THE HUB

We are on the verge of welcoming the finest Apologist in the prairies to our college, Ken Wiebe. We’d like to personally extend an invitation for you to join in this class with our Thrive students.

This class will be running on Wednesday evenings for 5 consecutive weeks beginning on September 26th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Bethany Campus. We would love to see you attend all or any one of these classes so we are making it available for a free will offering!

We’re sure you’ll be glad you came!


We are excited about this!!!
Mark your calendars and plan to come out to Bethany Campus on Thursday, October 18th for some “Cartoons” and “Cool Tunes”.

This is a family friendly concert featuring Jordan St. Cyr – Jordan is an up and coming Christian artist with great music!

This event also gives you an opportunity to check out what Square 1 World Media is all about!
Adults $10
Children (5-12) $5

We can’t wait to see you here for this great event!


Great things happening here during welcome week!

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#welcomeweek #fall2018 #dayattheriver #considerthrive#stillnottoolatetoapply #thriveatbethany #livemovebe


We think the pictures speak for themselves about the excitement that was happening on campus yesterday!


Lots of planning and organizing as we gear up for our THRIVE kickoff is happening in this RD office today!

These 2 can’t wait for Sunday

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…and look who’s back! 

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13 More Sleeps!

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 Final week of camp tours!!!

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In partnership with Square One World Media, THRIVE will be hosting an awesome, family friendly event on Bethany Campus. Join us on October 18th for a fun night of great music, and a sneak peak at a great video project called “Micah’s Super Vlog”.

“The creative team behind Micah’s Super Vlog has assembled a fun and quirky cast of memorable characters and relatable situations. While the show strives to deliver witty comedy, fun and adventure, it also provides relevant teaching on a variety of subjects as Micah confronts issues such as bullying, loving your neighbour, loving your enemies, forgiveness and friendship. ”

It’s going to be a great evening and we hope to see you here on October 18th!


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BREAKING NEWS!!!
We are excited to introduce to you our newest team member, Nate Hastie. Nate will be moving to the Bethany Campus beginning of September to fill the important role of Male Resident Director.
Nate comes to us from Langley BC where he has been very involved with Youth, Young Adults and Worship Ministries as a volunteer and intern. He attended Tauernhof Bible School in Austria six years ago. Since then, Nate has pursued further studies to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Intercultural Studies and a Diploma in Biblical Studies from Columbia Bible College. Nate recognizes the value of being a vessel that God uses to help people better encounter Him. Whether this is through mentoring, worship or teaching, he wants to help people better understand God, who they are and their relationship to Him.

Nate enjoys leading worship, coffee and going on adventures! He recently came back from a missions trip to Thailand where he taught English and worked with kids. Nate has a passion for the church to thrive on a local and global scale and is excited to be a part of it here at THRIVE!

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#meetournewestteammember #fall2018 #septcantcomesoonenough#thriveatbethany


In case you are still considering Thrive this fall, it would be worth your time to check out our testimonial page on our website!
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“Thrive was such a loving and welcoming community that made us students feel very encouraged in what we were doing. The professors were amazing and I am very grateful to have been presented with many practical and personal tools to help me through different times in my life. It blew me away how much time, work, energy and love the staff gave to the program. One of the most valuable things that I will take from Thrive is the encouragement I received about who I am in Christ and because of that I have been able to be myself – rather than being called out for what I haven’t been doing, I have been called up to a greater purpose. This is something that I want to encourage others with as I continue on!”
~Julia


Hello Friends of Thrive,

Back by popular demand we are launching another Steak Fundraiser for the Thrive Program at Bethany College. Just like last time, we have the ever popular 8 oz Strip Loin available at $120.00 for a case of 20 steaks. PLUS we’re stepping it up a notch by offering a more premium cut as a second option. Say hello to the 6 oz AAA cut Top Sirloin Baseball Steak! These guys are a full 1 inch thick and come in cases of 30 steaks available to you for $150.00. That’s a cost of $5/steak which you won’t find anywhere else! Keep in mind these are the same steaks that high end restaurants offer for $30-$40 per plate. Both of these options come in cases that contain individually sealed frozen steaks making it easy to cook in any quantity you like.

