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History: Faculty Teach in Siberia after Fall of Soviet Union

July 9, 2020 This year, as we celebrate Emmanuel’s eightieth anniversary, we will be posting monthly articles on the history of the College. Emmanuel Bible College has always had a focus on missions and over the years has developed many important international relationships through the work of faculty, students, and alumni. One of the most fruitful and meaningful of these …

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‘We’re Here for You’: Mark Walther Helps Young People Navigate Life’s Challenges

June 25, 2020 It can be extremely difficult for evangelical youth and young adults to navigate contemporary Canadian society while remaining true to their faith and values. Various societal pressures combined with the many other challenges that arise at this stage in life—developing a strong sense of personal identity, choosing a career, making decisions about important relationships, and others—can make …

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History: From Tabernacle to Land of Learning: The Story of the Pridham Library

This year, as we celebrate Emmanuel’s eightieth anniversary, we will be posting monthly articles on the history of the College. June 11, 2020 In the 1920s, the Mennonite Brethren in Christ (MBC) purchased a piece of land in Kitchener to be used for camp meetings, which were large-scale multi-day Christian events featuring live music and preaching. On these grounds the …

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Plans for Fall 2020

June 1, 2020 Greetings from Emmanuel Bible College. We hope that you are doing well and are able to take advantage of the beautiful weather. I imagine you and your family might be using the nice weather to get out and shake off some of that cabin fever, just like I have. That includes feeling eager to get back to …

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Grad Fights against Human Trafficking During Pandemic

May 28, 2020 The fight against human trafficking has never been easy, but since the global spread of the novel coronavirus, matters have become more challenging. Fight4Freedom, a Christian organization that advocates for and supports survivors of human trafficking (a “survivor” is a person who has experienced or is currently experiencing human trafficking or exploitation), has encountered a number of …

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History: 1970’s Students Earn Glowing Reputation for Emmanuel

May 14, 2020 This year, as we celebrate Emmanuel’s eightieth anniversary, we will be posting monthly articles on the history of the College At Emmanuel, 1970 was a year of hope and excitement. Since 1964 the College had enjoyed its new campus, which included new buildings constructed under the leadership of President Bruce Wideman. Unfortunately, some other Bible colleges were …

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Open Learning Director Draws on Fascinating International Experience

April 30, 2020 In 2018, David Nickerson began working at Emmanuel Bible College as the director of Open Learning, a new branch of the College that aims to increase access to education, especially non-credit education. When he set foot on campus his first day, he brought with him a fascinating educational and professional history that has shaped Open Learning and …

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Emmanuel Community Stays Active, Connected during the COVID-19 Crisis

April 23, 2020 In recent weeks, the COVID-19 crisis has kept people apart physically but has led to an explosion of online engagement and virtual communication. Politicians have delivered messages from their homes, television hosts have brought viewers into their living rooms, and music concerts have been shifted to virtual platforms from physical ones. At Emmanuel, the community has been …

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History: ‘Builder’ President Helps Construct Solid Future for Emmanuel

This year, as we celebrate Emmanuel’s eightieth anniversary, we will be posting monthly articles on the history of the College. April 16, 2020 In the late 1950s, the future of Emmanuel Bible College was unclear. Since 1943 it had been operating in the Metcalfe mansion on Ahrens Street in Kitchener, and as time went on the aging home became increasingly …

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Update on COVID-19: April 14, 2020

We are providing a further update relating to Emmanuel’s response to the COVID-19 situation. The Winter semester is coming to an end this week as students write final exams and finish course assignments. The past four weeks of classes have been completed online without any significant problems. Students and faculty have learned much about how to connect and learn together …