Events & Block Courses

Carey Events & Block Courses

Throughout the year Carey organises a variety of events as part of our community life and ongoing learning. From Orientation, Graduation, Open Days, SENDing and our annual Conference we are passionate about providing an environment where Christians can engage with contemporary issues and pursue opportunities for ongoing learning to provide depth and energy to their service to God, the church and the world.

Alongside our undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Applied Theology we offer a range of seminars, annual conferences, block courses and other events to stimulate discussion, challenge critical thinking and develop ministry and mission practitioners. They are an excellent opportunity for continued learning and to dip your toe into tertiary theological training.

We also organise a number of special events to ensure that every student feels welcome. We work hard to create an inclusive community that is fun, caring and nurturing.


2020 Events & Block Courses

Isaiah: Biblical and Missional Readings

In complex and turbulent times God’s people have always turned to the scriptures for help in making sense of what God is doing in human history (God’s mission) and what is expected of those faithful to God (the mission of God’s people).

20 – 22 April & 7 – 9 September 2020

Taught by Jonathan Robinson and Emma Stokes

Inner Healing

Who hasn’t been hurt by others? Who hasn’t struggled to process their own wounds? Have you ever wondered how people’s inner lives affect their relationships and ministries?

This course directly addresses these and numerous other key questions and issues. It offers a theological and psychological study of the theory, practice, and implications of Christian inner healing. 

28 April – 1 May & 31 August – 4 September

Taught by Dr Phil Halstead

Leadership: Divine and Human - Insights from Bonhoeffer

Are we to live extraordinary lives? Bonhoeffer, says no. Is the core purpose of the church to make this world a better place? Bonhoeffer, says no. Should pastors and leaders be ambitious? Bonhoeffer, says no. What then does he propose? To help us discover that we will have Bonhoeffer in conversation with Willow Creek and Bill Hybels. 

7 – 9 May & 1 – 3 July

Taught by Dr Mick Duncan

Christian Spirituality

Discover, practice and discuss a range of spiritual disciplines that will nurture your spiritual growth and sustain your witness and ministry for years to come.

13 – 14 August & 1 – 3 October

Taught by Alan Jamieson

Children's Ministry

This highly interactive course explores the biblical and theological foundations, current trends, and relevant issues in ministry to children and their families within a local church context. 

31 August – 4 September

Taught by Tammy Tolman & Annette Osborne

Introduction to Preaching

In “Introduction to Preaching” we will explore how to mine the Scriptures, discern its message, and bring the Word of God to bear on world of the listener. We will look at a range of ways to create sermons for a variety of settings.

If you sense the stirring of the Spirit to preach, or want to deepen your call in this ministry, or strengthen and refresh your preaching – “Introduction to Preaching” is for you.

7 – 11 September 

Taught by Rev Dr Geoff New