Day 3 | Break Forth Canada 2017

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That’s a wrap for Break Forth Canada 2017.

Our day here in Edmonton began with a morning of electives from many more of our fantastic presenters. The line-up included such names as Donna Carter, the D6 Family Team, Abdu Murray and Andy Steiger of Apologetics Canada.

For our closing session Anthony Evans, a former contestant on The Voice, led us in worship. His powerful voice and compelling words brought us together as One Church, serving One God, standing together on this One Weekend. 

Luis Palau closed us out with both his wit and wisdom, as he spoke of the stirrings of a revival in Canada. 

Our prayer is that over this weekend you’ve been encouraged, uplifted, challenged and renewed. It’s been a joy and our privilege to serve you and spend the weekend together. We’re so thankful for your support this year - thank you for being a part of Break Forth Canada 2017. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!

 
 
 

 
 

Session Recordings Available

Want to relive the weekend and share it with a friend? Click the button below to download session recordings. If you weren't able to come this year, this is a great way to get a taste of what Break Forth Canada is like: 

 
 
 

DAY 2 | Break Forth Canada 2017

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Break Forth Canada is in full swing and the halls of the Shaw Conference Centre were buzzing today as people made their way between speaker presentations, panel talks and live music sessions.

Bethel Music and Bruxy Cavey started the day on the main stage where Bruxy embraced our theme of One God and One Church - calling us to be a people whose lives are marked by love, grace and mercy.

The elective sessions throughout the day were chalk full of rich teaching from many Break Forth favourites; Shaunti Feldhahn, Gary Thomas, Gracia Burnham, Carey Nieuwhof and so many more.

 
 

We wrapped the night with an incredible performance from MercyMe. The energy in the crowd was awesome as people were inspired by the music and moved by the words the band spoke.

If you’re joining us on Sunday, and haven’t yet had a chance to check out Stage 1 in Hall D - be sure to stop by. You’ll find short Ted-style talks from many of our presenters as well as live music in a relaxed come and go as you like type atmosphere.

DAY 1 | Break Forth Canada 2017

Break Forth Canada kicked off with a morning of intensive learning workshops. A variety of presenters taught on this years theme - One. One God. One Church. One Weekend.

Chris Brown had the room laughing with his energy and intensity as he challenged listeners to think about what makes them tick. “God really, really wants you to be you. Unapologetically. Be you.” He reminded us - God has called each of us to a specific place to be who he has uniquely created us to be.

Gary Thomas taught a series entitled A Lifelong Love. Our marriages are so different than planting a tree, he explained. With a tree, we just put it in the ground and walk away. But a marriage is like building a house brick by brick. So how do we do it? “If we want to grow in our relational intimacy we need to grow in honesty. If we really want marital intimacy, we need to stop with the secrets!” Gary’s challenge to marriages was refreshing and heartfelt.

Jen Pollock Michel asked the question - is God really good? In our experiences of suffering can we know God to be good? What about in our experiences of shame? Her talk was full of encouragement about God’s love for us and how extravagant it is. In fact, “It’s so big it looks crazy!”

These sessions and many more (Carey Nieuwhof, Bruxy Cavey, D6 Family Team) ran right through the afternoon, which offered plenty of opportunity for attendees to catch their favourites.

 
 

The evening began on the main stage where Bethel Music set the tone for the evening, leading us in worship together as One Church. They were followed by Louie Giglio.

"I came all the way to Edmonton to tell you - do not give the enemy a seat at your table.” This was Louie Giglio’s passionate challenge. He inspired with his words, proclaiming that we are people of worth. While this may not be what we hear from the world around us - we can hear it from Jesus. “The one who is our Shepherd and can handle all that we cannot. The one who is our everything, so we don’t need anything.” Louie’s heart, his intensity and his fervour ran us straight to the arms of Jesus.

The night wrapped up with a few entertainment events. The Skit Guys, a GMA concert series and the Break Forth Canada Film Festival.

The Skit Guys had a full house laughing as they told hilarious stories with biblical truths threaded throughout. Their ability to make you think and challenge your heart - all while laughing - is something special.

The GMA concert series included Informants, Steve Bell and Tim and the Glory Boys. It was a beautiful time of worship as we stood and sang together as One Church in Jesus name. Of course, the night wouldn’t have been complete without the crowd being up on their feet, gathered ‘round the bearded Glory Boys in campfire fashion as they plucked their strings and took requests!.

 

 

Concert Tickets Now Available!

Starting to get into the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season? This year, skip the lineups and get your loved ones a gift that speaks to the heart.

MercyMe - one of the best Christian bands of all time - is coming to Break Forth Canada January 28th. Concert tickets are just $35. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who could use some encouragement heading into the new year.

Tickets are also available for The Skit Guys Comedy Show and the GMA Canada Concert featuring Tim and the Glory Boys, Informants, and Steve Bell.

 
 

 
 

Note: All concerts are included in the Main Conference registration. If you are registered for the Main Conference, you do not need to purchase concert tickets for yourself.