Love is Moving co-founder, Joel Gordon interviewed Dave Jonsson who
is a skateboarder, plane crash survivor and the Young Adults Pastor at
Ethos, the young adults ministry of Coquitlam Alliance Church, which is
an EFC affiliate.
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Dave Jonsson is a skateboarder, plane crash survivor and young
adults pastor at Ethos ( weareethos.com), the young adults ministry of
Coquitlam Alliance Church in British Columbia. He spoke with Love Is
Moving co-founder Joel Gordon.
Joel: Dave, we first met in 2012, when the Evangelical Fellowship
of Canada (EFC) invited all the affiliated presidents of ministry
organizations and denominations to an event called Presidents Day.
That year, each president invited a younger leader. EFC President
Bruce Clemenger invited me, and who did you attend with?
Dave: I attended with Steve Falkiner who is the President of the
Foursquare denomination, which is the denomination that I was
with at the time.
Joel: What was most memorable about your experience at
Dave: As I guy who’s been to a ton of conferences, I especially
remember that event. It was amazing to see the unity with all
of these church representatives and denominational leaders
gathering together under one banner of their faith in Jesus and
problem-solving how we can be more effective in Canada in building
God’s Kingdom. It was so encouraging to me. And that conference
marked the release of that research on youth and young adults. Do
you remember that?
Joel: Yes, that’s right. We released the Hemorrhaging Faith research
on why and when Canadian young adults are leaving, staying and
returning to Church.