The Last Chapter


The SERVE and CREATE conferences on the weekend of January 27-29 will be the last conferences for Mission Central. Please join us for a time of celebrating what God has done over the 39-years of this ministry.

You can see all the conference information here.

Why is Mission Central closing?

This short article describes the factors that have led to the closing of Mission Central. This is a hard situation, but not a hopeless one by any means. Please read, and ask God how you can stand with us at this juncture.

PDF file iconReview of Rationale for Closing Mission Central (pdf, 126.319 KB)

Plan for Closing

Following the conference the staff will shift their attention to winding down the society. Even if a group stepped forward to preserve the charity, we would need to cancel our subscriptions and liquidate our physical assets.

Below is a list of our assets. If you are interested in purchasing any items you can email the office, noting the items you want. We'll respond in the second week of February with details about pick-up. This list will be updated regularly until we close our office on February 28th.

PDF file iconPhysical Assets to be Disbursed (pdf, 95.331 KB)


Mission Central is committed to ending well. We would appreciate any help that can be provided. As of January 21st we anticipate that we have approximately $150,000 dollars of unpaid accounts, this includes conference expenses, staff salaries, and a bank loan. You can make donations below. Any money in excess of what is needed to settle accounts, will be donated to other charities.

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About the author

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John Hall became the Executive Director at Mission Central (formerly Missions Fest Vancouver) in 2014. In 1997 he, his wife and brother in-law started Eco Outdoor Sports in Metro Vancouver. In 2003 the business was sold, and his family entered a seven-year ‘desert experience’. During that time the Lord impressed on John and his family the importance of hearing and obeying Jesus every day, something that he tries to integrate into everything he does. In 2010 God changed the family’s direction and led him to finish his degree at Regent College in preparation for life as a full-time missionary overseas. Although that ministry opportunity didn’t develop as planned a whole new perspective and participation-in Christ’s mission was born at Missions Fest Vancouver. It’s now a daily occurrence for John’s business background and theological training get a workout.

John and his wife Wei live in Richmond, BC. They have two wonderful adult girls. John completed his MA at Regent College in 2010.

The Tapestry Church (Richmond, BC)
Mission Central (Burnaby, BC) — Executive Director

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