About The Event

Join us for our first-ever annual Generation Bridge conference.

This one-day event is for all parents, teachers, and leaders of children and youth. We’ve lined up some amazing speakers and experts to share their knowledge, research, and experience with us so that we can be more intentional and effective in influencing this next generation. We know we can succeed further if we serve our kids together.

When & Time

Saturday, March 23rd 2019
9:00am – 2:30pm


the bridge community church
5440 16th Ave.
Markham, ON


$40 per person
(early bird special by March 4, 2019)
$50 per person
(after March 4, 2019)
Registration deadline March 15th, 2019

Featured Speaker – Brett Ullman


We are so blessed to have Brett Ullman join us at the bridge for the third time! This time around, he will be doing his talk on “Parenting: Navigating Everything”.  This is a compelling, info-packed talk for any parent who wants to better connect with their child.

Breakout Sessions


We are also so excited about the breakout sessions that we have lined up for this conference. Each participant gets to choose two of the six available sessions, each one led by a dynamic leader, expert, or pastor on a very relevant and timely topic. Be sure to check out the session descriptions below in order to make your selections for your online registration.

Let The Countdown Begin!








Conference Schedule

8:30am - Registration opens in the Atrium

Coffee/Tea and a small pastry will be available at the Hub

9:00am - Welcome and Main Session in the Auditorium

Brett Ullman – Parenting: Navigating Everything

10:30am - Break
11:50am - Break-out Session #1
11:50 - Lunch

Pick up your provided lunch at the Hub

12:45pm - Break-out Session #2
1:45pm - Break
2:00pm - Q & R Session in the Auditorium

Moderated by Pastor Sam Chung

Breakout Sessions

Media. Faith.Culture - the disconnect

Speaker: Brett Ullman

The concept and presence of media has become the modern day parable that has altered how we interact with our world. There is a growing disconnect as both youth and parents struggle to apply their Christian beliefs to the media that daily engages them. As Christians, how can we be actively involved with our culture without blindly accepting it as true?

Maximizing our Impact: Understanding Different Learning Styles

Speaker: Ruth Crawford

We don’t all learn alike!  God was so creative when He crafted our minds.  Each of us learns best in a pattern that is uniquely ours. When we adapt our interactions with kids with an understanding of their unique learning style, we increase our impact.  Kids are able to learn faster, enjoy what they are learning more, and are more likely to put what they have learned into practice.

Discover the Power of Healthy Boundaries

Speaker: Carrie Fleetwood

Do you want to take back your life and have your family feel like a family again? What do healthy family boundaries look like between spouses parenting their children and in the context of the parent/child relationship?

How to be a Spiritual Leader in the Home

Speaker: Rod Cohen

It doesn’t take a seminary degree to be the spiritual leader in the home. Learn some helpful tools and ideas as Rod shares and reflects on his own parents’ spiritual leadership in their home and how it affected and impacted his faith journey.

Emotions as a pathway to a healthy marriage, parenting and friendships

Speaker: Samuel Williams

When it comes to emotions, our default mode is to suppress them, become suspicious of them, or be steered by them to do things we later regret. But what if our emotions exist to offer guidance to areas of spiritual growth and strength? In this seminar, we will discover why emotions are a gift and a pathway to healthy relationships.

Understanding your Child’s Love Language

Speaker: Sam Chung

There is no question you love your child, but the question is do they feel loved? Many of us may know of Dr. Gary Chapman’s ‘love languages’ in the context of marriage, but did you know that your child also has his/her own unique love language? In this seminar, we will discuss each love language and get some tools to figure out how our kids want to be loved.

Conference Speakers

Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman

Brett was a teacher for 10 years before moving into speaking full-time back in 2005. Brett has a Masters degree in Evangelism & Leadership from Wheaton Grad School and is a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program. He and his family are members of C4 Church in Ajax.

Carrie Fleetwood

Carrie Fleetwood

Carrie is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants with over 35 years’ experience as a counsellor, psychometrist, and psychotherapist. She serves as the Director of Counselling Division at Meadowbrook Counselling & Healthcare and is a frequent speaker in workshops, churches and community groups.

Sam Williams

Sam Williams

Samuel Williams has been a pastor for the past 23 years and is currently a senior pastor at a church called ‘avenue church’. He is currently a PHD candidate at Wilfred Laurier in the area of counselling. He is marred with two wonderful daughters.

Ruth Crawford

Ruth Crawford

Ruth has been involved in children’s ministry throughout her life, and has served as the Children’s Pastor at the bridge for the past 15 years. She brings fun and enthusiasm to all she does!

Sam Chung

Sam Chung

Who am I? My name is Sam, I love hockey, my family, and helping people on their journey called ‘life’. I am currently working on my PhD, studying youth and family culture, and am serving as Pastor of Young Adults at the bridge.

Rod Cohen

Rod Cohen

Rod is currently the Youth Pastor at the bridge and has been working in ministry for five years. He is also a Tyndale University graduate who is now working on his Masters in the MTS-D program at Wycliffe College.

Shauna Weir

Shauna Weir

Shauna is the newest member to join the bridge leadership team and will be serving as the Children’s Pastor. Her experience includes day camp director, and serving overseas as a second grade teacher, music teacher, and elementary school principal.

Conference Promo

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Teen Language

Trying to Connect

Ignoring Mom


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