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Shalom Seekers, Vancouver, Canada

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Address: PO Box 78050
Vancouver, British Columbia  V5N 5W1  
Canada
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 25
Number of People Being Served: 1500
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Mission Statement


Shalom Seekers is an intermediary organization that serves to network, inform, train, and mobilize the Christian community in Metro Vancouver to fully embrace the biblical call “to seek the welfare (shalom) of the city” (Jeremiah 29).

Description


(1) We conduct primary research into the activities and capacity of the church to engage in holistic urban mission in the unique contexts of CAnada and BC's Lower Mainland. (2) We provide numerous forums for practitioners to network, strategize, and learn from each other. (3) We create training opportunities for laity. (4) We facilitate cross-sectoral initiatives to address the root causes of poverty. Much of our work to date has centred on collaborative efforts to supply affordable housing and best practice holistic supports. In labouring toward a sustainable city, Shalom Seekers emphasizes community development over relief work, justice over charity, as a vocation for all who would follow Jesus. Regardless of how we make a living, each of us is called to make a life of mutually transforming relationships with people who have been pushed to the edge – not so that they may be brought into the centre of society, but rather so that society’s centre (ourselves included) may be shifted closer to Jesus, who is encountered especially among them. At its broadest, our mission is to innovate patterns of living as a unified counter-cultural Christian communtiy in 21st Century urban Canada.

(1) We conduct primary research into the activities and capacity of the church to engage in holistic urban mission in the unique contexts of CAnada and BC's Lower Mainland. (2) We provide numerous forums for practitioners to network, strategize, and learn from each other. (3) We create training opportunities for laity. (4) We facilitate cross-sectoral initiatives to address the root causes of poverty. Much of our work to date has centred on collaborative efforts to supply affordable housing and best practice holistic supports. In labouring toward a sustainable city, Shalom Seekers emphasizes community development over relief work, justice over charity, as a vocation for all who would follow Jesus. Regardless of how we make a living, each of us is called to make a life of mutually transforming relationships with people who have been pushed to the edge – not so that they may be brought into the centre of society, but rather so that society’s centre (ourselves included) may be shifted closer to Jesus, who is encountered especially among them. At its broadest, our mission is to innovate patterns of living as a unified counter-cultural Christian communtiy in 21st Century urban Canada.

Mission Statement: Shalom Seekers is an intermediary organization that serves to network, inform, train, and mobilize the Christian community in Metro Vancouver to fully embrace the biblical call “to seek the welfare (shalom) of the city” (Jeremiah 29).

Organizational Statement of Faith


The Apostles' Creed.


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Other Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No