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But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behaviour in Christ may be put to shame. 1 Peter 3:14-16


We move steadily toward a world with 60% of its population either Muslim or Christian. Often the message in the media highlights conflict, violent clashes and problems. Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims exists to help Christ-followers grow to Love Muslims Together. Our focus this year is to ‘Be Ready’ for the fruitful opportunities that are all around us. Our core conference themes focus in the areas of

  • building a prayer foundation,
  • persevering courage,
  • thinking rightly about the promise of the gospel,
  • understanding the Muslim worldview, and
  • ensuring that our faith is evidenced in both word and deed.

Come grow with us! We want to Be Ready!



Conference Schedule



Workshop Tracks (Details Coming Soon)





Abdu Murray,  North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

and is  the author of three books, including his latest, Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World.

For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart.



Abdu has spoken to diverse international audiences and has participated in debates and dialogues across the globe. He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television programs all over the world.












HarveyThiessen  has worked with Operation Mobilization since 1984. He served 14 years as the Executive Director of OM Canada and is currently the Area Leader for Oceania and North America for OM. He also serves on the CNMM Canadian Leadership Team.





Paul Estabrook has devoted over 34 years to serving Christians in restricted countries. In 1981, he played an integral role in Project Pearl – when one million translated Bibles were delivered to China on a single night.

His concern for the persecuted church first grew during working with the Far East Broadcasting Company. In 1979, he joined Open Doors, a non-profit organization focused on ministering to persecuted Christians in more than 60 countries. Most recently, Paul co-authored Standing Strong Through the Storm, a devotional geared toward new Christians that explores ways to respond to persecution.


Prayer & Intercession led by Andrew, a Canadian who has lived in the Middle East for the past 27 years. He and his wife Heidi have 3 grown children. Andrew and Heidi’s focus over the past two decades has been the Acts 6:4 mandate - engaging in prayer and the ministry of the Word among those who have not yet encountered Jesus. Initially involved in a Middle Eastern prayer movement ignited by God in 1999-2000, and then in an international movement of prayer that grew out of that, they have have seen God move in powerful and often unexpected ways through prayer. 


Lorna Johnston is the National Chairman of the Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims. She and her husband Phil work together to encourage the people of God to join Him in his redemptive mission; highlighting the urgent priority of loving the least-reached peoples, wherever they may be found—including right here in our local neighbourhoods. In addition, Lorna serves as the National Coordinator of Simply Mobilizing Canada, home of the Kairos Course and other mobilization courses; and as the Global Team Leader at Outreach Canada.



… and others, including testimonies from those who have come to Christ from a Muslim background.








Register by October 1 and receive a FREE book. 





Contact Us

Have questions? Need more information? phone: 604-952-0050 x308 email: conference@cnmm.ca




Richmond Hill Christian Community Church

9670 Bayview Avenue,Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9X9



Coffee breaks, Supper Thursday, Lunch Friday and Brunch Saturday are included.

There will be some vegetarian and gluten free food options available.


Child Care:

Child Care is not provided at the conference.


Dress Code:

For the conference, dress is casual.





Ground transportation upon Arrival by AIR in Toronto Pearson

If you are arriving in Toronto by air on Nov 1 or 2 and wish to use public ground transport to the Hotels or the Conference venue, in the suburb of Richmond Hill, please take note of these connections.  From the bus terminal at Terminal 1 of Pearson Airport, take the GO bus #40 (hourly or better) eastbound to Richmond Hill Centre (RHC).  Onward from RHC, here are your options:

  • From RHC to the Hotels: connect to a Viva Purple bus or a York Region Transit bus #1 and ask the driver to announce when reaching the corner of Highway 7 and All State if going to the Park Inn, or at the corner of Highway 7 and Woodbine Ave if going to the Comfort Inn.  Note: From those corners, the Hotels are a 700-metre walk.  The total trip from Pearson may be over 1 hour.  GO fare: $11.35.  For the time of your next connections from Pearson and route map, go to Pearson+PARK INN Hotel  OR  Pearson+COMFORT INN Hotel.  OR take a taxi or call Uber from RHC.
  • From RHC to the conference venue (10+ mins drive): call the Info Desk at 905-809-4431 or 905-441-1494 to request a shuttle car to come from the Richmond Hill Christian Community Church (RHCCC) for you.  OR take a taxi or call Uber. 


Transportation between Hotels and Conference Venue (RHCCC)

Car ridesThere will NOT be a pre-arranged schedule of shuttles.  For persons who do not have their own vehicle, the Info Desk at the Conference venue will offer a sign-up sheet or whiteboard postings to help connect persons needing a ride and persons able to offer a ride.  If you will need a ride OR are willing to offer a ride, do contact the Info Desk in person in the church lobby to sign up.  

Public transit:  A bus service (not rapid transit) is available, involving a transfer enroute.  There would be a 700-metre walk between the hotels and the closest bus stop.  




Transportation from the Conference Venue (RHCCC) to Toronto Pearson Airport

Notify the Info Desk at the Conference well in advance if you will need a shuttle to the GO Bus station at Richmond Hill Centre (RHC).  From RHC, GO Bus #40 departs hourly for the airport.

Note: You will need to bring your baggage with you to the Conference venue.

RHC GO Bus 40 schedule on Nov 3





Park Inn by Raddison

555 Cochrane Drive, Markham, ON L3R 8E3
Phone: 905-479-500   parkinnmarkham.com

One Queen bed rooms $119.00 (plus taxes: 13% HST & 3% CFF per night)


To book a room, guests will call the hotel directly at 1-877-703-4656, reference the group name "Outreach Canada" in order to receive the special rate. Your group will have until September 28th to book a room. Guests must call to cancel their reservation before October 31 to avoid cancellation charges.




Comfort Inn Toronto Northeast

8330 Woodbine Ave., Markham, ON, L3R 2N8, CA
Phone: (905) 477-6077 comfortinn.com

One King bed rooms $109.00 (plus taxes: 13% HST & 3% CFF per night)


To book a room, guests will call the hotel directly at 1- 905-477-6077, reference the group name "Outreach Canada" in order to receive the special rate. Your group will have until September 30th to book a room. Guests must call to cancel their reservation before October 30 to avoid cancellation charges.