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
INDS 640CM Faith and Family in Chinese Canadian Context | Dr. Philip Tse Course: June 18-Aug 20, 2016 On-site Dates: June 18, July 23 and Aug 20, 2016 (ECBC) On-site Class Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM 3 Graduate Credits Prerequisites: None Course Description This course will explore the faith and family issues and cultural framework that may influence the life and ministry of Chinese congregations in North America. This course will guide students to read, study and reflect on basic family ministry, family system theory, caring and counseling concepts within the pastoral ministry context. Students will learn to link faith and family as the key element in church ministry, to identify areas for potential opportunities for deeper ministry, and to observe the influence of Chinese cultural context in the intergenerational and transgenerational settings in many facets of family issues, such as job/career challenges, marriage issues, parenting, etc. Learning Outcomes By the end of the course, students will be able to: Gain the knowledge within the North American Chinese cultural context for the analysis of faith and family issues. Raise the cultural awareness, family sensitivity and faith concerns for pastors and key leaders in approaching and handling church ministry. Identify problems and resources in faith and family issues within the Chinese local communities in North America. Design and implement effective approaches in family ministry within Chinese congregations. REGISTER NOW | SYLLABUS (TBD)
Effective Pastoring in the Twenty-First Century with Dr. Ellis André July 11 – 15, 2016 – On Campus Monday through Thursday: 8:30 AM – 12 PM; 1 PM – 4 PM Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Open to anyone wanting to grow pastoral care ministry. Please contact us for our auditing and taking this course like a seminar (non-credit). Explore and learn with us on how we can together better pastor, lead, care, and minister in our community’s context and culture. Call Sherman or Jorge from Carey Theological College for information. Enjoy staying at CAREY CENTRE – Bed & Breakfast while you study with us. Degree Info: APPL 624 Effective Pastoring in the Twenty-First Century (M.Div. Description Below) On-Campus Intensive: July 11 – 15, 2016 On-Line Course duration: July 4-Sept 30, 2016 Created for 3 Graduate Credits for our degree students. (Go here for the DMin version of this course DMPM 924) COURSE DESCRIPTION Christian ministry is a divinely instituted and humanly experienced means by which the exalted Christ continues to shepherd his flock in the world. As a calling directed specifically towards the gathering and well-being of the Christian community, it is pre-eminently a people-calling. At the heart of ministry, as a glance at any ordination liturgy will underline, is a commitment to care for the people of God. The common term for this is “pastoring.” APPL 624 seeks to enable you to become a more effective pastor through exposing you to biblical norms and other proven models of ministry; by encouraging you to reflect on your previous experiences of caring for others; and by developing personal criteria and goals which will inform and promote your pastoral ministry in the future. COURSE OBJECTIVES By your participation in this course you should: Understand five primary aspects of pastoral ministry, viz. the pastor as leader, as preacher, as care giver, as practical theologian, and as child of God. Identify primary principles, from Scripture and other models, which promote effective pastoral ministry. Become aware of what directs your caring, and reflect critically on that experience. Identify the basic working criteria by which you will set goals for future pastoral ministry. REGISTER NOW | SYLLABUS
Using Paint and Brushes to Pray and Read Scripture (in Mandarin) Join us for Summer@Carey 2016 with Dr. Samuel Ho as we explore Scripture and the arts! Choose to stay with us in our beautiful on-site accommodations, or travel in for the day to receive the rest and spiritual refreshment of learning together with others in the summer on the beautiful campus of UBC. Dates: Monday – Thursday, August 8 – 11, 2016 Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $375 regular rate – includes lunches (an art supply list will be provided so participants can bring appropriate materials) Location: Carey Centre on UBC campus Accommodations: Learn more below. Parking: $7/day. Parking passes are available for purchase at Reception upon arrival. Presenter: Dr. Samuel Ho *This course is part of the Carey Institute’s offerings through Innovate, our arts ministry program. REGISTER About the Workshop: Scripture was written in many different types of literature and forms of