A Weekend of Refreshment and Renewal Awaits You
Come together in a tranquil island setting to refocus on the Lord Jesus Christ, experience Biblical, life-applicable teaching, Christ-centred praise in song, a delicious menu and some adrenalin-producing activities all amidst the backdrop of God’s awe-inspiring creation.
Trained at Capernwray Harbour’s Bible School for two years, Stephen sought to discover the “truth” – Jesus Christ Himself, the God of the Bible and Eternity. This training began a life-changing journey of learning, growing and serving effectively in the Torchbearers ministry in Canada for nearly 20 years in various roles.
God continues to effectively use, equip, and keep Stephen as he trusts in the Lord, however small or big the task at hand. Stephen operates a sustainably grown food farm on Vancouver Island with his wife and five children while pastoring a growing church congregation on Gabriola Island. Stephen’s journey continues to be that of a servant seeing God bring hope to the hopeless, healing to the sick and wholeness to broken lives as the Gospel is lived out and proclaimed.
The Book of James
Putting our Faith into Practice
When we welcome the work of Jesus Christ into our lives, it begins with a change of heart. But this change is merely the beginning of a transformation that God desires to affect every part of our lives, inside and out. The book of James is filled with timely reminders, of what it means to “put your faith into practice” and how God longs to be glorified in everything we say and do. Together we will see how God is at work, perfecting HIS people through testing, trials, suffering, and surrender, and how embracing this journey leads to true joy.
Your conference includes:
Practical, in-depth Bible teaching
Intentional, Christ exalting praise through song
A zesty, tantalizing menu
Land & sea recreation including kayaking & canoeing, Screamer, beach volleyball, groomed forest trails & much more!
God’s awe-inspiring creation
Accommodation for 2 nights (bedding provided)
FEES & DEPOSIT INFORMATION
August 11 – 13, 2023
Fees: $249.00 (CAD) +5% GST per person
Deposit: $50.00 (CAD) per person. Non-refundable & non-transferable. Balance is due upon arrival.
how to register
Men’s Conference 2023 is now full and waitlisting.
Online registrations will be acknowledged as received when submitted. Registrations will be confirmed as accepted once space in the conference is secured and the registration is completely processed. Each online registration requires a $50 (CAD) non-refundable, non-transferable deposit in order to be received and accepted. Visa, Mastercard & American Express accepted.
When does the conference start and finish?
Check-in will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday. Guests are welcome to arrive on any of the afternoon ferry sailings from Chemainus to Thetis Island in time for a 6:15 pm supper. The conference concludes on Sunday in time for the guests to board a 1:25 pm or 2:50 pm ferry sailing from Thetis Island back to Chemainus. (Sailing times are subject to change. Please see BC Ferries website for the most up-to-date information).
What do I need to bring with me for the conference?
Please remember to pack:
- Towels (full bed linen provided)
- Bible, notebook & pen
- Clothing for rain or shine
- Personal Toiletries
- Sunscreen, bug spray, Afterbite
Where will I stay during the conference?
There are several different types of accommodation on the property where guests can stay. Fifteen fully-winterized cottages sleep 4 – 8 persons depending on the cottage size with attached washrooms. Each cottage has an open floor plan and bunk-bed-style beds.
Preedy Lodge is another accommodation on the property, which is a dormitory-style accommodation with rooms sleeping 4 – 6 persons. Each room in Preedy Lodge has its designated washroom. There are outdoor ocean-view patios in front of Preedy Lodge. Each room has an open floor plan and bunk-bed-style beds.
Can I request where I want to be accommodated and with whom?
We will do our utmost to fulfill your accommodation requests where possible. Accommodation is pre-assigned prior to arrival by the Conference Registrar taking into consideration any medical or physical needs required as well as group and individual requests.
Can my baby or young son attend with me?
As this is a men’s focused weekend, we ask that babies, children and youth under the age of 16 not accompany Dad or other family members to this conference.
Are pets allowed at Capernwray Harbour?
To ensure the comfort and safety of all guests of Capernwray Harbour, we do not permit guest pets on the property or in any of the accommodations or facilities. We are happy to recommend a canine bed & breakfast and kennel service in the town of Chemainus.
Is there an online option available?
There is no online option available for 2023.
How can I register?
Online! Men’s Conference 2023 is now full and waitlisting.
Registrations will be acknowledged as received when submitted. Registrations will be confirmed as accepted once space in the conference is secured and the registration is completely processed. Each online registration requires a $50 (CAD) non-refundable, non-transferable deposit in order to be received and accepted. Visa, Mastercard & American Express accepted.
Just came back from a great Men’s retreat at CHBC. What tremendous people, teaching and location to quiet your life and hear God more clearly!
We heard excellent teaching from Charles Price, we ate expertly prepared meals, enjoyed water sports, zodiac rides, volleyball, and made a host of new friends. Over the course of the weekend lasting bonds were forged between new and old friends as we walked the paths together discussing the teaching highlights.
Great worship team! I highly recommend this place and can’t wait to go again. I’ve been to a few camps and this surpasses them all.