SEMBEQ : 40 years Celebrating the Faithfulness of God
All rights reserved SEMBEQ: 40 years Celebrating the Faithfulness of God Editor: René Frey Management of publication: Jessica Healy Translation: Daniel Henderson Revision: Judith Henderson, Louise Denniss Graphics and page-layout: Marie-Ève Therrien Malenfant Research for photos, timeline and annex: Aristide Therrien/AGS SEMBEQ
© Published November 2014, Under the direction of François Picard, by: SEMBEQ 9780, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal (Québec) H1L 6N6 CANADA Printed in Canada
This memory book has been generously provided by the Heron Family Foundation.
Dear brothers and sisters, Looking back over the past 40 years and reflecting on God’s faithfulness towards SEMBEQ, I am moved by the men and women who have served generously and sacrificially in the moments that mark our history. Our Lord has given us many professors and conference speakers who have invested themselves in us because of a love for Quebec. I am deeply grateful for each of them. As well, I am thankful for all of the devout employees and administrators that have served with us over the years. I am also thankful for the volunteers who have offered their time and talents in the production of documents, mailings, conferences and anything else that was put before them. Finally, our seminary would not have been sustained without the financial support from our generous partners and the prayers and supplications of the saints. It is impossible to name all of you, but “God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.” (Hebrews 6:10, ESV) Thank you! Our experience intertwines with those from different families of churches and with missionaries sent by God, each having contributed to the mission according to their calling. We give thanks to God for what He has done in Quebec. We are also pleased to work with other families of churches for the advancement of the Gospel in Quebec. To this end, we have formed a Gospel Coalition called Sola. “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:14-15, ESV) Our pioneers shared with Paul the vision of ensuring that the deposit would be passed on to the next generation and that sound doctrine would continue to be at the heart of all our activities within our church family. I pray that our pastors and leaders would declare like Paul, “I am innocent of the blood of all, for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.” (Acts 20:26-27, ESV) I pray that we would be passionate for the Gospel and rooted in the Word of God. Our hope is that this album of memories would inspire acts of thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father for his faithfulness. Happy Anniversary, SEMBEQ.
François Picard President, SEMBEQ
me m o fr rd a e h e v a h u o y t a h ...and w esses n it w y n a m f o e c n se re p e in th be l il w o h w n e m l fu h it fa to entrust able to teach others also.
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— The Apostle Paul (2 Timothy 2:2 ESV)
A Word from our Director of Studies
François Turcotte I have been encouraged to read the story of God’s faithfulness towards SEMBEQ during the last 40 years. It is also important to look forward to the future, specifically, where is SEMBEQ going academically? In 2013, we inaugurated the release of three new bachelor level programs. A team was commissioned to the task of reviewing SEMBEQ’s curriculum from the ground up. These three new bachelor degrees are the fruit of one year of that team’s labour. The content of each course was carefully thought through and now the material is better organized, and ministry competencies are considered throughout the student’s formation. Our future students will be much better trained for ministry work. The Practical Training Guides (GAP) and the Character Development Exercises (DFC) are now officially integrated with the courses with greater support for coaching. Coaches will also receive regular coaching themselves.
In the meantime, I am working with our directorate of studies to bring our professors around a common theological vision. We are also looking for theologians who may be called to serve the Church with us. My dream is that SEMBEQ would be a tool that God uses to train the succession of pastors and ministry workers in Quebec and that we would influence the Church internationally.
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SEMBEQ has initiated the process of officially being recognized by the Ministry of Education in Quebec. We would also like to begin to improve our master’s level courses so that we can serve our churches by training the future teachers and future pastorscholars in a church-based environment and, who knows, maybe even a doctoral program one day.
François Turcotte Director of Studies
A Word from the Director of AEBEQ Gilles Lapierre The Impact of SEMBEQ Amongst our Churches and the Training of Ministry Workers
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Each family of churches should be preoccupied with theological education. Having ministry workers well-trained in the Scriptures is a determining factor for both church health and growth. Since the founding of the Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Quebec (AEBEQ) in 1973, our pioneers recognized this need and founded SEMBEQ as a response. Despite its humble beginnings, SEMBEQ responded well to the needs of the churches being planted by training both young pastors and church members. God provided for SEMBEQ by providing both teachers and the necessary financial support. We are thankful and give Him all the glory! SEMBEQ was used to train the majority of our ministry workers and its DNA has been imparted throughout our family of churches; namely, the importance of keeping the leaders within their local church for the duration of their ministry training. SEMBEQ is a ministry accountable to AEBEQ, which exists to serve our churches and support them in the training of their ministry workers. The training of ministry workers is not disconnected from the reality of the mission field. Our future pastors receive academic instruction, training of ministry competencies, and character formation, all while serving in their local church under the supervision of their coach. Because of this model, more than 80% of our graduates are still actively serving in ministry after 10 years. We give thanks to God for how He has used SEMBEQ to grow and strengthen our family of churches.
President of AEBEQ
A Word from the Board of Directors
Jean-Marie Fahmy I was led to SEMBEQ by Mr. Phillips in its early stages. I learned that I could study the Word of God in my local church while remaining active in the ministry without leaving my family or my job. I have had the privilege of serving with faithful and godly men who were 100% devoted to the work of the Gospel. I have been greatly inspired by SEMBEQ’s pioneers: Phillips, Alexanian, Cotnoir, Frey and Lemoine. Most recently I have been encouraged by Farley, Picard and Turcotte who have received the baton from them. During my time spent with these men and observing some of the first church plants, I learned quickly that the training of disciples was essential to the success of these new church plants and the continued spiritual health of the Christians and ministry leaders within the Church.
As I give thanks to God for the past 40 years and for everything He has done through SEMBEQ, I would also like to give thanks for everything He is continuing to do. I pray that He will continue to lead this ministry, which he has given to the Church in Quebec for his glory, for the advancement of the Gospel, and the advancement of the name of Jesus Christ!
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It gives me much joy to see the fruit of SEMBEQ’s ministry which God has provided during the past 40 years. I am thankful for the passionate men in leadership and on the Board of Directors and for our missionary-employees who have been devoted throughout the years to the vision of training within the local church, all for the sake of the Gospel and the advancement of His work.
Member of SEMBEQ’s Board of Directors since 1978
Testimonies from Our Editors 6
Jacques Alexanian First Decade - 1973 to 1983
As time goes by, I am realizing more and more that I have nothing to say except how God has led, what God has accomplished, and how God has answered. When the wave of the harvest swept over Quebec in the 1970s, we were overcome with a sense of helplessness. Ministry workers were far and few between, and I would cry out, “Lord of the Harvest, the needs are overwhelming and we don’t even have a loaf of bread or a fish!” But God... At the beginning of this first decade we asked God for 10 new ministry workers. God answered with 39! We asked God for 10 new churches, but He added 35! There is only one possible explanation; this growth was the work of the good and gracious hand of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God.
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Second Decade - 1983 to 1993
For 35 years I wore two hats: pastor of a local church and teacher in our seminary. During the past 40 years, SEMBEQ was for me a second home where God would feed and provide me with continued training, sharpening me so that I could be a better pastor/teacher for my flock and for the Church in Quebec. In reading the summaries of the past four decades as the general editor, I rediscovered the variety of gifts that God has given to SEMBEQ: the vision of Jacques Alexanian, the flexibility of Jacques Grenier, the heart of François Picard and the patient discipline of Jessica Healy. In particular, the second decade has helped me appreciate the spurts of growth that God granted our school when it was in need, much like a teenager who outgrows his clothes too fast! And God who began this good work among us ...
Third Decade - 1993 to 2003
I have been edified and moved by the reflection that has been awakened through writing the story of SEMBEQ’s third decade. Looking back, I feel encouraged and rewarded for the hours that I spent travelling while my wife faithfully supported me and was at home taking care of our three kids. I feel honoured to have been able to give testimony to the excellent work that was offered by men and women of God for the advancement of the work of God and the growth of leaders serving the Lord. He has shown His power and made His glory known through His servants who are faithful to the mission that He gave them. I pray that this ministry may continue in the third generation of ministry workers already in place.
Richard Chouinard Fourth Decade - 2003 to 2013
During my research on SEMBEQ’s fourth decade, I was impressed to see how God responded to those who prayed for SEMBEQ’s work. More and more servants are being trained for his glory! During this time, I also noticed how much of an impact SEMBEQ has had on my own life. I recently read Bill Phillips’ biography and I was touched reflecting on the fact that although he is now in the presence of the Lord, I am part of the fulfillment of the vision that the Spirit put on his heart. “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2) These words from Jesus were not only a teaching, they are also a promise!
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1973 - 1983 The First Decade
40 Years ... SEMBEQ Remembers
The First Decade
By Jacques Alexanian
Textbooks on the history of Quebec will often be silent on the topic of Protestantism in New France, even though there is a rich Protestant history in the archives. In the 16th century, God used the printed pages of the Bible to trigger an evangelical revival that has never before been seen since Pentecost. God’s Holy Spirit stirred both Martin Luther in Germany and John Calvin in France. The good news of Jesus Christ expanded, and in doing so turned a multitude toward Him.
The Gospel in New France The Inheritance of the Brave French Protestants, also called Huguenots, were present in Canada since the beginning of colonization. Jacques Cartier was of protestant descent; his voyage in 1534 was supported by a Huguenot named Philippe de Chabot, who was the governor of Burgundy and Normandy. Jean-François de Roberval was the first to bring a Calvinist presence to Cap-Rouge, near Quebec City in 1641. Jean-François was protected by King François I who named him “Lieutenant General of Canada”. He died for his faith in Paris, in 1560. Pierre de Chauvin, who was the captain of the French Army and Navy, was also a Calvinist. In 1596, his four ships—Don de Dieu, Espérance, Bon Espoir and Saint Jean—were used as a means of business development and colonization. Chauvin was the founder of Tadoussac in 1600. The Catholics would accuse him of only bringing pastors to his colonies. Another Huguenot, Pierre de Monts, became the Governor of Acadia in 1603 and founded the first permanent colonies in both Acadia and in Quebec City. De Mont was more concerned about meeting the needs of the colonies rather than personal gain.
The historical section of this chapter is written intentionally because we cannot understand our present situation without understanding our roots. I am passionate about history because it repeats itself, but since few people are interested in learning from the past we are destined to repeat it. The disciples of John Calvin were some of the first Europeans to step foot in the New World. America was the land they fought for. Then, in the 19th century, Evangelical Christians made their way to Quebec. It is a glorious story, but not many are aware of it. At the dawn of the 20th century, the Gospel was at the verge of extinction in Quebec. The Lord had mercy on us, and a movement of the Holy Spirit blew across our province in the 1970s. Will history repeat itself? Each generation must be vigilant.
- J. Alexanian
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The Gospel Invades the New World
at Bethel Church in 1978
He considered Samuel de Champlain to be a great collaborative partner, recruiting him and entrusting to him expeditions that would shape his destiny. Calvinist Oppression Guillaume de Caen was the last Protestant to have a historical impact on New France. He became captain of the Navy in 1619 while holding a monopoly on the fur trade. At this time, the dark cloud of state persecution was approaching. In 1621, an officer for the Récollets (a group of Franciscan missionaries and preachers) departed for France, armed with a petition demanding the exclusion of Huguenots from colonization. From 1626 on, he was forbidden to return to Canada and the following year, his fur-trade monopoly was taken from him. After eight religious wars, the crowning of Henry IV gave Protestants the right to practice their faith. However, his grandson, Louis XIV, wanting to become a champion of Catholicism, decided to eradicate all traces of what he considered Calvinist heresy from his kingdom. On October 18, 1685, he retracted all the liberties that had been granted to the Huguenots ordering pastors to leave the country within 24 hours and demolishing all of their church buildings while forcing conversion. Of 300,000 Huguenots who fled, many of them were ransacked, raped or even killed. France lost some of its greatest talent to the benefit of surrounding countries. The Baron of La Hontan was among those who rose up against these actions. In 1728 he wrote, “I am surprised that instead of making the Huguenots leave France we do not have them sent to Canada. I am convinced that if we had given them assurance of the freedom of conscience, there would be many who would have had no difficulty establishing themselves there.” Unfortunately, history proved otherwise.
The First Wave of Evangelicalism in Quebec
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The Swiss Missionaries The first wave of evangelicalism in Quebec started in Geneva in 1817, when a Scottish businessman by the name of Robert Haldane began a study on Paul’s letter to the Romans among a few students. The power of God’s Word unleashed a revival that led many people to salvation. Henri Olivier, along with his wife and several others, were swept up by this same wave of God’s Spirit and received the calling to serve in Canada. On October 25, 1834, Henri Olivier arrived in Montreal with the desire to evangelize the Sioux First Nations People; but he was persuaded by Mr. Perkins, a Presbyterian pastor, of the great need for the Gospel amongst French Canadians. The Swiss Missionary Society refused to support the Oliviers because they were no longer reaching pagans with the Gospel. Mrs. Henriette Feller and Mr. Louis de Roussy arrived in Montreal the following year and immediately noticed that the Roman Catholic clergy was controlling the population of the city with an iron fist. Because of the high rate of illiteracy among the French speaking population, Henriette concluded that the spread of the Gospel would start with education. With this vision, God guided them towards the Acadian settlement called Grande Ligne (“The Great Road”, also known as “the King’s Highway”), and in the summer of 1837, the first French evangelical church was founded in Canada had baptized 16 adults as confessing believers of Jesus Christ.
