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CONCERTS & MUSIC

 

GTA Ministry Concert

Saturday, September 16, 2017; 7:00pm

Featuring Hiram Joseph, Marsha Wagner, Dave Espeut, Scott Handel and a special presentation by the Youth of  Bayfair Baptist Church. Held at Bayfair Baptist Church,  817 Kingston Rd., Pickering. Tickets are $15. Call 905-619-0973 or e-mail  gtaoutreach@gmail.com.

 

Michael W. Smith in concert

Friday, October 6, 2017; 7:00pm

With special guest Jon Neufeld. Presented by Unite Productions. At Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto. www.uniteproductions.com.

 

Rend Collective: The Good News Tour

Sunday, October 15, 2017; 7:00pm

With special guests Ben Cantelon and Eric Samuel Timm. Presented by Premier Productions. At The Attwell Centre, 272 Attwell Drive, Toronto. www.premierproductions.com.

 

DRAMA

 

Solitary Refinement

Saturday, September 23, 2017; 7:00pm

Presented by The Voice of the Martyrs Canada. An immersive live stage experience based on the best-selling books of Richard Wurmbrand, and on persecution around the world today. The script is written and performed by award-winning international artist Dennis J. Hassell, directed by triple-Dora-Award nominee Tom Carson (five nationally touring productions), with original music composed by Emmy-winner and renowned recording artist Tom Szczesniak. Held at Richview Baptist Church, 1548 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke. Running Time: 75 minutes. For Ages 13+. Free admission. Reception follows. Contributions gratefully accepted.

www.vomcanada.com.

 

EDUCATION

 

Module 1- Lay Pastor Development Program

Sat., September 16, 2017; 10:00am-3:00pm

The Leadership Development Program is a comprehensive, 12 Module Curriculum that has been developed to assist Pastors and Spiritual Care Workers in the following five areas: leadership training, spiritual healing, bible knowledge, character development and practical ministry training. This course of study is suggested for all Christians and primarily for those entering ministry as a Spiritual Care Workers, Lay Pastor, or Licensed Pastor. Contact us at 416-832-3078 or by email at

ron@thechurchplanter.com.

 

Course in Ministry & Organization Leadership “Foundation of Servant Leadership”

Sat., September 23, 2017:  9:00am–4:30pm

Tyndale Inter-cultural Ministries Centre (TIM Centre) opens up the new school year by co-hosting with the DAI [Development Associates Int’l, Colorado] and Tyndale Leadership Centre on this course for four Saturdays, ending on 9 Dec. at a total cost of $400.  This course is designed to provide understanding Biblical perspectives in leadership, while developing your own abilities as a leader.  Course held at Tyndale Campus, 3377 Bayview Avenue, North York.  Inquiry and registration: www.Tyndale.Ca/TIM/Training/NextCourses.

 

Diploma Course on “Missional Ministry & Church Leadership”

Monday, September  25, 2017:  6:30–9:30pm

Tyndale Inter-cultural Ministries Centre (TIM Centre) continues with an energizing course “Leading Your Congregation in Missional Ministry” for 8 Mondays, held at The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Avenue East, North York.  Cost:  $300.  Inquiry and registration: www.Tyndale.Ca/TIM/Training/NextCourses.

 

Church Planting Intensive Part 1

Saturday, September 30,2017; 9:00am-3:00pm

This Church Planter’s Intensive is free and open to anyone wishing to plant a church. Church Planters are guided through the processes of writing out their vision statement, identifying their core values, writing a mission statement and much more. The Intensive then brings the core leaders to coach them through these foundational steps. Lunch and Materials are provided. gilgalweb@gmail.com ; 416-832-3078.

 

EVENTS

 

Jesus In The City Parade

Saturday, September 9, 2017; Noon-4pm

Festival of Praise International again joins with churches across Toronto for its annual Jesus In the City Parade. The parade starts in front of the Ontario Parliament at Queen’s Park and winds through the busiest downtown intersections of our city proclaiming the love of Jesus. Grab your comfortable shoes (it’s a 3km walk) and prep your voice for praise. To register your church or ministry to participate in the parade, call 416- 770-8699 or visit www.jesusinthecity.com.

