Seminars

The seminars at SERVE are a truly unique experience! 

There is an unparalleled breadth and depth of mission and discipleship related information all in one place this weekend. Join us as we learn from top mission practitioners, and be part of the conversation. 

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Saturday at 1:00 pm

A Tested Framework for Transformation

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room C

Speaker:

Heather Hicks

Organization:

Reconciled World

Concentration:

Relief and Development

Seminar Description:

We explore 7 principles that lead to lasting transformation among the vulnerable in the Majority World. As we unpack the principles, we include an evaluation tool and practical next steps to help people integrate each of them into their ministry.

Speaker's Biography:

Adventures in Online ESL Classes: A Strategy for Developing a Pathway to Jesus for Immigrants

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room I

Speaker:

Rick and Patti Love

Organization:

Love New Canadians

Concentration:

Local Mission & Church Planting

Seminar Description:

This seminar will focus on the successes and challenges we've experienced while offering online ESL classes as part of a church-based strategy to develop pathways to Jesus for immigrants to Canada. We have taught more than 10 courses and more than 100 online ESL classes since March 2020.

Speaker's Biography:

Rick Love is the director of Love New Canadians, a ministry that helps local churches develop pathways to Jesus for immigrants in their neighbourhood. Patti Love is Pastor of Intercultural Ministries at Foothills Alliance Church in Calgary. They have worked cross culturally for 25 years.

Business as Mission - Theory vs. Reality

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room H

Speaker:

Philip Free

Organization:

SIM Canada

Concentration:

Business and Technology

Seminar Description:

One of the best ways to share the Gospel is by meeting people at the areas of greatest practical need: provision of work, goods, and services. This is where the tool of business comes in handy. However, the business tool is a double-edged one and needs to be used with utmost care.

Speaker's Biography:

Philip is serving with SIM Canada among the indigenous communities of Western Canada. His area of focus is community engagement through regional economic and business development. He currently works for Tla'amin Nation in BC as CEO for the nation's group of businesses.

Coming Alongside:- How to do Short-term Missions with Long-term Impact

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room G

Speaker:

Les Peters

Organization:

Impact Ministries Canada

Concentration:

Preparing for and Supporting Mission

Seminar Description:

This seminar will address the following questions: Are short-term mission (STM) teams of value on the mission field? What determines success or failure of an STM? How do you best prepare your STM? Is an STM a wise use of funds for sharing the Gospel? Do's and Don't of STMs. Q and A to follow.

Speaker's Biography:

Les and his wife, Rita, have served the Lord in Guatemala for over 20 years. They have seen thousands of lives touched by the redeeming power of Jesus. Their ministry opens Christian schools, plants churches and hosts medical and short-term mission teams.

Engaging the Unreached: Pursuing Deeper Involvement in the Unfinished Task of Reaching God's World

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room L

Speakers:

Howard Moore, John Paetkau

Organization:

SEND International

Concentration:

Going Global Cross Cultural Mission

Seminar Description:

7.7B people are unreached by the Gospel. Learn about unreached peoples and the ways that you can become more purposefully involved— locally and globally—in God's plan to receive glory and honor from every nation, tribe, people and language. Learn, Pray, Go, Send, Give, and Mobilize!

Speakers' Biographies:

Howard served for many years as a missionary in France; and as CEO of GEM in Canada. He currently oversees GEM mobilization in western Canada. John P served for many years as a missionary in eastern Ukraine, and now serves as a mobilizer in western Canada with SEND.

Evangelization in a post-Christian world

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room J

Speaker:

Steffen Schulte

Organization:

Kontakt Canada Missions Association

Concentration:

Gospel Proclamation

Seminar Description:

Our post-Christian world invites us to find new ways to talk and share our faith. . Based on our work in Germany as well as current research, we will look at a few of the challenges of evangelism today but also at how poetry and beauty might become new ways of sharing our Christian faith.

