Equipping Missionaries in Canada
Emanate means “to flow out, issue or proceed; to send forth.” As light emanates from a light source, our graduates are sent out to shine the light of Christ unto the uttermost parts of the earth.
Prepared to Thrive: Training Future Church Planters
Ethnos’ training continues to prepare people for church planting in a cross-cultural context. Over the years, the training has been continually refined in order to more effectively achieve that goal of reaching the last people group.
Global Diversity — Spiritual Unity
In 1996, Debbie and I took our four children to Papua New Guinea to join the work there. I was 39, and God was going to expand my experience in ministry in many different ways. To this day I am very grateful for what I learned. From our marriage in 1981 to our moving overseas in 1995, our exposure to missions was pretty much from our American perspective. I quickly gained an appreciation for diversity of the team represented in […]
Ethnos360 Bible Institute Online
EBI Online We wanted to make you aware of a recent development for Ethnos360 Bible Institute (EBI). We would like to announce the launch of Ethnos360 Bible Institute Online! Our entire EBI program is now available online. Check it out at e360bible.org/academics/online-education. Format A full-time student can complete the entire 64-credit program in two years. With EBI Online, this includes summer classes. The academic calendar is broken down into three trimesters per year (Fall, Spring and Summer) with short breaks between […]
What Makes Us Who We Are?
One thing that we can be sure of is change. We live in a changing world — culture changes, fads are by nature changing, whatever “favourite” you have today may be changed tomorrow.
The Changing Context of the Unreached
What picture comes to mind when you hear the word missions? For many, the picture would involve Western missionaries residing among a remote, unreached people group. The missionaries learn the language, present the gospel and establish churches. Pioneering missions has always been among the most challenging types of mission work. And in the more than 75 years of our existence, Ethnos Canada and our network of global partners have gained monumental insights into effective discipleship among unreached people groups. Larry […]
Two Realities: Opposition and the Power of God’s Word
“It’s hard to be a Christian in Masa. We live among people who are not interested in Jesus, who make fun of us, slander us and harm us.” What a harsh reality for the Iski people of the Masa village! The Iski live in the swampy lowlands of Papua New Guinea, where no roads or airstrips exist. The only way in and out is the helicopter. So with the help of Ethnos360 Aviation, a church planting team brought the gospel […]
“All right, brothers. This is your new tool. Make the best use of it!” Pilot Jeremiah Diedrich had just flown four Brazilian mission leaders on a 20-minute flight in the R66 helicopter that could have taken them days on the river. In fact, four times in one week, Jeremiah demonstrated God’s amazing provision of the R66 helicopter as a tool for reaching people with His Word. After a year like 2020, with almost no flights, 2021 is bringing multiplied opportunities to […]
Five Reasons to Teach Foundationally
When sharing Christ with a lost world, we must remember that no one is a blank page – everyone has preexisting beliefs that typically clash with God’s truth. If God’s truth is going to take root and produce healthy, lasting fruit within the listener, truth must be taught strategically and thoroughly. This is why Ethnos Canada teaches God’s Word foundationally, both overseas and now in Northern Canada. Foundational truths are revealed from Genesis to Revelation chronologically and are contrasted with […]