TrueCity Conference 2016


TC SETR Exploration v4_2

How do we grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus as we join him in the mission he calls us to?  TrueCity is a movement of churches unified by the Gospel, serving together for the good of the city.  As we take up Jesus’ commission to make disciples, we recognize we still have so much to learn about  how to go about this.

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Kevin Makins is the founding pastor of Eucharist Church and the host of the GOOD GOD! podcast. Through storytelling, conversation and creative projects he is exploring what it means to follow Jesus in a post-Christian, Canadian culture. Kevin lives, works, plays and prays in downtown Hamilton.

Tying It All Together–Friday Evening, Session 1  Stream // Download

Good News for Mediocre Disciples–Saturday Afternoon, Session 3  Stream // Download

11954638_10207600731362496_6596583982800716975_nRev. Chris Schoon, M.Div., Th.M., serves as the Senior Pastor at First Hamilton Christian Reformed Church, an urban church rooted in the Durand and Kirkendall neighborhoods. Along with pastoring, Chris has taught mission related courses at Redeemer University College and Calvin Theological Seminary and is a doctoral candidate (ThD) at Wycliffe College with a focus on worship, discipleship, and evangelism within the missional church movement.

Table Settings–Saturday Morning, Session 2  Stream // Download


Early-Bird Registration Fee: $25  Register by February 19th!
Regular Registration Fee: $30

If you want to come see what the conference is all about, but aren’t sure about coming for the whole weekend – Join us Friday February 26th for an evening of worship across denominations, hear stories from all over Hamilton, and receive a message from Kevin Makins, for FREE!  No registration required, so come and celebrate how God is bringing churches together for the good of the city!
(Please note that full registration price of $30 will still apply for Saturday, February 27th.)

Questions about Registration? Visit our FAQ page.


Friday, February 26th
6:00pm – Doors Open
7:00-9:15pm – Worship and Message from Kevin Makins–Stream // Download

Saturday, February 27th
8:15am – Coffee & Muffins
9:00am – Worship & Message from Chris Schoon–Stream // Download
10:45am – Morning Breakout Sessions
12:00pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:15pm – Afternoon Breakout Sessions
2:45-4:00pm – Sending Out (Message from Kevin Makins–Stream // Download )

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will allow you to go deeper into a specific topic within discipleship.  You have the opportunity to choose two breakout sessions for Saturday, February 27th – one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.

Take a look below, and choose the two sessions you would like to register for!
Click on the Breakout Session title to read more about the topic and presenter

Learning the Ropes from Jesus By… 

Welcoming the Stranger
Katie Karsten and Alison Witt

Loving Neighbours & Enemies
Matt Collins

Sharing Good News
John Bowen

Worshipping with Creation–Re-embracing Our Vocation as Image Bearers
Luke Wilson

Listening to God
Andy Groen

Learning to Say “No”
Leanne Friesen

Praying in Different Keys
Peter Giokas

Unplugging–The Practice of Sabbath & Solitude
Sue Hamilton

Practicing Creativity
Meg Shuurman and Nick Shuurman

Growing Together–The Priority of Community for Discipleship and Witness
Syd Hielema

Creating a Congregational Culture of Discipleship
TrueCity Discipleship Project Team