October 14-15, 2016

Church on the Queensway, Toronto

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Change Conference is celebrating the 12th year of INSPIRING and EMPOWERING young people to make a difference in their world. We believe that Canadian teens and young adults can change their world and make a life long impact in their churches and communities. Brought to you by the Canadian Youth Network. 

Friday Night Change Party

OCTOBER 14th 2016

The focus of Friday Night at Change Conference is to clearly share the GOSPEL of Jesus. The “party” atmosphere is designed as a fun, exciting, creative and an overall welcoming place for Christian students to bring their friends.

Saturday Conference

OCTOBER 15th 2016

The Saturday Conference offers a focus on leadership, equipping and empowering. We welcome Peter Yoon, Phil Cann & Mike Miller as the Keynote speakers with the Brooke Nicholls Band to lead in musical worship. We are looking forward to bringing back an additional time frame called 7- TALKS to bring a greater experience and opportunity for the Discussion Group leaders to communicate their specific topic.

Come to our Friday Night Change Party and/or Saturday Conference. Better yet – come for both.

Join us at Change Conference 2016 and discover how you can CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

Change Conference 2016 Lineup

Mike REAL

Phil Cann

NF

Peter Yoon

Brooke Nicholls

Mike Miller

Conference Details

Friday Night Party

6:30 - Doors Open

7:00 - Pre-Party and Youth Leaders Meeting

7:30 - Friday Night Change Party

Featuring Mike REAL, Phil Cann, NF & more.

Saturday Conference

8:30am - Doors Open

9:00am - Session 1

Peter Yoon and the Brooke Nicholls Band

10:30am - Break

11:00am - Session 2

Phil Cann and the Brooke Nicholls Band

12:30pm - Lunch Break

1:45pm - 7 Talks

3:00pm - Break

3:30pm - Discussion Forums

5:00pm - Dinner Break

6:30pm - Session 3

Mike Miller and the Brooke Nicholls Band

8:30pm - Conference Ends

Change Conference Sponsors

The Change Conference is made possible by our amazing sponsors.

Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or having an exhibit space at Change Conference 2016, please contact Olivia Bronson at olivia@changeconference.com

Directions & Location: 1536 The Queensway in Etobicoke

From the North

Hwy 427 South is accessible from the 401 East or West. Follow it South to the Queensway Exit. Turn left and proceed east to 1536 The Queensway, located directly across from IKEA.

From the East

Proceed on the QEW Westbound until you reach the Kipling Ave. exit North. Make a left at the Queensway and follow it until you reach 1536 The Queensway, located on your right.

From the West

Proceed on the QEW Eastbound until you reach the Evans / West Mall exit. Follow the West Mall until you reach The Queensway. Turn right and proceed east to 1536 The Queensway, located on your left.

Church on the Queensway

1536 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON
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Breakout Speakers

Joey Molloy

Joey Molloy has been leading The MET’s Youth Ministry (METYouth) with heartfelt enthusiasm since 2002. Joey has a passion for ministering to teenagers and has done so for more than 20 years. He has a strong understanding of the unique challenges facing today’s adolescents and has dedicated himself to supporting the needs of youth and their families. Prior to his return to Ottawa, he was in Sault Ste Marie for five years. A graduate of Briercrest Bible College with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry, Joey was ordained in 1999. He has completed his Masters of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry. Joey is married to Sheryl and they have two vibrant teenage boys, Samuel and Liam, and one wonderful little Princess, Eleyana.

Brooke Nicholls

For Canadian Worship Leader and Songwriter Brooke Nicholls, the goal has always been to help people experience freedom through Worship. From humble beginnings in rural churches in her hometown Chatham, ON, to now traveling and leading in Churches and ministries across Canada and beyond, Brooke’s heart remains the same; to usher people into transformative encounters with the spirit of God. Brooke currently serves as a staff Worship Leader at C4 Church in Ajax, ON, where 2,000 come through the doors on a weekly basis.

Kevin White

Kevin’s passion is for youth and their families to be spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially healthy. He is enthusiastic about engaging the community and empowering young people to use their strengths for God’s kingdom. His love of the arts also continues to shine through drama, rapping and playing instruments. Yourfriendlyneighbourhoodyouthpastor’s responsibilities include oversight of Cornerstone’s incredible YouthQuest Junior and Senior High students (Markham Ontario), mentoring families by providing training and resources, and directing sports and recreation ministries for community youth. He enjoys, cycling, basketball, running, and playing scrabble on his phone (I know, right?!). He attended York University and Tyndale. He resides in Markham with his beauitiful wife Michelle. Contact Kevin at kevin@cornerstonechurch.ca

Tim Teakle

Tim Teakle is with Alpha Canada’s Youth Department.  His role involves partnering with churches, ministries and organizations to work towards the dream of Alpha Youth, which is that every student in Canada would have a chance to hear the Good News about Jesus!

Before working for Alpha, Tim was a youth pastor for 10 years, and has been involved in youth ministry for over 15 years.  Tim and his beautiful wife Carolyn have 2 kids, 2 fish, and a cat named Yoda.

Logan Gates

Logan Gates is an OCCA Fellow with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Canada. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Oxford alongside two years of study at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). He also holds a BA in Political and Social Thought and Latin American Studies from the University of Virginia.

His interests include the historical Jesus, Christian responses to atheism, and the relationship between science and faith. Logan’s passion is to help others see the beauty of a personal relationship with Jesus by responding to tough questions about the Christian faith. Previously based in Nicaragua with the non-profit ORPHANetwork, Logan speaks Spanish and French and has spoken on university missions across Europe and North America.  

