STUDENT HANDBOOK 2019-2020 - Pacific Life Bible College

 
STUDENT HANDBOOK 2019-2020 - Pacific Life Bible College
ST U D E N T H A N D BO O K 2019-2020
STUDENT HANDBOOK 2019-2020 - Pacific Life Bible College
PACIFIC LIFE BIBLE COLLEGE

ASSOCIATION OF BIBLICAL HIGHER EDUCATION
PLBC holds candidate status with the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, an institutional
accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For more information about ABHE, visit www.ABHE.
org.

ASSOCIATION FOR BIBLICAL HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130
Orlando, FL 32822

Phone: 407-207-0808
Fax: 407-207-0840
info@abhe.org

PACIFIC LIFE BIBLE COLLEGE
Pacific Life Bible College
15030 - 66A Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia CANADA V3S 2A5

Phone: 604-597-9082
Fax: 604-597-9090
plbc@pacificlife.edu
www.pacificlife.edu

This Student Handbook presents the standards, protocol, and requirements in effect at the time of publication. Pacific Life Bible
College reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction at any time. Announcements are subject to change and do
not constitute an agreement or contract.

Pacific Life Bible College Student Handbook 2019-2020. Revised July 10, 2019.

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STUDENT HANDBOOK 2019-2020 - Pacific Life Bible College
2019-2020 STUDENT HANDBOOK

    HOW TO USE THIS HANDBOOK
    PURPOSE
    This Student Handbook presents the standards, protocol, and requirements in effect at the time of publication of Pacific Life Bible
    College’s counsel and policies. The well-being of the college’s community rests on the balance of the community’s ability to meet the
    needs of the individual and vice-versa. This is achieved when everyone is aware of the rights and accompanying responsibilities to
    themselves, others, and the College.

    By enrolling in courses at Pacific Life Bible College, you agree to comply with the expectations, policies, and procedures outlined in this
    handbook, as amended from time to time. The College reserves the right to make changes of any nature to the expectations, policies,
    procedures, and other information in this handbook at its sole discretion, with or without prior notice. Furthermore, the handbook
    provisions are subject to interpretation by the College.

    FLOW
    This Student Handbook begins with general information, that which applies to all students, and continues with specific information,
    that which applies to particular students.

PACIFIC LIFE BIBLE COLLEGE                                                                                                                    3
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
    HOW TO USE THIS HANDBOOK..................................................................................................................................................................................................3
    TABLE OF CONTENTS......................................................................................................................................................................................................................4
    WELCOME TO PLBC.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................7
        Message from the VP Student Development..............................................................................................................................................................7
        Mission, Faith Statement, Values......................................................................................................................................................................................8
        Core Learning Goals..............................................................................................................................................................................................................9
    WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
    FACILITIES........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
    CAMPUS MAP................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 13
    PROGRAMS & SERVICES............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
        Life Groups............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14
        Special Event Attendence................................................................................................................................................................................................14
        Chapel..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
        Mentoring.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
        Practicums............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
        Fall Retreat............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
        Spiritual Formation Conference................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
        Student Life Team............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
        Student Health.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
    COMMUNICATIONS..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
    COMMUNITY LIFE......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
        Growing Like a Garden..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
        Community Responsibilities........................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
        Specific Commitments..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
    CODE OF CONDUCT.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
        Compliance........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
        Code of Conduct................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 19
    CAMPUS EXPECTATIONS............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 22
        Bicycles................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
        Building Security................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 22
        Cafeteria................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 22
        Churches................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 22
        Classroom Regulations..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
        College Property................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 22
        Clothing and Grooming................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
        Employment......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
        Entertainment...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
        Explosives, Fireworks, & Weapons................................................................................................................................................................................ 23
        Financial Policies................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 23
        Fires, Equipment, Alarms, & Exits.................................................................................................................................................................................. 23
        Health Care........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
        ID Cards.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 23
        Mail.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
        Notice Boards....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
        Parking.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 23
        Pranks & Rambunctious Playfulness............................................................................................................................................................................ 23
        Private Property................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24

