Lifeteams taught me what it looks like to be the same person everywhere I go. Whether I’m hanging out with youth, meeting with my mentor, doing homework or just being goofy – I’ve learned to know and be myself and to honour God in everything. Our teachers modelled this very well and a good chunk of what I took away from Lifeteams was just from watching how our teachers lived their lives. Lifeteams helped shape the person I am today. And I like this person!!
Ashley – Lifeteams 2013-2014
Through Lifeteams, God showed me that we are made to be in community and what it means to really love my housemates, family and myself. God challenged me in so many ways, and I never want to go back to who I was before!
Lifeteams has changed my life. It has changed me through the classroom, through my placement at Cyrus Centre, through living in the house with my roommates, who I call family now, but most of all it has changed my heart towards people. I get asked a lot what the number one thing I had learned at Lifeteams was. It wasn’t learning how to write an A+ academic paper – it was how to be the hands and feet of Jesus, in my actions, my words, and in my heart. My number one advice for going into Lifeteams is do not miss out! Be like tofu and soak up all the flavours that Lifeteams has to offer.
Amanda – Lifeteams 2008-2009
A bunch of years ago I took off to BC for a few months – and haven’t ever been the same since. This place and these people helped dramatically and radically change my life. I can’t sum up the amazing blessing Lifeteams has been in my life or how thankful I am to have found some of my closest friends at this beautiful place. Not only does Lifeteams train and equip youth workers to impact our cities, they help young adults deepen their relationship with Jesus and build a solid foundation on God.
” 600+ hours of time spent actually working with kids! Sounds terrifying – but it was AWESOME. Yet…
Lifeteams extends beyond just the 9 months of you living with a group of people learning about youth outreach. Read the name again. It’s Lifeteams… The environment in my year, and my willingness to open up and press in to the experience opened a door for me to form relationships with my fellow students–and the staff–that are long lasting and deep. That’s Lifeteams.”
LIZ – Lifeteams 10/11
“I can definitely say that going to Lifeteams was the best decision I have ever made. I loved living in close community and am still like family with all those I was with that year. I have grown in so many different ways in my own personal life, and in my walk with God. I am a different person then I was before Lifeteams, and I love it!”
“Lifeteams is not like any other Youth Worker program out there. I got to experience both God and Youth Ministry in a way that had much more impact than just reading text books. The staff are more than just teachers; they became mentors and my housemates are now lifelong friends.”
“There were many great things that Lifeteams taught me, but I think among those many great things there is one journey that was part of it all. It’s the journey of becoming vulnerable to those around us which invites those around us to do the same, and by doing so they Continue reading What I learned at Lifeteams …
Lifeteams Student – 07/08
“Lifeteams is where I met myself; the good, the bad, and the wig-wearing fruitcake with fishlips. When you live in community you can’t hide from anyone, especially yourself. I also grew to love the strangers God placed in my path. I learned to not just be a ‘good’ roommate, but a genuine one; and most importantly I learned that teamwork is so much more than being tolerant of differences, it’s embracing them. Continue reading Grew to love strangers…
Lifeteams Student – 09/10
“I have a million things that I wish I could say about how much God changed my life through Lifeteams. I have never been in a more solid place with Jesus, than Continue reading New freedom…
Lifeteams Student – 04/05
“Being a part of Lifeteams meant being able to be Jesus in my own community, and now, years later, Lifeteams continues to serve the people there. I am from a First Nations community called Nemiah and when I was at Lifeteams I was blessed, but at the same time Continue reading Working out my faith…