Eston College

Our Programs


Eston College offers a variety of programs with differing emphases. The programs are designed to contribute to the degree, but as students advance through each year there is increased flexibility for them to pursue particular areas of interest. Each program has a central core major of Bible and theology so that all programs are comparable in quality and attainment standards.


Find Out Which Program is for You!

Biblical Studies

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Biblical Studies is ideally suited for those wanting a biblical foundation before pursuing further education, those wanting to go into ministry, and those who are drawn to traditional academic Bible training.

Description

Designed to prepare students for an entry-level vocational ministry. Also designed to prepare students for further graduate studies in Bible, Theology, and Ministry. All other programs at Eston College transfer into this degree.

Objectives

With the successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Develop entry level skills necessary for vocational/ professional ministry including: the ability to work well within a leadership team.
  • The necessary communication skills specific to leadership responsibilities
  • The competence to equip others through formal and informal teaching settings
  • Develop a basis of biblical and theological understanding and expertise necessary for graduate level education in biblical, theological, and/or ministry studies.

Gideon's Call

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Gideon's Call is a program which emphasizes discipleship and evangelism through music. Students learn to write songs, play music, work together with unity & purpose, and disciple people in the musical communities in which they are called to serve.

Description

The Gideon’s Call program focus is on music ministry and evangelism. Gideon’s Call is designed for students interested in developing their musical talents and using them for ministry purposes. In addition to building a strong Biblical foundation students will be trained in musicianship, worship leading, songwriting, and ministry skills.

Objectives

With the successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Train, challenge, and encourage students in their call to music ministry
  • Establish a solid Biblical foundation for each student’s faith and lifestyle
  • Develop the character and skill set necessary to launch into music ministry
  • Give opportunity to use musical talents in ministry both in and out of a church setting
  • Make disciples of Christ who are equipped and driven to disciple others.

All courses taken within the program are accredited and may be transferred into another program

GO Discipleship

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GO Discipleship is ideally suited to those who want to serve the impoverished, disenfranchised, and marginalized. Destinations for ministry trips typically include soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and any place where mercy needs to be extended.

Description

The GO Discipleship program focus is on relationship, mentoring, teaching and training. The GO Discipleship program is designed for students who are interested in a more hands-on approach to ministry in a wide variety of settings and people groups. Emphasis is on social justice, discipleship, ministry.

Objectives

With the successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Acquire skills in communicating the Christian faith
  • Establish a Biblical Christian worldview
  • Develop skills in ministering to a broad range of people in various settings
  • Become a disciplined servant of Christ
  • Possess a Christ-like character

All courses taken within the program are accredited and may be transferred into another program.

Martyr's Life

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Martyr's Life is a program which emphasizes evangelism and ministry using the charismatic gifts of God, such as prophecy and healing.

Description

The Martyr’s Life program focus is on evangelism and intentional Spirit-filled living. Martyr’s Life is designed for students interested in developing and stretching their ministry skills in a dynamic manner. Daily students will be involved in learning and experiencing Bible centered, Spirit-filled, hands-on ministry. During the college year students will spend time both at Eston College and in a variety of ministry contexts.

Program Overview

  • Immersion in both Bible College and ministry field environments.
  • Corporate and personal mentorship under mature men and women of God.
  • 6-7 ministry trips ranging from 1-2 weeks each.
  • Intensive Scripture reading leading to a through familiarity with the written Word of God.
  • Training in the methods, theology, and practice of the supernatural power of God including intercession, prophecy, healing, dream interpretation, evangelism, discernment, and spiritual warfare.
  • Instruction that does not rely on traditional educational models but instead emphasizes collaboration, experimentation, critical thinking, and experiential learning.
  • Daily times set aside for intimacy with the Christ.

English as a Second Language

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ESL is designed for people who want to grow and mature in their faith while learning English. It is an immersion program with a curriculum based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks that provides the daily opportunity to study and communicate in English while growing in God’s Word and His Spirit.

Program Goals

  • Improve English comprehension in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Grow in knowledge and understanding of the Bible
  • Develop confidence in God’s ability to use ESL students in English ministry situations
  • Preparation for entry into the mainstream Bible program.

Program Overview

  • English immersion combined with an intensive English program with Biblical studies
  • Students are assessed at the beginning of the year and placed in one of three levels (CLB 1-8) most appropriate for their ability
  • Daily English classes taught by qualified, experienced ESL instructors.
  • Maximum ESL class size of ten students.
  • Special tutoring offered for Bible classes.
  • Travel in western Canada on ministry trips.
  • Opportunities to use English in ministry situations.
  • Enjoy Canadian cultural experiences.
  • Live with Canadian students in dorms, and make new friends