Missions

Vancouver Church is committed to supporting local and international efforts to make disciples who are with Jesus, like Jesus, more every day.

We follow the Great Commission in Matthew 28 that instructs us to go into all the world to make disciples in Jesus’ name. We strive to be a light in our community, connecting service opportunities for our congregation in our local community, our region, and our world. With your help Vancouver Church supports many local ministries and cross-cultural missions projects.

Local Ministry Partners

Meeting the practical needs of the most vulnerable, right here in the Pacific Northwest.

Local Ministry Partners

Meeting the practical needs of the most vulnerable, right here in the Pacific Northwest.

The Giving Closet began as a ministry of Vancouver Church in 2000 as a way to help the most vulnerable residents in Clark County. Within a short time they outgrew the space at the church and now reside in a 9000 feet of warehouse space. Giving away clothing, food and other resources, their goal is to help restore hope and dignity to the under-resourced.

New Commandment Ministry serves the aging, single parent or those with long term illness within our church. Beyond meeting the immediate needs of a house cleaning or repairs, they also focus on providing encouragement, assistance and hope during times of feeling isolated and discouraged.

Vancouver Jail Ministry focuses on bringing the eternal hope of Christ to inmates incarcerated locally. They distribute Bibles and Christian books as well as visit inmates who invite them.

Teach One To Lead One began in response to the vast numbers of middle and high-school students that are navigating life with very little support and direction. Targeting these at-risk kids, mentors meet with them weekly during school working through a life-changing curriculum. Currently, they are in six states and have mentored 24,000 students since they began.

Camp Attitude, located in Foster, Oregon is a unique camp experience for special needs children and their families. Completely free of charge, the families spend a week camping and creating unforgettable memories together.

Open House Ministries is committed to equipping homeless families with the tools necessary for resolving issues that lead to poverty and homelessness. Located in downtown Vancouver, they are dedicated to helping homeless families restore healthy relationships with each other, with their community and with Christ.

Options 360 Pregnancy Clinic provides caring, knowledgeable and non-judgmental information to women and teens who find themselves faced with an unplanned pregnancy. They are an accredited medical clinic offering free services to every woman regardless of background.

Portland Fellowship has been helping men and women find a way out of homosexuality through the power of Jesus. With more than three decades of research and experience, they have gained recognition as a leading authority on healing for the homosexual as well as provide support for their families.

Kleen Street is helping people in Vancouver build back their lives as they overcome addiction. While providing support and accountability groups, they introduce Jesus as the primary strength to remaining clean and sober.

Gideons International began distributing the Word of God in 1908. They have placed and distributed more than 2 billion Bibles and New Testaments around the world.

Courts For Kids is a local organization with global impact. They send teams to build athletic courts around the world while fostering a better cross-cultural understanding.

Breaking Free provides transitional housing and resources and support for men recently released from incarceration. Located in Portland.

CRU (formerly Campus Crusade) is committed to reaching college students on campuses all over the world. Locally, there are groups meeting at Clark College, WSU, PSU, PCC, CCC, University of Portland and Pacific University.

Warner Pacific College is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts school intentionally preparing students for the ever changing cultural landscape. They are focused on being Christ-centered, people-focused, excellence-driven and future-directed.

Cross-Cultural Missions

Making disciples of all nations.

Belize
Alfonso and Elizabeth Alaya are involved in medical and educational ministry. Alfonso ministers in community health and Elizabeth serves as a teacher.

South Pacific & Asia Missionaries
Don & Caroline Armstrong continue to oversee the Asia/South Pacific region for Global Strategy, the mission organization of the Church of God. These extraordinary missionaries are reaching people in Thailand, South Korea, China and Singapore.

Taiwan
Brian Janssen (a former teacher at King’s Way) and his family are bringing the word of God to the people in Taiwan. They especially focus on families of the working class and at-risk youth.

Heart For Lebanon
Camille Melki and his organization are providing support and relief to the marginalized refugees of the war in Lebanon. With a particular focus towards children, they distribute much needed food, water and personal hygiene supplies.

Vietnam
John and Gwen Johnson serve in Vietnam as pastor of Hanoi International Fellowship at the My Dinh site. They also teach a curriculum for Bible, spiritual formation, and discipleship for the international community, as well as assisting with leadership development and training.

Tanzania
Pastoral Continuing Education Program provides college-level theological training for local pastors and leaders.

Kenya
KIMA International School of Theology (KIST) is the primary theological educational institution of the Church of God in East Africa. KIST offers programs in Christian Ministries, Bible and Theology at certificate, diploma, and bachelor’s degree levels.

The Children of Promise ministry (founded by the Church of God) is committed to providing physical and spiritual assistance to children all over the world. They are changing communities and villages through individual sponsorship of one child at a time. By providing essential nutrition, education and spiritual support, they create a stable environment for families to begin to build their future.