Home Based Marriage Mentoring Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016Time: 8:45am-3:30pmLocation: First Baptist Church Nanaimo (1650 Waddington Rd, Nanaimo, BC) See mapCost: $60/couple includes lunchPresenter: Randy Hamm REGISTER About this seminar: This seminar is intended for church leaders and lay couples. If you are in a ‘healthy’, authentic Christian marriage and are willing to open your heart and home, this is a great ministry for you — even enriching your own marriage. In this one-day training, Randy Hamm will provide a sustainable church and family-based model where you will learn the basics of mentoring: How to set up your home as a safe place for couples to learn from you as marriage mentors How to journey alongside couples in several areas (including communication, conflict resolution, financial management, sexuality, cross cultural, leisure, spirituality, family of origin) How to use a 6-8 session relaxed structure to create a mentoring relationship About Randy Hamm: Randy loves working with couples as a mentor and coach, trains pastors and counsellors, pastored for 7 years in Vancouver, has been training marriage mentors since 2008 and has been married to Hannah since 1996. He is excited to be working with churches in various denominations throughout Western Canada.
雙語 (英語/國語)講座 – 創世記二～三章 Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016Time: 9:00am-3:00pmLocation: Evangelical Chinese Bible Church, 5110 Marine Dr, Burnaby, BC (See Google Map)Cost: $59/person includes lunchPresenter: Dr. Darrell Johnson 神如何以講道改變世界 (英語主講，國語翻譯） 日期：2016年10月15日(星期六) 時間：上午9時至下午3時收費：每位$59 (包午餐）講員：莊達睿博士 REGISTER 登記 About the Workshop 關於講座： What does it mean to be human? The question is being asked all over the world—it is the question behind nearly all the major issues we are facing in our time. Who are we? Why are we here? What is wrong with us? What is our hope for being fully human? No other document speaks to all of these questions the way Genesis 2-3 does. It unfolds the Creator’s beautiful, relational design, revealing why things do not presently work as designed. And it points forward to a Saviour who can put it all together again. 作為一個人意味著什麼？這個問題，全世界都在問：幾乎所有重大議題的背後，都是這個問題。我們是誰？我們為什麼在這裡？有什麼地方出錯了？祇有創世記2-3章能對這些問題作出有力的回應 －這兩章經文讓我們看到造物主的創造美好而彼此相繫，顯示出為何萬物如今沒有照著神的設計運行。並且，這段經文指向一位救贖主，他可以使萬物再次各歸其位。 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.
Biblical Creativity and Storytelling Through the Arts Dates: October 15, 2016 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Cost: $79/person includes lunch and art supplies Location: Carey Centre on UBC campus Presenter: Jill Schuler and Joy Kirkwood REGISTER About the Workshop: Creation and creativity are key facets of a vibrant and thriving spiritual life. Our God, the Creator of all things, invites us to join with Him in the work of creation—woven in the fabric of the great Story of God’s great work. In this workshop, we will begin with a study of scripture and theology centering on four attributes: beauty, mindfulness, stewardship, and making. We will explore the creative storytelling of the Holy Spirit in scripture. The day will include a practical outworking of the themes through creatively spiritual exercises including drawing and mixed media. No previous artistic experience is necessary for participation. About Jill Schuler: Jill Schuler is a creator of wearable textiles and an arts facilitator. Her passion is to create space for others to grow through creative encounters with God. Jill has a BA in design & applied arts and an MA in theology and the arts. As an adjunct instructor, she teaches “Aesthetics: Arts & Christianity” at a local Bible College. She founded and facilitates a monthly arts ministry called CreativiTea – the art of being creative while drinking tea. She enjoys dancing, travelling, and, not surprisingly, a good cup of tea. As part of the WeMakeStuff team, Jill helps to affirm and document the work of local artists. Jill says, “I make sense of what I’m experiencing and learning by making art. Art-making is a generative action. It reminds us that we have the power to transform and to produce beauty.” About Joy Kirkwood: Joy Kirkwood is a skilled artist and arts educator who teaches a diversity of adult and children’s visual arts classes at Place des Arts, Coquitlam BC and through the ‘ArtStarts in Schools’ program, as well as private art and creativity classes. Joy has a BFA in Visual Arts from Mount Allison University. Additional courses that enhance her expertise: Perspectives on Art as Therapy, Arts Education, and Christian Imagination at Regent College, BC. Highlights of her 30-year varied and noteworthy career as a self-employed art teacher: Expressive Arts teacher at Wellspring Calgary (innovative cancer support centre) and curriculum based arts educator with the CBE and CCSD school districts in Calgary AB. Joy’s thought for the day; “Creativity is God’s gift and it is a delight to see the artistic and creative talents of others brought to the surface; with a bit of encouragement and guidance.”
