The Conference is POSTPONED until further notice due to Covid-19.

BC Christian Academy's Announcement on 2020 Faith & Work Conference

In light of the developments and latest measures currently implemented by the BC Public Health authorities with regard to public gatherings, the leadership of BC Christian is announcing today, March 18th, that our FAITH & WORK Conference scheduled on May 2, 2020, is POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

We are saddened not to be able to host you in May but as we monitor the Covid-19 situation closely, this decision is made in the best interest of the public safety and general wellbeing of our attendees, speakers, and partners.

Our prayer is that we can reschedule our Faith and Work Conference sometime later.  You will be notified of the new conference date and the latest conference information will be available at https://faithworkconference.ca/.  Registration will be applied automatically to the rescheduled event. However, should participants prefer to receive a refund, please e-mail us at anaenduma@bccaschool.ca and we will help process this for you.

Until then, we want to express our sincerest THANK YOU for supporting us and may God’s sovereign care and protection wrap and enfold you and your loved ones.

Psalm 103:2-4 – “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion…”

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at anaenduma@bccaschool.ca or 604.781.3672 if you have further questions or concerns.

With warm regards,

IAN JARVIE, Head Principal  & Ana Enduma, Marketing & Development Assistant for BC Christian Academy

#faithworkconf2020

KNOWING YOUR WHY IN LIFE AND WORK

Do you know what it means to live each day with PURPOSE?  What is it that inspires you and propels you to pursue your goals, overcome your challenges and sustain your motivation?  To know your WHY is to know your IDENTITY in Christ who has called you to a purpose.  

Join a community of like-minded people who desire to understand the importance of taking hold of God’s calling in your life, of integrating faith and work to transform the world and make a difference for Christ.

Be inspired and hear from this year’s outstanding speakers at our Faith and Work Conference on May 2nd, 2020 at the Executive Plaza Hotel from 8:30 – 3 pm!

REGISTER NOW AND AVAIL OF THE EARLY BIRD RATE!

ABOUT FAITH & WORK CONFERENCE

The Faith and Work Conference is the largest Christian Leadership Conference organized by BC Christian Academy with the purpose of providing a setting for the equipping, inspiring, and encouraging of people who aspire to enhance and grow their God-given leadership skills.  It provides an opportunity to hear from Godly leaders of today who will share about their journey, opportunities, challenges, and strategies for following Christ and putting Him first in their career, profession, business and work in general.

This event will also provide an opportunity for the local business and professional community to connect, network, and learn some best marketplace ministry practices and strategies.

We are very honored to have a roster of very prominent speakers including the Honorable Senator Yonah Martin, Dr. Richard Goossen, John Neate, Geoff Dittrich, and Esther De Wolde who will openly share about their  own journey and struggles of finding their true purpose and calling in life.

Registration starts at 8:00 am.  Light Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, and all-day coffee and tea included.

Conference Theme

Finding one’s purpose is one of the greatest challenges in our world today and many of us struggle to connect our faith with work.  The theme of this year’s conference is “KNOWING YOUR WHY IN LIFE and WORK” and will help inspire and equip conference attendees to navigate a practical and authentic response to this question –Do you know your WHY?  We will discover that by knowing who we are in Christ and what He wants to do through us, we can live a life of meaning and live out our faith in work everyday.   

Who Should Attend the Conference
The Faith and Work Conference is for Business Professionals, Managers & Executives, Sports Enthusiasts, Emerging Leaders, Pastors, Church and Seminary Leaders, Educators, Homemakers and BC Christian Academy’s community of teachers, staff, parents, alumni and some high school students.  

SPEAKERS

Geoff Dittrich
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Geoff Dittrich

Ink LLP

Dr. Rick Goossen
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Dr. Rick Goossen

ELO Group

Senator Yonah Martin
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Senator Yonah Martin

Senate of Canada

John Neate Jr (JJ)
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John Neate Jr (JJ)

JJ Bean

Esther De Wolde
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Esther De Wolde

Phantom Screens

PROGRAM

Tentative Schedule *Note: There may be adjustments to this schedule as the details are finalized.

Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

30

Foyer,, Executive Plaza Hotel

Welcome and Morning Session Congratulatory Remarks from Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West

15

Main Conference Room

Keynote 1 / Dr. Rick Goossen, Chairman of Entrepreneurial Leader Organization

30

Main Conference Room

Dr. Rick Goossen

Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen works with one of Canada’s largest networks of high net worth entrepreneurs and family / business owners, including billionaires and billion-dollar enterprises. This network has been built over decades of client work, collaboration, research, lecturing and volunteering. This extensive base of clients and contacts provides an unmatched and confidential reference point […]

Keynote 2 / Honorable Yonah Martin, Senator Parliament of Canada

30

Main Conference Room

Senator Yonah Martin

The Honourable Yonah Martin is a Conservative Senator from British Columbia, appointed by The Right Honourable Stephen Harper in 2009. She is the first Canadian of Korean descent to serve in the Senate of Canada and the first Korean-Canadian parliamentarian in Canadian history. Presently, Senator Martin is Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate […]

http://yonahmartin.sencanada.ca/biography/%20

Break

15

Lobby

Keynote 3 / Geoff Ditrrich, Founder & Managing Partner of Ink LLP

30

Main Conference Room

Geoff Dittrich

Geoff Dittrich is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ink LLP, a business law firm that provides strategic counsel to entrepreneurs, investors, and high-growth companies. Geoff’s background is in technology as an entrepreneur. He uses that experience to craft practical and creative solutions to the most complex legal challenges faced in business.For more on Geoff, […]

https://inkllp.com

Round Table Discussion

30

Main Conference Room

BCCA Student Entrepreneur Presentations

60

Main Conference Room

Lunch and Networking

60

Main Conference Room & Lobby

Afternoon Session Welcome & Congratulatory Remarks from Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart

15

Main Conference Room

Keynote 4 / John Neate, Owner & Founder of JJ Bean Cafe

30

Main Conference Room

John Neate Jr (JJ)

John’s coffee career started in 1979 (40 years ago!!) when he joined his father in the family business – Neates Coffee, a coffee wholesaler started by his grandfather in 1945. Neates Coffee was sold to Nestle in 1990 but his passion for providing a great coffee experience to the masses inspired him to start JJ […]

https://jjbeancoffee.com/

Keynote 5 / Esther de Wolde, CEO & Founder of Phantom Screens

30

Main Conference Room

Esther De Wolde

As CEO and one of the founders of Phantom Screens (www.phantomscreens.com), C. Esther De Wolde has nurtured and grown the corporation to become the leading brand in the retractable screen industry. It all began with a dream as she started working out of a garage—and the business grew one screen at a time. Her passion […]

https://www.phantomscreens.com/

Afternoon Break

15

Main Conference Room & Lobby

Round Table Discussion

15

Main Conference Room

Wrap Up, Thank You, and Close

15

Main Conference Room

END of Conference

Main Conference Room

REGISTER

Conference Admission includes the opportunity to be inspired and equipped by all-powerful and inspiring speakers, networking, breakfast, buffet lunch, and all-day coffee and tea in a business casual atmosphere at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam.

EARLY BIRD & GROUP RATE

$99

CONFERENCE ADMISSION

$119

STUDENT RATE

$49

Click Here to REGISTER

SPONSORS -- Meet Our Partners!

Join us and collaborate, support and take part in our endeavor of bringing people together from different fields of work, to  learn, connect and take advantage of the opportunity to network and interact with other business professionals and potential clients.  Get the opportunity to showcase your company, products or services.  We invite you to partner with us in our vision of inspiring and equipping our next generation of marketplace leaders.  Thank you for your generous partnership and support! 

Please click on the button below to see our Sponsorship Package and find the giving and support level that will be best for your company. Please note that Sponsorships may receive a charitable tax receipt for the amount they sponsor following the CRA guidelines.

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TESTIMONIALS

“A great conference!” – Mayor Richard Stewart

“Thank you so very much for allowing me to attend and speak today on behalf of the Conservative Party.   It was truly wonderful to see the leadership on display by the Academy and our community is better off for the work you’re doing to develop the next generation. However, most impressively, it was a delight to meet some of the young people you’re developing into Christian leaders. I pray that they will take the values and learning they have gained from their time at the Academy and carry it forward into university and the workplace.” – Nicholas Insley

“I had a great day and I learned a lot! It was a great event! Thank you again!”  – Christine McKinnon, wife of MP Ron McKinnon

“It was a delight to participate.” – Dr. R. Paul Stevens

“It was an honour to participate. Thank you for considering me.”   – Tamara Jansen

“Thank you for having me as one of your keynote speakers.  It was an honour and a blessing to be a part of your event.  Congratulations on a successful inaugural event!  May the Lord bless you and BC Christian Academy.  You will all be in my prayers.” – Elaine Tan-Comeau

VENUE

Executive Plaza Hotel

405 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9

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HOST

BC Christian Academy is a pre-kindergarten to grade 12 non-profit, independent school with a vision “To Equip Students To Impact The World For Jesus.” Founded in 1992, the academy is keen on expanding its educational programs by launching a Business Curriculum Stream in our high school. This will enable our students to gain and develop strong business skills with rich content, biblical teaching, practical advice and also mentoring from seasoned Christian business leaders in the community.

CONTACT

Please check back here for conference updates. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact us below or email Ana at anaenduma@bccaschool.ca We would love to hear from you!

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