ACADEMICS

OUR PROGRAM

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

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THEOLOGY

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.

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BIBLE OVERVIEW

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.

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TOPICAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR: Divers

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.

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DEAN'S CHAPEL

PROFESSOR: Miscellaneous

SYNOPSIS: A biblical approach to current issues young adults face in the world today and how to deal with them in a way that honours Christ.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

DOCTRINE

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:

Autumn:

  • Introduction to Theology
  • Bibliology
  • Clean Theology
  • Angeology
  • Anthropology
  • Sin

Winter/Spring:

  • Christology
  • Soteriology
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Sanctification
  • Ecclesiology
  • Eschatology

REQUIRED READING:”ABC of Christian Theology” by Charles Ryrie, according to a preset schedule

BIBLE OVERVIEW

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.

REQUIRED READING:

  • 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.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Fall Session
(September – January)
Module Hours In Class
Doctrine
Overview of the Bible
Genesis
Ephesians
Communicating the Gospel
Ecclesiastes
Nehemiah
Proverbs
Living The Gospel
Romans
1-2 Timothy
Judges
Psalms
Interpersonal Relationships
Galatians
Practical Ministry
45
45
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
30
10
10
10
10
10
10
Total 250
Spring Session
(January – May)
Module Hours In Class
Doctrine
Overview of the Bible
1 Corinthians
Daniel
The Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of John
Apologetics
The Parables
History of the Church
The Acts of the Apostles
Making Disciples
Hebrews
Intercultural Training
The Stone Epistles
Apocalypse
Jacques
Practical Ministry
45
45
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Total 250
Summer Session
(May – July/August)
Module Hours of Internship
Intercultural Training
Practical Training
Foundation & Practice of Christian Camping

50
330
20

Total 400

These lists are subject to change

Students may begin their studies in September or January

Fall Session
(September – January)
Module Hours In Class
Doctrine 45
Overview of the Bible 45
Genesis 10
Ephesians 10
Communicating the Gospel 10
Ecclesiastes 10
Nehemiah 10
Proverbs 30
Living The Gospel 10
Romans 10
1-2 Timothy 10
Judges 10
Psalms 10
Interpersonal Relationships 10
Galatians 10
Practical Ministry 10
Total 250
Spring Session
(January – May)
Module Hours In Class
Doctrine 45
Overview of the Bible 45
1 Corinthians 10
Daniel 10
The Gospel of Mark 10
The Gospel of John 10
Apologetics 10
The Parables 10
History of the Church 20
The Acts of the Apostles 10
Making Disciples 10
Hebrews 10
Intercultural Training 10
The Stone Epistles 10
Apocalypse 10
Jacques 10
Practical Ministry 10
Total 250
Summer Session
(May – July/August)
Module Hours of Internship
Intercultural Training 50
Practical Training 330
Foundation & Practice of Christian Camping 20
Total 400

These lists are subject to change

Students may begin their studies in September or January

SCHOOL CALENDAR (2016-2017)

FALL 2016 (Subject to change)

Arrival of dorm students and registration
Orientation and evaluation exams
Beginning of classes
Canadian Thanksgiving holiday (Monday)
Mid-term break*
Midnight Madness youth eventh (Montreal)
End of classes
Christmas break*

September 5 (between 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
September 6
September 7
October 10
October 17-22(return to campus by 10:00pm on 23rd)
November 17
December 19
December 17-January 9

* During these periods, the dorms and dining rooms will be closed. Dorm students are responsible for making alternative arrangements.

Arrival of dorm students and registration September 5 (between 7:00pm and 9:00pm)
Orientation and evaluation exams September 6
Beginning of classes September 7
Genesis October 10
Canadian Thanksgiving holiday (Monday) October 17-22 (return to campus by 10:00pm on 23rd)
Mid-term break* To be confirmed
Midnight Madness youth eventh (Montreal) November 17
End of classes December 17-January 9
Christmas break* 30

* During these periods, the dorms and dining rooms will be closed. Dorm students are responsible for making alternative arrangements.

WINTER 2017 (Subject to change)

Arrival of dorm students
Missions Conference at WOL New York
Young adult conference (18 years+)
Snow Camp #1 (13 years+)
Snow Camp #2 (13 years+)
Snow Camp #3 (13 years+)
Snow Camp #4 (10 to 13 years old)
Midterm break*
Easter break*
End of French classes
End of Bible classes
Intercultural internship
End of term break*

January 9 (before 10:00pm)
January 19-21
February 4
February 10-12
February 17-19
February 24-26
March 3-5
March 6-11
April 14-17
April 28
May 18
May 19-June 3
June 4-10

Arrival of dorm students January 9 (before 10:00pm)
Missions Conference at WOL New York January 19-21
Young adult conference (18 years+) February 4
Snow Camp #1 (13 years+) February 10-12
Snow Camp #2 (13 years+) February 17-19
Snow Camp #3 (13 years+) February 24-26
Snow Camp #4 (10 to 13 years old) March 3-5
Midterm break* March 6-11
Easter break* April 14-17
End of French classes April 28
End of Bible classes May 18
Intercultural internship May 19-June 3
End of term break* June 4-10

* During these periods, the dorms and dining rooms will be closed. Dorm students are responsible for making alternative arrangements.

SUMMER 2017 (Subject to change)

Arrival of dorm students
Growth strategies
Christian Camping course
Graduation Ceremony
Summer Internship
Soul Fest

June 11 (Before 10:00pm)
June 12-16
June 19-23
June 24
June 26-July 29
August 3-5

Arrival of dorm students June 11 (before 10:00pm)
Growth strategies June 12-16
Christian Camping course June 19-23
Graduation Ceremony June 24
Summer Internship June 26-July 29
Soul Fest August 3-5

PRACTICAL MINISTRIES

Throughout the year, students get involved in a variety of ministries that allow them to put their faith into action and see God act.

LOCAL MINISTRY

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.

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FOLIES LUNAIRES

An overnight youth rally in a sports complex where hundreds of young people gather to listen to the gospel and have a good time.

SNOW CAMPS

These camps are organized on the campus of the school and attract hundreds of young people from all over the province and beyond.

INTERCULTURAL TRIP

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.

SUMMER COURSES

Students will have the opportunity to get involved in a summer camp or other ministry for a period of at least four weeks in the summer.

Enroll now for our Bible Institute Program
Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Semesters