Date: Saturday, October 22 2016Time: 9:00-3:30Location: Lecture Hall at Carey CentreCost: $60/person includes lunch Group rate: $45/person for groups of 5 participants or more*Presenters: Lawrence W. McAllister, Kay McAllister, Jo-Ann Matiachuk, Tom Mei, Grace Mei, Sherah Bodie *Group and pricing may not be combined with any other offer, including Carey’s NEW 2016-17 Season Subscriptions. REGISTER Do you want to learn & grow in your ministry to English Language Learners? You are invited to join us for an inspiring one-day conference hosted by CAREY, and led by amazing keynote speakers and workshop presenters. Quality support by experienced presenters to help • Faith-Based English Language Learner Program Leaders and • Classroom Teachers Join us for the day and gain an increased appreciation for the biblical foundations for ministry in faith-based English Language Learning and how these foundations can help guide your ministry. Come and build your skills, network with other faith-based ESL ministries through a variety of interactive sessions, and be inspired! Schedule: 9:10 Start (welcome & prayer) 9:30-10:45 General Session – Lawrence W. McAllister 10:45-11:00 Coffee break 11:00-12:00 Workshops 1 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 12:00-1:15 Lunch 1:15-2:15 Workshops 2 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 2:15-2:30 Coffee break 2:30-3:15 General Session – Tom Mei 3:15-4:00 Prayer & Close * workshops may be selected by calling 604.225.5917. Keynote Speaker: Lawrence W. McAllister “The Nations Praying Together” None of us would doubt the truth that God’s house – God’s family – is open to all. The church is to be the nations of the world praying together. As these “nations” come to Canada, what is the role of the Christian ELT instructor in realizing this ideal at the local level? To answer this question, we will consider five metaphors: the ELT teacher as caretaker, doorkeeper, bridge-builder, interpreter, and advocate. About Lawrence Lawrence McAllister is a teacher of English for Academic Purposes at Fraser International College, a “feeder college” for Simon Fraser University. Together with his wife, Kay, Lawrence has served overseas in both traditional missions and in the international world of professional English language teaching and teacher training Workshops: The Power of Pictures – Kay McAllister Teaching lower-level adult learners can be challenging because they bring so much life experience but little English. Using the Picture Word Inductive Model, a teacher can draw on the learners’ knowledge and language, building confidence and ability – with minimal material preparation. Following a demonstration of this interactive teaching method, participants will have the opportunity to apply the principles to a published textbook, Ventures, and to authentic materials. About Kay Kay teaches in the MA TESOL program, and is the Director of the TESOL Certificate at Trinity Western University. One of her joys is experiencing ESL classrooms with her TESOL practicum students. English Language and Culture as Educational Ministry in the Local Church – Jo-Ann Matiachuk Although most churches understand “Christian Education” through the model of Sunday School and Bible Study there is a growing opportunity to offer a different kind of educational ministry that touches our neighbours and our own congregations in new ways. English Language and Culture options mid week or on Sundays will welcome the stranger, develop the gifts of our current congregations, and honour Jesus’ call to love our neighbours. If you live in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment this interactive workshop will give you an opportunity to explore, discuss, and share all aspects of establishing and growing a ministry to English Language Learners including the problems and challenges we face as churches. About Jo-Ann Jo-Ann Matiachuk’s training and background is in Education and Christian Leadership (she has a Master’s Degree in Education and a Masters of Divinity along with her TESOL diploma and Executive Leadership training with ARROW Ministries). She has experience in teaching, teacher-training, church, community, and educational leadership, and teaching English to students of all ages. Recently she taught leadership and writing to students at Trinity Western University in their International Student Program in Richmond. Currently Jo-Ann leads the ESL outreach programs to the community around Broadmoor Baptist Church which involves over 100 students and 20 volunteers. She also continues to teach a few private English clients. A highlight of this year has been her trip to China to experience firsthand the country that is home