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ABOUT CAREY

CAREY’S VISION IS TO EMPOWER FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS FOR
EVERY GENERATION, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY.

This is done by providing theological education through credit programs ranging from certificate to doctoral levels; equipping the local church with online resources, workshops, seminars, retreats, and conferences; and offering students of the University of British Columbia discipleship through a Christian community and residence.

MISSION STATEMENT

 

CAREY’s mission is to re-imagine Christian discipleship by:

Delivering contextualized theological education

Building faith, character, and proficiency in students

Resourcing churches and agencies to advance their mission

Developing sustainable partnerships for our shared vision

STATEMENT OF THEOLOGICAL POSITION

CAREY accepts wholeheartedly the revelation of God given in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and confess the faith therein set forth, asserting here explicitly the doctrines which are regarded as crucial to the understanding and proclamation of the Gospel and to practical Christian living:

  • The sovereignty, love, and grace of God, the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
  • The divine inspiration of Holy Scripture and its entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  • The value of each human being as created by God. The universal sinfulness of humankind since the fall, which alienates all from God and subjects all to condemnation.
  • The full deity and humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, whose substitutionary sacrifice is the sole ground of redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin.
  • The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.
  • The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God, the Holy Spirit, in the believer.
  • The church as set forth in the New Testament and understood historically by the Baptist community.
  • The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, our participation in the resurrection, and the hope of eternal life.

STATEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Carey Theological College is committed to offering quality theological education that meets the highest standards of academic excellence and effectively prepares students for ministry. To ensure that these goals are met, Carey’s curricula are regularly reviewed by faculty to incorporate continual improvement. Student evaluations are another measure used to assess educational effectiveness, and the data obtained from the evaluations is incorporated into ongoing refinement of curricula and programs. Students are surveyed using the Entering and Graduating Student Questionnaires, as well as on the completion of each course on the quality of instruction and the instructional methods used, and the extent to which stated course objectives are met.

Other measures of educational effectiveness for each of our degree programs are shown below.

1. Doctor of Ministry

DMIN GRADUATION RATES
Year of Admission Students Admitted Students Graduated Graduation Rate (%)
2010 4 7 175%
2011 8 6 75%
2012 6 3 50%
2013 12 5 42%
2014 6 5 83%
2015 7 6 86%
2016 2 8 400%

 

DMIN VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT
Year of Graduation Graduates in Relevant Vocational Placement (%) (within 1 year)
2010 100%
2011 100%
2012 100%
2013 100%
2014 100%
2015 100%
2016 100%

 

2. Master of Divinity

During the course of a students’ progress in the Master of Divinity program, the growth of the student is reviewed in all dimensions of life, including the academic, spiritual, personal, social, and vocational. This process involves the faculty, persons involved with the student in the Supervised Ministry program, the Profile of Ministry Stage 2 indicator, and the student’s own continued discernment. The student’s readiness and suitability for ministry are recognized by the granting of the Affirmation for Ministry, and through this process the faculty are also informed of the effectiveness of the program as a whole in preparing students for ministry. For the students graduating with MDiv in 2010, 2011 and 2012, over 96.8% of students achieved the Affirmation for Ministry designation.

MDIV GRADUATION RATES
Year of Admission Students Admitted Students Graduated Graduation Rate (%)
2010 20 4 20%
2011 24 7 29%
2012 6 7 117%
2013 10 4 40%
2014 14 11 79%
2015 5 7 140%
2016 9 9 100%

 

MDIV VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT
Year of Graduation Graduates in Relevant Vocational Placement (%) (within 1 year)
2010 100%
2011 54%
2012 100%
2013 100%
2014 100%
2015 80%

 

3. Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation

MASF GRADUATION RATES
Year of Admission Students Admitted Students Graduated Graduation Rate (%)
2010 19 n/a
2011 9 n/a
2012 11 7 64%
2013 9 2 22%
2014 12 8 67%
2015 6 12 200%
2016 11 5 45%

 

Note: 2010 was the first intake year for Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation, so the first graduating class was in 2012.

MASF VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT
Year of Graduation Graduates in Relevant Vocational Placement (%) (within 1 year)
2010 n/a
2011 n/a
2012 100%
2013 100%
2014 75%
2015 60%

This year, Carey Theological College is engaging in a comprehensive institutional self-study as part of our accreditation with the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). The self-study includes a site-visit by an evaluation committee in November 2017.

To help us perform a thorough evaluation of the effectiveness of our degree programs, Carey invites feedback from students, alumni, Board members, and any other members of our constituency who may wish to offer comments on the strengths of our school and programs and the areas where we need to improve.

Feedback in any form is always welcome, but for the purposes of this self-study it is important for us to receive feedback in writing. Comments can be forwarded to Carey by email, care of:  kradant@carey-edu.ca. Comments can also be sent directly to the ATS Commission on Accrediting, care of our ATS Staff liaison Tom Tanner, at tanner@ats.edu.

 


 

Carey Theological College, a ministry of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada(www.cbwc.ca), is evangelical and utterly committed to Jesus Christ and His gospel. Doctrinally, it takes its position in the mainstream of evangelical Protestantism. It is committed to the historic, orthodox teachings of Christianity as revealed in the scriptures. This theological position allows for working relationships with various churches and para-church ministries, demonstrating openness while remaining true to the Baptist community.

Carey Theological College is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), and the following degree programs are approved:

Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Master of Pastoral Ministry (MPM)
Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation (MASF)
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Carey Theological College is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program.

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

In the event that a student raises complaints regarding Carey’s compliance to the Commission Standards of Accreditation, the student should submit his or her complaint in writing to the Vice President Academic.  An investigation committee will be formed and a written statement of the ruling will be issued to the student.  If the student is not satisfied, the ruling may be appealed in a written summation to the President. If the student is still not satisfied, he or she may contact the Carey Hall Board of Administration.

 

Carey Theological College is also affiliated with the University of British Columbia(www.ubc.ca). As an affiliated college of the University of British Columbia, Carey has access to the many university facilities. Although affiliation with UBC means that established criteria are met by Carey Theological College, it does not imply any scrutiny or approval of course offerings by the University of British Columbia Senate. The programs of Carey Theological College are subject to continuous approval of the college’s Senate.