Dec 28, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019

Sheraton Centre Hotel, Downtown Toronto

Join us this year for our newest conference ever! P2C PLUS is returning with a new location, a new lineup, and a new theme. Literally, our theme this year is “NEW.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Join us at the Sheraton Center in downtown Toronto to celebrate how Christ makes us new. At P2C PLUS you will: Be Inspired by some amazing speakers, Go Deeper with a wide variety of workshops and training sessions, Take Action by connecting with exhibitors or signing up for one of our many missions opportunities, and Have Fun at non-stop social events including a concert with the band Citizens, as well as a New Year’s Eve Party! Keep your eyes peeled for exciting news about more featured bands and speakers that will be joining us this year. Register before October 15th, 2018 to take advantage of our lower prices. Tickets are on sale now.

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Schedule

Open from 8:00 until 23:00 in the Willow West Room.
The 3rd Annual Student Leader Pre-Conference is happening Dec 28 from 10am-4pm. Reserved for DG leaders and Servant Team members only (or your campus equivalent). We hope you will receive recognition, relevant training, and walk away with a greater sense of how to mobilize disciples of Jesus. We will be taking applications soon!
Where does our longing for justice come from? What is Biblical justice? How does the Christian worldview deal with injustice differently than other worldviews? During this session we will look at these questions as we also consider what took place in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

We live in a complicated world, made even more confusing by messages all around us that challenge the truthfulness of God, reality, morality, science, the nature of right and wrong, and a whole host of other areas related to the ultimate questions we have and hold.

As we hold a Christian worldview, we can feel fear, doubt and insecurity from these questions. However, we can remind ourselves that the Christian faith can offer thoughtful and carefully considered answers to these ultimate questions.

If you are interested in seeking thoughtful answers to these significant questions regarding the foundation of the Christian faith and how you can always be prepared to give an answer for it, then we would like to invite you to the 2018 reMINDing Apologetics, P2C PLUS Pre-conference (December 28th 1pm – 6:30pm), in Toronto, Ontario at the Sheraton Center. Hear from a range of speakers from P2C – Students’ Ultimate Questions Team and RZIM touch on various topics encompassing relevant issues that will help you have confidence, encouragement, clarity, and courage regarding your Christian walk.

Speakers will be touching on subjects such as science, the Bible and many other topics sharing from a biblical point of view as well as from their own research and personal experience, with content that is culturally relevant as well as thought provoking. Our desire is that these topics would help in reminding all of us how we can step out and love the Lord our God with all of our mind; Helping provide thoughtful answers to life’s ultimate questions in order to point to the one who is the ultimate answer.

Check out the detailed schedule.

Sponsored by Wycliffe College.
Come meet all of our exhibitors, learn more about them, and see more about what God is doing here and around the world. Coffee and snacks are provided.
As an international student, is this conference for you? We think so. You face many challenges that Canadians do not. We understand this and want to help you feel truly welcome and part of the community of discovery and exploration, as you grow on your journey with God. We want to welcome you to the conference and give guidance to the many workshops and sessions. We want to help you learn what you want to learn at P2C PLUS. This is also a time for you to get to know other International Students and International Student conference guides. Jesus changes everything, and we are excited to journey with you this year. (The food is paid at your expense)
Calling all Ryerson students! Come join us as we reconnect, have fun and start the conference laying our hearts down to God!
Attention Hamilton Students: come join us for dinner and connect with your community. We can share what we are looking forward to and nervous about. Depending on numbers we’ll aim to make a reservation to eat somewhere. (food cost covered individually)
Inviting all Yorkies! Join us as we prepare our hearts to receive and respond to all that God will do during the conference.
Come meet the other students from Atlantic campuses! Get to know each other and find out what’s happening at the conference!
Are you a student at U of T St. George? Come connect with others from your campus to set a tone for community for the conference.
Hey hey, Laurier! Come and hang with us today! Let’s gather together to build community.