to most of her students. Faith in Action – Grace Mei Learning a language is an active process. Some of the newest developments are introducing seeds of faith by combining Biblical Stories and Morals through ‘pronunciation fluency’, games, and drama. Discussions will include design, organization, and steps for optimal language learning. In this workshop you will be introduced to interactive examples of language learning and given an opportunity to create, practice and actively share ideas for sharing faith, and language. You will be able to take home the Biblical Stories and Morals examples, shared activities, and a list of online resources for your use in teaching ESL and sharing your faith. About Grace With a love for active learning, Grace has enjoyed teaching ESL for more than 15 years. From 3-5 year olds learning English at preschool to adults learning at Kaplan, and from elementary school kids in after school programs to youth summer camp programs in China, creating interesting ways to learn is definitely one of her passions. Beginning with a BA in Child & Youth Studies and TESL, CELTA, and in more recent years completing a Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology, Grace is currently working at Carey supporting staff with online education. Pathways and Pitfalls to Evangelism in Church-based ELL Ministry – Sherah Bodie Wanting to evangelize to foreign language speakers, including refugees and victims of war, who want to learn English is a wonderful goal, but doing it well can be more difficult than we expect. Come and learn ways to evangelize and pitfalls to avoid along the way. About Sherah Sherah Bodie has been working in the ESL field for 35 years, first with deaf students and then in 2001 moving into the field of language teaching. She has taught privately and in a classroom setting, developed curriculum, and created programs for foreign language students. She currently works as Adjunct[...]
Date: Saturday, October 29 2016Time: 9:00-4:00Location: Lecture Hall at Carey CentreCost: $60/person includes lunch Presenters: Dr. Paul Stevens and Dr. Paul Pearce REGISTER In this conference, we will consider reframing retirement as a positive experience. We will ask whether we are supposed to work until we die, and how we should work, taking into consideration how we discern our calling for the rest of our lives. Join us for a day of learning, dialogue and sharing of insights and resources through lectures and workshops on Reframing Retirement. Our goal for this conference is to gain: PERSPECTIVE Seeing the middle and later years of life as a process of maturing that provides new opportunities for discovering how to live more fully. HOPE Recognizing that faith enables us to see an ultimate future that builds on the past and informs our desire for living meaningfully in the present. GUIDANCE Listening to discover a refined sense of life purpose and renewed vocation and an awareness of the importance of self care and service for and alongside others in community. SPIRITUAL GROWTH Appreciating that the process of aging is part of our spiritual journey in which we can change and be more thoughtful and intentional in our maturing — to become whole persons, growing in our connections with God, with others, and with all of Creation. Schedule: 9:00 Start (welcome and orientation) 9:30-10:30 General Session – Dr. Paul Pearce and Dr. Paul Stevens 10:30-10:40 Coffee break 10:45-11:50 Workshops 1 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:10-2:15 Workshops 2 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 2:15-2:30 Coffee break 2:40-4:00 General Session and Wrap up – Dr. Paul Stevens and Dr. Paul Pearce *Details of this conference are currently being finalized. Please check back here often for updates on presenters and their workshop topics.
God in My Everything Life-Giving Rhythms for Connecting with God Every day Dates: November 5, 2016 Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm Cost: $69/person includes lunch Location: Carey Centre on UBC campus Presenter: Ken Shigematsu REGISTER About the Retreat: In this retreat, we will explore how busy people can experience Christ, not only in their formal prayers, but in their work, home life, and play through the ancient practice of a rule of life. Participants will learn how to cultivate a life rhythm that supports rather than sabotages their relationship with God. Join Ken Shigematsu as he shares themes from his bestselling book God in My Everything for discovering God’s presence in every part of life. About Ken Shigematsu: Ken Shigematsu is senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Ken lives in Vancouver with his wife, Sakiko, and their son, Joey.
