a note from nigel:

Wow, fellow MoveIners and special guests:

What a treat — for the first time in three years — to be together in person!

I am so grateful for all of you: MoveIners, volunteers, speakers, breakout leaders, one-on-ones, worship leaders, and everyone making MoveIner23 the powerful time God has in store. Special thanks to those flying in from across Canada, the US and Germany!

Thank you to our keynote speakers, Ray Aldred, Evi Rodemann, Laurel Bunker, Mpumi Maweni and Khevna Dave. Thank you to our emcees, Julius and Miraya; the worship teams; our One-on-Ones, breakout leaders and prayer ministry volunteers; and Harriet and the amazing Kids program team who have put together another amazing program for our kids — as well as our first ever youth program! Thank you to all those in set-up and tech, and the program volunteers; and to the entire Vision Team staff and our conference coordinating team: Martha, Nikitha and our fearless conference director, Jemcah — thank you!

Our theme this year is “Rooted.” Amidst the many distractions and disruptions in our lives, including those of the past three years, our desire as a movement is to remain rooted in the mission and values God has given us; rooted in our neighbourhoods; and​​—most importantly—rooted in the Lord himself. 

Let’s build each other up and glorify God this weekend. May we truly see, listen to, love, and prayerfully encourage each one here, together.

A few action items:

  • One-on-One sessions. Sign up for—not one—but TWO sessions. We have first-ever categories and a wealth of leaders this year
  • Plan to GIVE GENEROUSLY, sacrificially and joyfully in this year’s three offerings. As a movement, we love to bless and fuel others’ ministries abundantly. Read the offering descriptions to prepare.
  • Visit the drop-in PRAYER ROOM throughout the weekend located in the basement of the main building. Also take advantage of the prayer ministry teams.
  • Engage with MoveIners and special guests throughout the weekend in breakouts, meals, free time, and the various activities.
  • Have fun at the Dance Party! And consider performing at the Talent Show — encourage others to do the same.
  • Check out the books in the Ministry Centre Foyer and take a bunch home! You can also get subsidies on books you purchase after the weekend from our Recommendations List
  • Contact the Prayer Journey team about leading a Prayer Journey in your city on Saturday, June 17, 2023.
  • Contact the Dollar-a-Day team about how to participate in Dollar-a-Day in late October 2023.

Lord, speak to us this weekend. Let us hear your voice. Do a work among us. Do a new thing. And take our roots deeper in you. In Jesus’ name.

Rooted in Christ with you – your brother,

Nigel Paul

join us at moveiner23!

February 17 – 20, 2023 | Guelph, Ontario (Canada)

Join alongside MoveIn teams from around the world for a weekend of prayer, worship, teaching and fellowship at our movement-wide conference in Guelph, Ontario. This will be a time to connect with other teams, to grow in depth of love for neighbours, and to experience the love and glory of God. Each year, the conference program is designed to address your needs as a MoveIner. This weekend of learning and community will allow you to grow in your ministry and build your relationship with God, your teammates, and the wider MoveIn movement.

Our theme this year is Rooted. Amidst the many distractions and disruptions in our lives, our desire as a movement is to remain rooted in our values and mission of being prayerfully present amongst the unreached, urban poor. As MoveIners and brothers and sisters in Christ, we want to spur each other on to have our lives deeply rooted in Jesus Christ.


Ray Aldred

Friday Pre-Event / Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred is a husband, father, and grandfather. He was first ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and is now ordained with the Anglican Church of Canada. He is status Cree from Swan River Band, Treaty 8.  Born in Northern Alberta, he now resides with his wife in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Ray is the director of the Indigenous Studies Program at the Vancouver School of Theology whose mission is to partner with the Indigenous Church around theological education. Formerly Ray served as the Assistant Professor of Theology at Ambrose Seminary, a chairperson and board member for Indigenous Pathways, and Director for the First Nations Alliance Churches of Canada where he is now a committee member working to encourage Indigenous churches. Ray’s passion is to help as many as possible hear the gospel in their heart language. Ray and his wife, Elaine have been involved in ministry to help train people to facilitate support groups for people who have suffered abuse.

Laurel Bunker

Bible Teacher

For over 30 years Laurel has been a leader in fields of non-profit management, higher education, church and parachurch ministry. Laurel’s mission is to impact the lives of men and women through empowered teaching, training, mentoring and leadership development that builds character and advances organizational change. Laurel has held key positions in national organizations including Young Life, the YMCA, the Jeremiah Program, PULSE and the Council on Christian Colleges and Universities. She spent 14 years as a campus pastor and university administrator, until 2021, when she left to pursue and launch her LLC, The Boncouer Collaborative. She is a conference speaker, writer and preacher. Laurel and her husband Joshua, make their home in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) with their two college-aged daughters, Naomi and Camile.

