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The Gathering 2023

The Great Exchange

All main sessions and workshops were recorded. When editing is complete, they will be added to the video page. We hope these will be great resources for you and your church. 

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

Mark 8:34-37

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Keynote Speakers


Blaine Dueck

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David Friesen

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Claude Lainey

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Conference Workshops

Attendees have three track choices for workshops on Saturday - Relevant Church, Our Culture Today, and Missions. We're excited to host a group of passionate and experienced presenters on a variety of current topics facing EMMC and the church in Canada more broadly.

Track 1 - Relevant Church

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Building a Culture
of Worship

Jonathon & Julie Wiebe,
Worship Pastor, GMC

Jonathon & Julie will be sharing in this workshop about building a thriving culture of worship and service the church well.


Practicing Presence - Learning to Support People Well

Wayne Friesen,
Recovery of Hope

​With his M.A in Counselling from Providence Seminary, Wayne has served with Recovery of Hope for 12 years and Youth For Christ for 25 years. He has a keen interest in the significance of emotional and mental health in the church. He is also passionate about both equipping vocational ministers and caring for their emotional health. Wayne has been married to Julie since 1996 and together they have three children. Wayne's play includes music and sitting in a boat with a fishing rod in his hand.  

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Cultivating a Culture of Discipleship - EMMC Resources to help your Church

Darrell Kehler, Lyn Dyck, Henry Redekopp

For the past number of years, we as EMMC have been saying that leadership development and discipleship needs to become part of our DNA. How do we practically apply this in our churches?
Come explore proven resources available
to help your church fulfill its mission!

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Track 2 - Our Culture Today

Track 3 - Missions

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