If we were to ask a sociologist how Willingdon got to where it is today, he or she might say, “Oh, that’s easy! First, Willingdon has an excellent location, right at the center of Metro Vancouver. Second, the founding members decided to change the language of the services from German to English making it accessible to its Burnaby neighbours. Third, with the succeeding waves of immigration, the church provided the translation of its services in ten languages.” Are we just here today due to language and location? How did we get here? Why do we exist? Where are we going? What must we do today?