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July 14 Chinese Preaching Workshop with Rev. David Chan (Carey)
August 29 with Sherry Bennett (Family Camp with Riverdale Baptist Church, Whitehorse YT)
*Check back over the summer months as we continue to work on developing new seminars for the Whole People of God!
Sept. 19 Carey On The Road: Introduction to World Religions– Irving Hexham @ First Baptist Church Calgary
Sept. 30 Union Gospel Mission Retreat (closed event) waitlist for external registrations available 604.225.5917
Oct. 3 Transitions of Life- Paul Pearce @ First Baptist Church Vancouver
Oct. 5-7 Introduction to Preaching (Credit & Audit- MDiv)
Oct. 10 Thanksgiving Weekend- No Seminars
Oct. 17 Transitions of Life- Paul Pearce @ First Baptist Church Calgary
Oct. 24 Building Blocks for Faith-Based ESL Ministry – Carey
Oct. 28 WEDNESDAY: Engaging Conflict: Working with God to Leverage the Potential of Conflict- Darren Hotte @ Carey
Oct. 31 Growing In Faith Through Worship– Carey
Nov. 2-5 Banff Pastors Conference: CBWC
Nov. 2 Advent Video Series – Darrell Johnson Online
Nov. 14 Seminar Pending. Information coming soon!
Nov. 18 WEDNESDAY Preaching Workshop– Darrell Johnson @ Carey
Nov. 21 Discerning God’s Voice: Making Life Decisions With God– Rob Des Cotes @ Carey
Nov. 27 Advent Contemplative Service
Nov. 29 Advent Begins: Video Devotional Series available Nov. 2, 2015
Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 19, and Apr 2 CHAT workshop and credit course
Jan. 25-29 For Credit: Why Preaching Transforms– Darrell Johnson
Jan. 29-31 Missionsfest
Feb. 6 Just Life: A Biblical Framework for Practicing Justice in Everyday Life- Jonathan Bird
Feb. 25 Union Gospel Mission Retreat (closed event) waitlist for external registrations available 604.225.5917- Rob Des Cotes
Mar. 25-28 Easter Weekend- No Seminars
APPL 533 (and SPIR 533) | Gilly Sakakini
Online: June 29 – Sept 4 | Hybrid Intensive: Aug 10 – 14, 9am-3pm
This course uses the arts to explore aspects of the salvation narrative from creation, through crisis, calling, Christ’s conception, incarnation, cross, and Christian community. Each section parallels key features of the creative process through which students will be given opportunities to look afresh at the biblical text by engagement with art history, poetry, and the practical creative process of art making.
The week-long intensive is preceded by one month of online work. Refer to the syllabus for more details. Note that there is opportunity to take the intensive portion only, not for credit. Find more information here.
About Gilly Sakakini:
Gilly is passionate about art and Christianity and what happens at their intersection. As a practical artist and teacher Gilly is gifted in communicating her interest with others in a variety of contexts: theological colleges, schools, churches and workshops. Gilly gained a Diploma in Christian Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and an MA in Christianity and the Arts at King’s College, London. Her teaching style is participatory, hands-on, and she encourages reflection on the creative process. Gilly teaches French and works in the arts in England where she lives with her husband and two children. She is a regular faculty member at the Grünewald Guild in Washington State and is currently co-writing a book (a curriculum for the church) called “Imaging the Story: exploring the visual and poetic contours of salvation” which will be published by Cascade/Wipf & Stock in 2016.
(BA Hons. Roehampton, London. PGCE Homerton College, Cambridge. Diploma in Christian Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada.MA in Christianity and the Arts, King’s College, London.)
Fall term begins September 21st and goes to November 27th. All Online and Hybrid courses begin including DMin courses.
To register and find the syllabi for courses click HERE.
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.
SPIR 690 | Dr. Joyce Peasgood
Online: September 21 – November 27
In this course, students will gain experience and knowledge in designing, leading, and evaluating spiritual formation ministries. Particular attention will be given to the context of each student’s anticipated ministry context.
Spiritual Formation can be understood as a formative work leading to deepening intimacy with God. For Christians, spiritually formative work is rooted in the fullness of our Triune God. This rootedness deepens the spiritual life of individuals and congregations alike, drawing us closer to the heart of Jesus. In Jesus’ own words, he offers life in “abundance” (Jn. 10:10), a life realized most completely in the convergence of two communities; the community of the Trinity and the community of the “whole people of God.” It is convergence for the here and now. This is further affirmed by the Apostle Paul’s prayer that we “…strengthened with power through the Spirit in [our] inner being, so that Christ may dwell in [our] hearts…” (Eph. 3:16-17a). Paul’s prayer offers a framework for the spiritually formative experience of an every-deepening intimacy with God.
The nature of spiritual formation in relation to the convergence of two communities means that effective leadership must both guide and accompany others into a convergence experience. The goal of such experience is transformation. Only then will the Church be “filled to…all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:19). (3 credits)
Prerequisites: CSF 500, and 24 credits completed (or in progress).
Co-requisite: CSF 610
BIBL 503 | Dr. Craig Smith
Online: September 21 – November 27
Within the Christian church and secular society we see renewed controversy concerning Jesus. One’s perception of Jesus is contingent on which sources one views as genuine. The course starts with a survey of the non-biblical sources for the life, ministry, and teaching of Jesus. It then provides a historical overview of the most influential interpreters of Jesus. With this background, the student is prepared for a detailed study of the four New Testament gospels. While attention is given to the first century, the focus is on contemporary relevance of Jesus’ ministry and teaching for the life of the individual and church.
One scholar has said, “the kingdom of God is a revolution.” Jesus’ life and teaching on the kingdom of God started a revolution that redeems all creation. This course draws the student into Jesus the person, His teaching and ministry as they are presented uniquely through the four gospels so that you too can know the message which can impact your world. (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIBL 503
BIBL 503 | Dr. Craig Smith
Online: September 21 – November 27 | Hybrid intensive: October 5 – 7, 8:30am – 4:30pm *NOTE THE NEW DATE*
This is an introductory course in which the student is exposed to the basic principles and some of the tools and methodology for interpreting the Bible. The course emphasizes hands-on experience in exegetical method. Some preliminary questions of hermeneutics will be addressed.
The message of the Bible takes place in settings and cultures significantly different from those in which we live today. The writers of these scriptures used contemporary literary tools available to them some of which are different from those used today. The goal of the biblical writers was to present a message that would be understandable to their readers. The challenge for readers today is to be able to uncover the authoritative meaning of the text then and to apply this meaning to their present context. This course seeks to help the student achieve this through examining the different aspects that affect meaning and interpretation. (3 credits)
(This course was previously named Reading and Speaking the Text)
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)
FORM 500 | Dr. Peter Ahn and Dr. Kyung Baek
Online: January 11 – March 18 | Hybrid: January 19 – 22, 8:30 – 4:30
The essential foundation of Christian ministry is one’s “character and call.” Skills, knowledge, ministry practices and spiritual gifts are built on this essential and personal core. The purpose of this course is to assist students in discerning their call to vocational Christian ministry (inside and outside of the church) and to explore with them the essential spiritual, familial, personality, emotional and character issues that enable a lifetime of faithfulness and enjoyment of Christian ministry. As such, the course serves to focus and strengthen the student in ministry / pastoral ethics. Our learning will be highly personal, dialectic and discovery focused, where more than academic competency is required. FORM 500 focuses on the shaping of the “Ministry Leader as Person.” (3 credits)
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(This course was previously named Character and Call I)