IN MEMORY OF DR. GERALD STALEY

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It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Gerald Staley (Gerry) on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Gerry served on the Carey Board of Administration during a major expansion of the Carey Campus that has seen over 600 Christian undergraduates live in community during their studies at UBC. We are very grateful for and blessed by his contributions and service to Carey.

2021 Graduation Pronouncement

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Hello Graduates of 2021! It has been an interesting time for you, your families, your communities, and the entire world. It has required some changes in our lives, sometimes for the best, other times as a necessity, and sometimes regrettably things have had to take a step back. Here at Carey, we’re quite aware of this as we have had to make adjustments to our graduation ceremonies for the last two years. We’ve tried pushing dates back, explored options that then fell through, and even contemplated ways we could ship materials around the world (but it seems the Ever given and Vancouver’s own postal service woes were denying us this basic service).

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALICE HO ON HER UPCOMING ORDINATION

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Carey Theological College would like to congratulate Alice Ho (MPM, 2019) on her upcoming ordination. She would be ordained at Burnaby Alliance Church, BC, Canada, on the 16th of January 2022, at 3pm. All are welcomed to witness her ordination online or in person.

CONGRATULATIONS TO REV. ANGEL TONG AND REV. PAUL SHEN ON THEIR UPCOMING ORDINATION

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Early congratulations to our alumni, Rev. Paul Shen (MPM, 2020) and Rev. Angel Tong (MDiv, 2020) on their upcoming ordination! They will be ordained into the priesthood at 3pm this Saturday (December 4th, 2021), at the Church of the Good Shepherd under the Diocese Anglican Network in Canada. They will be serving within the ministries of Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada (AMMiC). Everyone is invited to attend the service in person or online.

CAREY WELCOMES NEW FACULTY – JIMMY CHAN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

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“We are excited to welcome Jimmy Chan as Assistant Professor of Theology,” announced Dr. Colin Godwin, President of Carey Theological College. “During the interview process, we were impressed with Jimmy’s teaching ability, scholarship and his commitment to participate in Carey’s mission together, as we prepare men and women as pastors, missionaries and Christian leaders in Canada and around the world.”

IN MEMORY OF DAVID HOLTEN

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It is with a heavy heart that we share David Holten passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2020, due to cancer. We are grateful for and blessed by his contributions as a friend of Carey, Board member and Treasurer. He was instrumental in helping Carey’s management with its strategic turnaround. Wherever David served, he would often express his love for God’s people and for Scripture. He has left a legacy of Christian devotion in the hearts of many.

VCEMF x Carey: Equipping God’s Faithful Leaders

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On September 14th, 2020 VCEMF invited Carey to participate in their monthly meeting – entitled “Equipping God’s Faithful Leaders”. During this meeting, Carey shares what they have learned throughout the years of being an online seminary and what they have planned for the future. Carey and VCEMF have agreed to release the meeting to benefit all those who were not able to attend that morning.

COVID-19 GUEST UPDATE

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All guests arriving from outside of Canada will be required to provide the hotel their Quarantine Exemptions if their stay occurs within the Government of Canada’s travel restrictions. Please visit the CBSA website for travel restriction details.

IN MEMORY OF DR. ELLIS ANDRÉ

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It brings us great sorrow to share that Dr. Ellis André passed away on August 26, 2020, due to brain cancer. Dr. Andre was loved and highly respected by many people and will be missed.

Carey Graduation 2020

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Congratulations to the 64 Carey graduates this year, one of our largest graduating classes ever. Although we cannot gather for a physical ceremony this year, Carey’s board of administration, faculty and staff want to celebrate their success and remember God’s faithfulness. 

Additional Courses

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Carey Theological College is excited about its new courses offered in the coming 2020/2021 academic year. With a focus of biblical foundations this Fall, Carey is adding new components to its course offerings including Introduction to Old Testament, Introduction to the New Testament, and the Gospel of John.

Carey Theological College Aligns with CBWC Response to Racial Injustice

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Carey Theological College, as a ministry of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, supports the efforts of churches across Western Canada and the world to condemn racism. Together, we support the spiritual transformation, social change and commitment to justice embodied in Micah 6:8.

DR. JOYCE CHAN RECOGNIZED BY THE CAREY BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION

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Today we recognize and celebrate the leadership and many contributions of Rev. Dr. Chung-Yan (Joyce) Chan, as she concludes her service as Vice President Academic and resumes her continuing role at Carey Theological College as Professor of Church History.

‘ENLARGING THE PLACE OF YOUR TENT’ IN THE COVID-19 EXILE

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Christians know well several of the promises found in Isaiah 54 because the words are present in many songs and hymns that we sing. Three verses which are often quoted and often sung speak to the hope and confidence that can be found by all those who put their faith in the Lord.

