Developing leaders

Leadership Forums are training sessions for youth leaders, focused on a particular area of leadership or discipleship. These days are bi-annual (Spring and Fall), in three different cities throughout the Western Ontario District. They are designed to be practical and interactive.

Forums are created for youth pastors primarily.  If you wish to bring an intern, please let us know. These days are not designed for your leadership team.

All forums run from 10:00am - 2:00pm (unless otherwise noted below), and lunch is included. Cost is free. Book your calendars now for the upcoming forums!




TOPIC: Phenomenal Teams – You Need One!

There is a limit to both the charisma and capacity of every leader. Once that potential is reached, the impact of a ministry is determined by the people who come alongside you to help lead. Your most effective ministry is tied to your ability to build a great team. We will use our forums to discuss the components of great teams and talk about practical ways to construct them. As always lunch is provided, all you need to do is get to a location for a day of powerful inspiration. If you feel you do this well already, then come and be a part of the discussion and you may help someone else get there too!!

MARCH 22, 2018
PORTICO Community Church
Mississauga, ON

APRIL 5, 2018
Gateway Church
London, ON

MAY 31, 2018
Glad Tidings Church
Sudbury, ON


DO I NEED TO RSVP? No, you do not have to RSVP to reserve your spot at a forum.

DO I HAVE TO GO TO THE LOCATION THAT IS CLOSEST TO MY CHURCH?  No, you do not have to go to the forum that is located closest to your church. If another forum date works better for you, you are welcome to attend that forum instead.

CAN I BRING MY INTERN(S)?  Forums are created for youth pastors primarily.  If you wish to bring an intern, you must first get permission from Mark Colwell. These days are not designed for your leadership team.

CAN I BRING A FRIEND IN MINISTRY WHO IS NOT FROM A PAOC CHURCH? Absolutely! Pastors from other denominations are welcome.

DO YOU ACCOMMODATE SPECIAL DIETARY REQUESTS?  Unfortunately, we are unable to care for special dietary requests at the forums. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE FORUMS?  Forums include teaching on a specific leadership topic. They are highly interactive sessions that can include Q&A, group discussion, personal reflection, or even games.