WELCOME FROM KEN RUSSELL, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT

As we get closer to the dates of our annual district conference, I want to extend another personal invitation to consider attending our family gathering. Christian leadership is a privilege. We are called to serve His church and reach those who are far from Jesus - with the Gospel. Leadership is about love. We must love Jesus more than anyone else, love people who are within God’s family, and love those who may reject, refute or despise us. This year’s conference will inspire the leaders of your church to accomplish the great commission and the great commandment with new and innovative methods. I’m looking forward to meeting some of the lay-leaders and ministry volunteers from your church. Please extend this invitation to your ministry leadership.

Our next district network conference is going to be hosted by Broadway Church in the beautiful city of Vancouver, on April 8th to 10th, 2019.  We’re so thankful that Pastor Darin Latham and the leadership team at Broadway have extended an invitation to us. 

We have invited some great plenary speakers to shape our thinking around the missional priority of Church and Clergy Health.  Our guests will include the teaching and preaching ministry of Karl Vaters (Teaching Pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship and author of “The Grasshopper Myth” and “Small Church Essentials”), Paul Bartlett (Lead Pastor of Lighthouse Church in Australia), and Shaila Visser (National Director for ALPHA Canada) as they help us to focus upon our priority of church and leadership health.

During our conference, we will also feature a panel discussion with some incredible leaders, along with our business sessions.  We are also offering special Children’s sessions, which will run concurrently to our plenary gatherings.

Our theme this year is: PREVAIL.   This is based on the scripture found in Romans 8:37b “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us”.  While we may live and serve in some challenging times, prevailing leadership is the result of empowerment by God’s Holy Spirit and strategic mobilization of His supernatural resources.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our district conference in Vancouver.  Please register early, so we can make the appropriate preparations for your time with us.

 

MINISTRY GUESTS AT CONFERENCE

 
 
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KARL VATERS

Karl Vaters is the author of two books about small churches.

On his blog Pivot, he writes about Innovative Leadership from a Small Church Perspective for ChristianityToday.com several times a week. He’s also the founder of NewSmallChurch.com, a ministry that encourages, connects and equips innovative small church pastors.

Karl’s heart is to help pastors of small churches (up to 90 percent of us) find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church – something virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing. He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the benefit and blessing of everyone.

Karl has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He is the teaching pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has ministered for over 25 years with his wife, Shelley.

 
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SHAILA VISSER

Shaila Visser is the National Director of Alpha Canada and the Global Senior Vice-President for Alpha International. She is the Executive Producer of both The Alpha Youth Film Series (2013) and The Alpha Film Series (2016), and currently holds a position on the Board of Regent College-an International Graduate School in Vancouver.

Shaila has a heart for people coming to know Jesus and is passionate about helping the local church flourish. She is a gifted communicator who is known for her strategic leadership as well as her ability to bring people together. Shaila is recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Christian Women in Canada. Shaila lives in Vancouver BC with her husband, Ryan Visser, a Vancouver Police Officer on the K9 Unit. Shaila and Ryan have two four-legged family members, Blade and Talon.

 
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PAUL BARTLETT

Paul Bartlett is the Senior Pastor of Lighthouse, a church that Paul and Annette have led for 18 years. under Paul and Annette’s leadership the church has grown significantly not only within the church itself but has become a church of influence on a national and global scale. Paul is one of the nation’s leading voices influencing the way that the local church views its role in effectively transforming its community. A sought after speaker, leader, author and coach Paul draws on his 40 years of leadership experience to develop pastors at the three locations of Lighthouse in his local area the Illawarra as well as churches throughout New South Wales, Nationally and Internationally.

Although Paul is a visionary and innovative thinker he is passionate about serving a vision greater than his own. As the recently appointed Australian Christian Churches New South Wales State President, he is leading successfully in church planting, community engagement and most recently in his passion for church and Pastor health implementing the training of a team of mentors. Australian Christian Churches is the largest Pentecostal movement in Australia with over 1000 churches and 375,000 constituents. Paul is committed to advancing the movement, serving churches through his State Role and National Portfolio in Community Engagement, hosting conferences and training community leaders at Alphacrucis College.

NOTE: Rates are based on double occupancy and upon availability. 
Please quote the group code when calling the hotel and make note the expiry
dates provided to receive the discounted rate (if available)

 

Executive Suites Hotel & Conference Centre Metro Vancouver   
4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5C 3Y6
rates starting from $135 (click here for additional room rates)
10 min drive to Broadway Church
For reservations call: 1-800-590-3932 and quote booking ID #26517
executivehotelburnaby.com

Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Metro Vancouver 
405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC, Canada V6K 3V9
rates starting from $135 (click here for additional room rates)
20 min drive / accessible by skytrain  
For reservations call: 1-800-590-3932 and quote booking ID #25364
executiveplazahotel.ca

Sandman Vancouver City Centre
rates starting from $119
parking 50% discount per night (in & out privileges) 
15 min drive / accessible by skytrain
For reservations call: 604-681-2211 and quote group name: PAOC19
sandmanhotels.com

 

 
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You are invited to attend the Momentum Global Dinner (formerly Missions Banquet), where we will share the stories of how Global Workers, Mission Canada Workers and Church Planters from the BCYD are reaching people for Jesus globally, nationally and locally. This will also be an opportunity to celebrate the commissioning of some of our newest missionaries and church planters.

Join us for pour-over coffee by Jack Coffee immediately after Business Session II concludes on Tuesday, followed by an international-themed dinner.
Purchase your tickets with registration, as this event is expected to sell out!

 

KIDS CONFERENCE is for our pastors’ children (nursery to 12 years old). This will include activities, crafts, and Bible lessons.

SCHEDULE:
Monday: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 4:00pm; 7:00pm - 9:30pm  
Wednesday: 9:15am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 4:00pm; 7:00pm - 9:30pm
*Check-in available 15min before each session.
 

We are planning an activity as part of our programming that requires your permission prior to participation. We have provided you the details of the activity and request that you complete and sign the permission form. The safety of your Child is our primary concern. Precautions will be taken for their wellbeing and protection. Please bring completed letter of consent with you to conference.

Giving

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Made payable to “PAOC” and placed in offering envelope

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