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World Concerns Day

"Going the Extra Mile"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Plenary Speaker: Mike Gordon

Originally from Toronto, Mike is passionate about telling people about the truth of the Gospel that changed his life. Mike didn’t grow up in a Christian home, and from his young teen years, got mixed up with the wrong crowd.

However, after a few years of living this way, Mike was invited to a basketball outreach program put on by a local church and through that began to connect with the local youth pastor and church community. It wasn’t until a mission trip to Mexico, in 2002, that Mike had an encounter with the Holy Spirit and began to live his life fully for the cause of the Gospel.

Mike eventually found himself enrolled at Bible College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Theology and is now an ordained minister. Mike’s passion to speak is fueled by his love for Jesus and his love for people. In 2012, Mike moved from his full-time pastoral commitments to pursue a call to full-time Christian speaking.

Mike’s speaking engagements have given him many opportunities to travel from coast to coast and around the world. With his conservative theology yet dynamic approach to speaking, Mike consistently speaks to every age bracket in different settings from festivals, concerts, conferences, Bible colleges, Sunday morning church services, retreats, camps, workshops, schools, TED Talks, and rallies.

When Mike isn’t travelling he can be found at home in London, ON investing in his community. His most recent ministry initiative is called 2230, which is geared towards young professionals and is one of the fastest growing professional ministries in the country.

ACSI is excited to welcome Mike as the main speaker for the World Concerns Day conference this year!

Visit Mike's website: https://www.mike-gordon.ca/

World Concerns Day 2017 Registration

Registration Fee:

  • $17 per student (includes a snack)

Lunch Options

  • Meal tickets will be available for purchase on Registration Day (cash only):
    • $7/person for Kingswood Dining Hall (indicate number of guests)
    • $4/person for grades 7-8 at Sussex Christian School Dining Hall (indicate number of guests)
  • Free for Grade 12 students attending Kingswood session (indicate number of students)
  • BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch)
  • For those with special dietary needs, please bring your own lunch.
Payment Options:
 
  • On the event day, bring cheques for Registration payable to:
    "ACSI Eastern Canada"
  • Meal tickets will be available at Registration for cash-purchase only.
 

Seminar Descriptions

This seminar is designed to help us honour God by upholding a biblical view of marriage while helping Christians adequately reflect Christ's love to the LGBTQIA+ people. We will aim to nourish our faith identity to reach others with our faith, while being sensitive to maintaining healthy biblical boundaries. Dr. Cooper (both a psychologist and a pastor) will use case study research to help us understand the phenomenon of Gender Dysphoria.

Of the three major cultural moral frameworks in the world, we tend to feel that our own is the most common, or perhaps even the “best.” Understanding how we think plays a huge role in beginning to understand how others think; these perceptions drive how people understand the Gospel — and in fact, how we present it. Grant will highlight the differences between these cultural frameworks and show the tension that can exist in communication as a result.

Statically the greatest cause of injury and death among Canada’s First Peoples results from the devastating impact of suicide. An all to common tragedy, few First Nations and Inuit people live untouched in some way by the painful impact of suicide in their communities. Jason and Frank will address the importance of worldview and the cultural influences that contribute to this and the tensions provided through a Biblical worldview.

It's believed that over 27 million people are enslaved around the world today. In order to stop it, we have to be able to talk about it, and more than that, we have to be able to recognize it. We'll look at the different forms of trafficking far away and here at home. We'll look at ways you can get involved in the fight for freedom. Proverbs 31:8-9 says, "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

Have you ever just wanted God to "fill in the blank" when it comes to His will for you life? Maybe you are reading this, and you have a lot of decisions on your plate. You're feeling a little stressed out because you want to make the right choice. What school to go to? What career to pursue? Who to date? It feels like you have a thousand doors you could walk through, but you don't know which one is God's plan. You  wish God could just Fill in the Blank to make it easier because it all feels so complicated in this moment. But what if God has already filled in the blanks? And what if it's not as complicated as we make it out to be? Join us as we tackle this thought and what it looks like your life.

In a world where everything has a price and materialism is king, 85 Million children work in the worst forms of child slavery, but we can change this. Uncover how our everyday lives, are touched by this important issue in this session.  Learn how we as young Christian world shapers can speak hope and act in the fight against forced child labour and trafficking.

Can you really make a difference one swipe at a time? You can if you use your social media interactions to connect your "talk" to your "walk." There are hundreds of opportunities to make a difference on the Internet everyday. This talk will help you navigate what's out there to choose wisely.

What can God use? Can He use our gifts, talents, and abilities? Ms. Laura will demonstrate how her “world famous” ventriloquist dummy has helped her share the Gospel to thousands of boys and girls.

This is a specific talk used in Uganda and the Philippian islands in public schools to teach boys and girls about the true Jesus Christ. Ms. Laura demonstrates the CROSSTALK, so that our students may use it in their spheres of influence.

 

 

Time DescriptionLocation
9:00 to 9:30 Registration at Wesley Hall and Visit Mission Exhibits
9:30 to 10:45 Opening Assembly
Who’s Your Neighbour? – Mike Gordon
Saunders Irving Chapel
10:45 to 11:15 Enter to Win a KUSwagPack – at KU Booth in Foyer of Chapel
SNACKS AND VISIT MISSION EXHIBITS
Grade 7-8 go to Sussex Christian School
Sessions with Laura Bonney: Don’t Forget Your Toolbox & CROSSTALK
SEMINAR OPTIONSROOM
Session I
11:15 to 12:00
Seminar 1 Gender in Crisis – Dr. Warwick Cooper Chapel
Seminar 2 The Gospel for Honour/Shame Cultures – Grant Fawcett S-203
Seminar 3 Canada’s First Nations & Inuit People – Jason Boucher & Frank Ward S-202
Seminar 4 No One Should Be eXpendable! (Human Trafficking) – Joanna Doak S-204
Seminar 5 Dear God (Fill in the Blank) – Mike GordonS-205
Seminar 6No Child For Sale – Leanne PrescottS-201
Seminar 7Social Media, Social Justice – Dr. Marsha Boyd-Mitchell & Marleigh LeeWesley Hall Classroom
12:15 to 1:00 LUNCH & VISIT MISSION EXHIBITS
Session II
1:15 to 2:00
Seminar 1 Gender in Crisis – Dr. Warwick Cooper Chapel
Seminar 2 The Gospel for Honour/Shame Cultures – Grant Fawcett S-203
Seminar 3 Canada’s First Nations & Inuit People – Jason Boucher & Frank Ward S-202
Seminar 4 No One Should Be eXpendable! (Human Trafficking) – Joanna Doak S-204
Seminar 5 Dear God (Fill in the Blank) – Mike GordonS-205
Seminar 6No Child For Sale – Leanne PrescottS-201
Seminar 7Social Media, Social Justice – Dr. Marsha Boyd-Mitchell & Marleigh Lee Wesley Hall Classroom
1:45 to 2:00Grades 7-8 Return from SCS
2:15 to 2:45Closing Assembly
KUSwagPack Winner Announced

Action Point – Mike Gordon
Saunders Irving Chapel

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