ABOUT

SEPTEMBER 15 - 16, 2017
SILVER BIRCHES PENTECOSTAL CAMP
3028 1-47 ROSEGROVE ROAD
KIRKLAND LAKE | Ontario

WHAT IS ELEVATION?
Elevation Leadership Conference exists to equip, encourage and empower leaders in a youth or young adult ministry context. This event is designed to develop and sharpen the leadership skills of an entire ministry team! General leadership principles and specific areas of leadership interest are focused on by some of the brightest minds in the field.

WHO IS ELEVATION FOR?
Elevation is for youth and young adult pastors and their leadership teams. This includes pastors, student leaders, adult leaders and leaders of young adults! We choose to leave it up to the pastor's discretion to decide if they want to bring their entire leadership team or just a portion of it, depending on their group's situation. 
 


GUESTS

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MARK COLWELL

 

GENERAL SESSION & LAB SPEAKER

Mark serves as the District Youth Ministries Director. He is a veteran of over two decades of youth ministry and is an experienced pastor, mentor and teacher. His passions include leadership development, specifically pouring into the leaders he serves, preaching and family life. Mark loves adventure, both the kind you create and the kind that God invites you into to share.

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WAYNE GIROUX

GENERAL SESSION & LAB SPEAKER

Wayne is a relatively normal guy; his life is far from normal.  He is married to a beautiful, loving and supportive wife named Bev, His daughter is the most outstanding 7-year-old on the planet.  He serves as the Student Missions Director at Gateway Church and runs an indoor skateboard park ministry.  Wayne's passion for the Ottawa Senators is only surpassed by his desire to see students accept Jesus and take steps toward knowing and being known by Him.  He has a passion for communicating and loves making silly voices.

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SHANE STEWART

LAB SPEAKER

Shane Stewart is the son of former missionaries to Brazil; has been a welder, a forklift operator, an outdoor custodian at Beaver Lumber, and (more recently) an assistant & youth pastor for the last 7 years. He loves Jesus, his wife of 13 years (her name is Vicki), and playing guitar. His desire is to see the students of today's generation awaken to God's call into the greatest adventure of all: following Jesus.

KEVIN COOPER

LAB SPEAKER

Kevin lives in Burlington and has served as the student pastor at Evangel Oakville since 2013. He graduated from Master College and Seminary in 2015, having served as a worship leader and worship coordinator. He is happily married to his wife Danielle. He is passionate about discipleship, leadership and seeing young people connected to Jesus. 

 

CARL PATTERSON

GENERAL SESSION & LAB SPEAKER

Carl is the student ministries pastor at Faith Tabernacle in Welland, On. He has a heart to help people discover God's purpose for their lives, reach their God given potential, and live life with intentionality. He loves building leaders and preaching about Jesus.

When he's not thinking Kingdom, he's doing life and making memories with his wife Jodi and two boys, binge watching Netflix, and reading something new. 

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EVAN COGHLAN

LAB SPEAKER

Evan is currently serving as the Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Richmond Hill Pentecostal Church, where he has been for 2 years. He’s a big fan of Jesus, his wife Leah, music, the drums, fireworks, BBQs, strawberry rhubarb pie, and $1 donuts from the grocery store, in that order. He lives for the moments where he gets to see Jesus do incredible things through students.

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RYAN BENNETT

LAB SPEAKER

Ryan Bennett is one of the Family Life Pastors along with his wife Leah at Peoples Church in Hamilton Ontario.  He loves fishing, hanging out with students and everything to do with worship. He is also passionate about raising up leaders who have a desire to share the incredible love of Christ with their students. 

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ROY HYDE

LAB SPEAKER

Roy has been the Student Ministries pastor at New Life Assembly in Petrolia, ON for the past 9 years.  His passion is to help students "do" youth ministry, not just "watch" youth ministry.  He loves coaching and playing basketball or pretty much any other sport.  Down time is spent enjoying life with his beautiful wife Jennifer, and two kids Mason and Janelle (who are currently in his youth ministry).  


SCHEDULE

 

(subject to slight changes)

FRIDAY 

06:30pm          Conference Registration
07:00pm          General Session 1
09:30pm          Bonfire (Weather Permitting)


SATURDAY

09:00am                  Conference Registration
09:30am                  General Session 2
11:00am                  Break
11:15am                  Lab Session A
12:15pm                  Lunch Break
01:15pm                  Lab Session B
02:15pm                  Break
02:45pm                  Lab Session C
04:00pm                  General Session 3
05:30pm                  Conference Ends

 

LABS

LAB A

YOUTH | Be the Leader Your Pastor Brags About!

ADULTS | Accountability #MinistryGoals

PASTORS | Steps & Strategies for Discipling Students

 

 

LAB b

YOUTH | Developing Your Leadership, One Decision at a Time

ADULTS | The Higher Calling of Lower Leadership

PASTORS | Building Great Youth Ministry Culture

 

 

LAB C

YOUTH | To Submit or Not Submit, Is that Even a Question?

ADULTS | More Than a Leader, Pastoring Students

PASTORS | Building a Great Team of Leaders

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations will be provided through Silver Birches Pentecostal Camp.  Groups can register for accommodation on their registration form, and they will be assigned a space based on their group size.

All registrants must bring their own bedding.


REGISTRATION

 

$15

CONFERENCE 

+$15

ACCOMMODATIONS

+$15

meals

= $45

full conference
by sep 1

Online registration and early bird pricing is only available until September 1st, 2017.


HOW TO REGISTER
Online registration is the preferred method for Elevation. It is both secure, and immediate. If you are unable to register online, please contact the Youth Ministries office.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Cheque (payable to "Western Ontario District"). 

PLEASE NOTE

  • If you are paying by cheque, you will have 10 business days to have payment at our office. After that point, you will lose the tickets you have reserved.
  • Cheque payment will only be available online for the early bird registration rate. It will not be available for the regular registration rate.

WHAT DOES REGISTRATION INCLUDE?
Conference registration includes access to all applicable workshops, general sessions, and activities. Accommodations and meals can be added to your registration.

All registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE. No exceptions.