Faith and Work Seminars at Tenth
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Faith and Work Seminars at Tenth

Tenth Church and IMT Partnership

Most workplaces are not cozy, nurturing environments, especially not for Christians today who have become a minority and often encounter scrutiny, suspicion, and even outright hostility. Therefore, it is very tempting to withdraw and engage in church activities on Sundays while maintaining an inconspicuous profile doing one’s job Monday to Friday.

This seminar prepares one to combine work in the marketplace with pastoral care and ministry with colleagues and employees. This can happen whether the practitioner is the owner or CEO of a business and has direct influence on the organization and its workers or whether you are a worker with a circle of influence small or large in the workplace. Especially significant is ministering in a company or organization that is not a stated Christian company. All followers of Jesus are designated by the Bible as full-time ministers of God. We will be exploring how and why to do this where people spend most of their waking life—in the workplace.

Eugene Peterson, translator of The Message, said, “I’m prepared to contend that the primary location for spiritual formation is the workplace.”

Location: Tenth Church (Mount Pleasant) 11 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

Presenters: Dr. R. Paul Stevens, (Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology, Chairman, IMT), Sean Wood (Tenth Pastor), David Sayson (President IMT, aquaponics), Damon Mak (technologist), Chun Wei Huang (IMT Fellow), Wilson Chan (electrical engineer).

Cost: 70 dollars (for all 3) or 25 dollars each Saturday at the door.

1). Saturday November 17, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Theme: You as a Workplace Minister

2). Saturday November 24, 9:00 am. – 1:00 pm.

Theme: The What and Where of Workplace Ministry

3). Saturday December 1, 9:00 am. – 1:00 pm. 
Theme: Sustaining and Building Workplace Ministry

Available as a module (MM-10) in the Certificate in Marketplace Ministry (IMT). For more information contact registrar@imtglobal.org.

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Faith and Work Seminars at Tenth
Nov
24
9:00 AM09:00

Faith and Work Seminars at Tenth

Tenth Church and IMT Partnership

Most workplaces are not cozy, nurturing environments, especially not for Christians today who have become a minority and often encounter scrutiny, suspicion, and even outright hostility. Therefore, it is very tempting to withdraw and engage in church activities on Sundays while maintaining an inconspicuous profile doing one’s job Monday to Friday.

This seminar prepares one to combine work in the marketplace with pastoral care and ministry with colleagues and employees. This can happen whether the practitioner is the owner or CEO of a business and has direct influence on the organization and its workers or whether you are a worker with a circle of influence small or large in the workplace. Especially significant is ministering in a company or organization that is not a stated Christian company. All followers of Jesus are designated by the Bible as full-time ministers of God. We will be exploring how and why to do this where people spend most of their waking life—in the workplace.

Eugene Peterson, translator of The Message, said, “I’m prepared to contend that the primary location for spiritual formation is the workplace.”

Location: Tenth Church (Mount Pleasant) 11 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

Presenters: Dr. R. Paul Stevens, (Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology, Chairman, IMT), Sean Wood (Tenth Pastor), David Sayson (President IMT, aquaponics), Damon Mak (technologist), Chun Wei Huang (IMT Fellow), Wilson Chan (electrical engineer).

Cost: 70 dollars (for all 3) or 25 dollars each Saturday at the door.

1). Saturday November 17, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Theme: You as a Workplace Minister

2). Saturday November 24, 9:00 am. – 1:00 pm.

Theme: The What and Where of Workplace Ministry

3). Saturday December 1, 9:00 am. – 1:00 pm.

Theme: Sustaining and Building Workplace Ministry

Available as a module (MM-10) in the Certificate in Marketplace Ministry (IMT). For more information contact registrar@imtglobal.org.

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Finding Your Calling in Life and Work
Oct
13
to Nov 3

Finding Your Calling in Life and Work

  • West Point Grey Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This seminar aims to help students answer two fundamental questions about themselves:

  1. Who am I?
  2. What should I do with my life?

Combining teaching, cultural analysis, self assessment tools, personal counseling, and discussion groups, the seminar is a reflective experience in discernment concerning the way you have been made and the path to which the Creator and Leader of your life is pointing.

