Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century

isp news

NMC: Thirty Years of Partnership

NMC: Thirty Years of Partnership Tweet Share

Posted on January 26, 2015 by VST

The Native Ministries Consortium, founded in 1985, marks thirty years of partnership with a pledge to continue shaping the terms of our relationship.

This news item relates to the raising of the pole ‘All My Relations’ outside of the Iona Building on the UBC campus, that took place on July 6, 2006.

It is appropriate that we make this commitment today as we raise the “All My Relations” pole at Vancouver School of Theology. For North Coast First Nations people, a totem pole symbolized history, identity and governance. For the Native Ministries Consortium, this pole symbolizes our mutual determination to carry on and strengthen the heritage of co-operation and co-existence which has affected both First Nations Christians and theological education for the past two decades.

We ask those present to witness the pole raising to see also the Consortium partners’ commitment to define clearly the nature of this unique, intercultural and international partnership and to live into it with integrity. Specific areas of focus include consultation, accountability, sustainability, inclusion and the sharing of power, authority and voice. In all our efforts, we will honour and give priority to the diversity of First Nations cultural practices.

We thank all who have honoured our invitation to be present today and witness this pledge.

We thank our Creator, who gives us generosity of spirit and hospitality of place.

Latest News

» Chancellor’s Dinner Speaker – Haisla Chief Crystal Smith

» Prof. Hauerwas’ Presentation – How to Provide Pastoral Care without Undermining the Gospel

» T.E.G. Award Recipients 2019

» Thoughtful, Engaged & Generous Leadership Award

» VST Names 2019 Honourary Doctor of Divinity Degree Recipients


All News

vst news

Chancellor’s Dinner Speaker – Haisla Chief Crystal Smith

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Ian

The Vancouver School of Theology is honoured to announce that the Haisla Nation’s Chief Councilor Crystal Smith will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Chancellor’s Dinner. Crystal Smith is the elected Chief Councilor for the Haisla Nation Council. She is working within the Haisla Nation to create opportunities for industry and business to invest . . .


Read More

vst news

Prof. Hauerwas’ Presentation – How to Provide Pastoral Care without Undermining the Gospel

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Ian

Prof. Hauerwas spoke at the Revitalizing the Church workshop on How to Provide Pastoral Care without Undermining the Gospel. If you missed the workshop, or would like to revisit what he said, Prof. Hauerwas was kind enough to provide us with his presentation. You can download it below.


Read More

vst news

T.E.G. Award Recipients 2019

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Ian

VST NAMES FIRST RECIPIENTS OF PRESTIGIOUS T.E.G. AWARD For Thoughtful, Engaged and Generous Christian Practitioners The Vancouver School of Theology has named Rev. Ryan Slifka and Rev. Ingrid Brown as the inaugural recipients of the T.E.G. Award launched earlier this year. This distinguished award offered by VST recognizes leading practitioners in Christian ministry. Both Rev. . . .


Read More

vst news

Thoughtful, Engaged & Generous Leadership Award

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Ian

The Vancouver School of Theology is delighted to announce the details of a significant new leadership award. The VST Principal’s T-E-G Award (thoughtful, engaged and generous) is a distinguished award for leading practitioners in the Christian faith to be nominated and recognized by VST for their contributions. The VST Principal’s T-E-G Award is not restricted . . .


Read More

vst news

VST Names 2019 Honourary Doctor of Divinity Degree Recipients

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Ian

The Vancouver School of Theology is delighted to announce the selection of its 2019 honourary degree recipients. This prestigious degree is open to individuals who exemplify the values of VST, and who have made significant contributions through the integration of theology and practice of ministry in one or more of: theological scholarship, ecumenical dialogue, the . . .


Read More