What does it mean to do justice? Apprentice yourself to those who knew in Reading the Hebrew Prophets in Light of Today and explore how you and your congregation might live out justice, kindness and humility in your neighborhood and the larger community. This course provides a firm foundation for understanding the writings of the Major and Minor Prophets of the Old Testament tracing the rise of prophecy and the role of prophets through the period of Moses to the 2nd century BC. The course will set these writings within their historical context and their literary context in order to elucidate their unique message. The goal of the course is to instill a prophetic spirit within the student as they read these texts in order to interpret their world and confront their cultural setting and prevalent justice issues. This is an online course which runs from September 8th to November 28th, 2014. The instructor is Dr. Craig Smith. REGISTER BIBL645SYLLABUS
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 Graduate Studies Orientation introduces the learning objectives of the degree program and prepares students to re-enter the academic world while remaining involved in practical ministry. It provides a foundation for the process of discernment of ministry gifts and skills, and the deepening of Christian character, which are integral to readiness for ministry. Various assessment tools are a part of this process. Graduate Studies Orientation is open to all students entering graduate studies including the MASF and Diploma programs. All Master of Divinity Students are required to attend the Graduate Studies Orientation as soon as possible after admission. REGISTER Graduate Studies Orientation 2014 Schedule
CALGARY LAUNCH FALL 2014 Launch Date: September 20, 2014 Location: First Baptist Church, Calgary 1311 4 St SW, Calgary, AB Parking: Free parking downtown for the CMin classes! Fees: Fees for this Certificate in Ministry in Calgary have been reduced to $300/course. Try one course or sign up for all ten and receive a Certificate in Ministry from a recognized institution. Intercultural Communication for Effective Ministry APPL 118/APPL 518 (3 Credit Hours) Instructor: Dr. Bill Dyck Dates: Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 Location: Calgary CMin Campus, 1311 4 St SW Time: 8:30-4:45 REGISTER | SYLLABUS In a world where national and cultural boundaries are increasingly permeable to the flow of information, ideas, and people, ministry to people of different cultures is becoming the norm. Successful ministry to people of diverse backgrounds will be determined by an awareness of sometimes fundamental differences and by communication of the Gospel in a way that is deliberate and strategic about being understood. This course will help students to become attuned to their own and others’ values, beliefs, and assumptions about the world, to understand what God’s mission is for the world, and how to be involved in God’s mission by communicating in a way that is relevant.
Date: Saturday, September 20 2014 Time: 9:00-3:00 Location: First Baptist Church, Nanaimo BC 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/
The course runs online September 8th to November 28th, 2014. The intensive dates are Sept. 23-26, 2014. Taught by Dr. Barbara Mutch | Vice President Academic, Charles Bentall Professor of Ministry | Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program I admire Wendell Berry and Armand Gamache, I like snow shoeing and tulips and doing the NY Times crossword puzzle, I am formed by the poetry of Mary Oliver and the big skies of Saskatchewan. I love the opportunity to walk with men and women in a deepening life of God, and to explore together what it means to make a life in the way of Jesus. Hunting the connections between God’s Word and God’s people, cultivating a spirituality that sustains a life of following Jesus, and integrating beliefs with ministry practice are three areas which I am delighted to explore with others in learning contexts. REGISTER APPL511(Mutch14)