Initiate is specifically designed with Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry & Worship Pastors/Leaders in mind. We have intentionally designed this conference to inspire and refresh you and your leadership teams as you reach the “world” in which Christ has called you. Our hope is to engage all leaders in our general sessions & breakouts by giving leadership principles that apply to us all regardless of the demographic or context we find ourselves in. We are so excited to announce that in addition to Children's Ministry and Youth Ministry, we have now added a Young Adults Ministry and Worship Ministry Stream. 

Join us for a one day conference ONLINE!

Where will Initiate Online take place?

The conference will be taking place over YouTube & Zoom. As a team, you can choose how you gather in accordance with your local Public Health regulations. Whether that be alongside another church, onsite at your church, in small groups or on your personal device - this event will be accessible to all!

How do I register?

Registration will be live in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! This event is not available for individual registration. Please contact your local leadership at your church to register as a group.

How do I tune in?

Though the main sessions will be available on YouTube and can be viewed as a group, you will need a personal device to tune in to the breakout sessions of your choosing on Zoom. Links & logins will be sent to all registrants closer to date.

Who is this event for?

We are excited to announce that we have added some new breakout streams, so this event is available to leadership teams that are involved in Kids, Jr. High, Youth, Young Adult & Worship ministries.

How much is this event?




*subject to change*

9:30AM - General Session 1

10:40AM - Break

10:50AM - Main Event

11:00AM - Breakout Session 1

11:40AM - Main Event

11:45AM - Lunch Break

12:45PM - Main Event

1:00PM - Breakout Session 2

1:40PM - Main Event

1:50PM - General Session 2

2:45PM - Initiate Online Ends



    Main Session Speaker

    Jeremy is a Child of God, Husband to Melissa, father to Jake, Lydia and Sophie and Alpha Pack leader to “Diesel”. Jeremy currently serves the Eastern Ontario District Office as the Specialized Ministries & Youth Director. He is a committed Toronto Maple Leaf fan and bleeds blue and white. Besides hockey, boating, fishing, home renos and hanging with his fam, his other passion is geeking out on bottled root beer with the hope of one day perfecting his own brew. But his greatest passion after God and family is to raise up and develop the next generation of leaders who listen for God and do what He says! Jeremy and his family currently reside in Peterborough, ON.


    Main Session Speaker

    Josh is a Pastor, Evangelist, and Communicator of the Gospel. Bringing an intense, passionate and high energy style Josh is leading a new generation to Christ. He is earmarked by his in your face, revelatory preaching which communicates the deeper truths of God’s word in a clear way. As an evangelist and speaker at various camps and conferences across the country, Josh has been privileged to minister with a diverse group of the country’s best speakers. He currently serves as the Youth Pastor at Calvary Christian Center in Ormond Beach, Florida. Josh has also served two other churches for a total of eight years including his time as Youth/Young Adult Pastor at Surge Student Ministries in Wilson, North Carolina for six years where he saw tremendous numeric and spiritual growth. Now pastoring and traveling full time, Josh is eagerly embracing this new season of pastoring and evangelizing at home and around the world. Josh is married to the love of his life Natasha and they have been married for six years. As a team their goal is to change the world by preaching Gods word.


    Guest Worship

    Brad, along with his wife Rikki and 3 kids, are pastoring at Woodvale Church in Ottawa. He studied worship and leadership down under at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia and it changed his life. Leading others to experience Christ through worship is his obsession. He loves music and bringing a team together to create an atmosphere of passionate praise and honour to our Saviour. 



Leading Into The Unknown (Jenni Colwell)

Kids Ministry In A Distanced And Digital World (Ryan & Leah Bennett)


Jr. High Ministry Not Reliant On Large Gatherings (Sarah Ragoonath)

Understanding Dynamics Of Social Media For Jr. Highs (Matt Schmid)


Strategic High School Ministry That Thrives (John-Mark Giancola)

Activating Students' Faith (Mitch Pitt)


Ingredients For Effective Young Adult Ministry (Sandra McIntosh)

Connecting In Meaningful Ways Amidst Diversity (Josh Livingston)


Leading Your Peers In Worship (Sam Laryea)

Pastoring The Moment: Beyond leading Worship (Andrew Jones)


We are excited to highlight the Aboriginal Bible Academy as the offering focus for Initiate Online. 

The academy is committed to operating under the principle of coming alongside existing ministry to Aboriginal people across Canada and complement the effort being made in teaching and training Indigenous leadership.

Recognizing the unique contributions of Indigenous leaders throughout the history of Pentecostalism in Canada has long been a missing component within our current Canadian Pentecostal History course offerings. Producing a course that incorporates Indigenous Pentecostal content, is a vital component in Aboriginal Bible Academy’s ongoing educational ministry strategy to train and equip Indigenous leaders. Having this project highlighted through EOND’s Initiate Conference will help our academy to realize the completion of this course, which will facilitate the equipping of not only current but also future Indigenous leaders for pastoral and ministry readiness. It will also assist the student in meeting the educational requirements for full licenced ministerial credentials within the PAOC.