2019 Annual Celebrate & Educate Dinner - GLOBAL SCHOLARS ...
On Saturday, November 2nd about 40 people gathered at the Christian Labour Association building in Cambridge, ON for an evening of celebration and education with Global Scholars Canada. The venue was amazing. The food was delicious. And the...
Sponsored by Global Scholars Canada and co-organized by Peter Schuurman, our Executive Director. A Report from Ross Jansen-vanVuuren, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chemistry Department, Queen's University 26 October, 2019 - On a beautiful fall morning in...
These videos were shared at our Annual Celebrate & Educate Dinner on Nov 2nd.
We love to hear from the GSC Scholars!
Stephen Ney in Sierra Leone
Manhee Yoon, Glen Taylor, Wendy & Adrian Helleman in The Gambia
Rudy & Marlene Wiebe in Nigeria
A WORD FROM THE
The days are getting dark. Yes, our hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere are shrinking, but I’m also thinking of the news: climate crisis, the plight of refugees, heightened racial and national tensions, mass shootings, and a weird spiritual indifference that seems to hang over the West.
We need hope. Hope for a future that is better. Hope grounded in God, and in his coming into our mess, to renew and redeem all things.
Consider this Advent that Christmas itself began in the dark. Many say the dark of a cave, maybe a stable. Regardless, its a picture that promises us hope comes in the dark places of life. God comes quietly, in small and humble ways, in the midst of political strife and personal upheaval. It wasn’t really a silent night.
Our global scholars are not going to make all the wrong things right. But they will bring something vitally important to the planet: hope. Hope that God is here, that he cares, and that he will come into our dark places and make things better. In fact, one day he will make all things right again. That’s good news.
Whether a scholar teaches English, physics, public health or engineering, they cultivate in their life and in their vocation the virtue of hope. Hope in a God who has changed things, is changing things, and one day will certainly change things for good. Hope in a kingdom of love, light and life. And that makes all the difference in what one teaches, how one teaches, and why one teaches.
Join us in living out good news of great joy for all people around the world. There is hope!
Loving Jesus: The Spiritual Heart of a Cosmopolitan Faith
An earlier version of this article appeared in The Christian Courier as "Born Again Kuyperians" on Oct. 23, 2017. Jesus said to people who rested in Old Testament covenant promises: "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come...
I recently co-hosted a conference at Queen's University on "Engaging the University"--a symposium on the integrality of faith and academics. One professor spoke up at one point when the discussion was centred on expressions of faith in the...
Andrew - Support to return to Ethiopia in the summer of 2020
Hellemans – Dissertation of doctoral student in Nigeria will proceed & successful distribution of new textbook co-authored by Wendy
Justice – Praise for conversations of faith with co-workers in Iraq
Stephen – Praise for immediate work for upcoming book fair upon safe arrival in Sierra Leone & continued good health for his wife
Anonymous - Safety & perseverance
Wiebes - Support and energy to finish edits for NT Greek textbooks & successfully fundraise for TPRA in Nigeria
Glen - Success with upcoming Gambian Scholarship fundraisers
Manhee - Blessings on family life in The Gambia
David, Jean & Ian - Find their niche in the global opportunities they have
Jeremy - Blessings on married life in Colombia
Staff & Board - Praise for all that 2019 brought to GSC and wisdom, energy, unity, and clarity for 2020
Society of Christian Scholars - Grow in God's will around the world
Click herefor the interactive map on our website to see where scholars are serving.
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HOW DID THE SCHOLARS FULFILL THE VISION & MISSION IN 2019?
According to the 2018-2019 academic year reports, the GSC Scholars:
Reached over 325 undergraduate students
Worked with 6 graduate students on theses, careers, research, etc.
Taught 31 classes
Served in 8 academic disciplines
Present on 11 campuses
Connected to 9 countries
42 scholarships in The Gambia since 2017 (10 in 2019)
What encouraging numbers from the GSC Scholars!
NEW STRATEGIC PLAN DEVELOPED IN 2019
HOW ARE WE MEETING OUR GOALS SO FAR?
Prayer by and for the scholars, board members and staff.
Regular times of Bible reading, scripture meditation, and devotions.
Consistent connection with the scholars to encourage them in their work.
Seek out connections with potential scholars across Canada.
Contact database doubled in 2019 by reaching out to potential mission partners, churches, and individual supporters through in-person conversations & presentations, email newsletters, the Society of Christian Scholars, and social media platforms.
Celebration & Education Events - International Global Scholars retreat, INCHE conference, Queen's Symposium, Annual Dinner, upcoming Power to Change conference.
Fundraising Plan developed and implemented in 2019 - we have some success so far.
GSC Part-Time Staff from left to right:
Harley Dekker (Finance Administrator), Peter Schuurman (Executive Director),
Anna Sklar (Program Administrator)
SUPPORT THE GSC TEAM
If you share the vision and passion for reaching campuses worldwide, seriously consider a donation to Global Scholars Canada.
Give to a specific professor, researcher, or administrator OR give to support the General Fund of GSC. This fund keeps the "home office" running smoothly, sponsors events, and allows for travel to raise awareness and recruit Scholars for the mission.