Hey Waterloo students! Let’s build community by spending some time together at P2C PLUS.
Let us follow our Lord’s example in the garden of Gethsemane and renew our spirit as we seek deep intimacy with the Father in prayer. Join us for late night praise and prayer hosted by David Ryu and Agape Impact to worship together, confess sin, present our requests to God, and intercede for one another and the world! Doors open at 9:00, worship starts at 9:30.
God is on the move! Come find out how you can join God in his mission in Desert Rain and on Praxis. Experience God’s heart for the nations and learn how God can use such opportunities to transform you as well. Come with your questions, fears, and concerns. All are welcome! A light lunch will be provided.
Do you feel a call on your heart to work in a missions field? Are you considering what career missions could look like for you? Do you believe missions can happen at home, abroad and in your daily life? Do you enjoy working with teenagers and young people? Join Renée from Youth for Christ Cambridge, ON for a free lunch and hear her story of being called to missions and how God led her to Youth For Christ. Learn how you can be a part of global missions right on your doorstep and reach teens across the country, and the world, with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Are you in CEGEP in Quebec? Are you tired of explaining what that is to others? Come meet others just like you! Bring money for food.
More information to come!
Want to learn the best practices for running large events? Come learn from Steve who’s put on some pretty amazing and well attended large events on campus.
Everyone can benefit from a Christ-centered Recovery group. The ways we avoid dealing with pain, shame and fears, can take far greater toll, than facing our hurts, hang-ups and habits. Finding a safe, authentic community that is forward-focused, can unleash us in our new life in Christ and healthy ways of doing life. Sponsored by Celebrate Recovery.
Refugees and displaced people are one of the most fruitful areas of witness in the world. One fellowship in Asia Minor baptized over 100 believers of Muslim background last year. Hear the amazing story of what God is doing among refugees and how God drew Mo to Himself from Islam.
If you’re a student leader on a campus without full-time staff present (Catalytic), then this is for you! Come learn how to lead in this unique context from Trevor and Jocelyn, P2C staff who coach some of our Catalytic campuses. They were both Catalytic student leaders themselves, so they have lots of useful information to share!
Struggles with substances and behaviours are increasingly being understood in terms of addiction. In this seminar, we will discuss the physiological and biological processes that drive addiction to gain a better understanding of what is going on in the body that makes these habits so difficult to break.
We all want to make a difference with our lives, but we don’t always know where to start. This workshop will unpack clear, practical steps to not only grow, but to make an eternal difference in the lives of others. Exploring how the gospel applies to all of life, happiness and holiness, and outline clear steps to take to change.
This workshop will explore critical questions surrounding abuse: How we make it as safe as possible for an abused person to come forward with their story? What do we do with allegations of abuse / harassment in a ministry setting? What is our responsibility toward alleged abusers?
Christians often tend to be familiar with the Gospel only in the context of their own culture. One challenge that the church faces is to understand what the gospel and the church should look like in other cultural contexts. This workshop will explore this issue as it relates to Canadian and other Indigenous contexts.
Shame can quickly take over our lives, and make us feel like we will never be good enough. Whether it’s childhood trauma, alcoholism, drugs, or pornography, mental health struggles, or mistakes. In this workshop learn about the power of your story and how you can break free from the shame that is holding you back.
Christianity is now on the fringe of society, no longer in the cultural center. As missionaries, it’s our job to know the culture while maintaining strong ties to the kingdom. This session will take a deep dive into our cultural moment so that we can re-envision our approach to student relational ministry in a post-Christian world.
“Why is this consuming all my energy? I want it to stop.” “Well, there’s another night wasted on social media.” Doing the things you don’t want to do? Where is God when you’re having a hard time doing the things you want to do? Come find out how you can live a consistent Christian life. What’s the secret?
Based on extensive conversations with young and innovative leaders, we will explore emerging trends facing young leaders today and how Christians can work together in new and effective ways. We will also explore the Biblical narrative and how the first Christians learned to adapt in the highly complex and oppressive culture.
