Christian Business Fellowship meetings
Various Dates and Locations
Local chapters of the Canadian Christian Business Federations (CCBF) meet monthly over breakfast or lunch for times of mutual encouragement, prayer and discussion. Groups follow a five-year ‘curriculum’ based on the NIV Leadership Study Bible which challenges participants to apply biblical principles to their roles within their businesses or professions.
To find the chapter meeting nearest you, visit www.ccbf.org.
CONCERTS & MUSIC
Soweto Gospel Choir
Friday, February 21, 2014; 7:30pm
Soweto Gospel Choir will return to North America with its show ‘Divine’, celebrating 10 years! Over the last 10 years the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir has brought joy into the lives of audiences all over the world. They have collaborated, recorded and performed with artists including Bono and U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Peter Gabriel, Josh Grobin as well as Andre Rieu. Along the way they have won 2 Grammys, an Emmy and an Oscar nomination and have just released their 6th album ‘Divine Decade’. Soweto Gospel Choir is thrilled to be coming back to North America 10 years on. 1-855-872-SONY or www.sonycentre.ca.
Power Up 2014
February 21-23, 2014
Join Karen Burke and the Toronto Mass Choir as we celebrate the 10th annual Power Up Gospel Music Workshop! Power Up is a 3 day gospel music workshop that is open to the public. It offers singers, musicians and gospel music enthusiasts a chance to experience and learn Gospel music in a mass choir setting. We also offer workshops in many areas of Gospel music performance including: Vocal technique, Vocal improvisation, Keyboard and Guitar technique, Stage Presence and Microphone technique, Song Writing and Choreography.
Held in the ‘state-of-the-art’ Fine Arts facility at York University in Toronto, ON, Power Up’s expert faculty of top music professionals offers quality workshops for everyone from beginners to the most advanced!. Phone 905-794-1139 for more info. www.tmc.ca.
Thrive Tour with Casting Crowns, Laura Story and for King and Country
Saturday, February 22, 2014; 7:00pm
Held at The Chapel at Crosspoint, 500 Crosspoint Parkway, Getzville (Buffalo), NY. www.kingdombound.org.
Majestic Tour featuring Kari Jobe
and special guests Rend Collective Experiment
Sunday, March 2, 2014; 7:00pm
Held at the Attwell Centre at Catch the Fire Toronto. 272 Attwell Drive, Toronto. Tickets are $24. in advance, VIP Platinum: $35. (VIP ticket includes best seats, and Q&A. Please arrive for the Q&A no later than 5:15 p.m.) Groups of 10+: $20. Ticket Outlets: Catch the Fire Bookstore or online at www.premierproductions.com. For More Information: 647-729-3820.
Gaither Homecoming Tour 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014; 6:00pm
Held at the Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto. Ticket Prices: (additional fees will apply) Artist Circle: $35.00 USD, General Admission: $25.00 USD, Seniors (60+): $23.00 USD, Groups (15+): $23.00 USD, Groups of 10+: $20. Charge-by-Phone: 1-800-965-9324. For More Information: 1-800-965-9324. www.premierproductions.com.
Air Raid 23
April 11 & 12, 2014; 7:00pm
Featuring Silverline, We Are Leo, and Loftland. Presented by Life 100.3.
April 11, Victory Baptist Church in Newmarket.
April 12, Timothy Christian School in Barrie.
Tickets $15.00, Advance, $20. At Door.
www.airraid.ca or www.lifeonline.fm.
Steve Green in Concert
Friday, April 18, 2014
Steve Green is celebrating 28 years in the Christian music industry. He has ministered in almost 50 countries bringing the good news of God’s redemptive love. Steve’s music compels his audience to reflect on God’s mercy and grace. Steve says, “In the end it will be clear that He alone is the hero of not only my story, but of all our stories.” Location: Grandview Baptist Church, 250 Old Chicopee Dr., Kitchener. Doors open at 6:30, concert at 7:30. $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets available online at www.gettickets.ca, Grandview Baptist Church: 519-894-5513 or The Gospel Lighthouse Waterloo, Cambridge or Guelph locations.
Kingdom Bound 2014
August 3-6, 2014
Western New York’s annual four day, Christian family festival takes place on the Ontario Civic Holiday weekend. Held at the Darien Lake Theme Park in Williamsville, NY. www.kingdombound.com.
