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2016 marks NBC’s 27th 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.

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Jim & Carolyn HoustonKeynote Speaker: Jim Houston

Pastor Jim Houston is presently serving as Lead Pastor (Interim) at Abbeydale Christian Fellowship (EMC), Calgary AB where he has ministered since November 2014.  His specific areas of ministry are preaching and teaching, pastoral care, visitation, and mentoring.

Jim was the Canada West Superintendent for the Associated Gospel Churches (AGC) from 2002-2014, and has ministered in a variety of pastoral roles (since 1975) with the AGC, the Evangelical Missionary Church and the Baptist General Conference (all in Saskatchewan and Alberta).

Jim and Carolyn (nee Cochrane) were married in 1978, and live in NW Calgary. They have 3 adult sons (one of whom, Joel, is an instructor at NBC), 3 daughters-in-law, and 7 grandchildren. Jim enjoys reading, coffee and walks with Carolyn, helping with the garden and the grandchildren, and keeping the garage tidy. He has studied at Briercrest College (BRE; Pastoral Studies), the University of Regina (BA; Psychology), Regent College (DipCS) and Taylor Seminary (MTS).[/two_third_last]

Jude: Themes For “The Last Time”

The theme for this year’s keynote sessions: Jude: Themes For “The Last Time” A study of this brief letter will encourage followers of Jesus as, “in the last time”, we seek to glorify God by a lifestyle that aims to incarnate both Biblical faithfulness and humble godliness.

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David Smith
Since coming to NBC, David’s primary responsibility has been as an Instructor in Bible and Church History.

He is pleased to be leading two morning sessions for you at this year’s Encore Retreat.

Click here to read David’s NBC bio.

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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.

ConcertBruce Rawling

RawlingsBruce has been a musician and songwriter for 30 years, playing in many different touring bands within many different genres of music.  Bruce has also spent much time volunteering with youth through Young Life of Canada. Along with his wife, Bruce is co-founder of Tree Of Life-Hope Foundation. Bruce is a husband, father and grandpa. Next to his faith, family is the most important thing to Bruce. He is excited to be ministering at Encore this year.


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.

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

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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

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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.

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[one_half]Standard Plan

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

Couples $330    •    Singles $190

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

Whole Week – $140/person    •    One Day – $65/person[/one_half_last]

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Register online!

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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 ($190)

Click here if you are paying the standard couple fee ($330)

Click here if you are paying the day plan for the whole week ($140)

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

(306) 862-5095

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