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April 19-20, 2024

VMC’s national, in-person conference is happening again in Waterloo, Ontario!

Come join others from across Canada to celebrate, learn, connect and be encouraged together!

Location: Lincoln Road Chapel (145 Lincoln Road, Waterloo, ON) (directions)

Friday, April 19: 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 20: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM



It has been six years since we were last together as a network in one location!

Our churches differ in size, style, strategy, demographics and context. We span across time zones. Polarizing issues threaten gospel mission.

But we are together in Jesus!

So let’s gather again as a national network of leaders.

Explore contemplative spirituality as a pathway to solidarity.

Consider church multiplication, diaspora mission and nextGen leadership as shared priorities.

Make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and deepen relationship with old and new alike!


Register Early to Save!

Travel subsidies available (limit of 3 per church) for attendees from outside Ontario
Details on the Registration page
Sorry, we are unable to accommodate requests for international guests requiring a VISA to enter Canada


Updates will be posted on the Program page

WORKING TOGETHER with the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS)

As a way to demonstrate Christian unity in these polarizing times, we are convening Thinking Shrewdly 2024 in tandem with an ICS conference.  Both conferences are stand alone events but portions of each program will overlap and be shared.  Specifically, attendees at both conference will participate in the Friday night and Saturday morning program together.