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"Blessed are those who dwell in Your house, ever singing Your praise!" Psalm 84.4

Living Free is weekend designed to create space for you to connect with God in the areas of your life where you most need him.  This year our theme is 'Coming Home' and we will be exploring together the concept of 'home'.  Each of us has a deep desire for home and all that the idea suggests - a palce of saftey, affirmation, belonging, growth, etc.  Throughout our lives the God given intention for 'home' can be shaken, and our ability to find home deeply impacted.  We invite you to come and discover in a fresh way the heart of a God who invites us to find our home in Him!  

Everyone has a story. Our thought patterns and beliefs about who we are, who God is, how we relate to others and even what we can expect from life are all impacted by what our story has written on our hearts. The good news is that hearts matter to Jesus. He comes to us with a desire to heal our hearts: to hear our story, to speak to our wounded places, to bring His truth to the places where  we have believed what is false because of our pain. He has something to say to those places and we can hear and engage with Him in this process.

This conference will lead you through a process of recognizing what your story has written on your heart (the beliefs you now hold) and then allowing Jesus to speak His truth to false beliefs and wounded expectations. You will be invited to acknowledge how these beliefs have impacted your relationships.

When the Spirit has revealed our false beliefs and given us truth, we can begin to walk with one another from a place of trust and freedom. We can be our true selves because He has healed and blessed who we are. This is the foundation for healthy relationships.

We're starting with registration and coffee/connection at 6p on Friday night.  Download the rest of the Scheduel here


Cost $25/person 

Childcare Saturday during the day! $10/child

While we encourage you to find childcare for the evenings, we've got your covered during the day on Saturday!  If you have kids that will be coming with you to the conference you can simply add a 'childcare' ticket to your registration.


Speakers

Chad Block

Chad lives in Vancouver, BC where he has the deep honour of serving VIA Vancouver as their devoted pastor.  Together with his beautiful wife Janna he is passionate about leading people into deeper places of healing and intimacy with the God who created them.  Having been beautifully restored by Jesus, Chad has given his life to the singing of his redemption song in spirit, truth, and sacrament.  He is in love with Jesus and with Jesus' beloved church, believing that through her Jesus is reconciling the world to Himself.  Chad is currently enrolled at Regent College in pursuit of a Masters degree in theology.  In his spare time Chad can often be found exploring the beauty of BC, making music, or enjoying the incredible gift of God that is his friends.

Lawrence and Wanda Kopp

Wanda and Lawrence have been on a healing journey (walking, talking, learning, teaching) for the past seven years. They will tell you that the best thing you can do for any relationship (spouse, chid, friend, business partner) is to pay attention to your own heart healing. Wanda likes to remind peoplethat healing makes you more attractive and easier to live with!Last year the Kopps packed their belongings into the longest U-Haul they could rent, said goodbye to the prairies of Southern Alberta and landed on Vancouver Island where they are pastoring Via Church Comox Valley.

It has probably been one of the most difficult years of ministry, marriage, health and family but they have experienced personal physical healing as well as healing for their hearts as they learn to rely on and receive from a good Father. Together, Wanda and Lawrence enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, walking along the ocean and discovering good food. Wanda also sits with people in healing prayer sessions and is beginning to write a book about heart-healing. The Kopps have two married daughters and two brilliant grandchildren.

Worship

Jeff Schroeder

Jeff is a young leader in training at Via Vancouver passionate about building God's dream of a glorious church, and about seeing people come into real and life-changing encounters with their Creator. Jeff knows the value of the healing presence of Jesus from his own story and is honored to be leading worship at Living Free. With a deep set prayer in his heart for renewal in the Church and revival in the world Jeff purposes to lead worship with kingdom faith, confident hope in the power of the gospel, prophetic sensitivity, passion, and adoration.