Thrive Program Outline

Semester 1

  • The Story of God Part 1
  • The Story of God Part 2
  • A Life of Worship
  • Growing in Faith
  • Ministry 1
  • Ministry 2

Semester 2

  • Faith and Action
  • The Issues of Today
  • Skills for Effective Ministry
  • The Christian Life
  • Ministry 3
  • Ministry 4

 

Course Overview

The Story of God Part 1

This courses will explore the first half of the whole story of God; the Old Testament. Starting with creation, students will journey through the story of scripture seeing how each smaller story connects with one another, how it connects with the greater story of God, and how each student is a part of that story in the present day.

The Story of God Part 2

This course will explore the second half of the whole story of God; the New Testament. Starting with the intertestamental period, students will continue the journey through the story of scripture seeing how each smaller story connects with one another, how it connects with the greater story of God, and how each student is a part of that story in the present day

A Life of Worship

This course will explore what worship is and different expressions of worship. This course will look at how to understand what worship is, different ways worship is expressed, and help students to think more deeply about their own worship practices.

Growing in Faith

This course will look at what faith is and how it forms. Students will begin with an exploration of what christian faith is, then what roles do people and God play in this, and finally how to nurture and develop this faith in ourselves and in others.

Faith and Action

This course will explore how faith and personal action influence each other. Students will first look at how to understand what actions are really saying in a given setting. Next, students will look at how actions and personal beliefs influence and ought to influence each other. And finally, students will be encouraged to reflect upon their own actions and beliefs.

The Issues of Today

This course will look at popular issues that Young Adults and Canadian Society are currently facing. Students will dig into the issues that Canadians and Canadian Young Adults are facing. Students will learn how critically think about each issue, explore what the scripture says about it, and how to honour God with their involvement in these issues.

Skills for Effective Ministry

This course will explore practical skills, good practices and ethical principles that help in ministering to others effectively. This course will start with looking at foundational skills that are needed in effective ministry. Next, students will explore what good practices are and how they should be used and followed. Finally, students will explore ethical principles in ministering to other people.

The Christian Life

This course will dig deeper into issues and practices of a christian disciple. This course will look more deeply into personal choices. Students will look into areas such as marriage/sexuality, finances, social relationships, spiritual choices, and personal habits. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon more deeply their beliefs, personal habits, actions, and choices.

Ministry 1,2,3,4

This course is participation in a ministry setting alongside a mentor. Each semester students will participate in 2 Ministry courses, Ministry 1&2 in the first semester and Ministry 3&4 in the second semester. Ministry 1&3 will be a church based setting and Ministry 2&4 will be a community based setting. Students will have the opportunity to put into practice what they have been learning and a ministry mentor to help grow as a person and in ministry.