Serving Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley
Union Gospel Mission

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 […]

17/06 June 2017

Theo’s Feast, The gospel made edible

by Agnes Chung   “Paradise Lost”, “Salt of the Earth”, “A Taste of Grace” and “Love Comes to Town”. These are some exquisite gourmet dishes created with an edible metaphor to communicate the gospel truth through the presentation and flavour of the food, says Gary Stevenson, Theo’s Feast Founder and Simon Fraser University chaplain.  The […]

14/04 April 2014

Festival of Hope: A defining moment

by Giulio Gabeli In every lifetime there are specific defining moments for individuals, marriages, families, churches, cities and nations. These are unique decisions, circumstances, events or happenings that mark a person, a place or posterity for years to come. The Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham which took place in Vancouver on March 3-5, 2017 […]