You are invited to the Living Free Conference co-hosted by Pacific Community Church and VIA Apostolica.
Everyone has a story. Our thought patterns and beliefs about who we are, who God is, how we relate to others and even what we can expect from life are all impacted by what our story has written on our hearts. The good news is that hearts matter to Jesus. He comes to us with a desire to heal our hearts: to hear our story, to speak to our wounded places, to bring His truth to the places where we have believed what is false because of our pain. He has something to say to those places and we can hear and engage with Him in this process.
This conference will lead you through a process of recognizing what your story has written on your heart (the beliefs you now hold) and then allowing Jesus to speak His truth to false beliefs and wounded expectations. You will be invited to acknowledge how these beliefs have impacted your relationships.
When the Spirit has revealed our false beliefs and given us truth, we can begin to walk with one another from a place of trust and freedom. We can be our true selves because He has healed and blessed who we are. This is the foundation for healthy relationships.
Chad lives in Vancouver, BC where he has the deep honour of serving VIA Vancouver as their devoted pastor. Together with his beautiful wife Janna he is passionate about leading people into deeper places of healing and intimacy with the God who created them. Having been beautifully restored by Jesus, Chad has given his life to the singing of his redemption song in spirit, truth, and sacrament. He is in love with Jesus and with Jesus' beloved church, believing that through her Jesus is reconciling the world to Himself. Chad is currently enrolled at Regent College in pursuit of a Masters degree in theology. In his spare time Chad can often be found exploring the beauty of BC, making music, or enjoying the incredible gift of God that is his friends.
Wanda and Lawrence have been on a healing journey (walking, talking, learning, teaching) for the past seven years. They will tell you that the best thing you can do for any relationship (spouse, chid, friend, business partner) is to pay attention to your own heart healing. Wanda likes to remind peoplethat healing makes you more attractive and easier to live with!Last year the Kopps packed their belongings into the longest U-Haul they could rent, said goodbye to the prairies of Southern Alberta and landed on Vancouver Island where they are pastoring Via Church Comox Valley.
It has probably been one of the most difficult years of ministry, marriage, health and family but they have experienced personal physical healing as well as healing for their hearts as they learn to rely on and receive from a good Father. Together, Wanda and Lawrence enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, walking along the ocean and discovering good food. Wanda also sits with people in healing prayer sessions and is beginning to write a book about heart-healing. The Kopps have two married daughters and two brilliant grandchildren.
Hailing from the West Coast of BC, The Dawn Chorus is a group of 6 friends who love God, the Church, and each other deeply. It is their great joy to serve musically to help people lift their hearts to Jesus with awe and adoration, and explore new heights and depths in worship. The Dawn Chorus brings sounds of hope, songs of extravagant love, and bold declarations of the grace and glory of God. They believe that the future is bright for the Church of Canada and long to see a greater outpouring of both the presence of God, and the message of the gospel that awakens hearts and calls lost sons and daughters home. The Dawn Chorus has recently finished recording their first full length album of all original songs so follow along on IG: @the_dawn_chorus
Cost is $25 per person. Child care will be available for $10 per family.
Friday 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.