Sunday Gathering

In the messiness of shared life, a community of broken people come together to learn what it means to follow Jesus. On Sunday we hope to see miracles, prophecy, healing. We expect the unexpected, and yet are wonderfully contented with the beautifully ordinary discipline of family, songs of protest and praise, and with the bread and the cup of communion.

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Van City Communities

We combat the hyper-individualism of our culture by deliberately choosing to share life with others in the context of community. More than friends with shared interests, a community shares resources, burdens, and life as they learn to apprentice Jesus together. In community, we learn what it means to follow Jesus as we work to see God's will done in Vancouver as it is in heaven.

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About Van City

We are a family learning what it means to practice the way of Jesus together in Vancouver.

Gathering Times

5 PM

Gathering Place

Compass Church
1812 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660



Compass Church
1812 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

Van City Events

  • Women’s Clothing Exchange & Donation Drive for the Giving Closet

    Practice simplicity and generosity by participating in our women’s clothing exchange. Bring clothes to exchange and/or donate. Everything not exchanged will be donated to the Giving Closet. Specific needs include men’s interview wears and school supplies.

    Dates: June 1

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: Compass Church

  • Men’s Camping trip

    In June, the dudes of Van City will head into the wild unknown (or something like it) for a weekend of tents, food, and campfires before returning with enough inside jokes to last us until next year. Limited spaces available.

    Dates: June 21 - 23

    Cost: $50

    Location: Pacific City, Oregon


  • Apprentice Cohort

    Apprenticeship to Jesus is a lifelong endeavor, but there are seasons of unique focus. With this in mind, we have designed a six-month program of focused training in theology, leadership, and spiritual formation. We will gather as a cohort three mornings each month to explore a specially curated syllabus for focused development in apprenticeship to Jesus. Classes will be framed around teaching and open dialogue.

    This cohort is only for those fully invested and able to commit. It is contingent on sufficient sign-ups.

    Dates: First Three Tuesdays a month, June - November

    Cost: $50

    Time: 6:30 - 8:00 AM

    Location: Compass Church


  • 2019 Bible Reading Plans

    Read through the Bible in a year with our Bible Reading Plans. Choose between the entire Bible or New Testament and Psalms. Each plan will have you reading a small section per day and include short, animated videos from The Bible Project along the way.

    Dates: January 1 - December 31


  • Basics

    Basics is a two-part course designed to introduce you to Van City’s doctrine and theological distinctiveness, as well as our particular approach to church and community. If you’re interested in learning what Van City believes, or how to get involved, Basics is the first step.

    Dates: May 19

    Time: 2 - 4 PM

    Location: Compass Church