You’re a student. You’re a Christian. What do these things have to do with each other? Is your job solely to share the gospel with the students around you or is God’s vision for you life bigger than this? Join us to explore some of the Biblical themes of how God sees your place in the university and the world.
Churches are being planted near university campuses by young leaders and students. Some are even planting new churches around the world, as their students graduate and move around. Learn more about the phenomenon of collegiate church planting and hear how God is at work on university campuses all over North America.
Have you experienced the devastation and loss of dignity of being dehumanized by being ignored, unseen, or minimized? Join us for a small group discussion as we share stories of humanization and dehumanization in our own lives, and reflect on the significance of humanization in loving others and communicating the gospel.
What does the bible say about gender and transgender? How do we respond to what culture thinks? We will examine this in a compassionate and gospel centered way. Aaron will look at cultural trends/shifts on the topic, gender and the bible, gospel truth and practical application.
C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia are among the best-loved children’s books in the world. But the more they are studied, the more they reveal an astonishing range of theological depth and philosophical insight. This workshop tries to supply an experience that will go deep into the heart of Narnia. There is so much to discover!
What a budget is and why should you create one, tips to help you reach your financial goals, and ideas to help you adjust your spending.
During the days of the reformation in Europe, a new religious leader rose up in India, a man named Guru Nanak. He started a new religion in India! Wearing Turbans and carrying daggers, there are a half-million Sikh men and women in Canada today. Come learn the unique beliefs and practices of these people loved by God.
This workshop will explore the current philosophical and theological meanings of Being for persons with cognitive disabilities in society. We will discuss why the conclusions of this matters to every human-person and what it means to be a just society for those most vulnerable.
Whether you struggle with prayer or feel like a seasoned prayer warrior, come gain new insight on the power of prayer. Answer some of those probing questions about prayer. Learn about all kinds of prayer and specifically the 4-steps of prayer, the power of praying Scripture and a new way of praying in unity.
Sitting at a table enjoying a meal, coffee, cake or simple discussion opens the door for a magnitude of conversations. Being invitational and allowing shared space is a pivotal point for evangelism. This session will unpack the theology of hospitality in the way meals with Jesus are used as a window into his message of grace.
Asking for money for personal support can be uncomfortable. Askers and givers co-exist in a complicated relationship, sometimes both getting hurt. Inappropriate faith language and dubious result claims often lead to a loss of trust. Ray will share the theology and best practices for Christian fundraising.
Trauma can lead to struggles with boundaries, fear, comparison and self-esteem. Learn how to show up in an authentic way, even when it takes a lot of courage, empathy, self-compassion and trust. We will chat about how to recognize the relational patterns that are self-defeating and how to move toward more whole-hearted relationships.
Giving, donating, tithing… what comes to mind when you think about putting your money into the hands of another? My hope is that we can learn together about the role that giving can play in your life. Let’s learn why giving is not just a command from God but it’s also an awesome opportunity to take!
Most people would agree their prayer life could be better. Prayer is super hard. Yet, in community we have this amazing opportunity to pray together: to encourage and inspire one another, seeing God work in and through us. In this workshop we’ll talk about how we can be better leaders of prayer and spend some time praying together.
Environmental issues are becoming more important. As Christians, we’re uniquely situated to appreciate the world as God’s creation. We must learn how to properly care for the environment in which God has placed us. This workshop explores our God-given mandate to be stewards of creation within a proper biblical-theological framework.
How can we build genuine relationships and engage in soul-winning conversations with people who have such a different world view like Sikhs? That’s what this workshop is all about. Learning to have comfortable conversations and enjoyable friendship is the best way to start.
Listen to the Holy Spirit, Listen to Culture, Listen to People. If you are a student of the gospel, culture, and people, the Holy Spirit brings connection. Come and learn how to listen to, and identify the work of the Holy Spirit in your life and then obey.
Yes, there’s an app for that! Still, how can I know if my Bible study and prayer times are “working”? In this cultural moment, what lifestyle habits can I adopt that will help me become more like Jesus and feel better connected to Him?
