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.

Next CLAY Gathering: August 19-22, 2021 — Online Virtual Gathering

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.

During COVID, we meet on Zoom most Sunday evenings from 7-8:15pm for community, games, and conversation around life and faith. We also intend to meet monthly for in-person, socially distanced activities.

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


Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

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.

This year, the Confirmation class meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:30–6:30 pm.