Naming Poll

Here’s an up-to-date list (as of Mar 12 @ 10pm) of all the name submissions in alphabetical order (and remember… the one who submits the winning name receives and ipod shuffle!).  I’ve narrowed the poll on the left down to the two leading names (fusion and re:sound) plus some new entries.  IF YOU’VE VOTED BEFORE, BE SURE TO VOTE AGAIN!

    • 3rd Place
    • axis.calgaryNewipodshufflelg_1
    • agape
    • connect
    • convergence
    • crossroads
    • deeper
    • digestion
    • fathom
    • fusion
    • haverah
    • iChurch
    • ignite
    • illumination
    • life seekers
    • lifesource
    • lifespring
    • living stones
    • pulse
    • questions
    • reach
    • re:sound
    • resurgence
    • rev
    • revive
    • rooted
    • sunodia
    • the hub
    • what if…


The vizu poll on the left won’t allow me to place more than 10 names at a time.  So I’ve begun to remove some of the names that aren’t receiving many votes and to replace them with some of the newly submitted names.  Feel free to vote for as many names as you’d like. 

The concept of our poll is this: The Young Adult Ministries at Brentview is looking for a new name for our Sunday night gathering.  And no, "YAM" is not eligible for consideration.  We’re asking: "What should be the new name for the Sunday night gathering for the young adults in Brentview?"

Sunday nights are going to be an evening of community, worship and teaching for the hundreds of young adults already at Brentview who are looking for deeper connection within a church and with God.  But we also desire that Sunday night will become the missional hub for ministry that impacts the 100,000’s of those in 18-35 age-range in Calgary through 1) cell groups, 2) diverse, vibrant and creative initiatives and 3) a myriad of 3rd place ministries (see posting about 3rd places).

So we encourage you to vote for the name you most like. WE ARE GATHERING SUGGESTIONS!!  In fact, if you have another suggestion that doesn’t appear yet on this poll, email it to Ken or leave a comment below. (If you’re suggestion is chosen as the new name, you’ll win a brand new iPod shuffleBe sure to read the comments below for more information about some of the suggested names.


  1. ~ 3rd Place ~
    Another person has recommended that we call Sunday night “3rd Place”. It’s based on our desire for our group to become the “third place” where people live life (besides home and work). It also speaks of how God is first and others are second… making us last (servants of God and others) in perspective.

  2. Here’s another name that comes from Opawa Baptist Church in New Zealand where Steve Taylor (author of Out of Bounds Church, etc) is the pastor. It’s their Sunday night “congregation” service.
    Here’s the brief description from their site:
    ” Digestion: Sundays @ 7pm
    Likely to contain: Interactive teaching, sung worship with a louder beat, creative worship responses.”

  3. Someone has suggested this name:
    “I found that name, its Haverah, which means “group of friends” and apparently was used to refer to a group of people who study together.
    I’ve attached the whole part of the article. It actually sounds like a pretty cool concept. Don’t really know if its the dynamic name we’re looking for, but hey, its kinda cool!”

  4. ~IGNITE~
    Here’s the description that was sent with “ignite”:
    “I think [ignite] sums up what you are wanting to see this ministry do for the young adults of Calgary, Alberta and the rest of the world…and its just a sweet word anyway.”

  5. Agapē (IPA: [ɑˈgɑ.pε] or IPA: [ˈɑgɑˌpε]) (pronounced “ah-GAH-peh”) (Gk. αγάπη [a’ɣa.pi]), is one of several Greek words meaning love.

  6. ~FUSION~
    This submission came with the following description:
    “Ok here’s mine: Fusion. I even have a little blurb about it! “Through fusion of faith with being (making sure our faith is an integral part of us), and fusion of the C&C group in vision, spirit, and Christ, we can make an impact on the people around us.”

  7. what’s in a name? in the OT it described both “who” you were and often “what” you would be or do. so, does a church or ministry name describe who we are or what we do, or both? many new(er) church plants have chosen their name according to its geographical location and added “church” to the end. this states that they are a group of Christians (church) in a certain location. whether or not that is descriptive enough of the mission they are on could be of concern to some.
    it sounds like you’re looking for more of a missional name; something that describes and inspires others toward an experience shaped by and for God on Sunday evenings. you’re already connected to “Brentview Baptist Church” which describes the location, denomination (kind of anyways) and that you’re a group of believers.
    so, the name for a ministry within BBC may be more missional in its description. am i in left field here?

  8. REVIVE~
    Here’s the description that came with this suggestion:
    “I think that a possible name for Sunday nights could be “Revive”. I feel
    that Sunday nights are about being revived. Having that moment of the week
    devoted to being with God and having fellowship and getting reconnected. Its
    also about reviving our young adult ministry, creating a place where people
    are welcomed and where they find Jesus Christ. It’s about the fresh start of
    a new week and preparing our hearts and minds for whatever that week will
    hold. The English Oxford Dictionary defines revive in many ways but my
    favorites were “To restore to clearness; to bring out clearly” and “To
    resume courage or strength” and “To return to a flourishing state; to assume
    fresh life or vigour after decline or decay”. This is what i feel Sunday
    nights are about.
    Psalm 80:17-19 (NIV)
    17 Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you have raised up for yourself. 18 Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name. 19 Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.

  9. i’m partial to the name “what if…”
    the question is vague enough that you can add whatever you want to the end, which could be good or not so good.
    but it’s a question without a question mark; the three periods symbolize that the question is more one of a journey than a destination. The phrase, “Life is a journey, not a destination” is one i appreciate. in that sense, we ask our questions, we seek God and his life giving wisdom, and we rest in the mystery of knowing that regardless of the answers we may discover, He continues to be faithful, patient, and all loving toward us.

    This name was submitted with the following description:
    “I choose the name Illumination for a couple reasons: First, we should be lights to the world – we should be illuminated
    Second, we want to point people to Jesus Christ – we want to illuminate him
    Third – it’s kinda catchy ;)”

  11. FATHOM: This name was submitted with this explanation-
    “What about the name fathom for the young adults group? Go to for a definition. It is sort of neat how it relates to our pursuit of God.”
    Here’s the definition from
    fath·om /ˈfæðəm/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[fath-uhm] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation noun, plural fath·oms, (especially collectively) fath·om, verb
    1. a unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters): used chiefly in nautical measurements. Abbreviation: fath
    –verb (used with object)
    2. to measure the depth of by means of a sounding line; sound.
    3. to penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand: to fathom someone’s motives.
    [Origin: bef. 900; ME fathme, OE fæthm span of outstretched arms; c. G Faden six-foot measure, ON fathmr; akin to patent]
    —Related forms
    fath·om·a·ble, adjective
    fath·om·er, noun

  12. SUNODIA: This name was submitted with this explanation~
    Sunodia: (Gk: lit. “a way or journey together”, denotes “a company of travellers”
    You could make a play on the word Sun/Son or have fantastic visuals with the Sun, or call the event
    “The Synod”- Synod is the english expression of Sunodia which has got lost in Church history and was limited to expressing council meetings to talk about doctrine but it may fit well into a post modern ministry paradigm, with lots of stain glassed effect powerpoints and candles!!!

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