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Canaan English Ministry Retreat Info (Aug 9-11)

English Ministry Retreat

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A Retreat for College students, Young Adults, Singles, and Families

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Building on this year’s English Ministry theme, “Connect” – connecting to God, God’s people (the church), and God’s world – the goal of our retreat will be invite everyone connected to Canaan’s English Ministry to “Come Together” and build up a community of love and unity. We especially encourage those who have not been as involved with Canaan’s English ministry recently or feel a bit disconnected to come and learn how to be a Christ-centered community!

Sabrina and Kevin

Sabrina and Kevin

Our speaker will be Sabrina Chan, Senior Area Director, Silicon Coast, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Sabrina Chan has been leading InterVarsity ministry in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 3 years. But she calls herself a Texan because of her 15 years there – first as a student at Rice University, then as a computer engineer, and finally 9 leading InterVarsity at the University of Texas. While there she also helped plant and lead a church community – Mosaic Austin. The church ordained her in 2009.

She recently completed her MA in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and has also served on InterVarsity’s Asian American Leadership Team for 9 years. She mentors staff and students in leadership development, and preaches regularly at her church. She enjoys hanging out with her husband Kevin, bike commuting, photography, live music, and breakfast tacos.

DATES: Friday, August 9 (evening) through Sunday, August 11 (lunch)

LOCATION: U.C. Santa Cruz, College Nine Apartments
These recently built apartments nestled among beautiful redwood trees at U.C. Santa Cruz are furnished with linens and convenient for retreat participants, including families with small children. The apartments are very close to the dining hall (good food with large selection) and retreat meeting rooms. Each apartment unit has 2-4 bedrooms and its own kitchen, living room, and bathroom.

SCHEDULE [click this link for the latest schedule]

Please do not let cost deter you, your friends, and family from coming! We want all of Canaan EM’s adults to participate! The following is a breakdown of fees (subsidized by Canaan); they include lodging for two nights, meals, and Campus activity fees:

  • $100 $110 $120 per adult (12 and up)
  • $85 $95 $105 per college student (special discounted rate)
  • $85 $95 $105 per child in bed (ages 3-11)
  • $25 $35 $45 for child without bed (ages 3-11 bringing sleeping bag or sleep on sofa)
  • $0 for children 0-2 (free meals and no bed, but they still need to be registered for proper headcount and room assignment purposes)
  • For commuter rates, contact May Liu (Registrar) [EMAIL MAY]


  • Fees have gone up $10/person – late register period
  • Except kids 0-2, who are free as long as they register.
  • Cancellation policy: Full refund if requested by end of June. 50% refund if requested in July and August.


After you register, we will email you a summary of charges. You can then write a check to “Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church” and give to Shirley Tai or Torence Lu. [updated]


About Tim Tseng, Ph.D.

I am Pacific Area Director of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship's Graduate and Faculty Ministries. I'm also a historian, theological educator, and pastor.


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