All courses run online September 8th to November 28th, 2014. Check the calendar for details of courses with onsite intensives. Course syllabi can be found by clicking here and going to the program link for syllabi. REGISTER
The Future of the Church: Walking on the Wild Side with Paul Date: Saturday, Oct. 18 Location: First Baptist Church, Neepawa, MB (219 PTH No.5 North) Time: 9:00-3:00 Cost: $45/person Presenter: Dr. Craig Smith | Carey Professor of Biblical Studies REGISTER In the last 25 years, the Western church has been fraught with many problems; declining attendance, declining influence in society, fractured stance on many issues. The crucial need for the church in the future will be strong leadership from people who are shaped deeply by the Word and love of Christ. This course is designed to catch the passion Paul had for serving the church as regular people following an extraordinary God. Join us for the day as we look at leadership through the lens of Paul’s writings with the view of discovering what a servant leader is, and what characteristics, skills and disposition are needed to be a leader and disciple of Christ. About Craig: I teach Biblical Studies at Carey. My faith in Christ is core to who I am and foundational for everything I do. This constitutes my starting point and the position that I want my students to embrace. As a teacher for over twenty years on three different continents, I have had the opportunity to develop a personal and global approach to learning. I believe that theological education should be holistic, engaging students intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, relationally and professionally. I love playing hockey. I coach soccer. I enjoy playing the piano, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing with my kids and my wife who is a pastor with the CBWC.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 18 Location: Carey Centre (5920 Iona Drive, UBC) Time: 10:00-4:00 Cost: $89/person Presenter: Rob Des Cotes REGISTER Scripture tells us that the reason we have been given life is “so that we would seek God and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us” (Acts 17:23). From birth to death the Lord invites and encourages us to seek and find Him in this life. How we respond to this invitation represents the “Heart’s Journey” of return to our Creator. This one-day seminar will look at the call, the conversion and destination of this journey we find ourselves on as Christians in the hope that a clearer vision of our spiritual direction will motivate our hearts to respond more fully to it. About Rob: Rob Des Cotes is a spiritual director, retreat leader and pastor of Imago Dei (www.imagodeicommunity.ca), a network of faith communities that encourages the practice of prayer and a transforming relationship with God. He is the author of three books of meditations for spiritual direction, Fan the Flame, Higher Than I and Ultreia! (Go Higher)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 25 Location: Carey Centre (5920 Iona Drive, UBC) Time: 9:00-3:00 Cost: $89/person Presenter: Kristen Gilje Come explore the beauty and ease of painting silk dye on silk as we explore the seasonal colors of the liturgical church year. With the themes for each season as our inspiration, we will spend the morning on basic silk painting technique and individual experimentation. In the afternoon we will discuss how to make a large silk painting as a group, with the opportunity to create a simple seasonal banner as a group project. You can expect to go home with one or two experimental individual pieces, access to the group project banner on loan from Carey Institute to your church or group, and basic how-to knowledge to share with others.Student Silk Painting Supply List About Kristen Gilje: Kristen has been working with liturgical arts for many years. Part of her artistic mission is to draw a deeper connection from the sacred drama of rite and ritual to the rhythms and lessons of the Earth, God’s sacred creation. She is a painter, using oils, watercolors, acrylic and hand-painted silk to create paraments, banners and paintings for church use. Artist in Residence for almost 10 years at Holden Village,near Chelan, WA, she is experienced in making art in community and as community. She values the ability of art to shape and focus a worshiping community around an idea through art, and loves to teach others these skills. Kristen now works in her Bellingham WA studio. Her art can be seen in Northwest churches and churches around the United States.
Date: October 25 (Sept. 27 & Nov. 15) Location: Lecture Hall @ Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive UBC Time: 9:00-5:00 Cost: $90/Saturday or $250 for all 3 Saturdays (available for credit here) Instructors: Dr. Paul Stevens & Dr. Paul Pearce REGISTER FOR SATURDAY SEMINAR Part II: Aging and Spirituality: Soulful Wellness for Maturing People Factors Contributing to Healthy Aging (Pearce) Aging as a Spiritual Discipline (Stevens) Finishing Well: Learning from Older People in the Bible (Pearce) The Vices and Virtues of Aging (Stevens) Small Groups—Questions for the Third Third of Life Aging, Retirement and Family Life in the Asian Context (Dr. Clive Lim) Deepening the Transforming Friendship with God and Others (James Houston, Professor Emeritus, Spiritual Theology, Regent) True Success in Life (Stevens) Part I (Sept. 27) | Part II (Oct. 25) | Part III (Nov. 15) Aging Matters Seminars Every ten seconds someone in North America becomes a senior. This demographic reality has inspired both fear and hope. In these 3 seminars we will explore the challenges and opportunities of becoming a senior, including critical issues such as diminished energy, the search for significance, continuing to work after work, calling and service in the world and church. This series is designed to help those needing to address the issues of aging—whether seniors themselves or people working with seniors (e.g., pastors, counsellors, social workers)—from a Christian perspective. The issues of vocation, meaning and security, and spirituality will be explored through lectures, case studies, interviews and guests. This series of three seminars may also be taken for academic credit (Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 6). REGISTER FOR CREDIT or contact Associate Registrar Faith Knoll at email@example.com | 604.225.5901
