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Principal Vissers’ Induction and Installation Service

On September 29, 2017, the Presbytery of Oak Ridges and the Board of Governors of Knox College inducted and installed the Rev. Dr. John A. Vissers as the 13th principal of Knox College. 

“A theological seminary is not a trade school for religious leaders,” said Dr. Vissers in his address, Wrestling with God: Theological Education in a Secular Age. “It is a community of faith and learning at the centre of the church’s life; a place of formation and transformation; where disciples of Jesus are creatively and faithfully educated, equipped, and empowered for service; where minds are opened, faith is deepened, capacities are increased, and skills are honed; where students are being shaped to participate in the mission of God in the world. In other words, a theological college like Knox is tasked to impact and influence those called to leadership, to touch the heart, head, and hands of would-be leaders, such that they can then impact and influence the churches they serve.” Read Dr. Vissers’ complete address here. Also, watch a video of the service here or at the bottom of this page. (Video by Yeon Jun Kyle Kim.) Find more photos on Knox’s Facebook page



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