June 3-7, 2019
2019 marks NBC’s 30th Annual Encore Retreat - a retreat designed for those who are age 55+. 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.
Keynote Speaker: David Olson
This year's speaker is Dr. David Olson. He is serving at the Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church in Waldheim Saskatchewan as Associate pastor of care, discipleship and counseling. Prior to this ministry, he taught at Prairie Bible College in the departments of Pastoral Ministry and New Testament studies for 11 years. He has also pastored churches in Alberta, Minnesota, North Dakota and Oregon. Other ministries include teaching in conferences in Europe and Canada as well as doing transitional pastoral ministries.
David and Karen have been married for 50 years and have four adult children. Tony is married to Melody and serve at Black Forest Academy in Germany. Kristy is married to Paul and live in Drumheller, Alberta. Kathy is married to Jason and live in Edmonton, Alberta. Kari is married to Mike and live in Mooresville, North Carolina. They have 8 grandchildren.
The theme for this year’s keynote sessions:
Being People of Faith: Legacy Investments that Matter
We will focus on 2 Corinthians 8:7: “But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” (NIV)
Dr. Peter Barber - “A MORNING IN THE CLASSROOM”
He is pleased to be leading two morning sessions for you at this year’s Encore Retreat.
Click here to read Peter's NBC bio.
An evening of music and testimonies with the ‘72-73 NBI Men’s Quartet :
Dennis Kroeker, Ed Funk, Gord Sawatzky, & Lloyd Peters
The Bridge of Blood
Carl & Brenda Ens from Aylsham, SK will present the story of 5 young men who went to Ecuador in the 1950’s to serve as missionaries.
This year there will be opportunity to choose from one of three workshops on Wednesday morning:
Running the Race Well: Leaving a spiritual foundation for the generations to come with Larry Rempel
Charitable Gifting As a Part of Your Estate Plan with Kent Little
Walking Alongside a Spouse with Dementia with Bob Wahl
You can sign up for one of these sessions when you arrive at the retreat.
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.
Our campus is just 10 minutes from superb walleye fishing and an excellent 18-hole golf course.
Registration & Schedule
Monday, June 3
3:30 - 5:00 pm in the NBC Bookstore (upper level of the Art Linsey Education Centre)
General Daily Schedule
8:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - Chapel
11:00 - Crafts & Games
12:30 - Lunch
2:00 - Special Feature
5:30 - Supper
7:00 - Evening Chapel & Special Features
Friday, June 7
12:15 - Lunch
1:00 - Goodbyes and depart
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.
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.
There are two ways to register - on-line or mail in your registration form
Click the button below to go to the on-line registration.
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
You can now pay by e-transfer. Use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org to transfer the fees. Please make sure to indicate who you are paying for and that it is for Encore 2019 fees.
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.