Evangelism Door-to-door evangelism proved to be very effective for the progression of the Gospel in Quebec. These missionaries pioneered this Gospel work in many towns and villages as they went door-to-door, sharing their faith by giving Bibles. Due to a lack of hotels or motels in these small towns, some of them even slept outdoors. In 1840, at the age of 28, Louis-Léon Normandeau, the Vicar of Acadia, heard the Gospel and came to Christ. Soon after his conversion, he joined Mrs. Feller and Louis de Roussy. De Roussy took charge of Normandeau’s theological training. De Roussy recounts the addition of this new worker:
For so long, we have asked the Lord to send missionaries into his harvest. Our eyes turned to Switzerland… and behold! The Lord answered in such a way as we never would have thought… Oh! How wonderful are the ways of God! The Harvest Ripens During the final decades of the 19th century, there were many conversions. The Presbyterian Church had 95 church communities. The institutes at Grande Ligne and Pointe-aux-Trembles took care of pastoral training. Several public figures were won-over by the Gospel, including five Catholic priests. Charles Chiniquy, who was considered to be the crown jewel of Protestant preachers, says that his mother reading the Bible to him at the age of 8 or 9 played an integral part in his conversion. God used him as an instrument for the salvation of thousands of people. The Harvest is Incomplete Towards the end of the 19th century, many people who witnessed God’s work in Quebec believed that the Gospel would take Quebec by storm, but unfortunately, the opposite happened. Why?
2. Immigration to the United States Oppressed and financially boycotted, hundreds of families immigrated to New England. 3. Anglicization and assimilation The Gospel created new friendships between English and French-speaking Canadians. Often considered traitors by the Catholic Church, the welcoming of English Christians led to interethnic marriages where English often dominated. This meant that churches soon became bilingual, and then completely English speaking. 4. Sound doctrine abandoned Most Protestant churches gave-in facing a trend of unbelief influenced by the theological schools. The Bible, which is our only foundation, was put into question. The Grande Ligne mission had around 70 Baptist churches spread out among the St. Lawrence Valley, but with the abandonment of sound doctrine, by the 1930s, only a handful of them remained.
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1. The fierce opposition from the clergy Catholic priests criticized evangelicals in their sermons and this often led to violence.
Second Evangelical Wave
The Pioneers The vision for evangelizing Quebec was born among Englishspeaking Baptists from Ontario.
God stirred the heart of W. S. Whitcomb and gave him the burden for evangelizing La Belle Province. While he was still a professor at Toronto Baptist Seminary, he convinced the board of directors to make it mandatory within the program of every student to learn French. The Lord of the harvest sent Wilfrid Wellington to Val D’or along with Murray and Lorne Heron in 1938. A few years later, a bilingual church was planted in Hull, Quebec. Their first elder’s meeting took place in a Volkswagen Beetle. Tom Carson was a young seminarian who spent his first summer in Montreal doing door-to-door evangelization despite having only a working knowledge of French. When he finished his studies in 1937, he moved his family to Drummondville, and soon after arriving, he planted L’Église Baptiste de la Foi (Faith Baptist Church). The Lord overflowed Tom’s cup during the last twenty years of his ministry. He joyfully finished well at L’Église Baptiste Montclair de Hull (Montclair Baptist Church), howing served the Son of God whom he loved.
Tom C arson
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Yvon Hurtubise was one of the rare Franco-Ontarians that was won by the Gospel. He put his faith in Christ when he was 26 years old. Neither threats of violence nor prison could rob him of his passion to evangelize his people. Eventually, the Lord led him to Drummondville to take care of L’Église Baptiste de la Foi. The church soon began to flourish and became a source for ministry workers. Murray Heron was convinced by God that Quebec was his missionary field during his time at seminary. Even when he had not yet mastered the French language, open-air evangelism was an effective way to draw crowds. While he was still pastoring at Chomedey, Murray worked as an ambassador for SEMBEQ.. Lorne Heron was a generous man who was nicknamed “farm boy.” He decided to put a hold on his studies for a year so that he could work and support his brother Murray on the mission field. As soon as Lorne finished his studies, he took off to Northern Quebec. Despite the fierce opposition from the clergy and repeated time spent in jail, these heroes of the faith gave precedence to the glory of spreading the Gospel.
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Ernest Keefe. While Ernest was preparing to become a star junior hockey player, he was hit in the head by a puck and nearly died. His mother had always warned him not to wait until a disaster struck before giving his life to Christ. The Spirit of God opened his heart not only to salvation but also to missionary work. Ernest was a true evangelist; he even kept tracts in his tuxedo jacket on his wedding day. The Baptist Church in Asbestos is the fruit of his ministry.
Phi am i l Wil
William-Henri Frey came from Switzerland to study at Toronto Baptist Seminary. Once he completed his studies, he returned to Switzerland and had a very fruitful pastorate. Twelve years later, our Fellowship invited him to lend a helping hand in Quebec. The Lord knew that our family of churches was in need of written material. Thanks to William, the journal Le Phare (The Lighthouse) was published. It was used as a powerful evangelism tool for many years. This brief survey of our pioneers makes me feel a bit like the author of the book of Hebrews 11:32. What more should I say? There is not any room to talk in detail about Newton McKenzie, Danny Lesar, Élisée Beau, Jean Flahaut, Jack Cochrane, Alan Johnston, Weldon Clark, Jan Gazdik, Gabriel Cotnoir, Marcel Cotnoir, Lionel Gosselin, Fernand Petit-Clerc, Roger Bacon, George Ayer, Arnold Heron, Gordon Freeland. These men and women sacrificed their own ambitions by faith and faithfully served their Master. They accomplished wonders to the glory of their God and today, ‘‘God is not ashamed to be called their God.”
The Great Upheaval
The Social-Political Revolution in Quebec Maurice Duplessis Many changes came along with Maurice Duplessis’ arrival as the 16th premier of Quebec, from 1936 to 1939 and 1944 to 1959. He incited a spirit of nationilism among the people of Quebec. The English were seen as more barbarian because they were more interested in dogs than in children, more interested in sports than in religion, and preferred money over art. However, according to Conrad Black, Duplessis gradually developed Quebec into a welfare state (a
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William Phillips, also known as Bill among his close friends, was amongst the group of men who suffered for the Gospel in Northern Quebec. He was presented with the opportunity to begin a work in Maniwaki. He was welcomed by the clergy who declared him a communist.
In 1973, the founders of SEMBEQ learned that I had been trained as a teacher at the Universit y of Sherbrooke’s facult y of medicine. This began a 40-year adventure with a ministry that gre w near to my heart. At our apartment in 1974, a young Christian woman bab ysat my two-year old girl and my 6-month old baby while I revised SEM BEQ’s first translated courses. At SEMBEQ’s fir st congress in Ville Sai nt-Laurent, I gave a workshop to our first stu dents. The workshop was titled, How to Complete an Exam and How to Prepar e an Assignment. These wor kshops established the very foundations of the seminary. In 1975, wit h the help of a pastor’s notes and his sup ervision, I prepared SEM BEQ’s first course written by a Quebecker, Essential Doctrines 1. Aft er that, I had the opportunity to prepare a course called, “How to Sch edule a Course”, so that we could see more and more courses written by Quebeckers. I have fond memories of the pio neering work of SEMBEQ, seeing the enthusiasm and the zeal of all the workers in training and enjoying the privilege of being enriched by a job where I was immersed in Scripture! — Gisèle B. Girard
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government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens). Therefore, it was necessary for Duplessis to diminish the overriding rule that the clergy played if Quebec was to enter the modern era. And with the invasion of radio, television, cinema and the press, many new opportunities were available in this previously closed society. The Quiet Revolution It was election day when I first visited Quebec in June of 1960. Everywhere I went I constantly heard the phrase, ‘‘Maîtres chez nous’’ (Masters in our own house). Curious about what this phrase meant I asked a few of my collegues, but not even one of them could explain it to me. Since I was American, I spotted a parallel between the AfricanAmerican’s Black Power and the Quebeckers’ Maîtres chez nous. When I arrived with my family in Quebec in 1963, the province was in turmoil, socially, culturally, morally, religiously and economically. The Way of the Cross and the Plow were replaced by education.
The ar ri in 196 val of the Alexan 3 ian fa mily
Vatican II Pope Jean-Paul XXIII wanted to refresh the Catholic Church by bringing changes to Catholic teaching. His goal was to reconcile religion with the modern world. In 1962, he organized the Second Vatican Council, but this idea was preceded by the publication of a book, The Impertinences of Brother Anonymous on September 6, 1960. This book sold over 100,000 copies in a very short time in a society where 10,000 copies was considered a best-seller. In this book, the author mercilessly attacked the poverty of thought in a Catholic society, denounced fear-based religion and critiqued the archaic educational system. This small mass-market paperback book along with Vatican II had a ripple effect forcing the clergy to surrender and accelerating the Quiet Revolution.
Some our mi ssionaries behind bars Prayer As evangelical Christians, we affirm that the God of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is sovereign and that He will build His Church. With many of our missionaries being arrested, spending time in jail or even facing trial at the courts in Rouyn on October 1, 1947, the Canadian Press and Time Magazine were prompted to cover these stories. These news stories mobilised large numbers of Christians in Canada and in the United States to prayer. The Spirit of God was preparing us to receive His refreshment .
The Time of Refreshment The Evangelical Revival of the 1970s When God’s Spirit Prepares a Harvest The 60s was the decade that shaped modern Quebec. Not only was Quebec’s religious structure shaken, it was completely torn down. Many Catholic clergymen were confused. One morning, in my office at the church, a young seminarian came seeking a Protestant pastor because his professors were destroying his faith. He had told me on more than one occasion, “Our priests are more interested in talking about social activism than about God.” During the next 20 years, God would use these changes. During this period of doubt, the generation of those fifteen to thirty years old became the ground where evangelical churches were born and grown.
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Jean Lesage, also known as the father of the Quiet Revolution, who was Quebec’s 19th Premier as a result of these elections, prioritized education reform as a means to modernization. This meant rejecting the role of the Catholic Church in the educational system. Also during this time, the economy was in the hands of English-speaking Quebeckers. Thirty years later, French-speaking Quebeckers earned their place in the world of business and industry.
Finally, Heavenly Rain
Bernard Guy, W. S. Whit Raymond comb, Charbon n eau, and Pau l Pouli ot
After more than a century of drought, a time of refreshment and heavenly rain came. Many people were converted to Christ; small churches were being planted all over the place. Many people had a vision to reach the campus for Jesus Christ. In 1971, Claude Laverdière was the first Quebecker to be sent from the church in Sherbrooke to evangelize students attending the CEGEP and University. This idea that took hold in other regions in Quebec and the burden of Yvon Hurtubise and Ernest Keefe to harness the youth spurned the founding of JBEQ.
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Multiplication of Evangelism
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The most beautiful pages of Evangelical history were written during the 1970s and 1980s. The Gospel was being proclaimed on the streets, in the parks, at the campuses, during exhibitions, by telephone, through movies, through the radio, on television and through mass evangelism. Even weddings and funerals became fertile ground for the proclamation of the Gospel. It was also a time when school and church buildings were available at a bargain. The Multiplication of Churches The Holy Spirit confirmed His presence among us by
Jacques Alexani an spea a conve king du ntion ring
placing visionary men all across Quebec: Cotnoir in Lake Saint-John and Victoriaville, Frey and Phillips in Montréal, Hurtubise in Drummondville, Gadzik in Quebec City, Alexanian in Sherbrooke and Outaouais and Beau on the South Shore. These men were driven by a spirit of unity. They needed that spirit because they were all from different places around the world: Europe, the United States and different Canadian provinces. They knew how to put their differences aside and how to help each other. This spirit of unity maximised the little resources that we had and allowed our churches to grow in many different ways. Our churches grew quickly, but where would we find workers? Out of our twenty churches, seven were without pastors.
The Training of Ministry Workers The Pains of Childbirth When Jesus said, “...everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40), he was not speaking abstractly. Our Lord was following Hebrew tradition in which knowledge in the Old Testament was closely tied to life. No one would ever have considered to know something unless they had put that knowledge into practice. Jesus did not just preach to the disciples and assume that they understood because they were being taught by the Son of God. It was therefore not surprising to see that Jesus chose his disciples so that they might be with him.