 

Free Lunch & Learn

Friday,  September 15, 2017; 1:00-3:00pm

For Business Owners and Pastors. You will Learn: How to Become a person of influence. How to move from Success to Significance and Strategies to Sustain Growth in your Business or Ministry. Scarborough location. You must register to attend, please call Jewell Williams at 416-452-1147.

 

KGM Glory Conference 2017

Friday, September 22-24, 2017; 7:00pm

Kingdom Glory Ministries invites you to our Glory Conference 2017!

KGM is located at 1261 North Sheridan Way Mississauga, ON. The Glory Conference is created to ignite the passion of God’s people to live completely for Jesus Christ. Packed with special speakers, powerful worship, creative presentations and the life-changing message of the word of God, this is an event that is not to be missed. For more information, visit kingdomglory.com or call us at 905-274-8590 or email us at life@kingdomglory.com.

 

Freedom Session Leadership Training

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Freedom Session is a 20-week healing-discipleship course that leads people to re-write their story with a God-inspired ending. It’s what churches are offering ... after the sermon. Held at The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto. www.freedomsession.com.

 

Rhema Canada Conference 2017

October 4-8, 2017

The Kingdom and the Glory. With special guests Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Pastor Benny Hinn, Dr. Bill Winston, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Bishop William Murphy, Jonathan McReynolds and LaRue Howard. Hosted by: Pastor Orim M. Meikle and Pastor Judith R. Meikle. Where: The Rhema Media and Conference Center, 49-40 Carl Hall Road, Downsview Park, Ontario. 416-496-1794 or www.rhemaonline.ca.

 

GO (Gospel Outreach) Conference

Friday, October 13th, 2017; 7:30pm & Saturday, October 14th, 2017; 9:00pm

Passion to Reach Ministries is hosting its 4th annual conference designed to equip the church on how to share the gospel with people from various religious and ethnic backgrounds.  One Event. 2 Experiences. 7 Speakers. 2 different venues: October 13th - Global Kingdom Ministries, Scarborough & October 14th - Peel Pentecostal Tabernacle, Brampton. Theme: Reaching the next generation. The conference will be especially relevant to youth and young adult ministries and all parents. Keynote speakers: Christopher Yuan & Mark Clark. Tickets: Early bird $10, Regular $20. FREE for partnering churches. Tickets can be purchased online.  More info: www.goconference.ca,

647-379-7847.

 

Heart to Heart Fall Marriage Conference

Saturday, October 21, 2017; 9:00am-3:30pm

Closer than ever! Communication, conflict, sex and more! With Rev. Ron and Ann Mainse and Dr. Mike Ronsisvalle. At the Crossroads Centre, 1295 North Service Road, Burlington. For details and registration, visit h2hliving.ca/events.

 

2017 Brampton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, November 7, 2017; 6:45-8:45am

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will include a great breakfast with good friends, a guest motivational speaker, enjoyable music, a short address by Brampton’s Mayor and, of course, prayer. It is going to be a great morning! We will be at the Courtyard by Marriott Brampton, 90 Biscayne Crescent, Brampton.  Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling 905-799-1188 or sending an email to tickets@bcfchurch.net.

 

Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference Toronto

Wednesday, November 17, 2017

Christian entrepreneurial leaders have the potential to positively impact the marketplace, churches and communities on a global basis. Innovation is at the heart of entrepreneurship: doing something new, different and creative. An entrepreneur can innovate and turn an idea into action. Entrepreneurs are leaders—they are people of influence. They can influence all they touch, in all dimensions of life. A Christian value system provides a foundation and focus for entrepreneurial initiative. You either are an entrepreneurial leader or can become one—you can be creative, action-oriented and expand your sphere of influence. How do you do so? That’s what the Entrepreneurial Leader Conference is about.

Held at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, 901 Dixon Road, Toronto. More info and tickets at:

www.entrepreneurialleaders.com

 

MOVIES

 

All Saints

Opens in theatres August 25, 2017

All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. www.allsaintsmovie.com.

