About BC Conference

BC Conference is an administrative and service-delivery body of The United Church of Canada. We provide staff, finances, advice, advocacy and programming resources to 10 presbyteries, 200+ congregations, hundreds of ministry personnel and numerous ministries in British Columbia including camps, social service agencies, housing and care facilities, chaplaincies, hospitals and educational centres.

Read about our mission and vision and read what's happening in our part of the church below. Then like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Leadership Foundations: Essential Skills for leading congregations

Start Date: 
Jan 22 2018 (All day) - Jan 25 2018 (All day)

Loon Lake Lodge Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge

Leading a congregation in these times means drawing on a diverse tool kit that helps you navigate change, deal with conflict and build the leadership capacity of your volunteers.

This 4 day workshop will give you an executive tool kit for leading through changing times. Covering leadership models, generational theory, conflict management and team building, this course is a pre-requisite for those overseeing supervised ministry placements and interim ministry.

Cost: $525 for BC residents,
$650 for non-BC residents.
Includes accommodation and meals.

Register now! More information on the Leadershift website.

The Theology and Practice of Mentoring

Start Date: 
Feb 6 2018 - 3:00pm - Feb 8 2018 - 1:00pm

Join Leadershift at Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre!

In critical moments in our lives mentors can provide just the assurance, inspiration, and guidance we need to flourish. This workshop will explore the skills and practices that make effective mentors; reflect on key themes of mentoring in worship; and examine biblical friendship through the mentoring framework. Taught by Mardi Tindal of the Centre for Courage and Renewal and Tim Scorer of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction. Musical leadership by Rev. Alan Claasen.

Register online now. Full details are available on the Leadershift website. Questions? Contact leadershiftinfo [at] gmail [dot] com (Rhian Walker).

General Council July 21-28th 2018 - Awesome Opportunity for Youth from BC!

Deadline for applications: November 1/2017.

Contact: Doris Kizinna
Call 1.800.934.0434 in BC, ext. 303 or 604.341.2724 (mobile) or dkizinna [at] bc [dot] united-church [dot] ca (email).

Apply to attend Winter Retreat: February 16-19th, Five Oaks Conference Centre in Ontario. They will also attend the General Council in Oshawa, July 21-28/2018. This Retreat will help to prepare and form the Youth attending Youth Forum at GC 43. At this Retreat, the five youth from BC will gather with five youth from all the other Conferences in Canada.




Archives are moving!

July 25th - Archives update

In June, the Conference Archives announced that we will be moving to 312 Main Street in Vancouver. We continue to look forward to it with great anticipation!

The 312 Main project team has recently notified us of a delay in the building renovations. This means that our move has been postponed by at least a couple of months.

Therefore, the Archives will remain open to the public until further notice. Full story of the move below.

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