Bigger than us

Letter from Pastor Mark

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Matthew 6:21
This is an exciting moment in the life of our church! God has blessed us by meeting all of our financial needs both operationally and in our local and global mission projects since our launch in 2010 with just100 people! We have so much to be thankful for. First, we’re thankful to Jesus for stirring that spirit of consistent giving and generosity in you, and second, to you for being obedient to that calling.

The story of Village Church has always been a story of movement and progress— even in regard to the physical spaces we have gathered in since we began.From an elementary school gym in January 2010 to now: six locations including our first cross-province location in Calgary. Now we embark on a new chapter in the life of our church. One that sees us establish a central hub— the Village Church Ministry Centre—a complex out of which to do the next level of ministry God is calling us to in Surrey but also impacting every site across Greater Vancouver and Canada.

We are all excited about the vision and mission of our church—and how could we not be. In Canada, seeing over 1500 baptisms since we launched is unheard of. We are a part of something special and we want to steward it well. We want to make the most of the moment we are in.

2020 - 2022 is a new season God has put before us as a church with a goal that is bigger than any of us and bigger than anything we have ever done. This is where we all join together— all ages and stages and locations of Village Church — to accomplish the final step in the Village 2021 campaign: build this amazing venue.

+ It will host Sunday gatherings, conferences, youth events, worship nights, prayer, Freedom Session, Alpha, and more.
+ It will house the technology we need to capture content for all of our sites and those we will plant in the coming years across Canada.
It also includes:
+ Recording and video studios to create content including video teaching (in theology, apologetics, leadership, biblical studies) and music (Village Worship)
+ Spaces for our Village Kids and Village Youth+ Staff offices, including space for our Village School of Ministry
+ Multi-purpose rooms to host all daily and nightly programs
+ A rooftop terrace and a cafe area to gather after services, or for meetings and other events
+ A fully-equipped kitchen
+ Plenty of parking and a revenue stream in serving the city and region as a premier rental venue

This will equip us to serve our neighbours, cities, nation, and people globally in unparalleled ways, enabling us to do the ministry God has called us to do exponentially better.

Because you gave generously to the first phase of acquiring land, we are ready for the final phase. This is by far the biggest thing we have ever done and it will stretch us, but it’s possible because our why is clear - to reach as many as possible by any means possible with the short time we have all been given.

In ways we can’t really imagine right now this MinistryCentre will serve to build a legacy of gospel-centered ministry across our country and beyond that will impact generations.

God is already speaking to people, providing for us, and challenging us to give in amazing ways, and I can’t wait to see it happen over and over again in the coming years!

This is about legacy… and it starts with you and me.
Senior Pastor