You are invited to join us for a gathering of friends, leaders, and dreamers encountering a rising again…
“And Breath Came.” – Ezekiel 37:10
The story found in Ezekiel 37 of the valley of dry bones coming to life has been at the heart of our community since we began in 2008, making it the perfect focal point to build our first Resurgence Conference around! Each of us find ourselves in seasons like that of dry and bleached bones – lying in wait for for life to be spoken into us. Called by God, Ezekiel was set in the midst of that bone-strewn plain and was commanded to prophesy “breath”. Wherever your story has taken you, His breath will come. I was on the edge of despair – And Breath Came. I needed the words to speak to my broken family – And Breath Came. I stepped out in faith and quit my job not knowing what was next- And Breath Came. Join us at Resurgence Conference 2017 to experience and testify to the power of His Breath.
June 8-10, 2017
Terwillegar Community Church
1751 Towne Centre Blvd NW
Breath brings the dead to life. Breath restores and renews. Breath brings hope and reveals dreams. Breath empowers and propels. Breath brings a rising again.
With one heart and cry as a community, let us encounter the breath of God – Resurgence Conference 2017: And Breath Came.
Nathan Edwardson is the founder and lead pastor of the Stirring church, a young and growing church plant in Redding, California. A creative visionary, he integrates his love of music, story and film with his passion for shaping disciples who will shape the world. Along with his wife Erica, they dream of sons and daughters coming home, cities awakened to love, and the world drenched in God in the most creative and beautiful ways possible. They enjoy life with their four beautiful children.
Travis Holownia has a great passion for God and for people. His greatest desire is to see this generation experience what it means to live in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. God has used Travis in a catalytic way. His speaking and teaching inspires youth, young adults, and all ages by calling the Spirit of God to stir and awaken hearts.
Travis is the visionary leader of Resurgence Initiatives, a movement started in 2008 seeking to inspire people to arise together. Resurgence gathers and releases people who expect the impossible, experience God’s love, empower those around them, and engage in expanding God’s Kingdom.
Previously, Travis served for 8 years in the leadership of Christian youth conferences worldwide, and prior to that worked in a management role in the oil industry. Travis calls Edmonton, Canada home, cheers for the Oilers, and holds degrees both in Engineering and Theology.
Caris is a home grown Edmontonian, who has a heart for Revival in Canada and beyond. She works part-time as a Hairstylist and is always in active full time ministry! She currently leads worship at City Centre Church, and leads a passionate lifestyle of love and faith for Jesus. She has served on the Resurgence Lead Team since its inception, and her passion for the call and vision has only grown. For the Past 17 years, she has been cultivating purpose filled expression. Through song, Caris leads others in worship to experience the beauty and magnificence of the Father, inspiring & empowering others to live out their faith in real and tangible ways in their everyday life.
Dean has a heart to help those around him realize the identity God has given them and to encourage them to walk in the calling and plan for their lives. He strongly believes in Resurgence and the impact it is to have on Alberta and the nation through simple obedience. Dean has been a part of the Resurgence Lead Team for over two years. He is from Saskatchewan (Go Riders!) where he completed his degree in Chemical Engineering and was a part of a campus-based ministry for several years. Dean works in the marketplace believing he has been called there to have an impact for God on those he works with. He loves building community and getting active.
Ben & Kelly Smith love their Family. This is where ministry begins for them. Home is where the heart is! Their heart includes their beautiful children Brighton, Salem and baby boy on the way! They lead a community called Bread & Wine in the Greater Atlanta area and have a heart to take people into deep intimacy with their Heavenly Father. Ben has been traveling for the past 15 years with the group Unhindered, where they have ministered in numerous churches, conferences, etc. They have had the privilege to co-write with Matt Redman, Jason Upton and other powerful songwriters. Ben & Kelly have released three albums in the last two years. They are dear friends of Resurgence and we are honoured to have them with us.
Daunavan Buyer, husband of Kirsten & Soon-to-be dad, lives to see Jesus glorified and to bring as many people closer to Him as is possible! He has a heart for continual revival and seeing people awakened to the reality of what it means to worship in Spirit and in Truth. Daunavan likes to challenge those he is teaching and leading to living a Christ-Centered life in all aspects while seeking to model that life by the grace and empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
He is the Young Adults and Worship Pastor at McKernan Baptist Church and is actively involved in the Resurgence community and House of Prayer Edmonton. All of these ministries allow Daunavan to express the passion that God has placed on his heart to make disciples and see the Church in Edmonton contending for revival.
