The Experience Magazine 50th Year Edition

Canada: Owen Sound and Sherbrooke

Owen Sound, Ontario Amy Speck

The Word of Life Bible Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada was birthed out of a dream to extend our youth camping ministry and local church ministry into a place where young people could receive biblical training in Ontario. In 1984, Word of Life Canada acquired our beautiful 200- acre property on the Niagara Escarpment when it was purchased from another ministry. This became the site of the Word of Life Canada head office as well as week-long camps for teens and children in the summer and weekend camps in the winter. In 2002, the dream for an accredited Bible Institute in the province of Ontario became a reality when we welcomed our first Bible Institute class of 34 students to our campus. In the past 19 years, we have had the opportunity to train hundreds of young people in God’s Word, life and ministry. Students love the Owen Sound campus for its tight-knit, family-like atmosphere, beautiful rural location, completely updated and renovated campus, intentional discipleship with staff members, and the unique opportunity to be taught by a mix of resident professors and guest lecturers, all of whom specialize in various areas of Scripture and Theology. Students also get the chance to grow in their ministry experience as they serve one another during campus ministry and serve others during Snowcamp in the winter, youth camps in the summer, and in conjunction with various local church ministries.


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