Leading Your Congregation in Missional Ministries
First class: Monday, April 14, 2014
With the mission of God as our reason for existence, we are called to lead, equip and care for the people of God as they engage in that mission. As church leaders, what are the understandings, skills and practices that serve this mission and the church? This course will look at who we are as leaders, and how we can grow and develop in our ability to lead effectively and empower others to do the same. One aspect of the course will be to address the life and character of leadership, and another will address the specific tasks and areas of ministry we are most commonly called to undertake in church ministry.
Presented by the TIM Centre. Course Instructors: Rev. Dr. Clint Mix and Rev. Dr. Brian Craig. Course Dates: 6 Mondays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm for the following dates: April 14; May 5, 12, 26; June 2, 9. 1 full Saturday - April 26, 2014. Location: Tyndale University College & Seminary, New Bayview Campus.
Learn more about TIM Centre courses at www.tyndale.ca/tim/diploma/next-courses or call: 416-226-6620 Ext: 2708.
Festival of Hope Training
Various dates and locations
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada invites you and your church to partner with other churches in the Greater Toronto Festival of Hope to see friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers come to Christ and be discipled in Him. The Festival of Hope is a multiphase initiative that spans several months and culminates with a special outreach weekend on September 12 to 14 at the Air Canada Centre. We invite you and your church’s leadership team, plus other key people in your church, to attend:
1) Youth Workers Info Meetings throughout February and March (Breakfast or lunch included), and/or
2) Involvement Seminars (for Christian leaders of people of all ages) between February 24 - March 8.
You need to attend only one session. Please go to FestivalofHope.ca and pick a date and location that are convenient for you.
Reasons to Believe - Toronto Chapter
Tuesday, February 4, 2014; 7:00pm
Ideas can be powerful, even life-changing. But sometimes ideas are so dangerous, so revolutionary, that they literally change the world. Come and explore with us the dangerous ideas of Christianity in a live presentation by Don Wallar, called “7 Truths that Changed the World...” Q&A to follow. (All meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month, in Reimer Chapel at Bayview Glen Church, NE corner of Bayview & Steeles.) For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couples Night Out Tour
February 2014 -Southern Ontario
Scarborough, Tuesday, Feb. 4
Cambridge, Wednesday, Feb. 5
Brampton, Friday, Feb. 14
Ajax, Sunday, Feb. 16
Burlington, Monday, Feb. 17
Couples Night Out has the simple but effective vision to engage couples in communities across North America in an evening of fun, faith and fellowship. The humour, ministry and personal reflections of our speakers will inspire couples to live, love and bless each other as God originally designed while the music from one of our artists will entertain the audience. www.couplesnightout.ca.
2014 Valentine’s Day Romantic Serenade Dinner & Dance
Friday, February 14, 2014; 7:00pm
Join classical-jazz duo Saxoprano, four-time Covenant-Award nominated artist Arthur Wachnik, and concert pianist Maurice Migula for a spectacular evening full of delicious food, musical comedy, dramatic poetry, and the greatest love songs and jazz instrumentals. It’s dinner entertainment at its finest - and the dance floor is always open! All are welcome as we celebrate God’s covenant love in marriage, God’s all-satisfying love in celibacy, and God’s healing balm of love for the brokenhearted!
This event will be held at the Gospel Cafe (5120 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON, L4W 4J7). Tickets are $45 and are available until Feb. 7!
To purchase, or for more information, visit saxoprano.com/vday2014, call Saxoprano at (416) 801-5667, or e-mail email@example.com.
Valentine Fundraiser Dinner & Entertainment
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30pm
Get ‘ValenTized’ on love, marriage and courtship; broken hearts are also welcome; Held at The Gospel Café, 5120 Dixie Road, Mississauga, L4W 4J7; Enjoy prizes and surprises! Cost: $50/person, $80/couple. Tickets: 905-282-9007 or 647-218-3371 - www.thegospelcafe.ca. Proceeds will go to: Food for the Poor Canada and ResQ Youth International
Justice Conference 2014 (Simulcast)
Friday, February 21: 7:00-10:00pm;
Saturday, February 22: 9:30am to 10:15pm
Held at Humbervale Park Baptist Church (763 Royal York Road, Toronto), The Justice Conference is a networked national conference that educates, inspires and connects a generation around a concern for the oppressed. World-leading Christian speakers and organizations share their thoughts, theologies, and practical engagements in this amazing 2 day event. Cost $29. www.thejusticeconferencetoronto.com.
