Schedule

Day 1

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Registration

9:15 am - 10:45 am

The Great Need for Evangelism

Will Graham

We begin with a rally around our common heart for reaching lost people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Few people can talk with more authority about evangelism than the Graham family who have a legacy that has impacted nations around the world. Now it’s time for Canada!

E-DNA: You Can't Start a Fire Without a Spark

David Arrol Macfarlane

We are so grateful for the plethora of great training material, videos, tracts, programs and so much more that we have access to in English to help us evangelize. We are spiritually rich indeed. In this keynote David Arrol Macfarlane will share (from his observations across Canada) 4 steps that can spark evangelism in any congregation so as to impact our communities for Christ.

Worship

Greg Sykes

10:45 am - 11:05 am

Break

11:05 am - 12:05 am

Intercultural Keynote Speakers

Great Prospects: The New Face of Canada

David Arrol MacFarlane - BGEAC

A study of past, present and future immigration trends and the amazing opportunities to reach the mission field coming to our backyards.

One Church, Many Nations

Dr. Sam Owusu - Calvary Worship Centre, Surrey BC

How, with intentionality, a congregation can reach cross-culturally and be richer for it.

Reaching New Canadians

Rick and Patti Love - Love New Canadians

How to use ESL as a doorway to building bridges to new immigrants.

12:05 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Session 1

Option 1

Seven Steps to Position a Church to Reach Multiculturally

David Arrol Macfarlane - BGEAC

Discover seven simple (but totally transforming) steps to lead a church on the journey towards genuinely reflecting the changing ethnic diversity of your neighbourhood. Learn the seven “R’s” of authentic intercultural growth steps from a practitioner who travels across our nation helping churches in cross cultural evangelism.

Option 2

One Church, Many Nations

Dr. Sam Owusu - Calvary Worship Centre, Surrey BC

How, with intentionality, a congregation can reach cross-culturally and be richer for it.

Option 3

Reaching New Canadians

Rick and Patti Love - Love New Canadians

How to use ESL as a doorway to building bridges to new immigrants.

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

Break

2:50 pm - 3:35 pm

Elective Session 1

Option 1

The Spiritual Climate in Canada Today

Rick Hiemstra - EFC

From the most recent Canadian statistics about spiritual and social trends learn what Canada looks like now and how different it will look in five years.

Option 2

Reaching Children with the Good News

Kendra Shields - OCC

From their international experience in more than 100 different countries, OCC is well positioned to explain how the Gospel can be made relevant to children not only overseas but specially here at home in our neighbourhoods.

Option 3

Impacting the Next Generation

Ryan Moffat - ALPHA

Creativity in evangelism. How building relationships and this proven tool can be used in fresh new ways to attract and present the Gospel to adults.

Option 4

After Evangelism-Discipleship in the making

Jeremy Doorten - I am Second

Keeping the catch is just as important as fishing for men. We love evangelism but Discipleship is what Jesus commanded us to do and it is what leads to multiplication – without it we might add but never multiply. Learn new ways to help recent believers become grounded in the Word of God so as to share their faith.

Option 5

Outside, Inside, and Out

Jonathan Gallo and Andrew Rutledge

Yes I want to reach my community and see my church grow!  Now what?  This workshop is about thinking different and equipping you to put together a strategy that works for your church.  Learn about some practical tools to reach, assimilate, and disciple young families, young adults, and millennials who are far from God.

Option 6

Reawakening Evangelism in a Changing Canadian Landscape

Dr. Derrick Mueller - BGEAC

To truly be effective in evangelism is to know the current landscape of Canada. This session will explore what are the different facets and realities facing the church today, explore the traits of an innovative and creative church, and give tools to continue the conversation on sharing the gospel in Canada.The session will also review the data from a cross Canada training events and surveys on the traits of innovative  and creative churches.

3:50 pm - 4:35 pm

Elective Session 2

Option 1

Impacting the Next Generation

Ryan Moffat - ALPHA

Creativity in evangelism. How building relationships and this proven tool can be used in fresh new ways to attract and present the Gospel to adults.

Option 2

The Spiritual Climate in Canada Today

Rick Hiemstra - EFC

From the most recent Canadian statistics about spiritual and social trends learn what Canada looks like now and how different it will look in five years.

Option 3

Reaching Children with the Good News

Kendra Shields - OCC

From their international experience in more than 100 countries, OCC is well positioned to explain how the Gospel can be made relevant to children not only overseas but specially here at home in our neighbourhoods.

Option 4

Outside, Inside, and Out

Jonathan Gallo, Andrew Rutledge 

Yes I want to reach my community and see my church grow!  Now what?  This workshop is about thinking different and equipping you to put together a strategy that works for your church.  Learn about some practical tools to reach, assimilate, and disciple young families, young adults, and millennials who are far from God.

