Eighty-five Years and Going Strong
Evangel – Spring 2017
Message from the President
I’m proud to be associated with Alberta Bible College. I want everyone to have the same experience of seeing God work through ABC’s staff and faculty in the lives of students, and ultimately in the church and in the world.
Eighty-five years ago, the founders of ABC committed themselves to creating an environment where people could be prepared, not only for life, but particularly for service and witness for Christ in various forms of Christian ministry, full time, bi-vocationally, or voluntarily. If anything, the work of ABC needs to intensify to meet the challenges of a changed world where Christianity is considered suspect, where various people groups from around the world are becoming our neighbours, and where knowledge of the ways of Jesus are either misunderstood or, more likely today, not known.
In the pages of this Evangel, you will hear of the ways in which ABC’s academic team is reimagining the shape of the curriculum to prepare students for the world that not only is coming, but has come. You will also read about our students’ field experience in their Spring Ministry Experiences. Take a few moments to read through these pages, and then pray that our work might continue for another eighty-five years.
As always, we remain committed to equipping people for effective service and witness for Christ. Thanks for being our partner in making this happen.
Other articles by Dr. Stan Helton:
- Here to Serve
- ABC is Making a Difference
- Why Alberta Bible College?
- Learning Outcomes
- New Enrolment Initiative 10/10/100
- The Most Important Task
- Equipping People Who Equip People
- Understanding the Times
- Those Boots Again
- Accredited Again!
- Strike When the Iron is Hot
- At the Speed of Trust
- We Do This Together
- The Need for Christian Education
- To Dream Again
- A Letter to Our Supporters
- President’s Speech
- First Words