Blessed are the Peacemakers: Concepts and Tools for Better Conflict Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016Time: 9:00-3:00Location: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver BCCost: $79/person (includes lunch) REGISTERPresenter: Darrin Hotte About the Seminar: Conflict is one of the most prevalent and destructive realities in Christian communities. Every year relationships are broken, congregations are split, and people are damaged –all due to conflict that was handled poorly. However, there is hope! Practical skills grounded in theory and theology are helping an increasing number of God’s people to leverage what God is trying to accomplish through conflict. This seminar will offer participants insights and strategies to increase their capacity for effective biblical peacemaking. Topics include: Knowing The 5 causes of church conflict A theological basis for understanding and handling conflict Current theoretical foundations of conflict from the mediation industry Being Reflection on your personal approach to conflict The 5 conflict styles The physiology of conflict Doing Tools for self-management under high stress Tools for managing others in an escalated state The mediated conversation Our reason for biblical peacemaking –What’s the point? About the Presenter: Darrin Hotte is committed to empowering individuals and groups to work through conflict, transition and crisis. He has over 25 years of leadership experience and specialized training in the areas of conflict, complex family systems and relationships. He is passionate about building, restoring and preserving health within companies, families, communities and organizations. The focus of his mediation practice is Separation/Divorce, Corporate Training and Family Business. He has an exceptional ability in assisting two or more people to become “unstuck” in their conflict and helping people take advantage of the opportunities conflict can bring. Having served in leadership positions at all levels (Senior Pastor, Director, Committee Chair and Volunteer) in various organizations in BC and Alberta, Darrin has been instrumental in guiding families and groups to achieve specific goals while strengthening relationships within the team. Using his gifts in mediation, leadership, mentoring, coaching and teaching, he has facilitated groups, families and individuals to take crucial and positive steps forward. He has led organizations involving between 150 and 800 people. Darrin is a Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator (Family Mediation Canada) and a Member of the Family Roster of Mediate BC. He has a Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Family Mediation Specialization (Justice Institute of British Columbia) and has also attained an MDiv (Carey/Regent) and a BA in Psychology/Sociology (Concordia College). He is a Manager at Mediate BC (Mediation Advisor at the Vancouver Justice Access Centre, and previously Manager of the Family Mediation Program). He is a coach at the Family Law Mediation courses offered through Continuing Legal Education for lawyers who are training to become Accredited Family Law Mediators. Darrin has partnered as an Associate with David Bentall and Next Step Advisors in their work with family business. He is also an Associate with Outreach Canada in their Conflict Resolution and Mediation Department, bringing greater health to faith-based organizations. Darrin is Co-Director of Christian Mediation Canada (www.christianmediation.ca). He enjoys running, weight training, hockey, golf, cycling and photography and is also the drummer for the jazz band 49 North. However, his greatest joy is found in his wife and two children.
Date: June 4, 2016 Time: 9:00-3:00 Location: Carey Centre (5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver BC, V6T 1J6) Cost: $59/person (includes lunch) Presenter: Peter Anderson REGISTER About the seminar: Have you ever thought, “I wish I could understand what is going through this young person’s mind, because it sure doesn’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 youth and adolescents will think and act differently than you do (or more likely act without thinking). Therefore, the key to understanding youth 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 youth on a regular basis. Our hope is that you will be equipped to better understand young people 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. He 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 8 years. Peter has developed a holistic approach to Youth Ministry called Kurios (www.kurios.ca) and its mission statement summarizes well his heart for youth: “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.”
A Consultation on Preaching Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016Time: 9:00am-3:00pmLocation: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BCCost: $69/person includes lunchPresenter: Darrell JohnsonSpecial Guest Presenters:Ellis André (Carey Theological College)Jason Byassee (Vancouver School of Theology)Ross Hastings (Regent College)Ross Lockhart (St. Andrews Hall) REGISTER An invitation from Darrell Johnson: On Wednesday, June 8th, I am inviting those whom God has called to teach preaching in the theological colleges related to UBC to join me for what I am calling “A Consultation on Preaching.” This is a unique kind of opportunity, to hear from professors of homiletics, who though sharing common core convictions, come at the task of preaching from particular angles. I have asked each of my friends to give a 15 lecture on their “greatest burden for preaching in our time,” after which I will lead an in-depth interaction, and invite your participation through further observations and questions. I have asked them to also preach a 10-15 minute sermon, after which I will lead further interaction. I will then conclude the day with “Where do we go from here.” This promises to be a very stirring and empowering event! I do hope you can join me in it! About Darrell Johnson: Recently, Darrell Johnson served as Senior Minister of First Baptist Church, Vancouver. A popular conference and retreat speaker, he has also served as the preaching pastor for a number of Presbyterian congregations in the United States as well as Union Church of Manila, Philippines. In November 2015, Carey was thrilled to welcome Darrell and his wife, Sharon to the Carey family! Read more about Darrell’s new role directing Carey’s Centre for Preaching.
