Recent blog posts
September 9th, 2015
I believe the church has more to offer young people who have aged out of foster care and I hope to see more bridges built between the two communities in my lifetime. And I would also like to see a church responding by being ready to receive young people regardless of their backgrounds, waiting patiently for them to find a place in the church, and most importantly, listening to them.
August 26th, 2015
My mission project was to incorporate humour into sharing the gospel with people. I did stand-up routines in comedy clubs and my local church, and also hosted a night of dialogue on with religious and non-religious people on the humour of God.
August 11th, 2015
The three aspects of my internship this summer have been guided by an understanding of mission that seeks primarily to uphold the sanctity of human life. It is the thread that holds them together. The three aspects are as follows: fair trade, French bible study, and pastoral care.
August 4th, 2015
I was nervous starting this internship. I have no religious background and minimal knowledge of scripture. In academia or the workforce, I had a losing hand. But the welcome I received from the Montreal Mission Internship leaders and participants was unwaveringly warm and patient. I felt like a welcome guest.
July 27th, 2015
My summer’s mission project has been completed, but my mission has only just begun.
Andrew loves pioneering responsive, contextual solutions to the challenge of being church in the 21st Century. He’s always thinking about something, and as a typical west-coast transplant, spends far too much time in Vancouver’s multitudinous coffee shops.
Judy Steers is the Coordinator for Youth Initiatives for the Anglican Church of Canada. Since 1999, she has also been the program director of the “Ask & Imagine” youth theology and leadership program at Huron University College.
Laura Walton is part of the Youth Initiatives Team for the Anglican Church of Canada. She is the half time youth minister at All Saints’, Collingwood and has a private counselling practice in the area as well. As the mom of 2 teenagers, a Preacher’s Kid, and long time volunteer in the Diocese of Toronto Laura has worked in the field of youth and children’s ministry on the ground floor level for many years.