Village Women's Conference

Humans are on the search for contentment. We want to grow up and get a job, maybe go to school, fall in love, get that new pair of shoes, the new car, the new house, land that dream job – we are in hot pursuit to find joy, yet end up feeling anxious, stressed out and wondering if things will ever get better.

But what if…

What if joy was the remedy, the antidote to our restlessness, shame, bitterness, and anger? What if the wrestle to choose joy is simply part of being human? What if the true source of joy wasn’t found in things but was found in a relationship with Jesus and all you needed to do is accept the gift of joy found in Him.

Join us for an evening of raw, honest dialogue with world class speakers.

Registration

Date: Saturday, November 21
Time: 7:00pm ET & 7:00pm PT
Location: Online!

Register Here

Host a Watch Party!

We may not be able to all meet in person but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this year’s conference with the wonderful women in your life. We encourage you to consider hosting a Watch Party so you and your friends can come together and listen to the incredible speakers we have lined up.

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Speakers

Anne Miranda

Anne is the Pastor of Women’s Ministries at Village Church in Canada. She also loves to develop women in leadership roles, through a network she co-founded called Leverage.

Through this ministry leaders are equipped with practical resources, inspired by the Word of God and connect with like-minded leaders of leaders. Anne is also heavily involved as a board member of Ally Global, an organization that focuses on empowering women and children who have been rescued from sex trafficking by providing safety and education.

Born and raised in a Lebanese heritage, Anne understands the challenges and beauty of being first generation Canadian. Her personal background is rooted in social justice. She developed Crime Prevention Programs for youth under the Attorney General’s Office in British Columbia. She also loved her time in the classroom as an educator, teaching high school Spanish and English Literature. She is married to Carlos and they are parents to Nathaniel and Hannah.
Connect with Anne through Women’s Ministry at Village Church
Instagram: @its.annemiranda

Shaila Visser

Shaila Visser is the National Director of Alpha Canada and the Global Senior Vice-President for Alpha International. She is the Executive Producer of both The Alpha Youth Film Series (2013) and The Alpha Film Series (2016), and currently holds positions on the Board of the Damascus Road Foundation and on the Board of Regent College-an International Graduate School in Vancouver.

Shaila has a heart for people coming to know Jesus and is passionate about helping the local church flourish. She is a gifted communicator who is known for her strategic leadership as well as her ability to bring people together. Shaila is recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Christian Women in Canada. Shaila lives in Vancouver BC with her husband, Ryan Visser, a Vancouver Police Officer, and their four-legged family member, Talon

Instagram: @shailavisser
Twitter: @shailavisser

Mark Clark

Mark grew up in Toronto and moved to Vancouver in 2004 to attend Regent College, where he received a Master of New Testament Studies. Following over ten years of ministry, Mark, along with his wife Erin and an amazing team of people, planted Village Church in January 2010, which has now grown into a vibrant and growing multi-site church with 7 locations across two provinces (Vancouver, Calgary) and soon launching another two, in Winnipeg and Toronto. He is passionate about contextualizing the gospel, teaching the Bible, seeing people transformed by Jesus, planting churches, and seeing the gospel advance across Canada. Mark resides in South Surrey with his wife and their three daughters. He is honoured and excited to lead Village Church wherever God calls it to go. Mark is also the author of The Problem of God and the upcoming followup, The Problem of Jesus.

Instagram: @mark_clark

Dr. Merry C. Lin

Dr. Merry C. Lin is an author, speaker and psychologist with over 25 years of clinical expertise.  She is the Executive Director of Dr. Lin & Associates, where she leads a team of leadership and life coaches and HR Management consultants. A wise counsellor and respected speaker, Dr. Merry can be heard on her popular podcast, The Fully Lived Life, with her friend, Coach Gillian, where they speak about life, love and purpose through the lens of faith and science. She also makes regular TV appearances on 700 Club Canada, 100 Huntley Street, A Better Us, and See Hear Love, and her teaching videos are available on RightNow Media. Dr. Merry is the author of The Fully Lived Life: Rescuing Our Souls from All that Holds Us Back.

drmerry.com
Instagram: @drmerrylin  @thefullylivedlife
Facebook: drmerrylin

Danielle Strickland

Danielle is a spiritual leader, justice advocate, communicator and peacemaker. Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world. From establishing justice departments and church plants, to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives, to creating new initiatives to mobilize people towards transformational spiritual life. Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently through initiatives like:

Her latest book released in 2020, Better Together: How Women and Men Can Heal the Divide and Work Together to Transform the Future, her podcast is listened to by thousands globally, and closer to home, she’s on the teaching team at The Meeting House. Based in Toronto, Canada, Danielle is the proud mom of 3 boys, wife to Stephen, and as an enneagram 7, has been affectionately called the “ambassador of fun”.
Instagram: @daniellejstrickland
Twitter: @djstrickland

Other Voices

Kristen Maynard

Kristen grew up in the Lower Mainland and holds a Bachelor in Music Therapy and a Masters in Worship Studies. She is driven by the desire to serve Jesus wherever he leads. She’s a keen and avid learner who loves to share her findings with those around her. In the office she is the Discipleship Ministry Associate at Village Church, outside of the office, you can find Kristen baking cakes, playing keys, studying something new, or off with her husband, Victor, and two kids, Jackson and Denver.​
Instagram: @kristenmaynard

Shylo Sharity

Shylo Sharity is a worship leader at Village Church Surrey. She is also a country singer-songwriter, and a Trinity Western communications graduate. She enjoys writing both Christian and country music, and has just released her first country single. The creative aspect of leading is what she strives for most. Reaching out to the congregation through song and prayer is an honour that she takes great joy in. Shylo says that her best day is a Sunday.

