Two New Seminary Degrees

2023-01-26T11:53:19-06:00Categories: Articles, Promotions|Tags: |

Horizon Seminary is introducing 2 new degree programs in 2023. Here is a quick overview of each and what makes them distinct: Master of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies (MABT) The MABT equips students with the skills needed to interpret and communicate the scriptures and theological truth effectively in various ministry settings. 48 credit-hour program (16 courses) The degree is designed for those who want to deepen their knowledge of the Bible and theology and grow in their relationship with God. MABT Program Details Master of [...]

Working Together for Change

2022-11-28T14:53:01-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

(Continued from Part IV) A Future for Christian Higher Education, Part V Collaborating Across the Christian Higher Education Sector There is often a spoken or assumed expectation by those outside the sector that Christian higher education institutions ought to find deeper ways to collaborate. The sentiment is affirmed by those within the sector44 and in practice institutions are generally generous about things like sharing policy, referring students to rival institutions that better suit the student's academic aims, and offering friendship, moral support, and prayer across the aisles. For deeper collaboration, however, it needs to be [...]

Ministry Modules

2023-01-30T14:46:50-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: |

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 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 [...]

Christian Higher Education Must Adapt

2022-12-12T13:30:20-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

(Continued from Part III) A Future for Christian Higher Education, Part IV Practically speaking, how can Christian higher education overcome its lower enrolments and decreased financial supports and continue to fulfil its leadership pipeline mandate in Canada? Solutions: Christian higher education must adapt, collaborate, and secure new support.There are many possible solutions to the Christian higher education crisis, but all of them need to own up to the commonplace perception of "how little my [Christian higher] education had actually prepared me for the day-in, day-out responsibilities of leading a church."32 For Daniel O. Aleshire, former executive director of [...]

Support Christian Education

2022-12-12T14:06:33-06:00Categories: Articles|

From the Board of Governors Horizon is in full Christmas swing with students wrapping up their final classes of 2022 and gearing up for 2023. As the year winds down, so do the number of days left for you to make a 2022 contribution to our school—a school that is training and shaping the lives of future pastors, mission workers, Christian business leaders, etc. Would you help brighten the season with an end-of-year donation to Horizon College and Seminary in support of Christian leadership education? Take a love offering at your church Make a personal gift [...]

Our Broken Human Family

2022-12-08T12:36:01-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Genesis 37:2-11 What is your favourite TV show or movie featuring family dynamics? What makes that family interesting? Photo by Possessed Photography on Unsplash The Goldbergs follows a slightly dysfunctional family during the 1980s in all their big-haired glory. Beverly, the mom, is particularly memorable. She smothers her children, believing they can do absolutely anything and seeks to fulfill their every need, much to the three kids' chagrin. While the Goldberg family can bring a hearty chortle, the dysfunctional family described in our text today is no laughing matter. In these few verses, we are given a picture [...]

Hurdles for Christian Higher Education

2022-12-12T13:28:19-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

(Continued from Part II) A Future for Christian Higher Education, Part III Problem #3: Christian higher education is facing a crisis in Canada. Leaders in Canadian Christian higher education collectively express difficulty in recruiting students, often citing Christian parents as a primary obstacle. Increasingly, Canadian Christian parents want their children to go directly into a career track at public institutions, not to waste time and money developing faith. Recruitment is further hampered by a growing trend among churches to hire clergy who have little or no Christian education, or for churches just to do their [...]

Who will lead Canada?

2023-01-17T13:14:36-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

(Continued from Part I) A Future for Christian Higher Education, Part II Problem #2: We have a Christian leadership crisis in Canada. Currently, most Canadian Christian leaders are in their late 50s, with 41% in senior positions aged 60 or older14 and two-thirds of senior pastors serving as their church's only leader.15 Statistics Canada predicts that 25% of all Canadians will be seniors by 2031 with Millennials holding 50% of Canadian jobs in 2020 and 75% by 2028.16 For the church, however, there has been a sharp decline in the numbers of young adults pursuing vocational Christian leadership.17 [...]

The Church in Canada is in Crisis

2022-11-28T11:32:55-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

A Future for Christian Higher Education, Part I Problem #1: The Church is experiencing a crisis in Canada. Canada is experiencing rapid changes in its social, spiritual, and moral climate that increasingly conflict with traditional Christian beliefs and values. In slightly over a year, Canada passed Bill C-7, expanding euthanasia law1, Bill C-4, criminalizing conversion therapy without clearly defining what "conversion therapy" means,2 and increased spending on abortion in response to the US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.3 Canada's 2018 Supreme Court decision to rule against Trinity Western University's appeal to have a law school that [...]

A Celebration of Art

2022-12-02T14:00:49-06:00Categories: Articles|

As we welcome visitors and students in to our building, we have some incredible art displays very generously loaned to us and we want to highlight these talented artists and their inspiring work! Each assemblage reflects a personal touch that celebrates the arts and recognizes the importance of creativity to the life of our community. We will periodically feature each artist and piece. Thank you so much to our contributors, and to the rest of you - enjoy! *The following images are not to be reproduced or distributed without express permission from the artist. [...]

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