Why a sexual health summit? Every day we are surrounded with images, videos, messages that makes us question and ponder the beliefs that Jesus taught centuries ago. Many have come to believe that the Bible is old fashion and no longer applicable in our modern day society where everything seems to now be the norm or acceptable. Parents, kids, families are all impacted and swayed by what we hear on a daily basis. Sadly, the church has also hurt many people without meaning to, sometimes simply not knowing how to respond to the constant pressures and changes that surround us all.
This conference is to bring forward what Jesus taught back then and how it still applies today. Honest, open questions will be answered such as: can we still honor Jesus in this modern sexualized culture, it will provide tools and tips on how to raise kids in the society we live in, how to understand and identify root issues when sexual addictions are present, it will be a safe place for various age groups to hear answers to the 3 most repeated questions in their age group that they are all wondering but fearful to ask and so much more.
This conference has been designed to be a safe space, filled with compassion, no shame, no condemnation. A place to ask questions and seek guidance as we walk this journey and strive to follow the words of the apostle Paul in Philippians 3: 13 & 14 "Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
Peace Tower Church
343 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Date & Time
November 3rd, 2023 - 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM November 4th, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
**check in WILL OPEN 30 MINUTES BEFORE EACH SESSION**
Friday November 3rd - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Session A
Young Adults - Limits vs Limitless
Target Audience: Young adults (18 ~ 30 years) & youth pastors Speaker: Matt Cline Description: God’s design for sex, masturbation, fantasy, going from brokenness to wholeness, receiving grace.
Friday November 3rd - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Session B
Youth - Limits vs Limitless
Target Audience: Youth ages 14 to 17 years, youth pastors Speaker: Stephanie Seaver Description: Answers to the top 3 questions regarding sex and sexuality from participants will be discussed.
saturday November 4th - 9:00 aM to 12:00 PM - session a
Parenting & Caregiving in a Sexualized World
Target Audience: Parents, grandparents, caregivers & children's pastors Speaker: Matt Cline Description: Age appropriate conversations from 2-18 years old, creating shame-free cultures in the home, how to respond after a child has found porn, building healthy attachment, sexting and more
Note: Childcare for children 10 years old and younger. See FAQ below.
saturday November 4th - 9:00 aM to 12:00 PM - session b
The Ultimate Relationship Plan
Target Audience: Youth ages 11 to 13 years, youth pastors Speaker: Stephanie Seaver Description: Answers to the top 3 questions regarding sex and sexuality from participants will be discussed. Childcare for children 10 years old and younger
saturday November 4th - 1:00 pM to 3:00 PM
Leading in a Sexualized World
Target Audience: Pastors & church leaders Speaker: Matt Cline Description: Why addressing sex & porn is critical in everyone’s discipleship, teaching on how to have public and private conversations about sex, understanding and identifying root issues, church policies, modesty and staying healthy as leaders.
saturday November 4th - 3:30 pM to 5:00 PM
Healthy Sexuality in a Modern World
Target Audience: All Speaker: Matt Cline Description: Our role in the epidemic of sexual immorality, its impact on mental health and culture, the connection between shame and addiction, what living out Biblical sexuality looks like, and more.
Matt is the founder and director of Restored Ministries, focused on leading men and women out of sexual brokenness and into wholeness in Christ. Internationally known as a leading speaker and coach on Biblical sexuality, he has seen countless lives radically changed around the world. You can learn more about Restored Ministries at: www.restoredministries.ca
Stephanie is the director of Thrive Ottawa Community Education Program, a division of First Place Options. Thrive exists to equip and empower students to make healthy and informed choices in relationships and life. Stephanie is passionate about sharing the truths of what makes a relationship healthy, and has seen first hand the positive impact that clear and honest teaching can make in the lives of youth. You can learn more about Thrive Ottawa at: www.firstplaceoptions.ca
F A Q
who is this conference open to?
Seminars are audience specific so that the content can be geared to the proper age groups. Please refer to the target audience description and those who should attend. The Saturday, final session is open to all.
IS CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?
Childcare for children 10 years old and younger will be available for $5 per child as a minimum contribution during the Saturday morning session only (9 am to noon seminar). Please arrive no later then 8:45 am to check in your child(ren).
IS FOOD PROVIDED?
There will be snacks available between sessions. Lunch, will be on your own.
I CAN’T AFFORD TO ATTEND, ARE THERE SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE?
We wish to make sure that money is not a barrier for anyone. If you need to be sponsored, please send an email to [email protected]
I WISH TO SPONSOR SOMEONE TO ATTEND, WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
You can sponsor someone by buying tickets through the registration button under Sponsor. If you wish to sponsor someone specific, please follow up with an email with the names of the people you are sponsoring at [email protected].
DO YOU OFFER A CHURCH GROUP DISCOUNT?
We encourage church leaders to bring their young adult groups, youth groups and church leaders to join together. As such, young adult and youth groups of 10 or more or church leaders of 5 or more will be able to receive a special group rate. Please email [email protected] for more details.