Into The Harvest:
Keeping & Communicating Our Faith
Improving Your Serve will be an in-person format this year.
Individual Tickets May Be Purchased Below. Registration closes Feb 20,2023 at 11:59 PM
Individual Registration – $20.00 (registration fee is waived for those travelling from outside the Lower Mainland. Please contact the BCBC office to register if you qualify to have the fee waived).
Schedule (Full Schedule Here)
9:00am Plenary Session
9:45am First Session
11:15am Second Session
Plenary Session & Workshop
Why ‘We’ Should Not Give Up On The Jesus Revolution
Description: Scholars have demonstrated the remarkable good that has come from the teachings of Jesus and his followers. Believers and unbelievers should not give up on the Jesus revolution. Ostracizing Christianity is a fool’s errand- sawing off the very branch upon which our culture sits!
Biography: Michael Horner has been passionately sharing the gospel and presenting a reasonable case for the Christian faith on university campuses around the world for 50 years. Serving with Power to Change, he has participated in over 80 public debates & dialogues, delivered hundreds of lectures, and hosted Q & A with thousands of students. He holds a graduate degree in Philosophy from the U of Toronto and for twenty years helped shape the worldview of Christian students by teaching philosophy and ethical issues at Trinity Western University and Summit Pacific College.
Mr. Horner is a contributing author to the recent book Everyday Apologetics (Editors – Chamberlain & Price), and has numerous articles and videos online at The Life.com and YouTube.
Michael is married to Phyllis — and their children, Sean, Stephanie and Daniel have provided 7 wonderful grandchildren to love and spoil, all living nearby in Abbotsford.
Dr. Paul Chamberlain, Director of the Institute for Apologetics at TWU commends Mr. Horner to us:
“Michael Horner’s wide experience of lecturing and debating around the world has made him one of today’s highly respected Christian apologists. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you will benefit greatly from his material.” (Dr. Paul Chamberlain)
Prayer: Praxis & Perspectives
Description: How can I pray effectively for another person in their presence? In this workshop we will spend time talking about the Biblical Basis for personal (“hands-on”) prayer ministry, the helpful use of the gifts of the Spirit, a biblically-balanced perspective on the charismatic, and a clinic to practice hearing from God. Then, as a large group, we will walk through a real-time prayer ministry encounter, pausing at each stage to interact over what we are learning. Come, prepared to risk. This session will be offered in two parts during session one and session two
Biography: Nikki White writes for MULTIPLY (the global mission agency for the Mennonite Brethren Denomination), gathering and publishing stories from all over the world, with a focus on prayer mobilization. She is involved in the training of short and long-term global workers in the areas of prayer ministry and intercession and teaches seminars for both local and global churches. She is the author of Identity in Exodus, winner of the 2019 Braun book award for non-fiction. She and her husband, children and grandchildren live in Vancouver, BC. Read More
Children: Training Them Up Without Dumbing It Down
Description: Why do we have children’s ministries in our churches? Whose job is it to teach children, and what should they be taught? Children’s ministries are a long-term discipleship investment. Good teaching plants theological seeds without being simplistic or moralistic. Come find out how to convey more than platitudes.
Biography: Brian Cooper is Associate Director of Theology at MB Seminary, where he has served since 2008. He is the husband of one, father of two, and is a member of South Abbotsford Church.
The Quest For Spiritual Nourishment As A Young Adult
Description: Young People in the church seek to experience God in ways that go beyond traditional Bible studies. They have grown up in the church learning Bible stories but want to go deeper into relationship with their church community and God. As a result of this, Spiritual Disciplines are making a resurgence and are helping young people live out their faith holistically. This workshop will focus on Spiritual Disciplines and how they can help young adults grow in their faith and spiritual maturity.
Biography: Pamelina has a degree in Professional Communications from Royal Roads University and a Master’s of Divinity from Acts Seminaries at Trinity Western University. She has served as a missionary in Asia working with university students as well as other places in the world. She has worked with youth and young adults for the last ten years, introducing them to the love of Christ and helping them navigate their way into adulthood. She is a pastor at Brookswood Baptist Church.
Description: This workshop will look at the structure of the local church and how the church can be governed in a biblical way. We will further discuss the relationship between the different parts of the church structure (Christ, Members, Elders, and Deacons). This session will be offered in two parts during session one and session two.
Biography: Bernard serves as the District Minister of the British Columbia Baptist Conference and the Dean of Canadian Baptist Seminary. He has extensive missionary, teaching and pastoral experience in Zambia, Holland, and Canada. His passion is to empower churches to fulfill the great commission and the great commandment in their communities and beyond. In his spare time Bernard loves to take walks, hike, golf and read.