Speaker's Biography:

Steffen was born in Canada and has lived in many places around the world. Steffen is the principal of the Rhineland School of Theology and since 2020 part of the leadership team of Neues Leben, a German evangelistic ministry.

How Can We Help Children Without Families?

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room F

Speaker:

Kristjen Hull

Organization:

ABBA Canada Foundation

Concentration:

Justice (Social & Environmental)

Seminar Description:

Did you realize that there are millions of children around the world and in Canada, that don't have a family? God wants us to get involved by caring for the waiting children here in Canada and around the world. Come learn how you can care for children without families, regardless of your age!

Speaker's Biography:

Kristjen Hull is the director of ABBA Canada Foundation, an organization that seeks to connect, equip and mobilize the Canadian Church to care for the orphan through adoption and foster care and providing adoption grants to families to help bring waiting children home to loving homes.

Identifying/Entering Communities where Christ is Least Known Through a New View of Data

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room K

Speaker:

Joseph Bogunjoko

Organization:

SIM

Seminar Description:

We will examine a partnership around the use of data between SIM and CSGC that is facilitating the identification, development of ministry strategy, and entrance into communities where Christ is least known.

Speaker's Biography:

Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko brings two decades of leadership and mission experience to his role as the first African leader of SIM, a large missions organisation serving in 80 countries. He is also a family physician with years of experience in surgery. He holds a Masters in Leadership and Management from Briercrest College, Saskatchewan. Sent by their church in Nigeria, Joshua and his wife, Joanna, also a medical doctor, were among the first missionaries sent outside of Nigeria by the Evangelical Mission Society. They joined SIM in 1995.

The Invitation to Missional Discipleship

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room E

Speaker:

Jorge Lin and Steve Sharpe

Organization:

Evangelical Free Church of Canada

Concentration:

Local Mission & Church Planting

Seminar Description:

The church today is experiencing both a decline in attendance and in its ability to influence the world. Creating engaged and passionate disciples in our churches will radically impact the community they serve. Discover how to influence your church to become the environment where disciples are made.

Speaker's Biography:

Jorge is a Church Planter. He's currently planting a Church of All Nations at New Westminster. Steven Sharpe is the Church Planting Director for the LPD of the EFCC, having planted churches in BC. He now leads the LPD Church Planting Residency Program.

Top Ten Reasons to Send Workers to the Hardest Places

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room B

Speaker:

Aaron Edwards

Organization:

Frontiers Canada

Concentration:

Going Global Cross Cultural Mission

Seminar Description:

Most people see what's happening in the Muslim world but are unsure how to respond. The needs feel overwhelming and the risks seem too great. But Jesus is leading us to step into dark places with courageous love! Come hear a compelling challenge to keep sending workers to difficult places.

Speaker's Biography:

Aaron Edwards served with his family in a volatile region of Asia, where he worked with an international NGO and had the privilege of following Jesus surrounded by Muslim friends and neighbours. He now lives out his passion for least-reached Muslims as the Canadian Director for Frontiers.

What Christians Can Learn from Atheists

Time:

Saturday at 1:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room D

Speaker:

Johannes Schouten

Organization:

Nelson Ave Community Church

Concentration:

Gospel Proclamation

Seminar Description:

This seminar will engage with the thought of various contemporary atheists (Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, etc.). The Christian faith should have a response to those who oppose the faith (1 Peter 3:15). There are also many things we can learn from those who attack the faith.

Speaker's Biography:

Johannes is a pastor at Nelson Ave Community Church (Burnaby, BC). He is married to Phyllis and they have 4 children. He is currently pursuing a DMin at Carey College and focusing on the theme of "preaching to the secular mind."

Saturday at 4:30 pm

5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacities of the Body of Christ

Time:

Saturday at 4:30pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room K

Speaker:

Alan Hirsch

Organization:

Forge International

Seminar Description:

In this workshop, Alan will make a case for the importance of the Ephesians 4 typology of ministry (apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, teacher) and why it is critical in the recovery of a missional understanding and experience of the church.

