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Classroom learning is absolutely necessary. However, our desire is to remove the classroom walls and include learning outside that space. With this in mind, we have implemented Pulse days: each Wednesday we examine different aspects of our “spiritual” pulse.

HEAD days—expand our minds by looking at specific topics that equip us for Christian ministry. In a recent Head day, we learned about a Christian's place in the political sphere.

HEART days—focus on our hearts as we are spiritually formed to become more Christ-like. Heart days include our spiritual emphasis times such as Ignite, Infuse, and Incite.

HANDS days—allow us to put our faith into practice. Hands days give us opportunity to engage in Serve Sussex and Serve New Brunswick, that take us to places like shelters, food pantries, prisons, nursing homes, police and fire stations, etc.

HABITS days—lead us to consider how we can practice our faith in our own lives. Habits days see us attending an annual retreat and learning how to be wise financial stewards.

Spring 2018 Pulse Schedule

DateTopicSpeaker 
January
10HeadRev. Brent DongellPulse Director, Program Director, Youth Ministry
Introduction & Sanctifying ContextDr. Steve LennoxPresident
17Hands
Serve Sussex
24Heart Rev. Garrett HowellFounder & CEO, Awaken Ministries, Colorado, CO
Infuse
31Habits Rev. Scott Prime & TeamPastoral Staff, New Hope Wesleyan Church, Truro, NS
Team Ministry Coaching
February
7Habits Rev. Richard StarksPastor, Independent Entrepreneur; Alumnus
Finances
14Heart/Head TBC
Healthy Habits in Marriage, Dating, & Being Single
21No PulseMonday Class Schedule
28Hands  Pulse Group Leaders
March
7No PulseMarch Break
14Head Dr. John Stackhouse Jr.Professor, Crandall University, Moncton, NB
"Winning the Friend, not just the Argument: How to Defend, and Commend, the Faith Today"
21Heart Rev. David HorneEurope Area Director, Global Partners, The Wesleyan Church
Incite
28Hands Pulse Group Leaders
Serve NB
April
4Heart Ms. Christian Wheeler Program Development Coordinator, Open Door Centre, Halifax, NS
Rev. Sharon GuptillPastor of Worship & Discipleship, Hillside Wesleyan Church,
Dartmouth, NS; Alumna
What We Can Do About Sex Trafficing in the Maritimes
11Head/Heart Rev. Dr. LD BuckinghamCEO - Buckingham Leadership Institute, Moncton, NB; Alumnus
Leading from a place of Security & Self-Worth
18No PulseSnow Make-Up Day
25No PulseCatch Up Day

Our group served at the Golden Years Fellowship at Penobsquis Baptist Church. We acted out a small skit and then followed that with a devotional and some fun games. The guest speaker approached me afterward and asked if we would do our skit at the Memory Cafe, a monthly meeting for those with Alzheimer’s. We are now in the process of making that happen.

Julie McLeod
Kingswood Student

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