What Pastors Say about Missions Fest:
Shared experience always seems to be God’s method for spreading the Gospel. Testimonies are a powerful tool, making Missions Fest such an important event. We learn from the practices of fruitful laborers dedicated to the Great Commission, discovering what has worked and what needs our attention.
I am especially excited about this year’s theme, Justice and the Gospel. As I reflect upon on a Missions trip to Africa, I am reminded of how much we need one another; uniting in our God-given strengths to address important issues. Missions Fest is a great opportunity for us to participate in a forum whereby we can respond to the things God lays on our hearts. There is truly no greater task force than when God’s people come together in unity around a common
theme or purpose. I am looking forward to this! – Shannon LaChance, Associate Pastor at Northside Foursquare Church (Coquitlam)
Missions Fest has long been one of our most favorite mission events in our church—we haven’t missed one! We are so grateful, as not every city in the world is able to hold a Missions Fest conference. We are truly a blessed city to have you in our midst. Our church will continue to support Missions Fest—you are wonderful and amazing!
Rev. Tom Cheung, Lead Pastor of Port Moody Pacific Grace MB Church
Anna King, Leadership Development at Table Church (Victoria, BC)
“God is moving around the world in exciting and surprising ways, and yet, so often, we lose sight of the global scope of God’s Kingdom coming on earth as it is in heaven. Missions Fest offers us the opportunity to look up from our local contexts and pay attention to what the Spirit of God may be saying to us through our brothers and sisters in different parts of world. There are many new questions and challenges that arise as we grapple with how to live out and speak the gospel today in this global age. Missions Fest offers us a chance to hear new voices and dialogue together about our calling to be the church for the sake of the world.” -Joy Banks Pastor, Grandview Calvary Baptist Church (East Vancouver)
“The values and vision of Missions Fest align with the vision and purpose of our church in it’s commitment to mission and Kingdom. We are very thankful to have Missions Fest in our city as it allows us to be more aware of the ministries that happen in our city, country and beyond. In other words, it provides us with exposure and insight into what God is doing in the broader church around us which feeds not only our awareness, but encourages us as we follow God in our own particular calling. We have already committed to bring our whole church to join Missions Fest on Sunday morning for worship every year.” — Rev. Ted Ng.Pastor, Faith Community Christian Church (F3C)