District Conference & Equip 2019

  • Event Information

    District Conference is a biennial meeting for licensed workers and church delegates in the Pacific District. This year, our annual Equip training event is being held in conjunction with District Conference.

    The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Pacific District will also be held during District Conference.

    Equip is open to the public this year and there are two unique sessions. One session is an interview with David Hearn, President of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada, and one session led by Michelle Derksen, and Mardi Dolfo-Smith is on conflict engagement.

    David Hearn will also be speaking at the evening public service on March 14th.

    • Date and Time

      May 14, 2019 - May 15, 2019

    • Address

      Vernon Alliance Church
      2601 43rd Avenue Vernon, BC

  • Schedule

    Tuesday, May 14

    11:00am Check-in Opens
    Lunch (on your own)
    1:00pm Equip Session #1
    2:30pm Break
    3:00pm Equip Session #2
    4:30pm Equip concludes
    Dinner (on your own)
    7:00pm Evening Service
    8:30pm Dessert Reception

    Wednesday, May 15

    8:!5am Check-in & Continental Breakfast
    9:00am Business Session
    10:15am Coffee Break
    10:45am Business Session
    12:00pm Lunch (provided)
    1:00pm Business Session
    3:00pm Conclusion
  • Speakers
    District Conference & Equip 2019

    Dave Hearn

    President, C&MA

    Rev. David Hearn's passion is to see The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada as a Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, and Mission-focused movement. A.B. Simpson declared, "This movement stands for a spirit of self-sacrifice, adjustment, adaptation and single-hearted love for people. We are called to a spirit so possessed with one supreme object, to gain men and women for Christ, that it sweeps over every other consideration in its overmastering purpose of love." David Hearn grew up in a godly home. In his early teens, he was confronted in a powerful way to move away from his concern with image and walk towards intimacy with God. Dave surrendered his life to Jesus and was filled with an overwhelming sense of joy. As he became a passionate follower of Jesus, he began to sense a call into church ministry. His calling was confirmed at Canadian Bible College, where he met his wife Agnes. David and Agnes have been married for over 30 years and have three daughters, two son-in-laws, and three grandchildren. They entered into their first ministry in Ontario. From 1984 to 1997, David was Senior Pastor at Bramalea Alliance Church in Brampton, Ontario. David then attended Regent College in Vancouver and received a Masters of Divinity degree. While living in British Columbia, Dave served as Lead Pastor at Lake Country Alliance in Winfield and then as Assistant District Superintendent in the Canadian Pacific District. David has also served on the national Board of Directors (1994–2000) and on District Executive Committees in the Canadian Pacific District and Eastern and Central Canadian Districts.
  • Accomodations

    Accommodations are not included. If you require accommodations, there are many hotels in Vernon, and several potential options are listed below:

    Super 8 by Wyndham
    Prestige Hotel Vernon
    Fairfield Inn & Suites Vernon
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites

    Please note that we do not have any discounted rooms or room blocks reserved.

  • Registration

    Cost: $99 per person

    Registration fees include all Equip sessions and a dessert reception on May 14th, as well as a continental breakfast and lunch on May 15th. Hotel, travel, and all other meals are not included.

    Registration deadline is May 7, 2019.

    Please read the District Conference Registration & Financial Policies.

    Registration Types

    Accredited Voting Delegates (those with debating and voting rights)

    • All official workers of the CPD
    • Churches who have adopted the Local Church Constitution of the C&MA in Canada may be represented by two lay delegates appointed by the Board of Elders. If the active membership is 150 or more, another lay delegate may be sent for each additional 100 members or fraction thereof.
    • Churches who have adopted the Constitution for Developing Churches of the C&MA in Canada may be represented by one lay delegate appointed by the District Superintendent after consultation with the Advisory Committee
    • Lay members of the District Executive Committee (DEXCOM)
    • Lay leaders of District ministries appointed by DEXCOM
    • Members of the Board of Directors of the C&MA in Canada residing in the CPD
    • International Workers on home assignment residing in the CPD

    Lay delegates appointed by their Board of Elders or Advisory Council are required to submit a completed Lay Delegate Certification Form prior to District Conference to confirm their voting rights. Please submit forms to stacyd@pacificdistrict.ca.

    Corresponding Delegates (those without debating or voting rights)

    • Members of member churches of the C&MA in Canada attending District Conference may be admitted as corresponding delegates
    • Emeritus workers of the CPD