Church Innovation Scholarship Awards 2020

Join us in uncovering the best and most innovative church and ministry ideas in Canada.

ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University, together with our partners, is recognizing innovation in churches and in ministries.

1)   We invite you to share your story, or to listen in with us.

We're asking Canadian churches, "What's the most innovative thing you're doing in 2020?"

We welcome churches to share their stories with us for a chance to win a scholarship award to ACTS Seminaries. 

The most innovative church or ministry wins.

2)   Apply for Church Innovation Scholarship Awards 2020, or refer a friend.

Applications for the Church Innovation Scholarship Awards 2020 will be accepted until November 30, 2020.


Winners will be chosen based on their ability to creatively engage with a current challenge or opportunity in their ministry context. 

Tell us:

  1. What meaningful challenge or opportunity are you facing in ministry? 
  2. What are your hopes, dreams or goals within this context?
  3. What new or creative things have you done in 2020 to tackle this challenge or opportunity?
  4. What are the outcomes, and what might you have done differently?

Contact us if you're interested to submit a story.


Chosen winners will receive a scholarship award to study at ACTS Seminaries, which they can use themselves or give away to someone else.

This scholarship award is equivalent to tuition dollars that can be used towards a program of study at ACTS Seminaries.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Ways to Participate:

  1. Join our mailing list. Receive stories and updates on local church innovation. Be inspired and encouraged by what others are doing. Contact us to join.
  2. Submit a story. Share with us what innovative things your church or ministry is doing. Describe your goals, your challenges and what you did to overcome those challenges. Contact us to submit a story.
  3. Refer others. Let others know about this opportunity to discover and to share stories of church innovation.

A Special Thank You to our Church Innovation Scholarship Awards 2020 Sponsors

The Church Innovation Scholarship Awards 2020 is co-funded by a fantastic group of organizations who are keen on fostering church and ministry innovation in Canada. (Listed here in alphabetical order.)

Columbia Bible College

For over eighty years, Columbia Bible College has been focused on the mission to equip young adults for a life of discipleship, ministry, and leadership in service to the church and community. Columbia’s 400 students are enrolled in 14 accredited undergraduate programs: one-year certificates, two-year diplomas, and four-year degrees. Programs include the Health Care Assistant certificate, the Quest outdoor adventure discipleship program, Applied Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship, Counselling, Youth Work, Worship Arts, and more. With every program, Columbia has a strong focus on practical theology: helping students to integrate their Christian faith within a variety of academic disciplines, careers, and ministry roles. Visit us at

FaithLife Financial

At FaithLife Financial, we believe that at every stage of life, being wise with money starts with a plan. We help people develop a plan to achieve their financial goals and give back along the way. With great insurance and investment products, competitive rates, and solid results, we are an organization that grows in order to give.

We believe that everything we have is a gift from God. We express our faith by managing those gifts wisely and by sharing them generously with others. By helping people plan, protect and invest wisely, we can all live more generously. Reinvesting a portion of our corporate resources for member benefits and the causes our members care about is how we pay it forward. Learn more about us here:

Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada


Food for the Hungry is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty - one community at a time. With partners like you, FH walks alongside the most vulnerable communities throughout the developing world as they strive toward sustainability. Recognizing that each community faces unique challenges as well as advantages, FH is committed to an integrated, holistic approach to development, including priorities such as agriculture, education, health, and gender equality. 

FH Canada also walks alongside Canadian churches by providing interactive, biblically-grounded workshops designed to redefine your understanding of poverty as well as solutions that can be applied both locally and globally; and facilitating meaningful church partnerships with global communities. Explore how churches are innovating their discipleship programs through FH partnerships, and discover how serving the most vulnerable can be your most effective discipleship tool. Visit us today at

Gardens of Gethsemani

Our Mission

We prepare the living for the life to come; we bury the dead in the Christian tradition; and we comfort the living with compassion and care.

Our Ministry

We are an extension of the Church; a place for prayer, reflection, hope and remembrance. As a part of a Church family and a community of believers, Gardens of Gethsemani exists to care for the family and help them live on.

We are located at 15694 -32nd Avenue, Surrey BC V3Z 9V1. Our number is 604 531 2141. For more information visit

Globe Printers

Behind the doors of Globe Printers is a team of outside-the-box thinkers; people who thrive when it comes to thinking differently and transforming ideas into a printed product with wow. We use our quirky sense of humour (yes, that means printer puns) and years of experience to produce some pretty amazing products. When it comes to printing in the Fraser Valley, this is a team you want on your side. Find us at

Sunergo Systems for Churches

Fifteen years ago—before there were iPhones, Twitter and 4G—we began creating cutting edge online tools for church management. Our comprehensive product has everything a church needs to do ministry in our digital age: a website builder, contact management, donation management, child check-in/protection module, volunteer scheduler, event registration, Text to Give, and much more. With these tools, churches can make meaningful connections with their members and within their communities and reduce the time needed for administrative work.

We are fellow workers, helping hands that come alongside churches to impact lives for God. 

Our solutions are designed to meet the unique needs of Canadian churches. Our entire operations, including where we host our systems, are located in Canada and meet CRA data storage and donation receipting standards. Visit us today at

The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

Vision: We see a world where all persecuted Christians are remembered and supported within the body of Christ.

Mission: Glorifying God through serving His persecuted church, as we seek to fulfill the words of Hebrews 13:3, "Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." Learn more at

Subscribe to The Voice of the Martyrs Canada free monthly publication to keep in touch with stories of the global persecuted church.

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