Ministry Festival


5th Annual Ministry Festival

Passing on the Faith 2018

Focus: Prayer – Abiding in Christ
Who should come? YOU! This is an inter-generational event.
Friday, March 9, 2018 – Opening Worship Service at 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Vancouver First Church of the Nazarene (998 E. 19th Ave, Vancouver, BC)
Sponsors: LAMP, SDMI, NYI
Fees: $55 Mainland, $25 Island/Okanagan

Youth Overnighter Event following the evening service.



Our Day Includes:

– Vibrant worship
– Re-discovery of prayer in your faith walk
– Re-igniting a call to abide in Christ
– Listening to the Spirit
– Experience cross-generations
– Listening to one another
– Learning about prayer
– Engaging in prayer
– Small groups and focused prayer including prayer for unsaved families

Guest Speaker: Rob Snow

I grew up in New Glasgow. Nova Scotia, a small town in the northern part of the province. During my teenage years, I thought that I would become a civil or mechanical engineer. However, after spending a year at Dalhousie University, God made it clear to me that he had other plans, and so I enrolled at Canadian Nazarene College in Calgary to study theology. After graduating from there, I attended Regent College and earned a Master of Christian Studies with a focus in New Testament. After taking a semester off, I then applied to the PhD program at Nazarene Theological College/University of Manchester and spent the next six years working on a thesis on Mark’s use of the Son of Man. During my PhD work, I was a full-time youth pastor for three years and then taught Introduction to New Testament Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, for two years. In 2006, I began my appointment at Ambrose.

I love teaching the Bible. I devote considerable effort to helping students realize its relevance both for their own lives and the world in which they live, guided by the Bible’s own historical and literary contexts and, most importantly, the Holy Spirit. In my experience, biblical illiteracy is growing at alarming rates within evangelical communities and, therefore, I desire to foster in students a love for the Word of God, an appreciation for its authority, and a realization that, through the work of the Holy Spirit, knowledge of Scripture effects the transformation of heart and mind.

I am an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, and I teach and preach in the church whenever and wherever possible. Having grown up in this particular denomination, I appreciate its emphasis on the redeeming work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer and the need for loving neighbour in tangible ways.

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Plan to join together on this day of joyful celebration when we’ll collectively discern and discover God’s call; God’s unique, custom-made, life-giving CALL for each one of US!

Ministry Festival Leader:
Lorna Bartram 604.841.2453 or