The Parole de Vie Bible Institute is a full 11 months program (September to July or January to December). Those completing the program receive a certificate in Biblical Studies. The year is divided into three sessions: autumn, winter-spring and summer. The last session includes an intercultural training course and a practical internship in summer camps where the students form the camp leadership. Each student must do the practical training or he / she can not receive the certificate. This internship can sometimes be done in another Christian camp or in another ministry approved by the management.
A typical week of school includes 15 to 20 hours of classes, 12 hours of study periods and about five hours of manual labor. Students are also involved in an evangelism program and participate in ministry on average every two weekends.
A TYPICAL WEEK OF STUDIES
PROFESSOR: Wesley Peach
SYNOPSIS: Theology is the science of God and His works. The Doctrine Course is designed to give students an overview of the major theological doctrines of the Bible.
PROFESSOR: Martin Jalbert
SYNOPSIS: This course provides an overview and a working knowledge of the 66 books of the Bible. The theme and distinctive features of each book are noted along with its contribution to the Scriptures as a whole.
SYNOPSIS: A more in-depth study of some of the Bible books as well as some biblical subjects. These modules last one week and are taught either by the resident professors or by professors coming from the outside.
Theology is the science of God and his works. The Doctrine Course is designed to give students an overview of the major theological doctrines of the Bible as follows:
REQUIRED READING:”ABC of Christian Theology” by Charles Ryrie, according to a preset schedule
This course provides an overview and a working knowledge of the 66 books of the Bible. The theme and distinctive features of each book are noted along with its contribution to the Scriptures as a whole. This help students understand the geography, history and culture of the Bible.
- The entire Bible during the year and write a title for each chapter.
- The introductory notes of each book of the “Bible with New Life Study Notes” (translation Second 21), following a pre-established reading plan.
SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020-2021 (may change)
|Arrival of students (Sunday between 1:30 pm and 4 pm)||August 30|
|Orientation and beginning of classes||August 31|
|Labor Day (Monday)||September 7|
|Meet & Greet Alumni||September 19|
|Outing (Youth Conferences, etc.)||October 9-11|
|Canadian Thanksgiving (Monday only)||October 12|
|Reading week*||October 19-24|
|Midnight Madness (Folies Lunaires) + Montreal Outing||To be determined|
|End of Fall Session||December 18|
|Christmas break*||December 19 – January 12|
|Arrival of Sping students||January 10|
|Mission Conference at WOL NY||January 14-16|
|Snow Camp #1 (Pre-teens)||Februay 5-7|
|Snow Camp #2 (Teens)||February 12-14|
|Snow Camp #3 (Teens)||February 19-21|
|Snow Camp #4 (Families and 18+)||Februay 26-28|
|Reading week*||March 1-6|
|Return of Reading week||March 7|
|Easter break*||April 2-5|
|End of the Spring session||May 20|
|Intercultural Interships||May 21 – June 3|
|Arrival of students||June 19|
|Graduation ceremony||June 19|
|Training/Prep. for summer camps||June 21 – July 2|
|National Day (Thursday)||June 24|
|Summer Camps||July 4-25|
N.B .: Outings do not involve all students at once, they will be informed in due time.
* During these times, the kitchen and dormitories will be closed and we expect students to return home. No food will be available in the kitchen. A student who can not return home (example: a student from overseas) will have to make his own arrangements for accommodation and meals.
Throughout the year, students get involved in a variety of ministries that allow them to put their faith into action and see God act.
At the beginning of the year, the students choose a ministry where they will have the opportunity to be witnesses of Christ. They have a choice of places like the Youth Explorers Club, a Christian Café, serving meals at the Salvation Army, and more.
CHOIR OR THEATRE
Choral groups travel throughout the year to present songs, sketches and testimonies in churches and Christian schools. In addition, they occasionally sing in camps and other rallies.
Intercultural missions trips lasting two weeks are organized in different First Nations communities in northern Quebec. In spring, students organize a fundraiser for these trips.
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Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Semesters