Short Course 2019 - Christian Veterinary Mission

September 19-22, 2019

Country Lake Christian Retreat

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. 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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Rob Goodman

Self Care of Body, Mind, Spirit and Team
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Evan Kubicek

Witnessing through building relationships over time, loving people well, ministering to staff, to clients and to vendors
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Monty Mathis

Long Term Training
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Fred Van Gorkom

Long Term Training
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Brad Frye

Long Term Training
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Patrick Lai

Business for Transformation
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Program Summary


Thursday, September 19th

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

2:00 PM

Finding Strength to Live Courageously from God's Word

Dr. Lauren Charles

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Coffee/tea Break

3:00 PM

CVM in 2025

CVM Boardmember

4:00 PM

Ministry Models in Long Term, Short Term and Mission, Vision, Values

Dr. Brad Frye

5:00 PM

Workplace & Student Ministry

6:00 PM

DINNER

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Worship

8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

General Program

Drs. John and Laurie Day

9:00 PM

Fireside Stories

Friday, September 20th

Time Session
8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Prayer and Praise

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Long Term Track

Workplace - Short Term Track

Evan Kubicek & Patrick Lia

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Long-Term Track

Workplace - Short Term Track

Evan Kubicek & Patrick Lia

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

Evan Kubicek & Patrick Lia

6:00 PM

DINNER

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Worship & Panel

How to Bless Your Long-Term Host

8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Patrick Lai

General Session

9:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Fireside Stories - How God Showed Up

Saturday, September 21st

Time Session
8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Worship

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

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Long-Term Track

Workplace - Short Term Track

Dr. Rob Goodman

6:00 PM

DINNER

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Worship & Final Challenge

Dr. Kelly Crowdis

9:00 PM

Fireside Stories

Sunday, September 22nd

Time Session
8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

9:00 AM

Communion and Closing Thoughts

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

Campground Map

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


Register Today!

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

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