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


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


Please click categories for listings such as COURSES or PROGRAM calendar listings.

MASF Practicum
Sep 21 2015 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 2016 @ 4:00 pm

APPL 695 | Dr. Les Biggs

Online, September 21, 2015 – April 29, 2016

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. (6 credits)

Prerequisite: CSF 500, CSF 610 (can be co-requisite), and 24 credits completed (can be in process). If the practicum is in spiritual direction, SPIR 588 is a prerequisite.


Supervised Ministry
Sep 21 2015 @ 8:00 am – Jun 17 2016 @ 4:00 pm

APPL 690 | Dr. Axel Schoeber

Online, September 21, 2015 – June 17, 2016

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 for 3 credits). (6 credits)

Prerequisites: 15 credits completed


Baptist Identity
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm

baptistidentityHIST 562 | Dr. Axel Schoeber

Online: January 11 – March 18

The primary goal of this course is to assist you in becoming an effective leader within the context of Baptist churches in western Canada by augmenting your understanding of, and appreciation for the contribution to Christ’s church made by the world-wide family of believers called “the Baptists.” (3 credits)

Prerequisites: none


Children and Spiritual Formation NEW COURSE!
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm

SPIR 591 |

Online: January 11 – March 18

(3 credits)


Prerequisites: none

Contact for latest update and course syllabi.


Christian Ethics
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm

THEO 630| Dr. Jonathan Wilson


Online: January 11 – March 18

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God’s people are graciously instructed in and empowered for living life redeemed from sin and death. This “way of life” enables them to participate in the love of God, bear witness to it, and invite others into it. By means of this course you should gain an understanding of Christian ethics as disciplined reflection upon the life of the people of God as the fulfilment of our mission. Another way to think about this work is to understand ethics as the embodiment of the practical force of Christian convictions. To bring this all together, we may think of this course as “missional theological ethics,” enabling us to be faithful to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Because this task is so large and significant, we are dependent upon God’s grace and the whole range of theological education—biblical, theological, historical, and practical. (3 credits)

This course will have a Justice and Mission stream for students enrolled in the Diploma of Justice and Mission.

Prerequisites: none


Doctrinal Heritage of the Church
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm

THEO 520| Dr. Jonathan Wilson


Online: January 11 – March 18

My own informal title for this course is “Loving Learning, Desiring God.” In this course, as an ongoing act of discipleship to Jesus, we will seek to know and love God truly, as we are known and loved by God. We will do this by drawing on the doctrinal heritage of the people of God. In this course, “doctrine” designates the teaching of the Spirit through Scripture in the body of Christ. Doctrine teaches us to see and participate in God’s work of redeeming creation. My hope is that during this course you will grow in your love of learning and your desire for God. This work will form your identity, shape your life, and guide your service to Christ and the church to the glory of God by so that you are better able to be faithful in fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. (3 credits)

Prerequisites: none


New Testament II: Acts – Revelation
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – Mar 18 @ 4:30 pm

BIBL 113/513 | Dr. Craig Smith


Online: January 11 – March 18

Today’s church is bombarded by a powerful culture whose message competes with the church in terms of economics, morality, sexuality, soteriology, etc.  The early church experienced the same pressures.  In this course, you will observe how the early church confronted its culture and internal problems by examining the material from Acts to Revelation.  You will be exposed to the writers who used different genres in order to respond to these problems and to keep the church focused on this incipient and future kingdom of God by understanding and applying the person and work of Jesus Christ to its context.  (3 credits)

Prerequisites for BIBL 513: BIBL 503


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


BIBL 501:
Apr 11 @ 12:00 am – Jun 17 @ 11:45 pm

BIBL 501 | Kyung Baek


The purpose of this course is to give an overview of the background and contents of the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, to offer a basic orientation to the field of Old Testament study, and to locate the place of the Old Testament in the life of the Church today. (3 Credits)

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Have a basic but panoramic knowledge of the content and purpose of the major divisions and the books of the Old Testament, including some of their literary characteristics, historical background, theological themes, and their major characters, events, and places.
  2. Use the Old Testament more intelligently in their teaching and preaching ministry.
  3. Have greater access to study tools and methods introduced in this course.
  4. Develop a greater appreciation for the Old Testament and thus be motivated to continue their study of the Old Testament.

Prerequisites: none


Introduction to Pastoral Care (APPL574)
Apr 11 @ 8:30 am – Jun 17 @ 4:30 pm

APPL574 | Dr. Ellis André


Further details coming soon.