Nipawin Bible College is offering three 1-week module courses that are open for anyone to take part in. Whether you choose to take them for credit or audit them, you will find these courses informative and encouraging.
[accordion-item title=”CM354 – Conflict Resolution – Wes Fehr – 2 credits”]This course provides students with a basic knowledge of conflict theory, as well as a beginning understanding of conflict resolution skills. Students will also be equipped with a framework of bringing Biblical counsel and resolution to conflict situations at home, work, and the church.[gap height=”120″][/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”GE 251 – Youth Ministry – Phil Houston – 2 credits”]This course discusses the formulation of a Biblical basis for youth ministry in the church. Emphasis will be placed upon youth program planning, and ministering to youth inside and outside of the church.
“I was also born into a pastor’s home, and all the ups, downs and sideways patterns that that entails! I swore to myself never to become a pastor, but the Lord laughed and said – then that’s what I’ll make you! Now I am starting my 12th year of pastoral ministry and fully acknowledge that the Lord has placed me exactly where He wants me and in a place that I love. Ministering in a small town has been a dream since I’ve come, and while it is hard work, my wife Jessica and I are loving it here! We have three children Maggie, Evelyn and Henry, whom we love dearly, and have been married for 8 years as of 2014. Jessica stays with our children at home and is working on her certificate of Interior Design.” Phil is the youth pastor at Park Avenue Bible Church in Melfort, SK and has many years of practical experience as well as training from Briercrest Bible College. [/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”Social Justice and the Local Church – Barry Slauenwhite – 3 credits”]Jesus proclaimed good news to the poor, release for captives, freedom for the oppressed. His final commandment to his disciples was to go into the entire world and proclaim this good news. This class aims to enhance the student’s understanding of, and commitment to, the work of the church in responding to the Biblical mandate to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with their God,” both locally and globally. Students will be encouraged to develop a program of social justice appropriate for ministry practice. This will give students an overview of various contexts of social justice and critically evaluate contemporary models and strategies for social action.
Serving with Compassion Canada since 1983, Barry Slauenwhite (DD) is a leading voice in the Canadian Christian community. In addition to his duties at Compassion, Barry serves as the Chief Governance Officer of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and the Servant Ministry Network of London, as a board member for the Christian Churches Network of London and as a board member and co-founder for the International Alliance for Missions.
During Barry’s 30 years in leadership with Compassion Canada—20 as President and CEO—Compassion has become the leading international child development ministry. During his time as President, Compassion experienced a tenfold growth in revenue and in child sponsorship while maintaining its unique ministry focus of being Christ centered, child focused and church based.
As a pastor and ministry leader, Barry strives to promote holistic child development through the local church as one of the most effective kingdom building strategies available to the Christian world. His advocacy for the poor has brought him to more than 30 countries worldwide where he’s witnessed extreme poverty firsthand—and had the joy of seeing lives transformed through Compassion’s ministry.
Barry and his wife, Sharon, live in London, Ontario, and have two adult daughters and two grandchildren. You can find out more information about Compassion Canada and its ministries here.[/accordion-item]
The registration deadline is two weeks prior to the course (March 2).
Fees: $275/credit or $138/credit to audit.
If you are interested in taking any of these classes or would like more information, call Lindsay Anderson (Academic Dean) at 888-862-5095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.