January 9-11, 2018
Great Wolf Lodge
Niagara Falls | Ontario
WHAT TIME OUT IS ALL ABOUT?
We hope you are able to join us for Time Out 2018! Time Out is a valuable retreat that provides a time of refreshing for young pastors in ministry. At this conference we aim to provide ministry for the minister in both a personal and practical way, including spiritually refreshing sessions for all who attend. It is a chance to relax with your family, get poured into with worship, the Word and ministry times, and meet with old and new friends. Our hope is that you will leave refreshed, connected, challenged and refocused.
WHO IS TIME OUT FOR?
Time Out (YOUNG PASTORS) is for young pastors in ministry under the age of 40 including assistant or associate pastors, lead pastors, campus pastors, church planters or outreach pastors, as well as worship or creative arts pastors. Sessions will be directed to people in ministry who are in their twenties and thirties. Time Out is also for the pastor’s spouse and children! Unfortunately due to limited space, interns and bible college students are unable to register.
TIME OUT is a closed event. Only those who have registered will have access to the Time Out sessions, Kids Program, water park passes, meal packages, and hotel rates outlined here.
Matt Tapley has been the Lead Pastor of Lakemount Worship Centre in Grimsby, Ontario since 2008. He is a gifted leader who serves the Church by developing leaders in a culture of dependence on the Spirit with full devotion to the unchanging Word of God. He frequently travels the nation as an insightful preacher, anointed worship leader and a keen contributor to leadership team environments. Matt’s commitment to the Manifest Presence of God and the healing gifts of the Holy Spirit are a catalyst for stirring renewed faith for the “more” of God wherever he ministers.
ANGELA & BLAIR MERCER
Angela and Blair have been serving side by side in ministry together for 18 years. They currently live in Komoka, a cute little town outside of London where they serve as campus pastors at Gateway Church. Their heart is for people to really grasp how loved they are by a God who is not distant or angry but is close and in love with His children. As a couple, they just recently survived a DIY kitchen reno and feel pretty satisfied that one of them didn't move out. Other than that, they love spending time with their fun loving teenagers Isaac and Michaela.
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TUESDAY JANUARY 9
04:00pm Hotel Check In Available
08:00pm Family Pizza Party
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10
No breakfast – sleep in!
09:30am Registration Checkin
10:00am General Session 1
01:00pm Free Time
07:00pm General Session 2
10:00pm Free Time
THURSDAY JANUARY 11
10:30am Leadership Enhancement Session
01:00pm Check Out (If staying for two nights. Waterpark access available all day)
01:00pm Free Time
07:00pm General Session 3
10:00pm Conference Officially Ends / Free Time
FRIDAY JANUARY 12
01:00pm Check Out (If staying for three nights. Waterpark access available all day)
You must book your hotel when you register online (do not try to book directly with the hotel, or call the hotel for any reason regarding your reservation). Room choices will be on a first come, first served basis, so register early to secure your choice!
If you do not require a room (e.g. sharing with someone else or you are local), you must contact us before registering (before the registration dates listed).
SHOULD I PLAN TO STAY FOR TWO OR THREE NIGHTS?
Time Out ends on Tuesday at 10:00pm (approximately). It is entirely up to you whether you stay at the Great Wolf for two or three nights. However, we recommend that you plan to stay for three nights if you are traveling any sort of significant distance to the event.
CHOOSE TWO OR THREE NIGHTS WHEN REGISTERING. PRICES ARE PER NIGHT, TAXES INCLUDED.
Please note that hotel rates vary according to preference. Please go to www.greatwolf.com for room descriptions.
Family Suite $119 (up to 6 people in the room)
Whirlpool Suite $119 (up to 6 people in the room)
Wolf Den Suite $176 (up to 6 people in the room)
KidKamp Suite $176 (up to 6 people in the room)
KidCabin Suite $198 (up to 8 people in the room)
Loft Fireplace Suite $198 (up to 8 people in the room)
Majestic Bear Suite $232 (up to 8 people in the room)
Royal Bear Suite $232 (up to 6 people in the room)
Wristbands will only be issued to the number registered in your party.
If you receive an error message when registering for a room type, this means that it is full. You can choose another room type or contact us to see if more are available. If you are interested in extending your stay another night, please wait to receive the email instructions from our office (which will be sent to all registrants).
If you are interested in setting up a coaching appointment, available time slots will be sent out by email from our office to those who have registered for the event. Spaces are limited, so availability will be on a first come first served basis. You are also welcome to connect with our coaches at any point throughout the event, but those with scheduled appointments will take precedence.
Financial coaching appointments will be available during the event for conference delegates. We want you have healthy finances and learn to steward your money to set a solid foundation for your future. Spaces are limited, so availability will be on a first come first served basis. Those interested must sign up through the email we send to registered delegates.
CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS
If you would like to book a confidential counseling appointment, please contact one of the following counselors directly. Spaces are limited. The session is with a professional counselor and will be of no cost to you.
Please do not contact the couselors until after you have registered for the event.
Head of our Credential Health Network
Our Kids Program is available during the sessions scheduled in our main event itinerary for children up to age 11. Each child must be pre-registered. Infants who will remain in the care of the parents during the conference do not have to be registered. Please note that this program will be available to parents on a first come, first served basis: once the program is full, we will not be accepting additional children.
There will be no program available for children ages 12 or older. There is a registration rate available for their meals only, however parents are responsible for these children at all times.
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE RETREAT?
FAMILY PIZZA PARTY: Tuesday evening. We invite you to join us for pizza and family fun together! This will also be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new friends. Final details TBD, cost not included in registration.
INDOOR WATER PARK: Included with your hotel room are passes for the water park, for the number of people you have registered for the event. You will have access to the waterpark all day on the day that you check out of your hotel.
The following meals will be included in the registration cost:
WEDNESDAY: Lunch, Dinner
THURSDAY: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Snacks will also be included for the children registered in the Kids Program.
Meals will be served in a buffet style with multiple options. If you or your children have dietary concerns, there will be many items to choose from. If you have further questions, please call the hotel directly: 905-354-4888.
Take the QEW to Niagara Falls / Fort Erie Exit at Hwy 420 towards "Niagara Falls/Bridge to USA" (The Rainbow Bridge is the bridge you will drive towards, but won't have to cross). Hwy 420 becomes "Robert Street at Stanley (first light). Continue straight in right hand lane. Go through next set up lights to exit ramp towards "Victoria Ave". Turn left on Victoria Avenue, follow Victoria for about 2 km/1 mile. Great Wolf Lodge is on the right.
IS SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE?
We encourage you to take advantage of the earlybird rates and register by November 12. If you require further partial sponsorship or to set up a payment plan, please contact us before November 12.
CAN I PUT THIS CONFERENCE UNDER MY 2018 BUDGET?
Please be sure to register as soon as possible, and by the final registration deadline of December 10. If you must wait to pay until 2018, please contact us with your situation as soon as possible for payment arrangements.
Registration opening October 2017.
ADULT REGISTRATION (Includes sessions and meals listed in the schedule)
EARLYBIRD: $135 per adult by November 12
REGULAR: $155 per adult by December 10
CHILD REGISTRATION (by December 10, or until space is filled)
Ages 0-3: FREE
Ages 4-12: $59
Ages 13 and up: $99
Ages 0-11: FREE (includes snacks and activities). Spots are available on a first come first served basis so register early!
NOTE: There is no program available for children ages 12+ and parents will be responsible for their children at all times (only adults will be permitted into the General Sessions).