January 21st 2017 we will be gathering as one church to explore what it means to follow Jesus, be the church and disover the incredible calling that is on your life. You do not want to miss this weekend!
WHY LIFT CONF?
Many of us journey in our faith with big questions but are unsure where and how to ask them. We feel like we are on the journey but moving slower than we would like. We feel that we go to church but are disconnected from community. Others of us are just plain confused about what the Church is, who God is and what it means to follow him.
LIFT Conf is about accelerating your faith. We are going to exploring deep questions: How do I believe? What is God calling me to? How do it follow Jesus? How do I teach others to follow Jesus? What is God's idea of Justice? What is the church and how do I fit into it?
The goal of LIFT Conf is to see our entire church community move forward in their faith. To walk out with a stronger, more vibrant faith acheived through worship, community, dialogue and preaching.
The goal is to learn, together, what it means to be Jesus followers.
What's the schedule?
09:30am Registration & General Session I / Sam Picken
11:15am Lab Electives
12:30pm Lunch Break
02:00pm General Session II / Laura Bronson
03:15pm Lab Electives
04:30pm Dinner Break
07:00pm General Session III / Sam Picken
Sam Picken - Lead Pastor C3 Church Toronto
Pastor Sam Picken will be speaking at LIFT Conference! Originally from Australia, Sam and his wife moved to Toronto to be Lead Pastors at C3 Church Toronto. He lives to see people fully devoted to Jesus and live lives that are worthy of their calling.
Laura Bronson - Keep It Real
Laura travels across Canada as a missionary inspiring young people to be real in their faith. She does her ministry through graffiti, music, skateboarding, breakdancing, YouTube vlogs, speaking and fashion. The Keep It Real crew was started 10 years ago and they now travel to schools, church's, camps and drop in centres to share the gospel in a relevant way. Laura lives in Toronto but often feels like she lives out of a suitcase.
4 LAB OPTIONS:
We have 4 incredible break-out labs ot choose from. The same 4 labs will be offered at both lab session so have two chances to attend a lab!
Lab A: Doctrines Dates and Dead People: A Doubter's Guide to the Bible / Wesley Huff - Apologist
Everyone has doubts, and for some of us, those doubts include some serious questions about the Bible. What is the Bible? Is the Bible a myth? Does it describe real events in history? Has it been corrupted so the original message has been lost? If not, what is the evidence that it can be taken seriously? In light of modern science and philosophy, why is the Bible still relevant?
Lab B: It Takes a Village: Following Jesus Together / Alex Busch - Executive Director Reach forth Sports
Following Jesus is the most beautiful, exciting, complex, and challenging journeys in this life. What does it really mean to be Jesus’ disciple and why can’t we do it alone? In this session we will unpack those two questions and consider how we can create the kind of community that brings encouragement to this journey of faith.
Lab C: TBA - Laura Bronson - Keep It Real
Lab D: TBA - Mark Giancola - Director of Braeside Camp & Pastor for 25+ Years
The day itself will be full, but not frantic. You'll have time to soak up what you're learning, build relationships and even take some time to get some work done. This will be an ENCOURAGING, REFRESHING, and CHALLENGING day!
Where is it?
Westdale United Church, Hamilton
Who can come?
Anyone & Everyone
The following Sunday, January 22nd, LIFT Church will be hosting our 10th Birthday Party at Westdale United as well! There will be food, baptisms and a celebration you do not want to miss!