Speaker's Biography:

Alan Hirsch is widely considered to be a global thought-leader on missional movements and leadership. He has worked with churches and organisations across the world, but mainly in North America, Europe, and Australia. Alan is the founder of 100 Movements, Forge Mission Training Network, Future Travellers, and now 5Q Collective.  All these organisations focus on pioneering leadership development and training, and consulting on the church as missional movement. His experience includes leading a local church movement among the marginalised, developing training systems for innovative missional leadership, and heading up the mission and revitalisation work of his denomination. 

A Scientific look at the Earth and Genesis 1

Time:

Saturday at 4:30pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room F

Speaker:

Lester Marr

Organization:

Reasons to Believe Canada

Concentration:

Business and Technology

Seminar Description:

The more scientists investigate the fine tuning of the Earth, the more improbable our existence becomes. With the proper frame of reference, Genesis 1 aligns with what secular scientists have discovered. Other Earth details will inspire us to praise the Creator and to share His good news.

Speaker's Biography:

Lester Marr is with Reasons to Believe (RTB) Canada and president of the RTB Vancouver Chapter. A retired engineer and trained volunteer RTB apologist, he speaks without fee to schools and small groups about how Christianity and science are allies. He also hosts monthly Q&A sessions for skeptics.

Bringing God into Everyday Conversation

Time:

Saturday at 4:30pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room G

Speaker:

Lydia Nigh

Organization:

SIM Canada

Concentration:

Gospel Proclamation

Seminar Description:

As Christ-followers, we know we should share our faith but it's scary. This seminar will encourage and equip you to step out, start conversations and bring God into your spaces. Updated for this Covid season.

Speaker's Biography:

Lydia mentors, mobilizes and multiplies disciples of Jesus Christ. She loves the challenge of living out her faith in Canada. One of her goals is to create 100 circles of people to help them build community and encounter Jesus. She serves with SIM (Serving In Mission) and with FamilyLife Canada.

Creative Access through Marketplace Ministries: How can God Use My Profession as a Gateway to the Gospel?

Time:

Saturday at 4:30pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room J

Speakers:

Steve McElroy, Amy Zawislak, Tim Wong

Organization:

OMF, SIM, TEAM

Concentration:

Going Global Cross Cultural Mission

Seminar Description:

Learn creative ways and funding models to serve cross-culturally using your business and professional experience in teaching, medical, and other professional roles. Interact with experienced practitioners serving in creative access contexts.

Speakers' Biographies:

Mission Life in the Cross Cultural Fast Lane

Time:

Saturday at 4:30pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room E

Speakers:

John Paetkau, Andy Miller, Leanne Paetkau

Organization:

SEND International

Concentration:

Going Global Cross Cultural Mission

Seminar Description:

Serving in a different culture is an adventure with many challenges and new skills to be learned. Many of those skills are applicable to everyday life here in Canada. Learn principles that can apply in situations you encounter everyday to connect with those God has placed in your circle of influence

Speakers' Biographies:

My wife and I served in pastoral ministry for eight years prior to going overseas with SEND International in 1997. We served from 1997 to 2014 in Ukraine in church planting and ministry development and in Canada from 2014 to present as mission coaches.

The 9 Essentials to Leadership

Time:

Saturday at 4:30pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room H

Speaker:

Russ Swaim

Organization:

LeaderImpact

Concentration:

Business and Technology

Seminar Description:

Helping leaders have a cursory glance at the 9 characteristics of servant leadership

Speaker's Biography:

Mr. Swaim has a background in organizational leadership and coaching. Over the last 19 years he has worked with organizations, companies and individuals to propel them toward greater profitability and significance through consulting and coaching. He has resided in three countries: US, China, and Canada.

The Effectiveness of Social Media in reaching Muslims with the Gospel

Time:

Saturday at 4:30pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room I

Speaker:

Samuel Anderson

Organization:

AH Ministries International

Concentration:

Gospel Proclamation

Seminar Description:

Over the last 10 years, we have seen tens of thousands of Muslims give their hearts to Jesus through social media. This tool helps us share the gospel through effective videos and posts and have in depth conversations with Muslims about Jesus Christ bringing life changing results.

