Date(s) - October 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015
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EQUIPPING LEADERS FOR TWO GENERATIONS MINISTRY IN THE ASIAN/CHINESE CANADIAN CHURCHES
-Regent College Anglican Studies Program
-Carey Theological College
-Hudson Taylor Centre for Chinese Ministries, Tyndale University College & Seminary
-Vancouver Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship
Speakers and Bible Teaching
Rev. Dr. Craig Smith
Professor of Biblical Studies, Carey Theological College
Craig Smith graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce & Finance, followed by a Master of Divinity from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, after which he received a ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago and finally a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Bristol, England. Although trained to be a CA, he worked three years for Canada Packers and Burns Meats as an operational manager.
Craig was Assistant Professor of NT in Manila Philippines for six years before working seven years as Associate Professor of NT and Director of the Postgraduate Research Studies at Trinity College in Bristol, England. Subsequently, he was Professor of Biblical Studies and Chair of the Theology and Ministry Department at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. Presently he is Professor of Biblical Studies at Carey Theological College on the UBC campus. He is ordained with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada and has been involved in overseas missions in Asia and pastoring cross-culturally including co-pastoring a Chinese congregation in the Philippines.
Craig has been involved in Christian theological education for 22 years. He and his wife Anne, who is also the pastor of The Church at Southpoint, have been married for 18 years and have two children, Johanna and Adam.
Rev. Warren Lai
Senior Pastor Emeritus, Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church, Ontario, Canada
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral & Chinese Ministry, & the Director of Hudson Taylor Centre for Chinese Ministries,, Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rev. Lai has been a pastor-teacher. He has taught at the Evangelical Theological College, OBC – OTS, Regent College, Carey College, and McMaster Divinity College. He considers this dual role as both an opportunity to summarize, reflect on, and refine what he has been practicing, and also an opportunity to put theories in the classroom through the crucibles of real-world practice.
Rev. Lai has a broad spectrum of experience in Pastoral ministry: church planting consultant (Mississauga CBC, Tuen Mun EFC, Markham CBC, and Pickering CBC), equipping specialist (Toronto Chinese Alliance Church), and missionary (with the Evangelical Free Church of North America). He has served on the board of many organizations, including the Council of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. Since returning to Canada in 1986, he has been the senior pastor of a multi-congregational and multi-generational church (Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church) – a ‘traditional’ church that can change and adopt quite a few ‘ahead of the curve’ ideas.
Rev. Canon David Short
Rector, St. John’s Vancouver
Executive Director, Artizo Institute
David Short has been the rector of St. John’s Vancouver Anglican Church since 1993. Born in Tanzania, Africa, raised in Africa and Sydney Australia, he graduated from Moore Theological College with first class honours, and was ordained priest in 1987. He has degrees from the University of Wollongong, Moore College, Sydney, and a ThM from Regent College in Vancouver.
David is a recognized Bible teacher, expository preacher and trainer. He is the a founder and Executive Director of the Artizo Institute – a Canadian intiative to identify and train young people who are gifted for pastoral ministry. He has served as a board member and theologian for the Anglican Network in Canada, upholding the orthodox, historic, biblical faith in the face of the theological innovation of the Anglican Church of Canada.
As a tribute to his ministry, David was appointed an Honourary Canon of St. Andrews Cathedral in Sydney, Australia in December 2008.
David and his wife, Bronwyn, have two boys – Benjamin and Joshua.