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Emerge 2015

Join students from campuses across BC at our annual Emerge Retreat in Hope, BC. Experience the beauty of God's creation at Camp Hope. Encounter God through student-led worship and exceptional speakers. Enjoy comfortable hotel-like accommodations and catered camp food. Take this weekend to revitalize your soul and emerge refreshed for life on the campus.  

Guest speaker: Mark Buchanan

Mark and his wife Cheryl live in Calgary, Alberta, where he is an associate professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose Seminary. They have three young adult children. Educated at UBC and Regent College, Mark is a pastor, teacher, speaker, and the author of seven books including, Your God is Too Safe and The Rest of God, as well as the forthcoming novel, David. He has also written numerous articles for Christianity Today and a number of other Christian magazines. He enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and motorcycles. 

Theme: Be Still, Be Holy, Be Dangerous 

Breakout Session 1:  Zombie Culture: Reaching For Our Humanity 

Andy Steiger is the director of Apologetics Canada and the Young Adults Pastor at Northview Community Church. He holds an MA in Apologetics from Biola University.

These days with naturalism being haled in academia and filtering down into popular culture, Andy takes on the question: What does it mean to be human? We see this filtering effect in popular zombie movies and TV shows attempting to wrestle through issues of personhood. Andy warns of the dangers of de-humanization happening in our culture and demonstrates how Christianity restores our humanity using Genesis 1-3. 

Breakout Session 2:  Leadership & Gender

Kirsten Anonby holds an MA in Christian Studies from Regent College and has been a campus pastor since 1997. When not running after her two young boys, she loves to read, do art, and relax with her husband David. 

What role does gender play in how, and if, we lead? Come explore both the scriptural and practical outworkings of this critical question. 

Location: Camp Hope (Hope, BC)

Cost: $135. Includes food, lodging and transportation from UBCO.  

Accommodations: Hotel-style 3-shared rooms include one double, one single, and one roll-away bed. Bedding, private bathroom and towels provided. Pricing is available for 1 ($205) or 2 ($155) shared rooms. 

Packing List: Warm casual clothing, shoes to hike outdoors, toiletries, bible, pen, journal, extra cash for travel food. An offering will be taken (credit card option will be available). 

Transportation: We have hired an A1 school bus to drive us from UBCO campus to Hope and return. We will be meeting at 4:00pm on Friday in H Lot. We depart at 4:30pm sharp. This transportation cost has be subsidized through a grant we received from the OPCS (Okanagan Pentecostal Camp Society). We will leave the camp by 11:30am on Sunday, stop for lunch in Merritt and should arrive back to campus around 3:30pm. 

Registration: All registrations must be made online by January 11, 2015. A late fee of $10.00 will be added to your registration after the cut off. Please contact Pastor James if you are registering late. 

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Earlier Event: January 11
Sunday Night Gathering
Later Event: January 25
Sunday Night Gathering