Cruxifusion 2017!

Hello friends,

We are incredibly excited to share you with our dates for Cruxifusion 2017 once again at North Bramalea United Church in Brampton, ON.

We hope to see you there from May 2-4, 2017 for “Praise, Pray, Proclaim!”

More details, including registration will be available in the coming months!

Blessings,
The Crux Board

Videos from the 2016 Conference

 

equipWe are now posting videos from our 2016 Cruxifusion Conference.

Please visit http://2016.cruxifusion.ca to see the videos. New videos will be posted every few days. Out first video, posted this morning, is from our opening worship with Robin Jacobson preaching on 2 Corinthians 12.

Coming up next are the videos of Tony Campolo!

Cruxifusion 2016 Conference

equipWe are excitedly planning our 2016 Conference to be held at North Bramalea United Church from April 18 (1pm) to April 20 (3pm) in Brampton, Ontario. While the details are coming soon, including schedules and speakers, we are happy to announce we are accepting registrations now!

So what are you waiting for? Register for our 2016 Conference (registration closed) right away!

Some information regarding registering:

Registration fees are: (which includes airfare**, meals and hotel accommodations)

  • $350 for ministers and those in paid accountable ministry ($475 for a single room)
  • $250 for ministers who will find their own accommodation (billet, commute, etc)
  • $200 for student ministers ($325 for a single room)
  • $100 for students who find their own accommodation (billet, commute, etc)

For those who cannot make it for all 3 days and do not need airfare or accommodation, registration is $120 per day.

Registrations are encouraged as early as possible. You will be invoiced by our administrator a few days after you register seeking payment before the start of the conference.

If you are in need of financial assistance, please notify the administrator when he is in contact with you. All assistance will be subject to review by the Cruxifusion Board and will be held in confidence.

We also recommend you read “Bullseye: Aiming to Follow Jesus” before the conference as Jamie Holtom and Debbie Johnson will be leading us in practical explorations of the principle applications of their findings.

The book is available at: http://www.ucrdstore.ca/bullseye-aiming-to-follow-jesus.html
or on Kindle at: http://www.amazon.ca/Bullseye-Aiming-Follow-Jamie-Holtom-ebook/dp/B014RAQ0DE

**You will be required to book your own flights if required, and reimbursed to 80% of fares at the conference (proof of purchase required). Maximum reimbursements per province are as follows:
NL – $400
NS – $375
PE – $300
NB – $300
QC – $250
MB – $350
SK – $400
AB – $450
BC – $550

We Need Your Help

Dear friends,

Natalie testimonyCruxifusion formed in 2011 to bring together ministry personnel and students within the United Church who celebrate Jesus Christ.

Seeds were planted by The Community of Concern, which generously supported our founding conference. The National Alliance of Covenanting Congregations and Fellowship Magazine also blessed us with gifts as the life of their organizations drew to an end.

Since then, we’ve had three more successful conferences. People have gathered for worship, community and learning. Cruxifusion has connected hundreds of people together. We are spreading the love of Jesus Christ within the United Church of Canada.

To continue offering these valuable conferences, we need your help.

First and foremost, we need your prayer. Please pray for our leadership. Pray for our churches. Pray for Cruxifusion. And prayer for the whole United Church of Canada as we seek to follow in the ways of Jesus Christ, the true head of the church.

heather testimonyTo make our conferences affordable for Christ-centred United Church ministers and student ministers, we only charge a minimal fee to come. 2015’s conference registration was $350. This covered everything: registration, food, accommodation, and travel whether you were from Burlington, British Columbia or Newfoundland! We could offer this gift to each participant because of financial donations we’d received. In 2015 we had 81 attendees, including 12 student ministers whose attendance was largely subsidized by Cruxifusion. People came from 8 provinces, including 26 who flew in from outside Ontario.

As you can imagine, the $350 registration does not cover the actual costs of running the conference. We need your help to continue this Christ-centered conference, with its travel pool and significant subsidy for ministry students. Could you prayerfully consider supporting this worthy group of ministers.

A $5 per month donation covers the meals for one attendee for the entire conference.
$10 per month covers one day of a participants registration.
$20 per month covers the registration of a student wishing to attend our conference.
$30 per month covers the cost of a hotel room for the entire conference.

You may donate to Cruxifusion by clicking on the “Donate Now” below or mailing a cheque to:
CruxifusionDonate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
PO Box 20054
2211 Brant Street
Burlington, ON L7P 0A4

We have published videos of our conferences on this website to share with the entire denomination, along with Advent and Lent devotionals. We wish to share our love of Jesus Christ with the entirety of the United Church of Canada. Conference attendees talk about the deepening fidelity to Jesus and life-giving support for one another they have received from their time together.

We value your prayers and support. With strong, faith-filled congregations and people who are passionate for Jesus Christ in our churches, organizations such as Cruxifusion will thrive and help connect people who are looking for Light and Hope in the world.

God bless you,
The Cruxifusion Board

Crux15Crew

Attendees of our 2015 Cruxifusion Conference

 

Announcing Cruxifusion 2016!

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We are very pleased to announce that the dates for our 2016 Conference have been finalized.

When: April 18-20, 2016
Where: North Bramalea United Church, Brampton, ON

Mark your calendar app, it’s coming!

Registration will open in January 2016, so stay tuned!

Questions for the GC42 Nominees for Moderator

Cruxifusion sent five questions to all 12 nominees for Moderator so that we would have the opportunity to learn a bit more about them. We asked them to limit their responses to 100 words per question. Below are their responses.

We wish to thank the nominees for offering themselves to the whole of the United Church of Canada and pray for God’s guidance and blessings as the voting process takes place at General Council 42. By going to the GC42 website, you may view the list, answers to other questions they have been asked, as well as their full profiles.