During our conferences and special events, thoughtful speakers and members of the Christian community initiate stimulating dialogue and problem-solving for our world today.
Upcoming conferences & special events
October 29, 2017
Dr. Sharon Smith & Dr. Fiona Choi
How can followers of Christ understand and support individuals living with mental illness? In this second Sanctuary Mental Health workshop we will learn and think holistically about the experience, behaviors and signs of mental illness diagnoses, including bipolar mood disorder, schizophrenia, general anxiety disorder, and substance use disorder. Join us as we consider a community approach that supports individuals without stigmatizing or creating co-dependent care structures.
Past conferences & special events
May 4-6, 2016
Ross Hastings, Paul Stevens, Paul Williams, Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Clive Lim, Uli Chi
For many Christians, "Monday Blues" is more than an unpleasant feeling. It's a deep disconnect between their Sunday church life, and Monday-Friday work life. So what's a pastor to do? How can pastors and leaders equip people in their congregations for their God-given vocation, ministry, and work in the world?
Gain the skills and confidence to help members of your congregation put the week—and their souls—back together again. Develop an integrative way of thinking about faith and work rooted in the biblical narrative. Learn from practitioners, pastors, and theologians how to help Christians live thoroughly integrated lives in the workplace, in the home, and in the church.
Date: Saturday October 24, 2015 at 10:30 am
The ceremony was held at the Frederic Wood Theatre on the UBC campus, and was followed by lunch and a public symposium at Regent College.
Date: May 5-8, 2015
Ed Brown (Lausanne Movement; pastor, author), Leah Kostamo (A Rocha Canada), Peter Harris (A Rocha International), Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University), Terry LeBlanc (North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies), Jonathan Moo (Whitworth University), Loren Wilkinson (Regent College), Jonathan Wilson (Carey Theological College), and Chris Wright (Langham Partnership).
The 2015 Regent College Pastors & Church Leaders Conference explores the biblical call to care for God's creation through theological reflection and engagement with its practical expressions. More than just a current trend, creation care goes back to Genesis, honours Christ's Lordship, and forms a vital part of Christian discipleship. This conference seeks to inspire a Christian imagination in pastors and churchgoers for earthkeeping practices that God's people can incorporate into personal and congregational life. The conference is co-sponsored by A Rocha Canada, a Christian organization which engages in scientific research, environmental education, and community-based conservation projects.
The 2014 Pastors' Conference
Transformation the Gospel Way: Cultivating Christ-like Persons of Holy Character and Faithful Ethical Action
The gospel challenges both flaccid compliance with the majority culture of the day and joyless legalistic adherence to a prescribed standard of holiness. As pastors, we particularly need to think about how we help the church connect the gospel with holy character and responsible, ethical decision-making. During the 2014 Regent College Pastors' Conference, we want to help pastors reframe the call to discipleship so that formation and transformation become an outflow of our participation in the triune God, producing an attractive, vivid, and effective pattern of faithfulness that reflects his desire for us to be truly human persons, 'fully alive', bearers of the beauty of his holiness.
Date: February 21-22, 2014
Location: Tenth Avenue Church, Vancouver
The Justice Conference is an annual gathering to educate, inspire, and connect a generation of men and women around a shared concern for biblical and social justice, the vulnerable and oppressed. Through a primary US conference networked to partner cities, the theme of The Voice of Justice will be explored by internationally acclaimed speakers, a variety of local humanitarian organizations, and on-location workshops. This year's impressive line-up of speakers include Dr. Bernice A. King, Lynne Hybels, and Donald Miller.
Featured Speakers: Andrew Walls, Mark Noll, Soong-Chan Rah, Terry LeBlanc, and Ruth Padilla deBorst.
Hosted by Diane Stinton and Jeffrey Greenman.
Join us for this conference on the changing face of World Christianity and its implications for the church, academy, and marketplace in the West. As Christianity expands in the Global South, non-Western believers interpret and appropriate Jesus Christ in their respective cultural contexts, offering new and varied perspectives for consideration by Western believers. Join renowned scholars and practitioners as they explore how these emerging perspectives and their presence in our own communities may enhance our corporate understanding and expression of faith. We will also consider the implications of these trends for our own theological and spiritual formation, for our church communities, and for our witness to Christ both locally and globally.
This conference aims to encourage pastors, irrespective of their views on the meaning of the bread and cup, to consider the centrality of the Eucharist and to explore ways to pursue its practice pervasively in conjunction with the preaching of the Word.
Date: May 18–19, 2012
Featured speakers: Margaret Somerville, Maxine Hancock, J.I. Packer, Jim Houston
More people are living longer today than in any other time in history. Seniors are the fastest-growing age group in North America. Yet neither church nor culture seems adequately prepared to face the needs, the costs, and the moral consequences of this "grey tsunami." Join one of Canada's leading public intellectuals and three of Regent's own gifted and beloved scholars as they think about the implications and the opportunities that this next great challenge offers us.
Pastors' Conference 2012
overflow—spiritual rhythms and practices that draw from christ's fullness
Date: May 1–4, 2012
Featured speakers: Bruce Hindmarsh, Darrell Johnson, and Susan Phillips. Hosted by Ross Hastings
For so many pastors in our media-saturated and frenetic culture, "running on empty" seems like the inescapable norm. The demands to produce fresh sermons week after week, to equip and to lead in visionary ways, to counsel wisely, and endless other responsibilities reduce us to a spotty spirituality and to sporadic fullness at best. This conference will help pastors gain new or renewed awareness of rhythms and practices that can maintain spiritual, emotional, and bodily health, especially when practised in the way of the gospel and grace, in union with Christ, and by contemplation of Christ.
Heaven on Earth? The Future of Spiritual Interpretation
Date: September 16–17, 2011
Featured speakers: Brian E. Daley, SJ and Kevin V. Vanhoozer
This conference, hosted by Regent College in cooperation with the Center for Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue (CCED), brought together numerous renowned Catholic and evangelical scholars to ask the question: what are the implications if we read the historical, earthly text in the light of spiritual or heavenly realities?
Leading with the Leader: Community, Character and Charisms (Pastors' Conference 2011)
Date: May 3-6, 2011
Speaker(s): David Taylor, Paul Williams, Rod Wilson and Ross Hastings
This conference presented the liberating understanding of leadership as participation in the life of the missional triune God, living out our union with Christ and his work in the world. While challenging the pastor to live contemplatively towards God and in participation with his life and love, this understanding also invites the pastor into community with other leaders, and the body of Christ of which he or she is a part.
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