Providence College and Theological Seminary

Providence College and Theological Seminary

name = Providence College
motto = "Glorify God by educating Christians at a university level in an evangelical community"
established = 1925
type = Private school
president = August Konkel
city = Otterburne
state = Manitoba
country = Canada
undergrad = 450
graduates = ?
affiliation = Christian
affiliations = ATS
staff = Full-time Staff/Faculty, Part-time Staff/Faculty
campus = 100 acres
website= []

Providence College and Theological Seminary or Prov is an interdenominational Christian Liberal Arts College located 50 kilometers south-east of Winnipeg in Otterburne, Manitoba. The goal of Providence is to teach students how to think, live, and serve in the church and society. Providence is currently accredited by The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Providence offers 171 courses that are transferable to the University of Manitoba, and many courses transfer to Brandon University, the University of Winnipeg and other Canadian Universities.


The college is located along the banks of the beautiful Rat River, has a nine hole disc golf (frolf) course, a bit of a forest with bridle path, and several hundred college students. Presumably for reasons of convenience and the historically uncomfortable winters of Manitoba, all classes, the library, the cafeteria, the bookstore, the offices, and the gym are all located in one building. In 1970, Winnipeg Bible College acquired the Otterburne campus, formerly a Catholic high school, and eventually changed its name to Providence College and Theological Seminary. Prov also has several residence halls: Bergen Hall houses approximately 110 students, and features a newly renovated hot tub and sauna; Eichhorst, Cundy, Sweet, and Pearce halls house the approximately 130 other students.


Providence is the home of the Freemen, who compete in both the "National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)" and the "Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA)", as well as the "Central Plains Athletic Conference (CPAC)". Providence has teams for Men's and Women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, and hockey. Intermural sports include touch football and floor hockey in the fall semester and basketball and indoor soccer in the winter semester.

2006-2007 Freemen Athletics

Providence Freemen Athletics

The 2006-2007 season was another successful season for Freemen athletics. The Men's soccer team had a very strong season with a Varsity and Junior Varsity teams competing in CPAC with the Varsity team competing in NCCAA. The Varsity Men's Soccer team won the CPAC championship soundly over the CMU Blazers 6-1. They carried that momentum into NCCAA Regionals and captured a Regional Championship with a 2-0 win over Faith Baptist in the Finals. Coming into Nationals in Kissimmee, Florida as the #7 seeded team, the Freemen were outshot, yet only lost each game by 2 goals. The Women's Soccer team had a strong year as well, capturing their second straight CPAC Championship defeating Steinbach 6-0. They carried that momentum into NCCAA Regionals where they defeated NCU 3-1 for their first ever Regional Finals berth, only to be defeated by Crown.

The Women's basketball team captured the NIAC championship as the host team. The Freemen came into the tournament as the #1 seed and defeated Trinity Bible College for the title. The Men's Basketball team had another tough season, yet had a brigh spot during the NIAC Tournament as well. With the BLUE MAN CREW making more noise than ever had been heard in recent Providence athletics history, the #7 seeded Freemen played hard against Oak Hills and defeated them 74-66 for their first win of the tournament. Even though the Freemen fell to Alex Tech by only 2 points in the Consolation Finals, the Freemen finished the tournament in 6th place, bettering their #7 seed entrance.

The Men's Volleyball team has also been very successful capturing the NIVC Championship in Michigan as well as coming in second place at the NIRSA National Championships in Kentucky. Women's Volleyball also had success capturing a NIAC championship in Owatonna, Minnesota. The Men's hockey team finished the season 2-6 and finished third in CPAC while the Women's Hockey Team finished 4th in the annual CPAC Tournament in St Pierre.

Fine Arts

Providence College is home to several music and drama teams, performing all different kinds of repertoire in varied settings. The music teams are the College Singers, the school's chamber choir, Veritas, a small vocal ensemble, the College Choir, a large choir that performs only at Christmas, the Instrumental Ensemble, a small chamber ensemble that sometimes plays with the College Singers, Straight Ahead, a jazz band, Aslan's Child, a "plugged-in" worship band, and Once Lost, a worship band with a more acoustic feel.The drama teams are the Prov Players, a five-to-six-member drama team that performs everything from short skits to monologues to improv performances, and Speechless, a small mime troupe. There is also a yearly drama production, as well as short one-act plays put on by performing arts students.

ee also

*List of evangelical seminaries and theological colleges

External links

* [ Providence College]

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