We all have strengths and weaknesses, but not everyone knows what they are. An accurate picture of self helps you determine what career path to choose, and give you a greater appreciation of how God made you. This seminar will explore the values of being self-aware and some simple things you can do to know yourself better.
Interested in pursuing justice through law? Come hear about the challenges and joys of being a Christian in the legal profession, learn about the ways that law can be used to protect Christians and the Church, discern whether you might be called to this vocation/career, and consider how your work/calling may bring glory to God.
Are you from University of Concordia? Come and connect with your fellow students! Bring money for food.
Hey Gryphons, let’s connect over dinner! We’ll share highlights from the Christmas season and hopes for the conference.
Vision Night will be a banquet for all those who are involved in Agape Impact. It will be a night of great food, games, networking, and vision casting.
Together, all International Students and International Student Guides are invited to go out for supper from 5-7 pm to give everyone time to connect with each other and talk through what we are learning. (The food is paid at your expense).
What does God want me to do after I graduate? Is full-time ministry for me? How can I use my degree for Jesus? These questions can evoke neck-tingling thrill or stomach-aching panic and we have been there. We would love to walk with you as you wrestle with these big questions. If you are graduating in 2018, 2019 or 2020 join us for dinner on Dec 29th. We will explore how to discern God’s will for your future ministry involvement, and your future vocation, while focusing on the most important question of all: How do I surrender to and serve Jesus in my future job choices? In addition, explore the plethora of opportunities P2C-Students has for graduates like you. Hear from P2C staff and interns and discover our internship and staff opportunities with the divisions of P2C-Students: Creative Communications, national campus opportunities, International Students ministry, NEXT ministry to gr. 12 students, and our Global Missions (STINT) options. Space is limited, please reserve your seat. (Online registration coming soon).
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On the evening of Dec 29th, join us for a concert featuring the band Citizens along with Caves to have fun and worship our Lord Jesus. Sponsored by Global Aid Network.
“Cultural Imperialism” is a concept in both the modern and post-modern Christian missionary movement. Darren will make a case for understanding the history of missions movements and some of the detriment of cultural globalization. He will also share some “successes” and encouragement for how we can do missions more thoughtfully.
How can an all-powerful and perfectly good God allow so much evil in this world? Does God want evil? He has the power to stop it, why doesn’t he? Come learn how the problem of evil actually provides evidence for the existence of God. And explore some of the possible reasons why God allows evil.
Let us follow our Lord’s example in the garden of Gethsemane and renew our spirit as we seek deep intimacy with the Father in prayer. Join us for late night praise and prayer hosted by David Ryu and Agape Impact to worship together, confess sin, present our requests to God, and intercede for one another and the world! Doors open at 9:00, worship starts at 9:30.
Have you noticed an increase of international students on your campus? Are you wondering how you can be a part of this? Come and meet others who are ministering to international students and find out how you can be involved on your campus. (Paid at your own expense)
More information to come!
MoveIn is a ministry of regular Christians living amongst the unreached, urban poor around the world. With 79 teams in 31 cities in 12 countries, we work regular jobs while having a spiritual and practical impact on neighbourhoods and people globally. Come learn and bring your questions about how you can be involved.
Ministry in an international context is complex in the 21st century. It often takes place in countries where the shadow of a colonial past shapes contexts and relationships. We explore best practices for Christian engagement around the world, through the prism of truth, goodness and beauty.
Every encounter in life is under the care of God, but there are times when life delivers unexpected trauma to our psyche. God’s desire is that those spaces of our lives be healed into wholeness and fruitfulness. This session will explore Psalm 139 and its application in our life.
What does it means to be poor in an urban setting? The Bible reiterates a social responsibility to care for and protect the poor. This is shown in the person of Christ, who humbled himself and became one of the poor. How can you be a voice for the voiceless?
