Briercrest Blog

Institutional Impact

Michael Pawelke
President
    Posted: Jun 8, 2016

God alone will measure the true impact which we believe Briercrest continues to have as we live out our vision of inspiring leaders to equip the Church and to engage our world. We also know that we could not do anything without your—our loyal Briercrest and Caronport High School alumni--continued interest, prayers, and support for our mission. For your support, we are deeply grateful. Thank you!

 

The 2015-16 academic year has been filled with great opportunity as we:

  • Impacted just under 1000 high school, college and seminary students to be growing leaders who Equip the Church and Engage our World for Christ;
  • Challenged over 700 young adults in their discipleship at our new fall mission/discipleship conference, RETHINK;
  • Gathered 150 leaders together for equipping through Global Leadership Summit;
  • Celebrated Christ’s birth with thousands of our friends, alumni, and community members at our Christmas Musical;
  • Welcomed 1036 outside teens and youth workers to Youth Quake 2016 and challenged them with the claims of the Gospel and Jesus’ discipleship;
  • Learned together with dozens of guests on campus during Aboriginal Awareness Days;
  • Gave thanks to God as we celebrated with over 300 guests the 80th year of the ministry of Briercrest during our Spring Graduation;
  • Sent out and commissioned 126 College and 22 Seminary graduates (with several more CHS graduates yet to come!).

 

Friends, the year has been one filled with all kinds of good things and all kinds of challenges. We know that we are now entering an era where the Church and its message is not merely viewed as irrelevant, but as offensive to society and its norms. That means that the value of Christian Education itself will be under increased scrutiny in days to come. Thus, we ask that you will continue to stand with us in prayer, in commending your children and grandchildren to the life-changing education we offer, and in your financial support. We believe God will continue to do amazing things as we stand together in this great cause. Please pray for us that we would have the fortitude and courage to face both the known and unknown challenges still to come.

 

May you, your church, your family, and your co-labourers in the Gospel experience God’s richest blessing this summer.

 

Michael Pawelke, DMin

President

Briercrest College & Seminary