Tag: neighbourhoods

Around Town: Neighbourhood Small Grants, Memorize for Lent, John Bell

If you have a plan for your neighbourhood, or just a desire to see your neighbourhood prosper, the Vancouver Foundation wants to help. Barry Jung of Parish Collective Vancouver – which “identifies, connects and resources followers of Jesus to grow the fabric…

Snapshots of faith in Vancouver: insights from two veteran East Van pastors

Peter Biggs of The Light Magazine is researching one Metro Vancouver / Fraser Valley municipality each month, and producing a focus on each one. The September issue features the first of three ‘snapshots’ devoted to the City of Vancouver. Following is a portion…

The art of neighbouring (Neighbourhood Small Grants available until April 9)

Vancouver Foundation is offering Neighbourhood Small Grants from $50 to $500 “to support projects that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity.” One example of effective neighbourhood-reaching on…

Vancouver Foundation’s new ‘Connect & Engage’ report digs deeper

Last week the Vancouver Foundation released a much-anticipated update to its landmark 2012 Connections and Engagement report on loneliness and community life in Metro Vancouver. This update, like the original report, provides hard evidence for trends most of us know…

Conference tailored for church leaders who care about their neighbourhood

May 10 – 12, Regent College will be hosting its annual pastors conference, Seek the Peace of the City: Exegeting Your Neighbourhood. This year’s conference examines the challenges and vital importance of contextual ministry with speakers including Ray Bakke, Brenda Salter…

Ray Bakke interview: Seek the Peace of the City

The theme of Regent College’s Pastors and Leaders Conference 2017 (‘Seek the Peace of the City,’ May 10 – 12) is neighbourhood exegesis. Attendees will learn strategies for developing a better understanding of the places they live in order to more effectively…

Praying for ‘A Healthy City for All’

We know we should pray for and be concerned with the needs of the community in which we live. It’s a tall order to figure out where to begin, but this fall a few of us have discovered a useful…

ReImagine Vancouver: Be a life-giving presence in your neighbourhood

ReImagine Vancouver (December 2 – 3) is “designed for leaders and practitioners who are starting something new, revitalizing the local church through new expressions and deepening their church’s faithful presence in their neighbourhood.” Leading the way at St. Andrew’s Hall…