Training Programs and Events

Programs at the Study Centre

The Ezra Institute Study Centre is home to our scholarship and training. We bring together groups of students, young professionals and Christian leaders from various vocations for study programs involving focused instruction and fellowship with other like-minded believers.

These opportunities are designed to instill in the hearts and minds of the delegates a robust scriptural world-and-life-view, a renewed vision 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.

The Study Centre sits on 24-acres of orchard and conservation land, 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's drive from Toronto and Niagara Falls.

"True Christians consider themselves not as satisfying some rigorous creditor, but as discharging a debt of gratitude."

- William Wilberforce, Real Christianity

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The H. Evan Runner International Academy is the most comprehensive program offered by the Ezra Institute. For successful applicants, this subsidized two-week scholarship program is designed 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.

At the Academy, we analyze and explore the condition of Western culture and offer the critical tools of Christian philosophy, Biblical worldview, and cultural apologetics in order to recover a Christian vision for cultural life. Delegates will obtain a comprehensive understanding of the truth, freedom, beauty and scope of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a learning environment that stimulates creative discussion toward shaping all spheres of culture to the glory of God.

The Worldview Youth Academy is a week-long training program 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 WYA provides each delegate with the foundations of a thoroughly scriptural worldview. Special activities during the week include swimming, sports, campfires, a talent show, movie night and closing BBQ.

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How are we to understand a scriptural worldview and form a unified and meaningful response to the challenges and opportunities of our cultural life? How might we equip Christians to be uncompromising yet loving, and faithfully engage our society with the gospel? If you are a pastor, elder 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 often battling the temptation to conform rather than lead and equip God's people 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's Word to a culture obsessed with change and novelty.

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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 Conference is an event 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 Ezra Institute 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.

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