SBC graduates 44 in 2017

Ten EMC young people graduated.

EMC grads for 2017: (back) Helena Dyck (Steinbach), AA Bible-Theology; Adam Schmidt (Crestview), BA Christian Studies; Karissa Kruse (MacGregor), BA Christian Studies; Melissa Moman (Portage), BA Ministry Leadership; Mark Wiewel (Ridgewood), BA Christian Studies; Aganetha (Nancy) Reimer (Steinbach), AA Bible-Theology; (front) Kaitlyn Evans (Portage), BA Christian Studies; Gillian Plett (Prairie Rose), BA Christian Studies; Ashley Penner (EFC Steinbach), BA Christian Studies; Alex Peckinpaugh (Steinbach), BA Christian Studies. Credit: SBC

– Jillian Klassen

STEINBACH, Man.—Steinbach Bible College celebrated as 44 students graduated over the weekend of April 21-22. SBC’s theme for 2016-2017 was “Trust,” based on Psalm 37:3-7, which our graduates were encouraged to remember as they began a journey beyond the halls of SBC.

Our Spring Concert began the weekend on Friday by showcasing the student drama troupe New Creation, the worship band Free Servant, and features by two Conservatory students. Eight Activate and eight Certificate of Biblical Studies graduates were presented during the program.

Formal graduation exercises followed on Saturday at Steinbach EMC and saw 28 graduates presented with their degrees. Four received a BA in Ministry Leadership, 19 earned a BA in Christian Studies, and five received their Associate of Arts in Bible-Theology.

We were pleased to have Elton DaSilva, executive director for the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba, present the commencement address.

Valedictorian Ashley Penner (EFC Steinbach) shared, “SBC has provided us with incredible opportunities to learn and grow, helping us to build a foundation for the future.”

That is what we hope for: that SBC has been a place to help equip and empower these students for wherever God has called them to serve and that they would trust in His plans.

Graduation weekend ends SBC’s celebration of our 80th anniversary as a Bible college empowering servant leaders to follow Jesus, serve the church, and engage the world.

(Back): Helena Dyck, Adam Schmidt, Karissa Kruse, Melissa Moman, Mark Wiewel, Aganetha (Nancy) Reimer (Front): Kaitlyn Evans, Gillian Plett, Ashley Penner, Alyx Peckinpaugh

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