Capernwray Harbour Bible School—Community Life
Jesus Christ is the Head of His Body, the Church. Each year the students and staff at Capernwray learn what it means to surrender to His Lordship and experience the unity which only He can give. The majority of our students are 18 to19 years old, but some have come in their 70's! They have come from all across North America, Europe and Australia.
Just back from Summer Vacation Bible School Students enjoy a break
Many other international students have come to Capernwray from South and Central America, Africa and Asia. Students have come from different denominational backgrounds, and yet as we focus on worshipping Christ together these differences do not divide us but become a celebration of the degree of God's creativity.
A large part of developing spiritual direction is Christian service

Capernwray Bible School Workday

At Capernwray we live and learn together in community. Community living is a wonderful platform for "hands on" learning and practical application. From the head to the heart! Workday is one such context built into the schedule to accommodate this opportunity.

Principles and standards relating to stewardship, leadership, communication, work ethics and many more inter-personal skills are realized in this way. Students and faculty work together to look after the "garden" God has placed us in serving one another in direct response to what He has done and is doing in our hearts. This is where the rubber hits the road so to speak.

Capernwray Workday Highlights

Students will be instructed and supervised by Staff while learning valuable new skills and personal disciplines. Some areas of work will include lawns and gardens, woodshop, farm, kitchen, domestics, outdoor facilities maintenance and office tasks. Workday is a full day of work (8:45am-4:30pm) that takes place each Wednesday. Students have opportunity to be involved in a variety of areas over the course of the year and graduate from one work group to another—groups are rotated every few weeks. Workdays are a healthy and refreshing change of pace from all of the in class course learning that takes place during the rest of the week. Workday also places individuals together who might not have otherwise had the privilege of getting to know one another. The blessing of relationship and conversation in this context is immense.

Workday remains for many students to be one of the many highlights of their experience at Capernwray .

Daily Duties on Thetis Island

Each student contributes to community life by performing a daily chore, or duty, that takes about 45 minutes to complete. These daily duties include anything from setting tables for meals, to doing dishes after meals, to cleaning the common lounge areas and bathrooms. In this way, each student learns that their individual actions affect the whole Body for better or worse! Daily duties are one of the most significant ways that students learn to practice the principles of servanthood that they've discovered in the classroom courses.

Capernwray Bible School jobs for every student
Capernwray Bible School students in community in Christian education

Sunday Evenings at Capernwray

Each Sunday we begin the week together with a formal celebration of God's goodness to us. Students dress in semi-formal attire, and attend a beautiful dinner prepared by our cooks. Afterward, students and staff join together in the Lecture Hall for a formal meeting that focuses on the character of God through the reading of Scripture, singing, and sharing. Each year, the students find that Sunday evenings are a highlight of the Bible School since they have the opportunity to publicly share what the Lord Jesus has been teaching them personally through His Word. It's a chance to come before the Lord Jesus as His Body and worship Him together.

Intramural Sports at Capernwray

Much of what is discovered in bible study in class is learned in the outside of the classroom in the context of relationship with one another. One way to invest in community and to bring people together is through recreation. Intramural sports and other recreational events are organized on a regular basis thorough out the Bible School year. It's good clean wholesome fun. Sports include floor hockey, volleyball (indoor and sand), basketball, soccer and more.

Capernwray Harbour Bible School students in sports
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Capernwray students serve in outreach

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Capernwray Harbour testimonials

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