 

PRAYER

 

Intercession For Israel

Sunday, September 24, 2017; 2:00-4:30pm

Sponsored by ICEJ Canada. Held at Catch The Fire (Mackenzie Room), 272 Attwell Drive, Toronto. Contact: Jackie@icejcanada.org or 416-324-9133. www. icejcanada.org.

 

Toronto House of Prayer

Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-10:00pm, Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm

For almost seven years the Toronto House of Prayer has been pressing in to see day and night unceasing devotion arise in the city. We are calling a generation to a lifestyle of extravagant devotion through prayer, worship, justice. Held in Room 301A at Canada Christian College, 50 Gervais Drive, Don Mills. On the first Monday of every month we have an Encountering God Service starting at 7:00pm, followed by a LoveFeast. For more information contact us at www.thop.ca.

 

Catch the Fire House of Prayer

Times: [Please check with CTF as sets sometimes change due to conferences etc.]

Tue: 10am-12pm, 7-9pm; Wed: 6am-8am, 10am-12pm, 7pm-9pm; Thu: 10am-12pm, 12pm-1pm, 7-9pm

Fri: 10am-12pm; Sun: 1-3pm

272 Attwell Drive, Toronto. Worship and Prayer extolling the worth of the Lord and calling in His purposes on earth. [Overnight Prayer and Worship: Friday 10:00pm - Saturday 6:00am, First Friday of each month only]. Contact us at 416-674-8463 or www.ctftoronto.com.

 

TICC Healing Rooms

Wednesdays, 7:00pm

Healing Rooms are open for everyone at the Toronto International Celebration Church, 190 Railside Rd. Toronto. Tel: 416-497-4940.

    Come to receive physical and emotional healing as a team of dedicated intercessors pray with you. You will encounter the love of God. One guest commented what many have experienced after visiting us: “The prayer team is made up of amazing, wonderful people of God. I felt very uplifted and personally loved by their compassion, strength and encouragement.” Do not hesitate, feel free to visit us. Every Wednesday, starting at 7:00PM. Appointments are not necessary.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

ALPHA

The Alpha Program is for everyone of every faith, agnostics, and atheists alike. It is a social gathering over a dinner, followed by The Alpha video. The evening finishes with a time of discovery and discussion in small groups based on the life changing questions brought up in the video. The Alpha program is a vehicle to get support, and make new friends as well.

Local groups include:

 

Tuesdays, Starting March 28 - June 13, 2017; 6:30-8:00pm. (Brampton)

Everyone has questions. Questions about purpose, eternity and love. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions to explore those questions with food, a talk, and open discussion. Held at BCF Church, 11613 Bramalea Rd N. For more information, contact info@bcfchurch.net or call 905-799-1188.

 

Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Brampton)

Kennedy Road Tabernacle, 141 Kennedy Road North, Brampton.

(Held in the cafeteria in the Heritage Seniors Building, behind the church.) If you bring your children, the children’s programs of all ages are happening at the same time as Alpha so JK and up will be taken care of by KRT professionals in childcare while the Alpha Program is happening.

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Come and experience this Christ-centered, Bible-based 12-step program that provides individuals a safe place to find freedom from their hurts, habits and hang-ups, including unresolved pain, abuse, compulsive behaviours and addictive habits. www.celebraterecovery.ca.

Local groups include:

 

Mondays, 7:00-9:30pm (Barrie)

We welcome you, year-round, where we meet at Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent St., Barrie. Wheelchair accessible. For more information please contact John at 705-828-0189.

 

Mondays, 7:00-10:00 pm (Brampton)

Come join us every Monday night at Living Hope Alliance Church – Brampton Campus, 1 Regan Road, Unit 20, Brampton. Call 905-840-2991 or email: dale.weber@timax.com. www.livinghopealliance.org.

 

Mondays, 7:00–9:30pm (Newmarket)

We meet every Monday at Newmarket Community Church which is located at 145 Pony Drive, Newmarket.  For more information contact Marlene at 905-836-7251 or check out our website: www.newcomch.org.

 

Fridays, 7:00-10:00pm (Mississauga)

Come and receive a warm welcome in a safe environment every Friday night (exceptions: Good Friday & Christmas Day) at The Salvation Army Mississauga Temple Community Church, 3173 Cawthra Road. For more information contact Chaplain Robert at  robert.burrell@tsapeel.ca  (416-576-6036) or Chaplain Laura at laura.burrell@tsapeel.ca ( 416-570-6536).

