The Difference

What Specifically Makes The Meeting Place Church in Nanaimo Different?

  • Anonymity - You can relax knowing that you will never be singled out, put on the spot, or embarrassed.

  • Acceptance - At The Meeting Place it is ok to be a skeptic and have serious questions. We don't pretend that cliches and pat answers will work for you.

  • Casual Atmosphere - No dressing to impress. Wear what's comfortable for you!

  • Contemporary Music - No choir, no organ. Our top-line musicians play music that you've heard on the radio in order to introduce and illustrate the topic of the day.

  • Multimedia - Creative and compelling media helps you focus on everyday solutions, and brings realism to your experience.

  • Practical Messages - No spiritual jargon or ancient languages. The brief and powerful messages are engaging, entertaining, and strive to communicate powerful, life-changing content.

  • No Financial Pressure - We are more interested in you and your spiritual journey than we are in your wallet. For real.

  • Child Safe and Fun - We offer Nanaimo a Sunday morning where kids can experience a secure and seriously enjoyable environment with a purpose.

The Meeting Place church in Nanaimo is designed for people just like you; people who have doubts and questions about God but come to the place in life where they desire to explore the answers and wisdom offered by Jesus Christ without anyone pressuring or judging them. 

A Church Designed For You

When you go to church — for the first time in years or the first time in a new town — you long to find a place you can feel at home … a place where it is:

  • Safe to explore spirituality at your own pace

  • Safe to bring your kids

  • Safe to ask tough questions

  • Easy to build friendships

It all begins with our weekend services: Great music and interactive media … friendly people in the lobby following the service, talking, laughing … your kids being welcomed by caring leaders in Kidz Place … not having to worry about being singled out as a visitor or being pressured to give money … wearing clothes you’d wear to a friend’s house … messages that are tied into everyday life … a place where you'll be encouraged and equipped to become your future best!

Our website is designed with this goal in mind: To help you explore what this church in Nanaimo is all about… no matter from where you are starting or to where you are heading. 

Getting Connected

Everyone has a purpose and a role to play in life, and at The Meeting Place we believe that you have been created to play a positive and life-changing role in our community, our city, and our world.

No matter where you've been, what you've done, or what's been done to you, whether you believe in God or not, God believes in you!

At The Meeting Place church in Nanaimo you can belong without having to believe. There is always a place for you, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.

Where do I start to get connected?

Garry, one of the pastors at TMP says, “Being connected at TMP is not about giving and receiving information or 'doing stuff'. It's about living life with a vibrant group of people who thrive on building friendships and exploring their hopes and dreams, interests and goals as they relate to God's call on their lives.”

Your unique personality and gifting is part of this work of art that we call The Meeting Place. Your heart, your passion, your willingness to serve others, and allow others to serve you, regardless of where you are in your spiritual journey, is welcomed. There is a place for you at The Meeting Place!

Would I really make a difference?

The 'The Meeting Place' comes from the Coast Salish First Nations People who originally named this part of Vancouver Island "snew-nay-mow" (Snuneymuxw) which means "the meeting place" or "a big, strong tribe". 

Our church community has arisen from the diversity of the people in our community and from the belief that when we all come together under the common purpose of living out the love of Jesus Christ, we can change the world for the better.

And yes, that includes you!

I’m ready! Who can I talk to?

  • One of the best ways to explore how you can get connected is by attending a TMP 101 course.
  • Or, just email us at and fire away with any questions you have!
  • Or, drop by the Info Table in the lobby on Sunday morning.