October 23-26, 2023

Embracing Unashamed Living Through God's Word

Get ready for an unforgettable gathering of like-minded Christians from around the world as we come together to strengthen our faith, foster connections, and empower one another for impactful Kingdom work. It's time to mark your calendars and register for the highly anticipated Great Commission Collective Annual Conference!

Whether you're a seasoned leader, a devoted disciple, or someone seeking to deepen their faith, this conference offers unique opportunities such as dynamic worship, engaging teachings, and inspiring testimonies to ignite your passion and gain fresh insight. But it's not just about the sessions and workshops. The GCC Annual Conference is a vibrant hub of fellowship, where you can connect with fellow believers, share stories, and build relationships that will encourage and support you long after the event is over. THIS is what GCC is all about!

Mark your calendar, spread the word, and get ready to be part of this meaningful moment at the GCC Annual Conference. See you there!

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Romans 1:16-17

Who Is GCC?

At its core, the Great Commission Collective is driven by a shared vision to see the gospel proclaimed, disciples made, and communities transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. Through partnership, collaboration, and a commitment to the Great Commission, the GCC seeks to bring glory to God and impact the world with the love and truth of Jesus. At GCC, we believe that churches and leaders should not undertake the mission alone. Join us to see what it's like to be a part of a network that plants churches and strengthens one another in the process.

Ticket Information

Ticket pricing is $165 USD for the main conference. Some cost is associated with several pre-conference sessions as well. Upon registration, you can select the pre-conference activities and workshops you want to participate in. 

  • Early Bird Pricing is available until 6/30/23 for $40 USD off each ticket! early_unashamed40 EXPIRED
  • Discounted Pricing available 7/1/23 - 8/31/23 for $20 off each ticket! stillnotashamed20 EXTENDED!!!
  • Group Pricing: If you register 10 or more attendees get 25% off! unashamed_group25%

Location Information

Our conference will be held in Canada at one of our member churches, Hope Bible Church. It is located at 500 Great Lakes Blvd, Oakville, ON L6L 6X9. The nearest airport to the church and nearby hotels will be through Toronto Pearson (YYZ).

You will need a passport if traveling into Canada from the US or another country! 

Conference Schedule

Click on each day to view the schedule. Workshop options for each day are listed below.

When registering for others (admins), please note that you will need each persons selection for pre-conference options and each workshop. There is currently not a way for you to buy bulk tickets and have each attendee fill out on their own.

Mon & Tues Men: Simeon Trust Preaching Training $99 The workshop consist of three things: Instructional Sessions (plenary sessions on principles of exposition), Expositions (times of preaching/teaching from the Bible), and Small Groups (where participants present their work). Participants should plan to attend both days of the workshop.Monday 12:45pm-9:30pm & Tuesday 7:30am-11:30am
Monday Ministry Wives: A Taste of Parakaleo & Dinner $30 This Taste of Parakaleo pre-conference workshop is designed to help women begin to build gospel-rooted resilience. In this learning experience set aside for wives of pastors and elders, we will look at the top 10 ministry stressors women face along with some tools we can utilize to coach our own hearts with the gospel. Our goal is to leave participants more equipped to engage with the challenges of ministry and church planting while cultivating a connection to other ministry wives and future resources.1:00pm-5:00pm
Monday Global Mission Night - Free The Great Commission is a global commission. Jesus has called everyone one of us to make disciples of all nations. Some are called to "go", to pack up and be sent to places the gospel has never gone before. And some are called to make disciples of all nations in other ways. Join us as we hear from Missions leaders who have gone and planted among an unreached people group and trained up national workers. You will learn how the Lord is calling you to be used in seeing the unreached reached with the gospel. 6:00pm-9:30pm
Tuesday Am I Called to Plant or Pastor? - Free Do you sense the call to serve, to bring hope, healing, and transformation to the lives of those seeking solace and spiritual guidance? If so, don't miss this session led by Dave Harvey & Trent Griffith! 9:00am-12:00pm
11:30am Registration desk opens
1:00pm Session I with Scott Hollingshead: The Unashamed Gospel
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Workshop 1
4:45pm Break
7:00pm Session II with Crawford Loritts: Unashamed Integrity
8:45pm International Showcase & Dessert Reception
9:30pm Conclude
9:00am Session III with Dave Harvey: Unashamed Ambition
10:25am Break
10:45am Workshop 2
12:00pm Break
1:30pm Workshop 3
2:45pm Break
3:15pm Session IV with Kent Dresdow: Unashamed Preaching
4:30pm Conclude
9:00am Session V with Brock Graham: Unashamed Care
10:30am Break
11:00am Session VI with Robbie Symons: Unashamed Endurance
12:00pm Conclude

Workshop Options

Click on each workshop section to see the options. We will be adding more speakers as we get confirmation of participation. Be sure to make a note of which selections you prefer, you'll need to choose one workshop for each session during registration.

