About the PCDA

The Pacific Centre for Discipleship Association (PCDA) is a non-profit Inter-Mennonite society which seeks to provide a supportive Christian community for university and college students. Its specific purposes are:

  • To promote Christian faith and discipleship
  • To foster Christian community and fellowship
  • To support Christian scholarship
  • To facilitate the study of the Anabaptist Mennonite Heritage
  • To assist in the integration of faith and contemporary life style
  • To purchase, sell, lease and hold such property, equipment and materials as are deemed necessary to accomplish the above purposes.

The organization was incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia on June 27, 1986 and is a registered charity under the Canada Income Tax Act. Some of the programs that the PCDA uses to carry out this mission include:

  • The Menno Simons Centre: a residence for Christian college students who attend post-secondary institutions in the Vancouver area (UBC, Regent College, etc.). This program closed in May 2020, but we look forward to the opening of our new Menno Hall facility in a few years.
  • The Abendmusik Vesper Choir: an ensemble of approximately 20 singers from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley that provides an opportunity to worship and meditate with music, spoken word and silence
  • Programs: evening lecture series, Faith & Life Integration projects, etc.