Become a better leader for the rest of your life.


do people flat-line during the second half of their life, while others flourish and soar?

Many who intentionally engage midlife make their second half their best half.


making life better is not easy. If it was, you would have done it by now.


What is your purpose for the second half of your life?


Would you like to align your life with your core values?


Are you operating from your strengths?


Do you need more practical tools for life and leadership?


Do you wish you could have a better influence on people?


Do you plan to be a better leader the rest of your life?

CREST can help.

CREST Leadership provides an ordered reflection of your life and leadership that has helped hundreds of leaders examine their gifting and skills and develop a plan for moving ahead.

Grow your influence and leadership

through the CREST Leadership Course

Year One

The first year is 3 encounters, each 4 days, focusing on your purpose, values, and strengths.  It’s about you and your story, and finding out what kind of leader you are. Along the way you will be introduced to tools and processes that will improve your leadership.

Year Two - Diploma

Year two is also 3 encounters, each one 4 days long, and the focus is how you interact and execute with others.  We will cover issues like communication, conflict, and change. At the last encounter you will graduate with a Diploma in Christian Leadership.

Masters Intensive - Degree

After achieving your diploma, we offer an additional week of digging more into leadership principles and complexities. Completing the Intensive , along with a thesis, will earn you a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership.

New Cohorts starting in the Fall of 2020!

More about Second Half Leadership

Coronavirus Opportunity

We are all now suddenly thrust into a very strange experience — social isolation. Sitting at home for weeks, maybe months. You could spiral down into depression …Or Make this your greatest opportunity.  Have you got three minutes? Here’s how....

What our students are saying…

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CREST is, by far, the best leadership training I have ever been involved in. It is not just informational, but transformational. I am changing – thank God!

Jeff Germo, BC

During CREST God gave me two things: a mirror and a compass - a mirror to see myself with new eyes at this stage in my life’s journey, and a compass to show me the way forward. Both are essential at mid-life and through CREST I found them.

Simon Beadle, ON

CREST has created a space to learn new strategies, become equipped with practical tools to move beyond surviving to thriving in the second half of life!

Jocelyn Simpson, AB

Some of our clients…

What our alumni are doing…

The past 7 months have been a bit of a whirlwind.

In reality, I’m not sure exactly when that sense of, “is this really happening,” will fade. In the short… my wife Andrea and our children, Hayden and Erica are now living in Winnipeg, MB. Crazy!!! Millar College of the Bible was invited to consider opening an extension campus here in Winnipeg and as the process unfolded around staffing, we found ourselves thinking about moving in mid June. By mid August we had sold our house, were packed up, and living temporarily in our old VW Westfalia.

We spent the first few weeks living in the beautiful setting of Birds Hill park (in our van), while commuting our children into their new schools. In mid September we were able to move into the house we had purchased. My life from that time has been conversation upon conversation with some great people here in Winnipeg and beyond.

As I’ve consumed many cups of coffee and shared meals with many friends who were once strangers, the where, how, when, and why
of a campus in Winnipeg is beginning to emerge. What a privilege it is to serve the Lord. He is faithful and has been so clearly leading that I have often felt as a grateful observer. Our time here has been full of God stories, divine appointments, and his sovereign hand on display. There is much enthusiasm in Winnipeg for the potential of Millar College coming into the city and I am overwhelmed by the response.

A couple examples; over 90 individuals have contacted me to connect over coffee or a meal, I’ve received over 30 applications for various staff/faculty roles!! And we haven’t even posted positions!

An item of prayer, we are seeking for 10 applications by the end of February and then another 10-15 by Sept. 2020. We would also like to see 8-10 second year students transfer to Winnipeg next fall to help establish Millar College culture. Secondly, it has been a significant transition for our family. The transition from small town SK to Winnipeg is a significant shift, please pray that we find good friends and a strong church home. It has been an incredible faith journey! Praise the Lord for how he has chosen to reveal himself as faithful and provider, over and over and over!!

Peter Buhler
Crest Alumni