CAREY EVENTS CALENDAR – Workshops | Seminars | Retreats

Our upcoming seminar and event offerings are listed below. Please click the link for the seminar or events for which you wish to register.

If you are registering for a credit course through the Carey Institute, click here.

*All events take place at Carey Centre in Vancouver unless otherwise listed. Event titles and dates are subject to change.

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Winter & Spring 2017

Biblical Creativity CircleMarch 4
Biblical Creativity & Storytelling Through the Arts
at Carey Centre
with Jill Schuler & Joy Kirkwood

March 9
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Hebrews
at Faith Covenant Church Winnipeg MB
with Darrell Johnson

March 11
Growing Your Cultural Intelligence
at Carey Centre
with Sherman Lau

March 11
Rethinking Retirement
at Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto ON
with Paul Pearce

 March 12
 The Grenz Lectures 2017
at First Baptist Church, Downtown Vancouver, BC
with Anna Robbins

RomansMarch 15
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 6 of 7)
at Carey Centre
with Darrell Johnson

March 25
Friendship with God: A Lenten Retreat
at Carey Centre
with Dan Heavenor

March 29
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Hebrews
at Carey Centre
with Darrell Johnson

April 1
Peace of Mind: Mental Wellness and the Church
at Carey Centre
with Sandra Yuk Shuen Wong, Doug Johnston and Paul Pearce

April 8
The Beauty and Complexity of Marriage
at Carey Centre
with Randy and Hannah Hamm

RomansApril 19
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 6 of 7)
at Carey Centre
with Darrell Johnson

April 22
The Way of Light: A Journey Through the Story of Easter
at Carey Centre
with Catherine M. Kelly

April 29
Marriage Mentoring: Building Healthy Marriages Through Friendship and Community
at Carey Centre
with Randy Hamm


[APPL 690] Supervised Ministry – ONLINE
Sep 26 2016 @ 8:30 am – Jun 6 2017 @ 4:30 pm

APPL 690

Supervised Ministry | Dr. Axel Schoeber
Course duration: Sept 26-June 6 2017
6 Graduate Credits (270hours [Master’s])/3 Graduate Credits (135 hours [Diploma])

Course Description:

The goal of this course is readiness for effective ministry. It is a nine month orientation to ministry which has at its heart an individually designed ministry experience involving supervision, selected reading, reflection on ministry, and direct ministry involvement.  (Diploma students will spend six months in the course, through March.)


Learning Outcomes:

Through thoughtful and diligent participation in this course you will:

  1. Clarify and affirm your sense of call to ministry and the particular expressions of that call to which you are drawn.
  2. Demonstrate ability to integrate new perspectives in your ministry—both for the present and for the future—through reflection on ministry experience, Scripture, course texts and your own faith background.
  3. Demonstrate increasing competence in pastoral practice.
  4. Show openness to relationships and community as important settings in which ministry effectiveness can be sharpened.



[APPL 695] MASF Practicum – ONLINE
Sep 26 2016 @ 8:30 am – Apr 28 2017 @ 4:30 pm

APPL 695

MASF Practicum | Dr. Les BiggsMASF practicum
September 26, 2016 – April 28, 2017
6 graduate credit hours


Course Description

This course is designed to provide practical opportunities for applying previous components of thinking and learning within the MASF program, along with ongoing whole-person growth and reflective experience in the realm of Christian spiritual formation ministries.  This eight-month, hands-on experience focuses on a particular relational context, core options being Congregational Ministries, Public Work of the Church or Spiritual Direction, and combines elements of design, implementation and assessment to enrich personal ministry perspectives and refine skills of leadership and intentional application.

Course Objectives

By participating in this practicum, you can expect to continue growing as a person and leader in particular Christian spiritual formation ministries as you cooperate with God’s Spirit to enrich the transformational journey of others. Specifically, you can expect:

  1. To develop and demonstrate your values, perspectives, and practices related to a Christian Spiritual Formation vocation within a congregational, public or spiritual direction context;
  2. To deepen your ability to discern and respond appropriately to real-time dynamics associated with particular ministry opportunities;
  3. To demonstrate abilities to integrate previous learning, as well as to plan, lead and assess intentional experiences in Christian spiritual formation;
  4. To embrace and evidence personal practices reflecting an intentional life with God that sustains and informs your practicum experience.