Welcome to My Table: Justice and the Hospitality of God Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016Time: 9:00-3:00Location: First Baptist Church Vancouver (969 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC)Cost: $40 per person / $50 at the door (includes lunch )Presenter: Jonathan Bird, Executive Director, City Gate Leadership Forum REGISTER About the workshop: Biblical justice is less about engaging in a project or campaign, than it is a way of life and of being in community. It is less about concern for the plight of people far away, and more about attending to the person right in front of you and joining God in re-establishing the healthy relationships – personal and systemic – he intends for his Creation. In this workshop, we will explore the practices of Sabbath and Communion as the root both of Christian spirituality and of Christian economics – how we can be sustained in our acts of sacrificial sharing and advocacy. We will examine how Scripture links righteousness and justice, so that by admitting our own spiritual and emotional poverty we can allow Jesus to bring the fuller richness of his salvation to us even as we seek to offer it our neighbours. And we will interact with practical examples of forging justice by discovering and building on the assets already present in the people and places of our neighbourhoods. About Jonathan Bird: Jonathan holds a MA in Old Testament Studies from Regent College (Vancouver) where he paid particular attention to the ethical thrust of Torah and the Prophets and to the implications of ancient Israel’s story – from Exodus to Exile – for Christian mission in the postmodern era. He also took a MA in Literature from Miami University (Ohio), where he studied critical theory and the aspirations of Avant-Garde artists to become the prime force for social justice and harmony after the “death of God.” Prior to founding City Gate in 2004, Jonathan helped establish Crossroads Community Project out of Grandview Calvary Baptist Church in East Vancouver, as their Program Coordinator and Chaplain. Before entering the nonprofit sector, Jonathan taught at the university level. When not in ministry or academia, Jonathan has enjoyed working with his hands as a self-employed home renovator, an installer of high-end custom cabinetry for a Beachy Amish shop, a maintenance man for a social housing complex, and a crew member for a custom homebuilder.
Jesus Has a Word for Your Church: Preaching Revelation 1-3 Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016Time: 9:00am-3:00pmLocation: Carey Centre, 5290 Iona Drive, Vancouver BC, V6T 1J6 (See Google Map)Cost: $69/person includes lunchPresenter: Darrell Johnson REGISTER About this workshop: When we read the New Testament we are taken by how often the writers speak of the second coming of Jesus. Again and again, disciples look out at the future and see the “soon and very soon” appearing of the world’s only Saviour and one true Lord … and their hearts are filled with hope! Why were they so alive in this expectation? How did they know that He is coming? How did such confidence shape the way they lived their lives as they waited? In this workshop we will grapple with these and other questions, making our way through texts like Matthew 24-24 and 2 Peter 3 and Paul’s pastoral ambition to present disciples “blameless on the Day of Christ Jesus.” As a result, we too will find fresh passion to announce the good news of His glorious advent! About Dr. 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 role directing Carey’s Centre for Preaching.
Jesus Has a Word for Your Church: Preaching Revelation 1-3 Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016Time: 9:00am-3:00pmLocation: Westview Baptist Church – 1313 Ranchlands Way NW, Calgary, AB (See Google Map)Cost: $49/person includes lunchPresenter: Darrell Johnson REGISTER About this workshop: In the first three chapters of The Revelation of Jesus Christ, the risen and living Lord of the universe ‘breaks through from hiddenness’ (that is what the word ‘apocalypse’ means), and speaks to seven congregations on the land mass we now call Turkey. In each of His messages, He tells us Who He is, what He knows about us, what He is calling us to do, and what He promises those who obey Him. In this seminar, we will give careful attention to what He said then so that we might hear what He is saying now. By the end of the time together, each of us will have a greater ability to discern what Jesus is saying to the church in our time, and in particular, to each of the churches He calls us to serve. About Dr. 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.