Evangel – Christmas 2016
In education, we often speak of learning outcomes. Every course we teach, every program we offer, and even the whole of what we do at Alberta Bible College can be framed in terms of learning outcomes. By these outcomes we are seeking to answer, “What kind of person is being formed through these experiences of learning?”
Paul had a particular learning outcome in mind for the study of Scripture. In 2 Timothy 3:14–4:2, he gives Timothy the following instructions which also inform our work at ABC.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Paul believed that when we study Scripture, God is seeking a specific outcome (or result): that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (cf. Ephesians 2:10).
The best measure of the teaching and learning at Alberta Bible College is that people are equipped for every good work. ABC continues in the deep tradition of Christian spiritual formation by seeking to equip people for effective service and witness for Christ.
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