Individual registration is required to attend one of eleven FREE workshops. Read more about each available workshop below and click here to sign up.
Afterwards, drop in and check out women’s ministries resources in Classroom 2301 (12 – 1 pm)

Family Discipleship 

Classroom # 2311

The 21st century is increasingly complex, with many of us feeling at a loss as to how to pass on our faith to our children and grandchildren.  We feel intimidated by the confusing messages from culture which conflict with Biblical teachings.  Panic can set in when one of our kids declares:  “This just doesn’t make sense anymore!  How can we still believe this?”

Join us, along with our 15 year old daughter Miriam, as we discuss how to make family discipleship work in today’s world.  Miriam will share some of her insights as a teen growing up in a Christian home.  We’ll explore how current world trends are impacting the spiritual health of our families. This may be a scary time for us as parents and grandparents – but it is also an incredibly exciting time as God the Holy Spirit moves in fresh and powerful ways!


Majors David and April McNeilly

Majors David and April McNeilly have been corps officers/senior pastors for 20 years.  They have recently received appointments to The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters, David as Territorial Secretary for Corps Ministries, and April as Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development.  They have four daughters:  Rebekah is 23, Hannah is 20, Rachel is 18, and Miriam is 15.

Spiritual Renewal

Classroom # 2504

Today in Canada fewer people than ever value being part of a church. Yet many of these people still consider themselves deeply spiritual, and many of them are.  But why are they distancing themselves from Christian Churches?  Why is the Christian Church in the west in such sharp decline and what’s the solution?  Spiritual renewal – and this renewal begins with me and it begins with you!  Join us in exploring what contributes to spiritual renewal and how we can connect to Jesus so that His rich life flows in us – truly making us vibrantly alive!

Lts. Rob and Jennifer Henson

Currently they are appointed to West Kelowna, where they are planting a corps.  Along with their two sons, Elijah (11) and Isaac (8), they are discovering how to be fully devoted followers of Christ who desire to bear witness to His goodness and glory in community with others on the same journey.

Leading Through Change and Uncertainty

Classroom # 2301

Increasingly, leaders are called on to lead within the context of significant, ongoing change. In this workshop we will look at some of the challenges and opportunities leaders must navigate to provide clarity around purpose, people and processes in the midst of uncertainty, and the critical role of building and maintaining trust.


Dr. Marjory Kerr

A lifelong salvationist Dr. Kerr became President of Booth University College in 2016. Marjory holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo, is a registered psychologist, an executive coach, and holds membership in several professional associations, including service as a past Chair of the Canadian Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Pastoral Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

Classroom # 2506

In this workshop we will discuss the realities of MAiD and seek to answer the question: How can members of the church community walk with people who are impacted by MAiD so that they will experience God’s presence?

Dr. Gloria J. Woodland

Gloria is the Chaplaincy Program Director at ACTS Seminaries of TWU and an Assistant Professor of Chaplaincy Studies and Spiritual Care. Gloria received her Doctor of Ministry from Providence Theological Seminary in 2011 with a specialty in Pastoral Counselling. Gloria also serves as a sessional instructor for Booth University College in Winnipeg, teaching in the Chaplaincy Certificate Program.

Bouncing Back: Building Brain & Body Resilience

Classroom # 2306

This seminar will 1) give a quick overview of Emotional Intelligence and how awareness helps manage emotions and
2) introduce attendees to 20 helpful tips that anyone can use to increase resilience and manage everyday stress and anxiety.  This seminar will introduce participants to some exciting tools from the field of neuroscience.

Captain Barb Stanley

Barb has been part of the Pastoral Services Department since 2008 and enjoys connecting with Officers and their families. Having graduated in 1992 with her Masters in counselling, Barb integrates ministry, therapy and spiritual development in her role at Pastoral Services.   One of her greatest joys is teaching, and more specifically the ability to give people tools for life and ministry. Barb and her husband Mark live in Toronto with their youngest son, Jacob. Their oldest son Ben serves with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Stepping into the Circle: Indigenous Leadership Principles

Classroom # 2314

Despite 500 years of missionary contact in this nation, there remains a conspicuous lack of Indigenous leadership in the church. It is essential to develop an intentional cultivation of indigenous leaders through the examination of some of the contributing factors and obstacles to overcome.  Identification of some strength of traditional Indigenous leadership values and the application to developing leaders within the church context will also be discussed.



Major Shari Russell

Shari is Saulteaux (Anishinaabe) from Yellow Quill First Nation. As a Salvation Army Officer, she currently serves as the Territorial Indigenous Ministries Consultant

Collaborative Art Project

Classroom # 2508

In this workshop 30 people will participate in creating a 6’ x 6’ collaborative art piece that will be displayed at The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters to mark the memory of the 2019 Congress and Commission, Compassion: moved by the impulse of love.

