School of the Bible and Ministry

WSBM provides classes to equip Willingdon Church – head, heart and hands – to become more biblically literate and to serve more effectively in church and related ministry.

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What is Willingdon School of the Bible and Ministry?

Scripture is the primary way we can know God, and through it we learn what God cares about most in this world, and how we can best participate with Him, using our unique gifts for life and work in His Kingdom. This is why Scripture is the foundation of everything we do in WSBM.

You may have noticed that we added the word “Ministry” to the school’s title. Along with a continued focus on biblical studies, we also hope to equip the people of God for practical service in areas such as pastoral care and community outreach, for ministry both inside and outside the church family.

The psalmist said, “The entrance of your words gives light” (Ps. 119:130). We invite you into this learning community as we welcome together the light of God’s Word into our hearts.

Winter 2023 Courses

Check out the course offerings below.

  • Condensed

    Foundational Course

    WSBM 130 Intro to Biblical Studies

    Friday, Feb 10 – 7–9 PM | Saturday, Fri 11 – 9 AM – 5 PM

    Students are introduced to the historical, literary, theological, and confessional value of the Old and New Testaments, with special attention given to the Bible’s interpretation and application in the Mennonite Brethren tradition.

  • 8 Evenings Online

    Foundational Course

    WSBM 130SP Introducción a los Estudios Bíblicos

    Jan 24 – Mar 14 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM

    A través de este curso, aprenderá sobre el milagro de la Biblia, incluido su origen, colección y preservación. También se le presentarán los principios y prácticas básicas de hermenéutica y exégesis útiles para un estudio bíblico más profundo y una interpretación correcta de las Escrituras.

  • 8 evenings

    in-person (or zoom)

    WSBM 206 Praying the Psalms Pt. I

    Jan 26 – Mar 16 | 7 – 9 PM

    This course will introduce students to the practice of praying the psalms—using the psalms to express praise, lament, thanksgiving, trust, joy and anger. The course will also explore the contexts and poetic composition of some psalms.

  • 8 Evenings Hybrid

    Care Ministries

    WSBM 301 Called to Care: Foundations for Caregiving

    Jan 24 – Mar 14 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM

    Explore the biblical foundations for caregiving, the role and ministry of caregiving, equipping of the caregiver, those who need care, skills of caregiving, downsides & dangers in caregiving, finding balance & direction in caregiving and benefits of caregiving.

Bookclubs

Join us for bookclubs this winter on to Understanding the Bible. Pastor Angus will lead groups through How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Program Information

WSBM - Certificate Program

WSBM Certificate Program

Find out more about our certificate program which includes 12 college-level courses.

WSBM Policies

WSBM Policies

Find out more on admissions, Course Fees and Academic policies.

WSBM - MLA Style Guide

MLA Style Guide from CBC

WSBM courses use MLA citations for all papers. For more information, please view this style guide created by Columbia Bible College (CBC).

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