Create Conference

A Creative Canadian Church Leadership Conference

Conference Schedule

Lunch and dinner are off-site.

Monday, June 8th

Evening

5:00PM: Check In
7:00PM: Session 1: Brent Cantelon (Auditorium)

Tuesday, June 9th

Morning

9:00AM: Session 2: Bill Markham
10:15AM:Break
10:30AM:Session 3: Whitney George
11:30AM:Lunch

1:00-2:00PM: Workshops

Auditorium
Service Programming: Cultivating A Dynamic Volunteer Culture
Adam Fry & Janina Gordon

Lower Auditorium
7 Keys To A “Can’t Miss” Kids Ministry: Our Approach To Kids Ministry
Gianpaolo Galessiere

Room 1
Guest Services: Building Volunteer Teams That Shape Expectations
Karlene Markham

Room 2
Rethinking Church Marketing: How We’re Overhauling Our Entire Strategy
Andrew Plett

Room 3
Change Management: How We’re Navigating Change In Our Church
Bill Markham

2:15-3:15PM: Workshops

Auditorium
Our Approach To Planning  Experiences: How Our Whole Team Works Together
Weekend Experience Team

Lower Auditorium
CentralKids: 5 Things We’re Learning In Creating A Healthy Volunteer Culture
CentralKids Team

Room 1
GroupLife: Our Approach To Discipleship And What We Are Learning
Brenda Drost

Room 2
Video Announcements: How To Get Started
Brady Shearer

Room 3
The Influence Factor: Growing Leaders Who Grow Leaders
Derrick Meuller

3:30-4:30PM: Workshops

Auditorium
Creative Stage Design: Leveraging Your Limitations
Derek Elliotson + Janina Gordon

Lower Auditorium
Kids Workers Roundtable: Meeting And Learning From Each Other’s Experiences
CentralKids Team

Room 1 
The Journey Toward Campuses: Then, Now And Next
Justin Driedger + Bill Markham

Room 2
Branding: Creating Synergy Between What You Click, Read And Watch
Andrew Plett + Taryn Plugers

Room 3
Our Assimilation Process: How We Retain Guests and Connect People Into Community
Brenda Drost + Andrew Rutledge

Evening

4:30PM Dinner
7:00PM Session 4: Carey Nieuwhof

Wednesday, June 10th

Morning

9:00AM: Session 5: Bill Markham
10:15AM:Break
10:30AM:Session 6: Tod Polson
11:30AM:Lunch

1:00-2:00PM: Workshops

Auditorium
Creating a Mix That Rocks: Both Live & Online
Derek Elliotson 

Lower Auditorium
CentralKids: Our Creative Process
CentralKids Team

Room 1
Campuses: 5 Things We’re Learning About Launching Strong
Justin Driedger

Room 2
Contracting Creatives: How To Work With Outside Creative Talent Without Compromising Your Vision Or Ticking Them Off
Andrew Plett & Lisa Elliotson With Drew Unruh (Made By Frame) & Scott Trapasso (Media That Matters) 

Room 3
Managing Porridge: The Messy Art of Working with People
Derrick Meuller

2:15-3:15PM: Workshops

Auditorium
Service Programming: Sweating the Small Stuff
Adam Fry 

Lower Auditorium
Getting Started With MultiTracks: Why We Use Them, What They’ve Done For Us And How You Can Use Them Too
Greg Sykes + Dan Perna + Derek Elliotson 

Room 1 
Creating A Volunteer Army: Ideas for Recruiting, Inspiring and Unleashing Volunteers
Jonathan Lambert 

Room 2
The Art Of Storytelling: How To Tell Stories That Inspire And Move People To Action
Scott Trapasso 

Room 3
Crafting A Message That Connects To A Multi-Generational Audience
Bill Markham

3:30-4:30PM: Workshops

Auditorium
Worship Culture: Embracing the Tension Between Who You Are and Who You Serve
Melanie Driedger + Greg Sykes

Lower Auditorium
Live Streaming Church Online: Entry Point, Exit Strategy Or Something Else Altogether?
Adam Fry + Andrew Rutledge

Room 1
Campus Road Trip: Sharing Facilities/ How To Leverage Your Limitations
Justin Driedger [At Niagara Falls Campus – Bus leaves from main parking lot at 3:20]

Room 2 
Communication Roundtable: Meeting And Learning From Each Other
Communication Team

Room 3
Our Discipleship Process: How We’re Moving People From Weekend Attenders to Passionate Followers
Brenda Drost

Evening

4:30PM Dinner
7:00PM Session 7: Jonathan Lambert

Create Conference is designed to connect you to other leaders who are living out their call with as much passion as you are.

We want to help you recharge your ministry tank, inspire your faith, and rekindle your passion to serve God.

Speakers

In addition to our Central Team, we’re excited to bring in proven Leaders, Pastors, Teachers and Storytellers
who will inspire and equip you in your unique ministry environments.

Bill Markham

Lead Pastor, Central

Brent Cantelon

Missional Executive, PAOC

Carey Nieuwhof

Lead Pastor, Connexus Church

Whitney George

Executive Pastor, Church On The Move

Tod Polson

Creative Director, Cartoon Saloon

Jonathan Lambert

Lead Pastor, Experience Church

Adam Fry

Associate Pastor, Central

Andrew Plett

Communications Pastor, Central

We Want To Foster A Growing Community Of Christian Leaders Who Are Going For It.

com·mu·ni·ty [noun] a body of persons of common and especially
professional interests scattered through a larger society