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Columbia Bible College

City: Abbotsford     State: BC     Country: CANADA     

Contact: Rachel Becker     Email:     

Outdoor Leadership Certificate  

Delivery Method: Classroom     Language: English     

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School/College (if applicable): Outdoor Leadership

Program Vision:

Program Mission: Outdoor Leadership training is a step toward a lifestyle of adventure and learning. Through experiential learning, the Outdoor Leadership program at Columbia seeks to train people to their highest level of potential in Christian ministry, leadership, outdoor skills, and industry accreditation. Set in the heart of the Fraser Valley, Columbia’s campus is perfectly located to provide access to the incredible opportunities for recreational adventures and experiences students require as they develop as outdoor professionals. During their time of study, students are moments away from world-class skiing/snowboarding, ski-touring, rock-climbing, mountaineering, sea kayaking, white water rafting and more. At the center of the Outdoor Leadership program is experiential education. Experiential education, defined as "learning by doing, combined with reflection", is at the heart of the Outdoor Leadership program. Students will spend approximately fifty percenty of their studies engaged in modular skills training, field courses, and certification programs. This hands-on experience will ensure that graduates are well-prepared to excel in the outdoor tourism or adventure careers.

Institutional Mission: Located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, Columbia Bible College provides faith formation and professional ministry preparation for Christians of all ages as well as supports the churches of the region in the fulfillment of their mission. The College provides both formal and non-formal learning opportunities alongside its role as a resource center for theological information in the region. Theologically, Columbia is evangelical Anabaptist and is operated by two regional Mennonite conferences, British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and Mennonite Church British Columbia. Columbia is accredited by the international Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and is designated with the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Advanced Ministry of Education in BC.