In the 60s, Quebec had built itself a reputation of being a cemetery for missionaries. Most people did not want to cultivate that barren wasteland. However, in spite of this, we knew that we needed workers in the field immediately; we just did not know where we would find them. Since Bible school is intended to train missionaries, we started looking to them to train ministry workers. At first, several candidates that seemed qualified for the ministry were sent to the outside of Quebec for training. Unfortunately, this decision did not take away the immediate urgent need of finding new ministry workers. On top of that, more leaders were being moved by the Spirit towards newly formed churches. Missionaries were the first to recognize the importance of training the new recruits in the Holy Doctrine. Because of this, we wanted to create a traditional theological school, but since
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For three years, the twelve apostles followed Jesus’ teaching ministry; He knew that unless He invested Himself in the lives of his disciples, the proclamation and establishment of the Church that He promised would never happen. In return, the apostles trained ministry workers as they made disciples. The principle of entrusting the ministry to faithful men who have been put to the test was well established in the apostolic church (2 Timothy 2:2). In the 70s, there were more churches than workers. We often said to one another, if God would send us new missionaries we would be better equipped to fulfill the Great Commission.
we did not have the means to do so, we could not. We had no money, no teachers, no campus, and none of the infrastructure that traditional schools had, but the Lord of the harvest planned to make the local Church a place of training; this was a plan we were not expecting.
The Birth of SEMBEQ: The First Phase of God’s Faithfulness We were the first to see churches multiplying while struggling with the training of ministry leaders lagging behind. In 1963, the Spirit of God blew across Central America in full force. During this time, in Guatemala, church-based training was born. This approach to theological training is now called Theological Training by Extension. In the beginning, the idea was to bring the seminary close to who was preaching in the church and to train all of the saints to do the work of the ministry. This model of training circled the globe before coming to Quebec.
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In December 1972, a few ministry workers from the French Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches met with Ivor Greenslade for three days. He had established many centers of training throughout Latin America. On December 7th, Bill Phillips, Élisée Beau and Jacques Alexanian were put to the task by the Association to put in place a training model that would work well in Quebec. The news of SEMBEQ’s founding made its way to our National Fellowship of Churches, and in June 1973, they officially recognized and enthusiastically supported SEMBEQ’s work
Against All Odds The early development of SEMBEQ was slow, but God was using pioneer men who had a clear vision but no practical experience in training spiritual leaders. All of them were learning, and making mistakes was part of that process. However, with a clear vision they set up to accomplish big things in Quebec for God’s glory. 1. The mission of the seminary was for the Church to be in Christ-given authority over the seminary. The founders of the seminary insisted that the seminary would serve our family of churches and submit to the leading of the local church.
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2. The training of pastors was our top priority. We needed to ensure that there would not be a divide between those in our local churches and the Academic world. God brought us many candidates for ministry training. Among them were evangelists, scholars, preachers and missionaries. Because of our focus on the local church, each of these men all grew to have a pastor’s heart. The Same Mission of the Church To ensure the successful building of His Church, Jesus gave us a mission that guarantees success when put into practice. At SEMBEQ, we believe that this mandate has been given by Christ to the local church. Our role is to help the Church accomplish the mission.
1. Making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19, 20) Disciples of Jesus Christ are people redeemed by God who understand the essentials of the Christian faith and put them into practice. Disciples love Jesus Christ and His Church; they know how to explain the plan of salvation, and involve themselves in the life of the church. Jesus knows that without workers the Gospel would not be proclaimed, the redeemed would not be edified, and the Church would only be a good idea. He also knew that His redemptive plan for the world would be in jeopardy unless the disciples devoted themselves to training those who would transmit the message. This is why Jesus implored his disciples to, “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”(Matthew 9:38) Today, this prayer remains the cry and plea of the church. Whenever someone would approach Bill Phillips, the President of the Association at the time, looking for workers he would always responded, “Look for potential ministry workers from within your own congregation.” The work of the ministry needs those of all ages to fill many different roles for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Since formalized education is part of our culture, we wanted to know how many years it would take our students to earn a diploma. For single young man it could be between 5 and 7 years, while most people would take around 10 years to earn their diploma. Although this may seem like a long time, we must keep in mind that SEMBEQ’s church-based approach gives students the opportunity to: a)
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2. Training leaders within the life of the church or church-based training
recognize their gifts in practice, b) learn how to live by faith, and how to love and encourage God’s people with a selfless attitude, c) eventually be supported by a church, d) learn the practice of reproducing oneself from 2 Timothy 2:2, and e) affirm one’s ministry calling.
3. The multiplication of Churches A healthy church is one that evangelizes, trains leaders, is involved in the community, and plants new churches. The multiplication of churches follows the multiplication of ministry workers. Church-Based Training
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We were captivated by the church-based model of training, but the task of implementation was a big challenge. We were often brought to our knees in dependence on God because we had so few resources. Even though our courses did not look like typical university courses, they were just as demanding. We needed to leave the beaten path and come up with our own study plan. The problem was that we did not have any teachers and there were few quality French theological books available. We needed a teaching approach that would replace the lecture-based approach; this is when God led us towards guided study courses.
Teaching guided study courses consist of three elements: a) The course manual plays the role of the teachers. The information is taught in small increments with precise goals. b) The course gatherings are always led by a facilitator. c) Practical application is taught throughout the lessons. Through ministry contacts, we were led to Guatemala and at the time there were two courses available: An Inductive Study on the Gospel of Mark and on the Epistle to the Romans. Marlène Beau introduced us to the homiletics course used in Latin America; the translation of that course into French was long and arduous. To help in the process, God brought to us Lois McKinney, an experienced teacher. During the entire month of January 1974, Lois equipped Carolyn Dyment, Gisèle Girard, Janet Johnston, Claire Dionne and Marion Hurtubise to create guided study courses. Marianne Petit-Clerc’s translation was the official start of SEMBEQ guided study courses. A Nod from the Lord of the Harvest Rushing to the Word On January 12, 1974, at Bethel Baptist Church in Ville Saint-Laurent, brothers and sisters from different regions were gathered to celebrate the inauguration of SEMBEQ. Following the celebration, 65 students registered for SEMBEQ’s first official course on the Gospel of Mark. It was a joyful day! We were weeping for joy because the Lord of the
« From left to right: Marion Hurtubise, Claire Dionne, Gisèle Girard, Janet Johnston, and Marianne Petit-Clerc.
harvest was preparing workers for the vineyard. He had answered our cries! By the end of January, 110 students were registered and in fall 1974, 50 students signed up for our recently published course on homiletics. During this time, 25 more students signed up for the course on Mark! The semester in 1980-81 offered seven courses serving 130 students in 17 different churches! By the end of the 70s, 47 new ministry workers and 45 new churches joined our Association. A New Spirit of Family In order to provide our students with the opportunity to feel part of a big family and to build friendships within the province, Ivor Greenslade and Lois McKinney strongly recommended that we gather on an annual basis. Three times a year, students and church members gathered together around a pertinent subject. Each conference hosted between 300 and 700 people. God spoiled us by sending us men like John MacArthur, Gene Getz, Roger Nicole, D. A. Carson and many others. Guy Lavoie: The Evangelist God raised up Guy to evangelize on the campus in Quebec. During this time, many CEGEP and university students were open to the Gospel and thirsty for the Word of God. After coming to Christ, many
SEMBEQ is an interesting example of what ordinary people can accomplish in training leaders. It is fascinating to see that a school could exist without having a building and with minimal pedagogical structure. Traditional educators refused to believe when I shared with them what I saw during my time at SEMBEQ. No one had ever heard of starting a seminary without teachers, without a library and without a course catalogue. But I left Quebec sure that God was part of SEMBEQ’s program just as He was in other decentralized programs around the world. There is no other way to explain their success! I left Quebec more convinced than ever for our need to train leaders in Quebec to write their own courses. Translation work was not the solution. — Dr Lois McKinney, B.A., M.R.E., Ph.D., Professor of Missions in Brazil
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The production team for the guided study courses
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of them wanted to serve Jesus and His Church. SEMBEQ was able to adapt its courses according to this need. Many students signed up to take courses through SEMBEQ in order to go further in their understanding and better serve their King. The church leaders saw their zeal and encouraged them to be trained in the context of their local church. We called them servants in training. We told them, “Finish-up your studies at university and serve your local church while taking a couple courses per year.” These students received their biblical training at no cost.
The majority of our early ministry workers were only trained for the preaching of the Gospel and ministry to the saints. The principle of 2 Timothy 2:2 was practically non-existent. God used SEMBEQ to change this in Quebec. While teaching church-based courses, ministry workers began to discover the potential of their students. Soon, these students, distinguished by their character and gift of service, became actively involved in their local church. Richard Houle was one of these students in Drummondville. His church sent him as a missionary to Saint-Hyacinthe. There many people came to Christ and eventually they planted a church that was bursting with life. Since SEMBEQ’s DNA was part of this new church plant, while teaching, Richard indentified two young men and invited them to come on board as servants in training. One of these men was François Picard, the current president of our seminary. Guy Lavoie with his wife Manon in the 1970s
By 1975, there were more and more full-time servants in training. Once we had a good number of church-based courses, we started focusing on intensive courses in order to accelerate the training for our students. For these intensive courses, we handpicked the most gifted and the most respected teacher in North America and Europe to teach for one or two weeks. During this first decade, 65 men were committed to pastoral training. At the end of the 1970s, Bill Phillips said,
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We started this decade with 18 ministry workers and we had prayed for 10 more, but God gave us 39 more bringing us to a total of 57 ministry workers. We had asked God for 10 new churches and he gave us 35 more, bringing the total number of churches to 54!
1983 - 1993 The Second Decade
40 Years ... SEMBEQ Remembers
The Second Decade By René Frey
The Faithfulness of God towards our Seminary and our Churches During the Second Decade of Adolescence
1983-1993 SEMBEQ: 40 years
The Lord has given me the great joy of working with SEMBEQ for the past 40 years. I was among the 110 students who followed Ernest Keefe as he facilitated SEMBEQ’s first course, An Inductive Study of the Gospel of Mark. During this time, God confirmed His call on my life. For me, studying the Word of God was love at first sight. That same year, God led my wife Sharon and me to France so that I could study full time at the Faculté Libre de Théologie Évangélique (The Faculty of Evangelical Theology) where I studied under Henri Blocher. I went to France, because at the time, SEMBEQ was not yet ready to train me quick enough for the ministry God was calling me to. When I returned to Quebec, I was right in the middle of this new paradigm of training. SEMBEQ asked me to teach some courses to the students in Chertsey. I have served on the board of directors ever since and my love for this ministry still abounds. My heart is filled with joy and gratitude for how I have seen the Builder of the Church use this theological school for his glory in the lives of all his workers, to the benefit of the harvest in Quebec and beyond. God gave birth to SEMBEQ in order to help young churches in Quebec train their own ministry workers. After faithfully watching over its first ten years of ministry, God again demonstrated his faithfulness by providing the necessary elements to transition into adolescence. God visited us in the 1970s, bringing many people to Himself and many who desired to receive biblical training. Jacques Alexanian wrote in his annual report delivered to our Association of Churches in 1983 (p.11), the following:
We still haven’t found someone to work full-time at the Seminary. This is our urgent prayer! We feel a little bit like a teenager
Students taking a course with Victors Matthews at our old building on Boulevard Gouin in 1988.
who is growing out of his clothes too quickly. In looking at SEMBEQ’s second decade, I have noticed four growth spurts that the Lord has given us. These growth spurts were a lot like hormones that came in their own time, but fostered a greater impact in the training of ministry leaders in Quebec. God’s handiwork was evident in each of these four phases.
For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
(Psalm 100:5 ESV) The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV)
1. The Arrival of Jacques Alexanian in Montreal (1984)
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The Lord used Jacques Alexanian to plant six churches in the province of Quebec and as one of the founding members of SEMBEQ. Before devoting himself to the development of SEMBEQ and thus moving to Montreal, Jacques wanted to see the family of churches in Outaouais firmly established. But, when the Alexanians moved to Montreal on June 28th, 1984:
..It was a turning point for Jacques’ personal ministry. Even though he had taken part in SEMBEQ’s founding, he would from then on devote himself entirely to preparing men for the ministry. (The Son of a Wandering Armenian Orphan, a biography of Jacques Alexanian by Douglas Porter, Editions SEMBEQ, Montreal, 2006)
This strategic devotion of intentional leadership would breathe new life into the seminary. Jacques, with his many years of experience training young followers of Jesus Christ, was well equipped by the Lord to lead SEMBEQ into fulfilling its role of seeing the growth of the Church in Quebec. God sent Jacques and his wife Loretta to Montreal so that they could have more time to train the larger number of workers necessary to minister to those who came to faith during the Quiet Revolution. Jacque s in his Alexanian office
During 1976 to 1977, SEMBEQ was like a snowball that God used to bring an avalanche of ministry candidates. Jacques Alexanian
The guided study courses complemented by the intensive courses were and still are the nuts and bolts of SEMBEQ’s program. Jacques immersed himself in all aspects of SEMBEQ’s ministry, especially the development of guided study courses. By 1982, Bill Phillips and Jacques had already revitalized and restructured the existing courses. Through these courses, SEMBEQ was used to unite our family of churches around the same vision and theological understanding, which allowed for different points of views on certain issues. Jacques encouraged those holding different eschatological views while keeping them focused on the Gospel. During this decade, Jacques completed the prototype for a mammoth 1000 page course on Eschatology. This course presented peacefully and respectfully different eschatological positions, and it would be put into use in 1998.
