CAREY CALENDAR | CAREY INSTITUTE SEMINARS + EVENTS

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 courses take place at Carey Centre in Vancouver unless otherwise listed.

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Winter 2016

 

Feb. 2-4 CBWC Church Plant Design Shop (a conference hosted at Carey)

Feb. 6 (Postponed) Just Life: A Biblical Framework for Practicing Justice in Everyday Life with Jonathan Bird

Feb. 13Growing in Faith Through Worship (part 2 of 3-part series) with Dr. Robbie Castleman

Feb. 16Preaching the Gospel of Holy Week with Dr. Darrell Johnson (Westview Baptist, Calgary)

Feb. 20Transitions of Life Seminar with Dr. Paul Pearce

Feb. 25Soulcare with Rob des Cotes (closed event for UGM and New Pastors Orientation participants)

Mar. 1Transitions of Life II Seminar with Dr. Paul Pearce (First Baptist Church Lethbridge)

Mar. 3Preaching Out of the Rest of God with Dr. Darrell Johnson and Dr. Craig Smith

Mar. 5 Aging Matters Part I: Soulful Wellness for Maturing People with Dr. Paul Stevens and Dr. Paul Pearce

Mar. 12Understanding Teens: Issues and Resources with Peter Anderson (Lethbridge, AB)

Apr. 2 Aging Matters Part II: Finishing Well: Late and End of Life Issues and Care with Maturing People with Dr. Paul Stevens and Dr. Paul Pearce

May. 7 Aging Matters Part III: Aging and the Church: Ministry to and by Maturing People with Dr. Paul Stevens and Dr. Paul Pearce

Apr. 9The Spirituality of Suffering with Rob des Cotes

Apr. 23Growing in Faith Through Worship (part 3 of a 3-part series) with Dr. Marva Dawn

Summer 2016

Jul. 4-9Living the Gospels: An Introduction to the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with Rob des Cotes

Aug. 8-11Using Paint and Brushes to Pray and Read Scripture with Dr. Samuel Ho

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Jan
30
Sat
2016
APPL 549 | Aging Matters 2016: Encouraging and Making Healthy Transitions
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – Apr 2 @ 4:30 pm

APPL 549 | Dr. Paul Stevens and Dr. Paul Pearce

On-site, for 4 Saturdays: Mar 7, Apr 2, May 7, May 14

(3 credits)

Prerequisites: none

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Feb
20
Sat
2016
Transitions of Life: Healthy Aging, Retirement & The Spiritual Journey
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
 Transitions of Life Slider Carey Centre

Transitions of Life: Healthy Aging, Retirement & the Spiritual Journey

*please note the change in location to Carey Centre on UBC campus
 
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 10:00-4:00
Location: Carey Centre on UBC Campus, 5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $50/person (includes lunch)   REGISTER
Presenter: Dr. Paul Pearce
 

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 topics will focus on gaining an appreciation of the differences between the “old retirement” vs. “new retirement” approach to aging, including:

  • 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

 

The day will be planned for those preparing for eventual retirement, those already moving into or in retirement, spouses and family of future and current retirees, church personnel and 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.

Join us for this important conversation!

 

paulpearceAbout Dr. Paul Pearce:

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 and 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. He also directs Carey’s Centre for Healthy Aging Transitions (CHAT)

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Aging Matters Part I: Soulful Wellness for Maturing People
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Aging Matters Part I: Soulful Wellness for Maturing People

Date: March 5, 2016
Location: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive UBC
Time: 9:00-4:30
Instructors: Dr. Paul Stevens & Dr. Paul Pearce
 
We are living longer than we ever have before.
 
In Part I of our Aging Matters Series, we will explore ways of keeping life balanced and spiritually vital in the Third Third of life, learn about factors contributing to wholeness and integrity, and engage with the concept of aging as a spiritual discipline.
 
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About the Aging Matters Seminar Series 2016

This series of seminars, designed to help those needing to address the issues of aging—whether seniors themselves or people working with maturing adults (e.g., pastors, counsellors, social workers)—from a Christian perspective. In light of the realities of aging, the sessions will address the issues of vocation, meaning and security, and spirituality. There will be lectures, case studies, interviews and guests. There are no prerequisites for the course or the seminars and the experience can be attributed to a graduate program or simply be a learning encounter. Learn more here.

