About Us

About Us

Canada Christian College is one of the most recognized Christian Colleges in Canada. It is led by Dr. Charles McVety, son of the college's founder Dr. Elmer McVety, and it enjoys record enrollment, fabulous faculty and many new programs to meet the challenges of today. The College is leading the nation in defending marriage, biblical morality and Christian leadership.

Vision Statement

Vision Statement

Canada Christian College is committed to changing the world with the Word of God through graduates in worldwide ministry, motivated by love for God and compassion for people.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

We exist to train and equip students for a powerful and effective ministry as servants of Jesus Christ in evangelistic, pastoral, counselling, teaching and cross-cultural ministries around the world.

Developing achievers for Christ

How did CCC acquire its heart to develop achievers for Christ?

In the 1950’s, Dr. Elmer S. McVety had a vision to see a College develop in Canada that could give aspiring young men and women a recognized degree and the appropriate training to be an achiever for Christ. Dr. McVety came from a long line of preachers. His father was a Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor, well respected teacher and dean of Winnipeg Bible College. His brother Ken was a famous missionary in Japan and brother Al, pastored some of the largest churches in Western Canada. Elmer’s brother-in-law was Billy Graham’s associate evangelist. Dr. McVety believed that Canada played a key role in world-wide evangelism but needed a world-class training institution to launch Canadians into the careers God had chosen them for. Dr. McVety prayed, sought God’s counsel, gathered together a group of qualified people to establish the College.

From the first day of classes in September 1967, the College was focused on producing effective Christian Leaders and it has not strayed from that purpose. The initial thrust was a Christian Arts program and Dr. McVety used the name Richmond College. Seven years later, the institution then launched the theology program with the name Canada Christian College. Richmond College offered arts programs at its campus on Steeles Avenue until 1981. The theology and counselling programs continued to thrive in Canada Christian College and the necessity for larger facilities arose. The College then moved to the University Campus in Toronto with facilities at 455 Huron Street. God continued to bring more and more students so a larger 50,000 square foot campus was acquired in Etobicoke. This facility could not contain the sustained growth. Therefore the College purchased its present 110,000 square foot campus at 50 Gervais Drive in Toronto.

Today, Canada Christian College is one of the most recognized Christian Colleges in Canada. It is led by Elmer’s son, Dr. Charles McVety and it enjoys record enrolment, fabulous faculty and many new programs to meet the challenges of today. The College is leading the nation in defending marriage, biblical morality and Christian leadership.

The Purpose and Nature of Canada Christian College Education

The Purpose and Nature of Canada Christian College Education

Canada Christian College has as its purpose, the training of men and women to become servants of God. By communicating the Word of God, our graduates become incarnate bridges between the message of the Gospel and the contemporary world. Although the presentation of theology has changed from generation to generation, the truth which theology has sought to communicate abides forever.

It is this truth which we at Canada Christian College seek to preach, teach and apply to the hearts of men and women for their salvation. Therefore, we hold the following principles of theological education to be essential.

Canada Christian College Education is Evangelical

Canada Christian College Education is Evangelical

The Gospel is the essence of the curriculum. The belief that in Jesus Christ, God’s nature, purpose and activity are supremely revealed, that God is at work redemptively in the world, that all men everywhere are sinners in need of redemption, that the study of theology is not for its own sake but is climaxed, not with a religious problem solved, but with a doxology to God and a commitment to mission—these are the fundamentals which constitute the foundation of our curriculum.

In other words, the central aim of the curriculum is to aid the student in understanding the Gospel, to deepen his commitment to it, and to encourage him to communicate it to others in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Of course, a first requirement of those who would be servants of the Gospel is a living, personal faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

Canada Christian College Education is Comprehensive

Canada Christian College Education is Comprehensive

It is the goal of Canada Christian College in its theological program to embrace all aspects of the student’s life: from his daily devotional habits to his learning in the classroom. A theological education is more than lectures heard, books read and assignments completed.

It is also worship in the chapel, private devotional life, interaction with teachers and fellow students. The College, therefore, is concerned with a biblical education that addresses itself to the whole person.

Canada Christian College Education is Biblical

Canada Christian College Education is Biblical

The Bible is the Word of God, the only rule and standard according to which all dogma should be judged. It is essential, therefore, that the Minister of the Gospel should have a thorough knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, be able to interpret them correctly, and be able to proclaim the Christ to whom they bear witness. Consequently, the Bible occupies the central place in the curriculum of the College.

Canada Christian College Education is Scholarly

Canada Christian College Education is Scholarly

A Theological education demands an earnest, thoughtful and disciplined approach to the Scriptures and the accumulated experiences and wisdom of the Church. While we acknowledge the fact that theological knowledge is not an end in itself, it is a means to an end and does require intellectual integrity and responsibility.

Furthermore, it calls for an eagerness to seek out the truth and a willing submission to the discipline of study.

Canada Christian College Education is Personal

Canada Christian College Education is Personal

Our curriculum at Canada Christian College is directed toward individuals who will be ministering to people. If the Gospel is, in fact, the expression of the redemptive love of God, and if the Gospel is essentially communicated through a relationship with a person before it can be fully appreciated and accepted, some people will never know or experience the love and forgiveness of God until they first observe and experience it through us. Therefore, a theological education must help to prepare the student to be sensitive to the needs of others and to teach them to give themselves to the meeting of those needs.

Canada Christian College Education is Practical

Canada Christian College Education is Practical

Every student must see the responsibility of relating the Gospel in its entirety to the lives of people in the everyday world. Therefore, supervised field experience in some aspects of communicating the Gospel must become an integral part of the student’s theological education as well as his personal Christian growth.

