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Will I Find a Pastoral Position after My Studies?

February 20, 2020 When considering postsecondary education in Canada, prospective students often have one question in mind: will I find a job when I graduate? Those considering a degree or diploma in pastoral ministry are no exception. As they think about their future, they want to know whether their hard work in school will truly open doors for service in …

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Generous Donation Provides Chapel Team with Music Equipment

February 6, 2020 Several weeks ago the Centre in the Square Community Fund gave Emmanuel a generous $1,000 donation for the purchasing of music- or sound-related equipment. Residence Director Abby Cotie used the funds to buy microphones, cables, and other gear for use in Chapel services. The microphones and cables replaced older ones that had been damaged over time. With …

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Students Show Leadership in Encouraging Prayer, Spiritual Growth

January 23, 2020 Emmanuel students are developing and displaying leadership skills as they encourage each other to pray and grow spiritually. This semester has already seen the start of a new regular prayer gathering. Joshua Grant, a student who began attending the College earlier this month, decided to host a daily prayer meeting in the residence building. Fittingly, the idea …

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History: Revival on the Emmanuel Grounds

This year, as we celebrate Emmanuel’s eightieth anniversary, we will be posting monthly articles on the history of the College. January 16, 2020 In 1964 Emmanuel Bible College moved from its location on Ahrens Street in Kitchener to a large property on Fergus Avenue in the eastern part of the city. Throughout the nearly six decades since that move, the …

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Leadership Highlighted in J-Term Courses

January 9, 2020 This J-Term, students are learning about Christian leadership through two very different courses. In Room 123, President & Dean Dr. Stephen Roy is teaching Philosophy of Ministry, a course that addresses the practice of ministry in a changing cultural environment. Among other things, students are learning how they, as leaders, can help fellow believers navigate shifting societal …

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A Forgotten Truth about Christmas

December 19, 2019 Advent and Christmas provide us with occasions to reflect on and appreciate the fact that “the Word became flesh” (John 1:14 NIV2011). As we do so, we often rightly highlight God’s plan to make atonement for our sin and thereby provide a means of redemption for us. However, in focusing on the atonement, we can sometimes miss …

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Graduate Leads Church Plant, Serves Newcomers in Toronto

December 12, 2019 On Sunday mornings, a floor of an office building in North York, Toronto, is filled with the sounds of song and praise. A band plays lively music with passionate Christian lyrics. Congregants, mainly of African background, sway back and forth, mothers holding young children in their arms. Following the music, a speaker gives a Bible-based sermon, and …

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Staff and Faculty Deck the Halls in Door-Decorating Contest

December 5, 2019 Since last week, with the Fall semester approaching its end and the Christmas season beginning, staff and faculty have been cultivating a festive spirit by competing in a door-decorating contest. This year’s theme is “blue Christmas,” and contestants have capitalized on the theme’s flexibility and ambiguity. Some, such as Field Education Coordinator Mark Thornton, have used the …

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Grove Cafe Opens, Plans for Growth

November 28, 2019 This week Emmanuel’s on-campus Grove Cafe began serving the school community, marking an important step forward in the process of establishing itself as a neighbourhood coffee shop. The Cafe is a high-quality shop offering fresh-roasted direct-trade coffee as well as other drinks and a variety of baked goods. In the words of Eden Boles, the Cafe manager …