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Spiritual Formation & Discipleship

The following are some of the ministries and their main purposes at Saint Matthew’s that focus on helping people grow in their relationship with Christ. For more information, or to get involved, call the church office at 604.853.6746.

Advent/Christmas Planning Group (ad hoc) To plan services, literature, and special events and themes for Advent and Christmas.

Baptism Sponsors To help support baptismal candidates for the sacrament of Holy Baptism

Library To provide nurturing and faith- forming books and literature for lending to the members of the parish

Lent/Easter Planning Group (ad hoc) To plan services, themes, literature, and special events, which might include a Lenten Series, for Lent and Easter

FOR CHILDREN

 

Nursery To care and teach children ages 0 to 3 (or 4) during the 10:15 service

Sunday Children’s Ministry To facilitate spiritual growth in the lives of pre-school and grade-school age children through a weekly interactive small group setting that involves the children in a learning/growing experience during the 10:15 service.

Vacation Bible School To facilitate spiritual growth in the lives of children through an annual week-long summer event that involves the children in a learning/growing/ entertaining experience.

FOR YOUTH

Junior Youth Group To call youth in grades 6 to 8 to follow Jesus, to help them build relationships with other believers, to teach them to obey Jesus through daily surrender to him and through service to others

Senior Youth Group To call youth in grades 9 to 12 to follow Jesus, to help them build relationships with other believers, to teach them to obey Jesus through daily surrender to him and through service to others

Young Adults To call college age adults to follow Jesus, to help them build relationships with other believers, to teach them to obey Jesus through daily surrender to him and through service to others

FOR ADULTS

Anglican Series To educate members of the parish in the history and ethos of the Anglican Way

Small Group Bible Studies To create a safe place where men  and women can gather and grow in their relationship with God and each other through  a network of small groups with 6 to 12 people in each group, meeting regularly through the week, throughout the neighbourhoods of the Abbotsford and other communities.

Odyssey To help new and current Anglican Christians grow in their faith, their love of God and the Church, and their appreciation for the Anglican Way of being Christian through a twelve-week process of teaching, discovery, conversation, and prayer.

Fragrance To free  women to find their true selves in God

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