Prioritize your faith without compromising on academics.

Start with Briercrest and get a firm grounding in the Bible before continuing your education. One-year programs at Briercrest are designed to be highly transferrable, whether into a degree program at Briercrest or further studies at another institution.

Whether they are studying online, studying at Camp Qwanoes, or studying on our campus, we encourage our students to invest deeply in the Christian community around them and grow in their faith as they study.

Beginning with a one-year certificate can be the perfect context to prepare academically, socially, and spiritually for further studies or new directions. View our one-year certificates below.

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Most approachable profs

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December 1, 2022

Experiencing Spiritual Growth Through Outdoor Adventure

Steven Lofting's journey as a Kaleo student started with his family's legacy of camp ministry. He is now a Briercrest student and employee.

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November 10, 2021

4 Reasons to Take a One-Year Certificate in Biblical Studies

A fourth-year student reflects on how valuable it was to begin his program with a one-year Certificate of Biblical Studies. It is transferable, transformative, and trajectory shaping.

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January 7, 2021

Why a Christian Gap Year Will Give You the Spiritual Foundation You're Looking For

The Kaléo program is a Canadian Christian gap-year program on Vancouver Island focused on leadership, academics, ministry, community, and adventure. Read about the difference a year at Kaléo can make in your walk with God below!

Julia Hood
June 22, 2020

How Outdoor Adventure Changed My View of God for the Better

The Kaléo program is a gap-year program focused on leadership, academics, ministry, community, and adventure. Read about the difference the outdoor adventure component of Kaléo can make in your walk with God below!