Programs at the Study Centre
The Centre for Reformational Culture is home to the EICCs High Impact Training programs. We bring together groups of 30-40 students, young professionals from all walks of life and younger pastors for short stay, content rich, residential style study programs involving focused, personalized, semi tutorial instruction amidst warm fellowship with other believers.
Programming is designed to instill in the hearts and minds of the delegates a robust scriptural world-and-life-view, a renewed vison of the fullness and scope of the gospel, a deepened understanding of the transforming power of the Word of God and insight into the implications of that Word for every aspect of life – especially their calling as God’s people to create and cultivate godly culture in the public sphere.
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is being discarded by a prevailing anti-Christian ideology and increasingly abandoned by many professing Christians as outdated, oppressive, or irrelevant.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.
Worldview Leadership Camp
Are your teens prepared to combat the false ideas of our culture and confidently live out the truth of God's Word? 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.
Featuring world-class scholars and cultural apologists, the WLC provides each camper with the foundations of a thoroughly scriptural worldview. Special activies during the week include swimming, sports, campfires, a talent show, movie night and closing BBQ.
To Give an Answer
Studies show that as many as 70% of Christian students leave the church in university. Many young believers don’t know why they believe what they believe, even if they’ve grown up in a Christian home. If you’re a recent high-school graduate or just finishing your first year of post-secondary education, this program is for you. Learn how to critically evaluate and engage with the perspectives you will face as you enter the halls of higher education.
Before you set foot on campus this fall, join us for a time of biblical training in preparation for university and college. How do we live as faithful Christians on campus and deal with temptation away from home?
Church & Culture Colloquium
How do we integrate core biblical principles to form a unified and meaningful response to the challenges and opportunities of life? How do we equip the church to be uncompromising yet loving, and faithfully engage culture? If you are a pastor or church ministry leader this content-rich program of scriptural worldview and cultural theology training is a week that you do not want to miss.
In a culture where people are encouraged to define and live their own truth, we are consistently battling the temptation to conform rather than inspired and equipped to transform our broken world. This five-day program is an opportunity to connect with other church leaders and learn how to consistently apply the abiding truth of God to a culture obsessed with change and novelty. Join us at the EICC's beautiful 24-acre farmstead, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment and overlooking Lake Ontario.
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 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.