SCHEDULE

MONDAY

1pm – Registration Begins
2pm – 3 on 3 Shinny Tournament (Sign-up here)
4pm – Hotel Check-in
7pm – General Session
9pm – After Party

TUESDAY

7:30am – Prayer (The Den – Prayer room open throughout the day)
9am – General Session
10:15am – Break
10:30am – Business & Vision
12pm – Enjoy Banff
2:30pm – Workshops
4pm – SOFET Discussion Forum
7pm – General Session
9pm – After Party

WEDNESDAY

7:30am – Prayer (The Den – Prayer room open throughout the day)
9am – Business & Vision
10:15am – Break
10:30 am – Workshops
12pm – Enjoy Banff
2:30pm – Workshops
7pm – General Session
9pm – After Party

THURSDAY

9am – Final Session
11am – Dismissal


IMPORTANT CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS


WORKSHOPS

The Church Unleashed  – Game Changing Principles to Grow your Church  (BALLROOM)    Living Waters  – Revitalizing Your Prayer Life  (ASPEN)    Engaging Worship  – Designing services that include everybody  (BIRCH)    Sticky Youth  – Developing Assimilation Strategies for Youth Ministries  (GLACIER SALON)    Little Missionaries  – Creating a Culture of Invitation in Kids Ministry  (THE DEN)    Hope Infused Living  – Women Infusing Hope into the World Around Them  (BLACK BEAR)

The Church Unleashed – Game Changing Principles to Grow your Church (BALLROOM)

Living Waters – Revitalizing Your Prayer Life (ASPEN)

Engaging Worship – Designing services that include everybody (BIRCH)

Sticky Youth – Developing Assimilation Strategies for Youth Ministries (GLACIER SALON)

Little Missionaries – Creating a Culture of Invitation in Kids Ministry (THE DEN)

Hope Infused Living – Women Infusing Hope into the World Around Them (BLACK BEAR)

Ignite Your Team  – Creating Spark in Your Volunteers  (BALLROOM)    Small Church, Big Dreams  – The little things that can make a big difference in your small community  (BLACK BEAR)    Calming the Storms of Church Conflict   (BIRCH)    Leading When You’re Not in Charge  – Leveraging Influence when you Lack Authority  (THE DEN)    Healthy Leader, Healthy Team  – Soul Care for the Pastor  (GLACIER SALON)    First Impressions  – How to be a Welcoming Church  (ASPEN)

Ignite Your Team – Creating Spark in Your Volunteers (BALLROOM)

Small Church, Big Dreams – The little things that can make a big difference in your small community (BLACK BEAR)

Calming the Storms of Church Conflict (BIRCH)

Leading When You’re Not in Charge – Leveraging Influence when you Lack Authority (THE DEN)

Healthy Leader, Healthy Team – Soul Care for the Pastor (GLACIER SALON)

First Impressions – How to be a Welcoming Church (ASPEN)

High Impact Preaching  – Change minds, Change Lives, and Change Destinies  (BLACK BEAR)    The Engaging Church  – Building Bridges to Reach Your Community  (GLACIER SALON)    Fresh Fire  – The Holy Spirit & Revitalization  (BALLROOM)    Building Great Worship Teams  – Principles for building, developing and leading great worship teams  (ASPEN)    The Future is Now  – Reaching Teens in 2020  (BIRCH)    Irresistible Environments  – Creating the Kind of Place Kids Dream of  (THE DEN)    You, Me and Tea  – Women’s Afternoon Tea at Banff Springs Hotel ($20)  (BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL – SOLD OUT)

High Impact Preaching – Change minds, Change Lives, and Change Destinies (BLACK BEAR)

The Engaging Church – Building Bridges to Reach Your Community (GLACIER SALON)

Fresh Fire – The Holy Spirit & Revitalization (BALLROOM)

Building Great Worship Teams – Principles for building, developing and leading great worship teams (ASPEN)

The Future is Now – Reaching Teens in 2020 (BIRCH)

Irresistible Environments – Creating the Kind of Place Kids Dream of (THE DEN)

You, Me and Tea – Women’s Afternoon Tea at Banff Springs Hotel ($20) (BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL – SOLD OUT)

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BANFF PARK LODGE

222 Lynx Street. Ph: 1-800-661-9266


CONNECTIONS & MEETUPS

4:30pm Pre-Conference Superbowl Hangout  –   Heading out early to relax in the mountains? Join us 4:30pm on Sunday at the Terrace Lounge in Banff Park Lodge to connect over food and football.

4:30pm Pre-Conference Superbowl Hangout Heading out early to relax in the mountains? Join us 4:30pm on Sunday at the Terrace Lounge in Banff Park Lodge to connect over food and football.

