May 2023 – Network Update

We’ve got a new website!

Our BCYD website has a fresh coat of paint and is better suited than ever to serve you. We’ve still got all of our resources easily accessible, along with some great new content being added over the coming weeks and months. If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected]!

Updates for Lead Forward Conference 2023

We’ve announced two of our speakers for Lead Forward 2023; Dave Ferguson and Thomson Matthew. We look forward to having them join us in Victoria this October!

Koine cross Cultural Training

Koine (koi-nay) is our brand-new cultural competency training designed for the local church. This training will help your team better understand the essential components of a multicultural Church; engage newcomers, immigrants, and indigenous communities; and find your voice around issues of racial and social justice.

We invite you to check out and sign up for a training session for your staff, board members, and lay leaders led by Harold Gutierrez, our Intercultural and Indigenous Ministries Director.

Church Planting Apprenticeship Program

The Church Planting Apprenticeship (CPA) Program provides funding assistance to churches wanting to plant new churches or start new locations by helping them employ “apprentices” who can learn and grow while they prepare to launch.

Master’s Degree programs at Summit Pacific College

Apply today for our Fall 2023 intake

The Master of Arts in Theology and Spiritual Leadership equips pastors, lay leaders, and interested individuals in the church and marketplace contexts with spiritual leadership competencies rooted in biblical and theological knowledge.

The Master of Arts in Youth Ministry focuses on practical training in youth ministry with a significant focus on spiritual formation and allows for flexibility between theology and leadership. This program is targeted toward individuals who work or volunteer with young people in a church, camp, or community context.

Both programs are delivered in person and online via video conferencing. These programs will be an engaging experience with world-class instructors and a diverse group of peers from across the country.

The Master’s degree can be completed while in full-time ministry or work.

We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2023 intake.

Contact [email protected] or visit for more details. 

NEXT GEN has started its own newsletter! Want to see events, news, and learn more about leaders across our district?

Check out some upcoming events this summer on the YG website!

Churches in Transition
Cariboo/Prince George Section:
  • Glad Tidings Tabernacle, Vanderhoof
Delta/Tri-Cities Section:
  • Vancouver Celebration Christian Fellowship, Surrey
  • Far North/Yukon Section:
  • Dawson City Christian Fellowship, Dawson City Yukon (Replant)
  • New Life Assembly, Tumbler Ridge
  • Chetwynd Gospel Tabernacle, Chetwynd
Fraser Valley Section:
Indigenous Section:
  • Bella Coola Pentecostal Assembly, Bella Coola
  • Kispiox Pentecostal Assembly, Kispiox
  • Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, Alert Bay
Kootenays Section:
  • Golden Pentecostal Church, Golden (Replant)
  • Snow Valley Christian Fellowship, Fernie
  • Saddleback Community Church, Nakusp
  • Crossroads Christian Fellowship, Salmo
North Vancouver Island Section:
  • Ocean View Christian Assembly, Port Alice
Northwest Section:
  • Cedarview Community Church, Port Clements
  • Bethel Assembly, Queen Charlotte
  • Hazelton Pentecostal Church, Hazelton
  • Mountain View Assembly, Smithers
  • Kaien Community Church, Prince Rupert
  • Lakes Fellowship, Burns Lake
Okanagan Section:
  • Cherryville Gospel Church, Cherryville
South Vancouver Island Section:
  • North Douglas Pentecostal Tabernacle, Victoria
Vancouver Section:
  • Finnish Bethel Church, Vancouver
  • Vancouver Chinese Pentecostal Church, Vancouver
  • Redemption Church, Vancouver
Ministry Transitions:
  • Colby Nadeau was appointed as the Youth Pastor at Evangel Church, Kelowna, on a one-year maternity leave contract. He started in his role on May 28.
  • Joey Booth was appointed as the Lead Pastor at Hope Pentecostal Assembly. He started in his role on May 30.
  • Jennifer McPhail was appointed as the Young Adults Pastor, Admin Assistant, and Bistro Coordinator at Christian Life Community Church, Abbotsford. She started in her role on May 1.
  • Ostap Lepak was appointed as the Middle School Youth Pastor at Christian Life Community Church, Abbotsford. He started in his role on May 1.
  • Brendan Meade was appointed as the new High School Youth Pastor for Christian Life Assembly, Langley. He will start in his role on June 15.
  • Colin Boyd was appointed as the Assistant Pastor at Connaught Heights Pentecostal Assembly, New Westminster. He will start in his new role on July 16.

Click here to see available ministry opportunities in our district.

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