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Keynote Sessions

The Great Need for Evangelism

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!

9:15 am Monday, September 26

Will Graham

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

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.

9:15 am Monday, September 26

David Arrol Macfarlane

Reaching the Masses One by One

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.

6:30 pm Monday, September 26

Will Graham

Cross Cultural

Our country is just beginning to change through immigration and new birthrate patterns. How do we reposition the Church to not only survive, but to thrive at this watershed moment in our history? Many immigrants are very spiritually attuned and ready to receive the Gospel with it is backed by genuine Christian love and friendship. We do not have to travel overseas to be missionaries – the world is coming to our backyards.

Seven Steps to Position a Church to Reach Multiculturally

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

11:05 am & 1:30 pm Monday, September 26

David Arrol Macfarlane

One Church, Many Nations

Learn how congregations can reach across cultural divides and be richer for it.

11:05 am & 1:30 pm Monday, September 26

Dr. Sam Owusu

Reaching New Canadians

English as a Second Language (better known as ESL) classes are a great way to build bridges with immigrants. Find out how you and your congregation can use this tool for relationship-building and evangelism.

11:05 am & 1:30 pm Monday, September 26

Rick and Patti Love

The Spiritual Climate in Canada Today

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

2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Rick Hiemstra

Reaching Children with the Good News

From its experience in dozens of countries, Operation Christmas Child is well positioned to explain how the Gospel can be made relevant to children not only overseas, but in our neighborhoods.

2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Kendra Shields

Outside, Inside, and Out

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.

2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Jonathan Gallo and Andrew Rutledge

Reawakening Evangelism in a Changing Canadian Landscape

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.

2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Dr. Derrick Mueller

Innovation and Creativity in Multicultural Evangelism

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.

3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Ayanna Solomon

Creative Evangelism in a Multi-ethnic Church

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.

2:20 pm Tuesday, September 27

Dr. Sam & Rosemond Owusu

Social Action with Powerful Evangelism

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 more than 3,500, making it one of the largest French-speaking evangelical churches in the Western world. His down-to-earth style, energy, and calling will send you home with an overflowing passion to reach Canadians with the Gospel.

2:20 pm Tuesday, September 27

Claude Houde

Innovation

We’re living in times of seismic change but with them come some amazing new opportunities that we can learn to embrace and leverage for the sake of the gospel in fresh and creative ways. Innovation is the future. By bringing people together at this conference across geographical and denominational boundaries, we will be able to share creative ideas and approaches that we would otherwise not discover.

Impacting the Next Generation

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.

11:05 am & 1:30 pm Monday, September 26

Ryan Moffat

After Evangelism-Discipleship in the making

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.

2:50 pm Monday, September 26

Jeremy Doorten

Outside, Inside, and Out

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.

2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Jonathan Gallo and Andrew Rutledge

Innovation and Creativity in Multicultural Evangelism

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.

3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Ayanna Solomon

The Challenge to Evangelism Today

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.

9:00 am Tuesday, September 27

Mark Hughes

The Creative Culture for Evangelism

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 organizations like Disney) to turn radical evangelistic ideas into effective Gospel initiatives.

10:35 am & 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 27

Mark Hughes

My Hope: Creative Media and Storytelling in Outreach

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.

10:35 am & 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 27

Dr. Derrick Mueller

Juggling as Outreach

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

10:35 am & 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 27

Bob Cates

Social Action with Powerful Evangelism

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 more than 3,500, making it one of the largest French-speaking evangelical churches in the Western world. His down-to-earth style, energy, and calling will send you home with an overflowing passion to reach Canadians with the Gospel.

2:20 pm Tuesday, September 27

Claude Houde