Hunches are good, but data is better. This is the axiom which spurred those of us at Steinbach Bible College to conduct a survey of youth ministries within our constituency. What we wanted was a clearer picture of what was happening in the youth groups of our churches. Over the past couple of months we have been collecting information from across our constituent churches. What is presented below is a snapshot of the data that we have collected so far.
When we looked at the size of youth groups we noticed that no matter the size of the church there is a noticeable drop in the number of grade 12. This raises some interesting questions.
As the hallways come back to life, new faces are being spotted among the returning students. Fifteen students have enrolled for the second semester of studies. While there are some students who have not returned, the large enrollment for semester will more than compensate for the students that have left. Classes for semester 2 begin January 25. There is still time for anyone else who would like to apply for this semester.
The college has seen a significant increase in enrollment this year. Our on-campus enrollment stands at a strong 124 students, which demonstrates a 12% increase over last year's number. In addition to the students on campus 25 more students are being taught through Winkler Bible Camp's Cross Current program.