 

Fridays, 7:00-10:00pm (St. Catharines)

Join us every Friday evening (excluding holiday weekends) at Bethany Community Church, 1388 Third St (north of QEW), St. Catharines. We offer groups for those struggling with addictions, abuse, depression, life & relationship issues and more. 7-8pm Large Group, 8-9pm Small Group & 9-10pm Café Time. All are welcome! For more info contact Phil (Director of Support & Recovery Ministries) at 905-937-5300 x210 or phil@bethanycc.ca. www.bethanycc.ca.

 

DIVORCECARE

DivorceCare is a support group for men and women that have been divorced or separated and are contemplating divorce. Whether you have divorced for many years or just recently, this group provides a comfortable, friendly setting for you to be able to share in your experiences.  Each week, a different topic associated with the pain and trauma of divorce is addressed, followed by group discussions on that topic.  Many people have found healing through this support group and feel empowered to rebuild their broken lives and live out their destiny.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM (Toronto)

The Peoples Church

374 Sheppard Ave. East, Toronto, M2N 3B6

416.222.3341 x 116 or email

Deborahf@thepeopleschurch.ca

 

Wednesdays, 7:00pm (Toronto)

Catch the Fire - Attwell Centre

272 Attwell Drive, Toronto, M9W 6M3

Cost - $25.00 for the workbook/Journal

Contact: lbrown@catchthefire.com.

 

GRIEFSHARE

GriefShare is a weekly support group for those facing the loss of a loved one through death. You will be most welcomed into a warm caring environment in which you can receive hope and encouragement by relating to others who are facing similar emotions.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00pm (Brampton)

Bramalea Christian Fellowship Church,

11613 Bramalea Road, Brampton

905-799-1188 ext. 400 or email

info@bcfchurch.net

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM (Toronto)

The Peoples Church

374 Sheppard Avenue East, Room E102

Toronto, ON M2N 3B6

Cost: $20 for workbook/journal.

416.222.3341 x 116 or email

Deborahf@thepeopleschurch.ca

 

Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (Brampton)

[Beginning Sept 13. You may join the group at any week during the 13 week cycle.]

Kennedy Road Tabernacle

41 Kennedy Road N., Brampton

delores.beckett@rogers.com 905-451-7309

 

PARENT/FAMILY SUPPORT FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm (Toronto)

Family members can suffer greatly when a loved one becomes entangled in the sex trade.  If you are a parent or family member of a young person exploited in this way, we’re here for you.  Join us for our free monthly support group meetings on Tuesday nights in Toronto.  Sponsored by SIM Canada. For more information please email john.cassells@sim.org or visit

www.johncassells.com.

 

SHARING THE BURDEN

Weekly meetings; 7:30pm

There is Hope! Come and take life-healing steps. Addiction, anxiety, depression, co-dependency. Don’t be alone with it any longer. Group support, all welcome. email: scott@sharingtheburden.ca or visit  www.sharingtheburdenradio.org.

 

Tuesdays

The Olive Branch Community Church,

Markham

 

Wednesday

Wexford Heights United Church,

Scarborough

 

WOMEN

 

Ladies’ Morning Break

Wednesdays, Sep. 13-Nov. 15; 9:15 - 11:15am

Join us Wednesday mornings to craft, learn, enjoy a “coffee break” and hear a short devotional. Among the classes offered this session are: Stained Glass, Card Making, Nutrition and Wellness, and Craft & Chat (bring your own project and finally get it done!). Cost: $20 (plus materials for some classes). Childcare provided for 0 - 5 years old @ $5/child. Register on or before Sept. 13. Form can be downloaded from website www.markhamemc.ca. Markham Missionary Church, 5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E, Markham. Phone: 904-294-5081 for more details.

 

Young Moms Bible Study

Wednesdays, 10:00am

Little Sprouts - Community Mom Group. Come join other moms and their young children for a time of socializing, play, coffee, snacks and fun. We are a friendly group seeking to support and encourage one another as young mothers. Plenty of activities will be provided for children. There is absolutely no cost! At Victory Baptist Church, 18408 Yonge St. (North of Green Lane), Newmarket. Phone: 905-853-3418. www.facebook.com/LittleSproutsMomGroup. Everyone is welcome.

