October 29 - 31, 2018

Mississauga, Ontario

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

Expositions from Mark

October 29–31, 2018 | Mississauga, ON

About

In 2016 a number of pastors gathered in Ottawa. They observed a theological drift in our nation and wanted to lift up the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the centre of our faith. They wanted to unite around the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This was the beginning of what would become The Gospel Coalition Canada.

We are now in 2018, and we are happy to host our first TGC Canada National Conference on October 29–31, 2018. For our conference theme, we wanted to start at the foundation. So we have planned a conference that focuses on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We hope that Canadians from across our vast nation will come and celebrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ together.

We look forward to seeing you!

Plenary & Breakout Speakers
Don Carson

Don Carson

Don Carson (MDiv, Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto; PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and president of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored numerous books, and recently edited The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures. He and his wife, Joy, have two children.
Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, board chairman The Gospel Coalition, assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He has authored numerous books, including Just Do Something. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.
John Neufeld

John Neufeld

Dr. John Neufeld is a graduate of Columbia Bible College (Biblical Studies), the University of Saskatchewan (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Min.). Dr. Neufeld has been in pastoral ministry since 1976, serving in churches in Saskatchewan, California and British Columbia, both as a church planter and senior pastor. He is now the voice of Back to the Bible Canada.
Paul Carter

Paul Carter

Paul Carter attended Moody Bible Institute and is a graduate of York University (B.A.) and McMaster Divinity College (MDiv). He has been in pastoral ministry since 1994, serving in both Fellowship and Canadian Baptist churches in Oakville, Mississauga and Orillia, Ontario Canada. He presently serves as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church, Orillia, a large multi-staff church with a passion for biblical preaching and local mission.
Yanick Ethier

Yanick Ethier

Yanick Ethier attended SEMBEQ (Quebec Baptist Evangelical Seminary) for his Bachelor’s degree in Theology. Yanick has ministered in Quebec for 20 years with The Fellowship of Canadian Baptists. He pastors in Longueuil as the pastor of teaching and vision. His passion in the ministry is preaching the Word and training pastors.
Dan MacDonald

Dan MacDonald

After a career in Law, Dan MacDonald decided to enter into full time ministry. He received his training the USA and eventually returned to Canada. He is now the senior pastor of Grace Toronto Church. He is committed to training up leaders to plant churches.
Tim Challies

Tim Challies

Tim is a Christian, a husband to Aileen and a father to three children aged 12 to 18. He worships and serves as an elder at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario. He is a book reviewer, co-founder of Cruciform Press, and has written five books.

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.

Christel Humfrey

Christel Humfrey

Christel is an editor for The Gospel Coalition Canada. She has studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and holds a BMus from the University of Calgary with a minor in ballet. She is mom to three boys. Her husband, Clint, is the pastor of Calvary Grace Church in Calgary, Alberta. She enjoys writing and teaching women the Bible.

Peter Yi

Peter Yi

Peter Yi is tri-cultural—born in South Korea, raised and educated in Chicago, and has been pastoring in Toronto for over twenty years.  He’s been married to Linda for 22 years and has three children – Tabitha, Josiah, and Matthias.  He received his MDiv and ThM from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago and is a graduate of Arrow Leadership.  He’s currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary.  He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and has served at Young Nak Presbyterian Church in Toronto since 1995, first as the youth pastor and then from 2003, as the lead pastor of the English congregation which is called City on a Hill.  Peter, like all true disciples of Jesus, loves to go fishing (for fish and men) and enjoys road cycling and mountain biking.

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/)

Jen Pollock Michel

Jen Pollock Michel

Jen Pollock Michel is the award-winning author of Teach Us to Want and Keeping Place. She writes widely for print and digital publications and travels to speak at churches, conferences, and retreats. Jen holds a B.A. in French from Wheaton College and an M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. She is married to Ryan and together, they have five school-age children and live in Toronto. You can find more at www.jenpollockmichel.com or follow Jen on Twitter @jenpmichel.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Paul Martin is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario. After leading the plant in 2000, he was involved in helping three other churches start in the city. He hopes to be involved in launching many more. His passion for training leaders has led him to teach at local seminaries, as well as oversee a long-standing mentoring program for potential future pastors. His love for the kind of Gospel cooperation modelled by his hero, George Whitefield, inspired his work with the Grace Connexion, the Hogtown Baptist Pastors’ Fellowship, the Toronto Gospel Alliance, 9Marks, and The Gospel Coalition. His zeal for the preaching of God’s Word has led to work with The Charles Simeon Trust. His affection for the disabled community, especially after disability entered his family through his son, has given him opportunities to speak for The Elisha Foundation and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. It also prompted his zeal to protect the unborn and work closely with a local pregnancy care centre. He has been married to Susan for more than twenty-five years and loves to spend time with their four children. Sadly, he is a pathetically loyal fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and remembers well the last time they won the Stanley Cup. He was 10 months old.

Nathan Penny

Nathan Penny

Nathan Penny serves as Pastor of Counselling Ministries at Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville. Nathan is passionate about seeing hearts and lives radically transformed by the Spirit of God, through the word of God, and is expectant for what Jesus Christ will continue to do in Canada as His people call upon Him to move in power for His glory! He serves on the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition of Canada (https://biblicalcounselingcanada.ca/)

Aileen Challies

Aileen Challies

Aileen is a wife to Tim and a mother to Nick, Abby, and Michaela. She worships and serves at Grace Fellowship Church where she leads or participates in several ministry and mentorship programs.

Schedule
Paul Carter
Session 1: Mark 1:1–15
Dan MacDonald
Session 2: Mark 2:1–3:6
Breakouts | Round 1
Kevin DeYoung
Session 3: Mark 4:1–36
Yanick Ethier
Session 4: Mark 6:1–6
Kevin DeYoung
Session 5: Mark 7:1–23
Breakouts | Round 2
Breakouts | Round 3
John Neufeld
Session 6: Mark 8:34–9:1
Don Carson
Session 7: Mark 9:2–29
Paul Carter
Session 8: Mark 9:42–50
Don Carson
Session 9: Mark 15:21–16:8
Sessions
Six Plenary Sessions
Nine Breakout Sessions
Session 1

Mark 1:1-15

Session 2

Mark 2:1-3:6

Session 3

Mark 4:1-34

Session 4

Mark 6:1-6

Session 5

Mark 7:1-23

Session 6

Mark 8:34-9:1

Session 7

Mark 9:2-29

Session 8

Mark 9:42-50

Session 9

Mark 15:21-16:8

Getting Things Done: What Christians Should Know about Productivity

Tim Challies

Biblical Counselling and the Journey Of Depression

David Robinson

The Wonder of Jesus for the Weary Sufferer

Christel Humfrey

Ditch the Pragmatism and Let the Bible Plan Your Ministry

Peter Yi

Biblical Counselling: Gospel Ministry to the Grieving

Betty-Anne van Rees

Teach Us To Want: The Call and Caution of Desire in the Life of Faith

Jen Pollock Michel

Welcome the Weak: Make Your Church a Place for the Least of All

Paul Martin

Biblical Counselling and the Path of Heart Change

Nathan Penny

Not Just a Guy Thing: How to Help Women Who Struggle with Sexual Sin

Aileen Challies

Pre-Conference

Robust is a conference for those who want to plant church-planting churches in Canada. If you are a church planter, pastor, leader or interested in church planting, then consider attending. Dwight Bernier, Steve Timmis, and Jonathan Dodson will speak at the pre-conference from 9:00am to 12:15pm. The cost is $30, and you can register for the pre-conference when you register for the main conference above.

In partnership with Acts 29 Canada

The TGC Canada Conference will be held at Light Presyberian Church in Mississauga, Ontario.

Travel

Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport is only minutes away from our venue.

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Hotels

We offer conference pricing for hotels, which are near Toronto Pearson International Airport.

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Register

$99

Early-bird Price
  • Until August 15

$99

Full-time Student

$139

Regular
  • After August 15

$159

Married Couples
  • Childcare available. See below.

Groups rates available by contacting [email protected]

Limited childcare is available (50 spaces) for ages 0–6. Cost is $30 per child. Childcare is provided by Muskoka Bible Centre in partnership with TGC Canada. After purchasing your conference registration, please click here to register your child.

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