Gospec Impact Conference 2017

GIC 2017

Join us for this exciting two-day event on August 18 & 19!

Register Today!

Come celebrate, dream, and pray with us at this year's Gospel Impact Conference!

There's no better place to be inspired as a Gideon member to reach more people with the gospel in innovative and impactful ways. You'll be treated to a fantastic line-up of guest speakers, global evangelists, and talented musicians. And you'll have a chance to network with other people just like you who have a passion to share the gospel with God's Word.

We'd love to meet you and thank you for the amazing ministry you're doing in your part of Canada!

GIC Details

DATES: August 18 & 19, 2017

LOCATION: Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON

REGISTRATION RATE: Individual $225 / Couple $375

SPARK Kids and Youth (Ages 5-16): $60/child up to $180

Accommodations are available at the Toronto Airport Marriott for $132/night.

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GIC17 Details

Guest Speakers

Samson Daniel

Samson Daniel

Samson saw the incredible need for Scriptures in India and trusted that God would find a way to meet it. Not knowing how else to help, Samson began recording the names of people who needed a copy of God’s Word. Pastors, teachers, community leaders. 250,000 names.

The Gideons International In Canada | ShareWord Global has worked with Samson to provide thousands of waiting people in India copies of God’s Word.

Brent Cantelon

Brent Cantelon

As someone who has the Gideons as a part of his spiritual heritage, Brent is a grateful friend and supporter of ShareWord Global. Having pastored for 35 years in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia, Brent and Carina have launched into evangelistic and missions work as itinerant speakers for the past three years. Whether in Canada or internationally Brent’s heart is for the lost and for any effective means of spreading the gospel.

Ministry Partners

John Michael

John Michael

Pakistan

Paul Tokarchuk

Paul Tokarchuk

Russia

Juan Carlos Letalier

Juan Carlos Letalier

Chile

Philip Solomon

Philip Solomon

India

Barry Chalifoux

Barry Chalifoux

Northern Canada

 

Worship Leaders and Artists

 
Schedule

Thursday, August 17

Gears

GEARS
Workshops

9:30am - 4:30pm

Reception

Reception with
International Partners

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Gears

Annual
Meeting

7:30pm

Reception

GIC17
Registration

Opens at 11:30am

Friday, August 18

Gears

GIC17
Registration

8:30am

Reception

Morning & Afternoon
Sessions

Gears

Lunch provided,
Dinner on your own

Reception

Evening
Session

Saturday, August 19

Reception

Morning & Afternoon
Sessions

Reception

Evening
Banquet

GIC17 KICK-OFF EVENTS

GIC GEARS

GEARS Training Workshops 9:30am - 4:30pm

The goal and vision of GEARS is to empower and equip members like you with hands-on, practical training for the programs and initiatives of the Gideon ministry.

Training will be provided in workshop style format, running on an hourly schedule. Participants must pre-register for the sessions that they would like to participate in, as space is limited.

Click here for workshop descriptions and schedule.

 

GIC Reception

Reception with International Partners 5:00 - 7:00pm

Join us for a special reception where you'll have the opportunity to meet and talk with our special international guests and Head Office staff. This will also be an exciting time of fellowship with other Gideon members from across Canada!

Hors d'Oeuvres and desserts will be served. Pre-register today so we can save a spot for you!

 

GIC Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 7:30pm

As a Gideon member, our Annual Meeting is an important opportunity for you to hear a review of our financials from the past fiscal year, participate in the election of our Board of Directors and be involved in other important governance aspects of our ministry.

Pre-register to confirm your attendance, so we can prepare your Annual Meeting package and voting materials.

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Spark kids & Youth

We want GIC17 to be an event for the whole family, so we’ve planned a fun and exciting two-day program called SPARK for kids & youth (ages 4-16). SPARK programming will run simultaneously with the Gospel Impact Conference, allowing your family to enjoy a fun-packed weekend together.

COST: $60/child (up to $180 for 3+ children)

 

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GIC FAQS

WHAT DO MY REGISTRATION FEES PAY FOR?

Conferences cost money. There are guest speakers to provide for, rooms and venue space to rent, transportation to provide, meals and coffee breaks, advertising and many other expenses. The registration fees cover these expenses so that the event can take place.

REFUNDS: If something comes up and I cannot attend the event, can I get a refund?

Yes, we can refund the fees collected, minus a small administration charge to offset the costs of processing.

NON-GIDEON ATTENDANCE: I have friends in the Toronto area that are not Gideons. Can they attend GIC 17?

The Friday evening session of GIC is open to the public. Guests are also welcome to join us for the Saturday Evening Banquet at a ticket charge of $50 to cover the cost of the dinner. Extra Banquet Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the office at 1.888.482.4253 ext. 405.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE: I have to travel a considerable distance to get to Toronto. Is there any financial assistance available?

There is no direct travel subsidy, but there are other ways to share the load. A member's local chapter may choose to send delegates to the event, and may offer to assist with the costs. Members can contribute to the chapter fund, and the member(s) who is/are chosen to represent the chapter at the conference can be granted assistance for a portion or up to the entire costs of travel and accommodations and meals on the way. Such grants should be supported by the receipts from the travelling member. Members should also note that it is possible to obtain an income tax receipt for conference related expenses that are not directly reimbursed by the chapter.