WELCOME TO CITYGATE
“Hospitality begins at the gate, in the doorway, on the bridges, between public and private spaces. Finding and creating threshold spaces is important.”
WITH THE CITY
CityGate Vancouver works to form connections among local churches with each other and with civic leaders and organizations in Greater Vancouver. The purpose of these connections is to bring transformation to our neighborhoods and its people.
CityGate is inviting churches to enter into a partnership agreement.
Partnership with CityGate connects your church with other churches, within and beyond your own denomination. We fill a collaborative vacuum and help the Church work together in the City. A partnership with CityGate connects your churches with valuable resources for strengthening your own local mission.
Through gatherings, conferences, courses, community development processes and more, CityGate is helping churches engage their neighbourhoods and address the issues of our city in a fuller way.
Refugee Housing Crisis: Imagining a Response
Saturday, February 3, 2023 – First Christian Reformed Church @ 9:30am
A free, impactful event discussing and developing a response to the housing crisis experienced by refugees arriving in our city.
Serve Our Schools Network Zoom
Thursday, February 22, 2024 – Zoom
“How Can We Help?” A Zoom meeting with the Serve Our Schools network where we can discuss how to connect you with schools in your local neighbourhood. Register for the Zoom gathering now!
Reimagining Church, Land & Community: Vancouver 2024
@ First Vancouver CRC
Public Lecture Tuesday, March 12
Presentation, Panel Discussions & Storytelling Wednesday, March 13
Together we want to change the narrative of decline around Canada’s church lands and properties, into storylines about redeveloping church assets for flourishing neighbourhoods and urban well being.
The Certificate in Missional Leadership is a three year program, offered through St. Andrews Hall, designed to help churches develop and grow into missional communities.
Citygate assists churches in the initial stages of developing affordable housing projects, exploring possibilities and options for initial funding.
places for dialogue
How might we reimagine the use of church property and buildings across Canadian churches? That was the question that led CityGate to gather and curate a conversation with 30 people from across Canada – all of whom have been working on or thinking deeply around...
For the kingdom of God is . . . righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 As we settle into the newness of 2023, ending one year and moving into a year that is yet to be experienced, we can play an important part in expanding God’s realm of...
One of the more under-the-radar features of the story of Jesus’ birth is the reality that Mary and Joseph had to flee their home country to protect Jesus from the violence of Herod’s regime. Mary and Joseph’s experiences as refugees was not new to the people of God:...