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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 …

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Board of Governors Chair Excited About Innovative Teaching

November 22, 2019 The chair of Emmanuel’s Board of Governors is feeling very positive about the innovative teaching methods being developed and utilized by the College. Peter Mumford, who was invited to become chair in September, led a Board meeting this past Saturday. A chief concern of the meeting was the development of a fresh strategic plan that takes into …

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Chaldean Student Brings Fresh Perspective to Campus

November 14, 2019 One of the joys of being a part of the Emmanuel community is encountering people of differing perspectives and life experiences. The diversity in these areas among students, staff, faculty, and alumni is beneficial to everyone in the community and shapes our theology, biblical interpretation, and ministry. At present, one of the many people enriching the school …

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Pathways School of Ministry Awards Certificates to 2019 Graduates

November 7, 2019 Last Saturday Pathways School of Ministry commissioned its 2019 graduating class in a ceremony in Ancaster, Ontario. Pathways is run by the Central Canadian District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance and is designed to train people for service in the denomination. It offers an undergraduate certificate program in partnership with Emmanuel Bible College and a graduate …