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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 13 & 14 Vancouver: Non-Profit Management
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 (BGH) in Vancouver and retired at the end of 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 of the CBWC.
Through the years, Paul also served in a number of ministry capacities across western Canada and in Ontario as an educator, a pastor and a CBWC denominational leader. http://chat-carey.ca/
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 and meals) 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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