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Upcoming Carey Institute Events
February 22 Sechelt: Transitions of Life
March 1 Kamloops: A Walk Up To Easter
March 22 White Rock: Transitions of Life
March 29 Leduc: Transitions of Life
April 14-21 Holy Week: no seminars
April 26 Summerland: Transitions of Life
April 26 Charlie Lake: It Takes A Village
May 3 Centre for Worship Studies SERIES: “Psalms For All Ages”
May 3 External event with Dr. Jonathan Wilson at FBC Vancouver
May 13 & 14 Vancouver: Non-Profit Management
May 17 Winnipeg: Dynamics of Board Leadership (pending)
May 25 Carey Grad Celebration
July 8-11 Praying and Reading Scripture Through Chinese Painting (Sam Ho~ taught in Cantonese)
August 18-23 Retreat with Rob Des Cotes @ Carey
ABOUT THE SEMINAR:
Canadians approaching retirement are now the fastest growing demographic in the country. The sharp increase can be attributed to the aging “baby boom” generation, who account for almost one-third of the nation’s population. This emerging trend will have significant ministry consequences for many years for churches and the communities they serve. There will need to be an intentional approach to preparation and provision of ministries in order to respond to the possibilities of mission and service with both those in the church and others in the community needing care and compassion.
This seminar will review the emerging trends, the challenges of aging and the Christian framework for understanding the retirement time of life as part of our spiritual journey. The content and discussion will cover material and resources designed to help maturing adults (50+), either approaching or already in retirement to discover peace and purpose for this season of life through personal growth and ministry development. The legacy of faith, support of others and the presence and power of the Spirit has the potential to transform an ordinary retirement into an exceptional journey of discovery!
The day will be planned for: (i) those preparing for eventual retirement; (ii) those already moving into or in retirement; (iii) spouses and family of future and current retirees; (iv) church personnel; (v) helping professionals. Through videos, lectures and dialogue there will be opportunities to be resourced for both personal and group ministries within your family, local church and community. The topics will focus on gaining an appreciation of the differences between the Old Retirement vs. New Retirement approach to aging. (Fragmentation vs. Wholeness; Purposelessness vs. Purposefulness; Fixation vs. Creative Change; Idle Busyness vs. Life Enrichment; Dependency vs. Independence; Self absorption vs. Healthy Self-esteem; Attitude of Criticism vs. Attitude of Mentorship; Alienation vs. Involvement).
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Paul Pearce served as the Executive Director of Beulah Garden Homes Society and has just recently retired from this position as of Dec. 2012. Beulah Garden Homes provides affordable, independent and assisted-living housing for an older adult (55+) community of 360 people (310 residents, 50 staff) in East Vancouver. Beulah Garden Homes Society is an affiliated ministry with the CBWC. He has served in a number of ministry capacities across western Canada and in Ontario through the years as an educator, a pastor and a CBWC denominational leader in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver. http://chat-carey.ca/
This one day seminar is for all volunteers, parents, and paid staff who are involved with children and family ministries in their local church. Carey Institute and the CBWC Children and Family Missional Network invite you to join them for an important day of resourcing, encouragement, and networking.
Research indicates that close to 50% of Christian kids walk away from their churches and their faith when they leave high school. As parents and partners (faith community) we can help children discover and grow a deep and meaningful faith that will last a lifetime. Deuteronomy 6 implores us to love God fully, to remember His commands, and to impress them upon our children as we walk through life together so that they will put their trust in God.
In this seminar we will consider the ancient words of the Shema and discover effective ways to nurture faith for a lifetime in our kids as we parent and partner together. Our goal is not simply morality for our kids, but rather holiness; seeing our children become faithful followers of Christ who reflect his character and have an impact for the Kingdom throughout their lives.
About the Presenter:
Sherry has been involved in education and ministry to children and families for over 30 years. She has a passion to see children and families fall in love with Jesus and become engaged, together with God’s people, in the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Sherry holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a Master of Pastoral Ministry degree which have equipped her for ministry to children and families in her home church as well as in her role as Coordinator of the Children and Families Missional Network (CFam) for the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. Sherry also teaches grade 3 at Vancouver Christian School. She lives in Burnaby British Columbia with her husband and the youngest of their 3 children and enjoys their ministry together at Southside Community Church and just ‘doing life together’ with family and friends.
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. This idealic setting will be where you will join others for a 5-night retreat with Rob Des Cotes, with catered meals, clean and quiet accommodations, and warm hospitality. VIDEO
About the “Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
The “Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius” are a very profound engagement and re-dedication of our lives to the work of Christ in us, and in the world.
In the Spiritual Exercises, five sessions are given in which a progressive appreciation of our relationship and commitment to God’s purposes is encouraged. This retreat will begin each day with a time of contemplative prayer. A teaching time related to the prayer exercises for that day will then follow. In the afternoons you will be on your own to practice these prayers. There will also be opportunities for personal spiritual direction each day related to the exercises. And each evening we will come together again for debriefing and a compline liturgy.Date: Monday-Saturday August 18-23 2014 Time: Monday evening anytime after dinner- Saturday at 4:00 Cost: $375 (includes catered meals from Tuesday breakfast-Saturday lunch) Accommodation: rooms may be booked for an additional fee via Reception at 604.224.4308 for up to $84/room with a %10 discount available if booked by June 19. Please state the code CI14083 when you call Reception, in order to receive your earlybird discount for accommodations. Location: Carey Centre Presenter: Rob Des Cotes REGISTER
Monday August 18: Arrival anytime after dinner
Tuesday August 19: “Disposition day” with exercises focusing on God’s presence in our lives.
Wednesday August 20: Exercises of the first session will focus on the disorders of the world and our need for salvation.
Thursday August 21: Exercises of the second session will focus on Christ’s public ministry and His desire to save and heal us.
Friday August 22: Exercises of the third session will focus on Christ’s passion and perseverance.
Saturday August 23: Exercises of the fourth session will focus on Christ’s resurrection and satisfaction.
LET’S TALK ABOUT OLDER ADULTS (55+/-)Date:Monday, August 25- Tuesday, August 26 Time: Monday 9:30 a.m.- Tuesday 3:00 p.m. Cost: $95/person (includes catered breaks andmeals) Location: Carey Centre * Quiet, clean, onsite accommodations available for an additional fee. More information HERE. REGISTER
Churches and communities are experiencing an unprecedented ministry challenge and opportunity over the next 25-40 years in responding to an aging population. There needs to be a more cooperative and informed approach to discerning, planning and resourcing local church ministries to serve the varied needs of older adults and their families. This symposium aims to bring together participants for consultation and mutual encouragement through plenary input sessions, guided discussion, resourcing workshops and other network building activities. The topics and issues addressed will be helpful for either those currently involved or those interested in developing new and connecting ministries with older adults. Pastors, church leaders, health/social care professionals and anyone interested in learning about and making a contribution to this emerging missional challenge and opportunity are encouraged to attend.
* We are encouraging you and others from your church to plan to join us for a time of networking, consultation and vision formation, as we respond to this emerging ministry/mission challenge and opportunity. Watch here for more information over the coming weeks.
Dr. Paul Pearce, Dr. Paul Stevens, and Rev. Fay Puddicombe
Tentative Workshop Topics:
Spiritual Fruit of Aging
Belong to Community
The Wellness Factor
Personal Capital & Resources
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