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Jan. 31 The Justice of God: Good News for a Broken, Violent World (Willowlake Baptist, Manitoba) with Dr. Jonathan Wilson
Feb. 7 Transitions of Life (Peace Portal Alliance) with Dr. Paul Pearce
Feb. 26 Retreat with Dr. Barbara Mutch
Feb. 28 It Takes A Village (Part I) with Sherry Bennett (Carey)
Mar. 3 Retreat with Dr. Paul Pearce(First Baptist, Lethbridge)
Mar. 14 Transitions of Life (Winnipeg)
Mar. 14-29 BC Spring Break- no seminars
Mar. 28 Belonging to Life with Rob Des Cotes (Carey)
April 3-6 Easter Weekend
April 15 Pastors Retreat with Dr. Barbara Mutch (Victoria)
April 23 Preaching Workshop in Chinese with Rev. David Chan (Carey)
April 23-26 CBWC Assembly: The Gathering (Westview Baptist, Calgary)
May 8 Parenting class taught in Mandarin with Dr. Tina Wu (West Point Grey Baptist, Vancouver)
May 9 The Spirituality of Suffering with Rob Des Cotes (Carey)
May 15-17 May Long Weekend- No Seminars
May 23 It Takes A Village: As For Me & My House (Part II) with Sherry Bennett (Carey)
May 27 Preaching Workshop with Rev. Darrell Johnson (Carey)
June 13 Understanding Teens: Issues & Resources with Peter Anderson (First Baptist, Lethbridge)
June 28 Carey Graduation
August 29 with Sherry Bennett (Family Camp with Riverdale Baptist Church, Whitehorse YT)
This course examines the biblical origins, theological foundation, historical development and contemporary trends in Christian worship. Students will be given opportunities for planning and leading worship and in performing Christian ordinances upon completion of the course. This hybrid course begins online January 5th through March 27th. Onsite dates are March 2-5, 8:30 to 4:30pm in the Media Room at Carey Centre.
To register click HERE.
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/
Belonging To Life
Every person longs for the deep assurance of belonging. We were meant to have a profound sense of inter-connectedness with life but our experience of belonging often gets distorted by our fears or misperceptions. This retreat looks at the spirituality of self-acceptance and hospitality and how to foster a greater sense of belonging to God, to ourselves, and to others.
About Rob Des Cotes:
Rob Des Cotes is a spiritual director, retreat leader and pastor of Imago Dei. He is the author of three books of meditations for spiritual direction, Fan the Flame, Higher Than I and Ultreia! (Go Higher). He and his wife Ruth have three adult children and live at the A Rocha Brooksdale environmental farm in South Surrey, BC.
The Country They Call Life: A Retreat for Pastors
“Don’t let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call life,” writes the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Perceived congregational expectations, people-pleasing addictions, and activist tendencies all conspire to woo pastors away from their Homeland to a country not-called-life. Through Word and words, music and image, reflection and prayer, this retreat will provide clergy a refresher for their souls.Date: Wednesday, April 15 Time: 9:00-3:00 Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Victoria BC Cost: $69/person includes lunch and inspiration Presenter: Dr. Barbara Mutch REGISTER ONLINE or 604.225.5917
Preaching With Different ApproachesDate: Thursday April 23 Time: 9:00-4:00 Location: Lecture Hall Cost: $69/person includes lunch and inspiration Presenter: Rev. David Chan REGISTER
不同的講道方式 (April 23,2015)
建道神學院神學士 (1977)，三一大學文學學士 (1980)，三一福音神學院文學碩士 (1981)，戴保羅大學工商管理碩士 (1983)，緬理吐巴大學教育副碩士 (1987)，三 一福音神學院教牧學博士 (1998) 芝加哥華人浸信會青年主任 (1979-1983)，溫尼辟華人宣道會副牧師 (1983-1987)，溫哥華門諾弟兄會基督教頌恩堂主任牧師 (1987-2007)陳牧師在曾在美國及加拿大三個城市牧會近三十年，期間亦擔任不同福音 機構董事及不同神學院客席講師，自2007起在建道任教，所教科目及研 究範圍包括講道學、教會行政、教會領導及教會衝突等。著作包括：寒梅 綻放──從帖撒羅尼迦前後書看信徒如何迎接主再來 (2004)；眾志成城──從尼希米記看委身與事奉 (2005)；非常道、非常講──從九種講道進路探討馬可福音的信息 (2008)
Date: Saturday, June 13 Time: 9:00-3:00 Location: First Baptist Church, Lethbridge Cost: $10/person REGISTER Presenter: Peter Anderson
Have you ever thought, “I wish I could understand what is going through teenagers’ minds, because they sure don’t make sense to me”? If this is you, don’t be alarmed. Recent research has shown that the human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25. This means that it is only natural that teenagers will think and act differently than you do (or more likely act without thinking). Therefore, the key to understanding teens is not in forcing them to think like adults, but rather learning how they think and then loving them by entering their world.
