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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)
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/