unify. serve. equip. empower.
Thursday-Friday, February 2-3, 2023 | Calgary, Alberta
One Conference is an opportunity for Canadian Church Leaders to gather to experience a spiritual refreshing, gain renewed focus, and be effectively equipped to lead the church of tomorrow.
The world has changed, and the church is changing with it. This gathering is designed to stimulate new ideas, provide fresh energy, and build conversations and relationships that will shape renewal and spiritual impact in Canada.
With wholehearted worship, powerful keynotes, and thoughtful breakout sessions, our goal and commitment to you is that you’ll leave One Conference with a renewed sense of optimism and courage to help lead the church forward.
Join us as we gather to see where God is moving and how we can be part of His redemptive plan.
Jason is a pastor and Spiritual Formation Coach who was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. He co-leads Lifecentre, a multi-campus church in Ottawa, with his wife of twenty-six years, Lori.
Beginning with three couples in 1981, Lifecentre has planted, launched, and revitalized many churches in its 40 years. The church now has three campuses across the Ottawa and Cornwall area, as well as a local Food Bank.
Pastor Jason’s vision is to equip you to make a Jesus-sized difference in life!
Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. Mark is also a skilled cultural analyst who is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church. He has authored a number of books, including A Non-Anxious Presence and Reappearing Church, as well as co-founded the “This Cultural Moment” podcast.
Mark lives in Melbourne with his wife, Trudi, his daughter, Grace and twin boys, Hudson and Billy
*Mark will be interviewed via zoom from Melbourne, AU and will not personally be in Calgary.
Sharon Witton is the co-pastor of Toronto City Church with her husband, Brendan. Toronto City Church is an intercultural, intergenerational church with a passion to impact the city of Toronto and the nation of Canada.
Sharon is passionate about empowering women, raising the next generation of leaders and seeing believers grow in the prophetic. She sits on the board of an educational charity called “I am Compelled”, as well as the non-profit, “Culture Changers”, that focuses on tackling critical cultural issues that affect the church and the next generation.
She also serves in a number of organizations, including the Canadian Leaders Prophetic Network, Ministers Network Canada and is the Next Gen North American Regional Co-chair for Empowered 21.
Rob Hogendoorn is the founding and Lead Pastor of Forest City Community Church in London, Ontario. Beginning with a dozen people in the mid 90’s, Forest City Community Church has grown to be a multi-site church that has also helped birth new churches in Ontario and Quebec.
Rob’s passion is to help churches grow in their ability to engage pre-Christian people with the hope of the gospel!
Along with pastoring, he also serves on the GLN Canada board and is a partner with Alpha Canada.
Here to Lead us in Worship
Breakouts will be limited in size – register early to reserve your spot!
Networking + Breakout 1: (12:30pm– 2:45pm)
Sr. Leaders Gathering (+$15 Includes Lunch)
Network with other Sr. Leaders from across Canada to learn from each other. What new move of the church is taking place? What new paradigms can we share with one another while leading in existing structures? Join this highly relational and inspirational time of community.
Compassion & Justice – Building a Community Support Network (+$15 – Includes Lunch)
Learn from other leaders who are building Community Support & Outreach Networks. What are we experiencing as we emerge from the crisis? What partnerships are thriving? What resource challenges are we facing, and what ideas can we glean from one another.
Worship Leaders Ministry (+$15 Includes Lunch)
Build relationships and have lunch with other worship leaders and then participate in an inspiring workshop led by the team from Worship Central.
Breakout Sessions 1 – (1:45pm – 2:45pm)
Making Peace in a Polarized World
Every church is wrestling with how to navigate the divisiveness that exists in our churches. While the current climate is calmer these days, we are just one tweet, one political decision, one racially inflammatory incident from blowing everything up again. This session will look at how Jesus taught about peace and provide practical discipleship tools for your church.
Building a Strong Marriage and Family Ministry
Spend time in this session exploring ways to build stronger marriage ministries in your church. The family should be the safe, restorative place for followers of Jesus. Explore how we can encourage and support families where they can raise up the next generation to love and fear God.
Breakout Sessions 2 – (3:00pm – 4:00pm)
Supporting Mental Health in the Church
How does the church become a healing and helpful place in a time when the epidemic of mental health challenges surrounds us? Join the conversation here.
Together in Leadership
Designed for men and women, this session will provide informative and practical steps to creating better working relationships where men and women can both use their gifts in a way that is honouring to their callings.
What does holistic evangelism look like in the church in Canada? Join others who are leading different evangelistic practices in their churches and explore how your church can share Jesus in impactful ways.
Early Bird $179
Last Minute $249
*Early Bird deadline:
Group Pricing (5+)
Early Bird $149
Last Minute $219
*The first 200 registrations receive an extra $30 off for a limited time. Discount will be automatically added at checkout.
6:30pm – 8:30pm: Session 1 (Main Stage)
9:00am – 10:30am: Session 2 (Main Stage)
11:00am – 12:15pm: Session 3 (Main Stage)
1:45pm – 2:45pm: Breakout 1
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Breakout 2
4:00pm – 5:30pm: Session 4 (Main Stage)
One Conference 2023 will be held in Beautiful Calgary, AB, at Centre Street Church. We couldn’t be more pleased to bring this conference FOR the church back into the church. Conveniently located in the city, with free parking and close proximity to the airport, Centre Street Church is an ideal location for local travel or for leaders joining from across the country. Watch here in the next several weeks as we finalize special hotel rates.
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