We are taking orders now until Monday, August 13th. You can place your order by calling 306-947-2175, texting 306-292-7349 or emailing admin@thrivesk.com. Orders must be paid for prior to August 13th and we accept all forms of payment. Pick up will be August 21st and August 22nd.

If you missed out on our first offering, you won’t want to let this opportunity slip away like the summer. Order now so you have them on your BBQ by August 21st.

Thanks for your continued support of the Thrive Discipleship Program!


We are excited to announce that James Penner and Mike Newson are next up on our teaching lineup!

James Penner LOVES to connect WITH the millennial generation – his students, employees & fellow church goers. James and his wife, Claire, presently run James Penner and Associates, a national research firm that focuses on positive youth development and millennial mentorship. He is the adjunct assistant Sociology of Youth professor at the University of Lethbridge and the Youth Culture professor at Bethany College. James is also the coauthor of four books including Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning To Church, Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture and 10 Things We All Need To Know About Canada’s Teens: That IS If We Care About Them. James is a passionate follower of Jesus, a former public school teacher, 20-year Intervarsity high school/college campus worker and proud father of two young adult children, Elya and Erick. He is married to his soul mate and best friend Claire – an innovative youth worker and millennial mentor in her own right. James especially enjoys his family, his local Mennonite Brethren church (College Drive Community Church in Lethbridge), playing board games, making cappuccinos and hanging out in silence with the sisters at Martha Retreat Center.

Mike Newson was born and raised in Regina, SK. He received his Bachelor of Religious Education from Canadian Bible College (now Ambrose University) and is an ordained pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, serving as an Alliance pastor for 27 years in B.C. and Saskatoon. He has been in Saskatoon for 17 years serving at Lawson Heights Alliance Church. Mike’s personal ministry re-focusing, has led him to gain a mentorship with Mike Breen of 3DM Ministries and within the last two years, Mike has become a T4T practitioner leading his church to become a church that multiplies disciples.

For more information on these professors and the courses they are teaching please click on the link:
https://thrivesk.com/course-description/

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We interrupt our professor introductions to bring you an important announcement……if you haven’t watched our new and improved Thrive video yet…check it out now and see what “Life At Thrive” is all about! 🙂

Click on the link to watch our video: thrivesk.com

 

 

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#fall2018 #applytodayonline


Help us welcome Leanne Schellenberg and Ken Wiebe to our teaching team!
Having spent most of her growing up and adult years in BC, Leanne, her husband and two children have settled into Saskatchewan living, making their home in Hepburn, just down the street from the Thrive campus.
Leanne is passionate about Spiritual formation and has come to believe that it is the stuff of our day-to-day lives that awakens us to God’s presence and His transforming work in and through us. Her education includes an Associate of Arts in Theology from Briercrest College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Northern British Columbia, and a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Formation from Carey Theological College.
These days, she puts her hands to being a Home Maker, a Bread Baker, a Leader and Developer of various discipleship groups/materials, a Contemplative Retreat/Staff Development Workshop Leader, a Mentor and a Spiritual Director.

Ken Wiebe grew up near Saskatoon and has always attended church somewhere in the city.
Ken has a BSC from Cal State University Fresno where he played baseball for several years and was drafted by the NY Yankees! More importantly, this is where he also met his wife, Tanya. They have been married for 37 years and have two daughters, two sons-in-law and 4 grandchildren.
Ken has been involved in Christian education for the last thirty years, and most of his work these days is centered on the study of Christian Apologetics. In 2014, he opened a Reasonable Faith https://www.reasonablefaith.org/ chapter here in Saskatoon and in 2015 Ken received his Certificate of Christian Apologetics from Biola University in Southern California. He has taught in various churches here in Saskatoon (Forest Grove CC, Elim, Circle Drive, Hope Fellowship) on several occasions, and for the last three years Ken has been speaking regularly at the U of S campus in cooperation with Power to Change ministries.
Along with his dedicating his life to speaking, Ken’s mission is to work in God’s kingdom by equipping this generation to defend their faith in a reasonable and respectful manner.

