Columbia on the Road is a modified/shortened version of a variety of courses taught by our highly qualified faculty and delivered in 3 or 4 sessions (about 3-5 hours of lecture).
Our faculty have invested years of learning and classroom teaching in their areas of expertise and now offer their best classes in a shortened and condensed format to local churches. Each course includes multiple sessions that are suited for a weekend of educational activities, a Sunday morning series, or can be adapted to fit your individual needs. Whether you are looking for a speaker for a retreat, focus group, or leadership team in your church or organization, Columbia's faculty can provide an enriched learning experience in your local community.
For more information about Columbia on the Road, or to request another faculty instructor, please contact Service Learning.
|3 Session Course
|4 Session Course
*Costs cover transportation to locations within the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. For locations outside of the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (Vancouver-Hope), we request that the hosting church or agency cover the cost of transportation and provide lodging and meals for the instructor. A travel subsidy may be available from Columbia Bible College.
Specialized Seminars are shorter presentations taught by Columbia Faculty or Staff that can be tailored to suit specific needs in a church setting. Seminars are usually individual presentations but can involve longer-term training or coaching especially in the ares of training of church leaders or volunteers, leadership development, or skill development in Worship Arts, Sound and Lighting, or Youth Ministry.
Please note: Appropriate honorariums/remuneration is the responsibility of the church or host organization. Arrangement will be coordinated with the presenter, including travel and accommodations. For churches or ministries with limited resources, Columbia can provide a bursary to assist in costs.
Pulpit Supply gives churches the opportunity to utilize Columbia Faculty when a local pastor is on vacation or on a sabbatical, or when churches need a particular Biblical topic covered. Please indicate any preferred Faculty member on the Columbia at Church inquiry form.
Churches can request Columbia students, who are involved in developing their skills and heart for worship through the arts, to minister at their local congregation. Ministry teams include:
Travelling Ministry Team (10-20 members)
The Travelling Ministry Team is specifically designed to serve the church with contemporary worship combined with renewed traditional forms. The group is led by Shar Warkentin who has provided worship leadership in a church in the BC Lower Mainland for over 15 years. Her skills include leading and training worship teams, dramatic productions and choir productions.
Although not a requirement, please consider supporting this ministry financially through an appropriate honorarium/remuneration. Similar to athletics, the ministry of Worship Arts in churches represents a real cost to the college. Each student invests extra time beyond study requirements for this to be possible; Columbia relies on churches to assist in covering the costs and generous support for this ministry is much appreciated (a special offering for the college is one way churches can support this ministry). For churches or ministries with limited resources, Columbia can provide a bursary to assist in costs.
Worship Band/Team (4-6 members)
Every year students come to Columbia with a desire to worship God through their musical talent. Worship teams are created to lead in chapels and in churches. During the first semester (fall) these teams gain experience and training from our worship department and then are available to serve the churches in the Lower Mainland during the second semester. This ministry can be especially helpful for churches whose worship teams need a respite or break. A Worship Arts Faculty Member will provide oversight and assistance to work with the pastor or church leader to make this a beneficial and worshipful experience.
You may have a particular event that requires a special presentation - such as a Christmas Banquet or Women's Event. We have Worship Arts Faculty and students who may be the perfect fit.