art. It was written that we might hear its word and understand through imagination. Learn to appreciate some celebrated artwork while engaging Scripture. Through the use of soft-brush calligraphy and ink-wash paintings, learn to capture the essence of some Biblical passages by visualizing your prayers through creative activities. The workshop seeks to expand participants’ artistic horizons in their creative worship. In this seminar, the participants will: Learn brush techniques in expressing their thoughts and emotions through visual art. Be strengthened in emotional intelligence to embody our understanding of the scriptural texts. Be inspired to act and to change the way things are into the way things ought to be through the integration of art and prayer. About Dr. Samuel Ho: Dr. Samuel Ho is a professor and an artist with his PhD in Art & Religion from Berkeley. He is the Vice President of the Sacred Logos Resource Center and is a 3-time champion of Chinese Painting in the Open Art Competitions in Hong Kong. Dr. Ho and his wife Shirley live in Sunnyvale, in Silicon Valley, near San Francisco. They have a daughter and a son. In his free time, Dr. Ho enjoys singing, doing calligraphy and painting, reading, and practicing martial arts. Summer@Carey is excited to welcome back Dr Sam. In 2014, he delighted participants with his expertise, depth and humour. Accommodations: Through the Carey Centre we provide accommodations on the beautiful UBC campus located in the world class city of Vancouver B.C. Guests can enjoy a walk in the Pacific Spirit Forest, which boasts 78 km of forest trails, easy access to the transit system to enjoy the sights and sounds of Vancouver, or a day at the beach only a short walk from Carey. Through the Carey Centre, you can enjoy an idyllic setting with catered meals, clean and quiet accommodations, and warm hospitality. Our on-site accommodations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and we encourage you to stay overnight for optimum retreat experience where you will have minimal distractions from all that life holds. Learn more and book your stay today.
Come Away and Rest Awhile A Retreat on Sabbath-Keeping and Self-Care Dates: Monday – Tuesday, August 22 – 23, 2016 Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $125 early bird rate before July 31st $150 regular rate – includes lunches Location: Carey Centre on UBC campus Accommodations: Learn more below. Parking: $7/day. Parking passes are available for purchase at Reception upon arrival. Presenter: Catherine M. Kelly REGISTER About the Retreat: Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while. (Mark 6:31) Sabbath Rest is one of the great gifts of God to His children, yet the forces that drive us toward busy-ness can be powerful and overwhelming. Join us as Catherine M. Kelly leads us on a two-day retreat on the need for Sabbath-keeping, its vital relationship to self-care, and ways to incorporate this practice into our busy lives. Catherine will introduce the scriptural and historical background on Sabbath-keeping as well as contemporary spiritual writers’ suggestions on the meaning and practice of Sabbath for modern-day believers. The retreat includes ample opportunity to rest in the Lord, quiet time for prayer and reflection, take-home prayer materials, optional small group faith sharing, and optional one-on-one spiritual accompaniment with the director. About Catherine M. Kelly: Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div. is an experienced spiritual director, gifted teacher, and retreat facilitator in several areas, including Ignatian spirituality and discernment, the Way of Light, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, The Name of God is Mercy, and Sabbath-Keeping & Self-Care. Catherine accompanies individuals through Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises in daily life and in general spiritual direction. A wife, mother of boys, and former attorney, editor and grant writer, Catherine is passionate about seeking and finding God in all things. Accommodations: Through the Carey Centre we provide accommodations on the beautiful UBC campus located in the world class city of Vancouver B.C. Guests can enjoy a walk in the Pacific Spirit Forest, which boasts 78 km of forest trails, easy access to the transit system to enjoy the sights and sounds of Vancouver, or a day at the beach only a short walk from Carey. Through the Carey Centre, you can enjoy an idyllic setting with catered meals, clean and quiet accommodations, and warm hospitality. Our on-site accommodations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and we encourage you to stay overnight for optimum retreat experience where you will have minimal distractions from all that life holds. Learn more and book your stay today.