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I do not think that lowering the cost of our courses is the key to increasing the number of students. As long as our courses remain at the university level and require the same amount of work, only those resolved to the task will persevere. SEMBEQ’s guided courses were used to anchor our local churches in the faith and local ministry. We had counted on God that He would use this approach to find workers for the harvest. The results exceeded our expectations! What type of school should SEMBEQ strive to be? Should we strive to be like Sorbonne University in Paris, or like a clown college? And, with the way things were going we would not be the former, but we wanted to avoid the latter. Since we were operating a school of higher education in Quebec, we sought to reflect our provincial milieu while being mindful of the fact that we are in North America. Nonetheless, last year’s financial crisis was so devastating for us that turning SEMBEQ into a clown college seemed like the only viable option. There was a lot of growth in SEMBEQ’s ministry from 1986 to 1987. The number of students in the Guided Study Program had raised to 270 students in 20 centres. There were 17 intensive courses offered
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In a reflection document written by Jacques in 1986, Jacques talked about his struggle in finding necessary resources for the development of SEMBEQ’s ministry:
with 25 students taking the courses at the bachelor level and 17 at the master level. Our church-based training was gaining traction, as Paul’s exhortation to Timothy was becoming a way of life and of doing ministry, evangelism, and the training and multiplication of disciples. This vision for church-based training has probably been one of the greatest tools for the fulfillment of the Great Commission in Quebec.
We give God all the glory for the gift that Jacques Alexanian has been for SEMBEQ. God gave Jacques many gifts and talents so that His church in Quebec would grow into a greater unity of faith and a greater knowledge of His Son; that we would no longer be children but would grow to mature manhood, as Paul states in Ephesians 4:8-14:
Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. (Ephesians 4:8-14 ESV)
2. Practical Training (1989)
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The Lord saw that our students needed more than just theological training; they also needed practical training. Pastors had to be equipped to respond to the needs of their congregations. This training was accomplished through the implementations of the Practical Training Guides (GAP) and the Character Development Exercises
(DFC). God wanted to train the whole man: his head, heart and hands. In SEMBEQ’s 20th anniversary album we read:
Thus, in 1989, SEMBEQ gradually improved its curriculum by implementing practical training. Our hope is that our ministers in training would be able to integrate biblical knowledge, ministry knowhow, and biblical character. As we have seen, SEMBEQ’s strength comes from the program’s ability to balance the formation of the student’s Head, Heart and Hand. This is contrasted against traditional schools where students can spend most, if not all, of their time working on the head part of their studies; often at the expense of the practical and spiritual aspects of training. Together, these three aspects of SEMBEQ’s model for church-based training were indispensible during our adolescent stage. These changes to training were described by Jacques in the 1989 annual report as, “giants steps” for SEMBEQ:
This year SEMBEQ accomplished two goals that we had been longing impatiently to accomplish. We have always had the desire for the students to put into practice what they had learned in the classroom. For many students it is difficult to learn without proper guidelines. This year, God brought together a team whose goal is to help students in their ministries; to date, we are very encouraged by the results.
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I want to give glory to God for having given the directors of SEMBEQ a heart for creating what become the Practical Training Guides (GAP) and the Character Development Exercises (DFC) during the second decade of SEMBEQ’s history. This program has been essential to the relationship between coaches and their protégés. I have been greatly blessed through the countless hours that I have spent writing the
1974 – First guided study course (Inductive Study of the Gospel of Mark) 1984 – First Bachelor’s degree awarded to Richard Houle
The SEMBEQ’s Conferences 1975 – Addition of intensive courses to the study program
1972 – Decisive meeting with Ivor Greenslade, founder of many church-based training centres in Latin America
1977 – Beginning of the Servant in Training Program
1990 – Launch of the first Master’s program (M.E T.)
1989 – Beginning of practical training
1983 1979 – The French Association of Churches (AEBEQ) buys the building located on 7415 Gouin Boulevard West in Montreal.
June 1973 – SEMBEQ is recognized by the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches during their annual conference
1981 – SEMBEC (Séminaire Baptiste Évangélique Canadien) becomes SEMBEQ (Séminaire Baptiste Évangélique du Québec)
1984 – Jacques Alexanian moves to Montreal
1974 – Jacques Alexanian becomes the first President
1992 – the Mast Studies (
January 12 1974 – SEMBEQ is officially inaugurated at Bethel Baptist Church in Montreal
December 7 1972 – The Association assigns Jacques Alexanian, Élisée Beau and William Phillips to put together a training model that could be useful in Quebec
1992 – the BILD to the cu
2010 – Introduction of the Certificate in Biblical Counselling 2010 – First class in the Priscilla training 1992 – Addition of the BILD material to the curriculum
2004 – The start of the first cohort (in Montreal)
1992 – Introduction of the Master’s in Pastoral Studies (M.E.P.)
2010 – First Master’s degree awarded to André Constant 2011 – First Master’s in Pastoral Studies (M.E.P.) awarded to Patrice Major
2010 – Launch of Impact Jeunesse (Youth Impact)
2011 – The start of the first virtual cohort
2013 18 mai 2013 – Official Inauguration of the new building at 9780 East Sherbrooke Street in Montreal
1997 – SEMBEQ Publishing’s first ever publication Redécouvrons l’Église locale (Sharpening the Focus of the Church), by Gene Getz
2010 – The first conferences are made available through webstreaming via SAVEQ 2012 – SEMBEQ Publishing becomes Éditions Cruciforme
1999 – Benoît Rancourt takes Jacques Alexanian’s place as President
2003 – The SEMBEQ Foundation is founded
2000 – François Picard becomes the current President
GAPs and DFCs with Gilles Lapierre, Jacques Grenier and Francois Picard. I have also been blessed through the countless hours that I have spent working though the GAPs and DFCs with my colleague Richard Chouinard. Working through this program has helped us progress in the domain of practical ministry and the most difficult area to work on, the ministry worker himself.
Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. (1 Timothy 4:16 ESV)
A man’s steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way? (Proverbs 20:24 ESV)
3. Church Based (1991-1992)
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In the early days of SEMBEQ we had very little resources. In order to start training ministry leaders we hitched our wagons to the locomotive of TEE, theological education by extension. Our guided study courses helped to make theology accessible to all Christians who wanted to grow in their knowledge of the Word of God. These courses also allowed for those without advanced theological training to lead a class, thus sharpening his teaching ability and gaining a deeper knowledge of God’s Word. Our teachers were not quite used to the idea that they were training a leader in a local church, and our churches have not yet fully understood that it is their responsibility to train their future ministry leaders in the local church with the help of the seminary. In His faithfulness, God allowed us to discover a ministry that was miles ahead of us and was working on the same church-based vision. BILD, or The Biblical Institute of Leadership Development, helped us to create a stronger connection between theological education and the local church. As Michel Lemaire wrote in SEMBEQ’s 20th anniversary album:
It was in 1991 that SEMBEQ decided to start using the BILD material in its curriculum. After 20 years of labouring to help churches train their leaders and ministry workers, the BILD courses will allow SEMBEQ to offer courses that will integrate very well with the existing philosophy of “on the job” ministry training. the urse at hurch BILD Co ouche C c s a M e n n o Terreb
In 1992, we released the very first BILD course in French. For SEMBEQ, these courses are not the sign of a new beginning or even a new direction, but simply a new tool that will allow us to better fulfill our mission of helping churches train their leaders. In SEMBEQ’s 25th anniversary album founding President of BILD and pastor of Ontario Bible Church in Ames Iowa, Jeff Reed, wrote, “Very few church movements have given priority to leadership training.” Although that statement is debatable, it is clear that many church movements have founded seminaries using the traditional paradigm rooted in the university model. This model has a tendency to create an ivory tower through implementing a centralized place for training. The strength of SEMBEQ’s partnership with BILD is that it gave SEMBEQ a much deeper pedagogical foundation while remaining to work in and for the Local Church. In fact, we were well-served by the TEE courses that served as our model for the first 18 years of our seminary; these courses relied on fill in the blanks and highly structured self-tests. But, by adapting the Socratic method in our facilitator led courses, we are able to have much deeper and more profound theological discussions. God not only provided a deeper learning experience, but He did so within a church-based model.
The Lord led us to hire Ken Beach to work with us from 1989 to 1993. His task was to bring our churchbased model further. Ken put in place a structure that allowed training students in regional centres. He himself facilitated many courses and was involved with promotion, revision of the guided study courses, and the assembly of SEMBEQ’s library. Ken was a gifted organizer who was sent to SEMBEQ during its adolescent stage.
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! (Psalm 115:1 ESV) In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
4. The Inauguration of the Master’s Program (1990-1992) During SEMBEQ’s eleventh annual banquet on August 31, 1984, Richard Houle was awarded a diploma for having completed four years of theological study totalling 132 credits. He praised his wife Janice for her role in encouraging him to persevere to the end. But he also expressed a desire to continue studying and pursue his Master’s degree when the time was right. God was already preparing the next step for training ministry workers. God has been so faithful.
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(Psalm 119:14 ESV)
For the past 17 years, many attempts had been made to establish a master’s program in partnership with existing seminaries, such as Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. Some of our students were at the point where they wanted a higher level of education from within Quebec. This was an exciting opportunity to see a richer and deeper understanding of the Word of our God. Jacques Alexanian had written in the booklet from the 20th anniversary of SEMBEQ:
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SEMBEQ’s main concern is for pastors and supporters to arise and establish themselves in Quebec. Throughout the years, our students have learned to study the Word of God and the person of God. Acting with wisdom and leading the people of God to evangelize, make disciples, and multiply are all an integral part of growth. We were well aware that a Bachelor’s degree in theology could never guarantee godly maturity. Nevertheless, living on the brink of the 21st Century in a society shaken by all kinds of moral, religious and social upheavals created within the Church a climate that demanded that both pastors and laity keep up to date in the understanding and application of the Bible. For this reason, a Master’s Program (M.E.T.) was created in 1990 and in the spring of 1992, we added a Master’s in Pastoral Studies (M.E.P.). This vocational training program, which was both professional and practical, brought the student to a personal and global evaluation of his ministry and allowed him to develop his skills in order to answer questions related to the practice of pastoral ministry. Ginette Cotnoir, who was the editor of the magazine Evangelical Baptist, believed the need to develop the Master’s program came from the increasing number of new churches that were popping up. In her historical overview from SEMBEQ’s 25th anniversary album she writes:
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Towards the end of the 1980s, Church growth had slowed down in Quebec. Our churches were entering a new phase of maturity, much like an adolescent entering into adulthood. Our family of churches was reaching a new phase of maturity and was being put to the test by new and unforeseen trials. Society all around us was changing as well. Pastors were realizing that they needed to have more than a Bachelor’s level of training. They wanted to learn how to grow in their pastoral ministry while learning how to deal with the social issues at the time. SEMBEQ Ja que adapted to this new reality by adding Master level programs. and s Alex ani Yves Déca an rie
This extraordinary step towards maturity emphasized SEMBEQ’s vision for long-term training. In SEMBEQ’s annual report from 1992, Jacques Alexanian wrote (p. 33):
Maturity does not come overnight. A pumpkin takes 100 days to ripen; an oak tree can take up to 100 years. But God’s work can take about ten years of growing in the knowledge of God and His Church. Jacques then used the image of a pipeline to illustrate the work of spiritual training in the local church in tandem with SEMBEQ. Those who are training so that they can serve in the church are not just workers; they are “pastor-trainers who are actively trying to reproduce themselves.”
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At the end of this decade, we can affirm the faithfulness of God in giving us Jacques Alexanian who was an executive director filled with the Spirit. We also saw the implementation of the Practical Training Guides (GAP) and the Character Development Exercises (DFC), and finally, the creation of our Master’s program with 19 full-time students. God was faithfully at work during the transition from SEMBEQ’s early years to the end of this second decade of greater maturity.
...Are you not he, O LORD our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things. (Jeremiah 14:22b ESV) (Lamentations 3:23b ESV) tnoir Gabriel Co pi La erre and Gilles
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...great is your faithfulness.
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1993 - 2003 The Third Decade
40 Years ... SEMBEQ Remembers
The Third Decade By Jacques Grenier
The Faithfulness of God Towards Our Seminary and Our Churches During the Third Decade of Maturity ...until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:13 ESV) At the turn of the millennium, SEMBEQ, by God’s grace, entered the maturity phase. In His wisdom, God brought our Seminary and Association of churches to mature manhood. The third decade was characterized by the passing of the torch of training pastors from Jacques Alexanian, our visionary missionary, to a team of leaders.
