Tyndale Youth Ministry Leadership Conference

 Event Date(s):  Sat, 2017/11/18 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
 Event Type: Conferences

Tyndale invites individuals of all ages who work in youth ministry settings, whether in the church or the marketplace, to participate in this first annual one-day leadership conference.

Our heart for this day is to create a space for youth pastors and their leadership teams to refresh through times of corporate and individual worship, to connect with other youth pastors and lay leaders, and to have the opportunity for continued training in topics that youth leadership is faced with as culture continues to shift around them.

Location: Tyndale University College & Seminary, 3377 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 is an ‘Out of Towners’ reception with snacks and greetings for guests staying overnight in our guest rooms. Conference date is Saturday November 18, 2017.
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Keynote Speakers

Chris Chase

Chris ChaseRev. Christopher Chase is Dean of Students and Communications Strategist at Master’s College and Seminary. Prior to this, he served as Director of Recruiting, FIRST YEAR program and Urban/Cultural Relations. Before transitioning to Master's, he spent 9 years pastoring in student ministries at Flemingdon Park Pentecostal Church in Toronto, Ontario and Agincourt Pentecostal Church as Assistant Pastor overseeing Student Ministries and Creative Arts. Chris graduated from Master’s in 2005 with a Bachelor of Theology: Youth Ministry and is currently working towards his MTS in Pentecostal Studies through Master’s Pentecostal Seminary.

In his free time he loves hanging with his wife and 2 children, writing, reading books (especially biographies and books on basketball), watching movies, learning about pop culture, attempting to get in shape and finding the humor in the most dire of situations.

Brad Noel

Dr. Bradley NoelDr. Brad Noel serves as Director of Pentecostal Studies at Tyndale University College, and has long had a passion for Next Gen ministry. Ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2000, he has served in a number of youth-related roles, including Provincial Youth Director. One of the highlights of his ministry has been teaching theology at the morning sessions of both Jr. and Sr. High Youth Camps in Newfoundland. This will mark his 17th year teaching teens on topics as varied as hermeneutics, human sexuality, and Christology. Both of his doctoral theses and subsequent publications focused in some way on the connection between church and culture, suggesting creative ways we can effectively reach Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Teaching the church to understand and engage our youngest generations remains one of his life goals and greatest passions.

Matt Wilkinson

Matt WilkinsonMatt Wilkinson is the Director of Next Generation Ministries for the Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec, Chair of the National Canadian Baptist Youth & Family Ministry Team and Executive Director of Camp Kwasind.  He is a strategic and visionary leader with a committed passion for the local church to effective engage the next generation with the person and message of Jesus Christ.

Matt has been contributing to the world of youth ministry at both local and national levels over the last twenty years. He is the co-director of the Today’s Teens Conference, a cross-Canada speaker, youth ministry instructor at Tyndale University College and author of the book, Youth Ministry: Now & Not Yet.

Matt holds a Masters of Arts focused on Leadership & Evangelism from Wheaton College and Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees from York University. He has furthered his educational endeavours through studies at Tyndale University College and Seminary as well as through the Arrow Leadership program.

He is married to Charity and they live in Burlington, Ontario with their two children, Grace (6) and Joshua (3).  Matt is passionate about the Maple Leafs, Tim Hortons, camp ministry, reaching the next generation and creating random adventures.

Breakout session information with speaker biographies to be added soon, so please check back for more details!

Worship Leader

Melina Dulluku

Melina DullukuMelina is a vibrant, outgoing artist and worship leader, who came from Albania to Canada as a young child. Since the day of accepting Christ into her heart, Melina has made the decision to use her musical abilities and gifting for the glory of God. Melina serves full time as the Worship & Arts Director at Whitby Christian Assembly in Whitby, ON. At the same time she has a great passion for writing and recording original music that points people to God. She recently released a brand new single, titled, MY WHOLE LIFE CHANGED, available on iTunes. For more info on Melina and her music, visit her website www.melina-d.ca. Find her on iTunes and follow her on Instagram @mdulluku.

Cost & Registration

Cost: $59 per person early bird registration through October 1st, 2017; $79 per person beginning October 2nd, 2017.
Group rate: every fifth youth worker from your church or organization will have FREE admission.
Alumni of Tyndale University College and Seminary receive 20% off both early bird and regular rate.
Current Tyndale University College and Seminary students have a flat registration rate of $25.

Online registration will be available soon.

Coffee breaks, lunch meal and dinner meal are covered in the registration fee. Breakfast will not be provided.

Guest rooms are available at a discounted rate of $27.50 for single guest rooms and $35.00 and $45.00 for guest suites (sleeping two) on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Admissions Coordinator, Rebecca Grimes, at rgrimes@tyndale.ca to book a room.


Parking is free for all participants. We will need your license plate numbers at the event registration desk to waive parking fees.


Friday Evening:

9:00pm - 10:00pm: ‘Out of Towners’ reception.


8:00am - 9:00am: Event registration
9:00am - 12:45pm: Main session and breakout sessions with coffee breaks in between
12:45pm - 2:15pm: Lunch break
2:15pm - 6:15pm: Main session and breakout sessions with coffee breaks in between
6:15pm - 7:00pm: Dinner break
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Closing main session