“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
- Middle School – Diana E. Francis, First Baptist Church, Nassau, Bahamas
- High School – Lennett Anderson, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Hammonds Plains, NS (@therealLJA)
- Leaders – John Wilkinson (@yu_gta)
- Middle School – Instead of Silver (@InsteadofSilver)
- High School – Shiloh Band
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Rev. Diana E. Francis is a motivational speaker, success coach, teacher and advisor to youth. For more than a decade, she has worked with Christian and civic organizations, giving answers to the critical issues effecting youth. Her candid approach to youth ministry has earned her the respect and admiration of both her peers and leaders within the Christian community. Her innovative style to youth ministry has caused her to be the host of a timely, inspiring youth television program, “U GAT ISSUES.” She is the President of the National Student Christian Movement, a youth organization that empowers youth to find their God-given purpose. Rev. Francis currently serves as Co-Pastor at the First Baptist Church, Nassau, Bahamas, where she assists under the direction and leadership of her father, Rev. Dr. Earle Francis.
Instead of Silver is a five-piece band out of Collingwood ON Canada. As a modern rock/worship band we use music as a medium to share the gospel message of Jesus everywhere we play. Through our music we try and build relationships wherever we can so that we might find opportunities to reach out. We released our first CD, a live worship album, called “Freedom Reigns” in February 2012 and are currently writing again in hopes of releasing a new CD in 2014. Whether it is leading worship for a conference, a rally or a worship service or playing a concert, we are a high-energy band that loves every chance to proclaim the name of Jesus.
Middle School Springforth Schedule
Friday, May 9
7:00 Doors open and activities in the Atrium
7:40 Rally #1
9:15 Leaders dismissed to Leaders Conference
9:20 Snack (Purple) and Debrief/Talkback Sessions (green)
10:00 Debrief/Talkback Sessions (purple) and snack (green)
10:40 Closing Rally
Saturday, May 10
8:30 Doors open and Activities in the Atrium
9:10 Rally #2
10:40 Debrief/Talkback Sessions (purple) and Snack (green)
11:20 Snack (purple) and Debrief/Talkback Sessions(green)
12:00 Lunch on your own
2:00 Doors open and Activities in the atrium
2:30 Rally #3
Pastor Lennett Anderson is the Senior Pastor of EBC: The MEETing Place, Hammonds Plains, NS. He is married to Lady Késa Munroe-Anderson and together they have two sons and a daughter- Micah Jelani, Caleb Wellington and Jordan Bethany.
Since Pastor Anderson’s return to his home church in 1999 and his subsequent ordination into the Christian Ministry in September 2001, he has been credited by the National MacLean’s Magazine as “one of five Canadian Pastors who are breathing new life into their communities.” His leadership has led to the formation of a blended community of worshippers who meet to exemplify unity within the Body of Christ.
Rev. Anderson is also a commissioned Officer in the Canadian Forces and is currently serving as Unit Chaplain for HMCS SCOTIAN.
Through his dynamic presentation of the Gospel, Pastor Anderson’s message has been a source of spiritual inspiration and encouragement to many. His messages of hope and deep healing, which abound from God’s wisdom and compassion, have been a guiding light throughout Canada and abroad. His continued commitment to teach and reach souls, by living the Word of God with conviction and boldness is truly a testament to his invaluableness in the Kingdom of God. Truly Pastor Lennett Anderson is a gifted preacher and teacher who is living up to his life’s calling: “To serve his generation with Godly purpose.”
Shiloh Band exists to serve the local church in the area of congregational worship. Our desire is to see Jesus lifted high above all else and to be made famous in our city, nation and our world. Although we aspire for people to sing great worship songs, we are primarily committed to see them come into His presence through worship to experience His love and life-changing power.
