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.
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 email@example.com. 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 blog.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you’re interested to know more about our Prayer Ministry or how to be involved, please contact Danita at email@example.com.
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)
“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: