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This is a 3-part Flex Pac

Credit Value: Audit - The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Cost: $120.00

Part 1: Leadership I
Instructor: 
Pastor Don Delaney
Description:  
Everything rises and falls on leaders!  Leadership is not just something we do – it is who we are and what we are becoming.  “Good leadership” begins with a clear understanding of tested principles of management and human relations.  This course will help even those without the spiritual gift of leadership skills so they will be able to effectively lead and influence others.  Leadership I focuses on developing yourself as a leader.
Recommended Textbook: "Developing the Leader Within You", by: John C. Maxwell

Part 2: Leadership II
Instructor: Pastor Brad Dewar
Description:  The key role of a good leader is not merely to direct followers effectively, but to help them develop their own potential and become capable leaders in their own right. Leaders get things done. The leader who can develop leadership potential in those around him will be able to vastly increase the scope of what can be accomplished. This course teaches you, as a leader, to know how to develop those around you into capable leaders.
Recommended Textbook: "Developing the Leaders Around You", by: John C. Maxwell

Part 3: Leadership III
Instructor: Pastor Sheldon Ball, B.Mgt., C.A.
Course Description: This course is designed as an advanced leadership training class, moving past personal leadership to the leadership of teams and organizations. The topic provides the students with the understanding of training, reproducing and releasing leaders, effective delegation, building a team, working with volunteers, and effective coaching of staff. It will also provide a brief overview of the legal requirements in starting a church, including discussion on human resources and the Canada Revenue Agency.
Recommended Textbook: "Courageous Leadership", by: Pastor Bill Hybels

This is a 3-part Flex Pac:

Cost: $120.00

Credit Value: Audit - The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Part 1: Bible Doctrines
Instructor: Dr. Ron Swanson
Description:  “To set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us.” (Luke 1:1) By the conclusion of this course, the student will have: Gained a thorough understanding of the major doctrines of the Christian Faith. Been prepared for the defense of the faith – (1 Peter 3:15, Jude v.3) Have the ability to intelligently discuss both sides of complex doctrinal issues. Demonstrate the validity of his/her own beliefs, using the Bible. Have an understanding of important Biblical terms and what they mean.
Recommended Textbook: "Bible Doctrines" by: P.C. Nelson

Part 2: Hermeneutics
Instructor: Dr. Ron Swanson
Description: Hermeneutics is the study of the Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation.  In this course, we endeavor to teach the student how to correctly interpret Scripture and “rightly divide the Word of Truth”.
Recommended Textbook: "Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods", by: Rick Warren

Part 3: Life & Teachings of Christ
Instructor: Dr. Ron Swanson
Description: This course is a study of the life and teachings of Christ as reflected in the four Gospels. Included is an in-depth study of each of His major discourses, as well as a comprehensive look at the miracles recorded in the Gospels.
Recommended Textbook: The Four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) in the Bible.

This is a 2 Part FlexPac: 

Cost: $80.00

Credit Value: Audit - The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Part 1: Pastoral Care
Instructor: Pastor Sheldon Ball, B. Mgt, CPA, CA, M. Th (candidate)
Description: This course is designed as an introduction to the Biblical concept of pastoral care. The understanding of this topic provides the student with the basic concepts as outlined in scripture, as well as the different methodologies and strategies for effective pastoral care in the local church. A specific emphasis will be placed on the vital need of establishing and maintaining a small group ministry.
Recommended Textbook: "Small Groups for the Rest of Us - How to Design Your Small Groups Systems to Reach the Fringes", by: Chris Surratt 

Part 2: Christian Family
Instructor: Pastor Sharon Williams
Description: This course teaches a biblical foundation for life's priorities, marriage, the role of the husband and wife, effective confrontation and communication, how to raise whole, godly children using biblical principles as well as covering the subject of divorce and remarriage.
Recommended Textbook: "God, Marriage, and Family" by: Andreas J. Kostenberger and David W. Jones.

This is a 2 part Flex Pac

Cost: $80.00

Credit Value: Audit - The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Part 1: Old Testament Survey
Instructor: Pastor Rowan Fraser
Description: This course will increase your overall understanding and appreciation of the older (and perhaps less used) half of your bible. It will allow you to demonstrate an ability to use it skillfully and find things quickly. We will emphasize each book's basic theme, structure, and spiritual truths, as well as develop a high-level overview of the Genesis to Malachi's storyline.
Recommended Textbook: "What the Bible is All About", by: Henrietta C. Mears

Part 2: New Testament Survey
Instructor: Pastor Sheldon Ball, B. Mgt., C.A., M. Theology
Description: This course is designed as an introduction to the New Testament. The understanding of this topic provides the student with the key themes, focus, and intention of each book contained within the New Testament. The student will gain an overview of the background of each book’s writer and the cultural, political and economic circumstances of the historical period in which it was written.
Recommended Textbook: "Who Is This Man? – The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus", by: Pastor John Ortberg


This is a 3 Part Flex Pac: 

Cost: $120.00

Credit Value: Audit - The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Part 1: Faith 
Instructor: Pastor Nick Williams 
Description: The God-kind of faith is the same faith that God used to create the universe and every born-again believer has been given "the measure" of it (Romans 12:3). The Bible tells us that without faith it's impossible to please God. Therefore, it's of utmost importance that every child of God learns scriptural principles of faith, and how to increase their faith. We discover how to use faith to take hold of what belongs to us, how to see ourselves as God sees us, and why faith connects us to the supernatural so that we may dominate our natural circumstances. 
Recommended Textbook: "Faith - The Link With God's Power", by: Reinhard Bonnke

