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About

Three Days of Inspiration!

- July 2016, Toronto

Downtown Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
20 years ago a church planting team moved to Toronto to start churches in Canada. Today there are five churches. Come hear the story of church planting in a very post-christian culture.

The Vision

For most of history, the church has thrived in hostile territory. It is at its best ministring from the margins of society. For the past 200+ years most of the churches in North America have enjoyed the favor of popular culture, but this is changing quickly! Let's learn from the church in the margins. God's people living for Jesus and by the Spirit is the hope of our world!

Meetings

We call them "Celebrations!" They are fast-paced and full of great biblical content to inspire and instruct you. We have assembled a team of speakers, musicians, and videographers to present Bible-based, mission focused celebrations each day of Vision Conference.

Workshops

Let's talk about church planting, leadership training, and integrated ministry in a post-christian world. Workshops are planned to give you practical tools that you can take home to your church.

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Speakers

Learn From These Experts

We have assembled a qualified team of speakers to talk about doing vital ministry in a post-Christian world.
They each have a proven track record with years of experience doing ministry from the margins.

Schedule

Friday, July 22

Registration

Evening Event Blue Jays - Mariners Baseball

Saturday, July 23

Early Morning Prayer Watch

Breakfast with CE National

Grand Ballroom West

Celebration with Caesar Kalinowski

Grand Ballroom East and Centre

Luncheon with Encompass World Partners

Grand Ballroom West

Dinner with Grace College and Seminary

Grand Ballroom West

Celebration with Neil Cole

Grand Ballroom East and Centre

City Stroll

Downtown Toronto for young leaders

Sunday, July 24

Early Morning Prayer Watch

Breakfast with Grace Connect

Grand Ballroom West

Celebration with Florent Varak and Paul Klawitter

Grand Ballroom East and Centre

Workshops

Various Locations

Pastors and Wives Luncheon

Grand Ballroom West

Women's Celebration

Grand Ballroom West

Dinner with Eagle Commission and Grace Brethren Investment Foundation

Grand Ballroom West

Celebration with Florent Varak and Paul Klawitter

Grand Ballroom East and Centre

City Stroll

Downtown Toronto for young leaders

Monday, July 25

Early Morning Prayer Watch

Breakfast with GBCanada USA

Grand Ballroom West

Workshops

Various locations

Celebration with Nathan Bryant

Grand Ballroom East and Centre

FGBC Luncheon

Grand Ballroom West

Grace Kids

Grace Kids Logo

Grace Kids will be split into three age groups. Each group will have caring and qualified adult leaders and several teenage helpers who will be sure that your kids have a great time while you enjoy the conference.

  • Nursery (infants through two year olds) will have snacks, rest time and plenty of fun.
  • Preschoolers (3-5 year olds) will enjoy the bounce house, games and puzzles, movie time, and a Bible story.
  • Elementary kids (K-6th graders) will have lots of fun being reunited with the friends they made last year. They will enjoy playing games, doing hands-on activities and learning how they can love God, love others, and share their faith! Grace Kids - Elementary will visit the Ripleys Aquarium on Sunday (extra cost).

The cost for your kids to attend is $80 for the full conference. Family discounts are also applied to your final cost. This basic cost does not include ticket and transportation cost for the elementary excursions.

When you register your child you will be asked to select specific segments for Grace Kids. If you attend a sponsored meal and select that segment for your child, he or she will be provided lunch.

We do not provide a scheduled program for Grade 7 and older. Stay tuned for some special "parties" for these teens in the daily announcements during conference. They are welcome to attend workshops and celebrations with their parents.

Full Grace Kids (nursery, preschoolers or elementary):

One Child $80
Two Children $130
Three Children $170
Four Children $200
Five Children $220
Six Children $230

(Note: family discounts are automatically deducted from your shopping cart at checkout.)

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Vision Conference Will Be Held At

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

The Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel is in the center of Toronto at 123 Queen St W.

The Sheraton is an easy walk from hundreds of restaurants and famous attractions like the CN Tower.

ALERT: our discounted block of rooms is full. However the hotel still may have rooms at their regular rate. Or you can check out nearby hotels: Hilton Toronto, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, Chelsea Hotel, Intercontinenal Hotel

Reserve your room online or by calling 888-627-7175 or 416-361-1000. Remember, the room rate is in Canadian dollars. You can see the current exchange rate HERE.

Important information about your purchases in Canada

What to do in Toronto

Getting There

Air Travel

You can fly into Toronto Airport (YYZ), Buffalo Airport (BUF )or Niagra, New York(IAG). Flying into Buffalo or Niagra may save you money on airfare and passports.

By Car

Cross the border at Detroit/Windsor or at Niagra Falls (2 locations).

Parking options... Valet parking at the hotel is around $CAD50 per day with in and out privileges. Parking at City Hall, right accross the street from the hotel (110 Queen St W) is available for around $CAN21/day during the week or $CAN8/day on weekends (without in and out privileges). Free parking is available at the 4 Points Sheraton Meadowvale (40 km away). More info...

Passports

Everyone (all ages) entering Canada by air must have a passport. People entering by car can use a passport or a passport card. Children 15 and under can enter by car with a birth certificate. Children 15 and under traveling by car without both parents should travel with a notarized permission note from both parents. Here are some links to passport information:

News


  • How Quickly Things Have Changed!

    Vision Conference 2016: Margins from Grace Brethren Churches on Vimeo.

    Why Toronto? Why now? 20 years ago a team moved to Toronto to start churches in Canada. Today there are five churches in Canada. Along the way, this team has learned some important lessons about serving Jesus in a post-Christian world. Vision Conference 2016 will be all about ministry from the Margins. See you there!


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Contact

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Use this form to send questions to the organizers of Vision Conference 2016

Contact info

FGBC, Inc.
P.O. Box 384
Winona Lake, Indiana 46590

Inqueries: 574 269 1269

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