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Community: Studying and Knowing; Service and Doing; Prayer and Being

Current Students

Theme for the Year: Teach Us to Pray

After Jesus’ disciples had travelled with him for a while, they approached him with a simple request: “Teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1, NASB). As Christians have subsequently desired to pass on the faith across the centuries and around the globe, time and time again they’ve come back to the Lord’s Prayer as one of their basic teaching tools. This prayer that Jesus shared with his disciples not only teaches us how to pray; it also communicates important things about who God is and how we are to live in the world.

With this in mind, ABC’s chapel theme for the 2019-2020 academic year is “Teach Us to Pray.” Together our learning community will be exploring the Lord’s Prayer found in Matt. 6:9-13 as we seek to balance both a faithful theology and practice of prayer.

We’d love to have you join us Wednesdays at 11am.

 

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).

Community

Each of the these priorities (study, service, and prayer) will be done within the context of intentionally living life together.

Student Leadership

The three aforementioned 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).

Student Grievance Policy and Procedure

One of the most important and often neglected components of community life is that of conflict resolution. Conflict is inevitable within any human community. What matters is how we work through opposing perspectives in a gracious and loving manner. The Student Grievance and Complaint Policy at ABC outlines our own biblical and practical approach to conflict resolution.

The Student Grievance 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.

Copies of the policy are available in the Community Life Guide (for students in the day program) and the PACE Student Handbook (for students in the PACE program). Students may also visit the Student Development Director, the PACE office, the main office, or the Learning Resource Centre to access this policy.

The grievance process can be summarized is as follows:

  1. Go directly to the person with whom you have conflict;
  2. Seek friendly intervention or mediation;
  3. Request decision by an appointed group or arbitration.

Our desire is that the majority of grievances will be resolved by prayerfully living out step one.