Making Jesus’ last command, our first priority.
After Jesus was crucified, many people were left looking for answers, looking for hope, and looking for connection. As we emerge from the pandemic, we, as a nation, find ourselves in a similar place. In response to this, however, Jesus gives one more command after rising from the dead, before ascending into heaven: “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole of creation.”
Reimagine what’s next for evangelism
At the Life Shared Summit, Alpha Canada and key Church leaders will be presenting and responding to new research on the state of evangelism in Canada. In partnership with Flourishing Congregations Institute, we collected quantitative data from over 2,000 church leaders of all denominations and Christian faith traditions across Canada to hear what they have to say about evangelism.
Be the first to hear the results at this 90 minutes virtual event.
“We speak believability in the Gospel for transformation today. We say ‘no’ to the voices that say evangelism is too hard, too costly, that no one is interested. We are people who say yes to God, who speak bravely, who invite the church into Holy Spirit fueled evangelism. And we will pray and activate ourselves for the sake of the future church. Not just today but for 30 years from now.” – Shaila Visser, National Director Alpha Canada
We’ll be joined by special guests
So they can share their wisdom and heart for the Church around topics such as hospitality, intercession, proclamation, and empowerment.
Jean-Phillipe was the senior pastor of Impact Jeunesse at Nouvelle Vie Church in Longueuil for almost 5 years and is currently the Senior pastor at La Chapelle Church in Montreal. He is passionate about building the church and is the author of Zone Grises: Discovering God’s Will When Everything is Not Black or White.
Raised in small-town Ontario, Patti Miller grew into an adult fascinated by cities, sociology, and Ukraine. She has pastored in urban settings for over 25 years and currently serves as Lead Pastor at Evangel, a century-old church in the heart of Montreal, Quebec.
Darrell Johnson has been preaching Jesus Christ and His Gospel for over 50 years. He is the author of many books including his most recent publication, Fifty-Seven Words that Change The World: A journey through the Lord’s Prayer. He has taught at Fuller Theological Seminary and Regent College in Vancouver and is the Scholar-in-Residence for The Canadian Church Leaders Network.
Jon Thompson is the Lead Pastor at Sanctus church in the Greater Toronto Area. He has a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary, Toronto and a Doctorate of Missiology from Fuller Seminary,Jon speaks and teaches globally on the convergence of spiritual gifts, spiritual practices, and spiritual experiences in the life of the believer and the local church.
Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing justice departments and church plants, to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new initiatives to mobilize people towards transformational spiritual life. Her latest book was released in 2020 Better Together: How Women and Men can Heal the Divide and Work Together to Transform the Future and her podcast, Right Side Up, is listened to globally.
Fr. Simon Lobo
Fr. Simon Lobo was ordained a Catholic priest in 2009. He worked for three years as the campus minister at Wayne State University, in Detroit, where he witnessed approximately 100 students being evangelized and coming to faith. He joined the team at Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax, in July 2015 as the associate pastor, ministering alongside Fr. James Mallon. Fr. Simon was appointed pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in 2017. His book, Divine Renovation Apprentice, was published in February 2018.
Register for Life Shared Summit Today
We’re excited for you to join us at the Life Shared Summit for insights into the state of evangelism in Canada, teaching from church leaders across our nation and special moments of prayer ministry.