April 9, 2016
Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre
We have had several successful conferences in the past and are excited to announce our next conference is scheduled for April 9th, 2016!
Our key note speaker this time will be Amy Simpson, speaker, and author of Troubled Minds, along with an opening message by Dr. Victor Shepherd, professor at Tyndale Seminary.
Introducing Amy Simpson.
Ms. Simpson works as an author, a personal and professional coach, a speaker, a freelance writer, and an editor. She has been a writer for 20 years, authoring numerous resources for Christian ministry, including her newest book, Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry, and the award-winning Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission (both InterVarsity Press). She has published articles in Leadership Journal, Christianity Today, Today’s Christian Woman, Relevant, PRISM Magazine, Her.meneutics, ThinkChristian, Christian Singles, Group Magazine, and several others. She has also worked for Tyndale House Publishers, Group Publishing, Standard, Gospel Light, Lifeway, Focus on the Family, Christianity Today, and others. We look forward to hearing to what she has to say!
For more about Amy go to http://amysimpsononline.com/
In Troubled Minds, Amy SImpson, whose family knows the trauma and bewilderment of mental illness, reminds us that people with mental illness are our neighbours and our brothers and sisters in CHrist, and she shows us the path to loving them and becoming a church that loves God with whole hearts and whole souls, with the strength we have and with minds that are whole as well as minds that are troubled.
Introducing Dr. Victor Shepherd.
Victor Shepherd is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Tyndale, and Adjunct Prof. of Theology at University of Toronto. At Tyndale Seminary Victor Shepherd teaches courses in the history and theology of the Sixteenth Century Reformation, the theology of Wesley and the spirituality of the Puritans. In addition he teaches philosophy. He is the author of nine books and numerous journal articles that reflect his extensive pastoral and academic experience. A long-time advocate for the mentally ill and the underhoused, he has served on the board of the Peel Mental Health Housing Coalition and Pathway Community Developments.
For more about Dr. Shepherd go to http://victorshepherd.ca
Please join us as we continue to reach out to churches and agencies wanting to learn how to help those affected by mental illness.