This course examines the biblical origins, theological foundation, historical development and contemporary trends in Christian worship. Students will be given opportunities for planning and leading worship and in performing Christian ordinances upon completion of the course. This hybrid course begins online January 5th through March 27th. Onsite dates are March 2-5, 8:30 to 4:30pm in the Media Room at Carey Centre. To register click HERE. SYLLABUS: APPL512_Chan_Jan2015
Date: Saturday, March 14Time: 9:00-3:00Location: First Baptist Church Brandon, MBCost: $45/person REGISTERPresenter: 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/
Belonging To Life Date: Saturday, March 28 2015Time: 10:00-4:00Cost: $79/person includes catered lunch on-site and seminar materialsLocation: Carey Centre on UBC Campus (5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver BC google)Parking: $6/day. Passes can be purchased at Reception upon arrivalPresenter: Rob Des CotesREGISTER Every person longs for the deep assurance of belonging. We were meant to have a profound sense of inter-connectedness with life but our experience of belonging often gets distorted by our fears or misperceptions. This retreat looks at the spirituality of self-acceptance and hospitality and how to foster a greater sense of belonging to God, to ourselves, and to others. About Rob Des Cotes: Rob Des Cotes is a spiritual director, retreat leader and pastor of Imago Dei. He is the author of three books of meditations for spiritual direction, Fan the Flame, Higher Than I and Ultreia! (Go Higher). He and his wife Ruth have three adult children and live at the A Rocha Brooksdale environmental farm in South Surrey, BC.
HIST 503 | Dr. Joyce Chan Online, April 13 – June 19, 2015 A survey of the history of Christianity from the end of the New Testament era (ca. 100 C.E.) to the present through an examination of both primary and secondary texts with an emphasis on Christian theology, spirituality, ethics, institutional developments, and the interaction between culture and faith, in a global context. REGISTER NOW | SYLLABUS
THEO 503 World Religions Online, April 13 – June 19, 2015 Instructor: Irving Hexham, Ph.D. In our increasingly multi-cultural and multi-religious society a basic knowledge of various religious traditions other than Christianity is essential for anyone wishing to interact with their neighbours and society generally. This course provides an introduction to the study of African religious traditions; the Hindu tradition; Buddhism and other religions that belong to what will be called “the Yogic tradition.” We will then explore the varieties of Judaism, and look at Christianity as a world religion before examining Islam. At the beginning and throughout the course general questions about religion will be addressed. REGISTER NOW | SYLLABUS: coming soon
MISS 535 Integral Mission Online, April 13 – June 19, 2015 Instructor: Allan Effa, Ph.D. The notion of integral mission emerged out of 20th century discussion and debate in evangelical and ecumenical circles concerning the Church, the Gospel and the mission of God in the world. The course introduces that history through relevant readings, examines key biblical principles, and provides an overview of mission methods and strategies that illustrate mission in practice. REGISTER NOW | SYLLABUS
FORM 501 | Dr. Paddy Ducklow Online: April 13 – June 19th, 2015 | Hybrid intensive: April 14-17, 8:30-4:30 in the South Classroom at Carey 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. REGISTER NOW | SYLLABUS | BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Country They Call Life: A Retreat for Pastors “Don’t let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call life,” writes the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Perceived congregational expectations, people-pleasing addictions, and activist tendencies all conspire to woo pastors away from their Homeland to a country not-called-life. Through Word and words, music and image, reflection and prayer, this retreat will provide clergy a refresher for their souls. Date: Wednesday, April 15Time: 9:00-3:00Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Victoria BCCost: $69/person includes lunch and inspirationPresenter: Dr. Barbara MutchREGISTER ONLINE or 604.225.5917