HIgher Education Spotlight – September 2019
Millar College of the Bible exists to develop passionate, relevant servants of Jesus Christ who are shaped by the entire Scriptures.
Millar’s desire is to see people have their entire lives changed by God through His Word. By teaching Life Skills, Relationships, Character Development, and Bible Knowledge, we hope to see the whole person changed to become more like Jesus.
Our main program at Millar encompasses teaching all 66 books of the Bible. Alongside teaching through the Old and New Testaments, this program includes Church History, Theology, Apologetics, Missions, Evangelism, and more.
We believe that education reaches so much further than the classroom. At Millar, we seek to have our students grow in Christ-centred community. All of our students are paired with a mentor who intentionally walks alongside them throughout the year. Also, each student lives in dorm and is part of a Hall or Community Life Group that meets together weekly.
Millar has two beautiful campuses in Western Canada. One is in Pambrun, Saskatchewan, and one is in Tappen, BC at Sunnybrae Bible Camp. Our Pambrun Campus offers many opportunities in the areas of sports, fine arts, and biblical languages. Our Sunnybrae Campus offers sports, worship arts, and Outdoor Edge, an elective involving hiking, canoe trips, and rock climbing.
Should you go to Bible College? (Wait. Do You Know What Bible College Is?)
Bible college, Bible school, DTS programs, Christian university… so many options! What are the differences? To help you figure that out, here are the six ingredients of a Bible college education.
Number 1: Bible college has a strong focus on the Bible. A large number of your classes will explore the Scriptures. This is different from many Christian universities, which require a smaller number of Bible courses.
Number two: Bible college focuses on discipleship, on letting Christ shape every part of who you are. Hands-on learning, spiritual growth, and mentoring are just as important as developing your knowledge.
Third: Bible college is a college. Expect lectures, essays, and exams. These are accredited classes, which allows many course credits to transfer to other institutions.
Fourth: Bible college is a caring, Christ-centered community. Prayer, encouragement, worship, spiritual conversations – these are all part of the every-day culture at a Bible college.
Fifth: Bible college is not only about the Bible. Students at Bible college will also take courses in history, literature, psychology, business, leadership, and more. Bible colleges believe that the world needs leaders who can confidently integrate their faith with the challenges of today.
Finally, Bible college gives you flexible program options. Universities mainly focus on four-year Bachelor degrees, while Bible colleges are more likely to offer a range: one-year certificates, two-year diplomas, and four-year degrees.
Interested in Bible college? Explore your options at columbiabc.edu/programs.