Founded in 1986, PGIMF is a lay-run church affiliated with both main Canadian conferences of Mennonites. We met in the chapel of the Menno Simons Centre, a student residence. Though our heritage is Anabaptist-Mennonite, we come from a variety of traditions and ethnic backgrounds, and borrow worship styles and liturgical elements from others freely. [TODO: add update on moving]
PGIMF exists to minister in the spirit of Christ, with an evangelical-Anabaptist perspective, to:
• residents of the Point Grey Community
• the university and educational community
• those looking for an open, inquiring, participative faith community.
Our ministry seeks to foster wholeness through:
• personal commitment to Jesus Christ
• worship that is joyful and exalts God
• fellowship, mutual care and study
• discipleship ministries that empower and bring reconciliation.
Ministry of the Laity
Our worship time includes hymn singing, bible readings, responsive readings, prayers, teachings, and the opportunity to share your prayer concerns and praise items. We are known for our tradition of also encouraging open dialogue during time set aside for responses to the “talk” (which may or may not always fit into the category of a traditional “sermon”).
After the service, you are welcome to stay for coffee, tea and snacks while you continue the fellowship. We especially welcome students and faculty of the nearby University of British Columbia (UBC) and Regent College to join us, even if it is only during a short-term period.
Our ministries are all led by the laity — we rely on faithful volunteers to handle all aspects of our work. Please visit the ‘Volunteer’ page to see the many roles that we take on to do church for God’s glory.
As an Anabaptist congregation, we are members of the BC Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, and the Mennonite Brethren Conference of Canada but also we are concurrently members of the Mennonite Church British Columbia (part of the Mennonite Church of Canada). You can follow the links to these conferences and other Mennonite/Anabaptist organizations that we are in touch with.
Confessions of Faith
The Theology section of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches includes the ‘Confession of Faith’ as well as the ‘Pamphlet series’ and ‘Study conferences’ on hot topics. The Confession of Faith of the Mennonite Church Canada includes a summary statement and 24 articles.