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    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.

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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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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Why Do We Retreat?

By AJ Crocker

What role does a retreat play in our faith formation as Christians? Using Youth Quake as an example, AJ Crocker explores the power of retreating to the mountaintop for strengthening us in our walk with the Lord.

Mentorship Matters

By Sid Koop

Recent studies discovered that Christian mentorship is simply too important not to do. Here are some ways you can encourage mentorship for your kids and their friends.

How to Give Young People the Right Advice

By Kaitlyn Cey

Many would-be adult mentors find mentoring intimidating. Kaitlyn Cey offers a practical guide to giving young people advice as they find their faith and their footing.

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