Just as God is relentless in his love for the lost and the least, we seek to share his compassion and grace beyond ourselves. We have found that the more we extend God's grace, the more we experience his grace!
St. John's Richmond serves and supports several local and overseas partners through donations of time and money. Some of our groups are involved directly with some of these partners.
YVR is Richmond’s largest employer and sees over 20 million passengers annually. The VAC is a key part of the community at YVR, bringing Christ’s love to many employees and travelers in times of distress and joy.
Journey Canada is a community-based, Christ-centred discipleship ministry that exists to help people find hope and live life through experiencing Jesus in their relationships and sexuality. St. John’s Richmond partners with Journey to provide skilled and caring groups for people who struggle with past and present need.
For over a dozen years St. John’s Richmond has been channeling fresh unsold bread to people in need, thanks to the Cobs Bakery End-of-day Giving program. The free gift of bread reminds us of the free gift of the Bread of Life, Jesus.
For over a decade, St. John’s Richmond has been a training base for over a dozen young leaders who now serve all over Canada and the US. We partner with the Artizo Institute to help train able, faithful, innovative and confident men and women to know and understand the Bible, lead effectively, proclaim the gospel, and be able to train others to do the same.
Part of our mission is to send out most of those we train to other churches. For example, Dan Hsu was an intern at SJR from 2009 until 2011. Dan is now working at Pacific Grace Mandarin Church.
Ratanak International was founded by St. John’s Richmond member Brian McConaghy. We support this mission financially, with prayer, and by people from our church helping locally or in Cambodia. This international organization is dedicated to working with the Khmer people of Cambodia, empowering them to rebuild their country.
Helping Point is a non-denominational Christian charity that works in Eastern India in the states of Andhra-Pradesh and Orissa to share the love of Jesus Christ. St. John’s Richmond supports this mission with prayer, finances, and people. Helping Point’s mission is to empower Dalit (“Untouchables”) communities through a holistic, adaptable, grass-roots development model in order to achieve physical, spiritual, and social change. Helping Pointâ€™s vision is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and see material and relational poverty alleviated across all regions of India.