 

PraiseMoves!

Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Transform your workouts into Worship with  PraiseMoves, the Christian alternative to yoga. PraiseMoves Foundation Scripture: “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s”  (1 Corinthians 6:20).  Richview Baptist Church,  1548 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke. Cost: Free. For more info contact: Inez Cann RN, CPI, CMI (Certified PraiseMoves and Mira Instructor) 416 237-1794; www.praisemoves.com.

 

Women on the Frontlines Canada

September 14-16, 2017; All Day

Women on the Frontlines is a conference committed to empower, equip and mobilize Christian women. Women from a variety of streams receive encouragement, equipping and impartation through a dynamic prophetic and apostolic calling. Speakers include Patricia King, Patricia Bootsma, Faytene Grasseschi and others. Hosted at Lakemount Worship Centre, 54 N Service Rd, Grimsby, Ontario. Cost $59.00 CAD. Visit us at www.womenonthefrontlinescanada.com/wp/2017-conference/. Or email info@v-kol.com Or Call 613-929-5089.

 

2017 Conference for the Everyday Woman

September 15-17, 2017

Calling All Women! Join us at our 15th Anniversary Women’s Conference. This conference will strengthen your testimony and deepen your walk with God. It will also help you to find your way back to God or if you are longing for a New Life,  this invitation is also for you. Join us! Our speakers are inspirational, anointed and power packed to assist women from all walks of life and nationality in their spiritual growth and development. This is an event you do not want to miss. Your choice of a life time. (Cost: FREE). Conference Location: New Hope Tabernacle, 2431 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto. (Runnymede and St. Clair Ave. W.) To register please call 416-604-3447. Email:  newhope3447@gmail.com. newhopeonline.ca.

 

Mississauga Christian Women’s Club

Tuesday, September 19, 2017; 10:00-11:30am

Held at Vic Johnston Community Centre, 335 Church St., Mississauga. Cost $6. Amani will showcase items from her Art & Craft Studio.  Music by lyric soprano, Michelle Veenhuizen. Ruth Fifield, will speak of  “An Amazing Knitting Project”. Call 289-521-8965 for reservations OR email reservations4cwc@gmail.com. No childcare available. Affiliated with RSVP Ministries, formerly Stonecroft Ministries.

 

Burlington Women’s Connection

Wed., September 20, 2017; 9:45-11:30 am

Fall Fashion Show by Eva’s Fashion Boutique (70 Plains Road West, Burlington); Soloist Charlene Cheng; Guest Speaker Ruth Fifield from, Limoges, ON “An Amazing Knitting Project.” Refreshment Buffet – Tickets $10.Reservations Required by Monday September 18 @ 9:00 am. Please call Maureen 905-631-7817 or Debbie 905-331-4529 or email burlington.wc.reservations@gmail.com. New Location: St. Paul’s Hall , Wellington Square Church 2121 Caroline St., Burlington ON L7R 1L7  Enter from back parking lot, Disability access.  Affiliated with www.rsvpministries.com.

 

Our Time Women’s Conference

Saturday, September 23, 2017; 9:00am-4:00pm

A gathering of women over 40. Speakers include Ann Mainse, Moira Brown and Cheryl Weber. At the Crossroads Centre, 1295 North Service Road, Burlington. For details, visit h2hliving.ca/events.

 

YOUTH

 

Change Conference

October 13-14, 2017

For 13 years the Change Conference has been inspiring and empowering young people to engage in a relationship with Jesus Christ in order to transform their life and their world. The Friday Night of Change Conference is jam-packed with high energy and creativity, and is designed as an exciting place for Christian students to bring their friends.

     The Saturday Conference offers a focus on equipping, empowering, and leadership. We welcome Trip Lee, Danny MacKay & Ryan Ries as the keynote speakers with the Brooke Nicholls Band to lead in musical worship. This year we will be having two identical Discussion Forum sessions as many have requested. Held at Church on the Queensway in Toronto.

www.changeconference.com.

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