At the very heart of CityGate’s work is to build connections between churches and organizations in Greater Vancouver in order to bring transformation to our communities, believing in God’s creative and redemptive purpose. We work to bring about this transformation alongside valued partners who share our passion for our city and for God’s kingdom to be reflected through His people who live here.
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Co:Here Housing is a four-storey affordable housing building with 26 self-contained units with large indoor and outdoor community engagement spaces. Co:Here is founded on the conviction that people are made for community with a vision for creating intentional communities and relationships with vulnerable people in our neighbourhood. Co:Here brings together people from different economic backgrounds in a mutually transformative, supportive and nurturing environment that allows vulnerable people to flourish. Residents of Co:Here journey together based on the principles of simplicity, community, respect, empowerment and sustainability.
The Centre for Missional Leadership at St. Andrew’s Hall offers a Certificate in Missional Leadership for individuals and congregational teams. The three-year program focuses on “Forming and Reforming Communities of Christ in a Secular Age” with the first year specifically exploring “Missional foundations during Covid and Beyond”. The aim of this program is to resource, strengthen and widen the ministry of the churches across denominations or networks. Each month, a learning opportunity is made available for church pastors, leaders and community developers. We believe that this course of study for congregational teams of clergy and lay people can be a way of a helping your churches to envision a hopeful future.
The Shared Living Exchange is a network of people learning to live well with others, inspired by Christian faith. The Shared Living Exchange aims to equip, resource, and encourage those who have committed to intentional shared life; to offer a space to explore the art and practice of community living; and to connect communities and people living shared life. The Shared Living Exchange hosts Community Café’s virtually, featuring a short presentation on a specific theme followed by discussion and interaction. Some themes already discussed include making decisions in community, COVID-19 and community living and household transitions
Creating Conversation: A weekly editorial for people to spark dialogue with the Church in Vancouver. How do we foster better conversations among different churches and Christ followers in Vancouver about issues that matter? That question in part is what has prompted Tim to work alongside Flyn Ritchie in curating an opinion editorial column most weeks in the Church for Vancouver. In this column, different people will be invited to speak to the Church in metro Vancouver. Our hope is to invite people who have an important word for our city to write an op/ed that will stimulate our imaginations for how we might share in God’s restoring work in our city.