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 a fall Pursuit session (September to December) or for a winter Pursuit session (January to April)!
Seek First God's Kingdom
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Experiences Designed for Growth
- 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
Tuition, Room & Board
Canadian Missions Trips *
*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.’