Serving Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley

18/02 February 2018

Helping people see Jesus

by Andy Bannister   In 1 Peter 3:15-16, Peter offers this advice to Christians who want to share the incredible news of what Jesus has done: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” […]

18/02 February 2018

Learning how to create disciple-making movements

by Murray Moerman   Canadian Christians often feel the cultural gap between the church and those they seek to reach in the name of Christ. Many Christians sense themselves to be at the margins of society. At the same time Canadian Christians often hear stories from Africa and Asia reporting effective disciple-making on a comparatively […]

17/10 October

Axis Church Online

by Angelos Kyriakides Over the past 50 years, the ‘Digital Revolution’ has made connecting around the globe simple and instantaneous. The Church is keeping pace by utilizing all the resources available.  There’s no shortage of technological wealth used to fulfill the Great Commission. The appearance of online churches is still a fairly new phenomenon. Many […]

17/09 September 2017

The Problem of God: answering skeptics’ challenges to Christianity by Mark Clark

by Dan Rutherford Our increasingly secular culture has moved faith to the margins of life. Mark Clark writes from the context of a very secular part of our culture where the percentage of those who attend church has plummeted and those who declare they have ‘no religion’ has sky-rocketed.   It is in this context […]

17/08 August 2017

Building community, transforming lives

by Adrian Prasad David Morgan, pastor of the newly founded church plant, Eden Whalley, calls Whalley “Greater Vancouver’s forgotten child.” The City of Surrey has worked hard in the last few years to create a new image for its infamous town center by building the new city hall and beautiful apartments within Whalley’s core. Though […]

17/08 August 2017

Compelling reasons for church plants

by Jack Taylor   When it comes to restaurants, we hardly stop to examine whether our cities have reached a saturation point with the number and variety of cuisine offerings. New generations and new ethnicities long for something fresh, familiar or different. The establishments catering to the tastes of a critical mass survive – others […]

17/08 August 2017

52% factor for why new churches and campuses grow

People who attend churches or multisite campuses started in the last 5 years are 52 per cent more likely to invite friends and family to “consider faith in Jesus Christ” than at any other time in the life of the church. “This news, which we call the ‘52 per cent factor,’ offers a compelling reason […]

17/08 August 2017

Building God’s kingdom through Alpha

by Doris Fleck   With hundreds of Alpha courses starting up this fall across Canada, Alpha billboards adorn buildings, bus shelters and benches asking, “Is there more to life than this?” These provocative ads have resonated with thousands of people as they grapple with the meaning of life and the existence of God. Aimmey Chu […]

17/07 July 2017

Passion Play, an epic story

by Keri Vermeulen An epic, true story of faith, hope and love is blossoming among the hoodoos and the coulees in the rocky hills of the Canadian Badlands region of Alberta. The unique landscape provides a natural setting and stage for a theatrical experience of the Gospel of Luke. The acclaimed Canadian Bandlands Passion Play […]

17/07 July 2017

Canadian Evangelism Conference

by Doris Fleck   When Frank King posts his evangelistic blog, Frank’s Cottage, on Facebook, the results are almost always disappointing. These well written, thought-provoking opinion pieces examine tough questions for non-Christians and give the eternal hope that is found in Jesus Christ. King, the News Media Relations Manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association […]