When & Where Was It Held?
The Canadian National Gathering was held at The Kings University in Edmonton, Alberta from May 24-26, 2019. It was a prayer-filled event that built upon the work that began in Waterloo, Ont., in May 2016 at the previous Canadian National Gathering. It also included sharing ministry stories, identifying priorities, and inspiring local, regional, and denominational ministries to take bold steps into the future that God is calling us to.
Each Canadian classis was asked to send delegates to this meeting.
The selection process began in congregations, with each Canadian CRC asked to provide at least least one nominee for their classis to consider. The leadership team of each classis then reviewed the nominees and made a selection based on the nominee's written statements, the ministry work being done by nominees locally and regionally, and a desire to reflect diversity.
An invitation was sent to those who were selected and they participated in a deliberate discernment process between January and May, 2019. For additional information about the gathering and what is expected of attendees, please read our FAQ document.
The Canadian National Gathering was a time of spiritual discernment and reflection to determine bold steps for the next phase of ministry locally and nationally for the Christian Reformed Church. Participants received communication from the planning team about how to prepare for this meeting. Watch a sermon from the Canadian National Gathering here. You may also find the following documents to be helpful.
Canadian National Gathering 2016 Report
Our Journey 2020
Strategic Planning and Adaptive Change Taskforce (SPACT) Report
Post Gathering Material
Here are a few resources that you can use to learn about the Canadian National Gathering or share with others about your experience: