ABC student life is shaped by three priorities: study, service, and prayer within the context of community.

study - knowing

This priority focuses on knowing God through intentional study of scripture, theology, and spiritual writings, with particular emphasis on the integration of learning and living.

Service - doing

This priority focuses on embodying the gospel in tangible ways, both inside and beyond the ABC community.

Prayer - being

This priority focuses on creating space to be with God, giving particular attention to times and places for prayer and for worship (both corporate and individual).

Student Leadership

These three priorities provide the framework for student leadership positions within the ABC student body. Ideally, there will be a point person for each of the areas of study, service, prayer, and community, as well as an administrative assistant responsible for communication and management of student body finances. For more information on these student leadership positions, consult the Alberta Bible College Student Body Constitution (available in the Community Life Guide or from the Student Development Director).

2020-2021 Chapel Theme - Instruction for Life

Rooted in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5)

Why the Ten Commandments?

If you look at the tools believers have used throughout Christian history to teach the faith, there are three recurring elements:

  1. The Apostles’ Creed (2017-2018 chapel theme)
  2. The Lord’s Prayer (2019-2020 chapel theme)
  3. The Ten Commandments (2020-2021 chapel theme)

From the earliest times, Christians have believed these things contain the basics of what we are to believe and how we are to live. ABC chapel stands in this tradition.

With all classes happening online in the fall semester, chapel will follow suit with some exciting modifications.

Hosting chapel via Zoom offers us the opportunity to invite speakers from afar, with shorter sermons (10 min). And we will gather in small groups to discuss and pray and have some general Q&A times.

If you look at the tools believers have employed throughout Christian history to teach the faith, the Ten Commandments have held a place of primary importance. Christians have always believed that these ancient words contain crucial wisdom for how we are to live. With this in mind, in chapel this year our College program community will be exploring the Ten Commandments as found in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5.

We must acknowledge, however, that we inhabit a culture where “commandment” is a taboo word. Imperatives like “thou shalt” and “thou shalt not” grate against our modern sensitivities in relation to individual freedom. How might we reimagine the Ten Commandments not so much as a divine stick designed to control people, but rather as a divine invitation to learn how we might flourish as human beings?

We are confident that our journey through this year’s chapel theme will be a fruitful one. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to join us Wednesdays at 11 a.m.