Part 2: Holy Spirit 
Instructor: Pastor Wendy Dewar 
Description: To become intimately acquainted with and develop intimacy with the person of the Holy Spirit. To be able to prove through Scripture that the Baptism of the Spirit is a legitimate experience, separate from the experience of Salvation. To undertake an in-depth study of the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit. With the overall objective being to be led by the Holy Spirit thereafter in everyday life and ministry.
Recommended Textbook: "Release the Gifts of the Holy Spirit" by: Drs. George and Hazel Hill (Available at The Victory Bookstore)

Part 3: Effective Prayer
Instructor: Dr. Ron Swanson
Description: In this course you will learn how to pray effectively in order to consistently receive answers to our prayers, and how to draw close to God through the discipline of daily prayer. This course consists of an in-depth examination of the nine kinds of prayer discussed in the New Testament, and the principles that govern them. 
Recommended Textbook: "Praying God’s Word" by: Dr. Hazel Hill (Available at The Victory Bookstore)

This is a 3 Part Flex Pac

Cost: $120.00

Credit Value: Audit - The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Part 1: Discipleship Training
Instructor: Pastor Dave Meyers
Description: The purpose of this course is: (1) to lead the students into a personal knowledge of God and intimacy with Jesus Christ; (2) to learn how to function in proper relationship to the body of Christ; (3) to harness the God-potential in your life through godly discipline and a proper understanding of God’s authority in your life; (4) to learn how to minister to those around you; and (5) to learn how to disciple new converts and lead them into a place of full surrender and obedience to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Recommended Textbook: The Life You’ve Always Wanted by: John Ortberg

Part 2: New Creation Realities
Instructor: Pastor Jason Silver
Description: The purpose of this course is to create within the student an awareness of what God has accomplished in us through the new birth. The revelation of who we are in Christ fundamentally affects every other New Testament truth. A proper Biblical understanding of this will allow us to operate effectively as believers in our relationship with God, Satan, and the world we live in. 
Recommended Textbook: "New Creation Realities", by: E.W. Kenyon

Part 3: Discovering Your Destiny
Instructor: Sherry Loewen, MACC
Description: God has created each one of us with specific spiritual gifts and talents. Each one of us was designed for a purpose to function in the body of Christ. This course is designed to help each student find and fulfill the call of God for their lives. Tests will be given to help evaluate each student as to their spiritual gifting, personality, and temperament, natural abilities, and focus on leadership development. The Victory Churches philosophy of ministry will be shared.
Recommended Textbook: "SHAPE" by: Erik Rees

This is a 2 Part Flex Pac

Cost: $80.00

Credit Value: Audit - The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Part 1: Growing A Healthy Church

Instructor:  Pastor Kelly Stickel 
Description: To give the student a better understanding of leadership and its role within the local church. This course will focus on leadership in the local church and, in particular, its role in the development of organizational systems. There are three basic elements that make a game worth playing: the object of the game, the rules of the game, and how to keep score. Building off of this concept, we will offer leaders a way to organize congregations for success by creating structure and systems that enable church life and health. We will discuss systems, culture, as well as the role of the board, the pastor, the staff, and the congregation.
Recommended Textbooks: "Winning on Purpose", by John Edmund Kaiser | "Simple Church", by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

Part 2: The Leadership Challenge

Instructor:  Pastor Kelly Stickel 
Description: To give the student a better understanding of leadership and its role within the local church. This course will focus on leadership in the local church and, in particular, its role in the development of organizational systems. There are three basic elements that make a game worth playing: the object of the game, the rules of the game, and how to keep score. Building off of this concept, we will offer leaders a way to organize congregations for success by creating structure and systems that enable church life and health. We will discuss systems, culture, as well as the role of the board, the pastor, the staff, and the congregation.
Recommended Textbooks: The Leadership Challenge – by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner | The 5 Levels of Leadership – by John C. Maxwell


This is a 2 Part Flex Pac

Cost: $80.00

Credit Value: Audit - The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Part 1: World Evangelism
Instructor: Dr. George Hill
Description: To equip students to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
Recommended Textbook: "Fasting for Breakthrough and Revival", by: Drs. George and Hazel Hill (Available at the Victory Bookstore)

Part 2: Apologetics: Facts for Creation
Instructor: Pastor Terry Murphy
Description: 1 Peter 3:15 – “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.” In today’s culture the Christian Faith is being challenged in the arena of ideas like never before. With secularizing of our society, and the rise of the anti-Christ spirit, believers need to be prepared with information that can help them defend their faith and also witness in an informed way to others.
Recommended Textbooks: In Six Days: Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation by: John F. Ashton PhD | In depth - Creation Basics and Beyond by: Institute for Creation Research

This is a 2 Part Flex Pac

Cost: $80.00

Credit Value: Audit - The student will be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.

Part 1: Pastoral Care 
Instructor: Pastor Sheldon Ball, B. Mgt, CPA, CA, M. Th (Candidate)
Description: This course is designed as an introduction to the Biblical concept of pastoral care. The understanding of this topic provides the student with the basic concepts as outlines in Scripture, as well as the different methodologies and strategies for effective pastoral care in the local church. A specific emphasis will be placed on the vital need of establishing and maintaining a small group ministry. 
Recommended Textbook: "Small Groups for the Rest of Us - How to Design Your Small Groups Systems to Reach the Fringes", by: Chris Surratt

Part 2: Leadership II
Instructor: Pastor Brad Dewar 
Course Description: The key role of a good leader is not merely to direct followers effectively, but to help them develop their own potential and become capable leaders in their own right. Leaders get things done. The leader who can develop leadership potential in those around him will be able to vastly increase the scope of what can be accomplished. This course teaches you, as a leader, to know how to develop those around you into capable leaders. 
Recommended Textbook: "Developing the Leaders Around You" by: John C. Maxwell