Jolene Biegel is a Christian Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. Aside from counseling, she loves to serve in her home church of Zion Apostolic Ministries International Edmonton in a variety of different areas. Jolene has an unquenchable and burning passion to see God’s children walk in the promised freedom afforded through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. She finds no greater joy than living her life in full abandonment to Jesus, knowing she will never be satisfied with anything less than His will being completely fulfilled in her life.
Kevin and Erin served in pastoral ministry for 10 years. Last year they felt called by God to radically change their lives and live as missionaries in their community. Their heart is to help common people live out the mandate of Jesus to go and make disciples. They lead a missional community of people all at different stages of their walk with Jesus. The Machados have been married for 12 years and live in St. Albert with their three kids, Luciana, Archer and Mercy.
Jonathan Hayford born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada successfully completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 2013 with a major in International Business. He has worked in the financial services industry, commercial real estate and in private health care in Nairobi, Kenya. Presently, he is pursuing courses to become a Certified Financial Planner. His passion is to know Jesus personally through studying the Bible and prayer. From experience, he freely shares about Jesus Christ with other people. In his spare time, he is actively involved in ministries like House of Prayer Edmonton and helps lead Bible studies with youth at his local church assembly. He also enjoys playing basketball and travelling to new places.
Amy Croy is a member of the Resurgence Prayer team and loves prayer in various forms. In addition to being a mom, grandma and sister, Amy has served as a Youth/Young Adult Pastor and currently ministers as Alpha Coordinator for the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton as well as Youth Associate with Alpha Canada. She is passionate about helping young leaders become who God designed them to be and reaching this generation for Jesus.
“In the narrative of God, breath comes to bring life to the dead, dormant, impossible bones. It brings unity, life, and a fire. Though that is not the end. This fire empowers one to leave not only with breath but to call forth life-giving breath everyday!”
What is a conference? Maybe not what you think!
Conference: The act of conferring.
Confer: To grant, bestow or give. To converse, exchange ideas, consult together, deliberate and talk over- often in order to take action. From the Latin “con-” (together) and “ferre” (to carry, bear, bring).
The art of conferring is literally about unity! Bringing together, bearing life together, and igniting the callings we carry. Our aim is to restore these aspects of conference through focused times of discussion, unique opportunities for participation as well as the shared teaching, intimate corporate worship, and empowering ministry reflected at our monthly gatherings. A foundational design of Resurgence that sets it apart is our team approach – conferring with each other to get the fullest picture of who God is and what His heart is after. We hope you will join us as we translate that culture into a multi-day gathering – a true “conference”!
THURSDAY JUNE 8 2017
5:30PM – Registration/Check-In Opens /Exploration Spaces Open
7:00PM – Conference Starts: Circle Conversations (Breads & Spreads)
7:45PM – General Session One Travis Holownia, Ben & Kelly Smith
FRIDAY JUNE 9 2017
9:00AM – Doors Open/Exploration Spaces Open
9:30AM – Circle Conversations (Coffee-Snack Provided)
10:30AM – General Session Two Ben & Kelly Smith, Nathan Edwardson
12:00PM – Lunch Break (Lunch Provided)
1:00PM – 3:15PM – Interactive Workshops
|Auditorium||Room A – Upstairs||Atrium|
LIVING LIFE THROUGH AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE
EXPLORING BREATH PRAYER
|Kevin & Erin Machado
WE ARE EXPLORERS
HEARING GOD’S VOICE FOR OTHERS
GOD’S BREATH IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE
|2:40PM||Ben & Kelly Smith
MARRIAGE & MINISTRY
BACK TO THE GARDEN
SHARING CHRIST FREELY
3:25PM – Break
3:45PM – General Session Three: Creating Open Spaces
4:45PM – Supper Break (supper not provided)
7:00PM – General Session Four Ben & Kelly Smith, Nathan Edwardson
10:00PM-12:00AM – Late Night Hangout – Offsite Location [Coffee & Food Available for Purchase]
SATURDAY JUNE 10 2017
9:00AM – Doors Open / Exploration Spaces Open
9:30AM – Circle Conversations (Coffee-Snack Provided)
10:15AM – General Session Five Caris Rinas, Ben & Kelly Smith, Jolene Biegel
12:00PM – Lunch Break (BBQ Lunch Provided)
1:00PM – General Session Six: Worship and Open Space Commissioning – Caris Rinas
1:45PM – 3:30PM – Open Spaces
3:30PM – Break
3:45PM – General Session Seven: Circle Conversations
4:30PM – Supper Break (supper not provided)
7:00PM – General Session Eight: Resurgence Edmonton* – Caris Rinas, Nathan Edwardson
* Resurgence Edmonton on the Saturday night will not require registration. Delegates will get preferred seating[Schedule Subject to Change]
This is a conference for friends: new and old! We invite you to travel to Edmonton and join us for these three days.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edmonton South