Evi Rodemann

Keynote Speaker

Evi Rodemann is from Hamburg, Germany. She loves interacting with and encouraging young people and has been involved with pan-European youth networks and events for many years. Evi is passionate about developing young leaders and creating events with long-lasting impacts. She serves on the leadership team of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Generation and the WEA Mission Commission as well as running her own organization LeadNow. She has worked for 18 years in Germany’s largest aluminum production 4 days/week and for the past several months has been concentrating on writing her PhD (theol.) researching on event impact.

Khevna Dave

MoveIner Keynote Speaker

Khevna lives in a MoveIn patch in Scarborough with her husband, foster teens, and two cats named Mango and Sticky Rice. She loves getting to know people over coffee or discovering new local food spots. Khevna is passionate about mobilizing for global and local missions in her role as the Director at the Missions Hub. She is an outgoing individual who has high-energy levels for getting multiple tasks done, and cares deeply about learning and engaging in different cultures. Fun fact: she’s spent time in nearly 30 different countries in the world starting with being born in Kenya!

Nigel Paul

Keynote Speaker

Nigel Paul grew up in Zambia, Pakistan and Kenya and studied Internet Business at the University of Waterloo. In January 2009, God gave Nigel the name “MoveIn” and the vision “to see thousands of regular people moving in among the unreached, urban poor.” Today, Nigel directs the MoveIn Vision Team, is part of a regular MoveIn team which is planting a church, speaks into various small businesses, and lives with his wife Jessie and two sons, Courage(4) and Christian(2), in a patch in east Toronto.

Mpumi Maweni

Keynote Speaker

Mpumi has been serving with OM for 14 years. He first joined OM in South Africa in his native country where he helped pioneer a youth ministry for several years. In 2011, he felt a strong call for Europe. He then worked in over 20 European countries with the sole purpose of preaching the Gospel. Mpumi has a passion for lost souls, mentoring, training, leadership, discipleship, and pastoral care. Ginny Mejia is originally from Colombia with more than 12 years of teaching experience both Online and face to face. She received her master’s degree in TESOL and Intercultural Studies in 2021 from Wheaton College, IL. For the past 10 years she has been serving with OM where she has worked as an ESL teacher (in the UK) and a Youth worker (in the Netherlands). Currently, she is serving part time with OM International teaching about Cultural Intelligence to the cross-cultural workers in the organization. Ginny is passionate about teaching, discipleship and seeing people grow in their relationship with God. Ginny also loves to learn about different cultures and to see how God manifests aspects of Himself through them. Ginny and Mpumi have served in Africa, Europe, and South America. In 2019 God called them to Canada to serve as Director of Mobilization with OM Canada. They enjoy the company and cuteness of their 3 year old daughter, Abby.

Program summary

MoveIner Speaker

main sessions

Main Sessions are an amazing time of musical worship, prayer, Bible teaching, messages from keynote speakers, and MoveIner Stories.

MoveIner Breakouts


Breakout Sessions are an opportunity to go more in depth on specific topics relevant to life as a MoveIner and to encourage you in your spiritual growth.

MoveIner One in Ones


A special feature of Conference that we love is our one-on-ones. We have a great group of counsellors, spiritual directors, and ministry mentors, in tune with the MoveIn vision and context available to talk with you one-on-one (or two-on-two for couples) about life and ministry throughout the weekend.

MoveIner Kids Program

Kids Program

As the movement grows, so do our children! More than just babysitting, we strive to make the Kids’s Program a place where our littlest MoveIners can grow in Christ through meaningful teaching and care. Babies and elementary age children are welcome.

MoveIner Prayer


Prayer Ministry is a time to receive prayer from fellow MoveIners and MoveIn supporters. It’s an opportunity to be strengthened and encouraged in the Spirit to face various challenges and experience deliverance.

MoveIner Conference is a place to pray! The Prayer Room is a quiet place to reflect and pray amidst the busy-ness of the weekend. Make use of the prayer stations and prompts which are there to help guide you in reflection and prayer, or you can just enjoy the solitude.

MoveIner Freetime

Free Time

Afternoon activities are a great way to meet other MoveIners and burn off some energy! Join in the organized activities or gather a group for some board games in the lounge.


Your registration cost includes lodging and food for Friday evening through Monday afternoon. Other costs for running this conference have been covered through other channels which allows us to keep prices as low as possible for MoveIners to attend. Children under 18yrs are FREE. For more information on costs, partial pricing, subsidies, and volunteer discounts, go to the Registration page.

The Venue

Guelph Bible Conference Centre

485 Waterloo Ave
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Closest international airport: YYZ Pearson International Airport
For directions: Click HERE for Google Maps | Click HERE for GBCC website