Christian Bible Studies and Courses
NEXT @ SouthRidge
What is NEXT? NEXT is a program that offers life and spiritual enrichment courses, seminars, support groups, workshops, and bible studies. Think of it like a place where you can go to learn about the things you find interesting or helpful in a setting that is friendly and welcoming.
The latest courses
Check out the list of courses to see what’s coming up. Don’t see something for you? Check back after this semester is over to see what’s new. Courses are available during fall (Oct – Nov), winter (Jan – Feb) and spring (Apr – May).
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Hold Me Tight: Created for Connection
In Person: Register and pay at the church office by Oct 23
Closing Date: Oct. 23rd
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Would you like to feel closer to your partner? Are you tired of arguments that never get resolved? Do you ever wonder what your partner really feels? Do you sometimes have trouble expressing how you really feel to your partner? Do you want to learn a positive approach to strengthening your relationship?
Friday, Nov. 3, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
$375 a couple (until Oct. 2, 2017)
$425 a couple (after Oct. 2, 2017)
Note: If cost is an issue for you, please contact Elizabeth Faulkner.
- Learn about the science of love and attachment
- Learn how to identify and correct negative cycles of couple interaction
- Learn how to become more open and responsive with one another
- Learn how to fix relational mistakes and create a secure base
- Learn to bond through sex and touch
- Develop your plan as a couple to keep your love alive
Each of the seven sessions in the workshop will include:
- Teaching of the theory and practice of love and the conversation
- Video clips of real couples having the conversation
- Private couple exercises
- Group discussion about the impact of the exercises
- Consultation with an experienced couple’s therapist
- Homework assignments
Take this chance to keep your love alive. You deserve it, your partner deserves it and your relationship deserves it.
Included in the cost of registration for this workshop is your own copy of Created for Connection: The Hold Me Tight guide for Christian couples, written by Dr. Sue Johnson, the creator of the program and the founder of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Cameron Keller is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with over 20 years of clinical practice experience. Specializing in couples therapy, Cameron utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – the most effective approach to couples counselling. Aligning perfectly with a Christian perspective on love and relationships and backed up by strong scientific evidence, no other approach yields such great outcomes and results. Cameron currently operates his own clinical practice out of an office in Langley BC, and also provides executive leadership to the longest standing faith-based counselling organization in British Columbia, the Burnaby Counselling Group (BCG), which was started in 1979. At BCG, Cameron leads a team of 12 Clinical Psychologists, Registered Clinical Counsellors, Registered Marriage and Family Therapists, Registered Social Workers, Pastoral Counsellors and Interns that provide thousands of counselling hours each year in the Greater Vancouver area. Moreover, BCG provides practicum and internship experiences for many students of the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) Program at Trinity Western University. He has also practiced in several other faith-based settings in BC including Sevenoaks Alliance Church in Abbotsford and Maple Ridge Baptist Church where he founded a counselling center in 1999. On a macro-level, Cameron is acknowledged nationally for his executive leadership of multiple mental health initiatives including the implementation of Canada’s first ever National Mental Health Strategy.
Johan (Ian) P. Verseveldt Ph.D., R.Psych., RMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor.
Ian is the Director of the Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program and is an Associate Professor at ACTS of Trinity Western University where he teaches in the area of couple relationships, family function, and the emotional, ethical and skill development of the therapist. He has been teaching at Trinity Western University since 1995. Ian has been working with individuals, couples and families since 1984. Ian now specializes in working with couples from an Emotionally Focused Perspective. He is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, supervising students and clinicians in Canada and abroad. He is a regular invited speaker and supervisor in Latin America where he teaches Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ethical Issues in Professional Practice, and The Self of the Therapist among other topics. Ian has been married over 30 years and has 5 grown children. He likes to spend time in the wilderness; hiking, and kayaking
Joshua Kruse Ph.D., R.Psych.
Joshua is the Pastor of Counselling and Care at Village Church. Part of his pastoral role is in supporting healthy marriages in the church through ministries and counselling. He oversees marriage ministries including Dating for Marriage, Marriage Prep, Marriage Course, and Marriage Retreat. He co-created the Dating for Marriage Ministry and Marriage Retreat Ministry with other pastors from the church and he developed the 6-week Marriage Course which he co-teaches with his wife Rachael. Joshua is also responsible for running the Counselling Department at Village Church, which includes training and supervising counsellors of varying levels of education and experience. Prior to working at Village Church, Joshua was an Assistant Professor at Trinity Western University in the Psychology department. His passion for coming alongside people to support and guide them in healing along with God’s call into ministry led him to move into full-time pastoral ministry. In addition, Joshua has a small private practice in White Rock. In his private practice he focuses his work on individual adults and couples. He works from an Emotion Focused Couples Therapy perspective which he finds gets to the root of couples’ conflicts. Joshua is married and they have 4 children. They enjoy spending time at the lake and doing family cooking challenges at home.
Understanding the Old Testament
This workshop attempts to give you some tools to navigate this complex collection of Israel’s scriptures. A key outcome is discerning how it all relates to Jesus and his mission.
Oct 30, 2017
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Since 1978 Dr. Perkins has taught biblical studies at undergraduate and graduate level. His primary focus is New Testament, particularly exegetical and hermeneutical issues related to the Gospel of Mark, 1 Peter and Galatians. He also teaches New Testament Theology, Exposition of Romans, Jesus and the Kingdom, Greek Exegesis and a Doctor of Ministry Course entitled “Spiritual Leadership in the New Testament”. Dr. Perkins served as President of Northwest Baptist Seminary from 2000-2010, providing leadership for Northwest Baptist Seminary, one of the five seminaries that partner to form the Associated Canadian Theological Schools of Trinity Western University. He served as Dean of ACTS from 1995-2004, giving broad academic direction to the academic development of ACTS, the Graduate School of Theological Studies for Trinity Western University. He also is one of the founding members of the Institute for Septuagint Studies at Trinity Western University. He remains active in church ministry, serving as an elder of SouthRidge Fellowship Baptist Church, Langley, B.C. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, a fellow of the Institute for Biblical Research and a member of the International Society of Septuagint and Cognate Studies.
Created to Lead: Women’s Leadership Book Study
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Created to Lead is for women who are passionate about their ministry both in the market place and the church. This course will look at leadership styles that will affect you and your circle of influence—whatever your context might be!
Sept 25, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 11, Jan 15, Feb 19
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Whether you are a woman who is a seasoned leader or someone aspiring to leadership who wants to gain further knowledge you will enjoy the interactive, engaging style as we go through 3 leadership books over 6 months.
Books will be supplied with registration. For the full benefit of your learning and the group please attend as many sessions as possible and preferably get a start on the book before the first session. Online attendance is available if needed.
September/October – The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni, led by Anna McMillan
November/December – Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, led by Kathleen McMillan
January/February – Leading me by Steve Brown, led by Tarra Wellings