One day of personal and professional development for you and your team.
Choose from 10 workshops and dive deep into one area of spiritual growth and ministry.
Friday, January 25
9:30AM - 3:45pM
Join award winning author and speaker Lisa Bevere and other incredible Canadian teachers as Gather Women hosts a day-long event for women from across the nation. Come to be connected, equipped, championed and mobilized through Biblical teaching, stories of hope and a journey into the message of Ezra 10:4: Rise Up. It’s In Your Hands. Take Courage. Do It. Rise above the winds and the waves of your everyday. Gather for a day to awaken the call of God on your life.
How we treat others is directly linked to how we see ourselves—as human beings. But defining our humanity is increasingly difficult in a world of polarizing political, scientific and religious views. Christians have the opportunity to offer clarity and point our culture to Jesus Christ, but first we have to know what we believe. In this interactive workshop Andy Steiger from Apologetics Canada explores four questions: What is human? What is the value of human life? What leads to human flourishing? How should humans live?
Two small verses in the book of John (John 5:39-40) should sound a blaring alarm for every parent and children’s ministry leader. Jesus told the religious leaders that although they knew the Scriptures inside and out, they did not have life because they missed what the Scriptures were all about: Him. This workshop offers guidance and practical tips to teach kids not just about the Bible, but to introduce them to Jesus Christ in the Bible.
Ministry leaders, are you ready for a challenge? We are called to preach salvation to a lost and hurting world. But what does salvation look like for men and women who’ve been sexually abused or are struggling with pornography and other addictions? What about the depressed, the perfectionists, the workaholics? Salvation is more than going to heaven after we die. It means we can be set free, made whole and delivered today! Learn how to present the full gospel of Jesus Christ—a salvation that includes healing—and watch God transform your ministry.
Want to grow your small group ministry? In this interactive, high-energy workshop you’ll develop skills in foundational small group ministry principles and practices. Learn how to choose the right systems, recruit and train the leaders you need and launch groups that people are excited to be a part of!
Tectonic movements are shifting both the cultural landscape and the church in Canada. Based on current data and trends, it’s easy to conclude the church is in crisis. But that’s not the whole story. There are also movements of unity, deeper dependency on the Holy Spirit and missional creativity sweeping across the church in Canada. Join Tim Day from City Movement and Jason Ballard from Alpha Canada in a conversation about these trends, our cultural moment and reasons for stepping into the future with optimism and hope.
Bible Journaling connects your faith to your creativity. Shanna Noel, owner of Illustrated Faith and founder of the Bible journaling community, offers everything you need to get started in this beautiful and inspirational world of spiritual creativity. Learn how refreshing it is to live in the Word!
NOTE: This workshop includes a Bible journaling kit specifically designed for you to fully engage. An additional fee of $25 will be charged for the kit.
Join Biblical scholar Hans Weichbrodt on a journey through Jerusalem’s rich and intriguing history to discover why the city is truly "the apple of God’s eye". Travel 4000 years back in time with Melchizedek and Abraham, examine the city’s profoundly prophetic Hebrew name and explore its extraordinary story before finishing your tour with our Saviour’s return and the millennial kingdom.
“If your church disappeared overnight would anyone—other than the members—notice?” That’s the question Jeff Lockyer forced himself to answer several years ago and it dramatically changed the trajectory of his small Ontario country church. It now serves the homeless, kids at risk and migrant workers at several urban sites and has created multiple new ‘front doors’ for evangelism. Discover what it would look like—theologically, strategically and practically—to orient your church towards compassion and justice to make a greater difference in your surrounding community.
Hear from members of Worship Central, Jesus Culture and from Brian Doerksen as they outline their unique perspective on worship and leading within the church. This will be a rich day of digging into worship—from theology and philosophy to practical tips—with global leaders in modern worship. Don’t miss it!