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans Date: September 21, October 19, November 23 2016; January 18, February 8, March 15, April 19 2017 Time: To be determined Location: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC Cost: $79/person per session includes lunch Group and Multi-session rates:* 3 admissions: $180 (Save $57) 4 admissions: $240 (Save $76) 5 admissions $300 (Save $95) 6 admissions $360 (Save $114) 7 admissions $420 (Save $133) *Group and multi-session packages are eligible for use by individuals in a group attending the same session; individuals attending multiple sessions; or a combination of both up to the number of admissions purchased. Admissions purchased are transferable but non-refundable. Bookings for specific sessions must be made and confirmed a minimum of 14 days prior to the event by contacting Carey Institute by email (email@example.com) or by phone (604.225.5917). Presenter: Darrell Johnson REGISTER About the Workshop Series: The Epistle to the Romans is without doubt the most influential letter the Apostle Paul ever wrote. Can you imagine where we who seek to follow Jesus Christ would be without it? In nearly every era of Church history, when faith was waning, when cultures were sliding further into chaos, someone re-discovered Romans, began to preach it, and the church and world was ‘rocked.’ In this series of workshops, we will grapple with how to read and preach Romans in our time. We will look at the history of preaching Romans and why we need to preach it. We will discuss the challenge of preaching Romans and possible approaches to preaching it. We will also listen to a number of recordings by contemporary preachers taking on the monumental task. Come ready to be stretched, renewed, empowered. This series of workshops is offered in conjunction with the Doctor of Ministry and Advanced Diploma in Preaching course on Romans. The first session will be a full day of instruction from Darrell while sessions two through seven will feature teaching in the morning and student presentations in the afternoon, followed by feedback from the instructor and classmates. Participants are invited to join with the students of Carey Theological College in learning to preach this incredible book in Scripture. About 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.
APPL 511 Introduction to Preaching | Dr. Ellis Andre Course duration: Sept 26-Dec2 2016 On-site Dates: Oct 11-14, 2016 Class Time: Tuesday – Friday 8:30 – 12:00; 1:00 – 4:30 3 Graduate Credits Course Description This course is designed to provide the student with essential tools for crafting and delivering biblical sermons. Each student will preach three sermons in a worship context within a congregational setting. All sermons will be recorded on video. All students will preach at least one sermon in English. If a student serves a congregation whose language of worship is other than English, the student may elect to preach two of the sermons in that language. If this is the case, the sermon delivered in English as a second language will be graded with this accommodation in mind. All sermons will be evaluated by review of a DVD recording, as well as by representatives from the congregation where the sermon was preached. Course Objectives It is expected that by the completion of this course, the student will: Understand the skills of basic sermon preparation, Appreciate the role of preaching within the overall ministry of the pastor, and Have begun a life-long process of learning to prepare and deliver biblical sermons. REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS
APPL 584 Leadership in Faith-Based Contexts | Dr. Dan Russell Course duration: Sept 26-Dec2 2016 3 Graduate Credits COURSE DESCRIPTION Healthy leadership in faith-based contexts (church, agency, mission) is vital for organizational effectiveness, and is alternatively neglected, deified and debated. Servant leadership remains the model, yet must be informed and empowered by the best of “secular” corporate wisdom. Drawing upon biblical theology, Christian ethics, and current leadership theory and practice, the student will have opportunity to reflect and deliberate leadership skills in their own context. Key issues reviewed will be fundamentals and tasks of leadership, the family systems context, change and conflict resolution, relevant emotional intelligence competencies, empowering team growth, and the character and spirituality of leadership. LEARNING OUTCOMES The course participant will: Employ an integrative approach towards social psychology, theology and leadership theory, providing the opportunity to understand specific leadership skills and formulate a faith-based leadership framework. Be able to discern healthy and dysfunctional patterns in leadership and group dynamics, consider their own capability and resources, and thus seek to grow and apply these principles in their own context, toward the ends of both organizational effectiveness and personal growth. Apply an understanding of Family Systems Theory, emotional intelligence competencies, change and conflict theory, and general leadership practices to real life circumstances. REGISTER NOW |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