SPECIAL NOTICE: NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE

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COVID-19 is a respiratory disease first identified at the end of 2019 that continues to cause international and local concerns. Carey is monitoring the situation and will update this information page as appropriate. 

MEET THE TEAM: STUDENT LIFE OFFICE

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The Student Life Office at Carey Theological College is responsible for serving all theological students. They are responsible for serving people who are just beginning to consider theological education all the way to those completing their graduate programs.

DR. BRACKNEY APPOINTED INTERIM ACADEMIC DEAN

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Dr. William Brackney, Carey’s Pioneer MacDonald Professor of Baptist Theology and Ethics, has been appointed to a two year term as Carey Theological College’s Interim Academic Dean, commencing March 1.

CAREY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THREE NEW FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

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“After an intensive faculty search,” notes Dr. Colin Godwin, President of Carey Theological College, “I join with our Board to welcome our new faculty. They have demonstrated strong teaching abilities, intellectual rigour and, above all, a deep love for Christ and his church.”

PARTNERSHIP WITH PRAIRIE COLLEGE

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Carey Theological College is excited to announce a partnership with Prairie College (in Three Hills, AB) to offer an Integrated Bachelor of Ministry + Master of Divinity. This is a unique initiative, being the first inter-colligate partnership of its kind in Canada, equips students interested in Christian ministry with foundation knowledge and practical training to serve the church and the world.

$300,000 MATCHING FOR BUILDING CAMPAIGN

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It has been just over a year since Carey Theological College launched our Building Campaign to raise funds to construct a new 5-story residence on our campus at the University of British Columbia (UBC). In addition to the $6.6 M we have already raised, we are happy to announce that we have received pledge of $300,000 to match new donations.

THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION FOR THE WHOLE PEOPLE OF GOD

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Carey is committed to providing theological education to all corners of the world. This has been part of our DNA since we first began our first theological programs in the 80s. In this age of advanced technology, we are able to utilize tools of the virtual classroom to deliver content, promote discussion, provide mentorship, and build community.

A FESTSCHRIFT IN HONOUR OF WILLIAM H. BRACKNEY

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We launched a Building Campaign in October of 2018 to raise funds in order to build a new Christian residence and ministry centre. With God’s grace, the generosity of many donors, and the wide support of the whole Carey community, we are grateful to announce that we have received $6.5 M towards the campaign thus far.

FALL TERM HAS BEGUN – THEOLOGICAL PROGRAMS

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We are excited to welcome 30 new students to the Carey Fall 2019 cohort, the largest incoming class we have had in the past 15 years. These students represent diverse cultural and ministry backgrounds

BACK TO SCHOOL – CHRISTIAN RESIDENCE AT UBC

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Over Labour Day weekend, 40 UBC undergraduate students moved into their dorm rooms at Carey. The residents have regular opportunities to explore their faith and build community, like worship nights, Bible studies, and Cookies & Cocoa, a longstanding Monday night tradition.

$6.5 MILLION FOR BUILDING CAMPAIGN

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We launched a Building Campaign in October of 2018 to raise funds in order to build a new Christian residence and ministry centre. With God’s grace, the generosity of many donors, and the wide support of the whole Carey community, we are grateful to announce that we have received $6.5 M towards the campaign thus far.

WILLIAM CAREY CENTRE NAMES TWO FELLOWS

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The William Carey Centre for Excellence in Ministry at Carey Theological College is excited to announce the appointment of its inaugural Research Fellows for 2019-2020, Raphael Chow and Paul Worden.

CAREY GRADUATION 2019

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On the afternoon of Sunday, June 9th, 2019, the Carey graduates gathered together to celebrate the fruitful results of years of hard work with their teachers, classmates, family and friends. We would like to congratulate all the 2019 graduates of Carey Theological College and wish them the best in their future endeavors for the Kingdom of God. 

IN MEMORY OF REV. DR. COLLINS

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Reverend Dr. Philip Collins, aged 88, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2019. Collins was the Principal of Carey Hall from 1985 to his retirement in 1994. Known as a kind, faithful and discerning leader, Collins helped to solidify Carey’s mission as both a Christian residence and a theological institution. He was also a member of the faculty, serving as the Director of Field Education and helped to establish the Certificate in Ministry first for Mustard Seed Church, and then for international work in Kenya, where he travelled to teach with other faculty members.

GRADUATION 2019 LIVE STREAM

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Carey Theological College will be live streaming the 2019 graduation! Be sure to tune in and watch the this year’s graduates cross the stage and step into the next chapter of their journey in faith.