We praise God for the myriad of ministry workers who were led by the Lord to serve SEMBEQ and brought with them unique gifts and abilities. Among those who loyally, zealously and generously served were men like Michel Lemaire, Pierre Constant, Réjean Demers, Louis Bourque, François Pageau, Yvon Grimard, Virginia Beyer, Marianne Petit-Clerc and many others. But we also recognize God’s hand during this time of transition, in equipping a dozen men and women, both young and old, with a wide range of gifts. Many of these men and women were personally recruited by Jacques Alexanian who was himself challenged to serve in Quebec by Ernest Keefe. This list includes Murray Heron, Ernest Keefe, Jean-Marie Fahmy, René Frey, José Lemoine, Richard Houle, Gisèle Girard, Jacques Grenier, Pat Murphy, Pierre Robinson, Benoit Rancourt and François Picard. SEMBEQ appointed François Picard as SEMBEQ’s new president in October 2000. It is clear that this decade was characterized by the passing of the baton to the next generation of Quebeckers.
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SEMBEQ from 1993 to 2002 started delegating the responsibilities of helping churches training their leaders to a group of ministry workers who came alongside Jacques, much like the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ matured when he shared the Good News with His apostles. This meant that the task of training workers did not fall on the shoulders of one man but on the shoulders of a team.
course with Roger Ball in 2001
Let’s take a quick look to get to know these twelve men and women that were sent by God to mature and grow the seminary during the 90s. God had raised up a burden and love for Quebec amongst English Baptist Churches in Canada—who would later come together as the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches. That love manifested itself among many people including Murray Heron. Murray served as SEMBEQ ambassador and was the author of the quarterly publication, Quebec Alive! A love for Quebec was also strong with Murray’s brothers Lorne, who fervently prayed for Quebec and Arnold, who faithfully provided for the needs of SEMBEQ.
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Ernest Keefe was a visionary man who sold his house and entrusted the church to a younger man so that he could complete his theological studies in Grand Rapids. There he completed his Master’s degree so that he could be equipped to teach the new ministry workers in Quebec. He travelled the province to teach Anthropology (the study of man), Hamartiology (the study of sin), Eschatology (the study of last things), Hermeneutics (principles of interpretation), The Epistle to the Romans, and The Pastoral Epistles.
As soon as Jacques Alexanian arrived in Montreal he sought out to find Jean-Marie Fahmy who had already helped Bill Philips since 1978 with the work of the Association of Churches and of SEMBEQ. Jean-Marie brought a wealth of expertise in many areas including administration, crisis management and teamwork. Throughout the years, he has taught courses on these subjects through SEMBEQ and has served on the board of directors since 1988. He is a professional in group dynamics and architectural management. He always knows how to highlight key comments during discussions to arrive at an agreement accepted by all. He is currently the Director of personel and he is in charge of all the office administration. During all his years with SEMBEQ, he has proved himself a true servant—always getting the job done in the background.
René Frey finished his theological studies in France and adapted himself well to SEMBEQ’s paradigm for training since he joined the SEMBEQ team from 1979 to 2013. For 34 years, he served on many of SEMBEQ’s committees, often bringing pertinent issues for consideration and thoughtful discussions. He taught Greek, Eschatology, and Bibliology (the Study of the Bible). He helped to revise the guided study courses and he defended the doctrines of grace as well as New Covenant Theology.
Richard Houle is a naturally gifted coach, having organized the program for ministry workers in training and inspiring Francois Picard and a whole generation to build a solid foundation of mentoring. Richard initiated training programs at churches in all the regions of Quebec. He is still a coach of coaches.
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José Lemoine was a member of the Association’s board of directors even before the founding of SEMBEQ. He was actually involved in the early discussions, which converged in the founding of our seminary. Having worked as an administrator in the public sector, José brought a lot of energy to SEMBEQ. He taught numerous church-based courses in his local Church and elsewhere in the province until becoming the Director of the guided study courses and projects. José and his wife Mireille have always served as a couple in ministry. They even were awarded their Bachelor’s degree from SEMBEQ at the same time.
Jacques Alexanian had asked Gisele Girard, who had received training in guided study courses and decentralized courses at the University of Sherbrooke, to be a part of the SEMBEQ team. As registrar, she gave a new level of maturity and seriousness to our guided study courses and to our Bachelor level programs. She worked rigorously to improve the pedagogy, cohesion, and systemisation of our courses and student files, often with a touch of humour.
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According to the editors of this booklet, Jacques Grenier was the right-hand man for Jacques Alexanian in the site visit team, the committee for guided study courses and pastoral apprenticeship. Having earned a Master’s degree in adult education, he was qualified to enhance the learning contracts of the students of the seminary. These were the first fruits of out GAPs and DFCs. Jacques often brought thoughtful and relevant reflection to the table while advancing the workings of the seminary.
The Lord sent us Pat Murphy from California. He is SEMBEQ’s scholar who worked to raise the academic level of the seminary. He standardized SEMBEQ’s courses while retaining their value and form. Pat is always ready to be second while accepting many responsibilities within the seminary, including the selection of teachers, verification of the curriculum, creating lessons plans and much more! He spent time dreaming with François Picard to rethink different aspects of SEMBEQ’s ministry and contributed to the reflection that led to the creation of the cohorts. His burden is to train Quebeckers to do the work rather than always inviting Americans.
God also raised up Pierre Robinson to contribute to the development of SEMBEQ. He used SEMBEQ as a laboratory for his adult education courses. He wanted to answer the following question: ‘‘Does SEMBEQ form the type of ministry workers that they want?’’ This reflection permitted us to reorganize the practical programs. He set up benchmarks to measure academic and practicality of training. God graciously and faithfully gave us the tools necessary to mature all throughout the third decade.
Because of this, Jacques’ attention was drawn to this young pastor who lived in Victoriaville. Benoît agreed with the model that had been communicated by many churches within our fellowship of churches: the Terrebonne-Mascouche Church with Louis Bourque, the St-Hyacinthe Church with Richard Houle and the Rosemont Church with René Frey. Along with his work as the pastor of the church in Victoriaville, Benoît worked hard to develop training tools that would be used to learn practical skills such as leadership, character and knowledge. From these reflections and discussions with others who shared the same interests, Benoît wrote a document titled Manual for Training Pastors. Because of his passion for training the next generation, he was selected to follow in the footsteps of Jacques Alexanian. But in his heart and before the Lord, Benoît saw himself more as a pastor than an administrator. He was devoted to his church and to his family in Victoriaville.
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Benoît Rancourt is a very meticulous man who desires to communicate clearly the Word of God. He loved building courses and teaching, and he regularly taught Greek. He is a model for training in the local church and even in his family. He was recruited by Jacques Alexanian who had a clear vision for his ministry; a vision that Benoît lived out himself. He also understood the importance of passing the baton, an important quality for servant leaders. For him, it is essential to encourage and support people qualified for ministry to get their hands dirty on the ground. It is also important to encourage the next generation to assume the responsibility of passing the baton to the generation after them up until the coming of our Lord, who Himself gave us this model in His Word. It is important to encourage the following generation to assume responsibility up until the next one takes over, and the next one, up until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the original source of this model.
Therefore, SEMBEQ looked to a second person, François Picard. Jacques Alexanian said, ‘‘I had chosen Benoît as my successor, but God chose François.’’ At this time, François Picard was serving in Granby. Jacques sent Jean-Marie Fahmy and Benoît Rancourt to ask him to consider becoming the new President, progressively starting with one or two days a week as the training coordinator. At first, François said no because the church was growing, but his wife Hélène said with faith, ‘‘François, you must consider.’’ The elders at his church also encouraged François in this direction as long as it would ‘‘help other churches.’’ Then, François called a church meeting; the church also saw the hand of God in the invitation and sent him as the same sacrifice of the sending of Paul and Barnabas in Acts 13.
Despite taking on a challenge that brought many risks and difficulties, François stood strong and showed a strong inward conviction and strong leadership abilities. The Board of Directors and Jacques asked François Picard to move to Montreal to better serve SEMBEQ. François moved to the West Island of Montreal with his family and they became members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, a church founded on the principles of our family of churches and SEMBEQ. Emmanuel Baptist Church believes in training leaders who will train others also.
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François Picard is a man who has been greatly gifted by the Lord to take care of people. He is drawn to people in a way that is not common and is able to make those with whom he is speaking to feel important and interesting. He never looks down on people. When he senses someone is in need, he does what is necessary to help. I am privileged to have been there during times when François was helping someone. Whether it was helping his immediate family, his father, his mother whom I knew personally, and many others, François takes care of those with whom he comes in contact and who are in need. I feel privileged to have worked with him. Let us glorify God for having called François who describes himself as, ‘‘a shy, dyslexic, clumsy man who sometimes has trouble speaking’’ to bring SEMBEQ to the next level during this decade of maturity. He has done so with a great love and a holy passion for the local church and the training of pastors. During this time of transition, François Picard was greatly encouraged having travelled with his mentor Jacques Alexanian to visit churches, pastors and hundreds of brothers and sisters who had faithfully been praying for Quebec, the Church and the seminary for more than 40 years. We stand in awe of our God and Saviour who put on Jacques’ heart to present François Picard and the next generation of workers as a response to their prayers.
The Baton is Passed After a Decade of Searching God characterized the third decade of SEMBEQ’s ministry in choosing men and women with different talents and abilities to expand and improve this seminary, which was started in the basement of the Ahunstic Church, and by passing on its leadership to a new generation.
To conclude, I want to share a letter written by Jacques Alexanian addressed to SEMBEQ’s Board of Directors and to François Picard in particular. After sharing Psalm 37:3-7, Jacques Alexanian shared his reflections on the privilege of serving the Lord and SEMBEQ. In particular, he encouraged François Picard, in whom he had witnessed a strengthening of his pastoral abilities and his work of evangelism. François held and still holds the lost close to his heart and has a profound desire to teach, especially to teach future ministry workers. He has been an inspiration on the mission field, and he has never lost his zeal, even to this day. When the baton was passed, Jacques Alexaniam gave François this advice: (1) We have laid a foundation for training whose form resembles that that was used by Jesus and Paul. Because of this, many institutions and professors envy us. (2) Your task will be to build on this foundation; that SEMBEQ may become an international model of teaching and training in which pastors and churches will be training the next generation of workers. (3) That the local church would remain at the heart of our paradigm. We must never just give lip service to the centrality of the local church. (4) That you do what is necessary to keep SEMBEQ in good financial health. (5) That you always remember that SEMBEQ is not your own—it belongs to the Lord. We have not gotten this far on our own; our family of churches has walked with us for the entire journey. Hundred of brothers and sisters in Quebec and outside of Quebec have supported us through prayer and financial support.
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These recommendations express well the motivation that moved these men and women of God to serve the advancement of the Gospel in Quebec during the first three decades of SEMBEQ’s ministry. They were in service to the cause that the Lord, the Hero of God, gave His life for. Like Him, in human measure, these people offered their lives, their talents, their dreams for the only mission that will never end... The white-hot enjoyment of the glory of God alone!
2003 - 2013 The Fourth Decade
40 years ... SEMBEQ Remembers
The Fourth Decade By Richard Chouinard
The Faithfulness of God Towards our Seminary and our Churches During the Fourth Decade of Multiplication The fourth decade of SEMBEQ was marked by the multiplications of leaders in Quebec. During this time, SEMBEQ confirmed its intention to train as many workers as possible; the strategic vision presented during the 30th anniversary banquet, the cohorts that were formed in 2004, the writing of the biographies that told the stories our of pioneers, the many conferences, the launching of Sola in 2011, a new academic program, a new building in 2013, and growth all around the world.
A Vision for the Future of Quebec
This time of rejoicing was also a good occasion to look forward. Having looked back at God’s faithfulness during the past 30 years, we
Some of our pion eers at 30th anni the versary o f SEMBEQ Élisée B eau, Bil l Philli and Jacq ps ues Alex anian
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I still remember September 26th, 2003 like it was yesterday. On that day, we had the joy of celebrating God’s faithfulness at SEMBEQ’s 30th anniversary banquet at the Palace de Laval. For this important occasion, many of our pioneers were with us in order to express their thankfulness to God for his faithfulness. Three of the pioneers present, Jacques Alexanian, Élisée Beau and Bill Phillips, were members of the committee responsible for developing and proposing the creation of SEMBEQ. As each student was either presented a Certificate in Theology or Bachelor of Theology, I can only imagine how proud they felt, as the students passed in front of those gathered. I still remember my own reaction as I reflected on of all the time and energy that they had sacrificed for their training. Rather than being put off by their sacrifice, I had a desire to commit myself to the same training. John MacArthur was invited to our banquet, and I still remember how he spoke to us with conviction and seriousness as he called us to the servant heart that Jesus gave us. That evening, although I did not know how the Lord would use me, I offered myself to serve the Lord in the ministry.
