May 5 – 62022

2700 Bristol Cir, Oakville, ON + Online

# Agenda

Thursday Morning

  • 8:30am — Doors Open
  • 9:20am — Welcome & Spiritual Practice
  • 9:40am — Plenary Session 1: What is a Jesus-Centred Gospel with Betty Pries & Colin McCartney
  • 10:40am — Communal Processing Session
  • 11:10am — Break
  • 11:20am — In-person: Choose your own Workshop 
  • 11:20am — Livestream: Workshop Session
  • 12:15pm — Lunch
  • 12:45pm - In-person only: Optional Lunch Session: Family Ministry Trends and How we are Responding with Christie Penner Worden 

Thursday Afternoon

  • 1:30pm — Welcome Back & Partner Spotlight
  • 1:40pm — Plenary Session 2: Power the Jesus Way with Cheryl Nembhard
  • 2:00pm — Panel Discussion
  • 3:00pm — Communal Processing Session
  • 3:20pm — Break
  • 3:40pm — In-person: Choose your own Workshop
  • 3:40pm — Livestream: Workshop Session
  • 4:35pm — Free Time

Thursday Evening

  • 6:00pm — In-person only: Theology Fix: Unpacking the Jesus-Centred Gospel with the Theology Circle
  • 7:00pm — Pub Crawl Buses Loading to Leave Oakville (additional ticket purchase required)
  • 7:00pm — Local Oakville Hangout (Open Event)
  • 10:30pm — Pub Crawl Buses Loading to Return to Oakville

Friday Morning

  • 8:30am — Doors Open
  • 9:00am — Welcome & Spiritual Practice
  • 9:20am — Plenary Session 3: Engaging the Secular Age with David Zahl
  • 10:20am — Communal Processing Session
  • 11:00am — Break
  • 11:20am — In-person: Choose your own Workshop
  • 11:20am — Livestream: Workshop Session
  • 12:10pm — Lunch
  • 12:50pm — Optional Lunch Session: Jesus Collective Partnership Information Session

Friday Afternoon

  • 1:30pm — Welcome Back & Partner Spotlight
  • 1:40pm — Why Jesus Collective?
  • 2:15pm — Plenary Session 4: Rooting our Identity in Jesus with Leanne Friesen
  • 2:45pm — Communal Q &A
  • 3:05pm — Break
  • 3:20pm — Listening to the Spirit, Worship & Communion
  • 4:10pm — Closing

# Safe Spaces

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Share your thoughts or story here.

# Contributors

# Workshop Details

Reminder: In person guests will have the option of choosing three different interactive workshops to attend throughout the gathering. Online guests can attend the three livestreamed workshops and join breakout rooms to interact with other leaders online during the Communal Processing Sessions.

Foundations for Peacemaking and Navigating Conflict
Paul Kiss & Samuel Sarpiya, Auditorium (Livestreamed)
How can we live as active peacemakers and navigate polarity and conflict in our churches and communities? How is our role as active peacemakers rooted in a Jesus-centred gospel, especially amidst the intense polarization and unrest of our time? 

What Does It Mean to be a Jesus-Centred Church?
Kurt Willems & Jeff Lockyer, Annex
What does a Jesus-centred church look like compared to a church that is not as centred on Jesus? How do we go beyond theology and actually operationalize the Jesus-centred gospel in our churches and communities?

Reading Scripture with Jesus at the Centre
Jordan Taylor & Meghan Good, Room 1
How does placing Jesus at the centre fundamentally change the way we engage with and interpret Scripture? How do we read scripture through a Jesus lens and help others in our communities do the same?

Engaging Post-Christian Communities with the Gospel
Steve MacDouell & Jordan Thoms, Room 2
What does it look like to live incarnationally and engage people with the gospel in secular or post-Christian communities? How can we imagine and implement hyper local, new expressions of church” in our neighbourhoods? 

Pooled Wisdom on How to Develop and Disciple Jesus-Centred Leaders
Jon Hand & Nate Vawser, Room 6
How can we equip and form Jesus-centred leaders in our churches and within Jesus Collective? What would it look like to pool wisdom, experience, and best practices from one another on the vitally important topic of how to disciple and form leaders?

Discipling the Next Generation Towards Jesus
Christie Penner Worden & Qimora Bergman, Room 7
How can we disciple our kids and youth towards an identity rooted in Jesus in light of the particular pressures and narratives they face in our cultural moment? What are some realistic, actionable ideas for loving our families and discipling young people coming out of COVID and beyond?

Jesus-Centred Power
David Fitch & Tania Harris, Auditorium (Livestreamed)
What does a Jesus-centred use of power look like and what difference does it make in our lives, leadership, and churches? What are some realistic, actionable ideas for creating healthy, Jesus-centred power dynamics in our contexts? 

Jesus-Centred Approaches to Justice and Racial Reconciliation
Alyssa Esparaz & Hank Johnson, Annex
What does it look like to pursue justice and racial reconciliation in our churches and communities with Jesus at the centre? What are some realistic, tangible ways we can pursue racial reconciliation and actively advocate for marginalized people groups in our communities?

Reading Scripture with Jesus at the Centre
Jordan Taylor & Meghan Good, Room 1
How does placing Jesus at the centre fundamentally change the way we engage with and interpret Scripture? How do we read scripture through a Jesus lens and help others in our communities do the same?