This seminar is for parents, teachers, pastors, youth leaders; anyone who loves and interacts with teens on a regular basis. Our hope is that you will be equipped to better understand teens in order to healthily walk alongside them as they become committed disciples of Jesus.
About Peter Anderson:
Peter grew up in a home that was “invaded” every Wednesday night by 50 or more teenagers and was able to watch his parents share God’s love with students in an amazingly gracious and consistent way. In high school Peter soon discovered that he too was passionate about ministering to his teenage peers and he began serving as a student leader in his church youth group.
Upon graduation, Peter attended Olivet Nazarene University and pursued a BA in Youth Ministry. During this time, God confirmed his call to youth ministry while giving him the opportunity of serving with Youth for Christ.
In the fall of 2005, Peter moved to Vancouver to pursue a Masters of Divinity degree at Regent College. He soon was volunteering with the youth at West Point Grey Baptist Church and has now served on staff as their youth and young adult pastor for nearly 8 years.
Peter has developed a holistic approach to Youth Ministry called Kurios (www.kurios.ca) and its mission statement summarizes well his heart for the youth of Vancouver:
“Our hope at Kurios is that students will come to know the God who loves them and what he has done for them in Jesus Christ, that they will grow as disciples of Jesus Christ daily, that they will show others what it means to be a Christian, and that their lives will flow with the deep, deep joy of Christ; all as the Holy Spirit works in their lives.”
Come and explore how God’s creative purposes unfold in Genesis, culminating with his magnum opus: us! This course will use the arts to explore aspects of the salvation story such as creation, calling, Christ’s coming, and Christian community – putting paintings, poetry and sculpture in dialogue with biblical texts in order that we engage with God’s story afresh. Teaching will be interspersed with creative tasks and you are encouraged to pursue particular interests you have – and there is no competition!
Using a mixture of word and image, we will reflect on what it means for us to be ‘God’s masterpiece’. We will then consider how, through Jesus Christ, we are freed to ‘do the good things he planned for us long ago’ (Ephesians 2:10), and how this can play out in terms of our own creativity.
There will be opportunities to make visual art throughout the course, and no previous experience is necessary. Basic materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own sketch/note books/ favourite art materials. REQUIRED SUPPLY LIST
About Gilly Sakakini:
Gilly is passionate about art and Christianity and what happens at their intersection. As a practical artist and teacher Gilly is gifted in communicating her interest with others in a variety of contexts: theological colleges, schools, churches and workshops. Gilly gained a Diploma in Christian Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and an MA in Christianity and the Arts at King’s College, London. Her teaching style is participatory, hands-on, and she encourages reflection on the creative process. Gilly teaches French and works in the arts in England where she lives with her husband and two children. She is a regular faculty member at the Grünewald Guild in Washington State and is currently co-writing a book (a curriculum for the church) called “Imaging the Story: exploring the visual and poetic contours of salvation” which will be published by Cascade/Wipf & Stock in 2016.
(BA Hons. Roehampton, London. PGCE Homerton College, Cambridge. Diploma in Christian Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada.MA in Christianity and the Arts, King’s College, London.)Onsite Accommodations available at Carey Centre on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling Reception TOLL FREE: 1.844.862.2739 T: 604.224.4308 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Accommodations