spiritual vitality for a post-christian culture
The world has changed, and the culture in which we are doing church ministry is now increasingly post-Christian.
We are convicted that the solution is not found in new methods or systems, but in the transformation of individuals and congregations by Jesus Christ, by the will of the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Living Water to replace broken cisterns.
When we centre ourselves and our churches on a Spirit-led, vibrant Christian life, living and practicing our faith as we believe Jesus modelled, we will see personal renewal, corporate revival, and national awakening.
Who is C4 Church Conference for?
This conference is for any ministry leaders, church staff, boards, or key volunteers that have a passion for seeing the power of Jesus spread through the local church.
As we worship and learn together, we will explore what it means for a church when spiritual gifts, spiritual practices, and spiritual experiences converge in the life of a believer, and their congregation.
This conference will cover topics that show how spiritual dynamics directly affect ministry philosophy, week-in week-out church life, and organizational systems.
+ $79 regular rate
+ $69 group rate of 4+ people
+ $59 for the first 200 people + copy of new C4 Worship E.P.
Friday, May 4th
6:00 Doors open
7:00 Session #1 - Building Ministry on Places of “Guaranteed” Encounter
9:00 Session end
Saturday, May 5th
8:30 Doors open + Morning Show
9:00 Session #2 - Jesus as Our Model, Not Just Our Saviour - Part 1: Spiritual Gifts & Church Renewal
10:30 Your Choice of 5 Workshops:
Option 1: Congregational Discipleship Through Songwriting, Chris Vacher
Option 2: Spiritual Dynamics and Prayer Ministry, Nathalie Wylie
Option 3: From Preaching to Content for Groups, Lorie Hartshorn
Option 4: Moving from Prompting to Planning in Ministry, Dave Adams + Jon Thompson
Option 5: Using your Spiritual Gifts and Practical Application in Community, Joel Penney
12:00 Lunch Off Site
1:15 Session #3 - Jesus as Our Model, Not Just Our Saviour - Part 2: Spiritual Disciplines & God-Given Vision
2:30 Session #4 - God Help Us- What Next? Engaging our Ministries with these Uncomfortable Truths
Jon is the Preaching & Vision Pastor at C4 Church. Under Jon’s leadership, C4 is characterized by dynamic Biblical teaching, vibrant community groups, compelling media, and powerful times in worship. With an insatiable love for learning, Jon has a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary, Toronto and a Doctorate of Missiology from Fuller Seminary, California.
Jon is passionate about the local church all over the earth. He’s lived in or visited over 40 countries for missions and adventure. His focus is following after Christ and seeing the local Church rise up in diversity, holiness, and freedom. From his studies, ministry experience, and missions Jon has been applying what he’s learned to C4 Church. He has consolidated decades of insight, practice, and academic study into the content for his main sessions this year at C4 Conference.
Jon is married to Joanna Eaton-Thompson, and together they have 3 school-aged kids and a dog that has more coats that he does.