Picard during the open house of our new building
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were confident in this same faithfulness going forward. The Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches presented a clear and motivating vision for the next 10 years. Their goal was to see 100 new ministry workers in Quebec and SEMBEQ was committed joyfully to this vision. In order to achieve this goal, several projects were put into action; the cohort program, the SEMBEQ Foundation, SEMBEQ’s Partners, an updating of church-centered courses, the Practical Training Guides (GAP) and the Character Development Exercises (DFC). One thing is certain, ‘‘Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain ’’ (Psalm 127:1). With one heart, those gathered prayed for God’s direction in this endeavor. We praise God for His faithfulness because he heard our cries.
An Army of Cohorts Rises Up The first cohort was started in January 2005 in Montreal. About 20 students who were members from various churches around the Montreal area committed to ongoing training for a period of 6 years. Each one of them committed to dedicate time each week along with one Saturday a month to their theological training. Each of the students in the cohort is accompanied by a coach who is responsible to walk alongside him, overseeing his training in the local church and his character development.
The Eas tern To wnships Cohort
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s Cohort The Outaouai God blessed this first cohort and gave other Christians a desire to follow their example. We also saw a multiplication of the number of teachers as we have been commissioned to in 2 Timothy 2:2, ‘‘... and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.’’ In the years that followed, we saw the birth of new cohorts in the Outaouais region, the Eastern Townships, Laval, Granby, Rosemont, and Quebec City. In 2011, a virtual cohort was started to allow students from all over Quebec to join together and study using videoconferencing technology. It is exciting to see the latest technology being used to advance the Great Commission. With the success of the first cohort, a second virtual cohort was started in 2012.
The cohort has been a great blessing in my life. I have had the chance to see God work throughout my training. He has been faithful in my life and the lives of other cohort students. And, in spite of our busy schedules: taking care of our families, working, serving in our local churches, and taking courses, the Lord sustained us during this time by His Spirit. I have seen God respond to my prayers, in particular he clarified His direction for my life and for vocational ministry. God has been continuing to shape my character in order that I may be useful for His service. I give thanks to God for the cohort. Even to this day, the close friendships that were created amongst those in the cohort are a great source of encouragement. I pray that God would continue to be glorified through SEMBEQ’s cohorts.
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The cohort structure was the fruit of François Picard’s vision for SEMBEQ. But, the idea of grouping the students together was inspired by the relationship observed between a group of three young men. Stéphane Gagné, Yanick Éthier, and François Turcotte joined together to form the “three musketeers.’’ These men banded together to study together, and to meet regularly to encourage one another to persevere. The “three musketeers’’ have continued this friendship to this day; long after their studies have been completed.
Our Pioneers Share Their Stories
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Our pioneers played a foundational role in the founding of SEMBEQ in 1973. In preparation for the harvest, they worked long and hard for many years clearing the ground of French Quebec. But their work did not finish there, many of them are still actively involved in ministry to this day. What the Lord accomplished through these men is a testimony of His grace, His power, and above all, His faithfulness. In order to not forget their stories, they need to be written down. Reflecting on this problem, François Picard asked each of the pioneers to tell their stories and either write themselves or have someone close to them write for them. The collection ‘‘Our Heritage’’, from SEMBEQ Publishing has already published the biographies of Jacques Alexanian, Élisée Beau, Bill Phillips, Lorne Heron, Murray Heron, Yvon Hurtubise, Tom Carson and Alan Johnston with more planned to be published in the future. The stories of the first French Baptist church planters in Quebec are not only a rich source of information, they are also a great source of encouragement. Their faithful perseverance encourages us and motivates us to follow their example. During times when we are discouraged by the resistance to the progress of the Gospel in Quebec, we can look to the stories of Christians who ministered during a time when the Catholic church fiercely opposed the advancement of the Gospel in Quebec. We read stories of Christians who were prepared to walk though much suffering, including spending time in prison, all to the glory of God!
Biogra ph our Pi ies of oneers by SEM p BEQ Pu ublished blishi ng
Equipping our Leaders In order to serve our vision of seeing the multiplications of leaders in our local Churches, throughout the fourth decade, SEMBEQ organized a wide range of conferences covering a vast range of themes God showed.
Some of the conference themes served the needs of our local churches such as; worship, the ministry of elders, civil law, and marks of a healthy church. Other conferences aim to encourage individual Christians in; godliness, service, passion for God, forgiveness, sanctification, personal finances, prayer, and many more. SEMBEQ also recognized the need to equip Christians for the work of evangelism. To respond to this need, SEMBEQ organized conferences covering topics like, Islam, the defence of the faith, and a conference on the role of prayer in evangelism. Other conferences have been focused around biblical counselling addressing issues such as marriage, family, blended families, and on becoming peacemakers in resolving everyday conflicts.
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As a theological seminary we also have the responsibility to defend the faith and Godâ€™s Word and we organized many conferences having observed the battles that have persisted into the 21st century. We organized our first symposium on the subject of the inspiration, authority and inerrancy of the Scriptures. The conference featured Philippe Bonicel, Amar Djaballah, RenĂŠ Frey, Michael Haykin, and Benjamin Karleen. Following the success of this conference, we organized another conference with Craig Blomberg on the credibility and authenticity of the Gospels. But, without a doubt, the Sola Conference, in November 2011, was a turning point for the defence of the Gospel in Quebec.
1- Bob Allums in 2012 / 2- Tim Lane in 2009 / 3- Mark Dever in 2009 4- A group from Tracadie, New Brunswick benefits from webcasting to take part in a conference.
SOLA ‘‘ But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. ’’ (Revelation 2:4 ESV) Every church has the potential to lose their love for Jesus and His redemptive work on the Cross. To prevent this tendency, we must avoid being overly attached to the traditions of men, and constantly reform our thinking by the Gospel of our Lord Christ as presented in Scripture. For many years, SEMBEQ has desired to create a coalition to see Christians mobilized to defend and proclaim the true Gospel in Quebec.
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In 2011 this hope became a reality! Through the initiative of SEMBEQ, many partners were brought together to form SOLA, a Gospel Coalition. The objective of SOLA consisted in hosting a conference centered on the theme of the sufficiency of the Gospel every two years. The Scriptures are infallible, Jesus is the only way for man to be reconciled to God, we are saved by God’s grace alone, we receive salvation through faith alone, and our chief end is to glorify God. The first SOLA conference was held in November 2011 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal. It was a great success. Our guest speakers, John MacArthur, Kevin DeYoung, J.D. Greear, Daniel Mattioli, Matthieu Giguère, Daniel Henderson and Wes Pastor were greatly appreciated and had quite an impact. Over 1000 Christians from all over Quebec gathered to hear teaching focused on the true Gospel which is the foundation of our justification and our sanctification. Those in attendance were also invited to respond to God in worship through song and in prayer. We praise God for allowing this historic event to have taken place. It surely will have a lasting impact on its participants.
Customized Programs The fourth decade of SEMBEQ’s ministry is also characterized by the renewal of the types of training offered. Our Certificate, Bachelor, and Masters programs were updated and a major in Church planting/Evangelism was added. We also created many new programs for those not destined for pastoral ministry.
In 2010, SEMBEQ collaborated with Word of Life Quebec and PROFAC (a theological school associated with the Brethren in Quebec) and the Impact Jeunesse (Youth Impact) program was started. Its goal is to equip and train youth ministry workers in our churches to develop a biblical vision of ministry.
A coaching cour se for the Priscilla prog Also in 2010, SEMBEQ and Flamme (a ministry of our Fellowship ram in March 20 13 of Churches dedicated to serving women in the Church) created the Pricilla Training. This training was created for women who desire to serve in their local church and who are prepared to consecrate time for theological studies, character formation, and practical ministry training for a period of seven years. Our churches that have women studying in the Pricilla program are being encouraged! 2010 was a big year for SEMBEQ. Along with all of these new programs, we also saw the birth of our Certificate in Biblical Counselling using the program from CCEF (The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation). The main objective of this certificate program is to help make the students aware that the Scriptures can be profoundly useful in dealing with all areas of life and problems. We give glory to God for giving us the desire to increase our understanding of Him and His Word!
Spreading the Gospel throughout the French-speaking World In October 2012, SEMBEQ publishing changed its name to Éditions Cruciforme. With this new name came a new vision of discipling believers and proclaiming the Gospel not only in Quebec, but in the entire French-speaking world. Cruciforme hopes to see resources produced in three areas; books, music, and visual arts. In each of these areas we have the same goal of glorifying God while edifying Christians. For books, Cruciforme wants to translate and publish books from English to French. But, we also want to work intentionally on encouraging French-Canadian Christian authors. They will be much better equipped to write for their people using familiar language and cultural idiom. For music we hope to bring together collections of songs, choir music and much more. Finally, our last section includes paintings, photography and sculpture. The visual works will always be accompanied by texts providing the correct interpretation that conforms to the Word of God. God has used the books published by SEMBEQ publishing to change lives. We trust that God will continue to do the same work through Éditions Cruciforme. Please pray that everything they publish will serve the advancement of the glory of God!
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‘‘And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.’’ (Philippians 1:6 ESV)
SEMBEQ Moves! Since SEMBEQâ€™s ministry is spread throughout local French Baptist churches in Quebec, it was not SEMBEQ that moved, but its service and administration office. After being at the same address on Gouin boulevard in Montreal for 33 years we moved to what would soon be our new home at 9780 rue Sherbrooke Est. The official inauguration of the building was a joint celebration between SEMBEQ and the Association of Evangelical Baptist Churches (AEBEQ) that took place May 18th 2013. The building, which is well situated and is much easier to access for those outside of Montreal, is a true blessing from God! He has once again proved faithful throughout the purchase and renovation of the building. God provided the necessary financial gifts needed as well as the labour. The interior space is much larger and more functional allowing us to host many different types of activities. All of the activities, along with the ministry of SEMBEQ and AEBEQ serve and glorify our great and awesome God!
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1. / 2. Staff and volunteers during our move 3. The new building on rue Sherbrooke Est 4. Staff and some pioneers during the inauguration of the building
SEMBEQ’s model reproduces Over the past 40 years, SEMBEQ’s model has proved itself useful in helping churches train their pastors and leaders in Quebec. As we have done theological training in and through the local church while simultaneously forming the student’s character and ministry competencies, we have seen so many benefits for the students and churches. So much so, that some ministries in the United States are looking at the possibility of reproducing SEMBEQ’s vision. This model is already being used in British Columbia, Canada, in Japan and even in Russia. France For Christ has not only adopted the model, but is already seeing fruit! We are seeing many churches from all around the world take charge of training their own leaders!
Gilles a in Rus nd Irène La sia, s pierre pring 2013
I was invited the by Slavic Gospel Mission from April 21st to May 3rd to Moscow, Russia train the leaders in coaching to and mentoring to see the trai ning of workers in the local Churches of Russia.
It was a great honor to serv e these local Churches in Russ ia through teaching them what has permitted us to learn abou God t the training of ministry work ers and leaders during the last forty years. I was received. The response was beyond my expe ctations! The President of the Union of Evangelical Christia n Baptists, which represents 1800 churches and over 80,000 lievers!, had chosen fourteen beRussian pastors to take part in the training. These men long for material that presented ed a clear, simple and effectiv e model for coaching. We brou them exactly what they wanted. ght
— Gilles Lapierre
God’s answer Our prayer in 2003 to have 100 new ministry workers in 10 years for Quebec was answered in God’s way. The fruit of our effort over the past ten years is not yet all ripened, but many cohortists who have started their studies are heading towards ministry. There are already 57 active new ministry workers among us. God has also allowed the Church in Quebec to be in a much more favourable situations for growth. SEMBEQ’s courses are being used more and more in local churches. The Body of Christ is being encouraged through the reading of the biographies of our pioneers in both English and French. And, we are seeing more and more church leaders registering for our training programs. We thank God for His goodness and His faithfulness and for continuing His good work in Quebec until the day of Christ Jesus!
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I thank God for giving our smal l association the opportunity to serve the Church in Russia through what he has shown us by grace in these 40 years.