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             Protection of Privacy Policy............................................................................................................................................................................................ 24
             Recreational Facilities........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 24
             Rollerblades & Skateboards............................................................................................................................................................................................ 24
             Soliciting Funds................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
             Unauthorized Recording.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 24
             Vehicles & Parking.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 24
        IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 25
        WOLF MEMORIAL LIBRARY....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
             Hours....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
             Library Usuage and Book Borrowing Guidelines.................................................................................................................................................. 26
             Library Fines......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
             Printing & Photocopying Guidelines........................................................................................................................................................................... 27
        DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY................................................................................................................................................................................................ 28
        GRIEVANCE POLICY...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29
        HARASSMENT POLICY................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 30
        STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY POLICY..................................................................................................................................................................................... 31
        STUDENT HOUSING..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 34
             Eligibility................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 34
             Becoming a Resident in Student Housing................................................................................................................................................................. 34
             Fees..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................34
             Move-in Date/Move-out Date........................................................................................................................................................................................ 35
             Housing Assignment & Roommate Selection.......................................................................................................................................................... 35
             Check-in and -out Procedures....................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
             Cafeteria................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 36
             Campus Service Program................................................................................................................................................................................................. 36
             Common Areas.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36
             Dorm Kitchens..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37
             Fines........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 37
             Guests..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37
             Keys, ID Cards, and Security............................................................................................................................................................................................ 37
             Laundromat.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
             Liability................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
             Maintenance Requests..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
             Mandatory Dorm Meetings............................................................................................................................................................................................ 38
             Pest Treatment..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
             Prohibited Behaviours in Dorm Rooms...................................................................................................................................................................... 38
             Prohibited Items in Dorm Rooms................................................................................................................................................................................. 38
             Resident Considerations.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 39
             Right of Privacy.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
             Room Care & Resident Responsibilities...................................................................................................................................................................... 39
             Safety/Security Issues....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
             Trash........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 40
        INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION......................................................................................................................................................................... 41
             Currency/Exchange Rates................................................................................................................................................................................................ 41
             Crossing the Canadian/US Border................................................................................................................................................................................ 41
             Study and Work Permits................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
             Receiving Money From Another Country.................................................................................................................................................................. 41
             Sending Money To Another Country........................................................................................................................................................................... 41
             Health Insurance................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 41
             Immigration.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
             International Students Handbook................................................................................................................................................................................ 41

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    WELCOME TO PLBC
    Welcome to Pacific Life!

    Pacific Life Bible College exists to train people for life and ministry
    in Christ’s Kingdom no matter one’s sphere of influence. We
    believe in holistic development, and therefore through each of
    our programs we focus on head, heart and hands to ensure a
    well-rounded education. Students gain a wealth of knowledge
    and understanding, but it doesn’t stop there. An integral part of
    our curriculum requires students to put into practice the things
    they are learning in the classroom. This is what makes PLBC such
    a dynamic community of fellow learners.

    For decades, PLBC has been known for its rich community. Year
    after year we hear testimonies of how God has used peers and
    faculty to help build strong character, heal wounds, and propel
    our students into a deep relationship with Christ and impact
    upon the world. It is wonderful to partner with you, as you grow
    and become the man or woman that you were created to be. It is
    our aspiration to help you cultivate the character and skills you
    desire for life and ministry.

    We look forward to the good work God will do in and through
    you this coming year.

    Dean Davey
    VP Student Development

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WELCOME TO PLBC, cont.
MISSION STATEMENT                                                     VALUES
Our mission as a college of biblical higher education is to support   Pacific Life Bible College values...
the church by equipping men and women for Spirit-empowered
ministry.                                                             THE CENTRALITY OF SCRIPTURE
                                                                      We embrace the Scripture as our authority for faith and practice
                                                                      and therefore the integral centre of our curriculum.

                                                                      THE LOCAL CHURCH
FAITH STATEMENT                                                       We support the local church in fulfilling the Great Commission by
The Faith Statement of Pacific Life Bible College can be read here:
                                                                      guiding men and women to respond to God’s call and preparing
http://pacificlife.edu/about/our-beliefs/
                                                                      them for Spirit-empowered service to God as volunteer, bi-
                                                                      vocational, and full‐time leaders.

                                                                      SPIRIT-EMPOWERED MINISTRY
                                                                      We affirm the need for the growing disciple of Christ to be
                                                                      continuously filled with the Holy Spirit and to do the works of
                                                                      God in the power of the Spirit.

                                                                      INTERDENOMINATIONAL INCLUSIVENESS
                                                                      We are a Foursquare College and we value interdenominational
                                                                      inclusiveness.

                                                                      HOLISTIC EDUCATION
                                                                      We foster an environment that integrates worship, character
                                                                      transformation, academic excellence, and a focus on ministry.

                                                                      COMMUNITY
                                                                      We seek to embody the person of Christ by cultivating a
                                                                      relational, grace-based culture of joyful obedience to the revealed
                                                                      will and Word of God whereby faculty, staff, and students do all
                                                                      things to the glory of God.

                                                                      EXCELLENCE
                                                                      We commit ourselves to excellence through best practices,
                                                                      efficient administration, quality technology, flexible delivery
                                                                      systems, and exceptional faculty.