God is bringing elite students from other nations (closed to the gospel) to Canada in unprecedented waves. Who will welcome them and befriend them for Jesus? This workshop will provide you with some practical steps to help international students discover Jesus and change the world.
How do we share the gospel in an ever changing world? How can we speak in a language others can understand without losing the core message about Jesus? In this session, you’ll learn some important principles on how to be a missionary to those God has around you.
In the West today, true love is love in the absence of judgment. But what does this mean for the God of the Bible? If God really loved us, wouldn’t he accept us as we are? Join us as we explore the true nature of love and judgment, and the compelling answer the Christian faith offers to this crucial question of our times.
Of approx. 6900 languages in the world nearly 2000 still do not have God’s word in their language. Learn from veteran church planter Tim Whatley about what it took to reach a totally undiscovered people group deep in the jungles of Papua and hear how they were completely transformed by the power of God’s word.
Are you in a healthcare professional program or a pre-med program? Hear from a panel of healthcare professionals who are living out their faith in the workplace, ready to share their stories and experiences with you. Come see how God can use you in your field because you are a person of faith.
In this workshop, Sarah will walk us through a heart journey of exploring: What is holding my heart back from going deeper with God? Sarah’s life was transformed through the Toronto Blessing revival (and she has a British accent), so you don’t want to miss this workshop!
This session will look at the process of professional artists and breakdown the steps to becoming a more effective creator. We will deconstruct the preconceptions and myths that the art making process is all a happy accident, and discover how we can take steps to make better decisions and improve our effectiveness as creators.
Christians need to be socially engaged with global issues. We will discuss and strategize our voice, technique, and creativity with social media. You will have a chance to work with others to create your own social media campaigns and posts to inspire social change in your sphere of influence and beyond.
As a scientist, Dr. Durston has observed many examples of conflict between science and religious belief that are a result of a mixture of bad science, scientism, faulty thinking and religious assumptions. In this seminar we will look at some examples and attempt to plot a course that avoids these pitfalls.
This workshop will teach you to pray around a particular Biblical text with words and attitudes reflected in God’s own Word, but by personalizing them in our own words and emotions. In this experiential workshop you will get acquainted with the spirit and techniques of praying the Scriptures.
As North America continues to diversify and become more comfortable with religious pluralism, the new frontier of the Church will not be about geography as much as it is about imagination. The increasing values of creativity and diversity are shaping tomorrow’s church planter, and Generation Z is on the early cusp of this innovation.
When the language and communication style of the culture you serve in are vastly different than your own, how do you bring in the gospel? Contextualization. What is it? How can the gospel be contextualized in East Asian cultures? Come engage in a conversation about making the gospel understandable, with a focus on Japan.
Effective evangelism in our culture is more of a process than a one-time event. Based on the book I Once Was Lost, this workshop will introduce you to a helpful paradigm for discerning where others are at in relation to faith and how to encourage them towards Jesus.
Curious about how to get started with leading a small group Bible study on campus? This one’s for you! Come learn how to journey with other believers who are trying to live out their faith on campus. We will also spend some time exploring the small group resources put together by P2C-S.
How do we reconcile our faith and Biblical teachings with the experiences of those in the LGBTQ+ community? Our hope is to have a healthier and more complete perspective on God’s view of sexuality so that we can have a greater love and care for those who think differently.
Five crucial value shifts summarize the characteristics of truly effective Christian leadership. The shifts help change a leader from the inside out, focuing on their heart – character, motives, and attitudes. This will help you embrace the Scriptural mandate of mentoring younger leaders found in Matt 28:19-20 and 2 Tim 2:1-2.
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care about them. This may be truer in sharing our faith than anywhere else. In this workshop we will explore why empathy is important, ask God to give us more of it, and learn how to practically express it in our relationships with those outside of our faith.
Author Steve Brown says: “Your most important and most challenging leadership assignment looks back at you in the mirror every morning. It’s you.” This workshop will explore principles of leading yourself well.
