Though being an international ministry,
I care especially for the region of Vancouver,
where the ministry materialized
at the beginning of the year 2019.
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When you search for a church, then first of all pray to God to lead you.
Secondly, search locally (ideally same neighborhood) in order to not only attend on a Sabbath, but to be an integral part in local activities involving your church, both for fellowship and outreach. Avoid churches that have tendencies towards Catholicism, Calvinism (usually concealed by participating churches - this might take time to discern or the courage to actively ask), Easy Believism (do they equate a sinner's prayer with Past Salvation), Egalitarianism (no female elders or general pastors, but make sure that women are represented in all other ministerial functions), Hyper-Grace (grace over sanctification and holiness), Mysticism & Contemplative Prayer, extreme forms of Pentecostalism (e.g. equating Past Salvation with tongues), Prosperity Gospel, Once-Saved-Always-Saved et al. .
A quick way to evaluate a church is to look at their library or book recommendations - if available. Another way to easily discern is to do a quick background search of any authors and teachers mentioned in sermons (with a healthy portion of grace). Verify the financial ties of a church by visiting the Charity Finder (link CA, US). Strictly avoid churches that use the Passion Translation or the Message Bible.
I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O LORD. I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation. Psa 40:9-10
The following courses can be recommended for unbelievers and those who recently became a believer.
* avoid taking the popular Alpha Course, which is produced in close collaboration with the Catholic Church; see separate Discernment. I have personally taken and led 7 Alpha Courses and know first hand about the problems of this ecumenical tool, although it has many benefits and has led many to Christ.
R etreat Centres (BC)
I regularly check and select the most relevant Christian events - those happening in-person in Greater Vancouver or online around the globe.
Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any events you recommend to be added.