Emmanuel Bible College Announces Strategic Restructuring plan 

Emmanuel Bible College is announcing a significant strategic organizational rebrand and a restructuring of its academic offerings, set to take place in September 2024. As part of this transformation, all current programs will be discontinued to make way for a one-year certificate program, designed to provide students with a comprehensive and focused educational experience to develop strong leadership skills, biblical literacy and spiritual maturity for ministry and the marketplace, will be created. 

This difficult decision was made with care and with acknowledgement of the significant impact to our students, our staff and our faculty. In this transition, the past will be honoured as we close a significant and meaningful chapter in EBC's history while we remain hopeful for the future.  

With a rich history of producing exceptional alumni who have gone on to make significant contributions as pastors, missionaries, and leaders in various fields, Emmanuel Bible College remains committed to its mission of shaping the future of the Church at large. However, recent years have presented many challenges such as declining enrollment and financial difficulties. 

In response to these on-going challenges, the new leadership team has decided to stop current operations and focus on delivering a single certificate program with excellence. The leadership team is committed to supporting current students to transition well and ensure that students can continue to pursue their academic and spiritual goals. 

In the coming months, EBC will be undergoing a rebranding, renaming and recommitment to benefiting the local church. The future college will be prayerfully built alongside local churches & ministry partners with purpose to sow into & empower the Church leaders of tomorrow. As such, we invite you to join us at our upcoming branding launch night in May, where we will share more details about the future of the College. Thank you for your continued support and prayers as we embark on this journey of renewal. 


The Board of Governors for Emmanuel Bible College 

Your Gifts, Your Growth, His Glory

Whether it's building a foundation for professional life or equipping for ministry in a Christian context,
Emmanuel Bible College empowers students to live radically for Jesus.

What's the Difference?

  • Global-cultural Education

    The world begins at our front doors. Emmanuel is committed to a plan to bring the world on campus and students to the world.

  • Cross-cultural Expertise

    All of our programs open students to the reality of our changing world and are geared to provide insight into ministering and working in multicultural and cross-cultural settings.

  • Missional Education

    We are called to be disciples of Christ and the calling of a disciple is to make other disciples. From year one, all Emmanuel students will have opportunities to develop practical real-life experience in reaching and discipling others for Christ.

  • Flexibility through hybrid learning

    We now offer ALL classes online in some form. While we deeply value the face-to-face learning experience, we strive to make biblical education accessible to everyone.

  • Distance Education Options

    Emmanuel Bible College and Rocky Mountain College of Calgary are partnering together to offer the PATHWAYS program that permits courses and degrees to be taken in the most flexible manner possible. Individuals may choose to study at home while churches, camps, and other ministries may create learning centres to offer accredited training. In addition, for adults interested in specialized short-course distance and/or workshop based practical training, options will be coming online over the year.

  • Integrating Learning From Partners

    Emmanuel is developing a network of partners who provide specialized education used in a variety of ways in college programs. One example of this would be the Christian and Missionary Alliance “PATHWAYS” pastoral ministry program. Another partner provides certification as an addictions counselor through the CACCF. There is an open door to add partners who can provide valuable training to students.

More than just an education

Coming to EBC is more than just about getting an education. It's a journey filled with life-changing experiences, hands-on ministry opportunities, and a chance to discover where God is leading you. Find out why YOU BELONG HERE.