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DÉSILETS, ANDRÉ GUÉNETTE (FORTIER), VÉNUSIA JANELLE, SYLVIO LAUZON, YVAN LE GUÉDARD, ISRAËL LEMAY, GHISLAIN MATHIEU, BRIAN PLOUFFE, SYLVAIN BROCHU, EMMANUEL CHOUINARD, RICHARD DESTIN, JEAN GERVAIS, MARCEL GILBERT, MATHIEU MAJOR, PATRICE PLANTE, JACQUES TELLIER, PIERRE TESSIER, STÉPHAN ARCHAMBAULT, STEVE BRÛLÉ, JEAN-PIERRE CHARRON-MARTIN, RAPHAËL CLERMONT, JONATHAN CYR, MADELEINE FONTAINE, PATRICK GAUTHIER, MATTHIEU MICHEL, JOSFÈRE PRINCIVIL, JEAN-MARC BRÛLOTTE, BENOÎT FREROT, MARC-OLIVIER GIBEAULT, SAMUEL GOULET, MAURICE HURTUBISE (TESSIER), LOIS JEUDI, HOSÉE LANGLOIS, DANIEL LAPLANTE, MICHEL YOPA, NARCISSE LENY
Diploma 1983 HABIB, MICHEL 1984 BEAUCHAMP, ROBERT 1987 LAPIERRE, GILLES 2007 CARPENTIER, ANDRÉ 2007 CASTRO, RICARDO 2007 CORIATY, MICHEL 2007 GAGNÉ, JEAN-PIERRE 2007 MATHIEU, JACOB 2007 PELCHAT, JEAN-PIERRE 2008 BELVAL, SYLVAIN 2008 GIGUÈRE, MATTHIEU 2008 LEBLANC, ÉRIC
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RINGUETTE, ALAIN RODIER, DONALD BROCHU, ÉTIENNE CHAREST, NORMAND COTNOIR, NICHOLAS GODFREY, ISRAËL-LUC LAMOTHE, LIONEL RICHARD, MIGUEL FORTIER, JANICK GRAVEL, GUY LESSARD, JEFFREY PROVENCHER, FRANÇOIS WEBER, GORDON COTNOIR, ALEXANDRE COTNOIR, WILLIAM DUPUIS, DAVID SAUVAGEAU, JEAN ARCAND, DENIS CLERMONT, JONATHAN DESRUISSEAUX, BENJAMIN GAUTHIER, MATTHIEU
Bachelor’s Degree 1984 HOULE, RICHARD 1985 GRENIER, JACQUES 1985 HOULE, ALAIN 1985 LEMAIRE, MICHEL 1985 PICARD, FRANÇOIS 1985 SNYDER, WILLIAM J. 1986 BEAUCHAMP, ROBERT 1986 CARON, CLAUDE 1986 CONSTANT, ANDRÉ 1986 DORCINE, EDNER 1986 JOSEPH, NORMAND 1986 LAURIN, GABRIEL 1986 LAVERDIÈRE, CLAUDE 1986 RANCOURT, BENOÎT 1987 MARCOUX, DANIEL 1987 BEAUMIER, MICHEL 1987 POISSON, JEAN-GUY 1988 GODFREY, JONATHAN 1988 HABIB, MICHEL 1988 MORISSETTE, NOËL 1988 SAULNIER, GILLES 1989 LAPIERRE, GILLES 1990 BOURQUE, LOUIS 1990 DÉRY, CLAUDE 1990 DESCHAMPS, FRANÇOIS 1990 GRETH, JEAN-PIERRE
CHAREST, NORMAND CROTEAU, JEAN-CLAUDE DUPUIS, DAVID GAGNÉ, JEAN-PIERRE JOUBERT, YVES LEBLANC, ÉRIC MORISSETTE, MARC RODIER, DONALD BELVAL, SYLVAIN CHITWOOD, SUZANNE GIGUÈRE, MATTHIEU LAMOTHE, LIONEL MATHIEU, JACOB RICHARD, MIGUEL VEILLEUX, RENALD WEBER, GORDON CHARETTE, JACQUES CLOUTIER, STEVE COTNOIR, NICHOLAS DESRUISSEAUX, BENJAMIN FORTIER, JANICK GAGNÉ, JEAN GODIN, JEAN GRENIER, MARIO LEFRANÇOIS, PIERRE-ALAIN ARCAND, DENIS BÉDARD, LUCIEN BOURBEAU, ALEXANDRE BROCHU, ÉTIENNE DESCHAMPS, FRANÇOIS FORTIN, KARL LAUZIER, STEVE LESSARD, JEFFREY PROVENCHER, FRANÇOIS RICHARD (DÉSILETS), LYNE CARON, SERGE COTNOIR, ALEXANDRE COTNOIR, WILLIAM DUFAULT, ROBERT FARLEY, ALEXANDRE FARLEY, GILLES GRAVEL, GUY HOULE, MICHEL F. LABERGE, DAVID MC ELHAW, PASCAL ST-AMOUR, DENIS TURCOTTE, FERNAND CHAUVETTE, OLIVIER CÔTÉ, SYLVAIN
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Certificate 1980 LAURIN, GABRIEL 1981 GAGNÉ, DANIEL 1981 GRENIER, JACQUES 1981 HOULE, ALAIN 1981 LAVERDIÈRE, CLAUDE 1981 LEMAIRE, MICHEL 1981 HABIB, MICHEL 1982 BEAUCHAMP, ROBERT 1982 JOSEPH, NORMAND 1983 CÔTÉ, CHARLES-HENRI 1983 DORCINE, EDNER 1983 SAULNIER, GILLES 1984 LAPIERRE, GILLES 1984 MARCOUX, DANIEL 1984 MORISSETTE, NOËL 1984 RANCOURT, BENOÎT 1985 NOLET, FRANÇOIS 1985 DÉRY, CLAUDE 1987 LEMOINE, JOSÉ 1987 MERCURE (LEMOINE), MIREILLE 1988 ALLARD, CAROLE 1989 GAGNÉ, SERGE 1989 LEBLANC, CLEO 1989 MERCURE (LANGLOIS), HUGUETTE 1989 TESSIER, GILLES 1989 LANGLOIS, YVES 1990 DÉCARY, YVES 1990 MORISSETTE, ALAIN 1990 PARADIS, SYLVAIN 1991 LEROUX, RÉNALD 1992 JULIEN, MARIO 1994 DÉSORMEAUX, ROYAL 1995 GUÉRARD, RAYMOND 1996 GAGNÉ, STÉPHANE 1996 TURCOTTE, FRANÇOIS 1998 CASTRO, RICARDO 1998 DOUVILLE, YVON 1998 LACHAPELLE, MICHEL 2000 BÉLANGER, SIMON 2001 BASCUNAN, ANTONIO 2001 VACHON, CLAUDE 2001 GAGNON, JACQUES 2001 LEVESQUE, CLAUDE 2001 PELCHAT, JEAN-PIERRE 2003 CARPENTIER, ANDRÉ 2003 CORIATY, MICHEL 2003 GODFREY, ISRAËL-LUC 2003 ST-LOUIS, JACQUES
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Hébreux I Cochrane, Jack Herméneutique Keefe, Ernest Histoire de l’Église III (réveils) Haykin, Michael Histroire de l’Églises (survol) Strout, Richard Introducion au Grec Cochrane, Jack Introduction à la recherche I Constant, Pierre Introduction à l’hébreu Cochrane, Jack La musique dans l’Église Anderson, D. Leadership autorité Getz, Gene Philosophie du ministère Alexanian, Jacques Préparation au mariage Ribble, Terry Relation d’aide I Pageau, François Relation d’aide III Pageau, François Romains Keefe, Ernest Vie chrétienne et sanctification Matthews, Victor Anthropologie biblique Keefe, Ernest Bible et counseling Lehman, Robert D. Christologie Nicole, Roger Conducteur de culte Constant, A. et Phil ips, A. Counseling et théologie Matthews, Victor Dynamique de groupe Julien, M., Lavergne, B., Picard, F. Épître de Jacques Girard, Alberto Homilétique Marcoux, Jacques Initiation à l’interprétation biblique Keefe, Ernest Instruction chrétienne Charpentier, R. et Beyer, V. Introduction Grec Cochrane, Jack Introduction Hébreu Cochrane, Jack Lecture publique des Écritures Arnera, Olivier Les épîtres pastorales Keefe, Ernest Oecuménisme comtemporain Tipp, Charles A. Renouvellement de l’intelligence Pageau, François Sanctification - La vie chrétienne Matthews, Victor Théologie Pastorale Alexanian, Jacques Aide aux couples Pageau, François Atelier d’analyse de textes Cochrane, Jack Ateliers communication 2e cycle Arnera, Olivier Bibliologie Frey, René et Lemaire, M. Église des temps modernes Haykin, Michael Épître de Jacques Girard, Alberto Eschatologie prémil énaire Keefe, Ernest Évangélisation Lavoie, Guy Initiation à la recherche Constant, Pierre Intégr. Théologies bibliques et systématiques Carson, Donald A. Les petits prophètes Kessler, John Pédagogie Beyer, V. et Charpentier, R. Perpectives missionnaires Kerr, Paul Philosophie du ministère Alexanian, Jacques Prédication I (2e cycle) Robinson, Haddon Relation d’aide I, II et III Pageau, François Romains Keefe, Ernest Séminaire T-JTA Ribble, Terry Aide aux couples Pageau, François Catholicisme Keefe, Ernest Créativité Arnera, Olivier Cure d’âme pastorale (2e cycle) Lehman, Robert D. Développement du pentecôtisme Haykin, Michael Eschatologie Amil énaire Frey, René
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Grec II Rancourt, Benoit Herméneutique Keefe, Ernest Herméneutique Lemaire, Michel Instruction Chrétienne Charpentier, Robert Intro au grec Grenier, Jacques Introduction à l’Hébreu/Grec Cochrane, Jack Survol de l’histoire de l’Église Strout, Richard Théologie de l’Ancien Testament Kessler, John Théologie ordonnance (2e cycle) Carson, Donald A. Théologie Pastorale Alexanian, Jacques et Habib, Michel Administration Fahmy, Jean-Marie Analyse de textes Cochrane, Jack Anthropologie Keefe, Ernest Conducteur de culte Constant, André et Andréa Phil ips Épître de Jacques Girard, Alberto Formation pratique en cure d’âme Lehman, Robert D. Grec I Cochrane, Jack Grec I Rancourt, Benoit Herméneutique Keefe, Ernest Histoire I Haykin, Michael Homilétique Gazdik, Jan Homilétique Marcoux, Jacques Initiation à la recherche Constant, Pierre Introduction à la Bible I et II Lemaire, M. et Frey, R. La Musique dans l’église Grigg, Don Perpectives missionnaires Kerr, Paul Philosophie du ministère Alexanian, Jacques et Rancourt, Post-Modernisme Carson, Donald A. Survol Histoire Église Strout, Richard Analyse de textes Cochrane, J. et Laverdière, C. Analyse de textes Dytynyshyn, David Bible et counseling Lehman, Robert D. Christologie Peach, Wesley Épitre aux Corinthiens Constant, Pierre Eschatologie Keefe, Ernest Évangélisation Lavoie, Guy Formation pratique en cure d’âme Lehman, Robert D. Grec I Rancourt, Benoit Grec I et II Frey, René Herméneutique Keefe, Ernest Histoire de l’Église II Haykin, Michael Homilétique (2e partie) Gazdik, Jan Instruction Chrétienne Beyer, V. et Grenier, J. Intro à l’Hébreu Cochrane, Jack L’Évangélisation et la pensée contemporaire Edgard, Wil iam L’Évangélisation et la pensée contemporaire Edgard, Wil iam Philippiens Guy, Bernard Prêcher les genres bibliques Carson, Donald A. Psaumes Murphy, Patrick Théologie Pastorale Alexanian, Jacques et Habib, Michel Analyse de textes Laverdière, Claude Colossiens/Éphésiens Guy, Bernard Enjeux cure d’âme (2e cycle) Lehman, Robert D. Épître de Jacques Girard, Alberto Grec I Lemaire, Michel Hébreu Biblique I Lemaire, Michel
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Counseling de groupe (techniques) Lehman, Robert D. Counseling de groupe (techniques-2e cycle) Lehman, Robert D. Éphésiens Guy, Bernard Étude inductive I Thessaloniciens Rancourt, Benoit Grec II Frey, René Herméneutique Keefe, Ernest Herméneutique Keefe, Ernest Histoire I Haykin, Michael Homilétique Joseph, Normand Initiation à la recherche Constant, Pierre Les Actes Alexanian, Jacques Néhémie Turcotte, François Survol Histoire de l’Église (1ère partie) Haykin, Michael Théologie Pastorale Habib, M., Picard, F. Atelier d’analyse de textes Laverdière, Claude Atelier d’analyse de textes Mason, Peter Intro à la Bible (1ère partie) Frey, René Intro à la Bible (2e partie) Lemaire, Michel Le renouvellement spirituel (2e cycle) Henderson, Daniel Philosophie du ministère Picard, François et Rancourt, Benoit Préparation conjugale Ribble, T. et Deschamps, F. Séminaire Taylor/Johnson Ribble, Terry Théologie Pastorale Alexanian, Jacques Vie de Christ Laverdière, Claude Apologétique Mason, Peter Doctrines Essentiel es I Greth, Jean-Pierre Doctrines Essentiel es II Greth, Jean-Pierre Doctrines Essentiel es III Greth, Jean-Pierre Grec I Frey, René Homilétique Joseph, Normand Intro à la Bible Lemaire, Michel Introduction au Grec Cochrane, Jack Livres poétiques de l’Ancien Testament Lewis, Woody Ministère pastoral transitionnel Harris, D. et Kraft, G. Perspectives œuvre missionnaire Flemming, Richard Prédication de Romains (2e cycle) Savage, Tim Principes pratiques de gestion Croteau, Jean-Claude Survol du Nouveau Testament II Lewis, Woody Survol du Nouveau Testament II Lewis, Woody Survol histoire de l’Église Haykin, Michael Théories du counseling (2e cycle) Lehman, Robert D. Vie familiale Lewis, Woody Étude inductive I Thessaloniciens Rancourt, Benoit Évangile de Matthieu (1ère partie) Carson, Donald A. Gestion des conflits dans l’Église Ball, Roger Glorifier Dieu en gérant bien son temps Lapierre, G. et Croteau, J-C Grec I Frey, René Herméneutique Bonicel, Philippe Instruction chrétienne (1ère partie) Turcotte, F., Gagné, S. et Frediani, D. Introduction à la Bible Lemaire, Michel Introduction à l’Hébreu Cochrane, Jack La prière dans la Bible et dans la vie Éthier, Yanick Philosophie du ministère (1ère partie) Picard, François Romains Labbé, René Techniques de counseling Lehman, Robert D. Théologie Pastorale Alexanian, Jacques 7e priorité Bourque, Louis