College Standards

College Standards

Canada Christian College has established standards of conduct, which are intended to create a Christian learning environment. Admission to the College is limited to those who agree to comply with these behavioural expectations which apply to every student.

All members of the community are responsible to:

  • •  Conduct themselves as responsible citizens.
  • •  Engage in an honest pursuit of biblical holiness.
  • •  Make the College’s mission their own mission.
  • •  Limit the exercise of their Christian liberty in accordance with the College’s mission and the best interest
      of other members of the community.

 
It is recognized that not every student will have personal convictions wholly in accord with the following application of these standards. However, all students are responsible to:

•  Obey the law and conduct themselves as responsible citizens who contribute to the welfare of the greater community (Rom. 13:1-7). Among other things, this precludes the use of marijuana and drugs for non¬medical purposes and conduct that disrupts. classes or the general operation of the College. It also includes demonstrating respect for the property of others and of the College.

•  Obey Jesus’ commandment to His disciples (Jn. 13:34-35) echoed by the Apostle Paul (Rom. 14; 1 Cor. 8, 13) to love one another. In general this involves showing respect for all people regardless of race or gender and regard for human life at all stages. It includes making a habit of edifying others, showing compassion, demonstrating unselfishness, and displaying patience.

•  Refrain from practices that are biblically condemned. These include but are not limited to drunkenness (Eph. 5:18), swearing or use of profane language (Eph. 4:29, 5:4; Jas. 3:1-12), harassment (Jn 13:34-35; Rom. 12:9¬21; Eph. 4:31), all forms of dishonesty including cheating and stealing (Prov. 12:22; Col. 3:9; Eph. 4:28), abortion (Ex. 20:13; Ps. 139:13-16), involvement in the occult (Acts 19:19; Gal. 5:19), and sexual sins including premarital sex, adultery, homosexual behaviour, and viewing of pornography (I Cor. 6:12-20; Eph. 4:17-24; I Thess. 4:3-8; Rom. 2:26-27; I Tim. 1:9-10).

•  Furthermore, married members of the community agree to maintain the sanctity of marriage and to take every positive step possible to avoid divorce.

•  Utilize careful judgment in the exercise of personal freedom (Gal. 5:16-6:10; Rom. 12:1-15:13; I Cor. 8:9-13; 13:1-13; Eph. 4:17-6:18; Col. 3:1-4:6; I Thess. 4:1-5:24). This entails the responsible use of time and material resources, and the honest pursuit of knowledge including regular attendance at classes, chapel services, and College events. It also requires that members of the community abstain from the use or possession of alcoholic beverages, tobacco in any form, other forms of substance abuse and all forms of gambling. Members of the community are to maintain modest, inoffensive behaviour in personal relationships. Co-ed living arrangements are not suitable for unmarried College students.

•  Furthermore, because many contemporary forms of amusement are of questionable value or diminish one’s moral sensitivities, members of the community are to use discernment in their choice of entertainment including television, movies, live productions and social dancing. Keep in mind that social dancing is not permitted on campus and dances may not be sponsored by College or student groups.

•  Furthermore, the College does not condone dancing at clubs where alcohol is liberally consumed, discretion in the choice of music is not exercised, and the overall atmosphere is questionable.

Academic council - Hearing Appeal

Academic council - Hearing Appeal

Canada Christian College has established standards of conduct, which are intended to create a Christian learning environment. Admission to the College is limited to those who agree to comply with these behavioural expectations which apply to every student.

In situations involving suspected violations of the Community Covenant and/or policies and guidelines of the College, students can expect a fair and reasonable response from the College. Minor violations will be processed by the Administration. Major violations will result in a hearing with the Academic Council and one appeal. Possible actions taken by the College may result in the following but not limited to:

Probation- the student remains enrolled with the understanding that further violations of Community Covenant and/or policies and guidelines of the College would likely result in suspension.

Suspension- an involuntary separation of the student from the College for a specified length of time. Parents of students under 21 years of age are notified and a temporary record is kept with the student’s transcript.

Expulsion - a permanent separation of the student from the College with a permanent notation on the student’s transcript. Parents of students under 21 are notified.

Graduation Refusal -if a student practices conduct in violation of the Community Standards the Academic Council may refuse to graduate the student.The College reserves the right to impose probation, suspension or expulsion upon students for cases of plagiarism.

Recognition

Canada Christian College and School of Graduate Theological Studies is fully recognized degree granting institution.

Doctrinal Statement

Doctrinal Statement

The faculty, staff and student body of Canada Christian College are united in their adherence to the biblical faith of historic Christianity.This faith is summarized in the following doctrinal statement. Each faculty member of the school is required to sign this statement annually indicating that he or she continues to adhere to these convictions without-mental reservation. Students are also required to sign this statement as part of the admissions process and again atthe time of their graduation.

I believe ...

  • •  I believe that both Old and New Testaments constitute the divinely inspired Word of God, which is inerrant.
  • •  I believe in one God existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • •  I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God in order that
        He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.
  • •  I believe that the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, of
        righteousness and of judgment and to regenerate, sanctify, comfort, give spiritual gifts and fruit to make
        us witnesses of Jesus Christ.
  • •  I believe that man is totally depraved in that of himself he is unable to remedy his lost condition.
  • •  I believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by Grace and received by personal faith in
        the Lord Jesus Christ, whose atoning blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of sins.
  • •  I believe in the water baptism of believers, symbolizing the believer’s union in the death and resurrection
       of Jesus Christ.
  • •  I believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper, commemorating the sacrifice of our Saviour for all
        mankind.
  • •  I believe the life of the believer is to be separated from the world by consistent conduct before God and
        man, and is to be in the world as life-giving light.
  • •  I believe in the personal and visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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