2-4pm Pre-Conference 3 vs 3 Shinny Tournament  – We are hoping a team will rise to the challenge of beating our District Team: Corey, Phil & Jeremy. The game will be at the Banff Community High School Outdoors Rink (find it on Google Maps  here ). To join the fun, sign up  here  so we know you’re playing.   4pm Newcomers Welcome Tour & Coffee  – If it’s your first time with us at MG, we are so excited you are here and we can’t wait to meet you! Meet Leann Woelk, our Children’s Ministry Specialist at 4pm in the Glacier Salon for a short tour of the facilities and a time of connection over coffee.   9pm After Party  – Join us tonight in the Glacier Salon & Crave Restaurant (previously Chinook) for connection and a french fry bar, mac & cheese bar, grilled cheese & tomato soup shots, donut bar & cookies.

2-4pm Pre-Conference 3 vs 3 Shinny Tournament – We are hoping a team will rise to the challenge of beating our District Team: Corey, Phil & Jeremy. The game will be at the Banff Community High School Outdoors Rink (find it on Google Maps here). To join the fun, sign up here so we know you’re playing.

4pm Newcomers Welcome Tour & Coffee – If it’s your first time with us at MG, we are so excited you are here and we can’t wait to meet you! Meet Leann Woelk, our Children’s Ministry Specialist at 4pm in the Glacier Salon for a short tour of the facilities and a time of connection over coffee.

9pm After Party – Join us tonight in the Glacier Salon & Crave Restaurant (previously Chinook) for connection and a french fry bar, mac & cheese bar, grilled cheese & tomato soup shots, donut bar & cookies.

8-8:45am Youth Pastor Breakfast  – Join Jeremy & Rachel Gifford at the Crave Restaurant in Banff Park Lodge for a meal together.   12pm Lead Pastor Lunch  – Meet Corey Randell in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have lunch together at the Terrace Lounge.   12pm Associate Pastor Lunch  – Meet John Albiston in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have lunch together at the Stump & Magpie.   12:15pm Children’s Pastor Lunch  – Meet Leann Woelk at Old Spaghetti Factory for a time of connecting and lunch together.   4-5pm Children’s Pastor Coffee  – Meet Leann Woelk in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have coffee together at Evelyn’s Coffee House   8:30-11pm PK Movie Night  – Pastors’ Kids join us outside the Glacier Salon to grab some snacks before heading down to the Black Bear Room to watch The Incredibles 2 together.   9pm After Party  – Join us tonight in the Crave Restaurant & Alpine Meadows for connection and a popcorn bar, nacho bar and italian sodas. We also will have Virtual Reality and other amazing games.   9:30pm Movie  – Join us in the Main Ballroom for a showing of the documentary “End of Churchianity 2”

8-8:45am Youth Pastor Breakfast – Join Jeremy & Rachel Gifford at the Crave Restaurant in Banff Park Lodge for a meal together.

12pm Lead Pastor Lunch – Meet Corey Randell in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have lunch together at the Terrace Lounge.

12pm Associate Pastor Lunch – Meet John Albiston in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have lunch together at the Stump & Magpie.

12:15pm Children’s Pastor Lunch – Meet Leann Woelk at Old Spaghetti Factory for a time of connecting and lunch together.

4-5pm Children’s Pastor Coffee – Meet Leann Woelk in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have coffee together at Evelyn’s Coffee House

8:30-11pm PK Movie Night – Pastors’ Kids join us outside the Glacier Salon to grab some snacks before heading down to the Black Bear Room to watch The Incredibles 2 together.

9pm After Party – Join us tonight in the Crave Restaurant & Alpine Meadows for connection and a popcorn bar, nacho bar and italian sodas. We also will have Virtual Reality and other amazing games.

9:30pm Movie – Join us in the Main Ballroom for a showing of the documentary “End of Churchianity 2”

8-8:45am Youth Pastor Breakfast  – Join Jeremy & Rachel Gifford at Melissa’s Missteak Restaurant (just across the street from Banff Park Lodge) for a meal together.   8-8:45am Children’s Pastor Breakfast  – Meet Leann Woelk at the Crave Restaurant in Banff Park Lodge for a time of connecting and breakfast together.   12pm Counselling & Chaplains Lunch  – Meet Al & Yvonne Downey in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have lunch together at the Old Spaghetti Factory.   2:30pm You Me & Tea ($20)  – This meetup has sold out. For those registered, meet at the Banff Springs Hotel for a time of connecting and learning. If you need a ride, meet in the lobby of the Banff Park Lodge Hotel at 2pm.   4-5pm Youth Pastor Coffee  – Meet Jeremy & Rachel Gifford in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have coffee together at Good Earth Coffeehouse.   4pm Parachurch Ministry Meetup  – Connect with Jeremiah Raible & other parachurch ministry leaders in the Black Bear Room at Banff Park Lodge.   5-9pm PK Party  – Pastors’ Kids ages 6-17 meet Leann Woelk & Jeremy Gifford in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby for a fun night of bowling & pizza at High Rollers from 5:30pm-6:30pm and then fun & games in the Glacier Salon from 7-9pm.   9pm After Party  – Join us tonight in the Crave Restaurant & Alpine Meadows for connection and pop floats, ice cream sundaes and a hot chocolate bar.

