitudes and habits that can allow us to live youthfully no matter how many times we have orbited the sun.


Joel has been an instructor with NBC for 3 years. Joel teaches in the areas of Biblical and General Studies, while his research focus is on historical theology.

Joel will be leading two “Morning in the Classroom” segments, focusing on the parables of Jesus in the gospel of Luke.

Click here to read Joel’s NBC bio.


Throughout the week our retreaters will have an opportunity to minister to one another in music. Please come prepared to participate with both instruments and voices.

Concert – “The Rocks Cry Out”

This year’s concert time will feature local Nipawin musicians from Nipawin Bible College and churches in the area. Retreaters will be able to sit back and enjoy a musical variety night. If you have a musical number to share, please indicate that with your registration form and we will contact you for more details.

Campus Activities
For those interested in handcrafts, we will offer two workshops.

Horseshoe pits, crokinole boards, board games, and bocce balls will be available for those interested in some friendly competition. Feel free to bring your own equipment or games to add to the fun.

Special Features
There will be an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing houseboat cruise on the scenic Saskatchewan River. Take in a game of mini-golf at the beautiful Regional Park.

Optional Activities
Our campus is just 10 minutes from superb walleye fishing and an excellent 18-hole golf course.

Schedule & Accommodations


Monday, June 6
3:30 – 5:00 pm in the NBC Bookstore (upper level of the Art Linsey Education Centre)

General Daily ScheduleActivities1

8:30 – Breakfast
9:30 – Chapel
11:00 – Crafts & Games
12:30 – Lunch
2:30 – Special Feature
5:30 – Supper
7:00 – Evening Chapel & Special Features



Rooms are available in our student dorms for any guests needing accommodations.  There are two single beds in each room.  Guests can relax and visit with each other in the central lounge located in each dorm.  You will need to bring your own bedding and towels.

RV Spots

If you choose to stay in your RV for the week, there are electrical hook ups available for you.

Please indicate on your registration what type of accommodations will require. 



Standard Plan

Includes accommodations and all meals from Monday supper to Friday lunch.

Couples $340    •    Singles $200

Day Plan

Retreat sessions and activities, refreshment breaks, meals. Does not include accommodation.

Whole Week – $150/person    •    One Day – $75/person


Register online!




Make cheques payable to “Nipawin Bible College”.

Please write “Encore” in the memo section. You can mail the cheques to:

Nipawin Bible College Box 1986 Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0

Phone in your Credit Card #

If you prefer to call the College to make payment by credit card over the phone, you can do this. Simply call 306.862.5095, tell our receptionist that you are paying by credit card for your Encore registration and give them the name(s) and phone number(s) of those you are paying for.

Pay by PayPal

You can pay by on-line with your PayPal account.

Click here if you are paying for the standard individual fee ($200)

Click here if you are paying the standard couple fee ($340)

Click here if you are paying the day plan for the whole week ($150)

Contact Information

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the college.  Talk to Melisa or Amanda.

(306) 862-5095

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