Church Planting - Vancouver
Every church community - whether they gather under a steeple, in a gymnasium, in a theatre, a public house or coffeehouse - was, at one point, a church plant.
A few factors are common - the centrality of Jesus, an awareness of the distance between church & culture - a renewed dependance on the Holy Spirit, to Christ's mission, and to prayer - and God's call upon a leader.
Reality Vancouver Church was birthed in 2009 as a church plant of the BC Mennonite Brethren conference - with the support of a small rural church in Gibsons (Christ the King) and a large urban church in Vancouver (Westside Church). As an active participant in the C2C network, Reality has seved as an incubator & equipping community for many pastoral apprentices - all currently in active pastoral ministry around the city & province.
Reality recycles ~5% of our local tithes and offerings back into church planting (through the C2Cnetwork) as we are committed to the ongoing spread of the Gospel in our city & across Canada.
Meta Communities. In 2010-11, Dennis & Mistin Wilkinson served as our apprentice family and were called to establish a Gospel-centred, missional community in downtown Vancouver's west-end. Meta continues to thrive & make disciples in the least-reached part of one of the least-reached cities in North America.
TriCity Church. In the fall of 2017, TriCity Church will be planted in Port Coquitlam. Led by Matt Glezos - who worked with Willingdon and Westside, apprenticed with Crossridge, and who has preached at Reality and helped with some of our family discipleship resources - will serve as the lead campus pastor. TriCity will be a joint church plant, led by Northview (Abbotsford), Crossridge (Surrey) and Westside (Vancouver). All three of these churches are solidly aligned with our mission, vision & values - and Reality is seeking to serve this new church by providing prayer & people.
Are you called?
If you live in or near the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam-PoCo-Port Moody), please consider joining this new church in Fall 2017. For the rest of us, let's commit to prayer & support of this new work; for gospel-clarity, family-unity, spirit-led opportunity, and favour in the neighbourhood.