Visiting Students

Visiting Students

Flexible Learning

Go deeper in a week of intensive learning

Eston College operates on a modular system. We deliver our courses in modular blocks of three weeks each. They mostly run like this:

Week 1Classroom Instruction
Spend five days on-site with excellent, intelligent, Spirit-filled instructors who will teach the course material. 

Week 2Ministry Trip or Project
Divide into teams and head out for 4-7 day trips across Canada to put what you have learned into action. Experiential assignments are a part of coursework. 

Week 3Assignments and Extra-curriculars
A week for research, projects, and crafting assignments. There are also extra-curricular activities that take place during this time.

As a visiting student, you can attend the Classroom Instruction week and negotiate with the teacher to complete an independent project when you head home if you are not able to join the Ministry Trip.

For more information about taking a modular course as a visiting student, contact our office and we will gladly talk you through the process.

Semester One

Module 3

Oct 23 - 27, 2023

arlene stinson

Biblical Foundations

Arlene Stinson

chris westby

Leadership

Rev. Chris Westby

jordan duncan

Philippians

Jordan Duncan

BTH 100

This course is a foundation for the study and practice of leadership based on a Christian perspective. The teaching will focus on leadership identity, leadership awareness, and leadership development. Each leader will be given the opportunity to grow, discover, and practice different aspects of leadership.

GNS 232

This course seeks to assist students in answering for themselves several of the foundational questions related to Scripture, including: Why are there 66 “books” in the Bible – Why not more? Or, Why not less? Are modern English translations a reliable transmission of the Hebrew and Greek documents of the Old and New Testaments? Why should this ancient collection of texts be authoritative for modern Christians? How should one interpret the Bible?

BTH 355/455

At the heart of Philippians is some of the most beautiful poetry about Christ in all of scripture, inviting us to experience and enjoy the person and work of Jesus more deeply. Throughout the book, Paul invites the reader to think about and contemplate Jesus in both theological and practical terms. This course will dive into the text, practicing our exegetical skills in real-time, allowing us to dive deeper into the humble heart of Christ so that we might, by the power of the Holy Spirit, imitate the One in whom there is peace and joy beyond understanding, and call others to imitate us, as we imitate Paul, as he imitates Christ.

Module 4

Nov 13 - 17, 2023

mandy ralph

Old Testament Survey – Part 1

Rev. Mandy Ralph

chantal gadsby-2

Human Sexuality

Rev. Chantal Gadsby

david hepting

Ages of Enchantment: Exploring the wonderful in the World of English Literature

David Hepting

BTH 110

The Old Testament is a part of God’s grand and beautiful story of who God is and God’s relationship with God’s people. Some Christians shy away from the Old Testament for various reasons but when they do, they miss a large part of God’s revelation to us. The Old Testament shows us so much about God’s character and work in history, and foreshadows the coming of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the New Testament. The purpose of this course is to help students encounter the Old Testament with fresh eyes, focussing on the archaeological and historical contexts, literary genres, theological perspectives, and personal encounters with God through these biblical books to bring new life to our understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures.

GNS 141

Within a psychosocial framework, the Intro to Human Sexuality course will examine the ways in which religion, science, culture, and the media influence our understanding of sexuality. This course will examine a variety of topics including identity, gender, love and communication, conception, sexual coercion, and sexual deviations. Students will be given the opportunity to practice empathy and further develop a Christian worldview of sexuality in order to practically apply their knowledge as lifelong learners, pastors, and leaders in our world today.

GNS 269/369/469

This course is designed for students to discover the richness of English Literature, the joy of discussing and examining it, develop their analytical skills in understanding it, and to hear what God might be speaking through it.

Module 5

Dec 4 - 8, 2023

mandy ralph

Old Testament Survey – Part 2

Rev. Mandy Ralph

sean stevenson-douglas

Church History

Rev. Sean Stevenson-Douglas

rob parkman

Homiletics

Rev. Rob Parkman

BTH 110 (cont.)

The Old Testament is a part of God’s grand and beautiful story of who God is and God’s relationship with God’s people. Some Christians shy away from the Old Testament for various reasons but when they do, they miss a large part of God’s revelation to us. The Old Testament shows us so much about God’s character and work in history, and foreshadows the coming of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the New Testament. The purpose of this course is to help students encounter the Old Testament with fresh eyes, focussing on the archaeological and historical contexts, literary genres, theological perspectives, and personal encounters with God through these biblical books to bring new life to our understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures.

GNS 214

The history of the Church is rife with revelations of the sovereignty of God, the heroism and villainy of humankind, and the wisdom gleaned from two millennia of life in the Spirit. This course is a survey of the history of the early Christian community (approximately 30AD – 1200 AD). It will help the student to understand the heritage of Christian faith and how to integrate its most fruitful thought and practices into the present. It will emphasize the theology and spiritual lives of men and women of God who defied the convention of their times to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to a world suffering under the burden of darkness.

PRM 249/349

Be prepared to have your passion for the word of God and for communicating dynamic messages ignited. Learn to work in partnership with the Holy Spirit to see life transformation in hearers. Become skilled at message development, effective communication techniques, connecting with your audience and the use of stories and illustrations. Speakers at all levels of development will benefit from the course and gain the ability to present more interesting and compelling talks. While the content is geared towards biblical preaching, students will find that many of the skills are transferable to the marketplace context.

