University description (as per official university website)
The mission of Nipawin Bible Institute is to see people intimately
know God and the Bible, grow spiritually in a vibrant community of faith,
and serve faithfully in the world with integrity, passion and relevance.
We value the Bible… God’s Word is completely reliable and relevant
in a world that is seeking answers. It is the final authority for life and the key to
spiritual growth and effectiveness.
We value spiritual growth… We seek to know and love God, and seek to
develop integrity of character, a sincere dedication to Christ, and a life of prayer.
We value equipping… Our goal is to equip people for humble and dedicated
service for Christ by developing their spiritual gifts, and their minds for Biblical thinking and discernment, through a balance of knowledge and practical experience.
We value the community of believers… Each individual should experience
genuine relationship, grace, respect, compassion and development as a part of
the Body of Christ.
We value strategic partnership… We seek to cooperate and integrate with
the ministry of the local church, and other ministries whose goal is fulfilling
the Great Commission.
We value evangelism & missions… We seek to cultivate compassion
for the lost in an educational context that actively incorporates sharing the gospel,
in both local and global contexts.
The Nipawin Bible College was born as a result of the prayerful and burdened vision of a group of Christian men from Tisdale, Saskatchewan in 1934. Their desire was to begin an evangelical and interdenominational Bible training centre in northeastern Saskatchewan which would equip young men and women for Christian ministry. The school was first situated at the junction of the Carrot and Leather Rivers, and was named 'Two Rivers Bible Institute'. God prospered the humble beginnings of this venture of faith and within the next twenty years, twenty-eight of the graduates had entered a full-time missionary career. In the mid-fifties, repeated spring flooding of the campus forced the school to relocate to its present 135 acre site just south of Nipawin. It was also renamed 'Nipawin Bible Institute.' God has continued to bless the work which He began and the Institute carries a rich heritage of deep spiritual convictions and standards which continue to characterize its ministry. The original goals and visions have not been lost. NBC continues to train Christian men and women for God's service.