Tim Dickau has been the senior pastor at Grandview Calvary Baptist Church in Vancouver for more than two decades. Under his leadership, the church has focused on becoming an intentional community and on developing creative responses as a church to the needs of the neighbourhood. GCBC is known for many community ministries including Kinbrace, Just Work, REED (Resist Exploitation Embrace Dignity), Co:Here and Out of the Cold, among others.
This book reflects the story of Grandview Calvary Baptist Church in Vancouver’s east side as it has become an alternative to the world around us by establishing a vibrant community of faith committed to the radical message of Jesus. As a counterpoint to the individualism, consumerism, injustice and autonomy that dominates our modern culture, the church has re-shaped itself through a commitment to shared life in community, justice for the least, radical hospitality and confession that leads to transformation. The book relates GCBC’s journey by telling its story through conversations with thinkers and theologians to inspire us towards living out a radical vision of Jesus in our local neighbourhoods.
Wipf and Stock, 2011