Semester Two

Module 6

Jan 8 - 12, 2024

sean stevenson-douglas

Intro to Mission

Rev. Sean Stevenson-Douglas

mandy ralph

Biblical Archeology

Rev. Mandy Ralph

rev byron hardy

Colossians

Rev. Byron Hardy

PRM 110

This course will provide a foundational understanding of the Christian mission in the 21st century. In this overview students will be given a broad perspective of missions both locally and abroad. As a primary outcome of this course, students will begin to identify their own place in the greater Christian mission on a personal level as well as corporately with fellow members of the body of Christ.

GNS 147

The Bible was written and lived in a specific historical time and place, with its own traditions, language, and way of interpreting the world. Archaeology, the study of ancient human life, can help us to better understand how ancient biblical people lived and moved through the world. A better understanding of biblical people’s lives illuminates the living and breathing nature of Scripture and helps us to see God’s movement throughout history in love for his people, then and now.

Module 7

Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2024

mandy ralph

Intro to Theology

Rev. Mandy Ralph

jodi scholer

Biblical Worship

Jodi Scholer

BTH 175

At the root of the discipline of theology is the desire to know God better through study and the transformation of our minds (Romans 12:2). Learning the doctrinal understandings of the church, its historical development, and its root in Scripture, gives us context to begin our study of who is God. To better understand God, ourselves, and God’s mission for the church, the framework of this course will focus on the doctrine of the Trinity as God in relationship with self, God’s relationship with Humanity, and God’s relationship with creation.

Module 8

Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2024

arlene stinson

New Testament Survey

Arlene Stinson

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Christian Theology

Rev. Chris Smith

BTH 140

The course is intended to introduce students to the content of the New Testament (NT) and examine the stories, letters and poetry of this “New Covenant.” While the emphasis will be on the message and contribution to theology made by the individual documents, the students will be encouraged to engage the meaning and implications of the NT for themselves.

BTH 280

The task of theology is to explore and articulate the foundations, the boundaries, and the implications of our Christian faith. The study of anthropology, Christology, and soteriology in particular leads to a deeper reflection on the larger Christian story and the Christian worldview. This course aims to guide students into a competent understanding of doctrine and to prepare students for navigating contentious issues with Christlike maturity and living out their common faith as disciples of Christ.

Module 9

Mar 11 - 15, 2024

david hepting

Oral Communications

David Hepting

brian tysdal

Spiritual Formation

Rev. Brian Tysdal

GNS 250

Getting what’s in your head out of your mouth without mixing anything up can be an incredibly difficult task! All of us have some proficiency with speaking, but this is an area where everyone can grow by practicing. This class is designed to help students recognize their current skill in oral communication and related non-verbal skills, and also to provide space and tools to practice these skills. The heart behind this course is that as we grow in our ability to speak, we also will grow in our eagerness to proclaim the gospel.

Module 10

Apr 1 - 5, 2024

daniel z

Intro to Psychology

Rev. Daniel Zopoula

ron baker

Philosophy & Practice of Ministry

Rev. Ron Baker

david hepting

Integrative Seminar

David Hepting

GNS 234

The course is designed to assist students in the study of a Biblical and philosophical understanding of ministry. Students will examine their own understanding of ministry, consider the scope and practice of vocational Christian ministry, and evaluate current models of evangelical and parachurch ministry.

GNS 430

The stated mission of Eston College involves an integrated concern for discipleship, college-level learning, Christian worldview, and Christ-like character. This course is designed to develop even greater maturity in all of these areas. The course also provides junior and senior students the opportunity to build answers to various cultural, ethical and theological concerns on the foundation provided by the revealed word of God, building upon previous foundational courses at the college.

Who Can Attend?

A place and a space for every learner

Current Students

With a wider range of classes to choose from, Mods are the best way for you to branch out into your specific areas of interests.

Talk to the Registrar about which classes are best suited for you.

Alumni

Mods are the perfect way for Alumni to take their annual free class. Graduates can attend one audit class per academic year. Alumni will need to cover a minimal administration fee, plus room and board if staying on campus. If you wish to take the course for credit, you will need to pay the difference in tuition between an audit and credit course.

Visit our Alumni page for more information.

High School Students

Students in Grade 12 can get a head-start on their higher education journey by taking a Mod in their school break. You’ll get a good taste of life here at EC too.

Contact our Registrar to discover how this can work for you.

Visitors

Students from other education programs, and those who want to take a class for personal or professional development are invited to take a Mod at EC. Your results will be transferred to your current University.

Please contact our Registrar to make sure your desired class suits your current study situation.

Pastors

Eston College gladly offers one tuition-free Mod class to existing pastoral staff who are recognized by a congregation. You will need to cover a minimal administration fee, plus room and board if staying on campus.

Contact our Registrar to apply for your free class.

Seniors

Eston College gladly offers one tuition-free Mod class to Seniors (60 years and over). You will need to cover a minimal administration fee, plus room and board if staying on campus.

Contact our Registrar to apply for your free class.

Start your application today!
"To know the Scriptures and the power of God to further the Great Commission"

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