Working with youth and young kids is a huge privilege as well as an increasingly challenging task. Pastors and children's ministry leaders have a lot on their plates these days, and many feel ill-equipped to effectively address the needs of the young people they minister to, particularly in the area of mental health. Mental health challenges affect everyone, and young people are hardly exempt. According to Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: 70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence.1 Young people aged 15 to 24 are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance [...]
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If you're asking the question "Why would I pay for Christian higher education?", I get it. A few years ago I began a working relationship with Horizon College & Seminary, and as a result I have been challenged to examine why I (and many others I know) have seemingly felt a general indifference towards Christian post-secondary institutions. I haven't studied the subject, but it seems to me that personal and spiritual development– even within traditionally Christian families– is continually being lowered further and further down the list of "worthy investments". Sure, we all agree it's worth something. Just not our time [...]
The Canadian Mental Health Association is observing Mental Health Week in Saskatchewan. The subject of mental health is tough but timely, and likely one you've already heard much about or have direct experience with. With all the helpful and informative initiatives encouraging us to speak openly about our struggles and seek support, the reality is, there is still just so much struggle. And, unfortunately, it is not going away anytime soon. Luke Gordon, Associate Pastor of Next Gen Ministries & Elim Church Young Adults, shares that in a recent survey, 17% of the young adults in their church group indicated [...]
Get the code Refer a friend and get $250 off tuition EACH!* If you and your referred friend pursue a college program with Horizon, you are both eligible to receive $250 off your tuition costs. *This discount is available for Horizon college program participants only and the referral and voucher code must be disclosed at the time of application. Referrals only apply to students with no prior affiliation with Horizon. A $250 discount will be credited to each student upon completion of their first semester studies. This discount applies once per person, per referral. Don't wait! Check out our [...]
We make a lot of choices, some important, some not so serious. Still other choices will shape our stories in profound, irrevocable ways. There is a famous story of an early Anabaptist reformer named Dirk Willems. During the time of the Reformation, many Anabaptists were persecuted for their theological convictions that differed from the state churches around them. Dirk, arrested and imprisoned in the Netherlands, managed to escape. While fleeing across the ice with his captors in pursuit, Dirk realized that one of his captors had fallen through the ice into the frigid water.1 What choice would he make? [...]
Continued from > Peace Amidst Violence, Part I "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. [...]
Below is a quick overview of the upcoming courses offered in the Spring-Summer of 2021. The last day to register for Term E (April 27 - June 12, live-streamed courses) is April 30. The last day to register for Term F (June 15 - July 31, live-streamed courses) is June 18. College Courses Seminary Courses
Announcing a new program at Horizon Seminary! In Fall 2021, we will launch a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counselling (MAPC). This degree will equip ministry leaders to serve as counsellors in a variety of ministry-based settings: local church, chaplaincy, or non-profit organizations. The distinct nature of the program lies in its integration of spiritual formation, biblical and theological study, and counselling courses. This combination of training, as well as the required practicum for the degree, provides a well-rounded preparation for counselling ministry. We are also thrilled to introduce the program's coordinator, Heather Tomes. A Saskatchewan girl [...]
A module is a course that allows you to fit the classroom instruction portion of the course into just 5 days, typically Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. Following the classroom portion, you have six weeks to complete assignments and coursework. Modules are a great option if you have limited time to spend in the classroom! What is the difference between a module and a standard course? The difference is in the way the course is spread out over the semester it falls in. The Horizon academic year has 3 semesters, and each semester has two [...]
Exciting Opportunity from MultiplyMultiply is offering an amazing opportunity for church leaders and influencers as they invite and call out young people into 'life on mission'.The Impact Award is funding to empower local churches to send students to post-secondary education as funded missionaries. Churches can apply for $2000 of direct funding intended to be used as a missionary stipend for the student applicant in their first year of post-secondary education. Learn More