We are holding the SERVE and CREATE 2023 Conferences in-person at the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, BC on January 27–29, 2023

The exhibitor schedule is: 

  • Friday 6pm–10pm
  • Saturday 9am–10pm
  • Sunday 12pm–4pm


SERVE is the new name of Missions Fest Vancouver. In many ways it is a traditional missions conference...with a twist. Considering the discipleship crisis that we are experiencing here in Canada we ask all our partner agencies to orient their engagement with attendees and churches towards helping people grow as missional disciples of Jesus.  

CREATE is our conference for creatives that helps facilitate the growth of a community of generative Christian artists with the goal of seeing them become missional disciples. It features the CREATE Moving Pictures Festival.

The Future of Mission Central and SERVE

Mission Central held our AGM on June 30, 2022, where it was announced that at the end of February 2023 the ministry will be transitioning — Mission Central Christian Society will be closing its doors, effective February 28, 2023.

The SERVE and CREATE conferences in January 2023 are the last major events of Mission Central. Our theme for the conference is Unity. It's a time of celebration, connection, and tears of joy! We welcome testimonies, funny stories, and any lessons learned that are connected to Mission Central / Missions Fest Vancouver. Please Share Your Story on our website!

Refunds and Credits

In the event that the SERVE conference is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, Mission Central is unable to provide a refund or carry a credit forward for booth or advertising purchases.

More Information

For more information or questions about getting involved in SERVE or CREATE, contact Mission Central at 604-524-9944 or agencies@missioncentral.ca.

What people are saying about SERVE

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I appreciated every organization that showed up for this conference, especially during the current pandemic. If they showed up, I wanted to know who they were and what they were about. SERVE was an educational experience.  I learned about organizations that I didn’t know about.  It really showed me how little I know about the work that is going on in the world.

Carol Beach
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A wide variety of topics and ministries locally and globally. Excellent presenters and content. Opportunity to connect with a large number of organizations. Being online it is available to people across the country - those not being able to get to a conference like this.

SERVE Attendee
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On behalf of Dallas Hiebert and our Canadian Mobilization Staff CONGRATULATIONS for a job well done in putting together this excellent gathering online.  It has been a blessing to see the vast number of participants coming from all over the world.  We were blessed to be a part and to serve.

Frontiers Canada