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In a wide world of distractions with so many options and so much vying for our attention, clarity and purpose in life and ministry can be difficult to find and maintain.  We all experience it. Dispersed energies and fragmented thinking can leave us feeling scattered and frenetic, confused or frustrated as we end another day, week or even year not accomplishing what we thought we set out to do.

The focus is key.  In his determination to move forward in the mission God had given him, Paul’s declaration in Philippians 3:13, “this one thing I do”, inspire us today to be very clear about who we are and what we’re about.

Join us on June 7 & 8 for Anchor Conference 2019 as we dig into this exciting theme Focus: This One Thing I Do. Our line-up of speakers will delve deeper into what it means to gain clarity and stay centered on what really matters as we pursue the ministry God has called us to.


Dr. Gary Nelson is the current President and Vice Chancellor of Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto. He came to this position after serving for many years in various pastoral and leadership roles, including serving as head of the international mission and development organization Canadian Baptist Ministries.

Gary is passionate about creating new ways for congregations and organizations to build bridges with their communities. He is committed to helping organizations grow in ability and capacity in order to impact both local communities and our ever-changing global context.

His teaching and speaking has taken him around the world, focusing on themes of missional living, urban missiology, and innovative leadership in changing times. Some of his widely-read books include Borderland Churches: A Congregations’ Introduction to Missional Living (2008); Going Global: A Congregations Introduction to Mission beyond our Borders (2011); and Leading in Disorienting Times: navigating and negotiating change (2016).


Mel Mullen and his wife, Heather, co-founded Home Church in 1972. Today, the church is an ever-growing, multi-site church with over one hundred locations around the world.

Mel and Heather continue to serve the vision of Home Church Canada under the direction of their son Jachin and his wife Becca, who are now the lead pastors. They also travel extensively, giving oversight to Home Church locations in many nations. They speak regularly at conferences, leadership events, and churches in the larger body of Christ. Their vision is to fulfill the Great Commission, make disciples of Jesus, train leaders, and build God’s great Church in the world.


Conference Schedule

Friday, June 7
 8:00 am – Registration  
 8:30 am – Worship      
 8:50 am – Intro (10 min.) – Jim G. – Thank Committee, Passport, Introduce Ken
 9:00 am –  1st Session (45 min.) – Ken M.      
 9:45 am –  Break – (45 min.)  
10:30 am –  2nd Session (45 min.)  Speaker Dr. Gary Nelson
11:15 am – (15 Min.) Stretch Break –
11:30 am – 3rd Session (45 min.)  Video Segue – Speaker: Mel Mullen
11:45 am – Offering – Fred M
12:30 pm – Lunch (on site catered)
 1:30 pm – 4th Session – (45 min)
 2:15 pm – Break (45 min.) (Prayer Room Open)
 3:00 pm – Annual Business Meeting (90 min.) – Candidates Speak                                                                        
 4:30 pm – Supper Break – Anchor Board Meets
 6:00 pm – (Prayer Room Open) –
 7:00 pm – Evening Session
9:00 pm – Fellowship Reception
Saturday, June 8
8:00 a.m.  – Registration
8:30 am (60 min.) – 1st Session – Worship, Prayer and Communion led by Ken M., served by Directors       9:30 am – (45 min.) – Break
10:15 am – (45 min.) – 2nd Session – Speaker  Jason Erb and Family
11:00 am – (45 min.) Break
11:45   (15 min.) Video
– Offering – Fred M.
12:00 – (45 min.)  – 3rd Session – Speaker:  Mel Mullen
12:45 – (15 min.) Thanks to ERC & Presentation of Giveaway – Ken M
1:00 pm – Close


Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton

725 Imperial Rd N, Guelph, ON N1K 1X4

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

540 Silvercreek Pkwy N, Guelph, ON N1H 6N3

The group rate for Anchor Ministerial Fellowship is from $249.99 plus applicable taxes per room per night.

Please call the hotel directly at 519-821-2144 (Hampton Inn) or 519-824-2400 (Holiday Inn Express) and mention the name “Anchor Ministerial Fellowship” for the special rate.

Please note that hotel rooms must be booked by April 5 to guarantee the discounted room rate! Once the reservation is made, there is no complimentary changes or cancellation allowed after Friday, May 10, 2019.