New Dreams:NABWU Assembly 2017

Is God Calling You to a New Thing? Has God Given You a New Vision? 

The 2017 Assembly is where you want to be as we focus on the "New Dreams" God has given us. Please make plans to join us:  

OCTOBER 19–22, 2017

            October 19th:  2 p.m.  Registration begins,  7:00 p.m. Assembly Kickoff

            October 22nd: The Closing Luncheon (covered with your registration) ends at 1:30 p.m.

Full Schedule


Training, resourcing, networking opportunities, fun, spending time with God and each other



Registration fee: $225 CAD ($175 USD) (Deadline: September 14, 2017)

Registration for hotel is a separate reservation. Please see below



The New Dreams Assembly will have Dynamic Speakers: 

Dr. Ksenija Magda
Baptist World Alliance Women’s Department President, croatia

Dr. Magda is a New Testament scholar in Zagreb and will be leading our morning Bible studies. You will be sure to be challenged and spurred on! Read more...

Minister TaNikka Sheppard
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Columbus, OH

Minister TaNikka is the head of our New Dreams Planning Committee. Creative, poignant, thought provoking and a powerful speaker, we have also asked her to set the theme on the first evening and wrap it up on Sunday morning.  Read more...

Dr. Rhonda Britton
Cornwallis street baptist church, halifax, nova scotia

Dr. Britton is a pastor who brings with her a heart for the vulnerable, stressing education, encouraging youth to make positive life choices and working to eliminate street violence. Read more...

Katarina Macleod and sheila howlett. 
ministers to women coming out of the sex trade

Hear from Katarina and Sheila as they share of Katarina's exit from the sex trade and Sheila's friendship and mentoring through the process. This will be informative and motivating!

Chameleon Jo Productions will present Expendable on Saturday evening, a musical drama on human trafficking. Be ready to be informed and challenged.  Read more

Workshops & Panels

Track one: Working with Non-Profits

  1. Eight Great Fundraising Tips to Grow Your Organization: Candice Lee and Kerri Johnson
  2. Social Media Best Practices for Non-profits with Liz Encinia
  3. Finding, Empowering and Equipping Leaders with Virginia Holmstrom

Track two: Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives

  1. Overarching Issues and Root Causes by Lauran Bethell, an international consultant on Human Trafficking
  2. Brenda Troy and Ellyn Waller share their personal on-the-ground stories in a workshop entitled: Abolitionist in Action: Hands-on Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts
  3. Panel with Anti-Human Trafficking practitioners and experts

Track three: Mentoring

  1. Me a Mentor? Taking the Fear out of the "M" Word with Faye Reynolds
  2. Mentoring as Active Listening: Engaging our Story with Faye Reynolds
  3. Mentoring Me:  Learning How to Mentor Younger Women from the Perspective of Younger women with Amanda Haines and Rebecca Moore

Being Jesus in Your Neighborhood by Evangeline Hammond sharing her personal venture in a intentional community house she founded to minister to her local community.

Panels Discussions on Important Topics:
Welcoming Refugees facilitated by Julaine Palmer
Human Trafficking facilitated by Lauran Bethell                                                                                        Turning Dreams into Reality facilitated by Angel Sullivan

And So Much More!


  • Join Us at the Night Owl Sessions
  • Come Experience Canadian Culture on Canada Night
  • Attend the Networking Lunch with Ksenija Magda, BWA Women's Department President
  • Get Involved with the Saturday Afternoon Outreach Opportunities
  • Simulation Stations to enrich our experience
  • There will be tours of the area available beforehand and after. 


1.  Promote New Dreams using this poster! Can also be downloaded in PDF format:  poster 


2.  Download the sequence below for a power point presentation to use as promotion

Photography and videography will be taking place during this conference and your photo or image may be captured to be used in publications or promotional purposes by NABWU. If you don't want your images used, please tell us at registration.