This is a Carey resource page for all the reading materials, article links, and references tied to our various past and present seminars, workshops, and retreats.


Seminar Options  is a varied gathering of resources developed and offered to local churches across Western Canada at the request of the local church. The Institute will design a seminar and resources specific to your context! Email or call 604.225.5917 (direct).

Board Leadership Basic Training: Video and Participant Notes~Call 604.225.5917 to access full series for $99.

Participant Notes — Modules 1 sample pg 1-6   AND   VideoSAMPLE

General  Resources for Preaching & Worship

Calvin Institute for Christian Worship


Ministry Matters

Sermon Series Graphics


Liturgical Year (aka the Church Calendar)
The Church calendar is an annual cycle of celebrations (or feasts) interspersed with ‘Ordinary Time.’

The Year begins with Advent, a four-week season which anticipates the birth of Jesus Christ. The birth of Jesus is celebrated at Christmas, followed by Epiphany (from Greek, meaning “to reveal”) and Jesus’ baptism. The first season of Ordinary Time falls between Epiphany and Lent.

Lent is traditionally a penitential season of purification and contemplative prayer. This is a time to meditate upon the Passion of Jesus Christ. Holy Week includes Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. This week moves through the events which happened in last week of Jesus’ life, including his death and resurrection. Following Easter is the second season of Ordinary Time.

Revised Common Lectionary
A searchable database of scripture readings for every day and season of the church calendar. It is built on a three-year cycle which moves through the entire Bible in three years and it also includes occasional artistic and iconographic resources.

 LENT Resources

Lent is a time to prepare for personal spiritual renewal. It is a time to quiet ourselves that we might see the Savior and His wonderful work in the glory of the cross. Through study and reflection let God’s grace complete you, and Jesus’ death make you alive!

2012 Lenten Series from Carey Archives
WEEK ONE       Dennis Stone 
WEEK TWO      Devin Seghers 
WEEK THREE   Jeremy Bell  
WEEK FOUR     Tom Lavigne 
WEEK FIVE       Brian Stelck 
WEEK SIX         Rob Ogilvie (in process- available Feb. 26)
Reflective Questions Week 1-6 2012
Lenten Calendar 2014  created by Dr. Joyce Chan of Carey
Lenten Readings


Order of Service

Good Friday sample,  Good Friday 2012 , Good Friday 2013,  Tenebrae Service 2014

 Maundy Thursday 2014
Ash Wednesday 2014
Journey to the Cross Guidebook
Journey To The Cross (children)

 EASTER Resources (more coming soon)

Easter Readings


 ADVENT Resources

CBWC Justice & Mercy Network: Peace of Advent Flyer 2014

Advent at Home booklet 

Watching and Waiting with Children – Advent 2013

The Canadian Baptist Advent Reader

Advent Reader 2013 (from Kitsilano Christian Community)

“If the Real Story Be Told”, a 16-page booklet from Rev. Darrell Johnson introducing the unbelievable and true story of Christmas.  [Only available from FBC directly!].

The Most Wonderful Time of All Years — an advent reader from Darrell — available from amazon as a kindle, from FBC Vancouver as a paperback, and from Regent bookstore.

The Light Shines– A complete curriculum (Themes, Scriptures, Actions, Writing Activity, and Prayer) for children and families based upon John 1:5.

Calvin Institute for Christian Worship – Practical resources for advent worship planning, advent  readings etc.

Videos (worship house media)

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (mini-movie for Sunday worship via painting) All of creation, all of God’s story, all of us, long for Christ’s coming. Watch this moving piece that illustrates how all of history culminates in the birth of Jesus. Music by Marcy Priest.

Advent Candle  Readings

Hope, Love, Joy, Peace

Hope, Love, Joy, Peace – Presbyterian Resource

Teaching Resources

Advent Wreath Explained

Preaching Resources

Sermons, Essays & Stories (Faith and Leadership Forum)

Sermon Series

Advent Sermon Series Ideas (Ministry Matters)

Advent Sermon Ideas and examples (Preaching Today)

Worship Resources

Other Resources

Calvin Institute for Christian Worship – Practical resources for lenten worship planning


Ministry Matters

Sermon Series Graphics

Feel free to return here in the future as new items will be added throughout the year.