Kaléo Certificate

This program does not take place in a typical classroom. Offered in partnership with Camp Qwanoes on Vancouver Island, this program is an eight-month foundational program for developing young leaders. Students engage in solid, Bible-based studies taught by qualified faculty members. Students have the opportunity to put their studies to the test as they learn leadership and teamwork in the context of a small student community, camp ministry, local church involvement, mission experience, and outdoor adventure. For more details, visit the Kaléo website
Credit Hours: 30
Coordinator: Wes Olmstead

Don Taylor, DTh
Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Program Overview

The Kaléo program is for single students ages 18-23 who are called to leadership. In addition to the general admission policies of the college, acceptance to this program is based upon the following criteria:

  • a godly lifestyle and good standing in a local church

  • proven leadership potential and/or a strong interest in developing leadership skills and abilities

  • experience and/or willingness to serve in a variety of ministry contexts

  • willingness and ability to engage in college-level studies

Enrolment is limited, so students are encouraged to apply early for this program.


BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament
BLST 230 Pauline Epistles
CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry
CM 105 Perspectives in Mission
FE 130 Kaléo Practicum
IDST 200 Interdisciplinary Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology
YM 220 Camp and Youth Ministries

I've gotten to know many wonderful people and learn from both teachers and students. Faculty members were very open to answering questions and clarifying expectations so that I could do the best work possible and learn as much as I could from them.
From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2015