For more information on these professors and the courses they are teaching please click on the link:
https://thrivesk.com/course-description/

#meetourprofs #fall2018 #thriveatbethany #livemovebe#checkoutourwebsite

#applytoday


Our next professor introduction features Jason Duermeyer and the returning, Mike Gordon!

Jason and his wife, Melissa, began to serve God as members of Hague Gospel Church in January 2015. Jason is passionate about seeing God’s people grow towards full maturity in Christ, especially through prayer and the expository preaching and teaching of God’s Word (Eph. 4:11-13; 1 Thess.5:17; 2 Tim. 3:16-17). He longs to see God’s people grow in intimacy with Christ, especially by being “doers of the Word,” by persevering in fellowship with God’s people, and by learning how to be more faithful “ambassadors of reconciliation” in Hague and beyond (James 1:22; Heb. 10:24-25; 2 Cor. 5:16-21). Jason received his formal education from Trinity Western University (Langley, BC) and Redeemer University College (Hamilton, ON). He and Melissa have been married since 2011 and so far, have been blessed with the gift of one-year old daughter Hannah, and a second daughter due in summer 2018.

Mike Gordon https://mike-gordon.ca/ is the Founder of Rock House Ministries and is a dynamic full time Youth Speaker. In 2004, Mike dropped out of school where he was studying business to pursue a life in ministry. He eventually received his Bachelor in Theology as well as receiving his ordination as a pastor. In 2012, he moved from his pastoral commitments to chase after his calling and dream of speaking full time. He has had the privilege of teaming up with many different speakers and bands such as Nick Vujicic, Tony Campolo, Lecrae, Toby Mac and many more. Mike`s ministry has already become one of the largest young professional ministries in this country. His passion to speak is fueled by his love for Jesus and his love for people. He recognizes that having a speaking platform opens doors for him to connect with people on a more personal level.

For more information on these professors and the courses they are teaching please click on the link:
https://thrivesk.com/course-description/

#meetourprofs #fall2018 #thriveatbethany #livemovebe#checkoutourwebsite #applytoday

 


As our fall program approaches, we want to continue introducing our stellar professor roster.

Next up, Vance Nelson and Allan Friesen!

Vance Nelson is the director of Creation Truth Ministries. He holds two earned degrees. He earned a theology degree from Taylor University College in 1997 (Bachelor of Religion with a specialization in Christian ministry). Vance then went on to earn a Biology degree in 2002. Since 2002 Vance has been researching, speaking and writing full-time. Vance spends much of his time doing original research in areas such as paleontology, geology and archaeology. He has a real love for studying God’s Word and God’s World.
Vance is the founder of Creation Truth Ministries creationtruthministries.org in Red Deer Alberta, which is dedicated to defending the authority of the Bible starting in Genesis. Creation Truth Ministries is a Christian ministry that seeks to enable believers to defend their faith in an increasingly secular age.

Allan Friesen has held pastoral positions in both Saskatchewan and Paraguay for twenty years. He taught at the Mennonite Seminary in Paraguay for several years before teaching at Bethany for 2000-2015. He works as a historic interpreter at Fort Carlton Provincial Park in the summer and has been a farmer for most of his life. Allan has a B.A. and a M.A. He would tell you that his greatest passion (next to His Christian Faith) is languages and cultures. Allan taught at Thrive last year and we are thrilled that he is returning! For

For more information on these professors and the courses they are teaching please click on the link:

https://thrivesk.com/course-description/

#meetourprofs #fall2018 #thriveatbethany #creationtruthministries#livemovebe #checkoutourwebsite #applytoday


We are getting excited for our fall program and wanted to start introducing our excellent team of professors!

Let’s begin with Boyd Hopkins and Stephanie Christianson…

Rev. Boyd Hopkins M.Div. is the founder of Spoken Word Ministries Association http://www.swma.ca/
Boyd is an ordained minister with 20-plus years of experience in congregational and para-church ministries as a pastor, international speaker, researcher, and writer. He works both in North America and in the third world, preaching evangelistically as well as writing and teaching in regard to equipping believers for hands-on ministry in today’s context. Boyd has a heart to see the evangelism of the lost, the redemption of the fallen, and everyday believers living in the freedom and power of God.

