Ephesians 6:10-13 (NKJV)

The Whole Armour of God

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

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1. Loving our LGBT Neighbours

January 31—Edmonton | February 1—Calgary 

TRAINING FOR CHURCH LEADERS: 1 – 4:30 pm | FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC: 7 – 9 pm

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As the concepts of gender identity and sexual orientation have dominated the headlines and social media, Christians have struggled to respond with grace and truth. We’ve been told the only way to love our LGBT neighbours is to agree with their beliefs and behaviour. At these events, FBB will host Christian speakers who will help us learn how to engage others on issues of sexuality and gender from a biblical perspective. 


2. Province-wide Prayer

February 21—Edmonton | February 22—Calgary

TRAINING FOR CHURCH LEADERS: 1 – 4:30 pm | FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC: 7 – 9 pm

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As believers, we know that we cannot change our culture without prayer. At this event, we’ll bring speakers from other provinces who are organizing events to mobilize Christians to pray for our country, especially on issues of education and sexuality. We’ll aim to create a province-wide prayer network so that Christians in every provincial riding will be praying for our political and cultural leaders in preparation for our next election. The afternoon church leaders’ event will include a brainstorming session on how to mobilize churches to pray regularly for our province.

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3. Public Policy Training

March 28—Edmonton | March 29—Calgary

TRAINING FOR CHURCH LEADERS: 1 – 4:30 pm | FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC: 7 – 9 pm

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This event is for Christians who want to engage our political leaders and media as winsome ambassadors for Christ. Speakers will come from the political and media world and will share how we can engage our cultural and political leaders so they can understand that the Christian worldview has something positive to contribute to our cultural discussions. At these training events, we’ll discuss how Christians can graciously shape public policy, talk to reporters, and engage our neighbours without compromise.


BONUS EVENT—Calgary Only

Nancy Pearcey

fEBRUARY 9—CENTER STREET CHURCH Calgary

10:00 – 11:30 am

How do we present the Christian truth in a culture that no longer believes in truth? Nancy Pearcey, professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, explains how Western culture has lost its grasp on truth and how Christians can communicate more effectively with our secular friends and family members. And don’t think Christians are immune—many young people in the church are absorbing post-truth trends as well. To live with integrity, we need to start with a biblical view of truth.

Nancy Pearcey is the author of the recently released Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University and editor-at-large of the Pearcey Report. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winners: Total Truth and How Now Shall We Live (which was coauthored with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson). A former agnostic, Pearcey has spoken at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, USC, and Dartmouth, and was hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual."