“Hospitality begins at the gate, in the doorway, on the bridges, between public and private spaces. Finding and creating threshold spaces is important.”

Christine Pohl


CityGate Vancouver works to form connections among local churches with each other and  with civic leaders and organizations in Greater Vancouver. The purpose of these connections is to bring transformation to our neighborhoods and its people.

Upcoming Events

Rythyms & Rituals

Thursday May 2 – Saturday May 4, 2024

As Western culture grows more secular and Christianity finds itself toward the edges of culture, Canadian church plants are witnessing to God’s love in the world in new ways. This conference will explore how the rhythms and rituals for leadership, worship gatherings, and discipleship formation are being adapted in different contexts. Grounded in missional theology, this conference will highlight how God’s Spirit continues to guide the church through this time of transition.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Stefan Paas, a church planter and a professor from the Free University of Amsterdam. Canadian church planters will also lead workshops and storytelling sessions during our three days on the UBC campus. This conference is for church planters, researchers, students, congregational leaders, and anyone who is curious about the new things that God is sprouting up in the church.

Conference registration includes the Thursday evening workshop (Wine and Theology with Nelson Boschman) and the Friday evening public lecture with Stefan Paas.

Reimagining Church, Land & Community: Vancouver

Thank you for attending our 2024 event! 

Coming soon – resources and videos from our gathering. Stay tuned for information about our 2025 gathering in Ontario.



The Certificate in Missional Leadership is a three year program, offered through St. Andrews Hall, designed to help churches develop and grow into missional communities.


Citygate assists churches in the initial stages of developing affordable housing projects, exploring possibilities and options for initial funding.


In collaboration with Church for Vancouver, Citygate provides a weekly editorial; a series of articles written with the purpose of sparking dialogue across the Church in Greater Vancouver.

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Church Partnerships

CityGate is inviting churches to enter into a partnership agreement.

Partnership with CityGate connects your church with other churches, within and beyond your own denomination. We fill a collaborative vacuum and help the Church work together in the City. A partnership with CityGate connects your churches with valuable resources for strengthening your own local mission.

Through gatherings, conferences, courses, community development processes and more, CityGate is helping churches engage their neighbourhoods and address the issues of our city in a fuller way.

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