Matt Baker

“When he’s not fighting for the WWE Championship Belt, juggling with fire, or figuring out the Caramilk secret, Matt is the Youth Pastor at Southside Worship Centre in Ajax.  With over 15 years of Youth ministry experience, Matt has a passion for students to understand the true love of Christ and to allow that love to fuel them towards bringing Jesus’ message of love and hope to those they encounter in their lives.

Matt lives in Oshawa with his wife Candace and their 9 year old son, Bayley.  Matt is super stoked to be back at Change Conference this year and is praying for everyone there to have an incredible encounter with Jesus.”

Adam Clarke

Currently, Adam serves as the Director of Family Discipleship in the Children’s Ministry at The Peoples Church in Toronto, Ontario. Adam also is a coach for Lead 222 Canada which strives to disciple new leaders who will teach others, and he has also ghost-written on three books that engage youth and families as they navigate their faith with culture. Adam has a beautiful wife, Amy, and loves living in midtown Toronto as they enjoy connecting with their neighbors and living in a great city. On his spare time, you can normally find him in Starbucks with a coffee and a good book.

Adam has a beautiful wife, Amy, and loves living in midtown Toronto as they enjoy connecting with their neighbors and living in a great city. On his spare time, you can normally find him in Starbucks with a coffee and a good book.

Dave Lombardo

Dave pastors a vibrant group of students and leaders at The Peoples Church in Toronto, ON.  He is passionate about communicating the Word of God in a way that makes it accessible to all, proves its relevance in today’s culture, and desires to see individuals young and old turn to Jesus.

Dave and his wife Sandra live in the Greater Toronto Area with their sons Jack and Sam.

Kelly Tam

Kelly’s a Pastor at Richmond Hill Christian Community Church (RHCCC) where she walks life with high school students. She’s passionate about music, watching football and impacting the next generation. Kelly’s been involved with youth ministries for almost a decade.  She lives in the Greater Toronto Area with her husband and 2 rowdy boys. Connect with her at @kellyjtam!

Shelly Lyons

Shelly serves with Wycliffe Bible Translators as National Director of Mobilization. She is passionate about seeing God’s Word transform the Bibleless people of the world. Her role with Wycliffe sees her engaging young adults to be involved in God’s plan to reach the nations. Shelly and her husband Shane live in Oxford NS.

Verdell Goulding

Verdell serves as the National Director of Mobilization for OMF Canada. He is passionate about seeing people across Canada discerning God’s calling upon their lives and fulfilling their potential in sharing Christ with the nations. He and his wife and young son live in Toronto, ON.

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Consider attending Change 2016, a conference to spiritually awaken and transform you, your community and the world. If you have any questions about individual or group registration, please email info@changeconference.com or call 905-476-0967.

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$10

Friday Night Change Party

October 14th, 2016
Until October 7th (Goes up to $15 after)

$30

Saturday Change Conference

Oct. 15th, 2016
Until October 7th (Goes up to $40 after)

$40

Friday and Saturday

Oct. 14th & 15th, 2016
Until October 7th (Goes up to $50 after)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is it that runs Change Conference?
Change Conference is hosted and organized by the Canadian Youth Network.
How do I become a sponsor/exhibitor?
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or having an exhibit space at Change Conference 2016, please contact Olivia Bronson at olivia@changeconference.com
Who is the Canadian Youth Network?
The Canadian Youth Network is a grassroots ministry that has the vision that every teen in Canada has a chance to experience the love of God, respond to the gospel and be discipled in a spiritually healthy church.  CYN exists to serve Canadian churches by supporting YOUTH LEADERS as they develop spiritually healthy teens.
For how many years has Change Conference been taking place?
This year marks the 12th annual Change Conference in its 1.5 day evangelism evening and empowerment day format. It began as an extension of the annual one night Change Your World event which began in 2002.
Why did CYN begin the Change Conference?
Change Conference began as a result of CYN listening to a common theme among youth leaders that there was very little being offered to inspire and empower leadership level teens and young adults. This event has been welcoming speakers and communicators from around the world to pour into the lives of young leaders in Canada.
What are the Focus Groups on the Saturday Schedule?
We provide a 1.5 hour opportunity for individuals to go into one of several focus groups. These sessions allow for Q&A as well as up close and personal contact with session leaders in an interactive learning environment. This year’s focus groups include topics such as [apologetics, social justice, self image, evangelism and many more.]
What is the purpose of Friday Night Change?
In a word: Evangelism. CYN is excited to offer Friday Night Change as an opportunity for youth groups to invite their non-Christian friends. This event will exciting and full of fun surprises!  The night also features the amazing musical talents of NF and speaker Phil Cann! However, at the core of the evening is the clear and relevant message of the gospel.
Will there be counseling for those that make first time decisions?
This event is designed to serve youth groups and leaders. Our belief is that the youth leader should be the first and main connection with their students. If you are bringing non-Christian students their you and your leaders need to be prepared to offer any “counselling” needed for those in your group. That being said, we will distribute follow up material provided by the Billy Graham Association of Canada, Bibles from Canadian Bible Society and will do our best to serve individuals as needed. We will also have a prayer room available for use throughout the conference.
What is the targeted audience/age group for Change 2016?
Our target audience is mainly high school age young people, but Change has also become a gathering to inspire and empower emerging young adult leaders in their 20s and 30s.
Why is the price so low?
CYN works hard to raise money through donors and sponsors to keep the price affordable for youth and leaders to participate in the full weekend.  The $10 for Friday night also allows for youth to pay for their non Christian friends to attend.

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Change Conference is brought to you by the Canadian Youth Network. The Canadian Youth Network is a non-profit charity that pastors youth pastors, provides coaching for youth leaders, runs events and creates/promotes resources to assist youth leaders in guiding teens to put their hope in Jesus. For more questions, please visit our website.

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