History Makers Academy National Conference
February 28-March 1, 2014
The History Makers Academy is a cutting edge training and equipping movement, inviting young and old to “come discover your calling and fulfill your highest potential.” Schedule includes Friday Night with Paula White at 7:00pm, Saturday Morning with Derek Schneider at 9:30am and Pastors’ Blessing and Lunch at 12:00 Noon. Saturday Night with Belinda Scott at 7:00pm. The event will also feature the release of Derek Schneider’s new book “Beyond the Four Walls”. Conference Location: Canada Christian College, 50 Gervais Drive, Toronto. Admission is Free (advance registration required for Pastor’s Luncheon). For more information go to www.historymakersacademy.com.
Fluid Young Adults Gathering
Saturday, March 8, 2014; 9:00am-8:30pm
Fluid Young Adults Gathering is a conference consisting of over 1000 young adults (18-20somethings) converging for one day to worship Christ, pray and be inspired in a fully immersive and creative learning environment. On March 8th, 2014, Fluid will be hosting its 3rd annual event at The Meeting House in Oakville, Ontario. The theme of Fluid14 is HOPE, based out of the book of Philippians and we have invited a wonderful line up of speakers and artists that will help us draw biblical insights and inspiration from this specific letter written by The Apostle Paul. Lineup Includes: Eugene Cho, David Nasser, Vertical Church Band and many more. www.fluidgathering.com.
Sheila Walsh Teaching and Luncheon
Monday, March 3, 2014
Held at the Crossroads Centre, 1295 North Service Road, Burlington. For details and tickets, visit www.crossroads.ca.
Greater Toronto East Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday, March 4, 2014; 7:00-9:00am
The Greater Toronto East Prayer Breakfast provides an opportunity for Churches and Christian organizations to join with the business community, government leaders and local citizens, in prayer, fellowship, Christian love and shared faith. Speaking at the event is bestselling author Sheila Walsh. Soloist for the event is Rev. Gary Beesley, trained vocalist and recording artist and Senior Pastor of Toronto’s Evangel Temple. Held at Grand Baccus Conference Centre, 2155 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough. www.gteastprayer.ca.
Reasons to Believe - Toronto Chapter
Tuesday, March 4, 2014; 7:00pm
Join us for Part 2 of “7 Truths that Changed the World...”. This is a live presentation by Don Wallar on the revolutionary and dangerous ideas of Christianity that changed our world. Q&A to follow. (All meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month, in Reimer Chapel at Bayview Glen Church, NE corner of Bayview & Steeles.) For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Naked Truth Conference
March 28-30, 2014
The Naked Truth Conference is for professionals and those seeking a rewarding life. Lively and dynamic workshops tackling some of life’s challenges and taboo subjects. The 3-day, 2 night conference will be held at The American Conference Resort and Spa, Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls. Conference includes, evening concerts, social events, networking and so much more. Call 1-866-948-7800 or visit www.thenakedtruth.me for detailed information.
April 4-5, 2014
Missionfest Toronto [MFT] is the largest missions conference in central Canada; serving the GTA, Ontario, and beyond. MFT equips believers with the truth of what God is doing locally and around the world, and offers countless opportunities for those looking to get involved in sharing the Gospel. MissionFest has programming for all ages – Children, Youth, Men, Women and Singles, as well as free seminars and workshops.
MFT 2014 will be held at Global Kingdom Ministries, 1250 Markham Rd., Scarborough. Keynote Speakers include Ron Pearce (Empower Ministries), Kenia Gonzalez (Worship Artist), Neil Boron (WDCX Radio), Andrew Alleyne (Catalyst Ministries) and Rachelle Mainse (Context with Lorna Dueck).
MOVIES & TV
Son of God
In theatres starting February 28
From Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the award-winning producers of the record-breaking miniseries The Bible, comes Son of God, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament, to be released by 20th Century Fox. Son of God is a major motion picture that brings the life of Jesus Christ to the big screen like never before.
Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®- winner Hans Zimmer. Award-winning actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
The movie is action-packed with special effects, powerful acting, and beautiful cinematography. It marks the first major motion picture about Jesus’ life since The Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago.
International Christian Media Convention
February 22-25, 2014
The Annual NRB International Christian Media Convention and Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. It is the best place to network with Christian communications leaders, to promote a program and to obtain serious industry training.
Some of the highlights include: General & Keynote Sessions, Training, Academic Innovation Exchange, Exposition and the News Media Center. NRB 2014 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN., USA. For more details, visit NRBConvention.org.
