Vancouver Church Plant

When Bridgetown first began the tectonic shift from an inward-focused church to a collection of missional communities outwardly focused on the city of Portland, it was compelled by a relatively simple line of thinking: The end goal of God and his Kingdom is not the Church, but rather, all of Creation set free from the entropy of the Fall and brought under the healing reign of Jesus. The church is, of course, wrapped up in that pursuit, but what would it look like to be the church for the city in which we live, rather than calling our city into our church?

Bridgetown resolved, unapologetically, to be a collection of missional communities for the urban core of Portland, Oregon, but what we realized early on in that shift was that well-represented in our midst was a strong, faithful presence of missional communities doing life in Vancouver, Washington. A few years ago we began asking ourselves, “what would it look like to plant a church in Vancouver?”

After several years of praying, searching, and planning, we are doing exactly that. We are planting a church in Vancouver, Washington.

Josh & Abi Porter will become our Vancouver Church Planters, leading the vision of the church. Josh is an accomplished musician and writer who has toured the world sharing the message of Jesus in unique ways. Abi is a successful lifestyle blogger who contributes to the Kingdom of God through creativity. They have been married for seven years and have a one-year-old son named Beck.

Over the past few years, Josh and Abi have been dedicated servants within the Bridgetown Church family. Josh has worked on staff as the videographer and blog manager, occasionally teaching at Bridgetown weekend gatherings. Abi has served as a women’s leader at events like Women’s Night of Prayer. They are now embedded church planters working through the next steps of planting in Vancouver.



If you have any questions about the Vancouver Church Plant or would like to get involved, please contact Josh Porter.

Vancouver Church Website

For all the information about the Vancouver Church Plant, including giving and a schedule for prayer meetings, visit their website.

Vancouver Church Plant




Author: Tyler Hanns

Creative & Communications Director