CSF 600 / 610 | Dr. Les Biggs and Dr Dan Heavenor, Hybrid Course May 7, 2016 – February 25, 2017 Retreat: May 7 – 13, 2016 6 credits (CSF600) 9 Credits (CSF 610) PRE-REQUISITE: CSF500 Relationality is at the heart of God and thus the heart of Christian spirituality. We do not become spiritually mature without others. Christian community within which and through which we live out the spiritual life is a reflection of our relationship with God and others. Ours is a shared journey. As we willingly open ourselves to the transformative movement of the love of God, we open ourselves to the world around us. An ever-deepening spiritual experience is participation in Jesus’ incarnational presence, through the Spirit, giving flesh to God’s compassionate love of humanity and all creation. The outward journey takes into consideration the persons we are, our interests, our personality, and our unique relationship with God and weaves that uniqueness into the fabric of community, the people of God. Together we are entrusted with the challenge of embodying the values and vision of God’s kingdom. The Spirit of God invites us to be an attentive and responsive presence as we listen for and respond to the guidance of that “still small voice” guiding our journey together; a journey that promotes and establishes healing and hope, compassion and justice, peace and reconciliation, in this created world … on earth, as it is in heaven. Learning Outcomes As a result of this course, the students will: Gain a biblical base for the practice and experience of the Christian life as an outward movement of the Spirit. Deepen their desire for the practice of discernment that flows out of knowledge and experience of God, self, and community. Appreciate the varied and imperative relationships comprising the spectrum of spiritual companionship and their place in the transforming of Christian community. Envision living the attitudes and beliefs required of a community characterized by an attentive and responsive presence to the Spirit of God. Experience ministry/service opportunities that increase the spiritual impact of others who share the journey with emphasis on stewardship of the earth and the public life of the Church. PRE-REQUISITE: CSF500 REGISTER NOW | 600 SYLLABUS | 610 SYLLABUS
APPL 690 Supervised Ministry | Dr. Axel Schoeber Course duration: Sept 26-June 6 2017 6 Graduate Credits (270hours [Master’s])/3 Graduate Credits (135 hours [Diploma]) Course Description: The goal of this course is readiness for effective ministry. It is a nine month orientation to ministry which has at its heart an individually designed ministry experience involving supervision, selected reading, reflection on ministry, and direct ministry involvement. (Diploma students will spend six months in the course, through March.) Learning Outcomes: Through thoughtful and diligent participation in this course you will: Clarify and affirm your sense of call to ministry and the particular expressions of that call to which you are drawn. Demonstrate ability to integrate new perspectives in your ministry—both for the present and for the future—through reflection on ministry experience, Scripture, course texts and your own faith background. Demonstrate increasing competence in pastoral practice. Show openness to relationships and community as important settings in which ministry effectiveness can be sharpened. REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS
APPL 695 MASF Practicum | Dr. Les Biggs September 26, 2016 – April 28, 2017 6 graduate credit hours Course Description This course is designed to provide practical opportunities for applying previous components of thinking and learning within the MASF program, along with ongoing whole-person growth and reflective experience in the realm of Christian spiritual formation ministries. This eight-month, hands-on experience focuses on a particular relational context, core options being Congregational Ministries, Public Work of the Church or Spiritual Direction, and combines elements of design, implementation and assessment to enrich personal ministry perspectives and refine skills of leadership and intentional application. Course Objectives By participating in this practicum, you can expect to continue growing as a person and leader in particular Christian spiritual formation ministries as you cooperate with God’s Spirit to enrich the transformational journey of others. Specifically, you can expect: To develop and demonstrate your values, perspectives, and practices related to a Christian Spiritual Formation vocation within a congregational, public or spiritual direction context; To deepen your ability to discern and respond appropriately to real-time dynamics associated with particular ministry opportunities; To demonstrate abilities to integrate previous learning, as well as to plan, lead and assess intentional experiences in Christian spiritual formation; To embrace and evidence personal practices reflecting an intentional life with God that sustains and informs your practicum experience. REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS
Preaching Workshop: Preaching the Revelation of Jesus Christ Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017Time: 9:00am-3:00pmLocation: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1636 Acadia Dr, Saskatoon, SK (See Google Map)Cost: $59/person includes lunchPresenter: Darrell Johnson REGISTER About this workshop: Revelation is a strange and often confusing text. Christians have struggled for two thousand years to understand it. Today, it is often used to support detailed scenarios of what will happen in the “end times.” But Revelation is, at its heart, a pastoral letter, written to encourage followers of Jesus. The title of the book is “The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ.” Keep this clearly before us and we will read the rest of the book correctly. Contrary to what the media tell us, “apocalypse” is not about economic disaster and impending doom. The word means something else; something wonderfully life-giving. In this seminar we will learn to read the book the way it was intended to be read and find ourselves all the more eager to be Jesus’ followers in 2017. About Dr. Darrell Johnson: Recently, Darrell Johnson served as Senior Minister of First Baptist Church, Vancouver. A popular conference and retreat speaker, he has also served as the preaching pastor for a number of Presbyterian congregations in the United States as well as Union Church of Manila, Philippines. In November 2015, Carey was thrilled to welcome Darrell and his wife, Sharon to the Carey family! Read more about Darrell’s new role directing Carey’s Centre for Preaching.
Biblical Creativity and Storytelling Through the Arts Dates: March 4, 2017 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Cost: $79/person includes lunch and art supplies Location: Carey Centre on UBC campus Presenter: Jill Schuler and Joy Kirkwood REGISTER About the Workshop: Creation and creativity are key facets of a vibrant and thriving spiritual life. Our God, the Creator of all things, invites us to join with Him in the work of creation—woven in the fabric of the great Story of God’s great work. In this workshop, we will begin with a study of scripture and theology centering on four attributes: beauty, mindfulness, stewardship, and making. We will explore the creative storytelling of the Holy Spirit in scripture. The day will include a practical outworking of the themes through creatively spiritual exercises including drawing and mixed media. No previous artistic experience is necessary for participation. About Jill Schuler: Jill Schuler is a creator of wearable textiles and an arts facilitator. Her passion is to create space for others to grow through creative encounters with God. Jill has a BA in design & applied arts and an MA in theology and the arts. As an adjunct instructor, she teaches “Aesthetics: Arts & Christianity” at a local Bible College. She founded and facilitates a monthly arts ministry called CreativiTea – the art of being creative while drinking tea. She enjoys dancing, travelling, and, not surprisingly, a good cup of tea. As part of the WeMakeStuff team, Jill helps to affirm and document the work of local artists. Jill says, “I make sense of what I’m experiencing and learning by making art. Art-making is a generative action. It reminds us that we have the power to transform and to produce beauty.” About Joy Kirkwood: Joy Kirkwood is a skilled artist and arts educator who teaches a diversity of adult and children’s visual arts classes at Place des Arts, Coquitlam BC and through the ‘ArtStarts in Schools’ program, as well as private art and creativity classes. Joy has a BFA in Visual Arts from Mount Allison University. Additional courses that enhance her expertise: Perspectives on Art as Therapy, Arts Education, and Christian Imagination at Regent College, BC. Highlights of her 30-year varied and noteworthy career as a self-employed art teacher: Expressive Arts teacher at Wellspring Calgary (innovative cancer support centre) and curriculum based arts educator with the CBE and CCSD school districts in Calgary AB. Joy’s thought for the day; “Creativity is God’s gift and it is a delight to see the artistic and creative talents of others brought to the surface; with a bit of encouragement and guidance.”