The Prayer, Care & Social Concern (PCS) ministry helps identify areas in which members of the congregation can become involved in the community and the world as an expression of the gospel’s holistic concern.

The PCS team focuses on meeting human needs in the name of Christ. This includes:


We encourage you to take time daily to stop, be still before the Lord, and pray. Being connected with God is the essential foundation of all we do as followers of Christ.

“…for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” – Isaiah 56:7b (NIV)

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” – Colossians 4:2 (NIV)

Praying for You

Communicate any prayer request or praise item to the pastors. You can use the VCBC Prayer Box, a pew card during Sunday worship services, call 604.325.6314, or email Prayer requests are directed to the pastors and kept confidential, or if requested, are shared with the prayer team.

Communicating About Prayer

We have a dedicated group of writers who compile weekly prayer items for The Well (our e-bulletin) and write the monthly prayer corner.

Learning to Grow in Prayer

We have facilitated several Sunday Life Group modules on prayer. We are currently working on providing more resources to help the congregation learn and grow in the area of prayer. If you have a specific question about prayer, send an email to

Facilitating Prayer Partnerships

We invite you to be involved in praying for:
a) congregational, urgent/immediate prayer requests
b) Sunday worship services
c) an English congregation ministry and its leadership

Planning Prayer Retreats

These events provide opportunities for church members to spend extended time with God in prayer. Prayer guides are provided and there are individual and group prayer times. Dates will be announced in the bulletin and on the website. The prayer retreats are planned and hosted by the PCS Team and ministry leaders in the Cantonese and Mandarin congregations.

Grow in your own circle of influences
If you or your small group would like to grow in your prayer lives, here are some online resources:
Be active in prayer during the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with unprecedented opportunities to pray. Here are some ways you can join God’s people to pray that He will “forgive [our] sin and heal [our] land” (2 Chron. 7:14, NIV).
PRAYERCASTcoronavirus prayer page
24-7 PRAYERcoronavirus prayer page
Become a prayer warrior & care for others

If you’re interested to know more about our Prayer Ministry or how to be involved, please contact Danita at


The Caring Team works with Pastoral Staff and Deacons to walk alongside, support, and encourage congregation members and their families in times of special need.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2 (NIV)

If you’re interested to know more about our Caring Ministry or how to be involved, please contact Danita at

If you have an urgent financial need, please contact the charity committee directly.


We would like to provide some resources that you may find helpful:


We share the love of Christ with the world because He loves and cares for us. We can live out the gospel in a tangible and holistic way through social concern. We encourage you to practice social concern by relating Christ to all areas of life through meeting the practical and spiritual needs of our community and through caring for God’s creation.

“He has showed you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8 (NIV)

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” – Matthew 25:35-36 (NIV)

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother and sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in you? …let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:17-18 (NIV)

The Social Concern Team serves the community through:

Neighborhood Garbage & Leaf Cleanups
We serve the neighborhood around VCBC and care for God’s creation by picking up litter in the blocks near the church several times a year and by raking leaves in the fall. These cleanups are a joint effort between the English, Cantonese, and Mandarin congregations.
with Ministries in the Community

We partner with and have volunteered for Christian ministries that focus on social concern in the local community, including:

If you want to learn more about the PCS ministry, please feel free to contact Danita at