Calgary, AB, Sept. 1, 2011 - Ottawa, ON, will
host this year's annual "Cross the Street: Engaging Your Community
with Authentic Faith" conference that strives to equip Canadian
Christians with fresh new ways to effectively impact their
communities and workplaces for Christ. Cross the Street is for
believers who wish to make a significant, sustainable, and greater
difference for Christ in their "world" through their local church.
This practical, inspirational, and engaging event will rekindle
their faith and give them new tools for the future.
The keynote speakers will include Will Graham, grandson of Billy
Graham; Eric Swanson, author of 'The Externally Focused
Church'; Gary Nelson, President of Tyndale University; Mark
Hughes, Pastor of Church of the Rock in Winnipeg; and David
Macfarlane, director of national initiatives for BGEAC. There will
also be seminars on reaching out cross-culturally, sharing the
gospel with relevance, and more.
"While there is a huge spiritual hunger in Canada today, people
are not turning to the Christian church for answers as they once
did," said Macfarlane. "If we are to regain our influence and earn
the right to be heard, we need to learn to build bridges to our
communities over which, in time, Jesus can cross. This conference
for all Christians helps us put the church back into the heart of
For more information or to register, go to billygraham.ca/crossthestreet.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada is well-known
for the powerful outreach ministry of its founder, Billy Graham.
BGEAC is non-denominational, partnering with churches and Christian
communities in Canada and around the world to share the life-saving
message of Jesus. We strive to use language and methods that
authentically resonate with people of all ages and cultures. Each
of BGEAC's growing number of programs-for adults, teens, and
children-is prayerfully led by men and women with a passion to
share their Savior's love.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada