Summer Learning TracksFaith & Venture

In today’s globalized world, Christians are challenged to balance their values with the pressing demands of the workplace. Our “Faith and Venture” courses provide you with insight and fortification to live Christianly both in and through your vocation.

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All Faith & Venture Courses

  • Course
    Instructor
    Credits
    Term
  • APPL 507
    Vancouver
    With Skillful Hands and Integrity of Heart: Leadership Lessons from David
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    Jun 2 - Jun 6
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    APPL 507

    With Skillful Hands and Integrity of Heart: Leadership Lessons from David

    Poet. Warrior. Shepherd. Assassin. Worshipper. Adulterer. David was a man after God’s own heart, but he was also utterly human—prone to anger, pride, lust, fear, self-pity, and more. Though much about him inspires us, not everything invites our admiration or imitation. In this course, we will enter deeply into the David story, not to find leadership principles but to reflect on the life of a real leader in real life with all its tensions, contradictions, serendipities, and opportunities.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 521
    Vancouver
    Google, Government, and the Rise of the Information State
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Spring Session
    Jun 9 - Jun 13
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    INDS 521

    Google, Government, and the Rise of the Information State

    Loyalty programs at local gas stations or grocery stores, the rise of online shopping, and the growth of social media and Google has meant the rise of highly sought-after data, also known as “big data.” We live in a surveillance society that involves you as a consumer and a Christian. How did this culture develop and what are the benefits and consequences of a surveillance society? Examine these pressing questions and consider your own data practices in this timely course.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • APPL 560
    Vancouver
    Taking Your Soul to Work: Experiencing God in the Marketplace
    Paul Stevens
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jun 30 - Jul 4
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    APPL 560

    Taking Your Soul to Work: Experiencing God in the Marketplace

    This course is also offered as SPIR 560 (A) (Distance Education Option Available)

    This course will explore the integration of spirituality and work (business, trades, professions, volunteer service, and public service). In contrast with the dualistic approach (the upper level for the contemplative and the lower for the person engaging in a societal occupation) and the compartmentalization of Sunday from Monday, a fully biblical spiritual theology will be discovered as both applied and practical. The course will consider various approaches to integration, and the rich and diverse traditions of spirituality in the history of the people of God, especially the "mixed life." Further, issues raised in the workplace—work-life balance, success, ethics, failure, drivenness, ambition, and creativity—will be seen as opportunities to become a deeper person and to grow in faith, thus demonstrating that the journey inward and the journey outward are interdependent.

    Note: Class will be held on Canada Day, July 1. 

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Additional Info

    Note: This course has special drop deadlines. The deadline for dropping the course with refund is 4:30pm on Monday, June 30, 2014 (100% refund) or 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (75% refund). There are no refunds after July 2, but this course may be dropped without refund until July 4.

  • SPIR 560
    Vancouver
    Taking Your Soul To Work: Experiencing God in the Marketplace
    Paul Stevens
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jun 30 - Jul 4
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    SPIR 560

    Taking Your Soul To Work: Experiencing God in the Marketplace

    This course is also offered as APPL 560 (A) (Distance Education Option Available)

    This course will explore the integration of spirituality and work (business, trades, professions, volunteer service, and public service). In contrast with the dualistic approach (the upper level for the contemplative and the lower for the person engaging in a societal occupation) and the compartmentalization of Sunday from Monday, a fully biblical spiritual theology will be discovered as both applied and practical. The course will consider various approaches to integration, and the rich and diverse traditions of spirituality in the history of the people of God, especially the "mixed life." Further, issues raised in the workplace – work-life balance, success, ethics, failure, drivenness, ambition, and creativity – will be seen as opportunities to become a deeper person and to grow in faith, thus demonstrating that the journey inward and the journey outward are interdependent.

    Note: Class will be held on Canada Day, July 1.

    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Additional Info

    Note: This course has special drop deadlines. The deadline for dropping the course with refund is 4:30pm on Monday, June 30, 2014 (100% refund) or 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (75% refund). There are no refunds after July 2, but this course may be dropped without refund until July 4.