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    WELCOME PLBC, cont.
    CORE LEARNING GOALS                                                   STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
    GOAL 1: BIBLICAL FORMATION
    Increase knowledge of the Bible and theology integrated with life
                                                                          DEPARTMENT GOALS
                                                                          GOAL 1: SPIRITUAL FORMATION
    and ministry.
                                                                          To foster in students the development of holistic Christian living.
    Relative to this goal, graduates will…
                                                                          GOAL 2: COMMUNITY
    A. Demonstrate knowledge of the background, content,
                                                                          To provide activities that develop and foster community within
       purposes, and themes of the Old and New Testaments.
                                                                          the student body that nurture healthy relationships.
    B. Demonstrate exegetical skills for interpreting and applying
       Scripture that foster and support life-long biblical learning.     GOAL 3: ACADEMIC SUCCESS
    C. Demonstrate the ability to form theological positions on           To facilitate an environment that supports students toward
       specific issues and appraise differing theological views.          academic improvement and post-graduate success.
    D. Demonstrate formulation of a Christian world-view.                 GOAL 4: PASTORAL CARE
                                                                          To provide students with resources of pastoral care, counseling,
    GOAL 2: ACADEMIC FORMATION
                                                                          spiritual direction and informal mentoring.
    Develop research, critical thinking and communication skills.
                                                                          GOAL 5: RESIDENT LIFE
    Relative to this goal, graduates will…
                                                                          To provide a healthy community experience for each resident in
    A. Demonstrate research and information literacy skills
                                                                          PLBC’s Student Housing.
       conducive to life-long learning.
    B. Demonstrate ability to critique diverse thought systems in light   GOAL 6: ACCOUNTABILITY AND DISCIPLINE
       of a Christian world-view.                                         To provide oversight in student integrity and accountability
    C. Demonstrate oral, writing, and electronic communication skills.    through guidance, and direction from the student handbook.

    GOAL 3: CHARACTER FORMATION                                           GOAL 7: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
    Grow spiritually and in Christ-like character.                        To provide opportunities and training for leadership skill
                                                                          development.
    Relative to this goal, graduates will…
    A. Demonstrate awareness of being loved by God the Father,
       redeemed by God the Son, and empowered by God the Holy
       Spirit.
    B. Demonstrate growth in spiritual disciplines that foster and
       support a lifelong and maturing relationship with Christ.
    C. Demonstrate commitment to discern and pursue God’s
       direction and calling for their life according to biblical
       principles and leading by the Holy Spirit in conjunction with
       the Church.
    D. Demonstrate Christ-like attitudes and values.

    GOAL 4: MINISTRY FORMATION
    Develop ministry values and skills.

    Relative to this goal, graduates will…
    A. Demonstrate commitment to Christ’s church in its local and
       universal expressions.
    B. Demonstrate development of natural and spiritual gifts,
       ministry and relational skills appropriate to their calling.
    C. Demonstrate embrace of God’s mission and priorities.
    D. Demonstrate ability to articulate and share the gospel with
       scriptural support.
    E. Demonstrate love for all people evidenced by acts of service.

