The year is 2030. What does the Church in Canada look like? Hanging on or thriving? The same basic approach or a radically new model? These national leaders have a heart for the Kingdom, an eye on the future and deep connections across Canada. In this session they will discuss how we as the Church interact with and impact the ever changing Canadian cultural landscape for decades to come.
Mark grew up in an atheistic home and after his father’s death began a skeptical search for truth through science, philosophy and history, asking the big questions of life and eventually finding answers in Christianity. He felt called into pastoral ministry when he was 20 years old and in 2010 planted Village Church, which has since grown to a vibrant, multi-site church with a heart to reach the greater Vancouver area and beyond into Canada.
Shaila is the national director of Alpha Canada, the director of Alpha in the Workplace International and a member of the Alpha Global executive team. She also spent years helping women investigate their own spiritual lives through her work with Women in Leadership.
Mark & Karolyn Burch spent 23 years in local church ministry before transitioning to church planting leadership with the C2C network. C2C exists to catalyze church planting from sea to sea (Psalm 72:8) and partners with over 25 denominations to assess, coach, train and support church planters.
Tim gives leadership to a new vision in Canada called City Movement— designed to help business leaders, para-church ministries and churches advance the gospel in their city. Tim has served in a senior leadership role at The Meeting House, a multi-city church in Ontario. He is also the author of God Enters Stage Left, a creative retelling of God’s story.
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