One of our favourite moments at Fluid Gathering is Labs.  This is the time where we intentionally carve out space for you to interact and have meaningful conversation with leaders and practitioners surrounding a specific topic of your interest.  In other words, Fluid is not just about one-way communication, it’s about connecting the dots thru thoughtful discussion about who Christ is and how He is shaping your life!

At Fluid 2013, we are excited to be offering six special Labs that will cover issues that are at the heart of young adults.  Check out them below and we look forward to having you join the conversation.

Donald Miller- Tension in Your Story Q&A

Following up his main session talk, Donald will be providing an interactive time for you to dialogue and ask him questions about building a better story for your life.

Eugene Cho – Tension in Leading a Movement

Ideas, dreams, and visions are nice but by themselves, they remain ideas, dreams and visions In fact, they don’t change the world. Rather, people whom faithfully and tenaciously pursue and implement their ideas change the world.

Dr. James Beverley – Tension in Answering the Skeptic

As we learn to live in a post modern, pluralistic we must be able to give a thoughtful answer to the hope we have in Christ. This lab will help you to understand how to begin dialoguing and answering those of different beliefs.

Kaarina Hsieh – Tension in Knowing My Identity

What does it look like to come to a full understanding of how God created you? Finding our identity in and through Christ is a foundational practice that will help us along our journey.

Ins Choi – Tension in Creativity Q&A

Join Ins in an intimate conversation about faith and creativity. Hear about his journey as an actor/playwright and the journey of his play Kim’s Convenience (winner of 2012 Toronto Theatre Critics award for Best New Play) currently touring across Canada.

Dr. Kevin Livingston – Tension in Being Missional

“Missional” has become a much-hyped buzzword, but what does it actually mean to be people who serve God’s mission? What does it mean to be communities who embody an alternative to the world around us, yet precisely for the sake of the world? These questions go right to the heart of the biblical story and the nature of Christian discipleship. Reflecting on Daniel’s own experience, we will talk together about how this agenda can get lived out in our churches, workplaces and neighbourhoods.


Samuel Williams is co-founder & content director at Fluid. He is also the teaching pastor at Avenue Community Church in Toronto, Canada.