Michelle Stoney

Michelle Stoney was raised in the Gitxsan territory, in the house of Delgamuukw. Michelle works mainly in the medium of acrylic painting and metal sculpture. Michelle completed her Bachelors of fine arts degree from the Emily Carr University of art and Design in 2012. She has been awarded the YVR Art foundation award in 2009, as well as being selected as the YVR banner contest in 2013. With the teachings of her late Grandfather (Victor Mowatt), she has moved back to her community and is currently working on a mountain series of Stygyoden (Roche de boule) as well as teaching painting to the surrounding villages.

Welcoming Space

Performance Theatre

The Salvation Army recognizes the value of people of every age, culture, ethnicity, economic status, physical or intellectual ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We are called to practice a compassionate, grace-filled, and enduring welcome wherever we worship and in every form of ministry. How to do this is not always obvious or easy. In this workshop we will actively engage in practical conversations about how we can fully live into this calling.

Dr. James E. (Jim) Read

Jim has been Executive Director of The Salvation Army Ethics Centre in Winnipeg since 1994, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Booth University College since 1982, and a Senior Policy Analyst for the Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission in New York since 2008.  Since 2015 he has also been the chair of the International Moral and Social Issues Council, the first lay Salvationist to chair any of the General’s councils. With his wife Laurie, Jim has been a soldier at Heritage Park Temple in Winnipeg for the past 36 years, and CSM there for 13 of those years.

Dr. Aimee Patterson

Aimee is a proud graduate of Booth University College. She earned a PhD in religious ethics at McGill University. Her role as Consultant, Christian Ethics at the Ethics Centre includes formal and informal teaching, supporting the territorial Social Issues Committee, and ongoing engagement in capacity-building in ethics. Aimee works to see that Salvationists nurture skills in the practical application of ethics, especially in a time when difficult, sensitive issues are on the rise. Aimee is happily married to a Christian minister and has two children.

Care for Orphans  

Classroom # 2309

What does the Bible’s charge to “care for the orphan and fatherless” mean to us in 2019? Who are the “orphan and fatherless” in Canada?  How does this relate to foster care and adoption? Why get involved at all? And what does it take to do something effective? No matter what your age, stage or station in life, you are called to be engaged. Be encouraged by the stories of unlikely individuals who became engaged in this work and how God has used their availability over their abilities to impact the lives of vulnerable children. This workshop will address the “why” and “how” of living our Biblical “orphan care” mandate in Canada. You’ll leave encouraged, inspired and equipped with practical tools to begin implementing intentional strategies in whatever your home context may be.

Brandalyn Musial

Called from a successful career as a professional marine biologist, to exploring how the Church can effectively live out the call of James 1:27.  Brandalyn is passionate about the power of Orphan Sunday and BRAVE events, she works to equip churches as the Canadian Orphan/Stand Sunday Coordinator, Advocate for vulnerable children and church mobilization and trained TBRI Practitioner through Texas Christian University Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.

Captain Lisa Barnes

Lisa is passionate about Social Justice, loving those in the margins and sharing Jesus. As a Corps Officer/pastor she remembers her first contact with The Salvation Army, a food box, as her mother was caught in the grip of addiction.   She has ministered in Portland Oregon, San Francisco, Salinas California, Phoenix Arizona and now in the Seattle White Center neighborhood.  She has her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling for Christian Ministries.

Lisa is the author of a book called Love to a Whore’s Daughter; Life and Faith Through the Lens of Grace and Redemption. She also wrote a guided journal called BRAVE; Thoughts and Acts.  Which will be on sale during this workshop.

Engaging Scripture: Swiping Right in an Otherwise Ambiguous Culture

Classroom # 2528

Have you ever wondered if the Bible is really applicable to your life and culture as a young person? Have you asked yourself, ‘does scripture have anything to say to my circumstances and challenges, and if so how do I read it in a way that I can understand the guidance it offers?’
In this workshop we will deal with two important issues: 1) the primacy of scripture in the life of a Christian; and 2) how to read and engage with Scripture in a way that results in practical understanding, and guidance for day to day living. Our time together will consist of a little bit of history, a portion of theology and theory, and an opportunity for practical application. At the end of it the hope is that all of us will emerge with better understanding of the importance of Scripture, and practical tools and skills to apply it and have it give guidance to daily living.

The Canada Bermuda Youth team is a great group of gifted individuals that represent decades of experience in many different facets of children and youth ministry. The team holds a collective passion for the Kingdom of God and actively pursues a driving goal of seeing The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda producing CHRIST-centred, OTHERS-focused disciples.


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