Mar
7
11:30 AM11:30

Words Made Flesh: Sharing The Gospel where We Live with Dave Funk and Luke Knight

What’s your neighbourhood like? Who lives down the road? What kinds of stories do people in your church or local supermarket have? Questions like these matter when we take sharing the gospel seriously. In this session we’ll look at a few postures we might adopt in order to best understand and share with the people we serve on Sundays and beyond.

Dave Funk is the Lead Pastor at Bethel Church in Penticton BC. Luke Knight is an Associate Pastor at Living Waters Church in Langley BC.

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Mar
7
11:30 AM11:30

The Challenge of ‘Church Kids’ with Marv Penner

They’ve been there.  They’ve done that. They’ve heard it all before.  Not only do they know all the right answers, they could be running the show.  Perhaps the greatest challenge we face in our churches today is to stimulate spiritual growth in kids who are "too familiar" with the gospel.  Some are callused, some are bored, many are living with the second-hand faith of their parents, and most are tired of the pat answer they’ve been hearing.  Marv will help you understand what’s going on in the hearts of churched kids.  We’ll explore strategies for helping parents help their kids.  Along with providing some proven apathy busters, Marv will give you a new perspective on how your relationships with these church basement veterans can be exciting again. This workshop will be helpful for parents, youth workers, mentors, small group leaders, Christian school teachers and anyone else who is privileged enough to work with young people who have it all in their heads, but who haven’t yet let it touch their hearts.

Marv is the Executive Director of The Coalition for Youth Ministry Excellence and the Canadian Adolescent Pulse Network.  He is a veteran youth worker and a registered clinical counsellor who has given his life to serving the next generation. Marv and his wife, Lois, live in Lake Country, BC and have three children and five grandkids.

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Mar
7
11:30 AM11:30

Leading From ‘In’ To ‘Out’ with Junie Josue

The role of church leadership especially that of the senior leader, is to lead God's people from "in" to "out." The Church of Jesus Christ is the light and the salt of the earth and we are more needed outside than we are inside our church buildings. We are to be built up and equipped inside our churches so we can go out into all the world to powerfully and effectively fish for people and make them devoted followers of Christ. Leadership is critical to strategically send the church to reach out to the lost and dying world.

Junie and his wife, Fatima, have led the International Worship Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba for 18 years. Straight from the Philippines, they came to Canada with a God-given vision to mobilize the Filipino Christians and work alongside the Body of Christ in Canada to make many Canadians disciples of Jesus Christ and get the lion's share of the harvest.

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Mar
7
11:30 AM11:30

Complex Sexuality and Spirituality (workshop repeated from Tuesday ) with David Hazzard

Complex issues related to human sexuality are creating valuable conversations in the contemporary church.  This learning hub will enable discussion based on key items within the Pastoral Reflection on Human Sexuality paper developed by the General Executive.  In addition, it will include observations on where this conversation may head in the future. Opportunity will be provided to interact on real and emerging pastoral issues.

David Hazzard is currently serving as the General Secretary-Treasurer overseeing all financial aspects of the PAOC International Office, as well as various other responsibilities including the credentialing of ministers, church chartering and the constitutions of the Fellowship. David is a graduate of Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Emmanuel Bible College, and Ontario Theological Seminary (now Tyndale Seminary) and is currently working on his D. Min at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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Mar
7
11:30 AM11:30

Expanding Your Global Footprint with our BCYD Missions Committee with Murray Cornelius

It would be the hope that every leader and church within our district is flourishing in their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and ends of earth partnerships and influence.  A mission-minded and mission-practicing people walk near to the heart of God and live out the plan that God has for every Christ follower and congregation.

During this workshop you will hear practical “boots on the ground” teaching from BCYD leaders who are having an impact globally through the initiatives of their local church. You will hear that this is not a complicated process, but requires commitment to some core practices to see it develop. 

Our District Missions Committee serves our credential holders, district churches and global workers who reference the BCYD as their home district.  This committee works catalytically by “promoting the message of missions, pastoring the people of missions and proclaiming the importance of missions.”

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Mar
6
11:30 AM11:30

Transformative Discipleship with Sid Koop

Discipling the next generation in today's youth culture can seem like a daunting task.  In many ways, the soup our kids swim in seems more complex, and with cultural values shifting faster than any other time we have experienced.  However, we are not without hope. Christ has called us to a time such as this. In our session, we will look at some of the latest research and, more importantly, the Scriptures to remind us of a few foundations that we must continue to stand on if we are going to pass on the faith to the students God has placed in our care.

