Conference 2007: Churches Together for the Good of the City
On February 23rd and 24th churches from across the Hamilton area will once again come together in downtown Hamilton for the TrueCity Conference. The conference is an opportunity for churches to learn together and strengthen relationships in order to more faithfully pursue God’s call to seek the peace of Hamilton.
At the heart of the conference is a series of seminars and workshops which explore models of fuller and more effective church participation in our neighbourhoods and our city as a whole. This year there will be a number of new topics offered, such as environmental concern, church planting, and reconciliation, as well as some which have been offered in the past, including the arts, welcoming refugees, engaging our neighbourhoods, and praying for our city.
We are thrilled to have Rick Tobias as our main speaker. For years Rick has passionately called the church in Canada to live out the reality of Jesus’ concern for our cities, especially for those who are excluded and pushed to the margins. Rick is the executive director of Yonge Street Mission and a member of the EFC’s roundtable on poverty and homelessness. Towards the Re-creation of a Civil Society is the topic Rick will unpack for us. On Friday he will explore The Church Blesses the City and on Saturday, The Church Blesses the Poor.
An art exhibit entitled “Visions of the City” will once again be a vital part of the conference. In addition, this year there will be a “Sounds of the City” coffeehouse on the Friday evening providing an opportunity for performing artists to showcase their talents. Both provide opportunities for artists to explore urban realities and God’s heart for the city.
The conference will be held at Philpott Memorial Church, 84 York Blvd. Hamilton. Click here for more information, click here to register, or call the TrueCity office at (905) 296-1426.