January 8-10 - Student Collective: Time Out

This event has already taken place.  Keep on the lookout for information on TimeOut 2024!

 

January 29-31: Soul Care Retreat

February 11-12: Student Collective: Level Up Leadership Training - London Event

Level Up Leadership Training is designed for pastors and leaders of children, middle school, high school and young adult ministries. It exists to equip, encourage and empower leaders within their ministry context. This event is designed to develop and sharpen the leadership skills of an entire ministry team.

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”  Ephesians 4:15-16 (NLT)

For 2023, Level Up is happening at 5 different dates and locations across the WOD. Visit the Register Page to select the Venue that works best for you. Pastors are invited to bring their leadership teams.

2023 LOCATIONS:

Sat. February 11th – LONDON, ON – New Hope Community Church

Sat. March 25th – BURLINGTON, ON – Glad Tidings Church

Sat. April 15th – LEAMINGTON, ON – LakePoint Family Church

Sat/Sun. June 9-10 – KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – Silver Birches Camp

GTA LOCATION – TBD

REGISTER HERE

March 25: Student Collective: Level Up Leadership Training - Burlington Event

Level Up Leadership Training is designed for pastors and leaders of children, middle school, high school and young adult ministries. It exists to equip, encourage and empower leaders within their ministry context. This event is designed to develop and sharpen the leadership skills of an entire ministry team.

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”  Ephesians 4:15-16 (NLT)

For 2023, Level Up is happening at 5 different dates and locations across the WOD. Visit the Register Page to select the Venue that works best for you. Pastors are invited to bring their leadership teams.

REAMAINING 2023 LOCATIONS:

Sat. March 25th – BURLINGTON, ON – Glad Tidings Church

Sat. April 15th – LEAMINGTON, ON – LakePoint Family Church

Sat/Sun. June 9-10 – KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – Silver Birches Camp

GTA LOCATION – TBD

REGISTER HERE

March 27: Church on the Queensway - Toronto Pastors Conference

April 15: Student Collective: Level Up Leadership Training - Leamington Event

Level Up Leadership Training is designed for pastors and leaders of children, middle school, high school and young adult ministries. It exists to equip, encourage and empower leaders within their ministry context. This event is designed to develop and sharpen the leadership skills of an entire ministry team.

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”  Ephesians 4:15-16 (NLT)

For 2023, Level Up is happening at 5 different dates and locations across the WOD. Visit the Register Page to select the Venue that works best for you. Pastors are invited to bring their leadership teams.

REMAINING 2023 LOCATIONS:

Sat. April 15th – LEAMINGTON, ON – LakePoint Family Church

Sat/Sun. June 9-10 – KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – Silver Birches Camp

GTA LOCATION – TBD

REGISTER HERE

April 16-18: Northern Strong Retreat

Dear Northern Pastors:
Please plan to attend our annual Northern Pastors Retreat! This year it is being held at The Summit church in Sault Ste Marie on Sunday April 16th to Tuesday April 18th.
Our theme this year is Piercing our Hearts and we look forward to having Tricia Gibb as our guest speaker and Carla Small leading us in worship this year. We will also have youth and children’s ministry provided.
Registration will be available soon so stayed tuned! We are excited for another great retreat.
Questions? Contact Nancy and she will be happy to help.
Looking forward to an amazing time together!

Details of the Northern Strong Retreat will be released shortly

April 21-22: GTA Retreat

GTA PASTORS & LEADERS RETREAT
                  APRIL 21 & 22, 2023
Save the date for our first ever GTA pastors and leaders retreat! The purpose of this event is to relationally connect with other GTA leaders and be inspired and encouraged by a special guest speaker and worship team. You won’t want to miss this fun and relaxing time away! The retreat will start on Friday evening and conclude on Saturday, so if you are a bi-vocational or co-vocational leader it would be our joy if you joined us! Stay tuned for more details to follow in the weeks ahead!

May 26-28: Student Collective: Overflow - First Light


WHAT IS OVERFLOW?

ONE WEEKEND | THREE LOCATIONS
Overflow is a large Christian event for students from across denominations. The event exists to impact this generation with the powerful message of Jesus through creative worship and biblical teaching. Our recommended age range for the event is 12-24, however, the general sessions are mainly geared towards high school-aged students.

THEME: FIRST LIGHT

1 JOHN 2:8 “Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.”

Darkness is something we all go through.  The challenges and battles that we face often tempt us to feel like we need to “hunker down” or “hold tight.”  Like the dawn of a new day, the FIRST LIGHT, our hope is found knowing that this darkness is passing, and we can trust the Light that is already shining.  It is time to move forward, to launch into the future as we glimpse the First Light that is Jesus.

For more information or to register CLICK HERE

June 7:  Annual General Meeting

Location and information on WOD’s AGM will be posted soon.

June 9-10 : Student Collective: Level Up Leadership Training (Student Collective) - Kirkland Lake Event

Level Up Leadership Training is designed for pastors and leaders of children, middle school, high school and young adult ministries. It exists to equip, encourage and empower leaders within their ministry context. This event is designed to develop and sharpen the leadership skills of an entire ministry team.

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”  Ephesians 4:15-16 (NLT)

For 2023, Level Up is happening at 5 different dates and locations across the WOD. Visit the Register Page to select the Venue that works best for you. Pastors are invited to bring their leadership teams.

REMAINING 2023 LOCATIONS:

Sat/Sun. June 9-10 – KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – Silver Birches Camp

GTA LOCATION – TBD

REGISTER HERE

June 10: New Churches Network - BBQ

Details will be posted soon.

If you would like more information on the New Churches Network – Click Here

August 25-28 Student Collective: Activate

AUGUST 25-28, 2023

BRAESIDE CAMP
110 EAST RIVER ROAD
PARIS, ONTARIO

WHAT IS ACTIVATE?

Activate is an extended weekend retreat for students, to prepare them to go back to school on fire for Jesus and re-focused on the Great Commission.  Our goal is to prepare your students to fully embrace the most important ministry season of the year.

WHO IS ACTIVATE FOR?
Activate is targeted at students in high school, however, we will allow youth leaders to bring the students turning 13 this year up to age 18. Youth leaders should be at least 19 years of age.

**Students must be registered with a youth group.  No individual registrations will be permitted.** 

MORE INFO COMING SOON…

For other details please CLICK HERE

October 1-2: New Churches Network: NCN Collective

Details coming soon!

October 2-4: WOD Ministers’ Gathering

The Western Ontario District is excited to announce our 2023 Ministers Gathering (formerly District Conference). We will be hosting these events at the beautiful Blue Mountain Resort near Collingwood ON, from October 2-4. This will be a great opportunity for all ministers from our District, to gather for a few days of worship, teaching, connections and also participate in our Annual General Meeting.

November 3-4: Student Collective: Momentum

DATE: NOVEMBER 3-4, 2023
LOCATION: COMING SOON..

WHAT IS MOMENTUM?

Momentum is a Jr High Conference is designed specifically for middle school students! It is a high-energy event with a focus on leading students into a deeper relationship with Christ through worship and biblical teaching. The weekend is full of team games and fun activities for them to participate in!

WHO IS MOMENTUM FOR?
The age guidelines for participation in MOMENTUM (Jr. High Conference) should be defined by the middle school ministry at your church. However, the focus of this event will be for students in grades 5 – 9, therefore we ask that you do not bring students outside this parameter.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

 

November 10-11: Pre-Ordination Retreat

Details coming soon!

Reclassifying to Ordained