Intercession For Israel
Sunday, February 16, 2014; 2:00pm
Sunday, March 16, 2014; 2:00pm
Prayer for Israel is a free event, with special guest speakers teaching from the Word, live Israeli style worship and prayer. Held at Catch The Fire (upper rooms) 272 Attwell Drive, Etobicoke. For information contact: 416-324-9133 or email email@example.com. www.icejcanada.org.
Toronto 24-Hour Prayer Weekend
February 21-22, 2014
24-Hour Worship and Prayer is held monthly in Toronto (locations change each month.) For January, the host church is All Nations House of Prayer, 770 Gordon Baker Road, North York (Victoria Park & McNicoll). For more info or to book a timeslot for your church, contact Pastor Roger Gushway at 416-625-6225, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more infomation visit www.life-spring.org.
Knowing God As Your First Love
Saturday, February 8, 2014; 12 noon-3:00pm
A Unique Mix ’n Mingle Event for singles 25 yrs and up. Cost $25 in Adv., $30 at the door. Held at Gospel Cafe & Restaurant, 5120 Dixie Road, Mississauga. For more information contact: email@example.com.
Come and experience this Christ-centered 12-step program that provides individuals a safe place to find freedom from their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Local groups include:
Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm (Oakville)
Every Tuesday at 6.30 pm, Free Dinner is served at Solid Gold Foundations Church, meeting at The Freedom Centre, 4343 Bronte Road (Regional Road 25 – 1 km north of HWY 407) Oakville, followed by our CR program and Solid Rock Café. Sponsored by Northern Praise Ministries. Pastor Michelle Sim 905-844-0909 or melissa@SolidGoldFoundations.com for more info.
Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm (Toronto)
Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a Light Dinner at Rosewood Church of the Nazarene, 657 Milner Ave, Scarborough followed by our CR program and Solid Rock Café. Pastor Arnie Grace-Sandy 416-459-1462, or www.rosewoodchurch.ca. (Wheelchair accessible)
Fridays, 7:00-10:00pm (Brampton)
Come join us every Friday night 7-10pm at Brampton West Alliance Church, 1 Regan Rd., Unit 20, Brampton. Call 905-840-2991 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.bramptonwestalliance.com.
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. 7-8 pm Large Group, 8-9 pm Small Group & 9-10 pm Café Time. All are welcome! For more info contact Phil (Director of Support & Recovery Ministries) at 905-937-5300 x210 or email@example.com. www.bethanycc.ca.
Hamilton Women’s Connection Breakfast
Thursday, February 20, 2014; 9:30–11:15am
At Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton. Full Breakfast. Cost $14 incl. Special Feature and Inspirational Speaker. Presented by Stonecroft Ministries. To reserve call 905-575-0607. www.stonecroft.org.
Footprints That We Leave
February 21-22, 2014
IEC presents a Ladies Event featuring Moira Brown from 100 Huntley Street & Rev. Marva Tyndale from RealIDTeaching.org at The Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport – 33 Carlson Court, Toronto. Cost: $70 [includes Refreshments, Breakfast, Hot lunch and snacks] Visit: www.iecfamily.com for details.
Mississauga Christian Women’s Club
Tuesday, February 25, 2014; 10:00-11:30am
Held at Vic Johnston Community Centre, 335 Church St., Mississauga. Cost $6.00. Featuring Grace Miksa of Palisades on the Glen, great retirement community. Patricia Samuel, Etobicoke, will sing for us. Marilyn McMullin, a retreat and conference speaker, will share her Forecast for the Future. For reservations, please call 416-626-1202.
Toronto East Christian Women’s Club
Tuesday February 25, 2014; 9:15-11:30am
An Interesting Full Breakfast. Feature: Sandy Walker - “Skin Care” demonstration. Music: Soloist: Lavnia Celaire. Speaker: Ethel Wright. Ethel’s topic is “I Love Gifts”. Cost $16.00 per person. Free parking. Elevator access if needed. Location: White Shield Banquet Hall (Flippers Fish House Entrance) 2300 Lawrence Ave. East, Scarborough (NW corner at Kennedy). For reservations or information, please call Mary 416-431-5099.
Pray Thru Play Retreat
March 28, 29, 30, 2014
Pray Thru Play is an interactive experience, a different Christian retreat than listening to a speaker. Women share together in a safe, fun and engaging encounter with improvisation and play. Following, each session, there is time for quiet personal reflection and engagement with God in prayer. Come simply with a willing heart, comfortable clothes and a sense of adventure for this unique one-of-kind retreat. Location: Fair Havens Ministries, Beaverton, ON. Early booking discounts. For further information visit: http://praythruplay-steppingstonesretreat.eventbrite.ca.