APPL 651/DMPM 951 Advanced Preaching Practicum: Preaching Romans | Dr. Darrell Johnson Course duration: Sept 26-Apr 19 2017 On site days: Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 23, Jan 18, Feb 8, Mar 15, Apr 19 3 Graduate Credits Course Description Through this course we will living, for over a half-a-year (!) in the massively transformative letter the apostle Paul wrote to believers and on-their-way-to-be-believers living in the capital city of the Roman Empire. We will living in the letter so that we can faithfully then preach the letter for the churches and cities of our time. We will, in the process, find ourselves rejoicing that we too get to join Jesus in His preaching the gospel of Romans: “How lovely are the feet of those who bring good news!” (10:15). Course Objectives Participants refresh their skills for reading sacred documents like Paul’s letter. Thus, participants will learn how to discern the structure of the letter, enhancing their skills to do so for other Biblical documents. This will be accomplished through honing skills like sentence diagraming which help us get inside the mind of Paul, to think his thoughts after him, to be lead to the goal for which he wrote Romans. Participants will gain a better understanding of the various rhetorical styles Paul employs (proclamation, teaching, exhortation, diatribe, witness, etc.), and then learn how to employ such styles in their preaching of the gospel according to Romans. Participants will, through text after text, come to further understand and articulate the (particular) gospel Paul seeks to preach in Rome. Participants will come to appreciate the challenges of preaching Romans in our time, and learn skills to navigate those challenges. Participants will come to be able to say with Paul, “I am not ashamed of the gospel” (1:16), and, therefore, gain greater confidence to preach the gospel of Romans in the Rome-equivalent cities and towns of our world. REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS
APPL 652/DMPM 952 Transforming Discipleship | Dr. Greg Ogden Course duration: Sept 26-Dec2 2016 3 Graduate Credits Course Description The goal of this course is to devise an intentional disciple-making plan in order to fulfill the primary mission of the church: “Go and MAKE DISCIPLES…” Key elements of this plan will be derived from Jesus’ definition of a disciple; both Jesus and Paul’s model for how disciples are made; and reflection on core ingredients necessary for growing a church or ministry based approach to making disciples. Learning Outcomes To devise a workable strategy of making reproducible disciples in your church or ministry. To assess the need for disciple-making as the primary mission of the church and the causes that have diverted us from this mission. To establish a theology of disciple-making that addresses the question of what is the biblical standard of discipleship, with a focus on what we mean by disciple, discipleship, and discipling. To have a working understanding of Jesus and Paul’s relational approach to making disciples as a basis for our own strategy. Examine in depth why micro groups (triads/quads) embody the optimum transformative environment to grow reproducing disciples. REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS
BIBL 503 Reading the Bible in Contexts | Dr. Craig Smith Course duration: Sep 26 – Dec 02, 2016 3 Graduate Credits Course Description: The message of the Bible takes place in settings and cultures significantly different from those in which we live today. The writers of these scriptures used contemporary literary tools available to them; some of which are different from those used today. The goal of the biblical writers was to present a message that would be understandable to their readers. The challenge for readers today is to uncover the authoritative meaning of the text then and to apply this meaning to their present context. This course seeks to help the student achieve this through examining the different aspects that affect meaning and interpretation. Educational Objectives: Through this course the participants should develop a deepening understanding of the various genres and literary forms in scripture and the need to contextualize their meaning for the audience. Towards this end the participants should: gain an understanding of the literary styles, forms and genres of the Bible and the role of the reader/interpreter in various cultural settings; be able to articulate the significance of exegesis, including the importance of the historical, geographical, political, social and literary context of the scriptures; gain an understanding of the role of the preacher and teacher in presenting the Word of God to the audience; develop an awareness to the inter and intra cultural principles for cross cultural communication; be equipped as students, pastors and church workers to interpret and apply scripture for themselves so they may begin to equip Bible study groups, lay preachers and lay leaders to be more faithful bearers of the word of God. REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS
BIBL 513 New Testament II: Acts to Revelation | Dr. Craig Smith Course duration: Sept. 26-Dec. 2, 2016 3 Graduate credit hours Course Description: Today’s church is bombarded by a powerful culture whose message competes with the church in terms of economics, morality, sexuality, soteriology, etc. The early church experienced the same pressures. In this course, you will observe how the early church confronted its culture and internal problems by examining the material from Acts to Revelation. You will be exposed to the writers who used different genres in order to respond to these problems and to keep the church focused on this incipient and future kingdom of God by understanding and applying the person and work of Jesus Christ to its context. Learning Outcomes: This course has three learning outcomes. By the end of this course, the student should: know the different genres used in this corpus of material and the unique message and perspective of the respective writers. grow in his or her relationship with Christ through reflecting and applying the insights discovered in the course material. have applied material in this course to the ministry of teaching and preaching. REGISTER NOW | SYLLABUS
DMCO 992 Reflecting Theologically in Ministry II | Dr. Scott Hagley Course duration: Sept 26-Dec2 2016 3 Graduate Credits COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will provide opportunity for participants to analyze their own and other’s work of ministry and to continue to refine their working theology of ministry. Rather than being a refresher course in theological content, this course is designed to be an exercise in doing theology within the context of each participant’s own ministry. Through the presentation and critique of ministry experience reports enhanced by focused reading, each participant will have the opportunity to grow in skill and understanding of their own practice of ministry, and to encourage the ministry of others. COURSE OBJECTIVES The goal of this course is to strengthen the ability of the participants to integrate their understanding of Scripture, theology and ministry so that they may become more effective and faithful ministers of the Gospel. To this end, the participants will: select meaningful experiences from their own ministry and identify assumptions, values and principles inherent in their own actions analyze the self-evaluation and ministry practice of others, thereby strengthening their competence as resource persons for ministry develop their ability to practice sound theological reflection about their own ministry and identify strengths and weaknesses in their ministry practice and their self-evaluation skills REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS
DMPS 902 Literature Review | Project Supervisor Course duration: Sept 26-Dec2 2016 3 Graduate Credits This course is for DMin students who have completed their project seminar and have been assigned a project supervisor. Working with their supervisor, students will come up with a list of material relevant to their chosen topic. After reading these materials, students will write the Literature Review chapter of their thesis which interacts with other authors and situates their original work in light of past research. The credits for this course will be awarded after the thesis has been submitted and marked. REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS (FORTHCOMING)
FORM 500CM Character & Call of a Leader (Chinese) | Tina Wu Course duration: Sept 26-Dec2 2016 On Site Dates: Sept 17, Oct 8, Nov 29 3 Graduate Credits Hybrid Course Course Description: The essential foundation of Christian ministry is one’s “character and call.” Skills, knowledge, ministry practices and spiritual gifts are built on this essential and personal core, which is the foundation for leadership. The purpose of this course is to assist students in discerning their call to vocational Christian ministry (inside and outside of the church) and to explore with them the essential spiritual, familial, personality, emotional and character issues that enable a lifetime of faithfulness and enjoyment of Christian ministry. As such, the course serves to focus and strengthen the student in ministry/pastoral ethics. Our learning will be highly personal, dialectic and discovery focused, where more than academic competency is required. Character and Call is divided into 2 weeks and 2 courses (FORM 500 and FORM 501). There are no prerequisites to the class and students may choose to enroll in FORM 501 without having taken FORM 500. FORM 500 focuses on the shaping of the “Ministry Leader as a Person.” FORM 501 focuses on the shaping of the “Health of the Minister and the Health of the Ministry.” REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS (TBD)
