Welcome to Company of Disciples.
We are a community of business and working professionals in Vancouver who desire to cultivate our minds 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.
We desire to see the fullness of Jesus embody every person and profession and eagerly anticipate what that will look like. Till then, we believe we are agents sharing in God’s redeeming work that began in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and continued through humanity who are empowered by his Spirit
Below are some of the gatherings we organize and/or facilitate. Please contact us if you desire more information, book a seminar or would like to join a support group!
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Meeting of the Minds: A unique monthly gathering of atheists and theists to discuss current divisive issues. Each gathering begins with a panel of speakers from various fields of expertise, followed by responses from a theist and an atheist and conclude with break out discussions and open table Q&A. Previously Discussed Topics: Genetically Modified Food, Should Down Syndrome be Cured? Gender Neutrality, Medically Assisted Dying, Prostitution, Cannabis, and Stem Cell Research. Please check our calendar for upcoming gatherings. Refer to our Upcoming Events & News on the side bar for our next events
Spotlight Series: A series of three to four discussions focusing on topics that rarely get talked about in the public sphere. Previous topics included personal baggage, stress and anxiety, depression and dealing with difficult people. Please check our calendar for upcoming gatherings. Refer to our Upcoming Events & News on the side bar for our next events
The Perfect Career Seminars: How does a person determine their career goal and discern when she has met her goal? How does she determine whether to continue or quit? How can she pursue her goal while keeping her values, ethic and/or religious convictions? Jonathan Chan is currently volunteering as a mentor for university students and young professionals. He has taught and facilitated conversations on determining the perfect career goal regardless of what kind of job a person ends up with. You can request Jonathan to conduct these seminars for your business communities by contacting us through our contact page. Refer to our Upcoming Events & News on the side bar for our next events
Ethics Seminars for Companies & Associations: How do you create and sustain an ethical culture in your workplace and/or household so that whoever enters your space can “sense” your ethical compass in order to prevent possible ethical dilemmas? Jonathan has taught his ethical course entitled “Making Your Scenario The Best Case” for various professional chapters. With the use of humour, story telling and case studies, these seminars have been frequently praised as “innovative, refreshing and relevant.” You can request Jonathan to conduct these seminars for your business communities by contacting us through our contact page. Refer to our Upcoming Events & News on the side bar for our next events
Meetups and Support Groups: We organize events for several meetup groups on meetup.com. You can find all our events on our calendar. Our weekly meetup gatherings are book discussion groups where the group selects a book to read during the week and discuss when they meet. Previous books include: Conscious Business by Fred Kofman and Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone. CLICK HERE for our schedule
Venting Groups: A place where people can go deeper than just merely networking and socializing. You will find support and a safe space to be encouraged and share life together. Please check our calendar for upcoming gatherings. CLICK HERE for our schedule
Bible Critiques by Jonathan Chan: Having graduated with a graduate degree in theology from Regent College, Jonathan has been guiding his audience through many journeys on the various interpretations of the Christian scriptures while extrapolating principles and applying them in everyday life especially in our work. Check out our calendar for upcoming bible critiques and discussions. You can also request Jonathan to bring these discussions into your communities by contacting us through our contact page. CLICK HERE for our schedule