The antidote to our PR problem


“Sex after Church: hope and sexuality for the redemptive community” Plenary Paul Cumin gave was a full and engaging presentation of how the church needs to be a community that provides space for healthy sexuality to be lived… Read More

How to ground difficult conversations


“How the Meeting House Engages the LGBTQ Community” Workshop Bruxy Cavey followed up his Thursday evening plenary address with a Friday morning workshop that was set up as a Q and A session to answer questions about how… Read More

Lord, help me teach about sexuality


“Teaching Teens about Sexuality” Workshop Janessa Giesbrecht is the passionate and articulate youth pastor at Fort Garry MB Church here in Winnipeg. (She’s also an amazing van driver.) Here are a few of my thoughts in response to… Read More

What would happen if our churches were absent of the Holy Spirit?


“Glorious Sex” Workshop How do I see God at work in my life? How does my dependence on God translate into my relationship to those around me? Or the world in my midst? What does this have to… Read More

It matters HOW we talk


“Clarity in a Culture of Shame” Workshop As Christian brothers and sisters, it matters HOW we talk to and with each other. In this workshop that looked at shame related to sexual identity, Columbia Bible College professor David… Read More

Unity in Diversity


“ Abundance, Responsibility and Provision” Bible study Eyes closed, we listen to the reading of Genesis 2:4-25 attempting to allow our five senses to engage in this creation account. I offer this description as a picture of what… Read More

Sex talk in church

“Sex and the City of God” Workshop In this session, Canadian Mennonite University professor Justin Neufeld offered an engagement of some philosophical understandings through three narratives of sexuality with a focus on reproduction. There was a lot of… Read More

Let’s talk about sex


“The World Through the Eyes of a College Student” Workshop Terry Doerksen (youth and young adults pastor, Westwood, Winnipeg) and Erin Thiessen (resident dean, Trinity Western University, Langley) combined forces with four Winnipeg young adults to have an… Read More

When we count ourselves among the broken


“Spiritual Friendship” Workshop At the end of the Academy award-winning movie The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, mathematician and inventor of the modern computer, there is a scene that haunted me. After brilliantly enabling Britain… Read More

Study Conference Day 2 Photos