Who We Are
What We Believe
Since 2002, St Alban's has been a participating church in the Artizo Apprenticeship Program. This is a great initiative based on the Australian Ministry Training Strategy. "Artizo" comes from the Greek word, meaning "to equip", and this is in essence the goal of the program. We seek to train up and equip young leaders as they prepare for full-time Christian ministry by allowing them to serve the body of Christ here at St Alban's.
The Artizo Apprenticeship is designed to equip these young men and women with enhanced skills in leadership and ministry. Artizo focuses on relational and personal learning, in which positive mentoring and active participation are both vital aspects of the experience.
must submit a paper each week, and read through a series of textbooks
during their internship. They work through a syllabus, which aims at training
in three areas - convictions, character and competencies.
Our goal is that graduates will emerge as gifted leaders — communicating the gospel of Christ with strength, conviction, and passion.
David Alexander (2002-3) - David is now studying at Wycliffe College in Toronto. David and his wife Ann, and two children, Molly and George, just returned from a summer missions trip to New Mexico.
Brian de Visser (2003-4) - Brian is also studying at Wycliffe College in Toronto. Brian and his wife Sarah are excited to be new parents with the arrival of their daughter Anna.
Nat Bigsworth (2003-4) - Nat remains on staff with us at St Alban's as a full-time Pastoral Assistant, continuing in many of the ministries she was involved in as an Artizo intern.
Eric Melby (2004-5) - Having graduated from St Paul's University, Eric stayed on over the summer as a Pastoral Assistant, but is leaving us to be ordained and serve in the Diocese of Caledonia, BC. Eric will be the priest of the Regional Parish of Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, and Fraser Lake. Eric takes with him his wife Barbara and their new son Kristian.
Ben Vanderheide (2005-6) - Ben is currently in the full time Artizo I program. He is considering what school to apply for next year.
Tosh Sinclair (2006) - Tosh will begin Artizo II in January.
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