Who is the BIC and why are they doing this?

The Brethren in Christ (BIC) is a family of churches.

We look a little different from each other, but we are united by our love of Jesus, love of each other and our common vision.

Through our different expressions of faith – The Meeting House, The Network and our Community Churches – we are reaching out in our community to introduce new people to Jesus, show his compassion and build his church.

In pursuit of our purpose, we have determined to foster an inspiring, risk-taking leadership culture by advancing four strategic initiatives – locally, nationally and globally:

  • renew, innovate, and multiply expressions of church
  • get behind young and emerging leaders
  • mobilize creative, compelling communicators
  • cultivate mutual, compassionate relationships

The FLOW Internship is one way that we are getting behind young and emerging leaders.


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Although there will be many seasoned leaders providing direction and content to the FLOW Internship, Christa Hesselink is the Director of Next Generation Engagement for BIC Canada and in her role, leads both the FLOW Internship and The Spark Initiative.

She has a Masters of Leadership focusing on Student Development from Trinity Western University (2004) and a Master's of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary (2014).

Prior to working with BIC Canada she worked at Redeemer University College, World Vision Canada, and was a pastor at The Meeting House for 8 years.

Christa has just released her first book called, Life's Great Dare: Risking It All for the Abundant Life. Christa’s “happy place” is hiking on the trail. Her favorite adventure to date has been her 2 solo treks across northern Spain, walking 800+km on the Camino de Santiago. She loves traveling to new places, cooking for friends and curling up with good book.