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SNEAK PEAK of WEEK 2 LYRIC VIDEO: REGISTER The season of Advent is celebrated by Christians around the world as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the coming of Jesus at Christmas. In Advent, we’re reminded of how much we ourselves also need a Savior, and we look forward to our Savior’s second coming even as we prepare to celebrate his first coming at Christmas. This year the Carey Institute invites you to pause in the middle of the season to give space to the Christ Child and to prepare your heart for His birth. Inspiration and transformation await. About Carolyn: Carolyn Arends has released 11 albums and is the author of 3 critically – acclaimed books. 15 of Arends’ songs have become top 10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts. Arends has earned 2 Dove Awards, 3 Juno Nominations, and was recognized as the West Coast Music Awards’ Songwriter of the Year. Arends has Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Regent College and a B.A. in Psychology and English from Trinity Western University. She lives in Surrey, BC with her husband Mark, and their two children. In addition to her busy concert and speaking schedule, she is a college instructor (ACTS, CBC, PLBC) and columnist. About the Video Series: Cost: $25/individual or $125/churchwide REGISTER You will receive a link to access the video series within 24 hrs of registration. It is set up as an online, 4-session series to be viewed on a once-per-week basis over the Advent season which begins November 30, 2014. The series features 10-12 minute devotionals led by Carolyn Arends, as well as 4 new songs from her new CD entitled Christmas: The Story of Stories. The videos are in high definition video compatible for viewing on your computer or through a LCD projector for larger groups. Reflective questions for you to work through are provided below as a printable pdf and you are encouraged to view them prior to watching the video. Subscribers to this online video series will receive a coupon code for 30% off the Christmas CD by Carolyn Arends which is available for digital download or hard copy CD (sent to you by mail). Reflective Questions: (pdf) AdventGuide1 AdventGuide2 AdventGuide3 AdventGuide4 About the CD: Rootsy, playful, thoughtful, and alive with wonder, CHRISTMAS: THE STORY OF STORIES features 9 Carolyn Arends’ originals, 3 traditional classics, and a rollicking cover of a Rich Mullins’ tune. Produced as a duo record with Carolyn’s longtime musical partner Spencer Capier, the project is an organic feast of fiddles, mandolins, guitars and bouzoukis, all centered around Arends’ fresh and poignant glimpses into the greatest story ever told. http://carolynarends.com/site/catalog/products/christmas-story-stories
In order for the Church to extend the public witness of the Gospel into places where people have become isolated and marginalized, it is necessary for social justice workers to enter into community story. This course will equip students with a theological framework, alongside practical strategies and resources, to investigate issues that impact the dignity and well being of people within a given community context. Case studies will provide insights into methodology that informs community development enabling experiences of transformation that are shaped by sustainable hope for the future. This is an online course with Dr. Julie Slous Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 3 Graduate Credits (135 hours) To register click HERE. SYLLABUS: APPL565_Slous_Jan2015
The North American Church has a propensity to focus on the individual (whether on individual sin or individual holiness) to the relative neglect of the larger powers that shape and misshape persons, communities and society. As a result, people often end up looking for individual biographical solutions to systemic social problems or powers, both within our churches and our society. In the first part of this course, participants will seek to understand some of the primary forces shaping our world – and thus shaping persons – including individualism, consumerism, globalization, social inequality and secularism. Participants will be introduced to a number of writers who offer insightful and systemic societal analysis of ‘the powers’. These powers will be studied within a framework of a kingdom theology that calls the Church as community located in a particular place to bear witness to the present and coming reign of God in all of its fullness. Participants will be invited to explore how they can form missional communities that resist these misshaping forces and bear witness to an alternative reality. They will also be asked to identify and reflect upon the practices that will sustain Christian communities for the long arc of God’s transforming and healing mission. This doctoral course is taught be Dr. Tim Dickau at Carey Centre in the South Classroom January 12-16, 8:30-4:30pm. To register click HERE. SYLLABUS: DMPM936UnderstandingPowers_Dickau_Winter2015
The course begins online January 5th. Onsite dates are January 20-23rd, 8:30-4:30pm in the Media Room at Carey Centre. 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. Character and Call is divided into 2 weeks and 2 courses (FORM 500 and FORM 501). There are no prerequisites to the class and students may choose to enroll in FORM 501 without having taken FORM 500. FORM 500 focuses on the shaping of the “Ministry Leader as Person.” FORM 501 focuses on the shaping of the “Health of the Minister and the Health of the Ministry.” To register click here. Syllabus FORM500_Ducklow_Jan2015