Gospel-Centered Parenting: Young Children with Jeremiah & Stephanie Canfield
Living Out Your Calling Through Care: The Gift of Hanging Out with Al Pino
Budgeting & Leadership Strategy for Multiplication: Becoming a Sending Church with Trevor Peacock
International: Inspiring A Contagious Global Vision with Greg McFarlane
Sunday Worship Services: From Building A Worship Team to Planning Your Service with Nick & Jill Tynan
Pastor as Leader: How to Lead With Conviction and Humility Within a Developing Plurality with Jerry Lingenfelter
Finding Planters: Boldness In Assessing & Making Shepherds with Trent Griffith & Blair Cushman
Theology of Ministry: Keeping The Main Thing, The Main Thing with Andy Snider
Transformed 4 Level 1: Championing A Soul Care Culture in Your Ministry with GCC Partner - Garrett Higbee of Soul Care Consulting
Students: Best Practices In Student Ministries with Karl Whittingstall
Connection: Telling Your Story to Magnify Christ with Tim Challies
Prayer: Growing a Culture of Prayer in the Church with Jason Matta & Ray Koprowski
Growing Your Church in a Digital Age with GCC Partner - The Ampersand Company
Hope for Churches in Need of Revitalization with GCC Partner - Terry Thompson of Small Church USA
Gospel-Centered Parenting: High School Age with Brian & Aimee Bement
The Key To Sustainability: Building Healthy Rhythms In Your Church and At Home with GCC Partner - Garrett Higbee of Soul Care Consulting
Strategic Planning for Ministry Health: Elders Creating a 20 Year Plan to Keep your Pastor, Plurality, & Church Healthy with Jerry Lingenfelter & Nate Newell
International: How Churches Can Partner Globally to Serve One Another with Marius Mezin
Worship: Leading for Spiritual Formation with Brett Lovern
Pastor as Shepherd: The Voice Of The Shepherd In The Text - Preaching & Leading With Care with Paul Whittingstall
Vision for Multiplying Leaders Who Finish Well with Crawford Loritts
Witness: Am I a Disciple Maker? Intentionality in Relationships... with Trent Griffith
Transformed 4 Level 2: Crisis Care and Restorative Church Discipline with GCC Partner - Lee Lewis of Soul Care Consulting
Discipleship: Developing Discipling Communities That Care with Eric Carlson
Your Call As Support Staff with Kamy Beattie
Prayer for Kids: The Power of a Praying Parent in the Development of Praying Kids with Ryan & Rachel Lowery
Protecting Children in the Church with GCC Partner - Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention
How to Lead Volunteers: Recruit, Train and Retain with Lucy Nagel
Gospel-Centered Parenting: Adult Children Trent & Andrea Griffith
Good Leader Care: Are You Leading Healthy with GCC Partner - Lee Lewis of Soul Care Consulting
Plurality: Building a Pipeline for Making and Sending Planters with Blair Cushman
International: How to Integrate International Ministry at a Local Church Level with Scott Hollingshead
Worship: Spirit of Celebration and Worship! Evaluation and Placement of Songs (1-3-5) with Ben Arant
Pastor as Teacher: Preparation, Positioning, and Presenting the Text With Purpose with Kent Dresdow
Becoming a Multiplying Church: The Sacrifices and Joys of Being a Sending Church with Trevor Peacock
Do You Know Your Community Well Enough To Make Disciples? with Eric Posteluk
Transformed 4 Level 3: Using The C.A.R.E. Model To Equip and Build Care Teams with GCC Partner - Garrett Higbee of Soul Care Consulting
Kids Min: Best Practices for Kids Ministry with Erin Jewell
Volunteer Ministry: Building a Volunteer Team That You Can Count On with Natasha Penny
A Growing Church: Strategizing a Move From Renting to Owning a Church Building with CDF Captial
Using Logos Bible Software with GCC Partner -Logos
Embrace Gospel Justice with GCC Partner - Administer Justice (Administer Justice Partners with US Churches)

Hotel Information

There are several hotels in the Burlington area for you to choose from. We've provided links for you to check out. All hotels are located within a 10 minute drive of the conference location.


Frequently Asked Questions

We have partnered with several area hotels to provide you with great options. Visit the hotel section on our conference page for details.
The hotels are a few miles from the church wtih many sessions and meal times free for you to explore and spend time with friends. Carpooling is a great options if you're unable to rent a car.
Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) is the closest airport to the church and hotels. It is approximately 40 minutes away.
While we love children, this conference is really for those in ministry to refuel and refresh. For that reason, child care is not provided during the conference.
If you are traveling to Canada from the US, or any other country, you will need a proper passport that does not expire within the next 3 months of the date of travel.
For other questions regarding the conference, please email events@gccollective.org


GCC Partners

The Great Commission partners with that will bring great value to your church. Many of these partners will have workshops during the conference and booths in the exhibitor areas. Make sure to stop by and see them to find out more about how they can add value to your ministry!