"There's a gift in it" transplanted vocational ministers and the quest for belonging to Vancouver, British Columbia
Michael N Hsu
Vancouver, British Columbia has a reputation as one of the most desirable cities in the world to live, yet a recent study revealed it to be a city where people struggle to develop belonging. The purpose of this study was to explore how transplanted vocational ministers developed a sense of belonging to the city. The study utilized a qualitative design using semi-structured interviews and the data was analyzed using the constant comparative method. The study revealed the importance of taking initiative in a place like Vancouver and that the difficult experience of dislocation offered a relational gift and opportunity for mission and service.