Speaker's Biography:

Samuel is a Finnish-Canadian who grew up in Toronto and now lives in Finland. Samuel has had a heart for missions from a young age, and for the past ten years he has worked in an operative role for a large media missions organization, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa.

Understanding Your Sikh Neighbour

Time:

Saturday at 4:30pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room A

Speaker:

Patras Bhatti

Organization:

SIM Canada and Lausanne Sikh Working Group

Concentration:

Local Mission & Church Planting

Seminar Description:

Sikhs have been in Canada for a century, yet this largest Canadian unreached people group is almost untouched by the Gospel. This workshop will help you understand cultural, religious differences and similarities with your Sikh neighbour, co-worker and how to reach out effectively with the Gospel.

Speaker's Biography:

Patras Bhatti is a Sikh-background pastor at the Asian Christian Church in Edmonton and a member of the Lausanne Sikh Working Group. He has ministered for decades in South Asia and Canada. He is a consultant to the Canadian Bible Society on the forthcoming new edition of the Punjabi New Testament.

Sunday at 12:00 pm

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room D

Speaker:

Ivy Clark

Organization:

Coastal Church

Concentration:

Preparing for and Supporting Mission

Seminar Description:

In ministry, occupation often equates to life, and the demands are never ending. Thus, many in ministry experience overwhelming burnout. But this is not what God wants for us: "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." So, how do we come to Jesus and take up his yoke?

Speaker's Biography:

She learned to survive as a single mom after being locked out of her marital home with nothing but her 3 year old son and a few things she fit in her car. Struggling to support her child, she became a department head at a ministry organization, all the while pushing back against the spectre of burnout.

Disciple Making Movements Starting in my Home?

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room E

Speakers:

Jonathan Luesink, Ron Fairbanks, Tyler Hanlon

Organization:

Great Commission Co-op

Concentration:

Local Mission & Church Planting

Seminar Description:

Disciple making movements are real. They are taking place in all but the last frontier:- affluent, post-Christian societies like ours. What could we spark from our own living room? Global catalyzers and Canadian practitioners share how to get ready for a changed world - zume.training & DBSguide.org

Speakers' Biographies:

The Great Commission Co-op is a collaboration of 11 agencies focused on reaching the unreached cross-culturally. Jon Luesink of Avant Ministries will interview Curtis Sergeant (catalytic leader of multiple movements, founder of zume.training) & facilitate an interagency panel of practitioners.

From Earthquakes to Education: Community Development in Nepal as Mission

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room F

Speaker:

Markku Kostamo

Organization:

Himalayan Life Canada

Concentration:

Relief and Development

Seminar Description:

An earthquake ravaged the remote Yangri Valley, Nepal in 2015. Later that year, Himalayan Life helped rebuild the community, electrified 15 villages through a micro-hydro project, and equipped local residents with a new school and hostel. These Tibetan Buddhists have never "heard" the Gospel.

Speaker's Biography:

Markku serves as the Chief Growth Officer for Himalayan Life. Having grown up in Nepal as a missionary kid, Markku is passionate about Missions and Nepal.

Honor/Shame and First Nations Culture

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room G

Speakers:

Scott Markloff, Temera Millar

Organization:

North America Indigenous Ministries

Concentration:

Gospel Proclamation

Seminar Description:

Among the many things that sin does to us is producing guilt, fear and shame. Today many First Nations people struggle with shame. Does the Bible address that? Yes! There is real hope in Christ in facing the issues that shame brings to the heart.

Speakers' Biographies:

Scott has worked in First Nations ministry for over 30 years with NAIM, providing pastoral ministry to coastal Native communities. Temera is a First Nations believer growing up on the Mt. Currie Reserve. She also works with NAIM as their Recruitment Director after years as a school teacher.

How to Translate the Bible into 1,000 Languages at Once

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room I

Speaker:

Ted Seres

Organization:

OneBook

Concentration:

Business and Technology

Seminar Description:

Scripture translation has stepped into the 21st century! Learn about the ground-breaking new technology that is set to revolutionize the world of Bible Translation. This innovative process can take years off a Bible Translation project and provide educational resources for least reached people.

Speaker's Biography:

Ted is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, where he served in ministry with newcomers to Canada, First Nations leadership, and chaplaincy. He is now the President of OneBook, and is passionate about seeing people connect with God in their heart language.

Sharing the Gospel and Our Testimony, A Coordinated Intentional Gospel Presentation

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room J

Speakers:

Travis Whims & Eugene McDonald

Organization:

Discipleship International

Concentration:

Gospel Proclamation

Seminar Description:

When thinking of sharing the gospel corporately we need to look no further than the Apostle Paul sharing his testimony and the Gospel to King Agrippa. In this one testimony Paul integrated the Gospel into his testimony. How can we do likewise?

Speakers' Biographies:

Travis and his wife Jennifer have 5 children and started full-time in 2004 leading Equip to Serve discipleship groups in Metro Vancouver. Eugene and his wife Lynn started in 2014 after both being discipled. Both couples serve overseas in Kenya and East Asia helping to disciple the local churches.

Sharpening your Local Church's Specific Impact in Global Mission

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room L

Speakers:

Howard Moore, Mike Reimer, John Paetkau, Tim Noble

Organization:

Greater Europe Mission

Concentration:

Preparing for and Supporting Mission

Seminar Description:

In light of the large number of ministry needs and opportunities around the world, how can a local church determine its unique contribution? This seminar will deal with principles to help a church to recognize its specific role in global mission and increase its congregational involvement.

Speakers' Biographies:

Contact presenter is Howard Moore but the seminar presentation is done by a panel of experienced global ministry workers representing the Great Commission Co-op, a collaboration of 11 agencies taking the gospel cross-culturally to the world's least reached peoples.

Stopping Human Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in BC

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room B

Speaker:

Cathy Peters

Organization:

An Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

Concentration:

Justice (Social & Environmental)

Seminar Description:

Cathy will describe the issue and crime and give specific steps to help stop the sex industry from growing in BC. Children, youth and the vulnerable are being aggressively targeted by the sex industry. We can stop this.

Speaker's Biography:

Cathy Peters has been raising awareness to the issue of Human Sex trafficking and Sexual Exploitation for the purpose of prostitution to BC politicians, police and the public for many years.

The Gospel's Future in a World without Print?

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room H

Speaker:

Steven Van Dyck

Organization:

Langham Partnership Canada

Concentration:

Going Global Cross Cultural Mission

Seminar Description:

Oral, manuscript and print culture are all important in Church history. Print and literacy made possible the modern world, the Reformation and modern missions (African missions as an example). How will a cultural move from print, back to oral and visual communication, impact today's Church?

Speaker's Biography:

Steven is executive director of Langham Partnership Canada. He spent many years in Africa, first in business, then in theological education (with SIM). Steve and his wife Margaret live in Toronto, and have two adult children. Steve pastored an inner-city Toronto church for five years.

There is Good News for the Workplace

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room A

Speaker:

Alex Dykstra

Organization:

MoveIn

Concentration:

Gospel Proclamation

Seminar Description:

In this interactive seminar, join me as we consider how to share the good news about Jesus at work. We’ll look at a few passages in Colossians and Matthew to draw out principles for how we might approach faith in the workplace. We’ll also hear reflections from Christians working in diverse workpla

Speaker's Biography:

Alex is excited and intrigued by the challenge of sharing the gospel in whatever context he may find himself working. His previous marketplace experience includes fast food restaurants and landscaping (both in Ontario and BC), interning with World Vision in Senegal, West Africa, developing social enterprises and being a clinical addictions counselor. Alex joined MoveIn in 2020 and continues his counselling practice with Foundry. He resides in Burnaby with his wife Belinda and 2 (almost 3) children.