Option 5

Reawakening Evangelism in a Changing Canadian Landscape

Dr. Derrick Mueller - BGEAC

To truly be effective in evangelism is to know the current landscape of Canada. This session will explore what are the different facets and realities facing the church today, explore the traits of an innovative and creative church, and give tools to continue the conversation on sharing the gospel in Canada.The session will also review the data from a cross Canada training events and surveys on the traits of innovative  and creative churches.

Option 6

Innovation and Creativity in Multicultural Evangelism

Ayanna Solomon - Jesus in the City/Festival of Praise

In Toronto each year dozens of churches unite to make a statement to the city through an intercultural march. Learn how you can mobilize unity amongst congregations of different denominations and create a wave of action in your city. You will hear an inspiring example at this seminar.

4:35 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner Break (Free Time)

6:30 pm

Reaching the Masses One by One

Will Graham

Following in the footsteps of his famous grandfather and father, Will Graham has taken on the mantle of an evangelist and has seen many campaigns in Canada and overseas. You will be inspired and encouraged as you hear him expound the Bible with the insight and authority.

Worship

Greg Sykes

Special Guests

Friends of Jesus Christ Dance Team

Juggling

Bob Cates

Day 2

7:30 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:15 am

The Challenge to Evangelism Today

Mark Hughes

If you care about spreading the Good news of the Gospel, you are already aware of the many obstacles that try to stop us at every turn. This plenary talk comes from a practitioner with many years’ experience of breaking through the common barriers that would stop us from reaching people with the Gospel. Come and be challenged and inspired.

Worship

Greg Sykes

10:15 am - 10:35 am

Break

10:35 am - 11:35 am

Innovation Keynote Speakers

The Creative Culture for Evangelism

Mark Hughes - Church of the Rock, Winnipeg, MB

Effective evangelism today is most often birthed out of a highly creative culture.  This seminar is a snapshot of the time proven creative process (used by the likes of people like Disney) to turn radical evangelistic ideas into effective Gospel initiatives.

My Hope: Creative Media and Storytelling in Outreach

Dr. Derrick Mueller - BGEAC

Learn about one of BGEA's most cutting edge and creative outreach tools that has affected millions of people to make a decision for Christ. Learn the power of story and how our stories transform others. This seminar will feature practical ways to engage people by personal, video, and interactive stories. Our story connects with others and gives us a bridge to connect others to Christ. Learn about the My Hope project and the many ways it is being used to share the gospel.

Juggling as Outreach

Bob Cates - Comedy in Motion

Bob has been using his clean comedy, champion juggling skills and ability to clearly share the Gospel to assist churches, ministries and faith based conventions full time for over 22 years. Learn how he uses his entertaining skill as a unique and engaging outreach.

11:35 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Option 1

My Hope: Creative Media and Storytelling in Outreach

Dr. Derrick & Stacey Mueller - BGEAC

Learn about one of BGEA's most cutting edge and creative outreach tools that has affected millions of people to make a decision for Christ. Learn the power of story and how our stories transform others. This seminar will feature practical ways to engage people by personal, video, and interactive stories. Our story connects with others and gives us a bridge to connect others to Christ. Learn about the My Hope project and the many ways it is being used to share the gospel.

Option 2

Juggling as Outreach

Bob Cates - Comedy in Motion

Bob has been using his clean comedy, champion juggling skills and ability to clearly share the Gospel to assist churches, ministries and faith based conventions full time for over 22 years. Learn how he uses his entertaining skill as a unique and engaging outreach.

Option 3

The Creative Culture for Evangelism

Mark Hughes - Church of the Rock, Winnipeg MB

The gospel never changes, but the methods of communicating it require innovative approaches for a busy and distracted world. In this session we will look at how the church can leverage events, festivals, and special days as evangelistic opportunities that will impact our communities.  You will hear stories of how outlandish creative zeal has been effectively used to reach even people who are far from God. 

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Break

2:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Creative Evangelism in a Multi-ethnic Church

Dr. Sam & Rosemond Owusu - Calvary Worship Centre, Surrey BC

How to use cultural distinctives, different music styles, traditions, images, and history to present the Gospel in a way that is not only relevant, but attractive to people regardless of their ethnicity.

Social Action with Powerful Evangelism

Claude Houde - Eglise Nouvelle Vie, Montreal QC

You will be hearing from an amazing Canadian leader who, through practical compassion in the community, reaches hundreds for Christ every year in French-speaking Quebec. His congregation has grown from 40 people to over 3500, making it one of the largest French-speaking evangelical churches in the Western world. His down-to-earth style, energy, and calling will send us home with an overflowing passion to reach Canadians with the Gospel in our time.

Worship

Greg Sykes