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

RomansJanuary 18
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 4 of 7)
Darrell Johnson

January 26
Preaching Workshop: Preaching the Revelation of Jesus Christ
at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Saskatoon SK
with Darrell Johnson

January 28
Ageism: Caring and Acting Justly with the Aging Population
presented by Missions Fest Vancouver
with Paul Pearce

January 28
Dementia & Spirituality
at Sardis Community Church, Chilliwack BC
with Doug Johnston

February 4
Tapping the Ministry Potential of Maturing Adults: Making a Difference!
at Peace Portal Alliance Church, Surrey BC
with Paul Pearce

RomansFebruary 8
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 5 of 7)
Darrell Johnson

February 18
Technology Through the Eyes of Faith
Herbert Tsang

February 25
Bible Study Workshop: The Parables You Thought You Knew
Brad Eastman

Biblical Creativity CircleMarch 4
Biblical Creativity & Storytelling Through the Arts
Jill Schuler & Joy Kirkwood

March 9
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Hebrews
Hosted by the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada at Faith Covenant Church Winnipeg MB
with Darrell Johnson

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

RomansMarch 15
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 6 of 7)
Darrell Johnson

March 29
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Hebrews
Darrell Johnson

RomansApril 19
Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans (Part 6 of 7)
Darrell Johnson


[CSF600/610] Living in the Outward Journey
May 7 2016 – Feb 25 2017 all-day

outwardjourneyCSF 600 / 610
| Dr. Les Biggs and Dr Dan Heavenor,

Hybrid Course
May 7, 2016 – February 25, 2017
Retreat: May 7 – 13, 2016
6 credits (CSF600) 9 Credits (CSF 610)

sprouting plants

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.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this course, the students will:

  1. Gain a biblical base for the practice and experience of the Christian life as an outward movement of the Spirit.
  2. Deepen their desire for the practice of discernment that flows out of knowledge and experience of God, self, and community.
  3. Appreciate the varied and imperative relationships comprising the spectrum of spiritual companionship and their place in the transforming of Christian community.
  4. Envision living the attitudes and beliefs required of a community characterized by an attentive and responsive presence to the Spirit of God.
  5. Experience ministry/service opportunities that increase the spiritual impact of others who share the journey with emphasis on stewardship of the earth and the public life of the Church.



[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.