Date: Saturday, January 31 Time: 9:00-3:00 Location: Willowlake Baptist Church, Winnipeg MB Cost: $25/person REGISTER Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Wilson “Justice, We Want Justice!” is a cry that we hear inside and outside the church. Most of these cries for justice want it now and on their terms. They are crying out for human made justice. But human justice always falls short of satisfying our longing. That’s because the justice that we truly long for is God’s justice, the justice that has been revealed and accomplished in Jesus Christ. Join us as we re-read the gospel that makes things right. When we read and listen to Scripture attentively, we discover that the good news of Jesus Christ is good news about justice—God’s justice. In Jesus, God is making all things right. God does this through mercy that leads to shalom—the peaceful wholeness of all creation. When we know this justice of God in Christ, we have a message of salvation that does more than free us from guilt. This message of salvation calls us to seek justice and peace with faith, hope, and love because God’s promise of peace and justice has already been made real in Jesus Christ. Topics include: Does God (still) care about justice? How do mercy and justice go together? What about judgment and forgiveness? Does grace mean that injustice goes unpunished? Is it right to take justice into our own hands? How does God’s justice and mercy deal with all the violence in the world? How should God’s people live in an unjust world? Is it really possible for justice and the gospel to go together? About the Presenter: I teach theology at Carey. My passion is for us to grow in our love of learning and desire for God. My understanding of theology calls me to meddle in all aspects of seminary education: biblical studies, church history, the work of ministry and mission, ethics, doctrine, pastoral and congregational formation. Of course, this also means that I am in some ways accountable to all of these. I enjoy meddling in my colleagues’ work and being held accountable by them. I delight in the enthusiasm, openness, breadth and depth of our students. All of this is nourished by a discipline of prayer, time alone in quiet, on walks, and listening to jazz; I also enjoy home-cooked meals and long conversations with good friends. – Dr. Jonathan Wilson
Date: Saturday, February 7 Time: 9:00-3:30 Location: Peace Portal Alliance Church, Surrey Cost: $39/individual $70/couple REGISTER Presenter: Dr. Paul Pearce ABOUT THE SEMINAR: Canadians approaching retirement are now the fastest growing demographic in the country. The sharp increase can be attributed to the aging “baby boom” generation, who account for almost one-third of the nation’s population. This emerging trend will have significant ministry consequences for many years for churches and the communities they serve. There will need to be an intentional approach to preparation and provision of ministries in order to respond to the possibilities of mission and service with both those in the church and others in the community needing care and compassion. This seminar will review the emerging trends, the challenges of aging and the Christian framework for understanding the retirement time of life as part of our spiritual journey. The content and discussion will cover material and resources designed to help maturing adults (50+), either approaching or already in retirement to discover peace and purpose for this season of life through personal growth and ministry development. The legacy of faith, support of others and the presence and power of the Spirit has the potential to transform an ordinary retirement into an exceptional journey of discovery! The day will be planned for: (i) those preparing for eventual retirement; (ii) those already moving into or in retirement; (iii) spouses and family of future and current retirees; (iv) church personnel; (v) helping professionals. Through videos, lectures and dialogue there will be opportunities to be resourced for both personal and group ministries within your family, local church and community. The topics will focus on gaining an appreciation of the differences between the Old Retirement vs. New Retirement approach to aging. (Fragmentation vs. Wholeness; Purposelessness vs. Purposefulness; Fixation vs. Creative Change; Idle Busyness vs. Life Enrichment; Dependency vs. Independence; Self absorption vs. Healthy Self-esteem; Attitude of Criticism vs. Attitude of Mentorship; Alienation vs. Involvement). ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Paul Pearce served as the Executive Director of Beulah Garden Homes Society (BGH) in Vancouver and retired at the end of 2012. Beulah Garden Homes provides affordable, independent and assisted-living housing for an older adult (55+) community of 360 people (310 residents, 50 staff) in East Vancouver. Beulah Garden Homes Society is an affiliated ministry of the CBWC. Through the years, Paul also served in a number of ministry capacities across western Canada and in Ontario as an educator, a pastor and a CBWC denominational leader. http://chat-carey.ca/