Email: registrar@imtglobal.org for more information

4 Saturday Afternoons from 1 pm - 5 pm. Oct 13, 20, 27 and Nov 3, 2018.

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Whose Work Matters to God
Oct
2
to Oct 23

Whose Work Matters to God

  • Richmond Emmanuel Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Work occupies a large chunk of our time. Many people think that it is nothing compared with full-time ministry in the church or voluntary work in a parachurch organization. But in reality work is part of our service to God and neighbour, is pleasing to God who created us to work, and is a major arena of spiritual formation. This is true even in less-than-ideal work situations. This seminar will explore what the Bible has to say about work, what work means in both Chinese and Christian cultures and how to turn work into a ministry.

4 Tuesday Evening Sessions, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

Email registrar@imtglobal.org for more information.

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Taking Your Soul to Work
Jun
4
to Jun 8

Taking Your Soul to Work

Work occupies a big chunk of life. Amid traffic jams, meetings and house chores, it's easy to become disconnected from God. This course is designed for managers, professionals, pastoral staff and home-makers who seek to take their souls to work. We will develop a theology and spirituality of work by studying biblical narrative, reading the ancient classics of Christian spirituality, and interacting with the latest research from leadership and management. Our learning environment will be highly dynamic -- incorporating group presentations, case studies, solitude, silence and conversations. From this course, you will gain a rhythm of action and reflection that will transform your workplace and society. Audit students are required to participate in all in-class assignments. Instructors: Paul Stevens and Alvin Ung. Contact registrar@regent-college.edu or registrar@imtglobal.org.

 

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Soul of Leadership in Seoul
Oct
15
to Oct 21

Soul of Leadership in Seoul

  • Torch Trinity Graduate University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course is both a "how to" and a "how come" investigation of leadership in business, not-for-profits, and churches, in both large and small enterprises. Leadership is understood as a relationship of influence in which goals are accomplished and followership is gained. Building on a solid theological foundation, the student will explore dimensions of leadership particularly focusing on the unique perspective gained from the Christian faith, including such virtues as faith, hope and love; critical perspectives as integrity and life-giving rhythms; and issues of success and failure, sex, money and power. Expected outcomes include: new working priorities; a Christian worldview; and integration of mind, heart and action.

Contact: Paul Stevens for more information paul@imtglobal.org | (604) 637-2250

Locations: Oct 15-21 Torch Trinity Graduate University; Oct 17-21 Westminster Graduate Theological School

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Taking your Soul to Work Certificate Course
Sep
28
to Oct 2

Taking your Soul to Work Certificate Course

  • Vancouver Christian Evangelical Free Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether you run your own business, work as a professional or a civil servant, are a blue collar or a white collar worker, do a paid job or voluntary work, have you asked yourself  the following questions:                

  • Does my job help me progress spiritually or hinder my spiritual growth?
  • How I can experience the presence of God in my work?
  • How can I integrate my faith and my work?

The objectives of this program are to identify a Theology of work and its application in different types of work, based in the teaching of the Bible; review the impact of sacred-secular dichotomy on work; and help participants find a practical and holistic spiritual theology.

VCEFC            Pastor Job    (604) 254-1242
VCCSTMTC     Sam                (604) 273-0223
IMTGlobal       Paul Stevens   (604) 637-2250

Email: contact@imtglobal.org

Lectures are accompanied by Cantonese translation

Dates: Thursday Sept 28, 7.00 pm-9.00 pm; Saturday Sept 30, 9.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m.; Monday Oct 2, 7.00-9.00 p.m.

Presenters: Dr. R. Paul Stevens, professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology, Regent College, and others.

Location: Vancouver Christian Evangelical Free Church, 3295 East BroadwayVancouver, BC, V6K 2H5Canada (map)

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Money Matters
Jul
24
to Jul 29

Money Matters

This course will explore the meaning of money, how money can become mammon and a power, what the Bible says about money, how the church in its history has dealt with money and stewardship as an approach to the ministry of money.  

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Aging Matters
Jun
17
to Jun 21

Aging Matters

Every ten seconds someone in North America becomes a senior. This demographic reality has inspired both fear and hope. This course will explore the challenges and opportunities of becoming an older adult (55+/-).

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Taking Your Soul to Work
Jun
5
to Jun 10

Taking Your Soul to Work

Work occupies a big chunk of life. Amid meetings and house chores, it's easy to become disconnected from God. This course is designed for managers, professionals, pastoral staff and home-makers who seek to take their souls to work.

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Vocational Discernment
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Vocational Discernment

  • Trinity Western University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

November 1-3 & 8-10  

This course aims to help students answer two fundamental questions about themselves: Who am I? What should I do with my life? While some of the application will concern finding or remaining in suitable employed work, the emphasis will be larger and deeper than finding the right job.

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