Conferences & Retreats

Pastors & Ministry Leaders Conference 2023

May 1–4, 2023

A Time Away for Personal Retreat, Refreshment and Renewal Is in Store for You

Pastors & Ministry Leaders Conference 2023 is designed for those men & women in Christian ministry to join together in a tranquil island setting to focus themselves on the Lord Jesus Christ.


Charles Price

Charles Price is Minister at Large with The Peoples Church, Toronto, Canada, where he was Lead Pastor from 2001 to 2016. Originally from the UK, he was involved in the ministry of Capernwray Hall, a Bible School, conference grounds and evangelistic centre in the North of England.

While at The Peoples Church, Charles had a weekly television programme and a daily radio programme. He has preached in over 100 countries on every continent and authored several books.

He is married to Hilary, and they have three grown children and six grandchildren scattered in several parts of the world.


Molded on the Anvil of God

Ministry Lessons from the Book of Exodus

In ministry, the molding of the person is more important than the development of the ministry.

Fruitful ministry frequently flows out of a place of frustration and failure, which itself drives us back to a more profound dependence on God. While we are working on creating better programmes, God is working on creating better people.

We’ll see that Moses’ life is one of crisis after crisis, discouragement after discouragement, failure after failure, and yet it is full of fruitfulness. God’s agenda is not ‘success’ as we see it.

Your conference includes:

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    Practical, in depth Bible teaching

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    Intentional, Christ exalting praise through song

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    A zesty, tantalizing menu

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    Land & sea recreation including kayaking & canoeing, Screamer, beach volleyball, groomed forest trails & much more!

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    God’s awe-inspiring creation

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    Three night’s accommodation (with full bed linens but please bring towels)


May 1 – 4, 2023

Fees: $249 (CAD) + GST per person

Deposit: $50 (CAD) per person
Deposits are non-refundable & non-transferable to other persons or conferences. Registrations are confirmed on receipt of the deposit. Balance due upon arrival.



Registration opens online on January 25, 2023 at 8:30 am PT.

Online registrations will be acknowledged as received when submitted. Registrations will be confirmed as accepted once space in the conference is secured and the registration is completely processed. Each online registration requires a $50 (CAD) non-refundable, non-transferable deposit in order to be received and accepted. Visa, Mastercard & American Express accepted.


  • When does the conference start and finish?

    Check-in will begin at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 1. Guests are welcome to arrive on any of the afternoon ferry sailings from Chemainus to Thetis Island in time for a 6:15 pm supper. The conference concludes on Thursday, May 4 in time for the guests to board a 2:50 pm or 4:45 pm ferry sailing from Thetis Island back to Chemainus (Sailing times subject to change. Please see BC Ferries website for the most up-to-date information).

  • What do I need to bring with me for the conference?

    Please remember to pack:

    • Towels (full bed linen provided)
    • Bible, notebook & pen
    • Clothing for rain or shine
    • Personal Toiletries
    • Sunscreen, bug spray, Afterbite
    • Flashlight
  • Where will I stay during the conference?

    Guests can stay in several different types of accommodation on the property. There are 15 fully-winterized cottages that sleep 4 – 8 persons depending on the cottage size with attached washrooms. Each cottage has an open floor plan and bunk-bed-style beds.

    Preedy Lodge is another accommodation on the property which is a dormitory-style accommodation with rooms sleeping 4 – 6 persons. Each room in Preedy Lodge has its own washroom. There are outdoor ocean-view patios in front of Preedy Lodge. Each room has an open floor plan and bunk-bed-style beds.

    Individuals may be roomed with other individuals to accommodate more guests to attend the conference.

  • Can I request where I want to be accommodated and with whom?

    We will do our utmost to fulfill your accommodation requests where possible. Individuals may be roomed with other individuals to accommodate more guests to attend the conference. Accommodation is pre-assigned before arrival by the Conference Registrar taking into consideration any medical or physical needs required as well as group, couples and individual requests.

  • Is there an online option available?

    There is not an online option available.

  • This place is infested and drenched with the Holy Spirt. Coming here it felt like I came to a safe haven, to a place where the enemy couldn’t hurt me anymore, I came beaten up and burdened. Now I leave set free from strangling doubts that said someone like me couldn’t be loved or could be used in the service of God.

  • It is impossible to clearly and adequately express the impact you have all had on all of us over the past week. Many of us came carrying deep burdens and the weight of life‘s journey. We are so thankful Jesus says come unto me. And when we come he often uses his body here on earth to bring the rest, and lighten the yoke.

  • Every one of you (the staff), created in the image of Jesus and followers of Him, brought His very presence into our lives “big time.” From smiles, hugs and popcorn at registration to immaculate groundskeeping as we entered lovely accommodations with crispy sheets, fluffy pillows, spotless floors and 5-star clean restrooms. Wow. What a great start.

  • We came to see Jesus. Indeed, we beheld his Glory!


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