Join us for our first Gospel Coalition Canada Women’s Conference in Oakville. On Thursday night, a pre-conference on biblical counselling will equip us to apply the Bible beyond Sunday morning. Friday and Saturday we will be encouraged to take refuge under the Lord’s wings while seeing both bitterness and blessing in the lives of Ruth and Naomi. Concluding on Saturday, the conference will end with the final chapters from the book of Ruth.
Numerous breakout sessions will be offered on Friday afternoon to deepen our faith.
Visit local restaurants for Thursday and Friday’s meals. Save your money on Saturday, as the conference includes lunch on this day. Don’t forget to visit the bookstore. Hand-selected books to choose from, giveaways, and exhibitors whose contributions make this conference possible will be available.
Mary Willson serves the saints at Second Presbyterian in Memphis, TN as the director of women in ministry. Along with being trained in the local-church context, she received formal theological training, most recently at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (PhD in Old Testament). Mary enjoys teaching and training others to teach the Scriptures, especially in the local-church context. A number of rambunctious nieces and nephews make her life all the more enjoyable.
Andrea is a wife, mom to three great kids, a therapist, and a writer. She is passionate to see women grow in biblical literacy and have their lives transformed by the gospel. She speaks regularly on the Bible and is the author of a new, expository Bible study series focusing on the Old Testament.Ruth –Redeeming the Darkness is available now on Amazon, and AMOS – Come Awake! releases in 2020. She blogs at andreathom.com.
Yanick Ethier attended SEMBEQ (Quebec Baptist Evangelical Seminary) for his Bachelor’s degree in Theology. Married to Esther for 24 years and father of 2 young adults, Yanick has been serving in the pastoral ministry with The Fellowship of Canadian Baptists in Quebec for 20 years, in his mother church in Longueuil. He his now the pastor of teaching and vision at Église de L’Espoir. His passion in the ministry is preaching the Word and training pastors. In 2011, with a band of dear brother pastors, Yanick had the privilege of starting Sola, a gospel coalition for the French-speaking Canadians with a vision of joining a movement for the Gospel and our country. Yanick is an original Council Member for TGC Canada. You can find Yanick’s at Egliseespoir.com or reach him personally at yethier(at)egliseespoir.com.
Patience Omokhodion is a corporate lawyer working in Toronto. Patience is of Nigerian descent and lived in London, UK for most of her life before moving to Canada. She is a proud new Canadian who worships and serves at Grace Toronto Church.
Born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents, Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin is Professor of Church History at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and the Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, which is based on the Southern campus but which also has an office in Ontario. Dr. Haykin is the author of a number of books dealing with Patristic and Baptist studies and is also the general editor of a forthcoming 16-volume edition of the works of Andrew Fuller (Walter de Gruyter). He and his wife Alison have their home in Dundas, Ontario, and are members at West Highland Baptist Church, Hamilton, Ontario. They have two grown children, Victoria and Nigel.
Miranda Webster will be graduating from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2019 with an Ed.D. She has a M.A.C.E. in Women’s Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Dallas Baptist University in Christian Studies and Biblical Studies. Her husband, Evan, serves as the Associate Pastor of Integration and Missions at First Baptist Orillia. She and her husband love serving their church and local community. She enjoys teaching and studying the Bible, going on walks, and having meaningful conversations with friends and family.
Wendy Stringer serves at Grace Toronto Church where she began the discipleship ministry, writes its curriculum and gets to serve, lead and teach disciples. She lives in Toronto with her hilarious husband Kiernan and a bunch of kids.
David Robinson has been pastor of Grace Bible Church in Cambridge Ontario for the past 23 years. Over the years he has taught Pastoral Counselling in various countries and most recently at Heritage Bible College and Seminary In Cambridge On. David is also helping establish the Biblical Counselling Certificate at Heritage Seminary and serves on the board of the Biblical Counselling Coalition of Canada (https://biblicalcounselingcanada.ca/). He is married to Eva and they have three children.
Paul and Shauna-Lee Hopkins Carter
Paul are Shauna Lee are proud parents of 5 beautiful children, Madison, Max, Mikayla, Peyton and Noa. Paul serves as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church, Orillia, a large multi-staff church with a passion for biblical preaching and local mission.
Betty-Anne van Rees
Betty-Anne graduated from The Master’s College with a master of arts in biblical counselling. Fuelled by her passion to see the Canadian church convinced and equipped to care for souls through the living Word (both Incarnate and inspired), she serves the local church in discipleship roles that include teaching, mentoring, and counselling. Additionally, she serves as council board member for the Biblical Counseling Coalition and on the Biblical Counselling Coalition of Canada (https://biblicalcounselingcanada.ca/)
Session 1: Ruth 1VIEW
Session 1: Ruth 1
Session 2: Ruth 2VIEW
Session 2: Ruth 2
Breakouts: Round 1VIEW
Breakouts: Round 1
Breakouts: Round 2VIEW
Breakouts: Round 2
Breakouts: Round 3VIEW
Breakouts: Round 3
Session 3: Ruth 3VIEW
Session 3: Ruth 3
Nine Breakout Sessions
Equipping to Win When the Storm That Rages Is in Your Circumstances
In keeping with His kindness, God has generously provided for us, in both His written and Incarnate Word, so that we can walk in His strength through deepest suffering (Phil 2:5–11).
Equipping to Win When the Storm That Rages Is in Your Soul
God’s sovereignty and human responsibility combine to battle grumbling and arguing (fighting) in our lives. Doctrine is not just knowledge but extremely practical wisdom for life (Phil 2:12–16).
Forgiveness after Abuse
Work & Faith: Balancing Ambition and Submission
The Faith And The Pen: The writing lives of Anne Dutton And Ann Griffiths
As unto The Lord: Living for Christ in The Workplace
Why Women Need Theological Education
How the Psalms Teach Us to Order Our Emotions
Ministry vs. Motherhood: Conflict or Complement?
Lord, Why is Judges 19 in Your Book?
Panel on Marriage
Paul and Shauna-Lee Hopkins Carter
To open our conference, we are happy to host with two talks from the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition. Betty-Anne Rees and David Robinson will speak on preventive grace during difficult times.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is driving distance away from the venue.Learn more
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