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 Pulse Schedule

Date TopicSpeaker
January
Wednesday16Head Re-IntroductionMr. Josh Smith Director of Pulse and Supervised Ministry Experience
Wednesday23Habits Healthy Friendships and Relationship BoundariesDr. Bill Morrison Associate Professor, Educational Psychology; UNB, Fredericton, NB
Wednesday30Heart Spiritual Emphasis Week Dr. Chris Bounds Scholar in Residence and Professor of Theology, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY
February
Wednesday6Hands Serve New Brunswick Mr. Josh Smith Director of Pulse and Supervised Ministry Experience
Wednesday13Habits Managing Finances in Life and MinistryMr. Kevin Batman Chief Financial Officer, The Wesleyan Church, Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday27Head Young Adult TransitionsRev. Rick Hiemstra Director, Research & Media Relations, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Ottawa, ON
March
Wednesday13Hands Serve New Brunswick Mr. Josh Smith Director of Pulse and Supervised Ministry Experience
Wednesday20Heart Missions Emphasis WeekRev. Adam Jones Global Partners, Dearborn, MI
Wednesday27Habits Healthy Habits for Ministry LeadersMr. Chad MacDonald Regional Director Atlantic, C2Cnetwork, Halifax, NS
April
Wednesday3Head Emergency ReliefRev. Tanya Nace Executive Director, World Hope International Canada, Kemptville, ON; KU Alumna
Wednesday10Hands Serve New Brunswick Mr. Josh Smith Director of Pulse and Supervised Ministry Experience
Wednesday17Heart Biblical Worship is Active WorshipDr. Lester Ruth Research Professor, Christian Worship, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC
Wednesday24No PulseSnow Make Up Day
May
Wednesday1No 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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