SPIR 500 Deepening Life With God | Les Biggs Course duration: Sept 26-Dec2 2016 On Site Dates: Sept 27-29 3 Graduate Credits Hybrid Course Course Description Everyone is being spiritually formed one way or another. This course examines spiritual formation for people who want to follow Jesus and bear witness to his reign. Following Jesus involves both an inward journey of a deepening life with God and the outward expression of that life in compassion. This course will seek to lay a foundation for the inward journey, while SPIR 501, a companion course, will focus on the outward journey. Through SPIR 500, it is hoped that participants will deepen their desire to grow in Christ and learn to use spiritual practices that facilitate that desire and sustain life with God. Learning Outcomes As a result of this course, the student will: Gain a biblical base for the practice and experience of the Christian life for oneself and for a congregation Deepen the student’s awareness and participation in the story God is unfolding Appreciate how others in various times in the past have come to know and be formed by God Experience selected spiritual practices effective in the formation of the development of love for God and for neighbours Learn to live in ways that are increasingly attentive to God, oneself and others REGISTER NOW |SYLLABUS
Home Based Marriage Mentoring Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016Time: 8:45am-3:30pmLocation: First Baptist Church Nanaimo (1650 Waddington Rd, Nanaimo, BC) See mapCost: $60/couple includes lunchPresenter: Randy Hamm REGISTER About this seminar: This seminar is intended for church leaders and lay couples. If you are in a ‘healthy’, authentic Christian marriage and are willing to open your heart and home, this is a great ministry for you — even enriching your own marriage. In this one-day training, Randy Hamm will provide a sustainable church and family-based model where you will learn the basics of mentoring: How to set up your home as a safe place for couples to learn from you as marriage mentors How to journey alongside couples in several areas (including communication, conflict resolution, financial management, sexuality, cross cultural, leisure, spirituality, family of origin) How to use a 6-8 session relaxed structure to create a mentoring relationship About Randy Hamm: Randy loves working with couples as a mentor and coach, trains pastors and counsellors, pastored for 7 years in Vancouver, has been training marriage mentors since 2008 and has been married to Hannah since 1996. He is excited to be working with churches in various denominations throughout Western Canada.
Biblical Creativity and Storytelling Through the Arts Dates: October 15, 2016 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.”
Date: Saturday, October 22 2016Time: 9:00-3:30Location: Lecture Hall at Carey CentreCost: $60/person includes lunch Group rate: $45/person for groups of 5 participants or morePresenters: Lawrence W. McAllister, Kay McAllister, Jo-Ann Matiachuk, Tom & Grace Mei, Sherah Bodie REGISTER Do you want to learn & grow in your ministry to English Language Learners? You are invited to join us for an inspiring one-day conference hosted by CAREY, and led by amazing keynote speakers and workshop presenters. Quality support by experienced presenters to help • Faith-Based English Language Learner Program Leaders and • Classroom Teachers Join us for the day and gain an increased appreciation for the biblical foundations for ministry in faith-based English Language Learning and how these foundations can help guide your ministry. Come and build your skills, network with other faith-based ESL ministries through a variety of interactive sessions, and be inspired! Schedule: 9:00 Start (welcome, worship, prayer) 9:30-10:30 General Session – Lawrence W. McAllister 10:30-10:45 Coffee break 10:50-11:50 Workshops 1 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:10-2:10 Workshops 2 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 2:10-2:20 Coffee break 2:30-3:30 General Session and Wrap up * workshops may be selected by calling 604.225.5917. *Details of this conference are currently being finalized. Please check back here often for updates on presenters and their workshop topics.