Date: Saturday, November 1 Time: 9:00-3:00 Location: First Baptist Church, Regina SK Cost: $50/person 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/
Date: Saturday, November 1 2014 Time: 9:00-3:00 Location: West Point Grey Baptist, Cost: $30/person $45/person REGISTER Presenter: Peter Anderson Have you ever thought, “I wish I could understand what is going through teenagers’ minds, because they sure don’t make sense to me”? If this is you, don’t be alarmed. Recent research has shown that the human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25. This means that it is only natural that teenagers will think and act differently than you do (or more likely act without thinking). Therefore, the key to understanding teens is not in forcing them to think like adults, but rather learning how they think and then loving them by entering their world. This seminar is for parents, teachers, pastors, youth leaders; anyone who loves and interacts with teens on a regular basis. Our hope is that you will be equipped to better understand teens in order to healthily walk alongside them as they become committed disciples of Jesus. About Peter Anderson: Peter grew up in a home that was “invaded” every Wednesday night by 50 or more teenagers and was able to watch his parents share God’s love with students in an amazingly gracious and consistent way. In high school Peter soon discovered that he too was passionate about ministering to his teenage peers and he began serving as a student leader in his church youth group. Upon graduation, Peter attended Olivet Nazarene University and pursued a BA in Youth Ministry. During this time, God confirmed his call to youth ministry while giving him the opportunity of serving with Youth for Christ. In the fall of 2005, Peter moved to Vancouver to pursue a Masters of Divinity degree at Regent College. He soon was volunteering with the youth at West Point Grey Baptist Church and has now served on staff as their youth and young adult pastor for nearly 7 years. Peter has developed a holistic approach to Youth Ministry called Kurios (www.kurios.ca) and its mission statement summarizes well his heart for the youth of Vancouver: “Our hope at Kurios is that students will come to know the God who loves them and what he has done for them in Jesus Christ, that they will grow as disciples of Jesus Christ daily, that they will show others what it means to be a Christian, and that their lives will flow with the deep, deep joy of Christ; all as the Holy Spirit works in their lives.”
Date: Saturday, November 8 2014 Time: 9:00-4:00 Location: Trinity Baptist Church, Vancouver Cost: $49/person (earlybird is $44 by Oct. 4) includes lunch REGISTER Keynote: ESL as Ministry – Carolyn Kristjansson SCHEDULE * workshops will be selected upon arrival at Trinity Baptist Church. Do you want to learn & grow in your ESL Ministry? You are invited to join us for an inspiring one-day seminar hosted by Carey, and led by amazing keynote speakers and workshop presenters. Quality support by experienced presenters to help • ESL Ministry Program Leaders and • Classroom Teachers Build your skills and network with other faith-based ESL ministries through a variety of interactive sessions! KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Carolyn Kristjánsson is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Trinity Western University in BC where she teaches in the resident and online MA TESOL programs. She has experienced international relocation and language learning as both a child and adult and has taught in various types of English language programs in ESL and EFL contexts. Her publications include research on identity and interpersonal dynamics in church-sponsored ESL and online graduate education in TESOL. She loves to connect with students and program providers in church-sponsored ESL programs. WORKSHOP 1: Program Planning Strategies (Janice GT Penner) Lower Level Communicative Activities (Shelley M.L.) Upper Level Communicative Activities (Carolyn K.) Christianity & Culture: Celebrating the Church Year in ESL (Jo-Ann M.) WORKSHOP 2: Learner Placement Strategies (Panel led by Jo-Ann Matiachuk) Web Resources for Lesson Planning (Kathryn R.) Lower Level Communicative Activities (Shelley M.L.) Bible As Text (Angelita Lejeune & Janice P.) WORKSHOP 3 Curriculum Options for Program Leaders (Kathryn Rockwell) Authentic Materials and Field Trip Options for the Classroom (pending) Hands On: Resources for ESL from the ESL Lending Library (Janice Penner Host) Reaching the World at Our Doorstep: Alpha for ESOL (Wanda Ho) WORKSHOP PRESENTERS: Kathryn Rockwell has almost 20 years’ experience with adults in settlement language and English for the Workplace classes. She is a lead trainer for the revised Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and a certified CLB 7-10 assessor. Kathryn is currently Instructional Resource Coordinator with LISTN (Language Instruction Support and Training Network) providing resources and professional development to LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) teachers throughout BC. Knowing the demands that teachers sometimes face, Kathryn is passionate about equipping teachers with practical tips, tools and resources. For more information about LISTN and LINC, check out our website http://www.listn.info/site/. Wando Ho drifted away from God for many years. She was brought back to her faith in Christ through Alpha in Beijing. Then, she witnessed how Alpha was used creatively to impact the local and expat in China bringing people to Christ. She joined Alpha Canada as the Director of Chinese initiative in 2009 and serves churches who reach out to Chinese and multi-ethnic communities. Angelita, a former elementary school teacher, has taught Bible lessons with English language learners for more than 25 years in churches and homes. She organized an English drop in lesson program at a community centre in Coquitlam. Janice GT Penner has facilitated the metro-Vancouver ESL Ministry Network since 2006. She has supported faith-based ESL programs for most of her career since 1984. She has taught English in Edmonton, Vancouver, Beijing, Taipei, and Kyoto.