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WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU
OFFICE HOURS                                                         Contact Ken at kdeeks@pacificlife.edu
We are here to help you, Monday through Friday (excluding
holidays) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
                                                                     REGISTRAR
INFORMATION                                                          Kerry Pretty is the Registrar. The registrar is the official who
info@pacificlife.edu                                                 maintains the personal and academic records of students, issues
                                                                     reports of grades, mails out official publications, etc. Contact
OPERATIONAL ASSISTANT                                                Kerry at kpretty@pacificlife.edu
areyes@pacificlife.edu
                                                                     PROGRAM ADVISORS
                                                                     Program Advisors help each student decide which courses they
                                                                     need to enroll in and in what order. Program Advisors are very
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT                                                  familiar with each program and can answer questions about
VP STUDENT DEVELOPMENT                                               courses, course selections, costs, schedules, books, and etc.
Dean Davey is the VP for Student Development. He directs the
personal and community aspects of being a part of Pacific Life       Apologetics
Bible College. He is here to help you grow and connect in your       Kerry Pretty kpretty@pacificlife.edu
studies through programs like Life Groups, Chapels, student
events, and lots more! Contact Dean at ddavey@pacificlife.edu.       Associate of Arts in Theology
                                                                     Kyung Baek kbaek@pacificlife.edu
DEANS OF MEN AND WOMEN
The office of the Dean of Men and Dean of Women is dedicated         BA Church Ministries (pre-2017)
to the promotion of learning, character building, leadership and     Kerry Pretty kpretty@pacificlife.edu
service. These offices provide support services such as housing,
counseling, guidance, residential programming, and training          BA Church Ministries (2017)
in community and spiritual values, conflict mediation, and           Ken Deeks kdeeks@pacificlife.edu
disciplinary adjudication.
                                                                     BA Pastoral Leadership
The department’s goals of promoting student learning, building       Dean Davey ddavey@pacificlife.edu
character, and assisting in the preparation of promising students
for positions of leadership and service are designed to expand the   BTh & Online
College’s goals and the department's values of respect, dignity,     Les Warriner lwarriner@pacificlife.edu
decency, and integrity. See Student Development Department
                                                                     Counselling
goals on page 9.
                                                                     Ivone Juell ijuell@pacificlife.edu
Dean of Men:
                                                                     English Language Immersion
Dean Davey ddavey@pacificlife.edu
                                                                     Sue Nussbaum snussbaum@pacificlife.edu
Dean of Women:
                                                                     Life Launch
Sue Nussbaum snussbaum@pacificlife.edu
                                                                     Derrick Sanderson dsanderson@pacificlife.edu
STUDENT EVENTS
                                                                     Music (diploma and degree)
Justin Atwood works with the student development team to plan
                                                                     Lincoln Tatem ltatem@pacificlife.ca
and execute great events for our community. Contact Justin at
jatwood@pacificlife.edu.                                             Youth (diploma and degree)
                                                                     Derrick Sanderson dsanderson@pacificlife.edu
DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS HOUSING
Sue Nussbaum is the Director of Campus Housing. She cares for        ONLINE EDUCATION COORDINATOR
and organizes student housing. The student team of Resident          Les Warriner is the Online Education Coordinator. Contact Les at
Assistants (RAs) assists the Director of Campus Housing and the      lwarriner@pacificlife.edu.
College’s residents. Contact Sue at snussbaum@pacificlife.edu
                                                                     LIBRARY SERVICES
                                                                     Mark Tubbs is the PLBC librarian. He can help any student find
ACADEMICS                                                            the resources needed for academic success. Contact Mark at
VP ACADEMICS                                                         mtubbs@pacificlife.edu.
Dr. Ken Deeks is the VP for Academics. He administers the
academic aspects of Pacific Life Bible College. He is here to help   STUDENT SUPPORT COORDINATOR
you coordinate your academic career and see that you succeed.        The Student Support Office offers services to students who could

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    WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU, cont.
    benefit from academic support. Through creating a positive,
    Christ-centered atmosphere of encouragement and academic
                                                                          FINANCE & OPERATIONS
                                                                          VP FINANCE & OPERATIONS
    excellence, the Student Support Office will strive to bring success   Gerald Nussbaum is the VP for Finance and Operations. He
    in the life of every student. Students may book an appointment        administers the financial operations and utilization of the
    with the Student Support Coordinator to assess needs. If a            properties of the College. Contact Gerald at gnussbaum@
    student is struggling due to some type of disability, they are        pacificlife.edu.
    encouraged to contact the Student Support Coordinator who can
    assist them with the application process of possible government       ACCOUNTS MANAGER
    funding, as well as setting up academic accommodations.               Linda Warriner lpwarriner@pacificlife.edu
    Students who do not have a documented disability but who              STUDENT ACCOUNTS MANAGER/FINANCIAL AID OFFICER
    would benefit from support services can book an appointment           Cindy Watson cwatson@pacificlife.edu
    with the Student Support Coordinator for strategy coaching and/
    or receive individualized tutoring through the Support Office at      BOOKKEEPER
    the rate published on the fees page of the college website. The       Rhonda Berkhiem rberkhiem@pacificlife.edu
    student must make an appointment with their academic advisor
    to seek approval for tutoring. Contact Nic Toney at ntoney@           FOOD SERVICES MANAGER
    pacificlife.edu.                                                      Marina Peckinpaugh mpeckinpaugh@pacificlife.edu

    STUDENT ENROLLMENT
    SENIOR ENROLLMENT COUNSELOR
    Eliza Biason is the Senior Enrollment Counselor. Eliza helps to
    make the transition into college as simple as possible for new
    students. Contact Eliza at ebiason@pacificlife.edu.

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FACILITIES
AFRAME                                                                  CAMPUS HOUSE
MAIN & LOWER OFFICES                                                    The campus house is reserved for men’s residence.
The PLBC staff and faculty have offices in the PLBC Office
building, lovingly nick-named the “AFrame.”

MAILBOXES
                                                                        PARKING
                                                                        AFrame - upper lot
Student mailboxes are located in the office reception lobby and         This lot is designated for visitors and staff only.
are accessible during office hours, Monday through Friday 8:30
am–4:30 pm (excluding holidays).                                        AFrame - lower lot
                                                                        This lot is numbered with lots for residents only.
AFrame LOUNGE
This is the place residents and commuters hang out to relax, play       WEST LOT
games, watch tv, and form community.                                    This lot is for commuter students and overflow resident parking.
AFrame REC ROOM                                                         HORIZON AND REGENT ACADEMY LOT
This lower floor room is the place residents and commuters hang         This lot is shared, thus it is for PLBC counselling students only.
out to play pool or ping pong, watch movies, and fix food.

