The three phases of launching a church-based social enterprise

Bigstock / Makc By Matt Overton Associate pastor, Columbia Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, Washington FacebookTwitterEmailPrint A youth pastor who began a church-based social enterprise shares advice for others interested in this kind of ministry. The three initial phases are discernment, consulting with the community and testing. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Starting a Christian social enterprise is difficult … Continue reading “The three phases of launching a church-based social enterprise”

N. Graham Standish: What are the next chapters of your church’s narrative?

Photo by Malerapaso   By N. Graham Standish Executive director, Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   Leading a congregation into the future requires understanding its story — and helping it envision what new chapters might come next. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 I recently had a conversation with a pastor about her first month in a new … Continue reading “N. Graham Standish: What are the next chapters of your church’s narrative?”

‘You can’t be selfish and survive’ in Canada’s harsh but beautiful North

By Joelle Kidd December 24, 2018 The Ungava Peninsula in Nunavik, northern Quebec, is flanked by Hudson Bay on one side and Ungava Bay on the other. Here, above the treeline, wide open skies frame sweeping views of snow through the crisp, cold air. “It’s a beautiful place, amazingly beautiful,” says Esther Wesley, co-ordinator of … Continue reading “‘You can’t be selfish and survive’ in Canada’s harsh but beautiful North”

Rhonda Mawhood Lee: Words made flesh

By  Rhonda Mawhood Lee Canon for regional ministry FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Clark had more than his share of health problems, but he knew the gift of an incarnate faith. In the season of Epiphany, an Episcopal priest remembers a departed parishioner. Monday, January 14, 2013 My church has held four funerals in the past two months, all for … Continue reading “Rhonda Mawhood Lee: Words made flesh”

Neighbourhood ministry helps homeless in westside Vancouver

One of the Neighourhood Ministry volunteers known as “angels” helps a homeless man move his belongings in downtown Vancouver. Angels supplement the services provided by the ministry’s Mobile Care Unit and others identified by street outreach teams as needing assistance. Submitted photo Neighbourhood ministry helps homeless in westside Vancouver By Matt Gardner The Westside Anglicans … Continue reading “Neighbourhood ministry helps homeless in westside Vancouver”