A leadership program of and


classroom-farshot.jpgCourses in the Kaléo program are modular, which means that courses are completed one at a time rather than over a typical school semester. The actual classroom time is most often completed in a five-day period when a Briercrest professor comes to Qwanoes, with the occasional exception of a course being spread over a longer period. This schedule allows for the other components of the Kaléo program to take place while everything seamlessly and holistically fits together.

Before each course, students are given a syllabus with pre-course assignments such as reading and research, and students complete papers and other assignments before and after the week of classes. Most courses also have final exams.

Here is a brief description of all the courses that will be offered during your year:

BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament

An introduction to the New Testament, emphasizing its theological, historical, and literary dimensions, as well as modern scholarly approaches to the study of early Christian literature.

BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament

An introduction to the Old Testament, emphasizing its theological, historical, and literary dimensions, as well as contemporary scholarly approaches to the study of the Old Testament.

BLST 230 Pauline Epistles

A survey of each of the Pauline letters with careful attention devoted to central themes and selected passages in Paul’s writings.

CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry

An introduction to the ministry of the church in all of its functions: worship, equipping, fellowship, and evangelism. The course includes a study of the structure, leadership, and objectives of the various ministries of the church with special attention given to the role of the laity in all aspects of church ministry.

CM 105 Perspectives in Mission

An introduction to interdisciplinary perspectives on Christian mission. This course introduces the biblical foundations of mission, provides an overview of mission history, examines some of the challenges that flow from the cross-cultural nature of this task, and considers aspects of current thinking on mission strategy.

IDST 200 Interdisciplinary Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity

Drawing upon various disciplines in the liberal arts, this course examines the much discussed cultural shift from modernity to postmodernity. Particular attention is paid to the influence that post-Cartesian philosophies, critical literary theories, and theologies have had on the shaping of contemporary faith and culture.

THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology

An examination of theological, historical, and practical aspects of Christian spirituality.

Note: Students with credit for THEO 112 Spiritual Formation may not take this course for credit. Also available through Continuing and Distance Education

THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology

An introduction to the basic teachings of the Christian faith. This course will introduce the nature, methods, and importance of theological study, and will survey Christian teachings concerning God, revelation and Scripture, creation and fall, humanity, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and the Christian hope.

Note: Also available through Continuing and Distance Education

YM 220 Camp and Youth Ministries

This course is designed to help students gain a vision for and an understanding of the power of camp ministry to impact today's children and youth, with application to a wide variety of ministries to children and youth both inside and outside the church.