The Jesus Network's Challenge is the opportunity to have an evangelism training experience in the heart of the largest, most diverse and urbanized city in Canada. You'll be trained to share your faith clearly, confidently and cross-culturally with practical tools. Each day's schedule is balanced with classroom learning on Islam in the morning and a neighbourhood visitation in the afternoon. You'll learn by doing. Lessons and visits will be led by local teachers who are well-known by the different faith communities of Toronto. Our goal is to reach people by learning about their worldviews, listening, serving, and sharing the Good News of salvation in Jesus and how he has changed our lives.
We Challenge team members to make evangelism your lifestyle. We Challenge Canadian believers to move out of their comfort zones and become a missionary for a week, without needing a passport or possibly even a ticket. Are you up for the Challenge?
Mark your calendars for December 29 and 30, 2023!
Email us at [email protected] if you, your church, or group are interested.
Submitting an application does not guarantee participation in the Challenge. Accepted applicants will be contacted with more information and payment instructions. Spaces are limited on each day and are available to accepted applicants on a first-booked basis. Minors will need to provide parent or guardian consent if accepted.
$50/participant per day. Program fees cover training and ministry materials, meals, and speaker fees.
Please note no tax receipt will be issued for registration fees, as event fees are not considered a charitable gift. See CRA's website for an explanation on what qualifies as a gift (section "Did the donor receive an advantage?").
60 Overlea Blvd. Toronto, ON
Meeting location may change (to a nearby alternative) depending on possible changes to restrictions and will be confirmed prior to the Challenge event.
After you submit an application, it will be reviewed by Jesus Network staff and you should hear back in a few days. We may have questions or contact your reference.
The acceptance email will include a link to the payment page.
You will be asked to make your payment by credit card through a CanadaHelps events page. Please do not pay if you have not been accepted yet.
Also note that you will not receive a tax receipt as it is an event registration and not a donation. See CRA's website for an explanation on what qualifies as a gift (section "Did the donor receive an advantage?").
Lunches and snacks will be provided. Meals will feature ethnic cuisine representative of some of the ethnicities that the various religions in the region represent. Please indicate dietary restrictions on your application and we will make efforts to accommodate but cannot make guarantees. Bring your own reusable water bottle.
You will have to arrange your own overnight accommodations.
The days will vary, but they will generally follow this outline:
- Classroom workshop
- Snack break
- Workshop/evangelism preparation
- Neighbourhood evangelism
There will be a considerable amount of mobility. Please consider your ability to move about (walking, wheelchair, etc.) for upwards of two hours at a time.