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Upcoming Conferences

The CPABC provides one annual conference, in the spring. This is open to members and non-members.

Join us for our Spring Conference at Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler.

Theme: Enneagram and the Way of Jesus:

Integrating Personality Theory with Spiritual Practices and Biblical Narratives

The aim of “Enneagram and the Way of Jesus” is to lead the reader into ongoing transformation into Christ-likeness based on the uniqueness of individual personality. Exploring the intersection of personality and spiritual practice, this book aims to consider how human uniqueness should pair with specific practices, biblical narratives and seasons in the Church calendar. Far too often spiritual formation in the Christian faith is over-simplified or omitted altogether. The Enneagram reveals an individuals areas of great strength and also humbling weakness. This book is one of the few resources on personality theory that asks the question: now what? The first half of “Enneagram and the Way of Jesus” provides a brief analysis about the present crisis of discipleship, the origins of the Enneagram, and concise descriptions of each of the nine types for the purpose of assessment. The second half leads the reader to consider several spiritual practices based on personality–practices that both pair well and also practices that challenge the individual toward transformation. The reader will then discover biblical narratives and seasons the Church calendar where s/he should pay most attention based on type.

Speaker: A.J. Sherrill

A gifted pastor, teacher, writer, and leader, AJ Sherrill has over 15 years of pastoral experience in diverse church settings across the nation. He is the author of Being with God: The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer (2021), Quiet: Hearing God Amidst the Noise (2014), and Urban Disciple: Following Jesus through the Gospel of Matthew (2013). He holds two masters degrees in addition to a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. AJ serves as Lead Pastor of Saint Peter’s Church in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Hotel Reservations:

Please phone directly to make room reservations at Nita Lake Lodge, 604-966-5700 or There are a number of rooms being held at a discounted rate, so let them know you are with the CPABC. Discounted rates are also available for 3 days pre- and post-conference if you’d like to extend your stay. Discounted rates are only available until March 18, 2022 and the availability of some room types is limited.


6:00 – 8:00pm Registration, Welcome & Patio Social 

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Worship / Opening Devotions
9:30am Session 1
10:30am Break
11:00am Session 2
12:30pm Lunch & Networking Sessions
1:15pm SCSBC/FISA/CEBC/Residency updates
2:00pm Free time / Dinner on own (some organized options will be provided)
7:30pm Worship / Devotions
8:00pm Session 3
9:00pm Free time 

7:30am Communion
8:00am Breakfast
8:45am Session 4
9:45am Break/check out of rooms
10:15am Networking / Discussions
11:00am Strategic Plan Update / Vote new members
12:00pm Closing Worship
12:30pm Lunch

Past Conferences

CPABC Spring Conference 2019 – May 1 to 3 at Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler| The Simple Way with Shane Clayborne

CPABC Spring Conference 2018 – May 3 to 5 at Cedar Springs, Sumas, WA | Engaging God’s World with Neal Plantinga – Brochure

CPABC Fall Conference 2017 – October 4 at Surrey Christian School | Leadership and Reconciliation with Roy Henry Vickers – Brochure

CPABC Spring Conference 2017 – May 3 to 5 at Cedar Springs, Sumas, WA | Living in the Grey with James Calvin Schaap – Brochure

Christian Schools Canada Conference 2016  September 21-23 in Banff, AB | Power Trip with  Andy Crouch – Website

CPABC Spring Conference 2016 – May 4 to 6 at Cedar Springs, Sumas, WA | Living and Serving Apocalyptically with Darrell Johnson – Program

CPABC Fall Conference 2015 – October 8 at Regent College | Reframe  – Connecting Faith and Life

CPABC Spring Conference 2015 – May 6 to 8 at RockRidge Canyon in Princeton, BC  An Adventure toward Wisdom with Barbara Mutch – Program

Christian Schools Canada Conference 2014  September 18-20 in Victoria, BC  Imagining the Kingdom with James K.A.Smith – Audio and Resources

CPABC Spring Conference 2014  April 30 to May 2 at Cedar Springs  The Power of Love: Practicing Forgiveness with Steve Bell and John Coutts – Brochure

CPABC Fall Conference 2013 – October 9 at Surrey Christian School  Focus on Mentorship with Walter Wright – Videos Session1  Session 2

CPABC Spring Conference 2013  May 1 – 3 at Cedar Springs | Leaving Egypt – Finding God in the Wilderness Places by Chuck deGroat – Brochure

Christian Schools Canada Conference 2012 – September 27-29 in Cambridge, Ontario | Understanding and Change: Christian Education in the 21st Century – Brochure

CPABC Spring Conference 2012 – May 2 to 4 at Cedar Springs | Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview and Christian Education – Brochure

CPABC Fall Conference 2011 – October 5 at Alumni Hall, TWU | Painting the Beautiful Picture – Brochure

CPABC Spring Conference 2011 – May 4 to 6 at Cedar Springs | Sturdy Spines, Tender Hearts with Syd Hielema – Brochure

Christian Schools Canada Conference 2010 – September 23 to 25 in Edmonton, AB | Feature Speakers: Cecil Van Niejenhuis and Dan Reinhardt – Brochure

CPABC Spring Conference 2010 – April 21-23, 2010 at Cedar Springs | Restoring the Soul of Your Leadership with Ruth Haley Barton – Brochure