With a burden for equipping, encouraging and empowering pastors and lay leaders, Ottawa University developed its annual pastors and laity conference in 2011 with three purposes in mind:
Help pastors and lay people understand the meaning of spiritual formation— “Becoming Like Jesus.”
Encourage pastors and lay people to commit themselves to disciplines of grace, making them available to God’s Spirit as they take on the character of Christ.
Discover ways by which congregations can become communities of grace— signs of God’s Kingdom.
As part of the Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality, the conference is another tangible way Ottawa University fulfills its mission as a “Christ-centered community of grace that integrates faith, learning and life.” It features gifted communicators of God’s Word, powerful worship, challenging breakout sessions, and fellowship with other Christian leaders.