Module 3

Morning: Foundations of our Faith with Shelly Kearns

This course surveys the foundational teachings of our Christian faith, as these have been articulated in the Bible. We will concentrate on four fundamental areas of theological truth: theology proper (that is, the study of God Himself); the Bible; The Trinity (that is, that our one God exists as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit); and our salvation.

This course seeks to be transformational, encouraging each student firstly, to understand how her theological beliefs guide her behaviour, and secondly, to cultivate, celebrate, and communicate her biblically shaped desire for God.

Shelly Kearns is passionate about God’s Word and has taught Old Testament Studies at Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, ON.  
As a young girl, Shelly spent summers in South America where her parents led short-term missions teams.  She and her husband Glen have also experienced a short term mission trip in Alaska and have spent several years in Kijabe, Kenya teaching at a Bible school there. Shelly is also an avid gardener. Shelly and her husband have 2 young daughters and reside in a little community called Ilderton outside of London, ON.


Afternoon: Communicating with Confidence 1 with Julianne August

This practical hands-on module will discuss the fundamentals in message preparation and delivery. Topics will be covered such as: 

  • Deciding on a topic
  • Applying Scripture
  • Choosing an illustration
  • Deciding what to wear
  • Dealing with our fears
  • Addressing the audience 

Some time will also be spent on the necessity of being effective in our written communication to others.

Julianne August is a strategic leader and inspiring communicator who enjoys equipping and investing in others. She has served on staff at Compass Community Church in Orangeville since 2006 as Director of Community Life. In her role Julianne gives specific oversight to women's ministry, seniors, DivorceCare, Sunday morning connections, and care ministry. She shepherds and equips nearly 30 small groups, and provides support and training to their leaders.

Julianne serves on both the FEB National Council and the FEB Central Board of Directors and is also on the team for Gather, a movement of Canadian women of faith from coast to coast. She is a board certified life coach whose passion is to inspire others to thrive in their kingdom calling and walk confidently in their unique giftedness. She is also a graduate of the very first class of WMI in 2006. Julianne is married to Paul and they have two young adult sons. She is a lover of all things pink.

Julianne's heart is to stay connected to Christ through a community of believers, Scripture and prayer. She recognizes that apart from Christ she can do nothing.