ALL about building stronger marriages and families — both our own and those in our church and community. We invite you to take a look at our lineup of guest speakers and elective workshops. You can join us for one day or both. Let’s work together to bring help and hope to the families in our churches and communities!
Focus on Marriage
Seasons of Marriage — Since all marriages move from one season to another, FamilyLife Canada Directors, Neil and Sharol Josephson, will present practical strategies on how to identify the season you’re in and how to move to warmer places!
Registration and Appy Hour (childcare check-in).
Please make your own childcare arrangements for Saturday.
Neil and Sharol will help couples to identify what “season of marriage” they are in. They will outline five practical strategies to assist couples in enriching their relationship. Couples will learn principles and be given practical tools to invest in the marriages in their community. Regardless of how long a couple has been married, every marriage can benefit from this inspiring talk.
Neil and Sharol speak at marriage and family conferences and coach couples in all seasons to pursue God’s best in their relationships. They teach from the wisdom of God’s word, the best of modern research and a wide range of life experiences. Neil and Sharol have pastored in Saskatchewan, BC and California. At other times, Neil served as the President of Covenant Bible College for 16 years while Sharol was a TV news anchor and producer as well as the Canadian Director of Operation Christmas Child. Married in 1978, the Josephsons now live in Pitt Meadows, BC, the same town as their two married sons, wonderful daughters-in-law and 3 awesome grandkids. Every day they pray 2 things: that couples in need would find help and hope through Jesus Christ and that healthy couples would ‘get in the game’ to bring help and hope to someone else.
This day of interactive learning is for everyone who longs to gain understanding and skills to improve their parenting. It’s also for those who want to bring help and hope to other parents in their community.
How is the face of the family changing in our society today, and why does it matter? This session will walk through a Canadian family narrative informed by 40 years of Canadian data. It will explore how the social sciences are being applied to interpret that narrative, to contemplate what are the best questions we should be pursuing in an attempt to minister to people in our cultural moment and beyond. You and your spouse will leave encouraged!
David Hunt is the BC Director at Cardus, a leading social policy research institute. He holds a Master of Public Policy from SFU and a Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction) from KPU, where he was the Dean’s Medal recipient. He has contributed to research in a wide variety of policy areas, and presented to various levels of government. His work has also appeared in all Canada’s major media and used as evidence in court. David and his wife, Krista, will be celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary in June, and have two beautiful — and over-the-top strong-willed! — children, Arbutus and Berend.
The most effective way to change a community, a country and the world is by changing families. Drawing from the Bible and their own experience, Sharol and Neil will bring a message of hope for your family and for you to share. Your marriage and family can be the avenue of hope for today and hope for a thousand generations.