Understanding Islam:- Geography and Culture

Time:

Sunday at 12:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room C

Speaker:

Fadi Sharaiha

Organization:

MENA Leadership Center

Concentration:

Going Global Cross Cultural Mission

Seminar Description:

How to understand the culture, religion, and the Religion of the MENA (Middle East & North Africa), to be equipped to answer people coming from this region, and to be able to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Speaker's Biography:

Fadi has the vision to see a growing empowered Church in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing Glory to God, rooted in their Christian faith and willing to witness. His mission is to train and equip organizational leaders that create sustainable, high impact, Christ centered organizations that transform the way leaders, their organizations, and their communities confront the most difficult challenges of the 21st century within MENA region and beyond.

Sunday at 2:00 pm

Be Creative, Reach Out and Follow Up

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room C

Speaker:

Izumi Araki

Organization:

International Student Ministries Canada

Concentration:

Going Global Cross Cultural Mission

Seminar Description:

As we are in pandemic time when International students in general cannot enter the country, how we can do our ministry? Can we still reach out? What is the definition of "reaching out" in this time of COVID?

Speaker's Biography:

Izumi lived in Japan, UK, and Spain before coming to Canada in 2004 to study at Regent College. Currently she serves as a Returnee adviser at ISMC and works with numerous organisations. She is also an artist and a part of the Damah Film Festival as well as CREATE. Her passion is Isaiah 58:12.

Do you think your Monday to Friday work is part of God's Mission? What does Jesus actually say?

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room J

Speaker:

Wilson Chan

Organization:

Institute for Marketplace Transformation

Concentration:

Business and Technology

Seminar Description:

The workplace is not only the primary location where spiritual formation takes place; it is a crucial arena where we actualise the vision and mission of God. This seminar explores the biblical basis and practical outworking of this.

Speaker's Biography:

Wilson Chan is an IMT Fellow and Instructor at Institute for Marketplace Transformation He is also a Tentmaking Pastor at Richmond Grace MB Church and an Electrical Engineer with Roy Campbell Ltd. as well as the adjunct professor at Carey Theological College and Alliance Bible Seminary.

God Seen Through a Secular Lens

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room B

Speaker:

Greg Reeder

Organization:

Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada

Concentration:

Relief and Development

Seminar Description:

'70% of the flying MAF does is with non-Christian partners'. From demining, to medevacs, to delivering food and water in a disaster zone - that's what we at MAF do most of the time. Join us as we share and showcase "the 'rest of the story' on leading by serving."

Speaker's Biography:

Greg has a diverse and varied background in the corporate sector, specifically in transportation, communications and aviation. His background in service roles within the Christian and non-Christian community bring a fresh and candid perspective that is refreshing and inspiring.

Grey and Greens as Missionary Disciples in the Present Isolation Crisis

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room F

Speakers:

Matt Kitchener, Claudia Rossetto

Organization:

Baptist Housing Ministries Society

Concentration:

Local Mission & Church Planting

Seminar Description:

Mobilizing older and younger disciples to be more intentional in their discipleship to Jesus and to discover together what it means to be God's people (His Church) during these times of isolation. We serve a missionary and communal God. How can we bear his image during these difficult times?

Speakers' Biographies:

Matt and Claudia are chaplains at two Baptist Housing senior residences. Matt has been an MK in Brazil, and a pastor in Western Canada for 20 years. He is part of . Claudia is from Bolivia. She was a community facilitator at Missions Fest Vancouver for 16 years and an instructor of Evangelism.

How to Witness - Jewish Evangelism

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room E

Speaker:

David Randle

Organization:

Jews for Jesus

Concentration:

Gospel Proclamation

Seminar Description:

If you can witness to a Jewish person you can witness to just about anybody! Gain valuable tips on presenting the gospel to Jewish friends and learn insights into various objections to the gospel as well as conversation techniques, understanding Jewish sensitivities and more!

