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Problem in the Pews

Date: May 7, 2024

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 45 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5W8

In Person

Join us for two panels of leading experts on Christian faith and culture and some of Canada’s most insightful Christian leaders. This will be an enlightening discussion on the internal state of the Canadian church and also on how Canadian Christians engage with the broader culture. We’ll ask questions like: What insights does this survey offer? How can we address the serious challenges it reveals? While the survey’s findings may not come as a complete shock, the extent of the challenges and also the opportunities now offered may surprise both laity and clergy alike.


Panel 1 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • The Church and Society: Looking Outward – moderated by Ray Pennings
  • Mr. Rick Heimstra, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
  • Dr. Kevin Flatt, Redeemer University
  • Rev. Dr. Marilyn Draper, Tyndale University

Lunch – 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Panel 2 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Christian Leaders: Inner Challenges and Opportunities – moderated by FrDcn Andrew Bennett
  • His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto
  • Bishop Stephen Andrews, Wycliffe College
  • Pastor Joel St John, Liberty Church