PACE COMMUNITY LIFE
Faculty and Staff
PACE instructors are from a wide variety of professional and cultural backgrounds. Together with ABC’s full-time faculty and staff they are united in a desire to teach, guide, model, and mentor our students in their respective journeys towards maturity in Christ (Colossians 1:28-29; Ephesians 4:15). Where discipline of students is necessary, it is restorative and administered with gentleness and humility (Galatians 6:1).
PACE students pay $40 in student fees per course. These funds go towards the costs of various services/events including: provision of their course modules, refreshment supplies for orientation events and PACE chapel, student ID card, and a ticket to ABC’s Graduation Banquet and Celebration.
We understand that it can be a difficult process for professional adults to make the necessary adjustment to become students again. To help ease this transition, all new students entering the PACE program in September and January will start with an orientation to help them understand the nature and structure of PACE, as well as the expectations and supports of formal education at ABC. Students who enter PACE at a different point of the academic year are encouraged to attend the next orientation event.
The Life Planning Strategies course will help PACE students consider ministry and professional options in relation to personal giftedness, unique interests, and life experiences. Students will have opportunities to develop an understanding of giftedness and personality strengths through trait inventories and life experience sharing.
During their practicums students will also have opportunities for further vocational discernment as they assume responsibilities with a church, parachurch ministry, or other organization.
Personal/Sexual Harassment and Assault
A copy of ABC’s Harassment and Assault Policy and Protocols is available in the Community Life Guide, which students receive when they begin their studies at ABC.
Student Grievances and Complaints
The Student Grievance and Complaint Policy provides the structure for students to exercise the right of grievance between and amongst students, as well as the structure to grieve the actions of staff and instructors. The structure may also be applied to Board policy. A copy of this policy is available in the Community Life Guide, which students receive when they begin their studies at ABC.