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Why Living in Dorm Makes a Difference

By Spencer Meisner

At Briercrest College, dorm life is the foundation of our community and over 80% of students start in dorm. Here are three reasons why living in dorm will change your college experience for the better.

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    Closing the Gap on Social Distancing

    By Sid Koop

    Even in a time of social distancing, activities related to smartphones and digital media are linked to less happiness in youth. Sid Koop shares advice on how to close this gap and help our kids towards social, mental, and spiritual health.

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    9 Ways to Pay for Your First Year at College

    By Adam McNeil

    Private Christian education is expensive. However, each year students tell us that the cost is worth it, and more accessible than they thought. The average Briercrest student uses four sources to pay for school—here are nine you should know about!

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How Outdoor Adventure Changed My View of God for the Better

By Julia Hood

The Kaléo program is a gap-year program focused on leadership, academics, ministry, community, and adventure. Read about the difference the outdoor adventure component of Kaléo can make in your walk with God below!

Your College Application Questions Answered

By Jori Willems

Why should I apply early? Is applying committing to attend? College applications are open for Fall 2021, so we’re answering all your questions to help you have a stress-free application process.

Making Friends with Social Media

By Sid Koop

As social distancing continues, many families feel forced to live on social media in order to stay connected. Sid Koop discusses how families can build lasting digital discernment habits and why now is the right time to start.

3 Reasons Why I Love the NLT

By Carl Hinderager

Hear Carl Hinderager, PhD and Briercrest legend, explain why the NLT is his Bible of choice. No matter what translation you prefer, we promise you'll find his love for Scripture contagious.

How to Apply for Emergency Student Benefits (CESB)

By Adam McNeil

As of Friday, May 15, applications for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) are open. Read this quick guide to applying for student financial support, and then go get your money!

Church, Don't Forget About Camp Ministry!

By William Dmytrow

This summer, we all face the uncertainty of what distancing measures will still be in place due to COVID-19. Camps are no different, and their important ministry to this generation of youth and young adults needs our continued support.

Students: Here's Everything We Know about Emergency Student Benefits

By Adam McNeil

Post-secondary students and recent graduates, you may be eligible to receive $1,250 a month this summer. We’re here to keep you up to date on the unfolding Canada Emergency Student Benefit and other financial supports for students.

How to Model a Faith Worth Keeping

By Sid Koop

Both the Renegotiating Faith and Hemorrhaging Faith studies found that what was modelled within the family unit had a profound effect on the faith formation of the next generation. Here are some key ways to model authentic faith for your kids.

The Seven Stages of Coronavirus Grief

By Grant Poettcker

Dealing with mixed emotions lately? Dr. Grant Poettcker is here to put into words and GIFs how we’re all feeling as the realities of COVID-19 set in.

What Are We Asking of Technology?

By Joel Houston

Modern technology is radically altering our lives. Is uncritical acceptance of new technologies the right way forward for us as Christians? Joel Houston, PhD, poses six questions we should be asking of technology before we welcome it into our lives.

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My time [at Briercrest Seminary] has guided me deeper into God's Word, and helped me develop my gifts as I look forward to a life in ministry.
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