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Coaching et travail en équipe Croteau, Jean-Claude Coaching et travail en équipe Croteau, Jean-Claude Communication dans la relation d’aide I Pageau, François et Marcoux, Daniel Counseling mariage et famil e Lehman, Robert D. Étude inductive I Thessaloniciens Rancourt, Benoit Évangile de Matthieu (2e partie) Carson, Donald A. Gérer sa vie Lapierre, G. et Croteau, J-C Gérer sa vie Lapierre, Gil es Grec I Rancourt, Benoit Homilétique Joseph, Normand Homilétique Joseph, Normand Instruction Chrétienne Gagné, S., Turcotte, F. Introduction à la Bible Frey, René Introduction à la Bible Lemaire, Michel Introduction à la Bible (2e partie) Lemaire, Michel Introduction au Grec Cochrane, Jack Perspectives de l’œuvre missionnaire Flemming, Richard Philosophie du ministère Picard, François Philosophie du ministère Picard, François Philosophie du ministère Picard, François Prédication des Psaumes Murphy, Patrick Séminaire Taylor/Johnson Lavergne, Benoit Survol de l’histoire de l’Église Haykin, Michael Aide aux couples Lewis, Woody Analyse de textes Laverdière, Claude Animation dans la relation d’aide Pageau, François Animation d’une étude biblique Lavergne, Benoit Communication dans la relation d’aide I Pageau, François Counseling de groupe Lehman, Robert D. Étude inductive I Thessaloniciens Rancourt, Benoit Évangélisation Alexanian, J. et Morissette, N. Gérer sa vie Croteau, Jean-Claude Gérer sa vie Croteau, Jean-Claude Gérer sa vie Lapierre, G. et Croteau, J-C Initiation à l’étude et à l’interprétation de la Bible Lewis, Woody Instruction chrétienne Frediani, Denis Intro au Grec Cochrane, Jack Introduction à la Bible Frey, René Livre des Juges Evans, Mike Philosophie du ministère Picard, François Poésie hébraïque Lewis, Woody Survol canonique de l’Ancien Testament Blanchard, Tom Survol des Évangiles Klipfel, Pierre Théologie pastorale Picard, François T-JTA Lavergne, Benoit Ancien Testament Murphy, Patrick Colossiens Guy, Bernard Éphésiens Angers, Dominique Épîtres aux Galates Evans, Mike Épîtres Pastorales Carson, Donald A. Évangélisation Alexanian, J. et Morissette, N. Évangélisation Morissette, N. et Guy, B. Gérer sa vie Croteau, Jean-Claude Gérer sa vie Croteau, Jean-Claude Gérer sa vie Fahmy, Jean-Marie Herméneutique Bonicel, Philippe Histoire Haykin, Michael
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I Thessaloniciens Evans, Mike Initiation à la recherche Murphy, Patrick Introduction à la Bible Lemaire, Michel Introduction au grec Cochrane, Jack Introductions chrétienne Frediani, Denis Job/Ecclésiaste Lewis, Woody Philosophie du ministère Picard, François Prédication Biblique Robinson, Haddon Préparation au mariage Lavergne, Benoit Romains Labbé, René Théologie du counseling Lehman, Robert D. T-JTA Lavergne, Benoit Vie de Christ Constant, Pierre Christologie Frauli, Roland Doctrine de Dieu Murphy, Patrick Gérer sa vie Croteau, Jean-Claude Grec I Frey, René Herméneutique Bonicel, Philippe Herméneutique Bonicel, Philippe Homilétique Joseph, Normand Initiation à la recherche Murphy, Patrick Initiation à l’étude biblique Guy, Bernard Philosophie du ministère Turcotte, François Psaumes Murphy, Patrick Psaumes Murphy, Patrick Survol des Évangiles Karleen, Benjamin Théologie de la souffrance Carson, Donald A. Théologie pastorale Picard, François Théologie pastorale Picard, François Théories du counseling Lehman, Robert D. Travail en équipe Faymy, J-M. et Farley, G. Gérer sa vie Lapierre, Gil es Gérer sa vie Lapierre, Gil es Grec I Bonicel, Philippe Hébreux I Milton, John Histoire ancienne Haykin, Michael Homilétique Joseph, Normand Homilétique Joseph, Normand Homilétique avancée Sunukjian, Don Implantation des églises (les fondements) Cuthbert, Terry Initiation à la recherche Murphy, Patrick Initiation à l’étude biblique Guy, Bernard Leadership Lapierre, Gil es Méthode d’étude biblique Lewis, Woody Philosophie du ministère Turcotte, François Rois / Chroniques Mattioli, Daniel Romains Labbé, René Sotériologie Belyea, Gordon Survol de l’histoire de l’Église Haykin, M. et Gagné, S. Survol des Évangiles Constant, Pierre Techniques du counseling Lehman, Robert D. Théologie du Nouveau Testament Constant, Pierre Théologie pastorale Picard, François T-JTA Lavergne, Benoit Un ministère centré sur l’évangile Carson, Donald A. Actes des apôtres Carson, Donald A. Apologétique Edgard, Wil iam
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Coaching de prédication Guy, B. et Joseph, N. Counseling, mariage et famil e Lehman, Robert D. Du simple verset au livre tout entier Constant, Pierre Évangélisation Morissette, Noël Évangélisation Morissette, Noël Gérer sa vie Gagné, Stéphane Grec II et III Karleen, Benjamin Herméneutique Bonicel, Philippe Histoire II (La réforme) Haykin, Michael Homilétique Joseph, Normand Initiation à la recherche Murphy, P. et Charest, N. Initiation à l’étude biblique Guy, B. et Karleen, B. Introduction à la Bible Frey, René Introduction au grec Houle, Richard Job/Ecclésiaste Lewis, Woody La puissance dans la faiblesse Savage, Tim L’évangile dans un monde contemporain Cuthbert, Terry Séminaire de recherche Murphy, Patrick Survol de l’histoire de l’Église Gagné, Stéphane Théologie pastorale Picard, F., G. Lapierre, T. Cuthbert, L. T-JTA Lavergne, Benoit Travail en équipe Fahmy, Jean-Marie Anthropologie / Harmatologie Frauli, Roland Apologétique Edgard, Wil iam Coaching au féminin Lapierre, G. et Saulnier, M. Counseling de couple Smith, Winston Dynamiques du changement biblique Caron, Matthieu et François Établissement et expension de l’Église dans les Actes Vermilyea, Tim Gérer sa vie Lapierre, Gil es Grec I Bonicel, Philippe Herméneutique Bonicel, Philippe Histoire III (les réveils) Haykin, Michael Homilétique Joseph, Normand Initiation à la recherche Guy, Bernard Initiation à la recherche Karleen, Benjamin Initiation à la recherche Murphy, P. et Charest, N. Initiation à la recherche Murphy, Patrick Les épîtres de Pierre Carson, Donald A. Les petits prophètes Mattioli, Daniel Méthode d’exégèse grec Karleen, Benjamin Méthodes d’étude biblique Lewis, Woody Perspective missionnaire Baetz, Dan Philosophie du ministère Turcotte, François Proverbes et Cantique des cantiques Lewis, Woody Séminaire sur la prière Murphy, Patrick Survol des Évangiles Guy, Bernard Survol des Évangiles Karleen, Benjamin Survol du Nouveau Testament I Guy, Bernard Survol du Nouveau Testament II Guy, Bernard Théologie biblique de l’adoration Constant, André Théologie pastorale Picard, F. et Lapierre, G. T-JTA Lavergne, Benoit Travail en équipe Fahmy, Jean-Marie Bibliologie Frey, René Bien réfléchir pour bien agir Constant, Pierre Counseling dans l’église locale Caron, Matthieu et François
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Dynamiques du changement biblique Caron, Matthieu Fondements de l’implantation des Églises Cuthbert, Terry Grec II et III Karleen, Benjamin Herméneutique Vermilyea, Tim Histoire IV Haykin, Michael Homilétique Joseph, Normand I Corinthiens DeNeui, Mark Méthodes d’étude biblique Richard, Miguel Philosophie du ministère Turcotte, François Romains Karleen, B. et Corbeau, T. Survol de l’histoire de l’Église Gagné, Stéphane Théologie biblique de l’adoration Constant, André Théologie biblique de nos biens matériels Blomberg, Craig Théologie de l’Église Carson, Donald A. Théologie pastorale Picard, François T-JTA Lavergne, Benoit Atelier d’interprétation Karleen, Benjamin Bibliologie Frey, René Coaching au féminin Saulnier, Monique Comment prêcher le sermon sur la montagne Carson, Donald A. Counseling dans l’église locale Caron, Matthieu Doctrines essentiel es II Lemoine, José Dynamiques du changement biblique Caron, Matthieu Épîtres aux Éphésiens Angers, Dominique Évangélisation Morisette, Noël Exégèse du grec Karleen, Benjamin Genèse Mattioli, Daniel Grec I Karleen, Benjamin Hébreu I Bonicel, Philippe Homilétique Vil omé, Bertrand et Jacques Tanguay Initiation à la recherche Charest, Normand Introduction à l’Église et sa mission Turcotte, François Philosophie chrétienne de la femme Saulnier, Monique Psaumes Fortier, Janick Psaumes Murphy, Patrick Romains Vil omé, Bertrand et Jacques Tanguay Survol de l’histoire de l’Église Gagné, Stéphane Survol des Évangiles Richard, Miguel Théologie biblique de l’adoration Constant, André TJTA Lavergne, Benoit T-JTA Lavergne, Benoit Travail en équipe Fahmy, Jean-Marie et Gil es Farley Venir en aide aux relations Caron, Matthieu
Staff Members of SEMBEQ
Alkhori (Cotnoir), Martha
Landry (Manoli), Isabelle
Lavoie (Deschamps), Carmen 1983
Brittain, H. Brodie
Desroseirs (Lapointe), Lucie
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A New Page to Be Written in th e Story of Training Minis try Workers for Quebec
SEMBEQ came to be because m any people poun of the harvest to ded on the door send workers. G s of heaven aski od answered an ng for the Lord d He is continui We needed wor ng to answer th kers for new ch is prayer. ur ch es that were bein model for traini ng that was used g planted. God le d by us to discover th Jesusâ€™ apostles, asset. God answ e biblical Paul in particul ered our prayer ar. This has been s and gave us ex limited financial our greatest cellent candidat resources. Since es, but many of the means availa to help ministry these men had ble were limited, workers in trai we needed to fin ni ng avoid having This is the reason d a solution a large debt afte why the SEMBE r completing th Q foundation ex eir studies. ists. The SEMBEQ fo undation has th e goal of financi Bursaries are aw ally helping our arded according ministry worke to the needs of his studies. rs in training. the student and the time he is ab le to put on How can you in vest in the trai ni ng generation of m of these workers inistry workers. ? There are man One of these way y ways to build is possible to give s is to contribute the next a financial gift. to th It e SEMBEQ foun is also possible to foundation in yo dation. It ur will. Did you give an amount know that you by including the SEMBEQ founda can also purcha SEMBEQ tion the sole be se lif ne e fic insurance and m Revenue Canada iary and your pr ake the ? emiums are cons idered tax-dedu ctable by Our future depe nds on accompl ishing now the entrusted us. H mandate with e has asked us to which the Lord ensure that disc Jesus Christ ha iples, ministry w Beloved, you ar s orkers and chur e invited to take ches multiply. pa rt personally in to the SEMBEQ the accomplishin foundation goes g of this manda towards the acco te. Your gift mplishment of If you are consid th e Great Commiss ering including ion. the SEMBEQ fo lable to discuss undation in your it confidentially planned giving with you. Or if following addres we are avaiyou have any qu s: estions please co ntact us at the