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Peace River Bible Institute is a Bible College located near Grande Prairie, Alberta. Take a look at this book to learn more about who we are and what we offer.

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  • COME

    JOURNEYWITH US

    PEACE RIVER BIBLE INSTITUTE

    Take One

    PRBI Viewbook

  • Why Bible college?

    We believe that time invested in establishing your own relationship with Jesus Christ is crucial for living life well. A life lived following Jesus Christ has lasting meaning and impact. The challenge of course is developing an authentic relationship with Him. At PRBI, we focus on disciple-making, where a faculty or staff member, or upperclassman disciples you in your journey with Jesus Christ. As we get to know Jesus, our character grows to be like His and we take on His heart of service.

    We believe a solid understanding of Gods Word, the Bible, has the answers to life and equips us to know God, walk in His truth, and serve others in grace and truth. We focus on helping you develop a biblical worldview that answers your questions and the questions of others around you.

    Last, we believe a life of service reflects Jesus character and is an expression of our love for Him. At PRBI, we provide opportunities for you to explore your gifting and find your place in Jesus Christs kingdom here on earth, wherever you live and serve.

    As a Bible College for Life, we seek to help you lay a foundation for living your life well and for helping you bring Jesus into your world.

    Come journey with us in learning how to live life well with Jesus.

    Waldie Neufeld, Ph.D.President

    1 PRBI is committed to helping you establish a faith foundation for living life well.

  • To train believers to become disciple-makers who know God, model His character, and are able to build into others the life-changing principles of Gods Word.

    Our dream at PRBI is to see every believer in Canada become a disciple-maker who impacts their world for Jesus Christ! Disciple-making at PRBI is not just a course or program that you take, it is a way of life.

    Our vision of making disciples is incorporated into every aspect of the college. We are committed to walking with you as you attend classes, go to chapel, live in the dorm, participate in a care group, are involved in intentional mentoring relationships, eat in the dining hall, and participate in ministry, both on and off campus.

    Discipleship is a relationship where a spiritually minded person uses the Word of God to teach, reprove, correct, and train (2 Tm 3:16-17) a learner in Christ how to live a God-centred life in faith, wisdom, and love.

    DISCIPLE-MAKING VISION

    4PRBI is committed to training believers to become disciple-makers who impact their world for Christ.

  • 5Just as Jesus had the disciples carve out three years of their lives, we also believe the process of becoming a disciple-maker takes time. Academics at PRBI are designed to help you establish your relationship with Jesus Christ, understand what it means to become a follower of Him, and learn how to take others through the same process.

    Come get to know the personal God of the Bible through high-quality, college level courses where you are encouraged to ask questions about faith and life. You will be challenged to take biblical principles beyond the classroom, transforming the way you view life, interact in relationships, and fit into the greater picture of our world.

    Our faculty to student ratio allows our professors to engage in your spiritual growth beyond the classroom. They dont just see themselves as instructors, but as your mentors.

    Visit www.prbi.edu/AcademicProgram for the most current academic information.

    ACADEMICS

    PRBI is committed to teaching the Word of God through strong, biblical academics.

  • 8There is a long tradition among Canadian Christians of taking a year of Bible school before heading off to secular employment or university training. This year is a time of personal and spiritual development and lasting friendships.

    The Foundations of Christian Studies certificate (30 credits) is designed to give you a foundationof biblical understanding and ministry skills. It gives you an introduction to academics, discipleship, and helps ignite a passion for seeing Gods kingdom advance here on earth. Visit www.prbi.edu/CourseDescriptions for course descriptions.

    FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES (1 year)

    Bible and Theology (14 credits):- Acts- Bible Study Foundations- Foundations of the Christian Faith- Life of Christ- Old Testament I

    Undesignated Electives (5 credits)

    Applied Studies (8 credits):- Christian Life Development- Evangelism- Research and Writing- Field Education (1 credit)

    General Studies (3 credits):- The Church and the Arts

    PRBI helps students build a strong foundation for their life.

  • 9Our two-year diploma (66 credits) is designed to enhance your basic understanding of the Bible and basic skills of ministry. It will benefit those interested in lay ministry in the Church as well as those who will be going on to further education. It may provide the basic training for some vocational ministries. Visit www.prbi.edu/CourseDescriptions for course descriptions.