8-8:45am Youth Pastor Breakfast – Join Jeremy & Rachel Gifford at Melissa’s Missteak Restaurant (just across the street from Banff Park Lodge) for a meal together.

8-8:45am Children’s Pastor Breakfast – Meet Leann Woelk at the Crave Restaurant in Banff Park Lodge for a time of connecting and breakfast together.

12pm Counselling & Chaplains Lunch – Meet Al & Yvonne Downey in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have lunch together at the Old Spaghetti Factory.

2:30pm You Me & Tea ($20) – This meetup has sold out. For those registered, meet at the Banff Springs Hotel for a time of connecting and learning. If you need a ride, meet in the lobby of the Banff Park Lodge Hotel at 2pm.

4-5pm Youth Pastor Coffee – Meet Jeremy & Rachel Gifford in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby to have coffee together at Good Earth Coffeehouse.

4pm Parachurch Ministry Meetup – Connect with Jeremiah Raible & other parachurch ministry leaders in the Black Bear Room at Banff Park Lodge.

5-9pm PK Party – Pastors’ Kids ages 6-17 meet Leann Woelk & Jeremy Gifford in the Banff Park Lodge hotel lobby for a fun night of bowling & pizza at High Rollers from 5:30pm-6:30pm and then fun & games in the Glacier Salon from 7-9pm.

9pm After Party – Join us tonight in the Crave Restaurant & Alpine Meadows for connection and pop floats, ice cream sundaes and a hot chocolate bar.

8am Song Writing Breakfast  – Meet Michael Larson at Melissa’s Missteak for a time of connecting and breakfast together with other songwriters.

8am Song Writing Breakfast – Meet Michael Larson at Melissa’s Missteak for a time of connecting and breakfast together with other songwriters.

 

MINISTRY GUESTS

DAVID KOOP - SPEAKER   Dr. David Koop is the founder and lead pastor of Coastal Church, in Downtown Vancouver, BC. Before entering ministry, he founded his own consulting business and small oil producing company. In 1994, David along with his wife answered God’s call to plant the church in the heart of one of Canada’s most densely populated cities.

DAVID KOOP - SPEAKER

Dr. David Koop is the founder and lead pastor of Coastal Church, in Downtown Vancouver, BC. Before entering ministry, he founded his own consulting business and small oil producing company. In 1994, David along with his wife answered God’s call to plant the church in the heart of one of Canada’s most densely populated cities.

MURRAY CORNELIUS - SPEAKER   Murray Cornelius has served as the Executive Director of International Missions for the PAOC since 2006. Together with his wife Cindy, he served in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa for 20 years in Pastoral Ministry, Church Planting, Theological Education and Social Engagement.

MURRAY CORNELIUS - SPEAKER

Murray Cornelius has served as the Executive Director of International Missions for the PAOC since 2006. Together with his wife Cindy, he served in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa for 20 years in Pastoral Ministry, Church Planting, Theological Education and Social Engagement.

KEVIN AND JULIA GARRATT - SPEAKERS   Kevin and Julia went to China in 1984 as English teachers. On August 4, 2014, they were “arrested” by the Chinese Ministry of State Security and charged with spying and espionage. Were they spies? Come and listen to their story and find out how it relates to our theme “More than Me.”

KEVIN AND JULIA GARRATT - SPEAKERS

Kevin and Julia went to China in 1984 as English teachers. On August 4, 2014, they were “arrested” by the Chinese Ministry of State Security and charged with spying and espionage. Were they spies? Come and listen to their story and find out how it relates to our theme “More than Me.”

GARY TAITINGER - SPEAKER   Gary led in one of our growing metro churches for 36 years, then transitioned to be our District Superintendent in 2017. His hope is that your District team will be your single most helpful resource in leading and growing your church. His goal is that 80% of our churches will be experiencing incremental growth within the next three years.

GARY TAITINGER - SPEAKER

Gary led in one of our growing metro churches for 36 years, then transitioned to be our District Superintendent in 2017. His hope is that your District team will be your single most helpful resource in leading and growing your church. His goal is that 80% of our churches will be experiencing incremental growth within the next three years.

MARISA AUD - WORSHIP LEADER   Marisa has been leading worship in churches across Canada and the US for 20 years. She is a graduate of SouthEastern University in Florida and most recently moved from the Greater Atlanta area to Calgary where she leads the Creative Arts department at Journey Church (formally Church in the Hills).

MARISA AUD - WORSHIP LEADER

Marisa has been leading worship in churches across Canada and the US for 20 years. She is a graduate of SouthEastern University in Florida and most recently moved from the Greater Atlanta area to Calgary where she leads the Creative Arts department at Journey Church (formally Church in the Hills).