Youth & Young Adults

ignYte

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.

This fall we are meeting in person and rotating our events between Good Shepherd, St. Laurence, and St. Stephen’s Anglican Church following all COVID protocols of course. You can find a schedule below. We’ll be meeting for community, games, and conversation around life and faith as well doing a corn maze, volunteering at A Rocha, learning about youth homelessness and fundraising in preparation for a night outside in November, going to Mt. Seymour in December, and more. Because schedules can change its always best to check with Jason at the email address included below in advance of any event you are interested in attending. . 

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 youth@saintlaurence.ca

Upcoming ignYte Events

  • Friday, Oct. 1 – 7 – 9pm @ St. Laurence
  • Restoration Saturday @ A Rocha, Oct. 16 – afternoon (exact time TBD)
  • Oct. 22nd – ignYte @ GSL
  • Oct. 24th – Youth-led service/CLAY service
  • Oct. 29th – Pumpkin carving @ St. Laurence
  • Oc. 31st – Confirmation service @ GSL
  • Nov. 5 – ignYte @ St. Laurence
  • Nov. 19 YUNITE Outside

Confirmation

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.