In this edition of PulseTV, Bill and Rich take a moment to share some of our hopes for this year’s Conference. In it we answer questions like:

  • Who is Conference for?
  • What does Viral Leaders really mean?
  • Why are we so excited about Larry Osborne being the plenary speaker?
  • When is Conference?
  • Where is it?

Registration costs $175 per Conference attendee, and there are a few optional extras. You can find out everything you need by clicking here — that link will also lead you to the Conference registration page.

Oh, and if you haven’t seen the teaser video for EFCC Conference 2012 (below), you really should! We had a lot of fun making this one!

EFCC Conference 2012 registration is now live! Click on the buttons below to register for either Conference or Pre-Conference.


And now, just for fun, here’s the Conference advertisement that I worked on with Langley Christian High School students. They really stepped up, and we had fun putting this together. I hope you have as much fun watching it!

Finally, if you would like to see all of the details about Conference, there are two more pieces that we would like to share with you. (This registration form is handy for reference, but we’d be very grateful if you registered online instead.)
Registration Form (~2.5MB)
Workshop Details (~0.2MB)

We hope to see you in Okotoks this summer!

2012 EFCC Conference is nearly upon us! Registration is officially closed, but if you call us immediately, you might be able to still find a place.

Please pray for this Conference to be a good time of fellowship, vision-casting and decision-making.

It will be hosted by Okotoks EFC (Okotoks is just south of Calgary, AB) and will run from 26-29 July, 2012.
The cost is $175 per person.

Also, there is a pre-Conference seminar on the afternoon of Thursday, July 26th. (Though connected to Conference, this is an entirely separate event, that will have its own registration process and everything!)
The cost is $25 per person.

There are a lot of things that need to be done between now and then. Online registration will open in March (stay tuned for that). And we will have scheduling details to you well in advance of that.

The keynote speaker is Larry Osborne, author of books such as Sticky Teams, Sticky Churches and A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God. We are really looking forward to having him join us for Conference and for the pre-Conference too.

Please pray for Conference. There are important decisions that need to be deliberated on, pastors and leaders join together with an array of joys and concerns, and our hope is that this is a beneficial, encouraging time for all who attend.

Let’s trust God that this Conference will have a memorable, rich impact on our whole movement!

Conference Accommodations
Conference accommodations are handled individually by each person or family attending. The two hotels that we have arranged discounts with are:

Lakeview Inn and Suites
22 Southbridge Drive
Okotoks, AB, T1S 1N1


Okotoks Country Inn
59 Riverside Gate
Okotoks, AB, T0L 1T0

In order to receive the Conference price please tell that that you are with the “Evangelical Free Church of Canada”.

I expect that there will be a number of reports from a variety of sources over the next few days from EFCC Conference 2010. Our theme was Regerate: Plant. Water. Grow. I would just like to say that what I appreciated this year was the ‘vibe’. It’s hard to explain exactly what I mean, but I felt a whole new level of togetherness, collaboration and excitement. As I heard other people’s opinions expressed there, I know that I’m not the only one that felt that. I hope that we can keep that going.

I will be posting a online gallery of pictures soon.

If there are other places where you’re seeing reports and updates from Conference 2010, please pass along the sources. And if you’d like to add your own voice to the mix, feel free to add a comment below.

The Prepare-Enrich Inventory is the leading premarital assessment tool used by pastors in North America.  On WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 we are offering the Prepare-Enrich Inventory training at Sun Peaks just for our pastors. This is open for both first-time users and for those who need updated training in the new Customized Version. (The former version (Prepare/Enrich 2000) will be discontinued next year). Spouses are welcome to attend as well, as are lay leaders who are involved in marriage mentoring.

Wednesday 12:30pm-5pm — attenders meet in the Sundance room at Sun Peaks. The training kit includes new DVDs, sample reports, etc.

If you do any premarital counselling, please consider signing up. The cost and registration (which is on top of the EFCC Conference registration) is all handled through Enrich Canada on their website. You can click here to register. We’re pleased to be able to offer this training at Conference, giving you just one more reason to join us there!

You can click here to register to the EFCC Conference. The deadline is at the end of this month!