111 Waterloo Street

Suite 303

London, Ontario, Canada




pouring the gospel into your community

Executive Royal Hotel
2828 23 St NE, Calgary, AB‎ 
(403) 291-2003‎
Calgary, Alberta
7-8 April 2018


frontiers thought leaders ...

Rusty Stephens 

Rusty, a former submarine officer in the US Navy, is active in Toastmasters leadership and neighborhood outreach. He served as Navigators US Field director for ten years and Europe director for three.

Kingdom Living - Rusty Stephens
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Steve Slater

Steve speaks on 'Regaining A Kingdom Perspective' drawing on many years of outreach to Russian friends in Siberia.

Regaining Kingdom - Steve Slater
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Part 2 - Steve Slater
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Bill Swan

Bill and Jane Swan have invested four decades in stimulating gospel movements among the Japanese in Japan. His lessons learned can help us each in our context.

Gospel Movement In Japan - Bill Swan
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Yearning to reach others?

Looking for a fresh approach?

Feeling 'burned out' and going through the motions?

Eager to leave a legacy of impact for God's Kingdom?

Rethinking what it means to be and do church?


Raw material ... starting components ... tipping points ... a Refiner's fire ... movement ... flow. These words evoke rich images of those who are grappling with how to live out and spread the good news of the Kingdom, in ways which are Scripturally rooted and context sensitive to the hearer.

In April, 2017 many gathered in Toronto to learn and engage with others who are passionate about the gospel through keynote sessions, panels, workshops and micro-sessions.  (check We look forward to facilitating a similar experience in Calgary this Spring! See below ...

a weekend of powerful engagement
7-8 April, 2018

Since 2005, Pathfinders has hosted training events and practitioner network gatherings in order to stimulate further organic church understanding and practice in a post-Christendom and increasingly secularized world. These events have been a gathering place for disciplemakers, house churchers and frontier gospel workers in a variety of settings.

Conference tracks:

1. Organic churching through family networks, house churches and other simple expressions. 
2. Insider movements to First Nations, Muslim and Buddhist neighbors.
3. Online strategies for the gospel.
4. Missional church in a post-denominational world.
5. Marketplace ministry as seeking the shalom and prosperity of the city.


about elemental

What is Elemental?

‘Elemental’ explores the raw elements of gospel movement so that practitioners can engage their specific spheres with increased clarity, confidence and contextualization of the message of Jesus.


This gathering of practitioners from across North America will update, inspire and equip Kingdom-minded leaders to continue to advance the gospel to the nations, at home and abroad. Between meetings there will be opportunities for conversations, reflection and networking. The sharing of resources in this learning community environment will be a highlight of the time.


Conference team:

Dr. Doug Hamm,

Laura Harrison, James Bruyn,

Todd Sinclair, Ross Rains

call for papers ...

This event is an UnConference. Not just talking heads, no rock band music or light shows, just 'roll up the sleeves workers' in the harvest who are passionate to live and share Jesus everywhere.

Submission Guidelines:

We welcome submissions from any who are practitioners with interest in households of faith, missional church, marketplace ministry, congregational renewal, bivocational leadership, etc.

Presentation Types:

Workshops, Case Studies, Panels and Keynotes will come together with up to 25% of attendees participating in presentations. Please send a paragraph of at least 200 words or an abstract, to describe your planned presentation. Many of these presentations will be considered for publication after the event. Style and content guidance to be provided. See for examples.

Deadline for proposal submissions: March 28, 2018
Notice of acceptance: March 30, 2018
Registration information: Write:

Ross Rains, conference host and organic church path-finder

Ross is active in the marketplace as a coach and commercial property developer from London, Ontario.

micro sessions

Ray Klassen, Winnipeg

Rural Ministry Reskinned  - from church planter to lumberjack

Laura Harrison, Calgary

Managing Expectations

Dr. Doug Hamm, Victoria

Neighbouring In Victoria

Ragnar Oborn, Fredericton

Reaching The Nations Online

James Bruyn, Calgary

Minding the Marketplace

Alex Matheson, Hamilton

Adapting New Forms Of Church To Make Disciples

Todd Sinclair, Markham

Understanding Personalities And Connecting With Others

Rohadi Nagassar, Calgary

5 ways To Help The Church Survive And Thrive In Post-Christian Canada.

Steve Slater, Virginia

Right Brain Outreach:

Experiencing The Gospel

Rob Ross, Calgary

Organic Churches And The Internet

Joyce Grunau, Calgary

Loving Your Muslim Neighbors

Erik Freiburger, Calgary

House Church Stories & Covenant Life

Steve Slater, W. Virginia

Experiencing The Gospel


macro sessions

John Pritchard, Calgary

Plant A Garden ...

Then A Church

Marcel Lebrun, Fredericton

Preview of 12 Neighbors Video Series

Plant A Garden ... - John Pritchard
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Executive Royal Hotel

100s of years of


Why this event? Will you join us at the table?

... - Tim Volkman's Story
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