Apostolic Team Leader

September o4, 2020

Conference Registration now live!

Hello LifeLinks Family,

I’m excited to announce you can now sign up for our ONLINE “Thinking Beyond the Box” LifeLinks Conference, Friday, October 23rd!

Please CLICK HERE to register for this free event and see the conference schedule (Note: If you are from outside Canada please put your country in the “Province” space).

We kindly ask that each individual or couple register separately – even if you will be viewing in a group setting with your team. This will help us in following up and knowing exactly how many were involved.

As I mentioned previously, Dwayne Cline from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada will be our guest speaker providing inspiration, personal reflection, and an opportunity for us to be “Thinking Beyond the Box” and strategizing for the future.

There will be breakout times for church leadership teams to discuss the content presented and also the opportunity for those participating on their own to virtually discuss and share with others.

I encourage you to register and, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you online for our “Thinking Beyond the Box” conference October 23rd!

Ian Byrd

To register for the “Thinking Beyond the Box” Conference CLICK HERE!





Apostolic Team Leader

2020 has been quite the year – from pandemics to racial tension – it’s been a time of great challenge and change for our society and the church. So, when we met as an apostolic team to prayerfully consider the theme for this conference, we all agreed things are never going to be the same. We believe God wants all of us “Thinking Beyond the Box” because He’s declaring, “See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19). In some ways “the box” has actually been destroyed during this season and it’s time to consider how the Lord might be deconstructing and then reconstructing how we do church and move forward in His purposes. To assist us in doing that, we have special guest speaker Dwayne Cline of Hughson Street Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario. With his desire and passion to creatively reach his city, Dwayne is a perfect fit to help us unpack how God may be shaping our future! In addition, we will have inspiring workshops around this theme utilizing some of the best and brightest from our LifeLinks network. I hope you can join us ONLINE on Friday, October 23!



Our keynote speaker this year is Dwayne Cline. Dwayne has been the lead pastor of Hughson St. Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario since January 1995. He was raised in rural Ontario and loved working on a couple of farms and for a local plumber in his teenaged years. God saved him at a young age. After graduating from Tyndale College, God called him to pastor in the heart of Hamilton. The North End of Hamilton was the third poorest community in Canada when Dwayne started pastoring the church. Hughson St. offers a variety of ministries in the neighbourhood which cares for over 500 unchurched individuals and families each week. Hughson St is currently building a new church facility that will include 45 apartments for those needing supportive and affordable housing. Dwayne married Aimee in 1998 and they have four children. Aimee owns and operates a storefront in Hamilton. Dwayne loves to run, read and sit on governing boards in his spare time.


The LifeLinks International Conference is a significant event for our church network. Each year hundreds of attendees from LifeLinks churches in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia come away strengthened in their relationships with other leaders and renewed in energy and vision for ministry!

Our 2020 conference is a great opportunity for leaders, from all areas of our church ministries, to gather together ONLINE and discover how to effectively utilize the “Greater” gifts God has made available to us for “Building Churches that Advance the Kingdom!”


LifeLinks is a relational based worldwide family of churches that focuses on the essentials of Christianity rather than areas of controversy. We believe that a healthy relational foundation allows people from varying doctrinal backgrounds to excel together in “Building Churches that Advance the Kingdom”.
Churches within LifeLinks have a real sense of identification with one another. Strong regional, national, and international relationships are formed as congregations partner to plant new churches, serve together on short term missions teams, participate in ministry and youth training programs, and attend network conferences and camps.


Friday, OCTOBER 23, 2020


2020 LifeLinks Online Conference Schedule

*All times listed in Pacific Time  (i.e. 8:30 a.m. Pacific = 9:30 a.m. Mountain, 10:30 a.m. Central, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 1:00 p.m. Newfoundland, 4:30 p.m. UK)

  • 8:30 a.m. – Online “Lobby” Meet & Greet (30 minutes)   
  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Session – Ian Byrd (25 minutes)
  • 9:25 a.m. – Dwayne Cline – “The Unstoppability of God”
  • 10:00 a.m. – Breakout Discussion Session
  • 10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – Dwayne Cline – “Lament”
  • 11:00 a.m. – Breakout Discussion Session
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lunch Break
  • 12:30 p.m. – Network Update
  • 12:45 p.m. – “Thinking Beyond the Box” in the COVID Season – An Interactive Interview with Dwayne Cline hosted by Mark Hughes
  • 1:45 p.m. – Concluding Remarks – Ian Byrd
  • 2:00 p.m. – Dismissal