“Carey on the Road” is the Carey Institute’s initiative to take seminars, workshops, courses, and retreats to the local church.
Our church-based programs represent a unique opportunity that allows for a group of students from one church, or from a regional cluster of churches, to study theology together without leaving home. These students are able to journey together through an entire program, whether it is the Certificate/Diploma in Christian Studies or the Certificate/ Diploma in Ministry.
In each location, leaders and students participate in designing a program that reflects their needs and the realities of their context. For a working list of 1-day seminars developed for the local church click here.
The courses are practical, contextual and affordable. They are intended for men and women, new Christians, weary Christians, urban, rural, singles, couples, immigrants, employed, under-employed~ everyone who wants to follow Jesus.
Winter 2016 Course Offering: Introduction to Thinking Theologically with Peter Bush
Winter 2016 Course Offering: Who Are These People? Learning to Talk to Strangers with Dr. Bill Dyck
Winter 2016 Course Offering: Jesus and the Gospels with Elvin Thiessen
Why study at a church-based campus?
You are serving God in a place to which He has called you. You may be volunteering in your church; you may be a staff person at your church or in a ministry; you may be a young adult looking for some answers.
But, you are also beginning to think about further education – you want to grow deeper in your faith and become more effective at what you do – and you are wondering whether you can do this without having to move cities.
What are the Certificate/Diploma in Christian Studies or Ministry?
These certificates and diplomas are attained by taking a set of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level designed to ground you in Scripture and theology and equip you for ministry.
Join a group of people in your local church and region who want to move ahead in their faith by doing this program, and a professor will come to your community to teach you – on a weekend, so you do not have to take time away from your job. You can also take some courses online, right at your computer! You can work at your own pace – 1, 2, 3 or more courses per year. It is up to you.
You can study just for fun (for personal growth and enrichment) or for credit… and even work towards a Master’s degree if you would like to do so. Read more about the program requirements here.