How does our theology of creation shape our work? Joanne will offer us a primer on a biblical theology of creation. Joanne will also teach and remind us that Christ is the reconciler of all things, and our christian mandate to steward God’s creation is to be ambassadors of Christ’s reconciliation work.
Are faith and politics like oil and water? The political world is actually a great place to live out your faith in a public and impactful way. Come to this seminar to hear Member of Parliament, Garnett Genuis, share why you should consider living out your faith as an election official or political staff member.
Did you know that Power to Change has an online ministry as well at face to face student ministry? Our CREATE Mission Trip Team aimed to develop new ways to invite people online to join local student ministries all over Canada. We would love to share and discuss what worked, what didn’t and what our future.
Racial equality has been a long-standing issue in our society. While we might not like to think about it, it’s an issue we deal with in Canada as well. Come interact with a panel who will share how the gospel intersects their racial identity and can bring us together.
C4 is the band that is helping us worship every night at P2C PLUS. This dynamic group has encouraging stories about how their songs come together, how they seek to glorify God through their gifting. And they all are very different musicians with different stories! Come and connect with C4 worship.
We all need to have hard conversations with others from time-to-time, so why not be prepared for when it arises? This workshop will teach you how to have a difficult conversation with someone. You will learn in this very practical workshop how to prepare yourself, structure the conversation, and some do’s and don’ts.
With the public school system touting increasingly liberal ideas, how do Christians honour our faith while respecting our employers and professional responsibilities? Bring your questions and concerns, and hear an experienced public school teacher discuss what it looks like to teach secular curriculum from a Christian worldview.
To all the creatives struggling to figure out how your artistic bent can be used to glorify God, come hear Deb share her journey. Deb is mildly addicted to creating, with photography being one of her passions. She wants to invite you to explore her work and consider how we can intersect our collective artistry with the gospel.
Attention engineering students! Do you want to hear from engineers who are following God and striving for excellence in their work? Come and interact with a panel of engineers ready to share their stories and life-experience with you.
Learn how to take first steps in establishing a ministry in a place where there isn’t currently one. This workshop is focused on the campus ministry environment but is transferable beyond. If you long to pioneer new works of ministry then come and learn some principles to help you out!
Is faith irrational? It’s commonly believed that to be a Christian you have to check your brain at the door. We’re going to examine the strongest argument in favour of Christianity. By observing historical facts, universally held by all historians, we can see that Christianity makes the most sense of all the evidence we have.
All Atlantic students are invited to share a meal together and talk through what you’re learning. (Paid at your own expense)
Hey, hey, Laurier! Let’s gather together to share a meal and talk through what you’re learning at the conference. (Paid at your own expense)
Hey Waterloo Students! Let’s gather together to share a meal and to talk through what you’re learning. (Paid at your own expense)
Together, all International Students and International Student Guides are invited to go out for supper from 5-7 pm to give everyone time to connect with each other and talk through what we are learning. (The food is paid at your expense)
Event with Wycliffe College, more information to come! Sponsored by Wycliffe College.
Let’s come together to connect as BC students! We will be meeting to catch up, share what God has been teaching us, and pray together.
Come chat, hang out, and ask questions about all things East Asia. If you have a heart for East Asia or have been on an East Asia Mission Trip (past or present) we welcome you to come! Snacks will be provided.
Calling all Ravens! This is our chance to come together and connect at the conference. Join us!
Hey GeeGees! This is our time to connect! Come join us for this get together.
You’ve passed by the collection of art throughout the conference and have stopped to take them in, but don’t you want to ask the artist questions and hear their story? Join us on a tour of the different art pieces and hear from the artists themselves about their journey and intention behind their work.
Immortalized in novel ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’, Josiah Henson (1789-1883) spent 41 years as a slave. He overcame incredible odds to escape his cruel masters to improve the lives of freed people throughout his life. JOSIAH is an unmissable documentary about one of history’s greatest lost figures, you won’t want to miss it!
Let us follow our Lord’s example in the garden of Gethsemane and renew our spirit as we seek deep intimacy with the Father in prayer. Join us for late night praise and prayer hosted by David Ryu and Agape Impact to worship together, confess sin, present our requests to God, and intercede for one another and the world! Doors open at 9:00, worship starts at 9:30.
Students from the University of Windsor and St. Clair College are invited to come and share with each other what God has been teaching them and how we can be praying for each other!
Hey University of Saskatchewan students! The UofS group is going out for lunch, we’d love to have you with us.
Why Praxis? We so often live fragmented lives, where our ‘being’ is disconnected from our ‘doing.’ It’s easy to view missions as something to “do” versus something to “be”. Can we be missional, living lives on mission wherever we are? Praxis is not just a “personal development” trip; rather, it is a unique missions opportunity that offers participants the space to apply the formational and developmental lessons they are learning in a missional context. (Lunch is provided)
Our generation is more plugged in than ever before. Is it healthy? Join Ruth as we examine how Google has completely changed how we view the world around us. We will discuss how technology has changed our faith, relationships and purpose.
The conversation around how to do missions is called Missiology. P2C-S historically has used certain criteria to measure success. Darren invites you to join the discussion in this workshop sharing some of his recent learnings and how this has influenced his redefining success.
In this workshop we will explore different pitfalls that leaders can fall into. Sean will walk us through how Jesus frees us from: the Performance Trap, the Comparison Trap and the Competition Trap.
Do you feel called to a life of significance with a career? Do you want to make the world a better place but also make ends meet? Learn how to identify what you have to offer and how to conduct labour market research – to find work that fits YOU and also has a future. Three free career books will be given away!
Graham has many years of experience in leadership. He will walk workshop attendees through how to influence, shape and encourage others without taking ownership of their decisions and God given lives.
Peter Scazzero says: “Emotional health and spiritual maturity cannot be separated. It is impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.” Come explore ways to understand some of the emotional blindspots that hold us back from spiritual growth.
Ever wonder if your life really matters, or if what you’re doing is actually going to have an impact? Do these questions make you stressed? Put your mind at ease with 3 key principles from the Apostle Paul, and get on the right track with some practical steps courtesy of applied psychology.
Leading a small group for those who are leaders themselves can be tricky. Shepherding those who are new to leadership, or those who have plenty of experience of their own already, is a complicated privilege. Come and hear some good ideas and Scriptural truths for those entrusted with ministering to other leaders in a group setting.
Spiritual awakening always begins in a place of humility. When we are honest with God about our true spiritual condition, God restores our “first love” for Jesus and rekindles our spiritual fire. This workshop will explore how a richer, deeper, more God-filled life is awaiting you if you’re willing to begin with brokenness.
Why do we have the books of the Bible in our Bibles? What about the other books that talk about Jesus in the following centuries after his death, like the Gnostic and “lost” Gospels? Did any of them have a shot at making it into the Bible? This workshop will dive into all those questions and more.
With the increasing globalization of our world, we desire a far-reaching impact. But how can we do that in our day-to-day activities? Come learn about the connections between your life and the wider world, and find out how even small actions on a local scale can make a difference to global realities.
We know you’re asking this. When it comes to big decisions in life, many Christians can either be practical atheists or paralyzed by over-spiritual myths. Come hear sound Biblical advice from an experienced leader who has made many big decisions in life.
Real growth and spiritual change come from deep gospel application into every part of our lives. But how do we disciple through this lens? In this workshop we’ll look at how to ask good questions, apply the gospel practically, and as a result become better at sharing our faith as we internalize the gospel more and more.
Want to maximize success in your job? …ministry? …relationships? Emotional Intelligence can help you increase performance, navigate change with less stress, strengthen your leadership, engage with your team, and more! Come hear about Emotional Intelligence with introductory tools and resources. Three free EQ books will be given away!
This practical seminar will give a comprehensive view of mentoring. It will explore mentoring philosophy, journeying with someone, the differences between mentoring, coaching, and counseling, and finally how to find a mentor/mentee. Marvin will also share from his own mentoring experiences.