2440 Calgary Trail NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T6J 4R1
1 780 4405000
**Book before May 8th with the code RSG to recieve our group discount!
I REGISTERED ONLINE, WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
We’re excited you’ve decided to join us! You will receive an email confirming your registration and payment. You do not need to bring the confirmation with you to the conference – we’ve been notified and know you’re coming! You will check-in and receive your welcome package upon arrival to the Conference. If you need any further assistance or have questions, feel free to contact us.
DOES REGISTRATION COVER THE WHOLE CONFERENCE?
Yes, registration covers all sessions of the conference.
SOMETHING CAME UP. CAN I GET A REFUND?
Resurgence event registrations are non-refundable upon purchase, but are fully transferrable – you are more than welcome to gift your registration!
CAN I REGISTER FOR JUST ONE NIGHT?
We do not offer registration for individual sessions. The conference is built around unique interactive elements and interrelated teachings and activities that build on each other. It’s designed to be experienced as a whole, together in community. For those who choose to register for the whole event, but will miss certain portions, we encourage you to connect with friends to confer about what you missed! The only portion of the Conference where registration is not required is the Saturday night at 7pm as it will be a regular Resurgence Edmonton gathering open to all.
IS THIS EVENT FOR A SPECIFIC AGE GROUP?
We are inviting people of all ages to gather with us and hope to see intergenerational connections and ministry happening!
WILL CHILDCARE BE PROVIDED?
Families are a valuable part of our community. We will have the Parents’ Room at Terwillegar Community Church available for your own use, though a children’s track or supervised care are not provided. Children 12 and up must be fully registered.
CAN WE REGISTER AS A GROUP?
Yes, we would encourage you to register with a group from your faith community! As a heads up, because of the community nature of our conference, your group may be placed into different cohorts for specific sessions. Our registration system allows you to register up to 10 people at one time. To register them, you just need first and last names with an email address for each registrant. It is important to us to know who specifically is attending! We will be e-mailing each participant in advance of the Conference to prepare them for what to expect and how to prepare their hearts.
WE’RE ATTENDING AS A GROUP. CAN WE RESERVE SEATS TOGETHER?
Seating is not assigned. It is on a first come first served basis for all attendees. Seating will also be in various configurations and cohorts to allow for discussion and interaction throughout the conference.
ARE MEALS INCLUDED WITH MY REGISTRATION?
Your registration fee includes a Thursday evening snack, Friday & Saturday morning coffee/snack, and Friday & Saturday lunch.
ARE WE ALLOWED TO TAKE PICTURES OR VIDEO AT THE EVENT?
We do not allow professional cameras, flash photography, or video/audio recordings in the conference. Please do use your smartphones to keep your Instagram and Twitter followers in the loop! Don’t forget to tag us – @liveresurgence #RSGconference2017 #weareresurgence #andbreathcame
WHAT’S THE PARKING SITUATION AT THIS LOCATION?
Ample free parking is available in the Terwillegar Community Church parking lot and nearby on the street.
CAN WE BRING FOOD INTO THE VENUE?
Yes, outside food will be permitted at Terwillegar Community Church. Remember, some meals are included in your registration cost!
IS TERWILLEGAR COMMUNITY CHURCH HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, all areas of Terwillegar Community Church are handicap accessible.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to secure Exhibit space and promote your organization or business at Resurgence Conference 2017. For more information on the exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available, contact us!
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration for Resurgence Conference 2017: And Breath Came includes the following:
- Access to the entire the event including general, breakout, and interactive sessions (Thursday PM, Friday & Saturday all day).
- Access to the Friday Late Night Hangout at an off-site location.
- Food: 3 Snacks (Thursday PM, Friday AM, Saturday AM), 2 Lunches (Friday & Saturday)
There are two registration prices:
$109.00 Early bird Registration | April 8 – May 24th, 2017 at midnight.
$139.00 Regular Registration | May 25th – June 8th, 2017.
Registration will be available at the doors though limited seating is available. Be sure to not miss out!
SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS
We are thankful for the following sponsors and exhibitors that help make the RSG Conference 2017 an incredible value for each delegate: