Youth & Young Adults


ignYte is a joint ministry of St. Laurence Anglican and Good Shepherd Lutheran, open to youth grades 7-12 from across the Tri-Cities and North Burnaby region. We desire to create a bravely welcoming community where youth can bring their full selves, create lasting friendships, kindle a joyful faith, and be energized to spread Christ’s love in every part of their lives.

We participate with the BC-Yukon Anglican Youth Movement (BCYAYM), the Diocesan Youth Ministry (DYM), the Canada Lutheran Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering and other wider youth networks.

Clay Gathering website

Clay Gathering Facebook page

We strive to encourage the participation and leadership of youth regardless of ability, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, gender or sexual orientation.

ignYte is led by Jason Wood and Rachel Genge

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like more information or a opportunity to meet with one of our leaders, please email

Upcoming ignYte Events

  • June 8 – Sr. Youth Trip
  • June 12 – ignYte meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran
  • June 19 – ignYte meeting at Good Shepherd Lutheran
  • June 28 – Year-end Celebration!
  • August 23-25 – Come and Journey retreat at Artaban

Please check the church Calendar page for more information.

Young Adults

We are currently working on establishing a young adult group for those in the 18 to 30 age range open to all wishing to connect with others for fellowship, fun, and conversation.

Our next event will be a Games and Trivia Night on Sunday, June 2, from 6 to 8 PM at St. Laurence Anglican Church (825 St. Laurence St). Watch this page for future events.


Beyond Sunday School, we offer a two-year program of Confirmation for youth in grades 7 and 8. Confirmation is an opportunity beyond Sunday School for youth to intentionally explore their Christian identity and the place and relevance of faith in their lives. At the end of the program youth are offered to opportunity to publicly affirm their faith during a special service of celebration.

The first year of the program is an in-depth exploration of the Bible and its relevance to our lives today while the second year focuses more on what it means to have faith and to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ in the real world.

If you have an interest in this opportunity or would like more information please contact pastor Eric at