Better Together”: Mutual Co-Leadership Models for Men and Women
Leanne Friesen & Jonny Morrison, Room 2
How can men and women lead together in a way that reflects a healthy, Jesus-centred power dynamic and is especially empowering to women in ministry? How do we inspect our own perspectives on power and leadership, mine for biases, and continue moving towards a healthy better together” paradigm?

What Does It Mean to be a Jesus-Centred Church?
Kurt Willems & Jeff Lockyer, Room 3
What does a Jesus-centred church look like compared to a church that is not as centred on Jesus? How do we go beyond theology and actually operationalize the Jesus-centred gospel in our churches and communities?

The Relevancy of Jesus in a Secular Age
Jon Hau, Room 5
Why and how is the Jesus-centred gospel and the way of Jesus relevant to our secular people and communities? How can we reimagine and restructure what the church looks like today to reach and engage secular people?

Discipling the Next Generation Towards Jesus
Christie Penner Worden & Qimora Bergman, Room 7
How can we disciple our kids and youth towards an identity rooted in Jesus in light of the particular pressures and narratives they face in our cultural moment? What are some realistic, actionable ideas for loving our families and discipling young people coming out of COVID and beyond?

Jesus-Centred Approaches to Justice and Racial Reconciliation
Alyssa Esparaz & Hank Johnson, Auditorium (Livestreamed)
What does it look like to pursue justice and racial reconciliation in our churches and communities with Jesus at the centre? What are some realistic, tangible ways we can pursue racial reconciliation and actively advocate for marginalized people groups in our communities?

Jesus-Centred Power
David Fitch & Tania Harris, Annex
What does a Jesus-centred use of power look like and what difference does it make in our lives, leadership, and churches? What are some realistic, actionable ideas for creating healthy, Jesus-centred power dynamics in our contexts? 

Better Together”: Mutual Co-Leadership Models for Men and Women
Leanne Friesen & Jonny Morrison, Room 1
How can men and women lead together in a way that reflects a healthy, Jesus-centred power dynamic and is especially empowering to women in ministry? How do we inspect our own perspectives on power and leadership, mine for biases, and continue moving towards a healthy better together” paradigm?

Engaging Post-Christian Communities with the Gospel
Steve MacDouell & Jordan Thoms, Room 2
What does it look like to live incarnationally and engage people with the gospel in secular or post-Christian communities? How can we imagine and implement hyper local, new expressions of church” in our neighbourhoods? 

The Relevancy of Jesus in a Secular Age
Jon Hau, Room 5
Why and how is the Jesus-centred gospel and the way of Jesus relevant to our secular people and communities? How can we reimagine and restructure what the church looks like today to reach and engage secular people?

Pooled Wisdom on How to Develop and Disciple Jesus-Centred Leaders
Jon Hand & Nate Vawser, Room 6
How can we equip and form Jesus-centred leaders in our churches and within Jesus Collective? What would it look like to pool wisdom, experience, and best practices from one another on the vitally important topic of how to disciple and form leaders?

Foundations for Peacemaking and Navigating Conflict
Paul Kiss & Samuel Sarpiya, Room 7
How can we live as active peacemakers and navigate polarity and conflict in our churches and communities? How is our role as active peacemakers rooted in a Jesus-centred gospel, especially amidst the intense polarization and unrest of our time?

# Online Merch Shop

Want to add some fun Jesus Collective merch to your closet? Check out our merch table or hit up our online store.

# UNITE 22 — May 5

Pub Crawl Details 

(additional ticket purchase required)

Board buses at 7:00pm in Oakville

Local Pub Options

Buses depart from The Dog’s Bollocks Pub (751 Queen St W) at 10:30pm


Local Unticketed Option

Meet at the Café for details and ridesharing options

# Local Restaurants

Casual Dining

Montana’s
2530 Hyde Park Gate
Oakville, ON L6H 6M2

3 Brewers
2041 Winston Park Dr
Oakville, ON L6H 6P5





Jack Astor’s
3047 Vega Blvd
Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y3

Bamboo Legend
3145 Dundas St W
Mississauga, ON L5L 4V5

Lonestar
2520 Hyde Park Gate
Oakville, ON L6H 6M2

Simple and Fast

Basil Box
2508 Winston Park Dr
Oakville, ON L6H 7E5

Chipotle
2530 Winston Park Dr
Oakville, ON L6H 7E5

McDonald’s
2510 Hampshire Gate
Oakville, ON L6H 6A2

Harvey’s
2681 Dundas St W
Mississauga, ON L5K 1R9

Tim Horton’s
2525 Hyde Park Gate Blvd
Oakville, ON L6H 6G6

Blaze Pizza
2508 Winston Park Dr
Oakville, ON L6H 7E5

Panera Bread
2530 Winston Park Dr
Oakville, ON L6H 7E5

Starbucks
3235 Dundas St W
Mississauga, ON L6J 4Z3

Sponsors

BIC

Be in Christ Church of Canada

Oakville, ON
Food for the Hungry

Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada

Abbotsford, BC
FPBS

Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary

Fresno, CA
MCC

Mennonite Central Committee

Kitchener, ON
EFC

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

Scarborough, ON
Tyndale

Tyndale University

Toronto, ON
Way Base

WayBase

Burlington, ON