Short Course Spotlight - Christian Veterinary Mission

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May 20-23, 2021

Short Course Spotlight - Long-Term Missions

Short Course Spotlight

Exploring Long Term Missions

Our God is a missionary God! From Genesis to Revelations He has revealed His heart that all people groups in the world would come to know Him. He calls us to go as His witnesses into all the world – and He is with us, even to the end of the age.

So how are we doing? In the world today, over 40% of all people groups – about 2.3 billion people have NO access to the Gospel. Almost 85% of all Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims have never met a follower of Jesus Christ. Yet veterinary professionals are uniquely gifted and strategic for this task, able to combine their vocation with missions in ways that open doors to share about the love and grace of Jesus Christ even across other cultures.

Is God tugging at your heart with what is in His heart? Do you wonder how to discern His calling on your life? Do you think God can’t use you? Do you wonder what it takes to get there, or what it takes to stay there? Are you uncertain about being single, or female in a cross-cultural context? Do you need to have large animal experience to go? What about school debts, or travelling with a family? How do missionary kids attend school? What about long-term health issues? Do you need seminary or other training? Just what does veterinary missions look like? What opportunities are ready for you right now?!

Come explore answers to these questions and many more. Fellowship, worship and pray together with like-minded pilgrims. Hear stories from some who have actually been there – and who love it, and know the privilege of our calling to be laborers in His harvest.

Speakers

Dr. Lauren Charles

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Dr. Monty Mathis

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Dr. Karen Stoufer

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Dr. Fred Van Gorkom

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Program Summary


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration, Check-in and Housing Assignments

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

DINNER & Fellowship

7:30 PM

Welcome, CVM Overview, Worship & Prayer

TEAM

Friday, May 21, 2021

Time Session
8:00 AM

BREAKFAST & Fellowship

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Prayer and Praise

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Who are you? Why Are You Here?

TEAM

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Introduction to Long Term Missions

Dr. Fred Van Gorkom

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

The Road (and Roadblocks) to Long Term Missions

Dr Monty Mathis

12:00 PM

LUNCH & Fellowship

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Discerning Your Call

Dr. Fred Van Gorkom

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee/tea Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Single, Married, Spouse, Children: God Uses Everyone!

TEAM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Building a Healthy Home Overseas

TEAM

5:00 PM - 6:00pm

What Does It Take To Go?

Dr. Fred Van Gorkom

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

DINNER & Fellowship

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

3-D Gospel

Drs. Fred Van Gorkom & Karen Stoufer

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time Session
8:00 AM

BREAKFAST & Fellowship

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Prayer & Praise

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Training for Increased Success

Dr. Karen Stoufer

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee/tea Break

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Raising Support: Myths and Privilege

Dr. Fred Van Gorkom

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Launching Deputation

Dr. Fred Van Gorkom

12:00 PM

LUNCH & Fellowship

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Steps to Resilience

Dr. Monty Mathis

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Security Concepts

Dr. Fred Van Gorkom

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Coffee/tea Break

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Veterinary Ministry: What It Looks Like

TEAM

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Opportunities Calling Your Name

TEAM

5:00 PM - 6:00pm

Reflection, Evaluation, Next Steps

6:00 PM

DINNER & Fellowship

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Movie: "Insanity of God"

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Time Session
8:00 AM

BREAKFAST & Fellowship

8:45 AM

Prayer & Praise

11:00 AM

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Location


Country Lake Christian Retreat

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

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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


Children (under 18 years old) are welcome; their housing is free. However, there is a charge for their food, whether in a room or community; and we need to alert the campground managers to confirm space is availble. No child care is provided. Because of concerns about the pandemic, only couples and families will be allowed to share a room; everyone else should sign up for a single-occupancy room. Participants who commute to the course can register to pay food only.


Occupancy Type Meals Option Price
Single-Occupancy Room with Food $550.00
Double-Occupancy Room with Food (couples & families only) $950.00
One Person, Commuter (no room) Food Only $290.00
Child, (<18yrs, in room or commuter) Food Only $110.00

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