Date: Saturday, October 29 2016Time: 9:00-4:00Location: Lecture Hall at Carey CentreCost: $60/person includes lunch Presenters: Dr. Paul Stevens and Dr. Paul Pearce REGISTER In this conference, we will consider reframing retirement as a positive experience. We will ask whether we are supposed to work until we die, and how we should work, taking into consideration how we discern our calling for the rest of our lives. Join us for a day of learning, dialogue and sharing of insights and resources through lectures and workshops on Reframing Retirement. Our goal for this conference is to gain: PERSPECTIVE Seeing the middle and later years of life as a process of maturing that provides new opportunities for discovering how to live more fully. HOPE Recognizing that faith enables us to see an ultimate future that builds on the past and informs our desire for living meaningfully in the present. GUIDANCE Listening to discover a refined sense of life purpose and renewed vocation and an awareness of the importance of self care and service for and alongside others in community. SPIRITUAL GROWTH Appreciating that the process of aging is part of our spiritual journey in which we can change and be more thoughtful and intentional in our maturing — to become whole persons, growing in our connections with God, with others, and with all of Creation. Schedule: 9:00 Start (welcome and orientation) 9:30-10:30 General Session – Dr. Paul Pearce and Dr. Paul Stevens 10:30-10:40 Coffee break 10:45-11:50 Workshops 1 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:10-2:15 Workshops 2 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 2:15-2:30 Coffee break 2:40-4:00 General Session and Wrap up – Dr. Paul Stevens and Dr. Paul Pearce *Details of this conference are currently being finalized. Please check back here often for updates on presenters and their workshop topics.
God in My Everything Life-Giving Rhythms for Connecting with God Every day Dates: November 5, 2016 Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $69/person includes lunch Location: Carey Centre on UBC campus Presenter: Ken Shigematsu REGISTER About the Retreat: In this retreat, we will explore how busy people can experience Christ, not only in their formal prayers, but in their work, home life, and play through the ancient practice of a rule of life. Participants will learn how to cultivate a life rhythm that supports rather than sabotages their relationship with God. Join Ken Shigematsu as he shares themes from his bestselling book God in My Everything for discovering God’s presence in every part of life. About Ken Shigematsu: Ken Shigematsu is senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Ken lives in Vancouver with his wife, Sakiko, and their son, Joey.
Welcome to My Table: Justice and the Hospitality of God Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016Time: 9:00-3:00Location: First Baptist Church Vancouver (969 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC)Cost: $40 per person / $50 at the door (includes lunch )Presenter: Jonathan Bird, Executive Director, City Gate Leadership Forum REGISTER About the workshop: Biblical justice is less about engaging in a project or campaign, than it is a way of life and of being in community. It is less about concern for the plight of people far away, and more about attending to the person right in front of you and joining God in re-establishing the healthy relationships – personal and systemic – he intends for his Creation. In this workshop, we will explore the practices of Sabbath and Communion as the root both of Christian spirituality and of Christian economics – how we can be sustained in our acts of sacrificial sharing and advocacy. We will examine how Scripture links righteousness and justice, so that by admitting our own spiritual and emotional poverty we can allow Jesus to bring the fuller richness of his salvation to us even as we seek to offer it our neighbours. And we will interact with practical examples of forging justice by discovering and building on the assets already present in the people and places of our neighbourhoods. About Jonathan Bird: Jonathan holds a MA in Old Testament Studies from Regent College (Vancouver) where he paid particular attention to the ethical thrust of Torah and the Prophets and to the implications of ancient Israel’s story – from Exodus to Exile – for Christian mission in the postmodern era. He also took a MA in Literature from Miami University (Ohio), where he studied critical theory and the aspirations of Avant-Garde artists to become the prime force for social justice and harmony after the “death of God.” Prior to founding City Gate in 2004, Jonathan helped establish Crossroads Community Project out of Grandview Calvary Baptist Church in East Vancouver, as their Program Coordinator and Chaplain. Before entering the nonprofit sector, Jonathan taught at the university level. When not in ministry or academia, Jonathan has enjoyed working with his hands as a self-employed home renovator, an installer of high-end custom cabinetry for a Beachy Amish shop, a maintenance man for a social housing complex, and a crew member for a custom homebuilder.