Where we're headed

Our dream is to be a thriving church, making a difference to see lives, families, and our city transformed by Jesus. One church with multiple expressions.

There are many reasons to stay comfortable. There are many reasons to stay where we’re at, but there are tens of thousands of reasons not to. Our City of Nanaimo alone is 100,000+ people. For us, church is so much more than just a Sunday gathering. God called each one of us to our city, neighborhood, school, and job to share His love and light all week long with the ones He has placed in our lives us.

We invite you to join the fun and partner with us!

On the Horizon

Ministry developments to help us pray for God's direction and provision. How do you see yourself involved?

A centralized space located in Nanaimo used for counselling, a recording studio, and meeting rooms. It's a big step, and we need your help. Will you prayerfully consider how you may support for this future development? Ask Jesus to lay on your heart a specific amount to contribute in partnership with the BeLoved Faith Fund.

Pastor Chris’ education background and experience involves counselling and addictions worker. We are looking to build a team of experienced counsellors who are committed followers of Jesus and passionate about infusing hope and healing into our broken world. If this is an area you have experience in, or know someone who does, please let us know!

Adopt a Student. Become a support family where we connect you with a student, or two, or three, or more, however many you have time to commit to. Expectations and commitments will need to be more clearly defined, but can include anything from dinner once a week, or month, holidays, birthdays, exploring Van Island, fishing, etc. It can be anything you are skilled or interested in where you can invite a student into your life. A support family may also assist as a resource in things like where to buy groceries, giving a ride, finding a job, or securing a room or space to live. Future vision would include hiring a student ministry leader who will continue to grow and develop this ministry. Some event ideas to be considered for future development would include bringing students and families together for a Christmas party, BBQ’s, etc., and fundraiser campaigns for student scholarships and leadership development.

Kids Club and Youth Nights. Hosting pop-up events throughout the year for kids and youth to come together in healthy, life-giving community. Planning gift ideas for special events and holidays such as Easter, Christmas, Back to School, and Valentines.

Our seniors need relational and spiritual care givers who can regularly check-in and help find ways to connect each to the BeLoved community and church online. This can include providing worship, social and study groups at senior care homes in the near future (COVID permitting). 

Our heart is to see more Micro-Church locations open up across our city and spilling out to other parts of Vancouver Island. As more locations open their table, we believe God will continue to fill our tables with more and more people who are hungry to grow in faith and stronger in relationships.

Plans for Gathering

In-person gathering will grow smaller and larger at the same time. Meaning, we will continue to gather for Micro-Church and Small Groups intentionally increasing accessibility for as many lives to be touched and transformed by Jesus in partnership with you.

When we are able to gather in larger crowds, we will begin hosting a ‘Celebrate One’ family reunion and gathering as a ‘Micro-Conference’. It will be an event of celebration for all that God is doing in and through all of our family of micro-locations. 

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Every amount matters

Each month, we invest a portion of our general donations to the Faith Fund as we continue to dream for the future. Thank you for partnering with us financially.

Giving online is simple and secure. Give one-time or schedule recurring giving using the options below. E-transfers can also be sent to give@belovedchurch.ca.

Thank you for continuing to support the vision and mission of BeLoved City Church.

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