FITNESS
PLBC’s Fitness Room is on the lower floor of the AFrame and is
open to all students. It is accessible all hours. Students must use
a common access key. To obtain this key, you must pay a deposit
and sign out the key from the reception desk at the main office.

LAUNDROMAT
The coin-operated laundrymat is onsite for the convenience of
our residents.

RESIDENCES
The remainder of the AFrame building is reserved for the men’s
and women’s dorms.

MAIN BUILDING
The ground floor of the main building is the location of our
cafeteria, gym, and chapel.

ROLF K. MCPHERSON LEARNING
CENTER
The lower floor of the main building is the location of classrooms
LC1–LC5 and the student lounge.

CLEMENT’S COFFEE BAR
Clement’s is open Monday to Friday from 7:45 am–3:00 pm.
In addition to beverages and snacks, you can purchase PLBC
merchandise. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Interac.

WOLF MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The library is filled with resources that cater to your topics of
study and is generally open Monday through Friday: 7:45 am–10
pm, Saturdays: mornings and afternoons (TBA), additional
operating times are listed on page 26. The library has a printer (for
a fee) and computers available for student use.

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    PLBC CAMPUS MAP

                                                                                                         66A Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                          MAIN
                                                                                                                                               15100                  ENTRANCE

                                                   150th St. (Private Drive)
        A    Reception                                                                                                                    H   HORIZON                         LC2                          LC3A
             Administration Offices                                                                                                            CHURCH         Lower Floor
                                                                                              15030                                   I
                                                                                                                                                                Rolf K.          Clement’s
             Student Life Offices                                                                                                                &                                  Coffee
                                                                                   PACIFIC LIFE BIBLE COLLEGE                                  REGENT         McPherson       LC1                          LC3B
        B                                                                            OFFICES & RESIDENCES                                     ACADEMY
                                                                                                                                                                Center
        B    A-Frame Lounge
             The Student Residence Lounge                                                                                                                                                                  LC4A

                                                                                                                                                                                     LIBRARY
                                                                                                                                                                                 W. M.
                                                                                                                                               K
                                                  Visitor Parking                           B                                     J
        C    Men’s Residence                                                        A
                                                                                                 C                                                      Church                                             LC4B
                                                                               F                     D                                             L    Parking
             East wing of Ground Level                                                  E
                                                  Residence                                                           G                                                                                LC5
                                                  Parking                                       Volleyball
        D    Women’s Residence                                                                                     ROLF K.
                               Commuter                                                                          McPHERSON
             Upper Level                                                                                           CENTER
                                        Parking                                                                                                                             Private Residence
                                                                                                                                                                                               N
        E    Activity Room                                                                        Sports Field
             Entrance at Resident Parking
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAMPUS
        F    Distance Education Offices                                                                                                                                                               House
                                                                                                                                                                                                              M
             Coin Laundry
             Lower Level
                                                                                                                  G   Rolf K. McPherson Centre (classrooms)                                    6543 152 St.
                                                                                                                      Wolf Memorial Library
                                                                                                                      Clement’s Coffee Bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  152 Street
                       Fitness &                                                                                      Madge Meadwell Commons (lounge)
        Laundry        Activity         Maintenance
                                                                                                                      Computer Lab
            Offices
                       Rooms                                                        Lower Level
                                                                                                                      Located on the lower floor of
                                                                                                                                                          J
                                                                                                                                                                                                       N
                                                                                                                      the Rolf K. McPherson Centre
                              A-Frame                                                                                                                     K
                  Reception
                                                                                                                                                          L                  SE
                                   Men’s Residences                                                               H   Horizon Church Offices                                    RP
             Offices                                                                Main Level                        Home to the Pastors of                                          NT

                                                                                                                                                                                  E
                                                                                                                      Horizon Foursquare Church                                          IN
                                                                                                                                                                                           E
                                                                                                                                                                                                   CR
                                                                                                                                                                                                     EE
                                                                                                                                                                                                       K
             Women’s Residences                                                                                   I   Fireside Room
                                                                                    Upper Level                                                          M
                                                                                                                      Enter by the lower floor
                                                                                                                      of the Eastside                     N
                                                                                                                                              64th Avenue

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PROGRAMS & SERVICES
LIFE GROUPS                                                             FALL RETREAT
"LIFE GROUPS" is a support system designed to assist students in        Every September the students and staff gather at a retreat
their spiritual growth. LIFE GROUPS are a peer-led, peer-attended,      destination for a special getaway. This event is an important
same-gendered group. Each group will determine a convenient             time for plugging into the community and starting the year
time to meet. LIFE GROUP leaders will support each member in            well. All full-time students under 25 years are required to attend.
their holistic spiritual development, as well as assist them in being   Check the PLBC Calendar to see when the dates of this event are
a positive member of our PLBC community.                                and make arrangements with your work, family, and ministry
                                                                        engagements.

