Articles by Category: Northwest News

Kingdom Ministries

Glory and kids

The Ministry of Northwest and Immerse is about building God’s Kingdom through the development of key leaders like Glory and Tom.


Opportunity is an interesting phenomenon. It comes and goes. You need to grab it when it is present, because you are never sure when it might come again – or so it seems. The reality is that opportunity presents when people God has prepared meet the moment that God intends. At Northwest, we have that […]

Northwest’s Newest Member – Trent Erickson

Trent Erickson family photo2

Hi! My name is Trent Erickson and I am the Chief Operating Officer at Northwest Baptist Seminary, a new role implemented to assist the President’s office in managing the operations of Northwest internally, and its growing network of relationships with partners in Canada, the US and abroad. My wife, Karen, and I live in Abbotsford. […]

Northwest Alumni – Andy and Nancy Steiger


Andy (NBTC 1998-2000) is the founder and director of Apologetics Canada, while his wife Nancy (Schellenberg – NBTC 1996-1999) is his part time Executive Assistant along side being full time mom.

Discerning a ‘Kairos’ Moment

KDMN Planning Committee

Paul claims that God always acts at the right time and presents opportunities for Kingdom advancement at crucial moments – “kairos” moments. He talks about “open doors” and the importance of advancing through them. At Northwest we believe God is providing us with a “kairos” opportunity to assist key Korean pastoral leaders in Canada, Korea […]

Training Biblical Leaders and Preachers in Their Own Country


Colombia is a great example of the kind of place a seminary like Northwest needs to be engaged.

Board of Governors Award – Evan Scales

The Board of Governors Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the mission of Northwest Baptist Seminary. In recognition of such commitment, the Board of Governors is pleased to present this award to Evan Scales.

Kalimantan, Indonesia Trip


This past June I traveled back to Indonesia to revisit the Dayak church and to meet with and encourage the pastors and leaders of the local churches among whom Becky and I had worked back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Immerse is Accredited


We are very excited to announce that Northwest Baptist Seminary is now fully accredited by The Association of Theological Schools.

Celebration and Thanksgiving to God

Taking time to celebrate how God has blessed us helps us to refocus on God’s goodness and to be thankful for all He has accomplished.

Alumni in Ministry

It is always exciting to hear about alumni who are doing well in the ministries for which they are called. I was amazed to see a picture of Northwest alum, Geordan Rendle on a giant video screen in New York City’s Times Square as he was being announced for this role as president of Youth […]

Practising Faith in the Home


Children need to know that practising faith is often quiet, reflective, and expressive. But parents and mentors need to make it happen.

Northwest Board of Governors Awards


The Board of Governors Award recipients were Anne Thompson and David Fairbrother.

Theology Boot Camps for Christian Growth

As summertime approaches, many people look forward to camping, fishing trips, and hiking excursions. These retreats into the great outdoors can be enjoyable if you have the proper equipment and training. A simple overnight camping trip can turn into a nightmare if you forget the tent (or the coffee for some). Likewise, if your ‘theological gear’ is a little rusty, […]

Interview with an Immerse Student

I had the opportunity to catch up with an Immerse student – Paul Park from Coquitlam, BC.
-Ron Sing.

New (and not so new) faces at Northwest

Dr. Howard Andersen has been hired to be the new Northwest Academic Dean. He describes this hire as being “the two bookends to my career.” Dr. Andersen began his academic career in 1969 as the Assistant Dean to Dr. Pickford who was then Dean of Northwest Baptist Theological College. The next 10 years saw Dr. […]


It is a wonderful thing to observe how God leads. When Mark Carroll told me he was leaving Northwest my feelings were mixed. On one hand, I was thrilled to see Mark step up to lead one of our great churches. After all, that is why we are doing this work. On the other hand, […]

From Immerse to total Imersion

Mark & Stephanie Carroll have left Northwest to take up a new position as lead pastor couple at Whitehorse Baptist Church. Just before they left I caught up with Mark for an interview. Tell me about your personal and spiritual journey: I think the best summary of my spiritual journey would be running, then submitting, […]

God Owns it All, Really!

It’s true. I have bought a lot of things over the years. Some things were small items but I have made a number of significant purchases like the wedding ring for my beautiful wife, Natalie. Other shiny things worth mentioning include golf clubs, tools, kitchen gadgets, cars, iPhones and other electronic devices. You may likely […]

We Love Our Alumni!

We love our alumni. Most schools do. It is deeply encouraging to learn ways by which those who have studied with us have gone on to apply their education in fruitful ways. I thought I would mention three of our alumni from across the years, who have come to our attention in particular ways these […]

Board of Governors Award given to Janet Anderson

The Board of Governors of Northwest Baptist Seminary is pleased to present its first Board of Governors Award to Janet Anderson. Janet, it has been said, “was a woman’s woman.” From the time she started her career in nursing until she went home to be with her Lord, Janet never did things in half measures. […]

Reflections on 10 Years of Leadership Development

For the last ten years, Lyle Schrag has served on the Northwest faculty and as Director of the Fellowship Center for Leadership Development. Lyle is concluding his full-time service with Northwest, but will continue to be involved with us in a number of ways, including serving as an Immerse faculty mentor. Northwest President, Kent Anderson […]

Sowing Seeds for His Kingdom

“You give them something to eat” Luke 9:13 Jesus loves us and takes care of all our needs, both spiritual and physical. He also shows us that if we honour Him with our gifts, He is able to multiply it and use it for good. In Luke 9, the feeding the five thousand we see […]

Interview with Larry Nelson

Larry Nelson has served Northwest for the past five years in the capacity of chair of the Board of Governors. Larry is stepping down from that role this year and Northwest News along with the faculty and staff would like to thank him for his service. We took this opportunity to chat with Larry about […]

Immerse – Church-Based Leadership Training

Watching the Olympics was a frustrating experience for my family. Half-way through the games, my son stopped watching any tv coverage because watching Canada’s Olympic team’s performance or lack thereof became too painful. While other countries had former Olympic stars come out of retirement and dominate – ours fell or did not recover properly from […]

Interview with Doug Harris

Reflections of a former Northwest President Reflecting back on your involvement with Northwest over the years, what are some highlights for you in terms of Northwest’s role in the preparation/development of leaders for the Fellowship? My relationship with Northwest has covered a span of sixty years. It began when my new bride and I returned […]

Sowing Seeds for His Kingdom

In 2 Corinthians 9 Paul encourages giving and generosity: Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.2 Corinthians 9:6 Gardening is part of my heritage. My grandfather built a successful greenhouse business growing tomatoes and cucumbers. My Dad was an avid gardener as well. He turned […]