Short Course 2019 - Christian Veterinary Mission

Registration is Closed

Last-minute questions? Call 206-546-7248

Choose From Two Specialized Track Offerings

Workplace/Short-Term Track

Dive into our Workplace/Short-Term Track as we focus on using veterinary medicine as ministry in practice as well as around the world. Retreat to a beautiful setting with other veterinary professionals who love the Lord to be refreshed and reminded of why God has you in this profession. This year’s Workplace and Short-term Missions track will concentrate on caring for yourself, your team, and those you serve, as you share Christ’s love in your day to day interactions. Plus get 4 hours of CE! Check out the schedule for details about great speakers and topics you won’t want to miss!

Long-Term Track

Are you feeling God calling you to use your veterinary skills for intercultural missions? Then the Long Term Track is for you! Experience how to confirm God is calling you, where you can serve, and effective ways to use your veterinary skills, or the skills of your spouse or family in ministry. We will also cover how to identify additional training you may need, and how to raise both prayer and financial support for living internationally. Plus, you will have one-on-one mentoring time with past and current veterinary missionaries who can answer any questions you may have. Don’t miss this great time of exploration of God’s call to go to the Nations, to teach, to pray, and to worship with the CVM family at Short Course!

Speakers

Dr. Sandra Barrios

Worship Leader
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Dr. Lauren Charles

Finding Strength to Live Courageously from God's Word
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Dr. Kelly Crowdis

Strong and Courageous
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Drs. John and Laurie Day

Preparing to Go
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Dr. Brad Frye

Long Term Training
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Curtiss Gibbs

CVM Ministry Overview
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Dr. Rob Goodman

Self Care of Body, Mind, Spirit and Team
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Dr. Patrick Lai

Business for Transformation
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Dr. Monty Mathis

Long Term Training
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Dr. Elizabeth Mendoza

RLRI and Professional CVF
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Dr. Fred Van Gorkom

Long Term Training
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Program Summary


Thursday, September 19th - MC Dr. Brad Frye

Time Session
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration, Check-in and Housing Assignments

Learn More
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Time & Camp Activities

12:00 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Welcome & Opening Worship

Drs. Brad and Fred

2:00 PM

CVM Ministry Overview & Introductions

Curtiss Gibbs

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee/tea Break

3:00 PM

CVM in 2025

Dr. Duane Chappell, CVM Boardmember

3:30 PM

Veterinary Ministry Models while Serving in Missions

Dr. Brad Frye

4:15 PM

Finding Strength to Live Courageously from God's Word

Dr. Lauren Charles

6:00 PM

DINNER

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Worship

Dr. Sandra Barrios

8:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Introduction of International Guests and Friday Lunches

8:15 - 9:00 PM

Keynote

Drs. John and Laurie Day

9:00 PM

Fireside Stories

My Funniest or Favorite Vet Story (US/International)

Friday, September 20th - MC Dr. Lauren Charles

Time Session
8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Prayer and Praise

Dr. Sandra Barrios

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Long Term Track

Workplace - Short Term Track

Rev. Patrick Lai PhD

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Long-Term Track

Workplace - Short Term Track

Rev. Patrick Lai PhD

12:00 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

FREE TIME

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee/tea Break

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Long-Term Track

Workplace - Short Term Track

Rev. Patrick Lai PhD

6:30 PM

DINNER

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Worship

Dr. Sandra Barrios

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

How to Bless Your Mission Host & STM video

Panel (Drs. Kelly, Margaret, Monty, Fred)

8:30 - 9:30 PM

Keynote

Rev. Patrick Lai PhD

9:30 PM

Fireside Stories

How God Showed Up as I served (US/International)

Saturday, September 21st - MC Dr. Elizabeth Mendoza

Time Session
8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Worship

Dr. Sandra Barrios

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Long-Term Track

Workplace - Short Term Track

Dr. Rob Goodman

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee/tea Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Long-Term Track

Workplace - Short Term Track

Dr. Rob Goodman

12:00 PM

LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Long-Term Track

Workplace - Short Term Track

Dr. Rob Goodman

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee/tea Break

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Long-Term Track & Evaluation

Workplace - Short Term Track

Dr. Rob Goodman

6:00 PM

DINNER

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Worship

Dr. Sandra Barrios

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Final Challenge

Dr. Kelly Crowdis

9:00 PM

Fireside Stories

How is God calling me to be Strong and Courageous - with S'mores (US/International)

Sunday, September 22nd - MC Dr. Lauren Charles

Time Session
7:00 AM

Holy Communion and Healing Prayer

Dr. Rob Goodman

8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

Reflections and Sharing Time

Dr. Lauren Charles

10:00 AM

CHECK-OUT BY 11:00 AM

Location


Country Lake Christian Retreat

815 Country Lake Rd.
Underwood, IN 47177
www.countrylake.org

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Testimonials


Workplace Testimonials

"Pretty awesome to worship with like-minded Christians."

"I really felt the Spirit of God, great fellowship, teaching and great location and food."

"Encouraged /empowered to live out my faith at home. So powerful to worship with a room of veterinary professionals-glimpse of heaven."

"Good biblical message for spiritual health. Useful, needed."

"Excellent LT information. Informal interaction just as important as formal workshops. Honesty & Christian faith so important and clear. Thank you so much!"

"It was absolutely eye-opening and life-changing."

"I was reminded through speakers and conversations that my faithful obedience contributes to God's work, whether or not I see its results."

"Inspired me to make my practice a place of worship."

Long-Term Testimonials

"Short Course helped me to break through noise and distraction in my life."

"Convicting in my need to be more Christ-like at work."

"Hearing Stories of missionaries in the field. Fellowshipping w/other Vet Christians. Got a few ideas to take home & share."

"Very inspiring. Helpful. Excellent information."

"Good insights. Great to have folks from the field share how life was done."

Pricing

Prices listed below are US Currency – will convert to Canadian Currency at registration page


Registration Closed. Call 206-546-7248

Thursday-Sunday AM, includes Lodging and Meals unless otherwise stated

Vet Vet Tech /
Student /
Spouse
Commuter
(Meals & Program Only)
Children 2-18
Short Term Missions & Workplace Ministry Track $510 $370 $300 $120
Long Term Missions Track $400 $370 $300 $120

Registration for Short Course


Registration is Closed. Questions? Call 206-546-7248