    ASSOCIATE OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES (ACS - 2 years)

    Bible and Theology (25 credits):- Acts- Bible Study Foundations- Christian Apologetics- Foundations of the Christian Faith- Hermeneutics- Life of Christ- Old Testament I- Electives (5 credits)

    Undesignated Electives (13 credits)

    Applied Studies (19 credits):- Christian Life Development- Christian Life Management- The Disciple-Making Process- Evangelism- Introduction to Teaching- Research and Writing- Field Education (3 credits)

    General Studies (9 credits):- The Church and the Arts- People Helping- Public Speaking

    PRBI values helping you establish a biblical worldview.

  • The Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree is a three-year program (102 credits) designed to deepen your understanding of the Bible and equip you with practical skills for service in a variety of ministry contexts. In addition, the BBS provides an excellent foundation for pursuing further education and vocations. This program provides increased opportunities for discipleship and leadership training. Visit www.prbi.edu/CourseDescriptions for course descriptions.

    BACHELOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES (BBS - 3 years)

    Bible and Theology (41 credits):- Acts- Bible Study Foundations- Christian Apologetics- Foundations of the Christian Faith- Hermeneutics- Life of Christ- Man/Sin/Christ/Salvation- New Testament World- Old Testament I- Revelation/God/Holy SpiritTwo of the following three courses: - Old Testament II - Old Testament III - Old Testament IVOne of the following two courses: - General Epistles - Pauline WritingsElectives (3 credits)

    Undesignated Electives (15 credits)

    Applied Studies (31 credits):- Christian Life Development- Christian Life Management- The Disciple-Making Process- Evangelism- Expository Preaching- Foundations of Leadership- Introduction to Teaching- Research and Writing- Field Education (6 credits)- Electives (6 credits)

    General Studies (15 credits):- The Church and the Arts- People HelpingTwo of the following five courses: - Church History - Literature Appreciation - Philosophy - Psychology - Sociology

    PRBI is committed to providing quality, affordable education. 12

  • Our four-year degree (134 credits) is designed to prepare you for vocational ministry. As a BRE student you will major in Bible and one of the following: Ministry Studies (pg 16), Pastoral Ministries (pg 17), Worship Ministries (pg 20), or Global Ministries (pg 21). This program also provides opportunity for more advanced and hands-on discipleship, leadership, and ministry training. Visit www.prbi.edu/CourseDescriptions for course descriptions. The following courses are applicable to all majors:

    BACHELOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (BRE - 4 years)

    Bible and Theology (54 credits):- Acts- Advanced Exegesis- Bible Study Foundations- Christian Apologetics- Church/Future Events- Ethics- Foundations of the Christian Faith- Hermeneutics- Life of Christ- Man/Sin/Christ/Salvation- New Testament World- Old Testament I- Revelation/God/Holy SpiritTwo of the following three courses: - Old Testament II - Old Testament III - Old Testament IVOne of the following two courses: - General Epistles - Pauline Writings- Electives (7 credits)

    Undesignated Electives (5 credits)

    Applied Studies (57 credits):- Christian Life Development- Christian Life Management- The Disciple-Making Process- Evangelism- Foundations of Leadership- Introduction to Teaching- Research and Writing- World Missions- Field Education (6 credits)- Electives (3 credits)- 26 credits towards Major (see Major pages)

    General Studies (18 credits):- The Church and the Arts- Church History- People Helping- Public SpeakingTwo of the following four courses: - Literature Appreciation - Philosophy - Psychology - Sociology

    At PRBI, you are taught to know God, not just know about Him.13

  • This four-year program allows you to major in Bible and Ministry Studies. This major is designed to prepare you for a variety of church, para-church, and community ministries. It is a flexible program which allows you the freedom to choose courses within your specific areas of ministry interest while still providing a solid foundation of widely transferable skills and principles for both ministry and further education.

    PROGRAM SPECIFIC COURSES- Church Discipleship Strategies*- Educational Principles and Practice- Expository Preaching- Ministry Studies Internship- Principles of Kingdom Ministry

    Approved Ministry Studies: You will choose