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.




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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).






Leadership

Created to Lead: Women’s Leadership Book Study

SEPT 25, OCT 16, NOV 20, DEC 11, JAN 15, FEB 19

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Hold Me Tight: Created for Connection

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In Person: Register and pay at the church office by Oct 23
Closing Date: Oct. 23rd
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Teaser Description
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?

Dates:
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

Cost:
$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.

The Hold Me Tight program has helped many couples strengthen bonds and enhance trust and communication.  During this event, you and your partner will:

  • 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
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.




Jordan & Israel Holy Lands Journey

Due to the complexity of this trip, online registration is not enabled. 

Teaser Description
This trip is designed to help people deepen their faith but having the Bible come alive before their eyes as they visit and walk the lands described in both the Old Testament and the Gospels.

Dates:
Leaving – Saturday, April 28, 2018
Return – Sunday, May 13, 2018
(16 Days)

Cost:
$5,329 CAD per person (based on double occupancy)

The participants will receive in-depth teaching from the trip leaders and a local guide as to the significance of each location from a biblical perspective.  Some of the locations that will be visited include: Petra, Mt Nebo, the Dead Sea, Bethany, Capernaum, Galilee, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Mt Carmel, and Jerusalem.
For more information about the trip talk to either Larry Perkins or Brent Chapman
Instructors: Dr. Larry Perkins
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.




Understanding the Old Testament

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Teaser Description
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.

Date:
Oct 30, 2017

Time:
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Room:
230

Cost:
$25

Do you wonder how the various books and sections of the Old Testament fit together? Are you able to explain the main ideas and themes that this diverse collection of writings addresses? Can you help someone understand how these 39 books relate to Jesus and the gospel? Do you want to make better sense of what you read in your 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.
Dr. Larry Perkins
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.



Understanding the New Testament

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Teaser Description
This workshop provides you with some tools to help you make sense of the various writings in the New Testament.

Date:
Nov 6, 2017

Time:
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Room:
230

Cost:
$25

We believe that the New Testament, as part of the Bible, is God’s Word for us. This workshop provides you with some tools to help you make sense of the various writings in this 27 book collection. You gain a sense of their historical place, their key ideas, and why people wrote them. Above all you will discern more clearly how they help us understand Jesus’ message and our mission today as his followers.
Dr. Larry Perkins
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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Teaser Description
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!

Dates:
Sept 25, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 11, Jan 15, Feb 19

Time:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Room:
230/220

Cost:
$70

Created to Lead is for women who are passionate about their ministry both in the market place and the church. We all have a group of people we influence, but do we know how to use the leadership skills that God has given us? This course will look at leadership styles that will affect you and your circle of influence—whatever your context might be!

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

Anna McMillan
Kathleen McMillan
Tarra Wellings



Partnership Seminar

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Teaser Description
This seminar is designed to provide you with a better understanding of who we are as a church, and how you can partner with us in what God is doing in and through SouthRidge.

Date:
Oct 2, 2017

Time:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Room:
Fireside Room

Cost:
Free

This seminar is designed to provide you with a better understanding of who we are as a church, and how you can partner with us in what God is doing in and through SouthRidge. We will cover topics such as our History, our Mission & Vision, our Beliefs, you’ll be introduced to our Leadership Team, and more. And it’s all done in a friendly and casual atmosphere, where you have a chance to ask questions and interact with our pastors.
Wes Linde
Wes has been with SouthRidge since 2012, bringing with him a refreshing enthusiasm connecting people into community (And learning names!). He is a Canucks fan and enjoys running, drinking coffee and gardening… maybe not all at the same time. He and his wife Christy have 4 absurdly adorable children. If Wes could be any fictional character, he’d be Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.