LEAD Winter 2019

Connecting Beyond Culture

New Leaf Canada

Introduction:  “Connecting Beyond Culture” – Jared Siebert

Session 1:  Elle Pyke & Jared Siebert

Session 1:  Q & A – Jared Siebert

Session 2:  “A Brief Canadian History” – Jamie Robertson

Session 2:  Q & A – Jamie Robertson

Session 3: “Games, Midwifery and Stories” – Elle Pyke & Jared Siebert

Session 4:  “Unexpected Moves of the Holy Spirit” – Jared Siebert

Conclusion:  Jared Siebert

Recording Date: January 16, 2019
Recording Location: The Meeting House, Oakville, Ontario

Jared Siebert from New Leaf Canada was the main guest presenter along with Elle Pyke and Jamie Robertson. Together they helped us address the challenge of being transformational leaders with incarnational churches in the Canadian culture.

Jared Siebert currently serves as the National Director for Church Development for the Free Methodist Church in Canada and is the author of Gutsy: (Mis)Adventures in Canadian Church Planting. His main responsibility is to prepare the denomination to respond to the massive cultural change that churches are facing. He accomplishes this through the planting of new kinds of churches and by developing sustained health and contextual conversations at the local church level designed to bring churches face to face with their mission.

Elle is the Program Manager at The New Leaf Network and a Lay Minister with the Free Methodist Church of Canada. Elle has served on the board of number of organizations such as Women Powering Technology Global, TEDxWaterlooWomen and The Christian Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization. She loves spending time with friends and family, the great outdoors and all things New Leaf.

James Tyler Robertson (Ph.D. McMaster Divinity College) is the Creative Producer of Online Learning & Professor of Christian History at Tyndale Seminary. His areas of research are religion in war and cultural studies as they pertain to faith. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on the role of religion in Canadian culture. In addition to this, his forthcoming book titled A Good Fight: The Religious War of 1812. Dr. Roberston is a frequent speaker at both academic and popular conferences regarding the impact of religion on culture and vice versa.