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. 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

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

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

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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Feb
25
Thu
2016
Soulcare at Work: Cultivating Good Ground For Spiritual Health
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Soulcare at Work: Cultivating Good Ground for Spiritual Health

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Prayer Room at Carey Centre
Cost: $49/person includes lunch 
Presenter: Rob Des Cotes
 
REGISTER * Please note- this is a closed event for UGM and CBWC New Pastors Orientation. If you are interested in having this retreat come to your workplace or local church, please email institute@carey-edu.ca.

About the retreat:

This retreat offers practical ways to counter the soul-depleting relationship we often form with life and with our work.  It helps identify the tell-tale signs of our  “branch withering”  and encourages the ancient discipline of recollection (attentiveness) as a way of remaining “yoked” with Christ.
 

About Rob Des Cotes:

Rob Des Cotes is a spiritual director, retreat leader and pastor of Imago Dei, an ecumenical network of Christian faith communities based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with sister groups across Canada, as well as in the USA, UK and AsiaHe 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.

Mar
3
Thu
2016
Preaching Out of the Rest of God
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Preaching Out of the Rest of God

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $69/person includes lunch
Presenter: Dr. Darrell Johnson & Dr. Craig Smith
 

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Course description:

Someone once said that the secret of effective ministry, and in particular, effective preaching, is “to serve out of being at rest in the Rest of God.” What does that means? How do we do it? How do we help others do it?

In this seminar we will work our way through Hebrews 3-4, where the author makes the great claim, “there remains a rest for the people of God,” and gives the great exhortation, “be diligent to enter that rest.” “Come to Me, all who are weary and have over-burdened yourselves, and I will rest you.”

About Dr. Darrell Johnson:

darrellRecently, Darrell Johnson served as Senior Minister of First Baptist Church, Vancouver.  Before joining First Baptist in 2009, he was an Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College in Vancouver. A popular conference and retreat speaker, he has also served as the preaching pastor for a number of Presbyterian congregations in the United States as well as Union Church of Manila, Philippines, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor of Preaching for the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. In November 2015, Carey was thrilled to welcome Darrell and his wife, Sharon to the Carey family!

Read more about Darrell’s new role directing Carey’s Centre for Preaching.

 

About Dr. Craig Smith:

craigsmithDr. Craig Smith is a professor of Biblical Studies at Carey. As a teacher for over twenty years on three different continents, he has had the opportunity to develop a personal and global approach to learning, and believes that theological education should be holistic, engaging students intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, relationally and professionally.  Craig enjoys playing the piano, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing with his kids and his wife who is a pastor with the CBWC.

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.
 
SYLLABUS      |     REGISTER      |    REGISTER FOR CREDIT
 

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.

Apr
27
Wed
2016
Jesus Has a Word for Your Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Jesus Has a Word for Your Church

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $69/person includes lunch
Presenter: Dr. Darrell Johnson
 

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Course description:

In the first three chapters of The Revelation of Jesus Christ, the risen and living Lord of the universe ‘breaks through from hiddenness’ (that is what the word ‘apocalypse’ means), and speaks to seven congregations on the land mass we now call Turkey. In each of His messages, He tells us Who He is, what He knows about us, what He is calling us to do, and what He promises those who obey Him. In this seminar, we will give careful attention to what He said then so that we might hear what He is saying now. By the end of the time together, each of us will have a greater ability to discern what Jesus is saying to the church in our time, and in particular, to each of the churches He calls us to serve.

About Dr. Darrell Johnson:

darrellRecently, Darrell Johnson served as Senior Minister of First Baptist Church, Vancouver.  A popular conference and retreat speaker, he has also served as the preaching pastor for a number of Presbyterian congregations in the United States as well as Union Church of Manila, Philippines. In November 2015, Carey was thrilled to welcome Darrell and his wife, Sharon to the Carey family!

Read more about Darrell’s new role directing Carey’s Centre for Preaching.

 

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.

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Summer@Carey 2016: Living the Gospels: An Introduction to the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm

Living the Gospels: Introduction to Ignatian Exercises

Join us for Summer@Carey 2016 with Rob des Cotes! Choose to stay with us in our beautiful on-site accommodations, or travel in for the day to receive the rest and spiritual refreshment of learning together with others in the summer on the beautiful campus of UBC.

Dates: Monday – Saturday, July 4 – 9, 2016
Time: Monday at 7:30pm – Saturday at 5:30pm
Cost: $375 early bird rate until April 30 – $425 normal rate (includes catered meals from Tuesday breakfast – Saturday lunch)
Location: Carey Centre
Accommodations: Learn more below.
Parking: $7/day. Parking passes are available for purchase at Reception upon arrival.
Presenter: Rob des Cotes

REGISTER

About the retreat:

Retreat from the busyness of daily life and experience a re-dedication to the work of Christ in your life, and in the life of the world.  Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Rob des Cotes will lead five sessions over a 5-day period which will form a progressive appreciation of our relationship and commitment to God’s purposes.  Each day begins with a time of contemplative prayer, followed by a teaching time related to the prayer exercises.  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. Each evening will end with debriefing and a compline liturgy.

Schedule:

Monday, July 4: Gathering/Compline Service 7:30 p.m. in the Prayer Room at Carey.

Tuesday, July 5: “Disposition Day” with exercises focusing on God’s presence in our lives.

Wednesday, July 6: Session 1 will focus on the disorders of the world and our need for salvation.

Thursday, July 7: Session 2 will focus on Christ’s public ministry and His desire to save and heal us.

Friday, July 8:  Session 3 will focus on Christ’s passion and perseverance.

Saturday, July 9: Session 4 will focus on Christ’s resurrection and satisfaction.

About Rob Des Cotes:

rob des cotesRob Des Cotes is a spiritual director, retreat leader and pastor of Imago Dei, an ecumenical network of Christian faith communities based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with sister groups across Canada, as well as in the USA, UK and AsiaHe 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 environmental farm in South Surrey, BC.

 

 

Accommodations:

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.  Through the Carey Centre, you can enjoy an idyllic setting with catered meals, clean and quiet accommodations, and warm hospitality.

Our on-site accommodations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and we encourage you to stay overnight for optimum retreat experience where you will have minimal distractions from all that life holds. Learn more and book your stay today.