The Kingsway Spiritual Experience
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures.
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are fully inspired by God and are the one final authority for faith and practice.
There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons.
Man and woman were made in the image of God with individuality, the power and freedom to think and to do.
After the six days of Creation, God rested on the seventh day and established the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation.
All humanity is now involved in a great controversy between Christ and Satan regarding the character of God, His law, and His sovereignty over the universe.
In Christ's life of perfect obedience to God's will, His suffering, death, and resurrection, God provided the only means of atonement for human sin, so that those who by faith accept this atonement may have eternal life.
By His death on the cross Jesus triumphed over the forces of evil.
We are called to be godly people who think, feel, and act in in harmony with the principles of heaven.
The second coming of Christ is the blessed hope of the church, the grand climax of the gospel.
There are many opportunities for students to develop their personal relationship with God throughout the week by reading of the Bible, meditation, and prayer. As a school family weattend a spiritual assembly on Wednesday mornings in our chapel. KC students take turns coordinating and participating in the event through worship in music, prayer, and various dramatic presentations.
We begin our Sabbath at sundown on Friday evening with vespers, followed by Sabbath School on Saturday morning, mostly planned and led by student leaders and/or other small groups. Then, we join our church family at the College Park SDA Church just a short walk down the street. Many of our students participate in these corporate worship experiences, as well, either individually or through participation of the Band, Choir, or Praise Teams.
Members of the Kingsway staff, along with College Park Church families, also participate in the “Friend in touch” program, where families pray for, encourage with little notes, and anonymously send small care packages to their “adopted” kids to let them know they have a second family who cares about them.
Small Group Ministries
Students are able to join or create small groups at the beginning of the year and are involved with worship services on campus and in the local community. Some are in Praise Teams, others are part of Touring Groups that travel to churches throughout Ontario and provide church service programming (sermons, children’s stories, scripture and prayer, etc.).
Community Outreach Days
In keeping with our school motto, "Service Not Fame", Kingsway offers numerous experiences to demonstrate Christianity and service in our community. Each semester the entire school spends the day in community outreach activities which may range from city beautification projects, volunteering at service agencies (MADD, Habitat for Humanity, the local Food Bank, and Community Service Centers ), to serving senior citizens’ needs with yard clean-up and household projects.
Kingsway students have the opportunity to participate in many service projects, including mission trips outside Canada. We recently traveled to Tesopaco, Mexico on two building projects (2007 and 2009). Students are able to “practice what we preach” during these intense trips which usually include much more than constructing buildings. We offered Vacation Bible School experiences for the local children while there, and also conducted evangelistic meetings in the evenings, as well as the church service on Sabbath. It is a life-changing experience for all who are involved!
Week of Prayer
Twice a year one entire week of school is dedicated to conducting a Week of Prayer. During the fall semester we usually have a guest speaker who spends all week on campus ministering to students and sharing a particular theme or topic. Then, during spring semester, our own grade 12 students plan and conduct the week’s sermons, using ideas and topics conceived during their religion classes, then developed and nurtured with help from their teacher, our campus chaplain.
Through our Camus Ministries Department, our campus chaplain also conducts Bible study classes for students interested in learning more about God. It is no accident that our goal at Kingsway is to be “closer together, closer to God.”
There are two dorm residences on the Kingsway College campus. RYAN HALL has been home to hundreds of young men for over 40 years and it is still changing lives today.
Head Men's Dean: Kevin Magdamo
Assistant Men's Dean: John Alleyne
BUENA VISTA HALL is the ladies residence which is a hub of activity for many of our students. Below the dorm is our school chapel and attached to the dorm is our school cafeteria.
Head Ladies' Dean: Minnie Edison
Assistant Ladies' Dean: Minya Milicic
Dorm Student Schedule - Weekdays
Dorm Student Schedule - Weekends
Clubs and Organizations
There are tons of opportunities to get involved at Kingsway! Whether you enjoy going for a hike, writing, singing, doing cartwheels, or even taking photos, you need to make the most of your experience at KC!
Spiritual life at KC is based on the principle of bringing students closer together and to God. We provide guidance and opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Campus Ministries is the core spiritual leadership team at Kingsway. They host many events such as Week of Prayer, Vespers, Sabbath School and Church Service, as well as Bible Studies, Power Weekends, and chapel.
Like to write? Cedar Sentinel is the official publication written and compiled by our KC students. The club issues up to 10 issues per school year, with authors ranging from students, faculty, and staff.
Do you enjoy taking pictures? Cedar Trails is the official yearbook designed and created by our students. Throughout the school year, tons of photos are taken at all our events, tours, and gatherings then compiled into a wonderful keepsake of the year.
Nil Sine Numine (NSN)
This is the Girl's Club, comprised of mainly girls living in residence. They have their own executive leaders, and host several events such as Saturday night NSN get togethers, movie nights, and more.
If you love spending time outdoors and getting messy, the Outdoor Club is the place to be! Every year the club participate in activities like backpacking, winter camping, and canoeing. The cost is $30 per trip that you go on and there are 3-4 trips per year.
Praising God in music is the drive of this group. Whether it be Week of Prayer, Vespers, or Power Weekend, the Praise Team is active and participating.
Stand up and be the voice of the student body. The Senate is the club that speaks for the students; if students believe that something needs to be done that will benefit the school as a whole, this is the group to talk to.
Ski and Board Club
Winter can sometimes be a drag, but the Ski and Board Club keeps students on their feet! The club goes out to Lakeridge Ski Resort in Uxbridge, ON several times throughout the winter months of the school year. Lessons are available for first-timers, so have no fear!
This is the student-led core leadership team of the school. Ministers are elected for the new school year in May of the previous school year. They are responsible for many big events at KC such as Mega Marathon, Celebration of Artistic Expression (Talent Show), SA Christmas Party, Class Challenge, Golden Unicorn, and much more! If you've got a knack for leadership or are interested in strengthening your ability to work effeectively as part of a team, then this may be the club for you!
Vox Viri Association (VVA)
This is the Boy's Club, comprised of mainly boys living in residence. They have their own executive leaders, and host several events such as Saturday night VVA dinners, movie nights, and more.
Touring Groups (ABC)
There are three student touring groups at Kingsway College - Aerials, Band, and Choir (ABC). Members of each group are selected after an audition process. What an awesome way to participate in a group, develop your God-given talents, and have fun, all at the same time!
Aerials Gymnastic Team
If you like gymnastics, you’ll love the Aerials! While no academic credit is given, students still love the challenge of learning skills and working with their team. The Aerials also travel extensively throughout Ontario and beyond, and they usually conduct Sabbath services in a church prior to a performance on Saturday nights. Once a year they also present their “Homeshow” for the school family and a large local crowd.
The Kingsway College Symphonic Band regularly takes top honours in the Durham Region Kiwanis competition, held on the KC campus. In addition to performing on campus for school events and a few times a year for church services, the Band also tours an average of two weekends per month during second semester, traveling mainly to SDA churches in Ontario, as well as a couple longer trips outside the province and/or Canada during school breaks. Two concerts at “home” round out the year’s activities. (Academic credit given.)
The Kingsway Symphonic Choir enjoys a busy touring schedule throughout the year, and sings approximately once per month at College Park Church, Kingsway's “home” church. During second semester, the choir also tours an average of two weekends per month to churches in Ontario, with one larger tour outside Ontario, usually during March Break. (Academic credit given.)