SPECIAL EVENT ATTENDANCE
Students are expected to attend special events (Fall Retreat and        SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Spiritual Formation Conference) as they are deemed valuable for
one's spiritual growth and connection with the community.
                                                                        CONFERENCE
                                                                        About a month into the Spring semester, we cancel classes for
                                                                        two days to calibrate our purpose in light of God and His call.
                                                                        Extended times of worship, ministry, and teaching from God’s
CAMPUS LIFE                                                             Word are experienced.
Students are encouraged to live up to the expectations of campus
life as listed on pages 16-24.
                                                                        STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
                                                                        The Student Life Team (SLT) is comprised of Life Group Leaders,
CHAPEL                                                                  Director of Life Groups, Social Life Committee members, Resident
CHAPEL ATTENDANCE                                                       Assistants, the Campus Service Leader, and Student Ambassadors.
Chapels are our main time of corporate worship and are a                Returning students can apply to serve in one or more of these
highlight of student life. God ministers as students open their         areas in the spring semester. Students are appointed to these
hearts to Him in worship. Chapels also provide opportunities for        areas of service by the Student Development Office.
practical ministry experience and to hear speakers from a variety
of Christian ministries.                                                STUDENT AMBASSADORS
                                                                        Student Ambassadors serve the Director of Enrollment by hosting
Chapel attendance is monitored and will be declared as a pass           guests of PLBC.
or fail on your transcript. To attain a passing grade, students
must attend 9 of the 12 chapel sessions. Full-time on-campus            DIRECTOR OF LIFE GROUP LEADERS
students are expected to attend unless they live off campus and         The Director of Life Groups supports, encourages and trains Life
do not have class before or after chapel. It is up to the student to    Group Leaders.
verify this exception with the VP Student Development to avoid
receiving a failing grade.                                              LIFE GROUP LEADERS
                                                                        Life Group Leaders interact with the VP Student Development
                                                                        and are selected based on their character, academic standing,
MENTORING                                                               and capacity to facilitate Life Groups. Life Group Leaders lead
Students are encouraged to find an upward mentor. The task              their Life Groups by facilitating productive weekly meetings with
of the mentor is to work with the student in clarifying goals in        their group, meeting monthly with the Life Group Leader team,
the areas of academics, character development, and ministry             and interacting with the deans on the status of students in their
involvement. The student is responsible to schedule regular             group.
meeting times with their mentor.
                                                                        CAMPUS SERVICE LEADER
                                                                        The Campus Service Leader serves the Director of Campus
PRACTICUMS                                                              Housing by administrating the Campus Service Program for
Practicums are supervised ministry assignments designed to give         residents.
the student hands-on experience in a variety of ministries in and
through the local church. Progress is monitored through reports         RESIDENT ASSISTANTS
by the student and cooperating church leaders, and evaluated            Resident Assistants (RAs) serve the Director of Campus Housing
by assigned faculty. This ministry experience can be earned each        by helping administrate the residence program.
semester, one or two units at a time. If a student is able to invest
significantly more hours into the practicum, then a student may         SOCIAL LIFE COMMITTEE
take more than one practicum.                                           The Social Life Committee (SLC) serves the student body
                                                                        by planning and implementing events that build the PLBC
                                                                        community.

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    PROGRAMS & SERVICES, cont.
    ACADEMIC DISCIPLESHIP TEAM                                            Columbia; however, it does not begin until you have been in the
    The Academic Discipleship Team (ADT) assists the Student              province for three months. Therefore, for the first three months,
    Support Coordinator in supporting at-risk students in their           it is essential for you to have interim coverage through a private
    studies at PLBC.                                                      insurance company.
    O-DAYS
                                                                          Most insurance coverage follows a “cash up front followed by
    “O” stands for orientation. O-Days introduce new students
                                                                          reimbursement later“ model. Therefore, it is important for you to
    to college life at PLBC. Students are introduced to college
    procedures, to the staff and faculty, and to each other. O-Days       have cash on hand or an pre-approved credit card for any medical
    culminate in our college opener, the event that launches us all       expenses that you might incur.
    into the tasks and relationships that lie ahead.
                                                                          Health Insurance BC does not include travel insurance, so if you
                                                                          leave the province, you must obtain extra insurance for a nominal
    STUDENT HEALTH                                                        fee. Visit www.hlth.gov.bc.ca
    Students are advised to have a balanced week maintaining a
    healthy stewardship of one’s own body, soul, mind, and spirit.        Hospital, Nurse Hotline, and other emergency numbers are on
                                                                          page 23.
    FITNESS
    PLBC’s Fitness Room is open to all students and is accessible
    to students at all hours by a common access key. To obtain a
    common access key, you must pay a deposit and sign out the key
    from the reception desk at the main office.

