Who We Are
Horizon is a unique Christian leadership college that offers a unique Christian leadership solution.
—– Did you know that 25% of all Canadians will be senior citizens by 2031?
—– Did you know that the average age of evangelical Christian leaders is 56?
—– Did you know that two-thirds of all lead pastors in Canada are also their church’s only professional leader?
We are facing a shortage of Christian leaders and ministry doesn’t happen without leaders.
Horizon exists to advance God’s Kingdom by preparing competent Christian leaders for Spirit-empowered life and ministry.
Our vision is to set the industry standard for what we do: prepare competent Christian leaders.
We do this in four distinct ways:
1. We provide cutting-edge, competency-based programming.
Horizon students are required to demonstrate competence, not pass classes. Horizon is a pioneer in competency-based Christian leadership programming, graduating students ready for real-world Christian life and ministry.
2. We facilitate unprecedented multi-denominational training.
Horizon is uniquely a multi-denominational college. Unlike non-denominational or trans-denominational institutions that ignore denominational distinctives, Horizon preserves what’s special about different denominations by inviting partners to design their own programs to prepare their own students to serve in specific denominational contexts. It is beautifully collaborative, where much of our programming is common to all, but there is space for denominational distinctiveness.
3. We operate from a state-of-the-art leadership facility.
In December 2020 Horizon will move to a brand-new facility on Attridge Drive in Saskatoon. The move desirably situates Horizon between bustling urban amenities and a quiet residential neighbourhood in beautiful Saskatoon. The move also allows us to invest in the latest educational technology and to operate with a sustainable business model.
4. We establish strategically placed multi-site learning hubs.
For many students, relocating to Saskatoon is impossible. Our move and advances in technology will help us establish learning hubs at both urban and rural locations across the prairies, and beyond!
Our staff believes passionately in what we do and why we do it. As we aim to do it well, we embrace these four core values:
How We’re Governed
Horizon’s Board of Governors is comprised of members appointed by the board itself and of members appointed by the PAOC SK and MB/NWO District executives.
Board of Governors
Kennedy, Derek (Chair)
Martini, Jeromey (President)
Pullar, Collin (Vice-chair)
“Horizon has been a brilliant experience for me. I’ve been able to continue my work [overseas] because of the ease of doing online studies.”
“I feel equipped to continue life and ministry. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I didn’t come to Horizon.”
“The theological training I received at Horizon has enabled me to teach people the Word of God.”
“As someone who’s passionate about ministry and hopeful for the church’s future in Canada, it’s exciting to see Horizon equipping men and women with the competencies to lead in a rapidly evolving faith culture.”