Next up is Stephanie Christianson. Stephanie’s love for theology began at Bethany College, where she completed a BA in Pastoral Ministry. She also holds a MA in Theological Studies from Briercrest Seminary. Her research interests include Anabaptist-Mennonite studies, nonviolence, and the work of Miroslav Volf. Stephanie and her husband Austin live in Saskatoon, where they are involved in camp ministry. In Fall 2018, Stephanie will begin a contract with Horizon College as a Faculty Assistant. She enjoys bubbling conversation, literature, TV crime dramas, and her nieces and nephew.

For more information on these professors and the courses they are teaching please click on the link:
https://thrivesk.com/course-description/

#thriveprofessors #meetourprofs #fall2018 #thriveatbethany#livemovebe #checkoutourwebsite #applytodayonline


Have you checked out our website recently? Well if you haven’t you should!

We are excited about our NEW and IMPROVED space! Make sure to check out our new tabs like “Course Descriptions”, “Testimonials” and “Meet our Staff”!

So take some time today and pop on over to thrivesk.com!


Hello Everyone!

Whether you’re a faithful follower or a brand new friend of the Thrive Discipleship Program at Bethany College we want you to check out our newest video called “Life at Thrive” here:

https://thrivesk.com/

We are so excited about how our program is taking shape for this fall and to see how God works in the lives of the young adults that He is drawing to it. Please take a few moments to check out our courses here:

https://thrivesk.com/course-description/

If you have any questions, please reach out to us because we’d love to share more about this amazing program that is helping form whole and holy disciples of Jesus.

 

#thriveatbethany #livemovebe #checkoutourvideo #lifeatthrive #fall2018


Our Thrive team hopped in the van and hit the road this morning! They are off to LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA where they are excited to share everything you need to know about the THRIVE Discipleship Program.

Are you Curious? Interested? Do you have Questions?
Well make sure you are at College Drive Community Church tonight at 7pm!

You absolutely don’t want to miss this great information night and these smiling faces!

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Our Ministry Team

Board
Clark Brotzell – Chair
Trevor Rempel
Tim Wall
Darrin Zazula

Facilities Team
Donna Andres
Keri Andres
Wayne Andres
Kim Bushman
Stu Thiessen
Neysa Wall
Tim Wall – Chair

Leadership
Darryl Balzer – President

Staff
LeeAnn Kopp – Finance Assistant
Nicole Martens – Administrative Associate
Kaitlyn Rempel – Female Resident Director
Melanie Rempel – Custodian
Gerald Schultz – Maintenance Technician
Martha Schultz – Director of Food Services
Joy Thielmann – Food Services
Bryan Vellacott – Director of Community Development

MDS YOUTH SUMMER PROJECT on Campus

More exciting news from Thrive…..we have a donor that is willing to match all donations up to $15,000! Is it a coincidence that the new supplies and shingles being replaced on the men’s dorm equals $30,000?  What a great way to donate – you know it will go straight to this much needed project! We at Thrive appreciate all of the support we are receiving through prayer and donations. Praise God!
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THRIVE Info

Check out  the new Thrive Discipleship Program offered at Bethany for Fall 2017! 

 Tell your friends! Share it with your church family!  Inform your youth pastor!

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Check out the latest video about the new

THRIVE Discipleship Program!

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Campus Rental Success!

We were thrilled to host Cross-Trainers Baptist Church in our rental facility for their Easter weekend Retreat!

Here’s what they had to say about it:
“Our church was looking for a place that could accommodate a diverse age demographic of 3 months to 60+. We needed a place to use that included a house of worship, a kitchen well-equipped to feed over 100 people, a gymnasium that could facilitate team-building activities, and a sleeping area that was warm, welcoming, and cozy. We found the answer to our prayers at Bethany College.”

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APPLY TODAY for FALL 2017!

THRIVE information and application is available at https://thrivesk.com/


The Color concert was INCREDIBLE on April 3!