  • INDS 546
    Vancouver
    Finding Liberty: The Christian Roots of the Modern Conscience
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 7 - Jul 11
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 546

    Finding Liberty: The Christian Roots of the Modern Conscience

    This course is also offered as HIST 546

    “Equality,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville, is the “generative fact” of the modern age. It is also, he recognized, a product of Christianity. This course explores the Christian roots of modernity by showing the link between the empowerment of the individual conscience in the Reformation and the emergence of modern values of liberty, equality and democracy. Navigate the moral economy of the West and discover how secularism may not be all it appears.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:

    This course has no prerequisites.

  • APPL 520
    Vancouver
    Connect! Improve Your Speaking Skills for Life
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 14 - Jul 18
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    APPL 520

    Connect! Improve Your Speaking Skills for Life

    This course is also offered as INDS 520


    Whether you’re a newcomer to speaking, an experienced preacher seeking refreshment, a teacher in search of fresh insight, an executive needing to sharpen your presentation skills, or a professional increasingly in demand as a speaker, come sharpen your focus and increase your skills to accomplish God’s purposes through what is still the most powerful way to communicate.


    Maximum enrollment: 40 credit students, unlimited auditors.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 517
    Vancouver
    War of the Worldviews: Science and Faith in the Twenty-First Century
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 14 - Jul 18
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    INDS 517

    War of the Worldviews: Science and Faith in the Twenty-First Century

    Many people view science and religion as being in conflict with one another. According to the New Atheists, this is because science relies on rationality and evidence while religion is the result of faith and superstition. How should Christians respond to such suggestions? Examine the arguments that lie at the centre of this ongoing clash and learn why Christians have good reasons to not fear science.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • INDS 520
    Vancouver
    Connect! Improve Your Speaking Skills for Life
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 14 - Jul 18
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 520

    Connect! Improve Your Speaking Skills for Life

    This course is also offered as APPL 520

    Whether you’re a newcomer to speaking, an experienced preacher seeking refreshment, a teacher in search of fresh insight, an executive needing to sharpen your presentation skills, or a professional increasingly in demand as a speaker, come sharpen your focus and increase your skills to accomplish God’s purposes through what is still the most powerful way to communicate. 

    Maximum enrollment: 40 credit students, unlimited auditors.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • APPL 529
    Vancouver
    Leading Well in Demanding Times
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    APPL 529

    Leading Well in Demanding Times

    You are a leader or an emerging leader in the secular or Christian world. How can you stay rooted, radical, reflective, and renewed to be an effective leader in today’s global workplace? In this interactive course, we will draw from the biblical narrative and current experiences of Christian leaders and class participants. We will look at leading well through demanding times, making good decisions, thriving in your work, increasing your personal impact, enabling your team to thrive, coaching people effectively, and using your time and energy well.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • INDS 514
    Vancouver
    The Place of Law in God's World
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    INDS 514

    The Place of Law in God's World

    Throughout history, God’s people have had every conceivable relationship to law. What do Scripture and Christian traditions teach about law? The focus of this course will be on civil or positive law with a spotlight on abortion, poverty, gay marriage, the environment, immigration, human trafficking, capital punishment, and the separation of church and state. Should Christians be concerned with these issues? How should Christians respond to unjust rulers? Can the practice of law be a Christian calling?

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • INDS 529
    Vancouver
    Leading Well in Demanding Times
    1.00 - 2.00
    2014 Summer Session
    Jul 28 - Aug 1
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
    «
    INDS 529

    Leading Well in Demanding Times

    You are a leader or an emerging leader in the secular or Christian world. How can you stay rooted, radical, reflective, and renewed to be an effective leader in today’s global workplace? In this interactive course, we will draw from the biblical narrative and current experiences of Christian leaders and class participants. We will look at leading well through demanding times, making good decisions, thriving in your work, increasing your personal impact, enabling your team to thrive, coaching people effectively, and using your time and energy well.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info: