Due to the COVID-19 virus and the recommendations from Public Health to use social distancing we are postponing the conference.

At this point no future date has been set but we will stay in touch as we make plans. Anyone who purchased tickets is being refunded in full.

Thank you so very much for being interested in this event – we’ve been so excited and encouraged by the enthusiasm of the Ottawa Christian community during the planning process.

Belong: Strangers No More will happen once it’s safer to gather together again. Take care of yourselves and your neighbours during this time of uncertainty.

Thank you for your support, patience and understanding.  

Belong 2020:


April 3rd 2020: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

April 4th 2020: 8:30 am- 3:30 pm


Greenbelt Church

839 Shefford Road

Ottawa, ON K1J 9K8



Friday Keynote: Jeff Lockyear

Jeff Lockyer has led the church he grew up in for almost two decades. In that time Southridge Community Church has grown to become a multi-site church across the Niagara Region where each location is defined by its own missional “Anchor Cause,” serving the homeless, migrant farm workers, and low-income families.


He is the Chair of the Board of the Global Leadership Network Canada and helps host the GLS Podcast. Jeff also launched a pastor-to-pastor mentoring system called “Leaders’ Village” that has supported pastors across Ontario for the past 10 years. A former national team long-distance runner, Jeff and his wife Becky live in St. Catharines with their three children, Owen, Simon, and Addilyn.

Saturday Keynote: Kevin Rogers

Kevin Rogers has a long history of urban ministry as the founding pastor of New Song Church, Windsor ON. Life among the poor has shaped a 'Beatitudes heart’ and a deep respect for the image of God in each person.

Additionally Kevin has had many involvements in the world of chaplaincy, interfaith relations and community development. His heart longs for the day when the downtown core of our urban centres are filled with new disciple-making communities and compassion entrepreneurship


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Belong 2020 is Co-Organized By:

  • Arlington Woods
  • Christian Horizons
  • Connecting Streams
  • Jericho Road
  • New Connections Ministries
  • Parkway Church
  • Restoring Hope

Parking is on site. For those using public transportation a shuttle will run from Blair Station to the venue. For more information or if finances are a barrier to attending please contact Jasmine Duckworth at jduckworth@christian-horizons.org or (613) 225-5900 x 28.