WHEN: April 1, 2023
8:30am - 3:30pm
WHERE: Aldergrove Alliance Church,
26291 - 28 Ave,
Aldergrove, BC V4W 2W3
Iron Sharpens Iron is a first class one-day equipping conference for men of all ages!
Emerging Men (ages 12-19)
Pioneering Men (ages 20-29)
Full Throttle Men (ages 30-54)
Seasoned Men (ages 55+)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Jim Cunningham
Dr Jim is a man of many talents: teacher, trainer, outdoorsman, author, and encourager. Since 2019, he and his life-long friend, Paul Estabrooks, and have been producing a short weekly radio program based on Scripture and Jim's book Men Alive - Conforming to the Image of Christ. Men Alive radio programs are broadcast each Sunday over ten radio stations from coast to coast in Canada, as well as in the United States and in South Africa. Dr Jim is Canada's radio broadcaster to men. He's worth hearing.
Dr. Jim has co-authored numerous books and helped compile Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS) for Open Doors International (ODI) with Paul Estabrooks. Now in its third edition, this book shares the living testimonies of Christians in regions of the world defined as the "Persecuted Church".
Jim received his Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Adult Education from the University of Toronto in 1981. In 1982 “Dr. Jim” joined the faculty of Trinity Western University www.twu.ca a private Christian university – in Langley, British Columbia where he taught until 2002. He has served as a consultant in Adult Education with a variety of NGO’s. He has served as a faculty member of Wycliffe Bible Translators Canada at the Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) http://canil.ca/ on the campus of TWU. He is currently the Executive-Director of Go Teach Global Society https://goteachglobal.com – a not-for-profit society to “train trainers, teach teachers and disciple adult educators” across the globe. His travels continue to take him to diverse regions around the world.
Jim and his wife, Rita, make their home in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. They have two adult sons and two gracious daughters-in-law, who are mothers of their five grandchildren.
Jim’s life verse is 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 “It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. 6 He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant…under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life.” (NLT).
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MORNING SEMINARS (Subject t0 Change):
What Our Wives Wish We Knew
Rennier Hernandez & Michael Jantzen • FamilyLife Canada • Abbotsford BC
Description: Husbands tend to be terrible mind readers. So to help you out, we’re going to share some of the deepest, unspoken desires and vulnerabilities wives wish their husbands knew. And we don’t just make this stuff up! It’s based on FamilyLife Canada surveying thousands of wives across Canada at Weekend Getaway Marriage Conferences. As part of the workshop, Michael will be performing a couple of original songs inspired by his own marriage story.
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Paul Dirks, Author, Deep Discipleship for Dark Days, New Westminster
Description: We are living in days of both perverse pressures and Christian compromise and are in desperate need of rebuilding kingdom and culture. This seminar will alert you to the need and scriptural hope for men to pioneer and build: institutions, businesses, churches, and more.
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Maturity, What it is and How to Get There
George Bertness • Christian Service Brigade • Maple Ridge BC
Description: This seminar looks at what the Bible says about the five key components of maturity. Key resources are highlighted. Whether we are seeking to grow in our own faith or helping others grow theirs, knowing what we are working toward is absolutely essential. Take home materials provided. Geared for both teachers and teens.
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Gaining Confidence in Trusting the Bible from the Beginning
David Kadylak • Creation BC • Surrey BC
Description: Do you find yourself questioning whether you can read the Bible for yourself to understand it? Do you often wonder what importance the early chapters of the Bible have to do with the rest of the Bible? This seminar intends to instill confidence that all Scripture is worthy of study, and including the very beginning of Genesis as trustworthy as written.
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God’s Restoration... (Recovering from Our Failures)
Jeff Zak • Mighty Men Canada • Nelson BC
Description: Men have a difficult time opening up about their failures, but it is needed... I hit rock bottom in life & ministry and God has restored me.
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AFTERNOON SEMINARS (Subject t0 Change):
Living with a Tyrant: How to Stand Strong Through the Storm
Jim Cunningham • Director • Go Teach Global / MEN ALIVE podcasts • Langley BC
Description: Jesus lived and trained his disciples under a brutal totalitarian government: The Roman Empire. We will examine what Jesus taught his disciples about how to live and respond victoriously to the 'five-R's' who would pursue them: Relatives, Religious Leaders, Rulers, Rich Guys and 'Rowdies'.
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Ministers of Reconciliation in Today's Super Charged Political Climate
Jason Goertzen • Chaplain (BC Legislature) • Leadership Influence Ministries • Victoria BC
Description: There is a battle raging at the intersection of Faith and Politics. Social media has served only to stoke the fires of division. Many families and churches are still at odds or trying to heal. In this seminar, Jason Goertzen, chaplain to politicians at the BC Legislature, will share how we can find our way forward by prioritizing Kingdom values ahead of political agenda and not falling into traps that only keep us ensnared and angry.
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Bright Minds, Burning Hearts - The Value of the Word of God
Tim Carson • New Antioch Institute • Langley BC
Description: Attacks upon the value and application of the word of God have been multiple, varied, and intense. To build a legacy for Christ, Christian men will need to build strong lives, families, churches, and institutions that are based upon the word of God. This seminar seeks to encourage, challenge, and equip men who want to make a difference for Christ.
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FRIENDSHIP that Makes a DIFFERENCE
Ron St. Hilaire • Men in UNITY • Abbotsford BC
Description: This workshop focuses on the friendship that men need today ! It will share the realities men seek in our changing world focusing with engagement with real purpose. The value and importance of “real” friendship…..not just acquaintances.
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Men - The Critical Ingredient (Building Your Church with Men's Ministry)
Howard Pike • CSB Canada • Coquitlam BC
Description: Men are essential to the growth of the church, yet men seem to be walking away. Covid has accelerated this. What can we do about the loss of this critical resource? Men's Ministry is a big part of the answer.
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