NOTE: With a desire to see the curve flatten and for all in our communities to be well, we continue to follow government guidelines related to COVID-19. The viability of Banff 2020 is contingent on provincial and federal parameters set for group gatherings in a conference setting.  Please check back here in the coming weeks as plans continue to take shape.  If you have any questions, please email or call 604.225.5916.

November 2nd-5th, 2020

Early bird Deadline: August 30

Registration Deadline: September 30

Scot McKnight | Guest Speaker

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author or editor of some seventy-five books, is the Julius R. Mantey Professor of the New Testament at Norther Seminary in Lisle, IL.

Dr McKnight obtained his Ph. D at the University of Nottingham (1986) and has been a professor for more than three decades. He and his wife, Kirsten, live in Libertyville, Illinois. They enjoy traveling, long walks, gardening, and cooking. They have two adult children, Laura and Lukas, and two grandchildren: Aksel and Finley.

God declared “it is good” over all creation. We are invited to live that goodness in the ways we relate, work and worship. But what are the key elements to developing an ethos of goodness in our churches, where we are shaped by shalom and equipped to resist a toxic culture? Dr. McKnight will be exploring leadership and relationship patterns in the church that have the potential to disrupt toxicity and resist abuse of power. Watch for Scot’s new book set to come out fall 2020!

Darrell Johnson

Darrell Johnson

Bible Studies

Darrell has served congregations in the US, the Philippines, and Canada and taught preaching for Fuller Theological Seminary, Carey Theological College, and Regent College, as well as writing many books including The Story of All Stories: Genesis 1-11 which was released in Spring 2019.

Craig Bosnick & Dan Bennett

Craig Bosnick & Dan Bennett


Craig is the worship pastor at Southside Community Church, and Dan facilitates the worship teams at First Baptist Church, Kelowna. Before Dan’s move to the Okanagan, they served at Southside together for over 19 years. 

Steve Bell

Steve Bell

Special Concert

JUNO-award winning singer/songwriter Steve Bell has been referred to as a modern-day roubadour, a lyric poet sent to bear a message of love. Since 1989, he has released 20 solo albums with combined sales of over 400, 000 units. 

Banff 2019 Highlight Video