    The Tong Louie Family YMCA is located at nearby Panorama
    Ridge and offers a PLBC student discount.

    INTRAMURALS
    Intramurals are weekly, casual sporting events that encourage
    physical activity, community fellowship, and fun. Intramurals are
    for all students.

    COUNSELING
    The faculty and staff of PLBC are pastoral counselors. You may
    seek out care from the Deans of Men and Women. If you need
    professional counseling care, the deans can arrange care with our
    own designated counselor. The college may allow up to three
    one-hour counseling visits that is accompanied by a minimal
    copay by the student, after which students may pay for additional
    visits at the rate agreed upon with the counselor.

    HEALTH CARE
    All students must properly obtain Medical insurance, it is your
    responsibility. Pacific Life Bible College is not liable for any of
    your medical bills.

    BC residents: enroll in the Medical Services Plan (MSP) of BC.

    Out of province students: inform your own province’s medical
    services plan that you are a student in BC to assure that you
    are covered. You may choose to compare plans and determine
    whether or not you want to be covered by the Medical Services
    Plan (MSP) of BC.

    U.S. and international students: Health Insurance BC offers
    a specific plan for international students studying in British

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COMMUNICATIONS
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY                                                    are in place to provide a positive learning environment and aid
                                                                       the College community in their activities. If excessive bandwidth
Pacific Life Bible College strives to communicate effectively
through a variety of media. Students are expected to check             usage is noted, access may be curtailed. Students that use the
frequently for mail sent to their campus mailbox and the verified      network or Internet for malicious or self-harming ways may lose
email addresses on their Populi account.                               their internet privileges and/or face further discipline.

As a student, you are responsible to ensure that time-critical mail    Every student should beware of copyright infringement when
and email is accessed, read, and acted upon in a timely fashion.       file sharing or downloading. Copyright infringement is the act of
Check your mailboxes and email in-boxes regularly.                     exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of
                                                                       the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner. These rights
                                                                       include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work.
MAIL & EMAIL                                                           In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial
CAMPUS MAILBOXES                                                       parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an
Mailboxes are assigned to all students and are located in the Main     infringement. Due to intellectual property laws and biblical
Office Reception Lobby. They are accessible during office hours:       ethics, students are not allowed to download content that is
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding holidays).        copyrighted.
Please respect everyone’s privacy by not looking in mailboxes
that are not your own.

STUDENT MAILING ADDRESS IS:                                            PASSWORD
PLBC, c/o Student Name                                                 Your Populi password is the key to your personal information. It
15030-66A Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 2A5 CANADA.                              is important for students to keep their passwords secure at all
                                                                       times. Students are required to set up passwords with at least
OUTGOING MAIL                                                          10 characters in length containing at least one uppercase, one
Outgoing mail can be placed in the outgoing mail box located at        lowercase, and one number.
the Reception counter in the office. Postage may be purchased at
reception as well.                                                     In the case of a forgotten password, contact the front office by
                                                                       phone, email, or in person. After the college official has confirmed
EMAIL                                                                  the identity of the student, an email is sent to the student’s
The growing need for timely and efficient communication                “preferred” email address, or, in the case where the “preferred”
requires that PLBC institute a policy establishing email as an         email address is a pacificlife.ca address, the email is sent to the
official means of communicating with students. In order to             student’s email address on file. The email contains a time-limited
implement email as an official means of communication between          link that allows the student to set up a new password.
the College administration and students, timely receipt of
announcements and notifications must be guaranteed.                    PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                                       To help us keep student information secure, students are required
To this end, the College will assign an official PLBC “e-mail          to keep their contact information in Populi up-to-date. Please
address,” normally a variation of "studentname@pacificlife.ca."        advise the office for any changes to your personal information.
This mailbox will be terminated if the student withdraws from the
College, however, upon graduation, an alumni is allowed to keep
the pacificlife.ca account for life.

Remember to check your email mailboxes regularly.

OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATION
PLBC uses other forms of communication as well. At chapel, we
distribute Chapel Newsletters, and we recommend you follow
PLBC on our social media sites for event information. Also, you
may see posters all over campus.

WIFI
WIFI access is available to all students in the campus buildings
free of charge. This includes access (with a password) to all public
on-campus computers and a free PLBC email account.

ACCEPTABLE WIFI/INTERNET USAGE
PLBC offers computing resources and related technologies for use
by the College community to pursue its mission. These resources

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    COMMUNITY LIFE
    GROWING LIKE A GARDEN                                                     COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITIES
    Community life can be compared to a garden. At Pacific Life               Ministry can only flow out of a life that is truly submitted to God
    Bible College, we want a place of “good soil" where God is the            in all areas; therefore, it is necessary that there be standards
    One who calls people to new levels of spiritual growth. At all            in actions and attitudes, attained and maintained, on and off
    times, we try to make the atmosphere conducive to growth by               campus, in the lives of our staff, faculty and students. The Board
    holding up the Lordship of Christ and talking openly about the            of Governors have set these standards, which are consistent with
    principles consistent to Scripture. We consistently endeavour             the objectives of PLBC, not in a spirit of legalism, but as a means
    to welcome the Holy Spirit into our midst so that He can do the           by which humility, obedience, and personal discipline may be
    work of touching people’s hearts and making them want to                  learned. Although the Bible is not explicit on every lifestyle issue,
    grow more and more into the image of Jesus. We try not to force           directives are given that, if applied, create a healthy community
    matters of sanctification on students, nor do we seek to legislate        where respect and love can grow. The biblical injunction to “love
    morality, as legalism is in fact counter-productive to genuine            your neighbour as yourself” is the foundation for the following
    growth. However, when God awakens individual hearts with a                values:
    great desire to grow, faculty and staff will do all that is possible to
    be available to help. We believe in high academic standards and           • Value is given to self-control over self-indulgence;
    rigorous spiritual development; that both are mutually vital and          • Value is given for respect for one’s body;
    complementary.                                                            • Value is given for respect for one another and their property;
    WHAT ABOUT RULES?                                                         • Value is given to community interests over self-interest;
    We have chosen to keep rules within this community to a                   • Value is given when personal freedom is set aside: for the sake
    minimum. People who apply to PLBC have some level of desire                 of a brother or sister’s spiritual growth; when its exercise might
    to grow as Christians, and allowing people space to grow, to                be misunderstood to give the appearance of wrong; and when
    make their own choices, sometimes even to make mistakes,                    an action endangers another in any way.
    seems to have borne good fruit. If someone does something that
    goes directly against the Scripture, it affects the spiritual life of     Respect within relationships is characterized by showing
    everyone in the community, and we have taken these moments                compassion, demonstrating selflessness, and being patient
    as opportunities for honest communication and growth. On very             with others’ weaknesses. A community of believers is to be
    rare occasions, someone has decided that he or she does not               characterized by love for one another. “Do nothing out of selfish
    wish to submit to scriptural standards, or to the standards of this       ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above
    community, and has chosen to leave.                                       yourselves,...have the same mindset as Christ Jesus” (Philippians
                                                                              2:3,5 NIV).
    MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT PLBC
    “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy;
    without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one
                                                                              SPECIFIC COMMITMENTS
                                                                              These are intended to communicate in concrete form the means
    misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause
                                                                              by which the community seeks to live out the commitment to the
    trouble and to defile many. See that no one is sexually immoral,
                                                                              mission of Pacific Life Bible College. Although not all expectations
    or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance
                                                                              are commanded by Scripture, nor offered as a definition of what
    rights as the oldest son” (Hebrews 12:14–16, NIV). Personal
                                                                              is right and wrong, they are shared by the whole to build integrity
    growth and responsibility as well as community health is worth
                                                                              in the community. Because the Code of Conduct is intended
    fighting for. These two components of community life combine to
                                                                              to reflect a preferred lifestyle for those who belong to this
    make PLBC an incredible place to study.
                                                                              community rather than “campus rules,” they apply to both on and
    WEEDING THE GARDEN                                                        off campus students.
    If God is the Master Gardener, and those of us who work here
                                                                              Commitment to take responsibility for personal spiritual growth.
    are His apprentices, it may well be that He expects us to do a bit
                                                                              Each member of the body of Christ assumes responsibility to
    of weeding. We can still allow each young seed to develop at its
                                                                              pursue personal and corporate spiritual disciplines, to resist
    own pace and in its own way, but we can definitely rid the garden
                                                                              temptation, and to seek to live in the beauty of personal holiness.
    of some of the elements that are likely to rob nutrients or choke
                                                                              It is expected that each student participate in the life of a local
    living plants that are trying to grow.
                                                                              church at least once per week, and that full time students attend
    In addition, this means that there is a need to determine what            peer mentoring and chapel each once per week.
    will be allowed in our community and what will not be. We are
                                                                              Commitment to facilitate a spiritually healthy environment.
    committed to the principle of personal freedom balanced with
                                                                              Pacific Life Bible College is a place of personal growth and
    community responsibility.
                                                                              preparation for servant leadership in all avenues of life. Members
                                                                              of the community nurture growth through commitments to
                                                                              “speak the truth in love,” to accept one another, to honestly

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