Horizon has a variety of ministry-related modular courses to empower Christian leaders in their work of serving the Kingdom. Offered in the spring of 2023, these can be taken for credit OR can be audited for a more relaxed, informative format. Online options are available for those who can’t attend in person.

Consider sending your church’s ministry team members or lay people!

The Courses

Preaching & Public Speaking

Professional – P302
3 credits | Prerequisites: G209 & B119
PAOC credential requirement

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Syllabus
April 24 – 28, 2023

(Monday-Friday) 9:00am – 4:00pm
Seminary course. Pre-course reading and assignment required.

Effective public speaking in any forum is a combination of art and science. Instructed by Dr. Kadyschuk, this course will build foundational homiletical theory and practices into the life of a preacher and integrate that awareness with a growing ability to process and deliver the Word of God to people. The course also has relevance for students who may not be preachers but will use public speaking skills regularly in their life and work.

Course Delivery Options
  • On Campus

  • Video on Demand

  • Live-Stream

Ron Kadyschuk

Dr. Ron Kadyschuk

Preaching | Leadership

About Dr. Kadyschuk
Youth Ministry

Professional – P370
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Syllabus
May 8 – 12, 2023

(Monday-Friday) 9:00am – 4:00pm
College course. Pre-course reading and assignment required.

Instructed by Tim Thiessen, M.A., this course is designed for those who might lead a youth ministry and for those who see themselves volunteering in various student ministries. Students will develop their own biblically-based philosophy of youth ministry, various programming and counselling strategies, as well as a deeper understanding of today’s youth culture. Students will also learn how to build effective relationships with students, parents, and volunteer leaders.

Course Delivery Options
  • On Campus

  • Video on Demand

  • Live-Stream

Tim Thiessen, MA

Tim Thiessen, M.A.

Youth Ministry

About Mr. Thiessen
Theology of Worship

TS5108 / PS5108
3 credits

Syllabus
May 15 – 19, 2023

(Monday-Friday) 9:00am – 4:00pm
Seminary course available for upper-year college credit. Pre-course reading and assignment required.

Instructed by Dr. Dale Dirksen, this course will address the biblical, theoretical and practical components of worship in the church today. By the end of the course work, students will develop and refine a clear and substantive understanding of the theology and practice of biblical worship.

Course Delivery Options
  • On Campus

  • Live-Stream

Dr. Dale Dirksen

Worship Studies, Church History, Technology & Communication for Ministry, Coaching

About Dr. Dirksen

Some people see Christian worship as an event that happens on Sunday mornings. They say “let’s go to worship,” or “where do you attend worship?” Others see it as the musical part of the corporate gathering. They might say “the worship was really good today,” and mean the musical part of the gathering. Still others suggest that Christian worship is simply a lifestyle. These three approaches are all a part of biblical worship, but none are complete in themselves. During this course, we will gain an understanding of what the Bible teaches on worship. We will dig into Old and New Testament material on this subject. We will also look at how worship has changed and stayed the same over the past twenty centuries.

Indigenous Ministry

Professional – P293
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Syllabus
May 15 – 19, 2023

(Monday-Friday) 9:00am – 4:00pm
College course. Pre-course reading required.

Course Delivery Options
  • On Campus

  • Video on Demand

  • Live-Stream

James Jimmy Thunder

James Thunder, M.B.A.

Professor of Indigenous Ministry

About Mr. Thunder

Andrew Thunder, M.B.A.

Professor of Indigenous Ministry

About Mr. Thunder

Brothers James and Andrew Thunder will prepare you to minister to Indigenous Peoples. Leading well in this area of ministry means understanding that advancing God’s kingdom means advancing the voices of justice, healing, hope, and radical change that come through sharing the love of Jesus.

This course prepares students for success in ministry with Indigenous Peoples by contrasting recent and historical failed mission attempts with efforts that produced positive outcomes. Students examine various Indigenous ways of contextualizing the core tenets of Christian faith as well as the history leading up to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. Students also explore ways to act on these calls within the context of ministry.

How to Join

Although Horizon offers these classes for credit, any individual is welcome to apply to join as an auditor for the sake of personal and spiritual growth. Auditors do not submit assignments, but must complete the course readings in order to best participate in discussions. Auditors are encouraged to engage with staff and students and join in the class discussions.

If there is a limit on class size, priority will be given to students taking the course for credit and auditors will be placed on a waiting list. The option to participate online may not be available to auditors for some courses, and VOD is not available.

Auditors are not required to complete the the course work for academic credit and pay only a fraction of the course fees ($100.00 audit fee for the individual course; some reading may be required).

If you would like to audit, please email our Admissions department at info@horizon.edu to request the link to the application. Once we have received and approved your audit application you will be contacted to confirm your course registration.

Contact Keldy Regier in our admissions department (kregier@horizon.edu) for more information.

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