About the Study Centre
The Centre for Reformational Culture is the primary location of the EICCs High Impact Training programs. The Centre affords a variety of opportunities for God's people to learn and be equipped and encouraged to know, defend and apply their faith. Our programs facilitate engagement in serious reflection and study, amidst warm fellowship with other believers, with a view to impacting culture to the glory of God.
The Study Centre sits on 24-acres of landscaped and wooded lot, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment and overlooking Lake Ontario. Located in the historic town of Grimsby, It is less than an hour drive from Toronto, and just five minutes off a major thoroughfare (QEW).
“True Christians consider themselves not as satisfying some rigorous creditor, but as discharging a debt of gratitude.”— William Wilberforce, Real Christianity
High Impact Training
H. Evan Runner International Academy
The Runner Academy is the most comprehensive and intensive program offered by the EICC. For successful applicants, Runner Academy is a heavily subsidized two-week residential program to train and equip the next generation of cultural leaders to understand their lives and cultural moment through the lens of God’s Word revelation. In the face of an aggressive secularism, resurgent Islam and proliferating pagan spirituality, our rich Christian heritage – the wisdom that helped give shape to the Western world – is being discarded by a prevailing anti-Christian ideology and increasingly abandoned by many professing Christians as outdated, oppressive, or irrelevant.
At the Academy, we analyze and uncover the state of the West and offer the critical tools in Christian philosophy, worldview, apologetics and cultural theology to retrieve these lost riches of biblical wisdom. Students on the program will gain a comprehensive understanding of the truth, freedom, beauty and cosmic scope of the gospel of Jesus Christ, in a learning environment that stimulates creative discussion regarding shaping all spheres of culture to the glory of God.
Runner Academy faculty members are highly qualified men and women with a reputation for godliness, faithful Christian leadership, and academic excellence, as well as insight and experience in the work of cultural engagement and transformation. They are pastors and philosophers, apologists and theologians, physicians and educators, authors, media/arts professionals, lawyers, and front-line ministry leaders.
Worldview Leadership Camp
The Worldview Leadership Camp is a week-long training camp designed to equip high school-aged students to know, defend and apply their faith in the midst of the intellectual and practical challenges of our day.
Students will interact with and be instructed by world-class scholars, cultural apologists and proven lay leaders, where the foundations of a thoroughly scriptural worldview, rooted in the Lordship of Jesus Christ and surrendered to the totality of biblical revelation will be laid. In dependence on the Holy Spirit, they will begin to learn how to formulate, articulate and credibly defend a Christian understanding of all of life and culture, and to do so while standing on the Word of God.
Do you know a diligent teen that would benefit from a week of personalized and engaging study?
Christian Legal Institute
Law has been called a back-stage pass to doing theology because of what lies at its foundations. Besides being a formative area of culture, law is a value-processing system. In other words, to find out what a society values most, observe what it protects and sanctions with its law structure. From marriage, sexuality and family to issues of life, freedom, and the nature of what it means to be human, the laws that govern Western society are increasingly turning in an unjust and anti-Christian direction.
The Christian Legal Institute, as a collaboration between the EICC and the Christian Legal Fellowship, is a week of intensive training for law students and young legal professionals to be transformed in their thinking about the roots of justice, the function of law in society and the implications of the gospel for social order. Students leave equipped to faithfully address the issues facing our culture, articulate a robust biblical worldview, and to advance the public good by God-honouring involvement in law and public life.
To Give an Answer
This intensive week of biblical and reformational world-and-life view training aims to provide incoming university students with the opportunity to critically evaluate and engage with the perspectives, ideas and ideologies they can expect to encounter in the halls of higher education and in so doing root themselves afresh, with renewed confidence in the truth of God’s Word.
All of life – including our scholarship – is religion, and delegates at To Give an Answer will learn from first-rate scholars, pastors and thinkers what it looks like to live and work as a faithful Christian student and as an excellent scholar in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Note: This program is currently in development and will be launched in 2019.
Mission of God Conference
What is the mission of God’s people in the world? What is the Christian’s responsibility when it comes to participating in, and shaping, culture? How should we live in a society that does not acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord? The Mission of God is a conference for Christians of all walks of life, an opportunity to worship, fellowship, and study as we gather to honour Christ and learn from His Word. Special guest speakers from among the EICC Fellows and friends will consider important subjects related to the mission of God’s people to live our lives and shape our world in obedience to Christ.
Christian leaders have both an urgent biblical responsibility and vocational opportunity to confront the key questions regarding the relationship of the glorious gospel of Christ to the cultural challenges facing our generation. Critically we need to understand how to engage and reach those in our community and under our care in a manner that is compelling, intellectually credible, compassionate and scripturally faithful.
Leadership Roundtable events are opportunities for pastors, teachers, educators and other Christian leaders from various contexts to come together for a day of fellowship, teaching and focused interaction on some of the most pressing cultural issues of our time.
The Escarpment Lectures
The Escarpment Lectures provide thought-provoking, inspiring and refreshing insights into the truth of God’s word in a beautiful and engaging setting among the vineyards and vistas of the Niagara Escarpment. Be challenged and built up in your understanding of God, his Word and world, and be informed regarding the ideas and realities we encounter daily in our culture and how we might respond in faith and confidence.