CAREY COMMUNITY REPORT 2018

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The world has experienced an unprecedented decline in qualified and capable Christian leaders. Addressing the need for strong Christian leadership in the church and in the world continues to be a priority for Carey Theological College. Our accredited theological degree programs enable us to train pastors and ministry leaders in Canada and around the world, and our Christian residence at the University of British Columbia disciples 40 undergraduate residents.

CAREY PROFESSOR CONCLUDES SERVICE

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Dr. Clement Tong, Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies and Director of Educational Initiatives (Chinese Ministries), will be concluding his service at Carey Theological College upon completion of his term of service in August to pursue other opportunities.

NEW PUBLICATION BY CAREY PROFESSOR

James News

Congratulations to Carey Professor, Dr. Bill Brackney, on the release of his new theological work, The Spirit among the Dissenters: Other Voices in Understanding the Spirit of God (February 2019). The book is published by Wipf and Stock of Eugene, Oregon. Dr. Brackney indicates this is the first of his efforts to produce popular, church-useful scholarship on contemporary theological topics.

SHOUSE APPOINTED DOCTOR OF MINISTRY STREAM DIRECTOR

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Dr. John W. Shouse has been appointed director of the Carey D.Min. Stream in Preaching and Worship. Dr. Shouse is currently professor of theology at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California. He has taught in preaching and worship and theology and the dramatic arts for several decades and is a published writer and recognized speaker.

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH UBC’S PRESIDENT

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Dr. Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, and his wife, Mrs. Wendy Yip-Ono, UBC Ambassador, invited the student residents of Carey to celebrate the end of the school year with them. On April 5, they graciously hosted 35 students and a few members of the Carey staff at the Norman Mackenzie House, the residence of all past and present Presidents of UBC.

FACULTY SHARING: MISSIONS FEST 2019 AND BIBLE STUDY

James News

Every January, Vancouver is host to Missions Fest – one of Canada’s largest and most influential annual missions conferences. It’s a wonderful event. There are opportunities to learn about, and connect with many different mission agencies, to take in seminars, participate in sessions, and mingle with hundreds of brothers and sisters who share a common passion for the church’s mission.

BUILDING CAMPAIGN 2020

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In October 2018, Carey Theological College launched a $15.5M capital campaign to build a new 5-storey building on our Vancouver campus at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

CAREY PROFESSORS WEIGH IN ON POVERTY AND POOR ISSUES

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Carey professors Chan and Brackney have joined major global specialists in an examination of religious perspectives on the poor and poverty. Their essays are found in a recently released book, Poverty and the Poor in the World’s Religious Traditions: Religious Responses to the Problem of Poverty (2019).

WILLIAM CAREY CENTRE PRODUCES FIRST IMPRINT

James News

The William Carey Centre for Excellence in Ministry, created in 2018 by the President and the Board of Administration, has produced its first scholarly publication, Baptists in Early North America: Vol. V: Welsh Neck, South Carolina.

STUDENT LIFE NEWS – DEC 2018

James News

This fall Carey will see a partial staff transition in the Student Life Office, as Agnes Li (Registrar) and Lulu Yeh (Student Life Associate) are both stepping out of their roles at Carey to pursue other opportunities. We are thankful for the dedication and hard work these colleagues have demonstrated and for their care for students as we have developed our student services over the past 18 months.

ADMISSIONS AND DEADLINES – NOV 2018

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Effective January 1, 2019, Carey Theological College will be implementing an annual application timeline for admission to degree programs. This will help us to streamline the admissions process and to coordinate it with the allocation of student financial aid.

STUDENT LIFE OFFICE CHANGES – NOV 2018

James News

This fall Carey will see a partial staff transition in the Student Life Office, as Agnes Li (Registrar) and Lulu Yeh (Student Life Associate) are both stepping out of their roles at Carey to pursue other opportunities. We are thankful for the dedication and hard work these colleagues have demonstrated and for their care for students as we have developed our student services over the past 18 months.

D.MIN PROGRAM UPDATES – NOV 2018

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With new developments underway in Carey Theological College’s Doctor of Ministry program (such as the development and installation of a President’s Scholarship for the DMin), we will be moving the on-boarding of the next 2019 DMin cohort to June of 2019 (formerly January, 2019). The DMin Foundations course will be offered in June.

STUDENTS AT CAREY : CORNERSTONE WITH SNOOPY SUM

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I need to thank God for leading my journey to Carey Theological College. The desire of getting equipped and discerning what God’s plan on me had moved me to look for a place to study. I didn’t have much confidence to manage the study of theology course and working at the same time That’s why I told myself to just give it a try on one course only. Later, I found out that there was an occasional student status which allowed us to try out course without long commitment.