November 14 - 16, 2019

Oakville, Ontario

November 14–16, 2019 | Oakville, ON

 

TAKING REFUGE
UNDER THE LORD’S WINGS

Bitterness and Blessing in the Book of Ruth

 

 

About

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.

Plenary & Breakout Speakers
Mary Willson

Mary Willson

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 Thom

Andrea Thom

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

Yanick Ethier

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.

Erin Ford

Erin Ford

Erin Ford lives in Guelph, Ontario. She works as a missionary with Power to Change Students as an Editor and Writer for their online content. She writes at erinwrites.ca.
Patience Omokhodion

Patience Omokhodion

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.

Michael Haykin

Michael Haykin

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.

Nadine Watson

Nadine Watson

Nadine Watson is a lawyer at a community legal clinic in Ontario. She serves low income clients experiencing mental health and addiction issues. Nadine holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from York University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. She is happily married to Tristan, and they are members of Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto.
Miranda Webster

Miranda Webster

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.

Wyatt Graham

Wyatt Graham

Wendy Stringer

Wendy Stringer

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.

Janet Surette

Janet Surette

Janet teaches and writes to engage women in the application of biblical wisdom.  She worships and serves at Southshore Bible Church and you can find her insights at janetsurette.com.

David Robinson

David Robinson

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 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 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/)

Schedule
Betty-Anne Rees
Counsel from the Scripture Session 1
David Robinson
Counsel from the Scripture Session 2
Mary Wilson
Session 1: Ruth 1
Mary Wilson
Session 2: Ruth 2
Breakouts: Round 1
Breakouts: Round 2
Breakouts: Round 3
Andrea Thom
Session 3: Ruth 3
Mary Wilson
Session 4: Ruth 4:1–17
Yanick Ethier
Session 5: Ruth 4:8–22
Sessions
Five Plenary Sessions
Nine Breakout Sessions
Session 1

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).

Session 2

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).

Session 1

Ruth 1

Session 2

Ruth 2

Session 3

Ruth 3

Session 4

Ruth 4:1–17

Session 5

Ruth 4:8–22

Forgiveness after Abuse

Erin Ford

Work & Faith: Balancing Ambition and Submission

Patience Omokhodion

The Faith And The Pen: The writing lives of Anne Dutton And Ann Griffiths

Michael Haykin

As unto The Lord: Living for Christ in The Workplace

Nadine Watson

Why Women Need Theological Education

Miranda Webster

How the Psalms Teach Us to Order Our Emotions

Wyatt Graham

Ministry vs. Motherhood: Conflict or Complement?

Janet Surette

Lord, Why is Judges 19 in Your Book?

Wendy Stringer

Panel on Marriage

Paul and Shauna-Lee Hopkins Carter

Thursday Night

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.

The TGC Canada Conference will be held at Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville in Oakville, Ontario.

Travel

Toronto Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport is driving distance away from the venue.

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Hamilton Airport

The Hamilton International Airport is driving distance from the venue and sometimes offers very cheap flights across Canada (e.g., with Swoop).

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Hotels

A number of hotels are close to the venue. Also consider using AirBnB.

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Register

$99

Regular
  • Registration ends at midnight on November 13

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