Tuesday | May 7, 2019
Time Session Speaker Location
8:00 AM Registration Hotel
8:45 AM Envision Meeting Hotel
12:00 PM Lunch Hotel
6:30 PM Evening Session Dr. Mike Brown Hotel
8:30 PM Meet and Greet Reception Hotel
Wednesday | May 8, 2019
Time Session Speaker Location
8:30 AM Worship Hotel
8:45 AM Together in the FCA Glenn Breitkreuz,
Sedrick Brown,
Trevor Hoskins
Hotel
9:40 AM Keynote Speaker Dr. Mike Brown Hotel
10:40 AM Coffee Break Hotel
11:00 AM Workshop | Reaching Muslims Eldrick Lal Hotel
11:00 AM Workshop | Every Life Matters Karlene Markham Hotel
11:00 AM Workshop | New Age, Yoga and Jesus Derek Forseth Hotel
12:00 PM Lunch Hotel
1:30 PM Workshop | Worship Leading Mark Cole Hotel
1:30 PM Workshop | Ministry & Media: Communicating in our Modern World Jeremy Rodriguez Hotel
1:30 PM Workshop | Administration, the forgotten gift in the Church Gene Enns Hotel
2:45 PM AGM Hotel
7:00 PM Evening Session Dr. Mike Brown Hotel
Thursday | May 9, 2019
Time Session Speaker Location
8:30 AM Worship Hotel
9:00 AM Keynote Speaker Dr. Greg Mitchell Hotel
10::00 AM Coffee Break Hotel
10:30 AM Keynote Speaker Dr. Greg Mitchell Hotel
11:30 AM Lunch Hotel
11:30 – 6 PM Stanley Park
11:30 – 6 PM Granville Island
11:30 – 6 PM Capilano Suspension Bridge
11:30 – 6 PM Grouse Mountain
7:00 PM Evening Session Dr. Greg Mitchell Hotel
Friday | May 10, 2019
Time Session Speaker Location
8:30 AM Missions James Humphries Hotel
8:55 AM Church Beyond Sunday Service David & Nicole Anderson Hotel
9:45 AM Coffee Break Hotel
10:15 AM Preparing your church for short term missions Marc & Lisa Honorat Hotel
11:20 AM Refocus Vision on Mission John Lucas Hotel
12:20 PM Lunch with Missionaries Hotel
1:30 – 2:30 PM When the unexpected happens – are you prepared? Jim Reimer Hotel
1:30 – 2:30 PM Communication between the Missionary and Home Church Dwight Lagore Hotel
1:30 – 2:30 PM What is legal and what is ethical in doing missions on foreign soil? James Humphries Hotel

Together in the FCA


Speakers: Glenn Breitkreuz, Sedrick Brown, & Trevor Hoskins

The session will speak to the heart of what FCA is all about. You will be motivated towards better connections and tools will be provided to accomplish our goals. This is the perfect session to kick off Focalize.

Workshop | 8 Tips On Taking Your Sunday Morning Worship To The Next Level

Speaker: Mark Cole

Are you looking to grow your congregation, congregational worship, worship teams and level of excellence?
Come join Mark Cole as we look at all the main areas of worship and help you gain insight on how to grow and improve!

Workshop | Ministry & Media: Communicating in our Modern World


Speaker: Jeremy Rodriguez

In this session we will explore different social media and other mobile platforms that are available for community engagement. We will look at etiquette, best practices and different features and uses for each platform. Protecting information & personal identity is also a very important issue, we will discuss how to educate others about staying safe while staying connected.

Workshop | Administration, the forgotten gift in the Church

Speaker: Gene Enns


Pastors don’t get into ministry to do administrative work. And yet so many of them find themselves bogged down with government forms, financial details, meetings, resource requests, scheduling conflicts, building issues, etc. It makes some to ask: Why can’t we just do ministry? When we understand the role that administration plays in the church, we find that it actually provides a critical part of an effective ministry. Without healthy administration, ministries falter. This workshop will touch on theological aspects of the administrative part of the church, current expectations and challenges of church administration, and how churches can use administration to become more effective and/or efficient in carrying out their mandate.

Missions | Church Beyond Sunday Service

Speaker: David and Nicole Anderson

David and Nicole will share a recent case experience of working to help revitalise a church in Japan to become more actively outward focused, exciting the congregation to themselves become ministers and pastors of people, and transcend limiting ideas and practices of Sunday service only models. The workshop will help participants to imagine their own ideas to bring about transformation and the development of practical avenues of the life-giving grace in and beyond the boundary of the church.

Missions | Preparing your church for short term missions

Speaker: Marc and Lisa Honorat

Thinking of engaging your church in missions? Want to plan a short-term mission trip, but not sure where to start? Or are you a novice at missions, but want to enhance your team’s experience? Want to impact the world for Christ and seek to serve the people we are going to; while not cause more harm than good? We all can learn more. There are some key elements to preparing powerful, effective and life-changing mission experiences for your church that you’ll want to apply. Let’s face it. Things are different internationally and if you ask most missionaries on the field, they’ll tell you a well prepared team makes all the difference in being helpful or harmful. It is vital to your team’s dynamic to go in to the field knowing what to expect (cultural context), what you’ll learn (cultural exchange) and what you’ll receive (cultural deposit).

Missions Workshop | When the unexpected happens – are you prepared?

Moderator: Pastor Jim Reimer

Tensions are increasing around the world. What plans have you in place if a hostage situation happened? How would you handle a natural disaster, like an earthquake or extreme weather? What would you do if one of your team dies in an accident, or is killed by extremist, or falsely accused of a crime? We want to hear your stories, your protocol, and your concerns when the unexpected happens.

Missions Workshop | Communication between the Missionary and Home Church

Moderator: Dwight Lagore

Communication has never been easier, yet at the same time, it is more challenging than ever. As the world gets smaller, the communication gap is growing. Missionaries and Churches sometimes experience challenges when there is a pastoral change, financial difficulties at home, or a change of direction in the home church. In this workshop, participants will share ideas on what has worked, what has not, and effective methods that have helped in keeping the connection healthy and vibrant.

Missions Workshop | Legalities and Ethics

Moderator: Dr. James Humphries

Do you get nervous checking the little boxes on the Declaration Card just prior to touching down in a foreign land? Purpose of visit … hmmm …? Should you write, “missions,” “preaching,” “teaching,” or “tourist”? Which answer is legal, ethical or expedient? This workshop will explore the ethical and moral challenges that missionaries experience today as they go out to serve on the mission field. Due to modern day technology, your personal information and travel history are often readily available to immigration officers. In this workshop, participants will share about the challenges they have faced and overcome in being ethical and practical at the same time.