Author: Lloyd Mackey

The Shire and other music camps are well received by local communities

Music camps, schools and choirs are popular draws for several faith-based community organizations in Metro Vancouver as they serve and build networks in their neighbourhoods. One such is Shire Music Centre, which is running Rock Camps in two Burnaby locations…

Young Life has plans to build many new friendships in Surrey

It is just over 60 years since Young Life Canada began working with high school age young people, introducing them to Jesus and encouraging relationships that could make Jesus a reality in their lives and communities. Young Life leaders in…

Local signs of hope for refugees from the Middle East

Several churches and ministries in Metro Vancouver are becoming increasingly involved in finding ways to help refugees from the Middle East settle into a normal life in Canada. I explored several of these initiatives as we approach World Refugee Day…

King’s Way fire had a silver lining

It seemed like bad news when fire broke out at King’s Way Church of God of Prophecy, at 17th Avenue and Kingsway, on the morning of April 21. But the “suspicious” blaze created a series of events that have helped…

Chris Wright says creation care is central to the mission of God

What do creation care and evangelical Christian faith have in common? Quite a bit more than many have understood, if Chris Wright, international ministries director for Langham Partnership, is to be believed. Wright is in Vancouver this week for Holy Ground:…