Dec. 13th: Welcoming Northside Foursquare Church

On December 13th 2016 Missions Fest officially welcomed Northside Foursquare Church as a Missions Fest sponsoring Church. Northside warmly welcomed Missions Fest to their staff meeting to share a missional devotional (Gospel ReFresh).  It was a chance to articulate the Gospel and name where and how God is moving in and through Northside Church and through […]

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Dec. 5: Welcoming Oakridge Adventist Church


On December 5th Missions Fest Vancouver officially welcomed Oakridge Adventist Church as a Missions Fest sponsoring church. With a delicious meal Oakridge Adventist Church welcomed Missions Fest to their staff meeting to facilitate the “Gospel ReFresh” devotional. As part of the devotional Oakridge staff shared that they see God’s Spirit at work in their midst […]

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Streams of Justice (SoJ): 10th Anniversary


Streams of Justice (SoJ) is a faith-based social justice group that “actively pursues a more just, equitable, inclusive, and compassionate society through analysis, action and reflection that exposes and opposes unjust social structures, and opens up space for imagining and advocating alternative possibilities of human solidarity, communal flourishing and care for the earth that sustains all […]

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Nov. 23: Welcoming El Shaddai Church Vancouver


On November 23rd 2016 Missions Fest welcomed El Shaddai Church Vancouver as a new sponsoring church. During the “Gospel Refresh” devotional, Pastors Pat and Isaac Madengu shared their passion to reach out and befriend the marginalized of Newton-Surrey area. Pastors Pat and Isaac see God’s Spirit at work at El Shaddai in the spiritual growth […]

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“Winning” by Barry Buzza


I’ll always remember the day I learned what “winning” really means. While our team was in Gojo Ethiopia last year, some of our guys challenged the Ethiopians, who happen to be among the best runners in the world, to a five mile race. It was to start at 7:30 am on Thursday morning, and would […]

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“Wake-Up Call for Nation-States” by Walter Brueggemann


Since the earliest appearance of states  -  those with large concentration sof wealth and power and control of media and violence – they have been ambiguous operations. Since the emergence of the earliest states (empires) in Mesopotamia, they have been charged with the common good, but tempted to act against that common good. The state […]

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Taking Prayer from Me to Us

We’re really looking forward to the Missions Fest Vancouver conference in 2017. The conference theme is Justice and the Gospel and our anchoring scripture for the weekend is the Lord’s Prayer. Mark Wollenberg of International Justice Mission has written some of his reflections on the Lord’s Prayer that help explain it’s connection to justice. In […]

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“Work for Justice, Burn-out, and Cynicism: Breaking Free and Bearing Fruit” by Tim Dickau


“I’ve had it”.  These are words I have heard more than once from those who have given themselves to participating in God’s mission of justice and reconciliation.  Perhaps you’ve come to this place yourself as you have sought to work for justice in your workplace  or as part of an organized effort in our city […]

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The Basics of Going


I’ve experienced some amazing things. I’ve seen people healed of illness by the power of God. I’ve stood with a family beside their home of cardboard and plastic tarps on the site of a torn down building with rats running over my feet praising God at the birth of a baby. I have seen young […]

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Originally Published by: Faith Today “Some have asked, ‘Wouldn’t it be easier to just make the Covenant voluntary?’ Of course it would. But this question misses the point.” by Amy Robertson My boss is from the U.S. We see a few things a little differently—the name of a winter hat and the last letter of […]

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