CAREY EVENTS CALENDAR – Workshops | Seminars | Retreats

Our upcoming seminar and event offerings are listed below. Please click the link for the seminar or events for which you wish to register.

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*All events take place at Carey Centre in Vancouver unless otherwise listed. Event titles and dates are subject to change.

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Winter & Spring 2017

RomansJanuary 18
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 4 of 7)
Darrell Johnson

January 26
Preaching Workshop: Preaching the Revelation of Jesus Christ
at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Saskatoon SK
with Darrell Johnson

January 28
Ageism: Caring and Acting Justly with the Aging Population
presented by Missions Fest Vancouver
with Paul Pearce

January 28
Dementia & Spirituality
at Sardis Community Church, Chilliwack BC
with Doug Johnston

February 4
Tapping the Ministry Potential of Maturing Adults: Making a Difference!
at Peace Portal Alliance Church, Surrey BC
with Paul Pearce

RomansFebruary 8
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 5 of 7)
Darrell Johnson

February 18
Technology Through the Eyes of Faith
Herbert Tsang

February 25
Bible Study Workshop: The Parables You Thought You Knew
Brad Eastman

Biblical Creativity CircleMarch 4
Biblical Creativity & Storytelling Through the Arts
Jill Schuler & Joy Kirkwood

March 9
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Hebrews
Hosted by the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada at Faith Covenant Church Winnipeg MB
with Darrell Johnson

March 11
Rethinking Retirement
at Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto ON
with Paul Pearce

RomansMarch 15
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 6 of 7)
Darrell Johnson

March 29
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Hebrews
Darrell Johnson

RomansApril 19
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 6 of 7)
Darrell Johnson


Preaching Workshop: Preaching the Revelation of Jesus Christ
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Preaching Workshop: Preaching the Revelation of Jesus Christ

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1636 Acadia Dr, Saskatoon, SK (See Google Map)
Cost: $59/person includes lunch
Presenter: Darrell Johnson


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:

darrellRecently, 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
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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


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.”