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Purely Canadian Youth Workers Conference

October 30 - November 1, 2015

Purely Canadian is a conference for youth workers—both volunteers and youth pastors— who serve God in Canada. All our presenters are actively involved in ministry regularly and bring a very hands-on approach to their teaching. We are here to serve you. Come and join us for a great time of inspiration and learning.

Our theme this year is "Reckess Love."

Conference Main Session Speaker

Dave Currie
Dr. Dave Currie has been a youth and young adults pastor as well as a seminary professor. He has spoken into many lives as the host of Marriage Uncensored. For over 10 years he and his wife Donalyn have led a ministry called Doing Family Right, allowing them to fulfill their calling to strengthen marriages and build stronger families.

For more details see the conference brochure.

PCYWC2013 RegisterThe 11th member of your group is free!

Cost: $150 per person, tax included (after Oct 16, price increases to $175)

Accommodation Information

  • Pricing does not include meals except for Saturday Brunch and snacks. Meals are available on campus or at local restaurants.
  • Some rooms are available on Prairie Campus at $30.00+GST per night, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to reserve.
  • Conference rates available at The Best Western (403-443-7889| 1-877-443-7744) and Super 8 (403-443-8888). Please call ahead to check for availability.

For maps and directions, click here.

Note: If you prefer to register on a paper form, a registration form can be downloaded here. Print it out and send it to us by fax or mail. For registration and contact information, e-mail Al Mertes, Professor of Youth Ministry at Prairie College. For more information about Prairie's Youth Ministry programs, please click here.

Workshops (see conference brochure above for schedule)

Breakout A (Friday Evening)

1. Reckless Actions of a Teenager’s Brain
Kevin Peters - Professor at Prairie College

2. Showing Reckless Love to Those Around You
Dan Schuster - Director of Jesus Loves You Society

3. 10 Ways of Showing Reckless Love as a Small Group Leader
Brody Jesperson - Youth Pastor in Lethbridge

4. Reckless Love for Children
Sherry Jensen - Children's Pastor

5. Dealing with Tough Issues of Reckless Teens
Matt Wilks - Barefoot Ministries

Breakout B (Saturday Morning)

1. Pt. 1: Having Tough Conversations with Parents | Teens | Sr. Pastors
Kevin Peters - Professor at Prairie College

2. Bringing Prayer Alive in Your Teens’ Lives
Joslyn Freeman - Chaplain at Bearspaw Christian School

3. What a Youth Pastor Needs from His Team
Dan Schroeder - Youth Pastor at Okotoks

4. Worship that Connects | Heart, Soul and Mind

5. Dealing with ‘Reckless Teenage Boys’
Jordan Cavanaugh - Youth Pastor at Crossroads Church, Red Deer

Breakout C (Saturday Afternoon)

1. Pt. 2: Having Tough Conversations with Parents | Teens | Sr. Pastors
Kevin Peters - Professor at Prairie College

2. Reckless Fun and Games
Gordon Russell - Director at Camp Little Red

3. Being a Great Small Group Leader to Reckless Teens 
Broder Jesperson - Youth Pastor in Lethbridge

4. Developing and Empowering Teens to Lead in a Reckless World
Jonathan Klein - Youth Pastor at First Alliance Church

5. Dealing with ‘Reckless Teenage Girls’
Julie Cavanaugh - Youth Pastor at Crossroads Church, Red Deer

Breakout D (Saturday Afternoon)

1. The Recklessness of Pornography “It’s worse than you think”
Dr. Dave Curie - Doing  Family Right

2. Minute to Win It Challenge | Win an iPad Mini
Al Mertes - Professor at Prairie College

3. Prayer Chapel open for time to connect with God
Self Directed - Elizabeth Elliot Prayer Chapel

Breakout E (Sunday Morning)

1. Letting God Minister to your Reckless Heart
Dan Schroeder - Youth Pastor, Okotoks

2. Reckless Love for Children (Repeat session)
Sherry Jensen - Children's Pastor

3. Bringing Faith and Family into Youth Ministry
Matt Wilks - Barefoot Ministries

4. Building Reckless Trust with your Team and Staff
Jonathan Klein - Youth Pastor at First Alliance Church

5. Being Quiet Before God | Rest and Reflect
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