Sid Koop has been involved in full-time youth ministry for over 19 years. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of Truth Matters Ministries.  Truth Matters runs 7 youth worker training conferences across Canada each year under the title "Canadian Youth Workers Conference". Sid also speaks to students, equips youth workers and informs parents at various events across Canada. He has a master’s degree in Youth and Family Ministries and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry in Emerging Generations at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

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Mar
6
11:30 AM11:30

Church Renewal with Tony & Sara Warriner

ired of flat-lined statistics, different-talk-same-results, and the latest “how to” when it comes to the Canadian Church?  Hear the story of a Canadian-birthed global movement, Church Renewal, that is pushing churches into explosive growth and Christians into radical discipleship instead of the prevalent spiritual consumerism.  If you’re a skeptic, see how this is actually impacting one of our own churches four years into their journey. In this session we’ll unpack three tectonic shifts that are moving the church into preparation for the last days: returning to corporate prayer, dealing with the problem of sin in the church, and experiencing the Holy Spirit in a fresh way.  

Tony and Sara have been pastoring in Fort St. John for 15 years.  They’ve seen their small-town church grow into a 500+ congregation and become a major player in the culture and life of the city.  All four of their grown children are partners with them in their calling to bring life to the small-town and small-town church.   Tony has a unique approach to local church and spirituality which many find refreshing.  His first book, Small-Town Church: Massive Potential, is set to be released in the spring of 2018.

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Mar
6
11:30 AM11:30

“Igniting Church Vitality In Your Community” with Ross Allen

Canada needs the Church.  But we often don’t know how to express ourselves effectively when it’s time to reach out to our communities.  We assume everyone understands our purpose and language and we create confusion when we communicate to those outside our church family.  Often we are unclear within our own walls as to our purpose.  This session will explore a fresh approach for senior pastors to rediscover what makes their church and their calling extraordinarily necessary in their community.  Ross’ pragmatic approach to refocusing will also allow pastors to strip away some of the complexities that surrounds the work of a church.

Ross has run a management consulting company for over 30 years where he specializes in helping technology companies take advantage of constantly changing market places.  He has recently shifted his focus to working with senior pastors and their churches.  His methods are always hands-on and intimate.  He has found that the elements that fuel a senior pastor’s ability to inspire others have always been present; they just needs a way of being rediscovered and given a new voice.

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Mar
6
11:30 AM11:30

Leading a Multi-Generational Church with Darcy Siggelkow & Ryan Morgan

How do you lead an intentionally inter-generational congregation in a fractured culture where the generation gaps seem even more pronounced? Generations Church in Nanaimo is a thriving 95-year-old congregation that is home to six generations. This seminar will explore some strategies and struggles of being a church that deeply values all generations and believes it is missionally strongest when it pursues God’s intent for the church to be a multi-generational, spiritual family.

 Darcy Siggelkow and his wife, Aileen, have two young-adult daughters and he enjoys mountain biking and board games. He has served congregations in Alberta and Vancouver and has been the Lead Pastor of Generations Church since 2008. Ryan Morgan and his wife, Amber, have three awesome kids. He is a certified Life Coach, student at Regent College and an avid drinker of high-end coffees. He has pastored in Ontario and Michigan and has served as Youth and Young Adults Pastor in Nanaimo since 2011. 

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Mar
6
11:30 AM11:30

Complex Sexuality and Spirituality (workshop repeated on Wednesday) with David Hazzard

Complex issues related to human sexuality are creating valuable conversations in the contemporary church.  This learning hub will enable discussion based on key items within the Pastoral Reflection on Human Sexuality paper developed by the General Executive.  In addition, it will include observations on where this conversation may head in the future. Opportunity will be provided to interact on real and emerging pastoral issues.

David Hazzard is currently serving as the General Secretary-Treasurer overseeing all financial aspects of the PAOC International Office, as well as various other responsibilities including the credentialing of ministers, church chartering and the constitutions of the Fellowship. David is a graduate of Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Emmanuel Bible College, and Ontario Theological Seminary (now Tyndale Seminary) and is currently working on his D. Min at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

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