I walk into the room and take my place. The room is void of ambiance. There are no flowers or balloons. There is no stage, no podium, no piano player filling the air with music. In fact, with no graduands, the room is eerily quiet. Six feet away from me sits Kajle Radbourne, Associate Director […]
In the last few months the leadership of Northwest’s Korean language Doctor of Ministry Degree program have engaged with the Association of Theological Schools in the evaluation of our program. The ATS team visited campus March 26-28. Some of you were involved with them and thank you for making time to help us. We expect their final report will come at the end of June. We are praying for a good result. The goal is a ten year renewal of the program’s accreditation.
This fall, Northwest hosted its 3rd Immerse graduation in partnership with Fellowship Pacific. Immerse graduations are a particularly special time because they represent the culmination of not only the graduate’s journey but also the cumulative work of Northwest, Fellowship Pacific and local church mentors. To steal a phrase, it takes a village to raise a […]
One year ago, we celebrated the first graduate from our Immerse program along with our partners in Fellowship Pacific. Last month, 7 more Immerse graduates crossed the stage. And these graduates are not mere numbers, they are trained and dedicated servants of our King who are already placed and serving full-time as leaders in our […]
Unlike course-based educational models where formal instruction is delivered in the context of semester-by-semester attendance in the classroom, context and competency-based educational models require alternative ways for students to take in intentional instruction. For Immerse, Northwest has developed a system of Workshops and Seminars where students will typically come in to a specified centre and […]
Immerse continues to have a broadening ripple effect in the delivery of context-based ministry leadership development. What began as a vision for developing the next generation of leaders in Fellowship Pacific, has grown to become an expanding network of partnerships for making a kingdom impact across Canada and the US. With 28 churches and 54 […]
This past weekend we held two of our Immerse Instructional Seminars, Biblical Interpretation with Dr. Brian Rapske and Theology of the Spiritual Life with Dr. Kent Anderson.
The increasing diversity and complexity of our context has given rise to specializations in pastoral ministry. Due to the increasing ethnic diversity in Canada a further skill set is required – pastoring in an intercultural setting. Northwest Baptist seminary is addressing this need through the Cross-cultural Leadership Development program (CLTP), a one-year undergrad, mentored, experienced-based […]
Joy’s (1) emotional pain was evident as she related her move from her family’s mono-ethnic Chinese church to a multiethnic congregation. She felt guilt as if she had somehow betrayed her home church. Bob pastored a multi-ethnic congregation but was frustrated by his inability to recruit leadership from certain groups. Jane enjoyed belonging to a […]