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This week on campus…

Parks and Rec family movie night on Friday night, April 7 at Bethany 7:00 pm

Bethany Alumni Soccer Tournament and Marketplace on Saturday, April 8 from 9 am to 3 pm.


 This WEEK on CAMPUS!

Fitness Drop-In: Cost is $2/adult, Tuesdays and Thursdays, At Bethany Gym, 9.00-10.30 am, doors open at 8.55 am. Back Door Access, Park along Evergreens. You can walk, run, lift weights, shoot hoops, play badminton, get moving! Self-directed; no leader unless otherwise announced.

March 22 – CLUB Volleyball rental in gym.

March 23 – Hepburn Hawks Sr. Women Basketball Wind-up 3-5 pm

March 25 – Hepburn Fireman’s Banquet Fundraiser @ 6:00 pm


BETHANY CAMPUS is buzzing!

The month of March has been a flurry of activity on campus!  Bethany loves providing a space which encourages community interaction and opportunities. Check out the happenings from the last two weeks!

March 3-4Winter Festival hosted by the Town of Hepburn included a kid’s carnival, movie night, art show and coffee time!

March 7 – Hepburn School presented an amazing Career Fair in the gym…how exciting to see the majority of the presenters be past graduates of the school or from our community.

March 8 -The Prairie Spirit School Division hosted  Resonate Junior which is a version of the senior student music conference that has taken place over the past two years in our school division.  Students from the division had the opportunity to participate in interactive mini lessons and teachers also IMG_0568could learn alongside regarding how best to implement music into their classrooms.
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March 10-12 – The Hepburn Hawks Sr. Women’s Basketball Team hosted conference play-offs.  Congratulations to the Hawks for winning the Conference Title and moving on to Regionals!

 


Praise God! The Thrive Discipleship Program is so excited to welcome its new Program Lead and Facilities Manager!

Dr. Keith Hillier joins the team as the new Program Lead for the Thrive Discipleship Program! In this capacity, Keith will oversee the development and impHillier_Keithlementation of the program in preparation for a fall start.

Keith has pastoral and para-church ministry experience in both urban and rural as well as monoculture and multicultural environments. Along with his pastoral experience he has served on faculty at several Christian colleges. He is excited about the discipleship process, vision and mission of our program here in Hepburn and is looking forward to getting started.

Keith is married with three children and will be relocating to Hepburn area from Steinbach, MB.

Next, we welcome Darryl Balzer, CA, CPA, who has been hired to oversee all aspects of theDarryl Balzer campus including Facility Management and Maintenance, Business Management and Rentals.  Darryl and his family moved to Hepburn this past spring and have loved the community since day one.  He has been following the progress and slowly learning about the vision for the program. As a follower of Christ, he is always keeping an eye open for opportunities to use his professional accounting background in ministry. He enjoys connecting with people and being part of a team aimed at accomplishing a common goal and in this case the goal of making disciples runs deep within his heart.  His passion for what we are doing here will be a great asset beyond the facilities as he will be a great ambassador for the Thrive program as well and will continue to look for opportunities to use his skills and personality to help form Whole and Holy Disciples.

Please keep these individuals and the Thrive Program in your prayers!


monthly-newsletter-december-20Introducing the Thrive Discipleship Program!

Read all about the new discipleship program being offered for fall 2017 and other updates happening at Bethany College in our December 2016 Newsletter!

 

 

 

 


Farewell and Thank You Bethany Board

Many thanks to Crystal Blair, Stephanie Boldt, John Neudorf, Richard Petkau, Caralee Pratte, Kevin Snyder, Aurelie Sondermann, and Ashley Marie Wiebe for their service on Bethany’s board of directors. Their input and devotion to the college’s mission throughout Bethany’s most challenging years is greatly appreciated.

As of November 2016, an “operational” board of directors has taken the reigns to provide the new discipleship program’s foundational structure of program design, facilities management, human resources, marketing and communications for a fall 2017 debut. The new board members include Trevor Rempel, Donna Andres, Tim Wall, Clark Brotzell, Keri Andres and Tessa Schellenberg. If God is calling you to serve him with your experience in finance, Christian educational programming, marketing/communications or other knowledge, please contact info@bethany.sk.ca.