High School Springforth Schedule
Friday May 9th
6:45pm Doors open
Atrium Activities Outside
7:15-8:45pm Rally #1
9:00-9:35pm Grade 9 & 10 Snack/Social Justice Expo/Workshop Sign Up
(Atrium, SH 117 & SH 127)
Grade 11 & 12 Snack in the Cafeteria with Crandall
LEADERS Track (Student Centre)
9:45-11:15pm Friday Night Live* & Crandall Sports Night
11:15pm Good Night
* Friday Night Live checks will take place during Social Justice Expo/ snack. Specific times will be sent to each individual group
Saturday May 10th
8:30am Doors open
8:45-10:00am Rally #2
10:10-11:00am Springforth Olympics (Grade 9 & 10)
Workshops (Grade 11 & 12)
Leaders Track (Leaders – Volunteer & paid, Student Centre)
11:10-12:00pm Springforth Olympics (Grade 11 & 12)
Workshops (Grades 9 & 10)
1:45 pm Doors Open
2:15pm Rally #3
John has been involved in full-time youth ministry for over 40 years. He has been an innovative and highly successful leader within local church, educational, camping, and youth outreach contexts. His effectiveness over these many years has made him a sought out mentor, teacher, and youth consultant throughout Canada. He is currently the Executive Coach and Strategist of Toronto Youth For Christ and the immediate past Chair of EFC’s National Youth and Young Adult Roundtable. More importantly, he is the husband for over 35 years to Trish, father to Matt (Director of Youth Ministries – CBOQ) and Mark (High School History Teacher), and now Poppa to Grace. Life is good.
John Campbell is the Youth and Young Adult Pastor at West End Baptist Church in St. John’s Newfoundland. With over 10 years of youth ministry experience John is passionate about effectively communicating the Gospel to the next generation, and helping others do the same. Drawing on his background in Computer Science and Youth Ministry, John loves exploring how we live out this calling in a digital world. John is married to Sara who is a public school teacher, and has two children, Lilly and Micah.
The purpose of the Springforth Internship program is to provide an opportunity for young adults and (older high school students) to serve God by using their gifts at a high quality event. The internship program also will provide a place for young adults to be paired up with a more experienced individual to learn, and grow in an area they are gifted and passionate about.
It is our hope that through this experience, the young adults who serve will:
a. Gain a vision for the broader work of the church
b. Catch a vision of how they can use their gifts in their local church
c. Stay connected to the Body of Christ
d. Feel valued
e. Gain a sense of how God can use them outside of Springforth
f. Develop a network with those that they have served with
Different Internship Opportunities may include:
- Atrium activities – work with Atrium coordinator to help facilitate different stations as well as crowd control, set-up, tear-down
- Workshop assistant – would work with workshop coordinator to set-up, tear-down workshop spaces and provide directions
- Leaders Conference – would work with Leaders Conference Director during the leaders conference
- Back-Stage – would work with the back stage manager
- Merchandise – would help set-up, tear-down the bookstore and merchandise area, and would help man the merchandise table (s)
- Runner – to work with the volunteer coordinator and / or the director of the MS track to run errands, set-up, tear-down, direct traffic, welcome students, give directions, and assist where ever-else assistance is needed.
Did you know hunger and malnutrition are one of the world’s greatest health risks? One in eight people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead active lives.
That’s where YOU come in.
Springforth Youth, YOU have made a huge difference in fighting hunger in Maai Mahiu! Through your 3-year commitment to raising money for food security in Kenya through CBM, you helped over 1,200 families, not just have more to eat, but also work together toward building a healthier community for the future.
First you raised money for seeds. Next, it was trees. Now what is absolutely essential for both those items? TOOLS. Tools are a basic necessity to increase food security. Nothing gets planted or harvested without them! Just think – you have a pile of seeds but nothing to prepare the ground. You have trees but no shovel to help plant them. You have an acre of land that’s covered in thorns, weeds and heavy brush, but nothing to clear it. A single tool makes all the difference in farming, and cannot be done without it!
Just $5 buys one tool for a farmer and his family to use – a hoe, shovel, or machete. By helping to provide tools, you’re providing the chance to generate more income and help the whole community create lasting impact.
Big change starts small. It starts with YOU!
Springforth is one of Canada’s largest conferences for youth and youth leaders. Held every May in Moncton, NB!