About Dr. Paul Stevens

paul Dr. Paul Stevens has been a pastor, a student counselor, a business person and a professor. His mission is to empower ordinary people to integrate their faith and life from Monday to Sunday. He does this through teaching, coaching, advocating and publishing. His book, Aging Matters: Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life, on the topic of aging and vocation is forthcoming in 2016.

 

 

About Dr. Paul Pearcepaulpearce

Dr. Paul Pearce is the Director of the Centre for Healthy Aging Transitions (CHAT), which is a ministry of the Carey Institute. He has served in a number of capacities across western Canada and in Ontario through the years as an educator, pastor, CBWC denominational staff and the Executive Director of Beulah Garden Homes, which is a CBWC ministry providing affordable housing for older adults in Vancouver.

Apr
2
Sat
2016
Aging Matters Part II: Finishing Well: Late and End of Life Issues and Care with Maturing People
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

Aging Matters Part II: Finishing Well: Late and End of Life Issues and Care with Maturing People

Date: March 2, 2016
Location: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive UBC
Time: 9:00-4:30
Instructors: Dr. Paul Stevens & Dr. Paul Pearce
 
In Part II of our Aging Matters Series, we will explore biblical characters in their later years of life as they prepare for the Ultimate Transition, learn about late life care and living will directives as well as how to relate to the new legal medical and ethical dimensions of the End of Life.
 
SYLLABUS      |     REGISTER      |    REGISTER FOR CREDIT
 
 

About the Aging Matters 2016 Seminar Series

This series of seminars, designed to help those needing to address the issues of aging—whether seniors themselves or people working with maturing adults (e.g., pastors, counsellors, social workers)—from a Christian perspective. In light of the realities of aging, the sessions will address the issues of vocation, meaning and security, and spirituality. There will be lectures, case studies, interviews and guests. There are no prerequisites for the course or the seminars and the experience can be attributed to a graduate program or simply be a learning encounter.

Learn more here.

About Dr. Paul Stevens

paul Dr. Paul Stevens has been a pastor, a student counselor, a business person and a professor. His mission is to empower ordinary people to integrate their faith and life from Monday to Sunday. He does this through teaching, coaching, advocating and publishing. His book, Aging Matters: Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life, on the topic of aging and vocation is forthcoming in 2016.

About Dr. Paul Pearcepaulpearce

Dr. Paul Pearce is the Director of the Centre for Healthy Aging Transitions (CHAT), which is a ministry of the Carey Institute. He has served in a number of capacities across western Canada and in Ontario through the years as an educator, pastor, CBWC denominational staff and the Executive Director of Beulah Garden Homes, which is a CBWC ministry providing affordable housing for older adults in Vancouver.

May
7
Sat
2016
Aging Matters Part III: Aging and the Church: Ministry to and by Maturing People
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Aging Matters Part III: Aging and the Church: Ministry to and by Maturing People

Date: May 7, 2016
Location: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive UBC
Time: 9:00-4:30
Instructors: Dr. Paul Stevens & Dr. Paul Pearce
 
In Part III of our Aging Matters Series, we will explore ways of keeping life balanced and spiritually vital in the Third Third of life, learn about factors contributing to wholeness and integrity, and engage with the concept of aging as a spiritual discipline.
 
SYLLABUS      |     REGISTER      |    REGISTER FOR CREDIT
 
 

About the Aging Matters 2016 Seminar Series

This series of seminars, designed to help those needing to address the issues of aging—whether seniors themselves or people working with maturing adults (e.g., pastors, counsellors, social workers)—from a Christian perspective. In light of the realities of aging, the sessions will address the issues of vocation, meaning and security, and spirituality. There will be lectures, case studies, interviews and guests. There are no prerequisites for the course or the seminars and the experience can be attributed to a graduate program or simply be a learning encounter.

Learn more here.

About Dr. Paul Stevens

paul Dr. Paul Stevens has been a pastor, a student counselor, a business person and a professor. His mission is to empower ordinary people to integrate their faith and life from Monday to Sunday. He does this through teaching, coaching, advocating and publishing. His book, Aging Matters: Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life, on the topic of aging and vocation is forthcoming in 2016.

About Dr. Paul Pearcepaulpearce

Dr. Paul Pearce is the Director of the Centre for Healthy Aging Transitions (CHAT), which is a ministry of the Carey Institute. He has served in a number of capacities across western Canada and in Ontario through the years as an educator, pastor, CBWC denominational staff and the Executive Director of Beulah Garden Homes, which is a CBWC ministry providing affordable housing for older adults in Vancouver.