VST announces major funding from The United Church of Canada
With gratitude, Vancouver School of Theology is delighted to be the recipient of $500,000, a portion of the assets generated by the recent disbandment and subsequent sale of the Capilano United Church. For VST, this catalyst gift will initiate the creation of a designated fund that will financially support a robust United Church of Canada presence in the faculty and program of the school.
The decision to distribute these funds to VST involved former members of the congregation, Vancouver-Burrard Presbytery, and BC Conference.
VST would also like to acknowledge that the national United Church has recently restored funding in support of a United Church faculty position at VST, which further strengthens the ability of VST to provide denominational training to its United Church students.
VST is grateful for the ongoing support of The United Church of Canada for these significant contributions, as we strive to form and educate thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century.