MINISTRIES

children

The Children’s ministry at SMSV is focused on building a community for the children by using the core principles of the church: love, integration, and outreach. Founded upon the principle elements of the Orthodox Christian faith, these services are built to help children grow confident in their faith through practical applications in different services to help each child grow to be a member of the Body of Christ.

Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:28

youth

The youth services at SMSV are committed to creating an open environment where everyone feels comfortable to express themselves without the fear of judgement. No matter where a youth is on their faith journey, these services are centered around preparing the next generation of Christians in the Church. Discussions are centered around today’s social issues as they pertain to us as Orthodox Christians. These services focus on building relationships with other youth and counsellors while having fun through different activities such as sports and youth retreats.

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

young adults

As young adults in the world, we face a number of challenges with our spiritual morale and the practical applications of our faith. These services create fellowship between young adults while exploring principles of the Orthodox faith to and bringing practicality into our lives and keeping our spiritual morale high outside the church. These services are particularly great if it’s your first time attending an Orthodox church or if you want to bring a friend.

Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

1 Peter 3:15

families

The wide range of ministries offered for families at all different stages: from couples about to be married to couples with older children. The focus of these ministries is to discuss the foundations of Christianity, with a focus on family values and how being rooted in Christ builds a strong foundation. Taking into account the limitations of today’s families, these services are designed to bring spiritual fulfilment and create a support system that unifies us as a congregation for the future generation of the church.

My child, guard the commands of your father and do not forsake the instruction of your mother.

Proverbs 6:20

bible enrichment

These ministries are focused on growing deeper into the knowledge of God from an Orthodox lens. Through the Word, we deepen our relationship with God by being able to hear from Him directly. Whether you have never heard about Orthodoxy before or would like a community of people to connect with, these services can help you grow your relationship with Christ through scripture.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

2 Timothy 3:16

outreach

The focus of these services is to extend the love of Christ to each member of the community. Whether it be members of the church congregation or those in neighbouring communities, SMSV is committed to warmly welcome anyone that walks through our doors, especially in their time of need. These services offer spiritual fellowship through organized events such as outings, retreats, and other community-focused events.

Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.

Romans 15:7

get involved

Families

Want to be part of a ministry? No problem! We would be delighted to have you join us. All you have to do is fill out a form and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace

1 Peter 4:10