In a time of unprecedented social media connection, many feel more disconnected from genuine friendship than ever before. Let’s discuss why we feel so alone, how we can seek meaningful connections, and help those around us build real friendships within a society that glorifies superficial interaction.
Christianity’s beneficial influence on human flourishing has been nothing short of incredible! Come be surprised and encouraged to learn that “many of the good and humane things… exist as a result of Christians simply living out the values Christ taught and in some cases doing so at great personal sacrifice.”
Who are you really? We find ourselves striving to live up to so many labels and expectations. But do we slow down long enough to listen to who God says we are? We will explore the spiritual practices of listening and connecting with God, as we seek to understand who He’s uniquely made us to be. Let’s stop striving and start being.
The pain and shame of mental illness is very real. What is an appropriate biblical approach to dealing with mental illness or mental health? We will also look at what role psychology/psychiatry plays for Christians who place their faith in God. We will also discuss ways to walk with someone who is dealing with depression/anxiety.
The opening pages of the Bible explain that human beings are made in the image of God, but what does that mean? Who are we we and what is our purpose? In this workshop we will examine the epic drama of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation and discuss how our lives as human beings—divine image bearers—fit into the story it tells.
We know that cultural confusion and cultural idolatry exists. We may experience the beauty of diversity and how diversity exists to reflect the One God. Come to this workshop to learn how the Gospel speaks to culture and overcomes cultural confusion and cultural idolatry.
The heart of Gospel Contemplation is letting God use our imagination to help us deepen our relationship with Jesus. It is about knowing God, not knowing more about God. Learn to use your senses in an imaginative way to reflect on a Gospel passage. Come make yourself available to encounter the love of Jesus in a palpable way.
Whether you desire to work in a creative industry, have a passion for making things, or love thinking outside the box, come hear a biblical foundation for why we need to lean into our God-given creativity. In this workshop we will also premiere two short documentaries produced by P2C Students this past year in Denmark.
This interactive roleplay will help us grasp the Muslim worldview and guide us to more productive and loving conversations with the followers of Mohammed that God has placed in our lives.
Power to Change Students exists to help students discover Jesus. This workshop will look at some key findings in a research project that was taken in identifying what helps and what hinders students connected to P2C share the gospel with others.
How do we lead people to Jesus? Specificially, how can we use Scripture to help them see that the good news of Jesus is what the Bible is all about, from beginning to end? Come and learn how you can journey with your friends through the Bible and have Jesus become real to them.
Whether it is the crusades, the inquisition, or the residential school system, Christians have had their hands dirty in activities that we now look back upon with guilt and remorse. We will look at famous accounts of Christians behaving badly and provide insights into how we can respond while honestly confessing our sins.
Suzanne has walked through loss with the death of her husband and can share how to reconcile the need to feel the pain of loss and also know the hope of the gospel. She will walk you through some basic understandings of grief for those in the midst of the pain of loss or those who want to walk alongside others in grief.
Calling all Ryerson students! Come join us as we process what we’ve learned together and share how God is at work in our lives.
All Hamilton Students: Come gather over dinner and nurture connection with your community as we process our experiences and what we’ve learned. Depending on numbers we’ll aim to make a reservation to eat somewhere. (food cost covered individually)
Are you a student at U of T St. George? Let’s connect to share what we learnt at PLUS and how to apply it back on campus.
All Yorkies Invited! Come join us in preparing our hearts to receive and respond to all that God has been doing throughout the conference.
Together, all International Students and International Student Guides are invited to go out for supper from 5-7 pm to give everyone time to connect with each other and talk through what we are learning. (The food is paid at your expense)
Starting at 7pm, P2C PLUS will conclude on a high note with a NYE Party! There will be tons of activites, bands to worship God with, DJ dance parties, and more.
Are NYE Resolutions still a thing? How do we even set realistic goals for the new year? Come to this workshop where Charlotte will help you review the past year and look forward to the New Year with hope and a plan.

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