“Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” (Ephesians 5:14)
Our theme for this conference will be the need to be awakened to the things of the Lord in the days we live in. It’s so easy to be alert to what the world sends our way but now more than ever we need to wake up to what the Lord has for us.
Sessions, huddles, and times of prayer and worship will encourage us as individuals and communities—churches, families, and small groups—to wake up to the things of the Lord. Come ready for inspiring and practical exhortations to hear God’s voice, spend time in his presence, and live empowered by His grace.
Dear friends, Pastors, Leaders and followers of Jesus!
We are excited and honored to invite you to our first Canadian CGN Conference November 15-17, 2021, in Calgary Canada.
We have an exciting lineup of pastors and leaders from across Canada who will be bringing us God’s Word in main sessions and workshops.
Our location is right in the center of some great restaurants which can be for “dine in” or to “bring back to our building”. We’ve lined up some great hotel options, including one in beautiful Banff for your last day,if you so choose.
Lots of prayer and planning are going into this conference so that your experience is one of refreshment and encouragement.
Please prayerfully consider joining us as we seek the Lord together.
This year’s theme is “Awake,” and we will be challenging people to ‘awake’ to all that Jesus has for them in the coming days!
Grace and Peace in Jesus,
Pastor Joel Turner
Registration is open until November 10th 2021. Follow the registration button below for details.
Prior to the Lord’s calling him into the ministry, Joel was a comedian in western Canada. After coming to Christ, he entered into full-time ministry in North Carolina and later moved home to serve as youth and young adult pastor at a Calvary Chapel in Calgary. In 2007, the Lord moved on his heart to plant a church, Mountain Springs CC, in NW Calgary where he continues to pastor. In 2017, Pastor Joel felt the call of God to strengthen the churches and do the work of an evangelist through various speaking engagements in Canada, the USA and Europe. In 2020 Joel released his first book entitled, “Humor Me”; as a result he now shares his insights on the topics of humor, evangelism, and public speaking. Joel is married to Tania and they have 4 children: Chloe, Tatum, Roman and Cruz.
Mountain Springs Calvary Chapel
Tania Turner leads the Women's Ministry at Mountain Springs Calvary Chapel. While supporting her husband, Joel, in the ministry keeps her seeking the Lord daily, she also homeschools their 4 children, loves working out, studying creationism for fun, playing guitar and sharing God's Word.
Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
Brian Brodersen is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, and the president of Calvary Chapel Bible College. He is the featured speaker on the “Back to Basics” radio program and the director of Creation Fest (UK). Brian has written multiple books, including Essentials in Ministry and Spiritual Warfare. He is extensively involved in missions and church planting around the world.
Awake Vancouver Church
Marlon Brown is the Lead Pastor of Awake Vancouver Church. Before moving to Vancouver in 2015, Marlon served as an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Boise Idaho, and prior to that he served as the Assistant Dean of Men at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, California. Pastor Marlon grew up in the Calvary Chapel movement, but it was during his first year at a university in Southern California that the Lord really captured his heart. He was awakened to the importance of having a real personal relationship with Jesus instead of just being apart of a religious system. It was also at this time that Marlon felt called into pastoral ministry. Marlon and his wife Rebecca have been married 15 years, and have 5 beautiful children: Judah, Caleb, Eden, Boaz, and Hadassah. In his free time Marlon enjoys playing soccer or watching his beloved Lakers on TV.
Sébastien Frappier, born in Montreal, was a child actor in Quebecois television, film and stage. Sébastien left for California to pursue fame. Instead, God got hold of his life and he ended up attending Calvary of Albuquerque's School of Ministry and becoming a pastor under the leadership of Pastor Skip Heitzig. He served as a Bible teacher, a Church History teacher, a Biblical counsellor, and an overseer of home fellowships. He returned to Montreal in 2004 and founded CC Montreal Regeneration, a growing church of mostly young people from 20 countries. Sébastien is married to Andréia and has four children, the youngest is 5 months!
Christ the King Community Church
Matt Rowan has been involved in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years. In 2004, the Lord led Matt and his family back to his family stomping grounds on the Sunshine Coast where he served in youth ministry at Calvary Chapel Sunshine Coast until he became the Lead Pastor of Christ the King Community Church in 2007 where he continues to serve. Matt’s passions in the ministry centres on the teaching of God’s word and the focus of the Great Commission to “make disciples”. Matt and Lisa have three kids Jonah, Eli and Isabella and live in the beautiful seaside village of Gibsons, B.C.
Riverside Calvary Chapel
Brent Smith is the lead pastor at Riverside Calvary Chapel in Langley, BC. He planted the church 20 years ago and has been blessed to see God’s faithfulness throughout that time and is excited to see all that God will do in the days ahead. Brent and his wife Michelle have been married for 26 years, have 4 children (plus a daughter-in-law, and another being added in December), and they love serving the Lord together.
9:00 AM Check In Registration
10:00 AM Welcome, Worship and Prayer (Joel Turner and Band)
10:30 AM Session 1: Brian Brodersen
11:20 AM Break
11:30 AM Session 2: Matt Rowan
12:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Worship, Prayer
2:15 PM Session 3: Sébastien Frappier
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Panel: Brian Brodersen, Matt Rowan, Sébastien Frappier. Moderator: Marlon Brown
4:00 PM Dinner Break
7:00 PM Session 4: Joel Turner + Afterglow
9:30 AM Worship and Prayer - Marlon Brown
10:00 AM Session 5: Brent Smith
11:00 AM Panel: Brent Smith, Joel Turner, Brian Brodersen. Moderator: Marlon Brown
12:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Worship and Prayer / Ministry Focus - Marlon Brown
3:00 PM Break into Workshops
3:00 PM Workshop #1 - Tania Turner
3:00 PM Workshop #2 - Earl Buchan
3:00 PM Workshop #3 - Cameron Wathen
4:00 PM Panel: Earl Buchan, Tania Turner, Cam Wathen, Matt Rowan. Moderator: Matt Rowan
5:00 PM Dinner Break
7:00 PM Worship and waiting on the Spirit with Brett Williams