Preaching Workshop: Preaching Romans Date: September 21, October 19, November 23 2016; January 18, February 8, March 15, April 19 2017 Time: To be determined Location: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC Cost: $79/person per session includes lunch Group and Multi-session rates:* 3 admissions: $180 (Save $57) 4 admissions: $240 (Save $76) 5 admissions $300 (Save $95) 6 admissions $360 (Save $114) 7 admissions $420 (Save $133) *Group and multi-session packages are eligible for use by individuals in a group attending the same session; individuals attending multiple sessions; or a combination of both up to the number of admissions purchased. Admissions purchased are transferable but non-refundable. Bookings for specific sessions must be made and confirmed a minimum of 14 days prior to the event by contacting Carey Institute by email (email@example.com) or by phone (604.225.5917). Presenter: Darrell Johnson REGISTER About the Workshop Series: The Epistle to the Romans is without doubt the most influential letter the Apostle Paul ever wrote. Can you imagine where we who seek to follow Jesus Christ would be without it? In nearly every era of Church history, when faith was waning, when cultures were sliding further into chaos, someone re-discovered Romans, began to preach it, and the church and world was ‘rocked.’ In this series of workshops, we will grapple with how to read and preach Romans in our time. We will look at the history of preaching Romans and why we need to preach it. We will discuss the challenge of preaching Romans and possible approaches to preaching it. We will also listen to a number of recordings by contemporary preachers taking on the monumental task. Come ready to be stretched, renewed, empowered. This series of workshops is offered in conjunction with the Doctor of Ministry and Advanced Diploma in Preaching course on Romans. The first session will be a full day of instruction from Darrell while sessions two through seven will feature teaching in the morning and student presentations in the afternoon, followed by feedback from the instructor and classmates. Participants are invited to join with the students of Carey Theological College in learning to preach this incredible book in Scripture. 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.
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.
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 morePresenters: Lawrence W. McAllister, Kay McAllister, Jo-Ann Matiachuk, Tom & Grace Mei, Sherah Bodie 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: 9:00 Start (welcome, worship, prayer) 9:30-10:30 General Session – Lawrence W. McAllister 10:30-10:45 Coffee break 10:50-11:50 Workshops 1 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:10-2:10 Workshops 2 (Lecture Hall, Media Room, Small Classroom) 2:10-2:20 Coffee break 2:30-3:30 General Session and Wrap up * 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 *Details of this conference are currently being finalized. Please check back here often for updates on presenters and their workshop topics.
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 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.