Course Highlight: Indigenous Ministry

2022-04-28T07:02:14-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

How can we as Christians respond to the tragic discoveries of the Indigenous children's unmarked graves in Canada and to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action? Learning Opportunity: Indigenous Ministry Course In this one-week modular course, 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. Apply Now Course Content & Goals This course prepares students for success in [...]

Course Highlight: Ministry Formation

2022-04-14T17:02:17-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Horizon College students are required to participate in weekly practical ministry as part of their education. This year, our students have contributed more than 700 hours of hands-on ministry since September! We invited our ministry mentors and students to gather and celebrate the impact this year's ministry has had – not only on those ministered to, but on our students and the mentors themselves. Horizon student body president, Deloney Krahn shared these words: "Ministry Formation has given us all volunteer experience in ministry. It has helped us learn to lead, it has helped some of us [...]

Let the Students Know

2022-02-10T09:24:18-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

With 2022 well underway, many students are still trying to figure out what path to pursue after high-school graduation. You may be a student yourself. I get it. It's exciting... and sometimes it's overwhelming. Perhaps you are a pastor, leader, parent– someone uniquely positioned to encourage a student. You hold a valuable opportunity here. Thank you for being a support! Either way, I think that the following information will be helpful to you. Being up-to-date on what is actually available in the education world is pretty important in the decision-making process. Christian studies or career studies? How about... [...]

Caring for Our Kids

2022-02-01T17:01:46-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Lifting the Burden

2022-02-01T17:02:13-06:00Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counselling

2022-03-29T14:19:52-06:00Categories: Home Highlight, Promotions|Tags: |

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 [...]

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