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 2019 WINTER COURSES

UNDERSTANDING WORLD RELIGIONS

In-Class Teaching Session – Saturday, January 26, 2019

This course is foundational to understanding the culture we now live in; in Canada. The nations of the world have come to our nation and we have the incredible opportunity of leading them to faith in Jesus Christ. But most people already believe in ‘something’, mostly another religion and its tenets. In order to engage with them in gospel conversations, you first need to understand what they believe, why they believe it and how to effectively engage with them in sharing the love of Christ. The World Religions course will give you an in-depth understanding of major world religions, their historical backgrounds, they core belief systems and more importantly, how to effectively demonstrate that Christ is the answer!

 

PROFESSOR: DR. BRYAN VAUGHAN (B.Th., M.T.S., Ph.D.)

Bryan Vaughan is the President of The Canadian Christian Ministers Federation of Canada.   He also is the Lead Minister of Hope for Today Fellowship, in Keswick, Ontario, Canada.   Five years ago he started this church with a few people and today its membership is over 150. Dr. Vaughan has been involved in Youth Ministry, Teaching and working with Young Adults for over 20 years.   He was a former professor at Canada Christian College for over 12 years.  He also served as a Lecturer and Board Member for Ontario Bible Institute. His experience in business (a financial advisor) with a leading Canadian company has prepared him for the active role he now follows in Ministry.   Bryan is married to Natalie, has 2 children and 6 grandchildren. 

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP ETHICS

In-Class Teaching Session – Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Christian Leadership Ethics course seeks to teach students the unique moral role of those who are called to serve the church in all levels of leadership and the ethical responsibilities they should assume in their personal and professional lives. The course deals with family life, confidentiality, truth-telling, political involvement, working with ministry teams, honoring those in authority and relating to other church leaders and church members. This course is mandatory for anyone seeking to serve in leadership at the local church and includes sections on theological foundations, the role of character, confidentiality, and moral conduct. This course is a must for students, pastors, church leaders, and laypeople alike.

PROFESSOR: DR. JOHN MCDONALD (B.Th., M.R.Ed., DD.) 

Dr. John was born in Cambridge (Preston), Ontario, Canada, and raised at Wasaga Beach. He came to faith at the age of eight and received the call into ministry at the age of ten. Dr. John has pastored in New Glasgow & Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Ingersoll, Chatham, Barrie, and Toronto, Ontario. He was a member of the PAOC (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) (AoG) for forty-seven years.   He is now ordained with the Canadian Christian Ministers Federation. John has been a professor at Canada Christian College and Ontario Bible Institute

 2019 SPRING COURSES

INTERPERSONAL LEADERSHIP

In-Class Teaching Session – Saturday, April 6, 2019

Successful leaders and superior performers have a common thread – highly developed emotional skills. Emotional quotient is a person’s ability to understand, sense and effectively apply emotional intelligence in various professional and personal situations. The Interpersonal Leadership course is designed to equip people with a high relational acumen. The program focuses on developing “intra-personal” skills (self regulation/self awareness) and “interpersonal” skills (the ability to relate to others). The application of these traits will allow the leader to create trust and motivate others.    

 

PROFESSOR: DR. TONY SOLDANO (B.Th., M.Th., DD.)

Dr. Tony Soldano is currently the Lead Pastor of All People’s Church located in Brampton, Ontario. Prior to accepting the role of Lead Pastor in June of 2005, he worked for Shoppers Drug Mart, as (National Vice President, Operations Development). Dr. Tony is the founder and Executive Director of the “Leadership Centre” and has conducted leadership training in Canada, the US, India, Kenya, and Trinidad. Dr. Tony is the Dean of the Executive Leadership Institute (a division of Canada Christian College) in Toronto Ontario. Dr. Tony Soldano is also a certified life coach with “Coachwell International” – based out of Bend Oregon. Antonio and his wife Carolyn have been married 28 years and have two lovely daughters – Annie and Emily.

MAKING DISCIPLES – PART 1

In-Class Teaching Session – Saturday, April 27, 2019

This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of what it means to make disciples. Jesus commanded his disciples to make disciples, not converts. Disciple making is the primary mandate of every follower of Jesus and it should be the primary mission of every church. Yet the average Christian is unaware of what it means to be a disciple, much less how to make one! In this course, you will understand the biblical foundations of disciple-making and the key characteristics of an effective disciple-maker. You will gain biblical insights into the distinction between the task of evangelism and disciple-making; and how they operated seamlessly in the New Testament church. Further, this course will also offer students a clear blueprint of how to make disciples in a 21st-century context.

PROFESSOR: PASTOR JONATHAN GALLO

Pastor Jonathan Gallo has been in senior leadership in churches from 50 to 3500 over the last 17 years.  He has started and been on the board of several charities such as CommunityCrew.ca that serves underprivileged kids.  He also spent significant time in business and IT.  He is currently Executive Pastor at Centralcc.ca in Niagara and is often invited to help churches and ministries implement better organizational and disciple-making practices to inspire short and long term growth.  He is a foodie, loves homesteading, fishing, and European cars.

FOUNDATIONS OF WORSHIP MINISTRY

In-Class Teaching Session – Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Foundations of Worship Ministry course will provide you with theological, biblical and historical foundations of worship ministry. Students will explore both the function and framework of Christian worship as it is lived out in a particular context. Throughout this course you will review the ways the church’s praise has been shaped over the centuries; as well as analyze today’s worship spectrum. Key elements in the practice and leadership of worship will be explored, including the order of worship, the role of prayer and music, and models of collaborative worship planning.

PROFESSOR: DR. MICHAEL TAYLOR (B.Th., M.Div., D.Th., D.Mus.)

With over 25 years of music ministry and leadership, Dr. Taylor presently serves as Music and Arts Pastor at Islington Evangel Centre, Toronto. He is a former, Dean of Music, Canada Christian College for 7 years, and Minister of Music at Kingdom Covenant Centre with Dr. Pat Francis.    He has written and directed musical productions for over 15 years. Dr. Taylor is often featured as a Keyboardist, Pianist, and Organist!