Walking with Jesus; walking with each other.

“The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them” (Luke 10:1)

The 72 Gathering was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this weekend possible! We appreciate each and every person who had a hand in preparing for this weekend. We are also grateful for everyone who registered for this incredible young adults retreat. Thank you.

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For more info on The 72 Gathering (or The 72 in general), email info@clbi.edu or call 780-672-4454

what is The 72?

the mission

To equip and encourage people in a lifestyle of discipleship.

the vision

To see a gospel fuelled disciple-making movement transform the world.

the elements of The 72

CLBI is not interested in running a global discipleship program. It is our desire to support you and your church to follow Jesus in making disciples. This is done through:


The teachings of Jesus shaped his disciples. The 72 provides weekly biblical teaching and testimonies to centre participants in the mission of Jesus.


Discipleship is not a solo sport. Just as Jesus sent out the 72 in pairs, we coach leaders to create D-groups (discipleship groups). D-Groups become a family; providing the support and encouragement to produce the fruit that lasts (Jn 15).


Through the 72 God is connecting individuals and ministries around the world to work alongside each other. This global “cloud of witnesses” gives great encouragement in running the race set before us (Heb 12).


The 72 develops confidence in joining Jesus on his mission. This can look as everyday as talking to your neighbour, or extraordinary as traveling to support another of the 72 in an outreach effort. 


This is not just another place to take in more information – these short-term online gatherings are designed to help you hear God and do what He is saying (Matt 7:24-27). Sessions will include biblical teaching, real testimonies and space to process with others how God is wanting to break more deeply into your life.


CLBI has a campus in Camrose Alberta which is the heart of this discipling movement. Here people can come for one semester or up to two years. In the future, we hope to have various immersion experiences in different locations in the US and Canada. These experiences may be for a weekend or for a couple of weeks.


As disciples are ready to embrace the mission God has for them we want them to invite others to join them. This may be on a college campus,  in a new business, local church, church plant, or a cross-cultural missionary setting – all of these are part of this discipling movement.
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November 24, 2021

Heading into Advent, Mackenzie shares the hope of Christ as we wait for his arrival. As The 72 slows to a season being offline, Dean and Mackenzie share their gratitude for what God has been doing through the leaders, alumni, and friends of The 72 and CLBI.


November 17, 2021

Dean shares the big picture of The 72, what the vision is moving forward, and how you can be involved in shaping how it might look in the upcoming seasons.


November 10, 2021

Mackenzie recaps what The 72 is all about, what it might look like for you in your life wherever you are, as well as prayer requests from people in The 72 community.

For previous episodes of The 72, check out the CLBI YOUTUBE CHANNEL