Instagram: @shylosharity

Terrance Richmond and Love Quest Krew Band

Terrance uses music to reach the masses and influences culture in a unique way that combines dope eclectic music and edifying messages that releases life. He and the Love Quest Krew have not stopped creating concert experiences, both virtually or live, and his latest album: Glory Cloud is his most authentic and transparent songwriting to date.

terrancerichmond.com
Instagram: @terrancerichmond
Facebook: terrancerichmond

Daniela Tempesta

Daniela’s extensive background in dance has lead to a successful 20-year career in the fitness industry. Her focus is on trainer development, mentoring and education by hosting workshops nationally and internationally (BCRPA BCFit, MFC, NFF, SCW Mania, IDEA). Sharing the joy of the Lord through creativity and laughter remains her life’s mission.

danielatempesta.com
Instagram: @daniigirl

Karolyn Haze

Pop-Gospel songwriter and powerhouse vocalist, Karolyn Haze, is a supportive force in the Vancouver music scene, lending her voice to various Soul, Hip-Hop and Pop projects, as well as several international EDM and Gospel releases. Her ability to extend God’s love through music became publicly evident in 2017, when her co-written song “Joy!” was awarded Gospel Song of the Year at the GMA Covenant Awards.

Well known for her atmosphere-shifting, powerful vocal prowess, Karolyn’s love for God and people is what fuels her passion to lead others, as a professional Vocal Coach. She is a devoted Worship Leader at Love Quest International Church, which is set to release their first gospel album in November 2020.

Karolyn’s latest single, “Love Right Here”, is available now on all streaming platforms.

Dani Fuentes

Dani Fuentes is the worship director at Love Quest International Church and is passionate about seeing lives transformed through the power of worship. She also has the honour of spreading the gospel through hip-hop music with Terrance Richmond and the Love Quest Krew and has performed in Rogers Arena, Coastal Jazz Festival, Harmony Arts Festival, and many more venues in BC.

FAQs

When is the Women’s Conference this year?
The Women’s Conference will be held ONLINE on November 21, 2020.

Where is the Women’s Conference this year?
We are designing an online experience that you can watch from the comfort of your home or office, solo or with friends. For more information on hosting a Watch Party, click here.

What time will the Conference be this year?
The Women’s Conference will be streaming online on November 21 at 7:00pm (PT) and 7:00pm (ET).
Once you have registered, you will receive the link to watch and you can choose which time you watch.

How can I join the Conference?
Participants are required to pre-register for the event. Simply follow the links below.

To register for Individual Viewing, click here.

To register as a Watch Party Host, click here.

How much does the Conference cost?
Registration is FREE!

Can I invite my friends?
Absolutely! This conference is for all women. Share our conference webpage with them: thisisvillagechurch.com/conference

Or better yet, host a Watch Party and invite them to enjoy the conference with you (either in your home or online).
For more information about Watch Party Hosting, click here.

What is a Watch Party?
Invite your friends to your home or online to watch the conference together with you as the host!
Learn more here.

I have been invited to a Watch Party, do I still need to register myself?
Yes! Please register through this form to ensure you are included in all our giveaways and receive conference information and highlights!

What is the schedule for the Conference?
The conference begins at 7:00pm (in both PT and ET time zones).
The duration of the event is approximately 2.5 hours.

What if I have registered to watch alone already, but now want to host a Watch Party?
We LOVE that you have decided to host a party and personally invite those in your social circle or social ‘bubble’ to watch with you!  No need to fret about doubling up on registration.If you would like the Village Women’s Ministry to support you in hosting, just fill out this form.

Will the Conference be available for playback?
Yes, the conference in its entirety will be available to guests who registered and have access to the link.

What kind of technical devices do I need to watch the Conference?
DEVICE – Laptops and PCs are better than smartphones (including iPhones) because the screen is bigger for easier viewing. You’ll also have better access to Zoom control buttons.

INTERNET – As for internet connection, it’s best to have stable, strong cable internet. Second best is strong wifi. Third (not so stable) are SIM cards. Usually, if you can watch videos on YouTube or video chat via Skype, you should have no trouble joining the conference.

Is there a benefit to watching live?
YES! We are a community of women who are part of a global movement. The benefit of watching together would be to be able to participate in our live chatroom, live giveaways and the live experience with friends.

How can I get prayer?
Share your prayer requests, or inquire about receiving counselling, by emailing hello@thisisvillagechurch.com or submitting online here.

How can I donate to Village Church?
We give as an act of worship because Jesus first gave to us (2 Cor. 8:9). Your generosity helps us continue our mission of seeing people transformed into fully devoted followers of Jesus.  Follow this link to give: thisisvillagechurch.com/give

Does the Women’s Conference have Instagram?
You can follow along on @thisisvillage. Remember to tag @thisisvillage when you post to Instagram or Instagram Stories, so that we can re-share!

Where do I go to join my church site women’s Facebook Group?
You can find all the links below!

Village Surrey Women
Village Langley South Women
Village Langley North Women
Village Coquitlam Women
Village Abbotsford Women
Village Calgary Women

If your site isn’t listed, fill out this form for the Village Church Newsletter.

I have another question. Who can help me?
Contact us at women@thisisvillagechurch.com.