Company of Disciples
led by Jonathan Chan in Vancouver, BC
Company of Disciples is a community of business and working professionals in Vancouver who desire to build, bridge and cultivate our minds and the minds of our peers so that we can proactively engage the Christian faith with the practical affairs that we encounter every day, since a "religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion" (Mahatma Gandhi).
They are convinced that the gospel narrative can manifest itself practically in the everyday lives of business and working professionals if the Holy Spirit is permitted to fully direct and form our ethos. However, we acknowledge that the Holy Spirit's full authority of our lives is a process and therefore, our mission is to cultivate people's minds by providing innovative and engaging events, discussions, support groups and seminars so that people can initiate the process and continue the journey.
GATHERING TIME + LOCATION | Varies, please check their calendar for details.
Throughout his 15 years of working in the corporate world, Jonathan realized there was a disconnect between the Gospel he believed and his work. Therefore, after acquiring a Master of Divinity at Regent College in Vancouver to complement his Bachelors in Economics and Graduate Degree in Business at Simon Fraser University, he made it his life purpose to connect his theological training, business training and corporate executive experience so that his Christian faith was not merely a religious endeavor confined to one or two moments of the week but to have the Gospel be realized in every fabric of his life. This, he believed, was the exemplary life that business professionals have longed for. He found himself a group of like minded professionals and while helping each other to pursue this vision and mission, their group grew and a business community was born in 2011 called the Company of Disciples.
How You Can Help
If you’re excited by the new things God is doing through Jonathan and Company of Disciples, we’d love for you to partner with us!