Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the PCDA?

The Pacific Centre for Discipleship Association (PCDA) is the B.C. Society formed in 1986, as a registered charity Inter-Mennonite society which seeks to provide supportive Christian communities for university and college students. More about our history is here. We are a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency, able to issue charitable donation receipts under charity number 107810129RR0001.

Who are Mennonites?

Believers in the Anabaptist Christian tradition of Menno Simons are known as Mennonites. Mennonites are also identified with various Dutch, Swiss, German and Russian ethnic groups, but their dispersion and evangelism around the world have made a majority of Mennonites identified as such because of their faith, not their ethnicity.

Is the PCDA an affiliate of the Mennonite Conferences?

The PCDA draws from both Mennonite Conferences, but we are not formally affiliated with either one.

How can I donate money directly to the work of the PCDA?

To support the work of the Menno Simons Centre, mail your cheque (and make it payable to):

Attn: PCDA
PO Box 74782
Connaught PO
Vancouver, BC  V6K 0E4

You may donate to the PCDA through CanadaHelps or Charitable Impact if you would prefer to receive an instant charitable donation receipt PDF from one of those two charity portals. We also accept Interac e-Transfers, Vancity Savings Credit Union transfers, and PayPal transfers; contact us for detailed instructions.

How can I volunteer to help the PCDA?

We are always looking for individuals or groups interested in using their skills to improve our facilities and organization. Please contact us if you have any ideas of when and how you can assist with the goals of the PCDA.

When is the next Abendmusik Vesper Choir concert?

You can view the Abendmusik Vesper Choir upcoming schedule here.

What is happening with the Menno Simons Centre and the new Menno Hall?

We no longer operate a student residence at Crown Street and West 11th Avenue. If you would like the new owners to be in touch with you about their plans, contact us for a referral. Also, be sure to stay tuned for updates about our new building project at the gateway of UBC in the University Endowment Lands!

I’m an Alumni — how can I get involved?

Firstly, we want to know how you are and what you are up to. Secondly, we want to say thanks for being interested in getting involved. Thirdly, you can get involved by becoming a member, connecting with current and past residents on our Facebook Page.

Does the PCDA have a Privacy Policy?

The PCDA has a privacy policy page.