Speaker's Biography:

Loneliness in the Social Media Age

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room D

Speaker:

Kim Laureen

Organization:

Fresh Independence Productions Ltd.

Concentration:

Going Global - Cross Cultural Mission

Seminar Description:

Every where heads are down and faces not engaged in one another. So where are we leading the next generation & ultimately what are we reaching for? Alongside clips from our award winning film I inspire parents and teens to reconnect to that which grounds us in life. 'Life is precious Don't Miss it!'

Speaker's Biography:

Co founder of Fresh Independence Productions. Director of the award winning documentary selfless - a writer, speaker and advocate for youth and families at risk. Kim says being a mom of 8 has prepared her well and lends authenticity, compassion and understanding to the challenges parents face today.

Missional Nomad - Work Abroad - Make Disciples

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room A

Speaker:

Ari Rocklin

Organization:

GLOBAL Intent

Concentration:

Going Global Cross Cultural Mission

Seminar Description:

You've heard of digital nomads, people who work remotely and are location independent. Missional nomads are people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and conduct their life in a nomadic manner. As they go, they desire to live missionally and seek to make disciples.

Speaker's Biography:

Ari desires to see new tentmakers leave for places where Jesus' name is not yet known. He is an inspiring, passionate, and entertaining speaker at many missions conferences, seminars, and Bible schools around the world. He is based in the Gulf Islands of BC, Canada.

Real Community: Four Ways to Grow and Create a Flourishing Team

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room G

Speaker:

Nancy Young

Organization:

SIM

Concentration:

Preparing for and Supporting Mission

Seminar Description:

Do you wonder if real community ceased along with the Early Church? Is it possible to create an eco-system of genuine love and faith? This is a story of four ways to create Christ-centred fellowship, doing away with our assumptions of each other and putting love into action. Journeying together.

Speaker's Biography:

Nancy loves to see Christ's disciples flourish and thrive. She supports 700 single mission workers in the SIM family as part of the People Development & Care Team of SIM International. She spent 10 years in Asia, on a team of marrieds and singles and says, "If ever I was loved, it was by them."

The Missional Cycle: Working With and Being With

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room H

Speaker:

Phil Wagler

Organization:

Peace & Reconciliation Network (WEA/EFC)

Concentration:

Justice (Social & Environmental)

Seminar Description:

The Missional Cycle is a practical tool and strategy empowering the ministry of peace and reconciliation. This practical tool gives a framework and pathway for local churches, small groups, and mission agencies to work with and be with the world as people on mission.

Speaker's Biography:

NA Network Coordinator of the WEA's Peace & Reconciliation Network (in partnership with EFC) as well as lead pastor of KGF Church in Kelowna. I have pastoral, college and mission agency experience (previously serving with Multiply). Author (Kingdom Culture and columns) and speaker.

Understanding Sexual Addiction

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room I

Speaker:

Scott Neufeld

Organization:

Journey Canada

Concentration:

Gospel Proclamation

Seminar Description:

How does someone become addicted? How do I address pornography in the church? How does a Christian find freedom? This workshop includes an exploration of the roots and cycle of addiction as well as personal stories of finding freedom through Christ.

Speaker's Biography:

Scott Neufeld is the Vancouver Area Coordinator for Journey Canada. He is passionate about creating safe places for Christians to engage honestly with their struggles and to discover more of the love of Jesus. He has been on staff with Journey since 2015.

Where It All Begins

Time:

Sunday at 2:00pm

Location:

Level 2, Webinar Room K

Speaker:

Lisa Koons

Organization:

24-7 Prayer

Seminar Description:

Exploring your primary calling as the starting place of your mission in the world.

Speaker's Biography:

Lisa Koons has served as a church planter, pastor, spiritual director, & activist. She is the local leader of a thriving prayer, mission & justice "encounter & equipping" base in Charlotte, North Carolina, & is known for her work as a "Pastor to Pastors" all around the world. She currently serves as the US National Director of an international movement called 24-7 Prayer. Her passion is equipping people to live out the two great commandments & the one great commission.