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Pursuit is a 4-month discipleship program designed for young adults to ‘seek first God’s kingdom’ through experiential learning, practical application, and missional experience resulting in spiritual growth, leadership development, and personal discovery in community.

Are you seeking a gap-year experience? Dedicate a season to spiritual growth, faith formation, and travel, while living in Christ-centered community building life-long friendships.

Two Start Date Options:

Join us for Fall Pursuit session (September – December) or for Winter Pursuit session (January to April)!

Explore each session to discover the exciting opportunities you can be involved with!

Fall Session

Beginning September and running to December, Pursuit’s Fall session focuses on camp ministries and exciting opportunities of travelling to Canada’s beautiful Pacific coast.

For 14 weeks, live in community with your fellow Pursuit team members in the SBC residence. Each service activity, class, and adventure will be done together with your team members.

Enjoy the broader SBC community by participating in barbeques, retreats, orientations, Care Groups, some classes, and other campus community events.

Enjoy team building adventures, service learning projects, and class time together with your team mates. Classes include Camp Ministry and Spiritual Formation. Students will build a biblical foundation and acquire leadership skills.

This is an active learning program! After kicking off the year with a Pursuit retreat, students will experience weekly adventure and team building exercises along with weekly service projects. Students will also participate in an inner-city mission week in Winnipeg.

Along with partnering around the community and surrounding area with local organizations, the Fall Pursuit team will travel across Western Canada connecting with camp ministries from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC with an extended time of travel to Canada’s Pacific Coast.

Winter Session

Beginning January and running to April, Pursuit’s Winter session focuses on outreach and exciting opportunities of travelling to Brazil.

For 16 weeks, live in community with your fellow Pursuit team members in the SBC residence. Each service activity, class, and adventure will be done together with your team members.

Enjoy the broader SBC community by participating in some classes, Care Groups, and other campus community events.

Enjoy team building adventures, service learning projects, and class time together with your team mates. Classes include Ministry 101 (Mission Xposure) and Experiential Leadership. Students will build a biblical foundation and spiritual formation.

This is an active learning program! After kicking off the year with a Pursuit retreat, students will experience weekly adventure and team building exercises along with weekly service projects. Students will also participate in an inner-city mission week in Winnipeg.

Along with partnering around the community and surrounding area with local organizations, the Winter Pursuit team will travel to Brazil partnering with Quest Brazil.*

*  Travel subject to COVID restrictions.

Seek First God's Kingdom

Spritual Growth

Study scripture, worship, and spend time in prayer. Discover tools of spiritual disciplines and faith formation. Develop healthy habits of obedience & faithfulness. Gain understanding in core Christian beliefs while demonstrating and sharing the Gospel.

Leadership Development 

Develop servant leadership skills for church and ministry. Through engaging teaching and practical workshops you’ll discover your personal character and gifts, practicing your leadership by leading a team and being part of a team.

Personal Discovery 

Serve in intercultural contexts across western Canada and pursue the Holy Spirit’s leading in your life. Realize your gifts and passions and practice discernment in mentor and peer relationships. Gain confidence in your direction for life as you follow Jesus in discipleship.

HOW IT WORKS

Experiential Learning 

We mix in-class lecture with real-world assignments. Regular off-campus excursions become remote classrooms, giving real-to-life context to our curriculum. Assignments are practical by nature, applying directly to student’s lives.

Practical Application 

We put into practice in our lives the principles taught in our classroom. Spiritual discipline exercises, personal Bible study habits, and leadership experiences are just a few of the ways we apply our assignments practically to our lives.

Missional Experience 

We develop servant leaders and disciples of Jesus by learning to value the global Church and experiencing other cultures. Students serve locally and travel across Canada to learn from missionaries and ministry workers.

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Experiences Designed for Growth 

  • Retreats
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Team Building Challenges
  • Ministry & Service Opportunities
  • Mentoring & Learning
  • Student Care Groups & SBC Student Life

Travel & Missions 

  • Two-week mission adventure in Western Canada
  • One-week Mission Xposure trip to Winnipeg’s core
  • 7-10 day service assignment in Manitoba/Western Canada
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Fall Session Cost

Tuition, Room & Board

$7,500

Canadian Missions Trips *

$2,000

Total

$9,500

*You may raise money to cover the cost of the mission trips. Fundraised travel portion may vary depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Winter Session Cost

Tuition, Room & Board

$7,500

Brazil Mission Trip *

$3,700

Total

$11,200

*You may raise money to cover the cost of the mission trips. Fundraised travel portion may vary depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions.

A WORD FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

I believe there is incredible value in dedicating a season of life to seeking spiritual direction. My passion is to see God transform hearts and lives as students pursue Him in all aspects of their lives. Pursuit is a tremendous opportunity to focus on faith, challenge your abilities, grow in confidence, form life-long friendships, and discern your purpose and calling.

Pursuit is based on the principle found in Matthew 6:33 which says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”. My prayer for you and for me is that we will embrace the sacrifice of putting Jesus first and pursuing God in all areas of our lives. I look forward to having you join us in Pursuit as we ‘Seek First.’

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