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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)
HIST 503 | Dr. Joyce Chan
Online, April 13 – June 19, 2015
A survey of the history of Christianity from the end of the New Testament era (ca. 100 C.E.) to the present through an examination of both primary and secondary texts with an emphasis on Christian theology, spirituality, ethics, institutional developments, and the interaction between culture and faith, in a global context.
THEO 503 World Religions
Online, April 13 – June 19, 2015
Instructor: Irving Hexham, Ph.D.
In our increasingly multi-cultural and multi-religious society a basic knowledge of various religious traditions other than Christianity is essential for anyone wishing to interact with their neighbours and society generally. This course provides an introduction to the study of African religious traditions; the Hindu tradition; Buddhism and other religions that belong to what will be called “the Yogic tradition.” We will then explore the varieties of Judaism, and look at Christianity as a world religion before examining Islam. At the beginning and throughout the course general questions about religion will be addressed.
MISS 535 | Allan Effa, Ph.D.
Online: April 13 – June 19, 2015
The notion of integral mission emerged out of 20th century discussion and debate in evangelical and ecumenical circles concerning the Church, the Gospel and the mission of God in the world. The course introduces that history through relevant readings, examines key biblical principles, and provides an overview of mission methods and strategies that illustrate mission in practice.
SPIR 588 | Dr. John Kiemele
Online: April 13 – June 19 | On-site: April 27 – 30, 8:30am – 4:30pm in the South Classroom
Spiritual Direction is the simple gift of offering to another person the gentle but tenacious encouragement to open oneself fully to God’s loving presence and to co-discern God’s action in every aspect of life. In receiving spiritual direction, we learn to open our hearts more deeply in trust and surrender. In offering spiritual direction, we experience the transforming intersection of the Divine and human stories among the ordinary. Spiritual direction provides a safe and yet stretching context where our story is honoured as the raw material in which we learn to discern and receive God’s drawing actions into the intimacy of loving union with God. Through spiritual direction we also learn to follow the Spirit’s guidance as we discover how to integrate and express God’s present love in our everyday choices.
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the gift of spiritual direction in the church. It will broaden the student’s understanding, challenge the student to surrender to God’s direction as the primary Reality, open the student to the experience of the soul journey, and expose the student to a particular process of accompanying another on this journey. Emphasis will be placed on providing a theological and historical context for this ministry, understanding the scope of spiritual direction, inviting students to observe and begin to practice some basic skills of spiritual direction, and relating this gift to ministry within the body of Christ.
CSF 600 / 610 | Dr. John Kimele
Retreat, May 8-15, 2015 | Online, May 8, 2015 – February 26, 2016
Relationality is at the heart of God and thus the heart of Christian spirituality. We do not become spiritually mature
without others. Christian community within which and through which we live out the spiritual life is a reflection of our
relationship with God and others. Ours is a shared journey. As we willingly open ourselves to the transformative
movement of the love of God, we open ourselves to the world around us. An ever-deepening spiritual experience is
participation in Jesus’ incarnational presence, through the Spirit, giving flesh to God’s compassionate love of humanity
and all creation.
The outward journey takes into consideration the persons we are, our interests, our personality, and our unique
relationship with God and weaves that uniqueness into the fabric of community, the people of God. Together we are
entrusted with the challenge of embodying the values and vision of God’s kingdom. The Spirit of God invites us to be an
attentive and responsive presence as we listen for and respond to the guidance of that “still small voice” guiding our
journey together; a journey that promotes and establishes healing and hope, compassion and justice, peace and
reconciliation, in this created world … on earth, as it is in heaven.
CSF 500 | Dr. Barbara Mutch
Retreat, June 8 – 15, 2015 | Online, June 8, 2015 – March 11, 2016
Spiritual Formation is the process of being formed by the Holy Spirit through Christ into the likeness of God. It involves both an inward journey of a deepening life with God and the outward expression of that life in compassion. This course will lay a foundation for the inward journey, while the companion course, CSF 600 Living in the Outward Journey, will focus on the movement outward.
The President, the Board of Administration and the Senate of Carey invite you to celebrate the 2015 Graduation of Carey Theological College and the Carey Institute. The ceremony is to be held Sunday June 28th at 3 PM in the beautiful First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver.
We will be presenting our honorary doctorate to Dr. Darrell Johnson for his contributions toward excellence in service of the church and teaching and preaching for the whole people of God.
Darrell is known for his passion to be in the word, in community, and in service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Darrell has been involved with the Carey Institute since 2011, leading preaching seminars and mentoring many of our pastors, while training the next generation of leaders in Christocentric faith.
Following the ceremony, there will be a light reception at First Baptist Church, Vancouver.
You are also invited to our Doctor of Ministry Presentations at Carey Centre on Friday, June 26 at 4 PM and Saturday, June 27 beginning at 1 PM
Here are the list of our candidates and their research projects:
MISS 537 | Brian Stelck, Ph.D.
Online: June 29 – Sept 4, 2015
The process of ‘globalization’ is well established and shows few signs of slowing down. Who gets to eat, who gets medicine and who lives in peace are Christian community choices. Making decisions around these issues impacts how life is lived locally all around the world. In this course, students will explore how faithful followers of Christ act locally and globally by taking into account issues that are geo-political, economic, cultural, spiritual, material and environmental in nature. Students will be invited to consider how their understanding of God and the Gospel might expand to inform Christian social responsibility that is grounded in the call to incarnational mission.
This course is also offered at a doctoral level from June 2 – Sept 4, online. Click here for event page.
DMPM 955 | Dr. David Iu Pang Chan
This course will be taught in Chinese
One-Day Seminar: April 23 | Online: June | On-site: July 7, 14, 21, and 28 (Tuesdays) 8:30am – 4:30pm
Preachers face many choices as they prepare to deliver sermons – handling the text inductively or deductively, explaining the content or illustrating with stories, focusing on reason or emotion. This course introduces different approaches and styles of preaching with particular focus on preaching two genres: (1) narratives, as illustrated through the Book of Nehemiah and the Gospel of Mark, and (2) the parables of Jesus in the four Gospels. Issues in contemporary preaching with a focus on narrative preaching will also be discussed to help students proclaim God’s Word in a more creative and relevant way.
The cost of the April 23 seminar (with lunch) is included in the course tuition; there is no need to register separately. Click here for more information about the seminar. Video will be available online for students who are unable to attend this seminar.
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