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?

Challenge 2020

All Challenges have been cancelled due to covid-19
Please check back in the future for upcoming Challenge opportunities.
Apply online
Download paper form
Consent form (minors)
Submitting an application does not guarantee participation in the Challenge. Accepted applicants will be contacted with more information and payment instructions. Minors will need to provide parent or guardian consent if accepted.

Program costs


$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?").

Location


Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters
2 Overlea Blvd. Toronto, ON


Meeting location may change (to a nearby alternative) depending on size of group and will be confirmed prior to the Challenge event.

What is the registration process?

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.

How do I pay?

You will be asked to make your payment by credit card through a CanadaHelps donation page.

Please note that even though it is a donation page, you will not receive a tax receipt as it is considered event registration. See CRA's website for an explanation on what qualifies as a gift (section "Did the donor receive an advantage?").

Do you provide meals and accommodations?

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.

What does the schedule look like?

The days will vary, but they will generally follow this outline:

  • Classroom workshop
  • Snack break
  • Workshop/evangelism preparation
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood evangelism
  • Debrief

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.

I have more questions
Great! Contact us at prayer@jesusnetwork.ca and ask away!