Using Paint and Brushes to Pray and Read Scripture Join us for Summer@Carey 2016 with Dr. Samuel Ho as we explore Scripture and the arts! Choose to stay with us in our beautiful on-site accommodations, or travel in for the day to receive the rest and spiritual refreshment of learning together with others in the summer on the beautiful campus of UBC. Dates: Monday – Thursday, August 8 – 11, 2016 Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $325 early bird rate before May 30th – Only 2 weeks left! Register now and save! $375 regular rate – includes lunches (an art supply list will be provided so participants can bring appropriate materials) Location: Carey Centre on UBC campus Accommodations: Learn more below. Parking: $7/day. Parking passes are available for purchase at Reception upon arrival. Presenter: Dr. Samuel Ho *This course is part of the Carey Institute’s offerings through Innovate, our arts ministry program. REGISTER About the Workshop: Scripture was written in many different types of literature and forms of art. It was written that we might hear its word and understand through imagination. Learn to appreciate some celebrated artwork while engaging Scripture. Through the use of soft-brush calligraphy and ink-wash paintings, learn to capture the essence of some Biblical passages by visualizing your prayers through creative activities. The workshop seeks to expand participants’ artistic horizons in their creative worship. In this seminar, the participants will: Learn brush techniques in expressing their thoughts and emotions through visual art. Be strengthened in emotional intelligence to embody our understanding of the scriptural texts. Be inspired to act and to change the way things are into the way things ought to be through the integration of art and prayer. Fluent in both Cantonese and English, Dr. Ho has the proficiency to switch easily between the languages. While this event will be offered in English, Cantonese speakers also will enjoy learning with Dr. Ho. About Dr. Samuel Ho: Dr. Samuel Ho is a professor and an artist with his PhD in Art & Religion from Berkeley. He is the Vice President of the Sacred Logos Resource Center and is a 3-time champion of Chinese Painting in the Open Art Competitions in Hong Kong. Dr. Ho and his wife Shirley live in Sunnyvale, in Silicon Valley, near San Francisco. They have a daughter and a son. In his free time, Dr. Ho enjoys singing, doing calligraphy and painting, reading, and practicing martial arts. Summer@Carey is excited to welcome back Dr Sam. In 2014, he delighted participants with his expertise, depth and humour. Accommodations: Through the Carey Centre we provide accommodations on the beautiful UBC campus located in the world class city of Vancouver B.C. Guests can enjoy a walk in the Pacific Spirit Forest, which boasts 78 km of forest trails, easy access to the transit system to enjoy the sights and sounds of Vancouver, or a day at the beach only a short walk from Carey. Through the Carey Centre, you can enjoy an idyllic setting with catered meals, clean and quiet accommodations, and warm hospitality. Our on-site accommodations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and we encourage you to stay overnight for optimum retreat experience where you will have minimal distractions from all that life holds. Learn more and book your stay today.
Come Away and Rest Awhile A Retreat on Sabbath-Keeping and Self-Care Dates: Monday – Tuesday, August 22 – 23, 2016 Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $125 early bird rate before July 31st $150 regular rate – includes lunches Location: Carey Centre on UBC campus Accommodations: Learn more below. Parking: $7/day. Parking passes are available for purchase at Reception upon arrival. Presenter: Catherine M. Kelly REGISTER About the Retreat: Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while. (Mark 6:31) Sabbath Rest is one of the great gifts of God to His children, yet the forces that drive us toward busy-ness can be powerful and overwhelming. Join us as Catherine M. Kelly leads us on a two-day retreat on the need for Sabbath-keeping, its vital relationship to self-care, and ways to incorporate this practice into our busy lives. Catherine will introduce the scriptural and historical background on Sabbath-keeping as well as contemporary spiritual writers’ suggestions on the meaning and practice of Sabbath for modern-day believers. The retreat includes ample opportunity to rest in the Lord, quiet time for prayer and reflection, take-home prayer materials, optional small group faith sharing, and optional one-on-one spiritual accompaniment with the director. About Catherine M. Kelly: Catherine M. Kelly, M.Div. is an experienced spiritual director, gifted teacher, and retreat facilitator in several areas, including Ignatian spirituality and discernment, the Way of Light, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, The Name of God is Mercy, and Sabbath-Keeping & Self-Care. Catherine accompanies individuals through Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises in daily life and in general spiritual direction. A wife, mother of boys, and former attorney, editor and grant writer, Catherine is passionate about seeking and finding God in all things. Accommodations: Through the Carey Centre we provide accommodations on the beautiful UBC campus located in the world class city of Vancouver B.C. Guests can enjoy a walk in the Pacific Spirit Forest, which boasts 78 km of forest trails, easy access to the transit system to enjoy the sights and sounds of Vancouver, or a day at the beach only a short walk from Carey. Through the Carey Centre, you can enjoy an idyllic setting with catered meals, clean and quiet accommodations, and warm hospitality. Our on-site accommodations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and we encourage you to stay overnight for optimum retreat experience where you will have minimal distractions from all that life holds. Learn more and book your stay today.