Archive for August, 2012

VCBC Anniversary Celebration – Sept 16

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The Church will be celebrating its 43rd Anniversary on Sunday, Sep 16, with baptism and a cake-cutting ceremony. The cake-cutting ceremony will take place under the tent on the South Lawn at 9:15am, 11:00am, and 12:30pm respectively, and will last about 15 minutes each. Everyone is cordially invited to join any one (or even more than one if so desired) of these cuttings and enjoy a piece of the delectable “birthday” cake!

NEW Social Concern LIFE Class this Fall

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Fall 2012 Sunday LIFE class:
“A Christian worldview for social participation”

Teacher: Bill Chu
Start date: Sept 16
Time: 11:30AM-12:30PM
Location: VCBC E2

Social participation has been a difficult subject among many Christians. Most miss its relationship and significance to the Gospel and often narrowly equate it to charities, or relegate it to some optional Christian activities. Yet God’s plan is not that far away for those who seek His will.

This class is a wake up call to see the world not just as a place to work and enjoy, but as the object of our care arising out of a covenant relationship which is often missed.

By seeing the world not as non-believers see it but seeing it as the stage to manifest God’s sovereignty and redemption, we will begin to engage in its stewardship in meaningful ways and join the Creation in reflecting His glory.

Our Good News will not be just a proclamation boasting of a new life which is private and void of current communal relevance. A Christian worldview as God intended will enable us to see our stewardship as creation wide and deep. When His people manifest his sovereignty within our culture and history, it will allow the world in total disarray see a glimpse of His kingdom and a light in darkness.

The class will use material from “The Transforming Vision – Shaping a Christian World View” by Brian Walsh and J. Richard Middleton. For more information, contact Monica ([email protected]).

Discipleship Classes NEW Offering

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” — Romans 12:2a (NIV)

Who:

Our Nurturing Team is offering NEW discipleship classes to any new, young or mature believer who would like to grow in discipleship. The class will require a commitment to complete weekly assignments, memorize Scripture and attend regularly.

What:

You are invited to prayerfully consider committing for 9 months, beginning September 9 to June, of dedicated study of God’s Word, building of relationships and mutual accountability under the oversight and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

We will be following the format in the book, Discipleship Essentials (Greg Ogden), which you will be required to purchase for $15.

The curriculum includes:

  • Part 1: Growing Up in Christ (meditation, Bible study, prayer, worship)
  • Part 2: Understanding the Message of Christ (Trinity, image of God, sin, grace, redemption, justification, adoption)
  • Part 3: Becoming Like Christ (Holy Spirit, trust, love, justice, witness)
  • Part 4: Serving Christ (the church, ministry, spiritual warfare, obedience, stewardship).

    Time: 11:30AM-12:30PM
    Location: Moberly Elementary School (3 blocks west of VCBC)
    Sign up: Please register for the discipleship class by contacting 
Wi-Guan Lim at [email protected] so we know how many books to order.
    Or,
    simply show up to the first class on September 9.

    “Superficiality is the curse of our age….The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.” (Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline)

    A Pattern for Prayer based upon the Lord’s Prayer

    Sunday, August 26th, 2012

    Message by Ray Woodard, guest speaker

    In this message, Pastor Ray shares five key points about prayer:

    1. Prayer must focus on the reputation of God as a Holy God.
    2. Prayer must focus on the goal of Kingdom goals.
    3. Prayer must focus on living daily.
    4. Prayer must focus on Forgiveness as a lifestyle.
    5. Prayer must focus on the protection of God against temptation.

    Text: Matthew 6:5-15

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    Aug 26, 2012 Bulletin

    Sunday, August 26th, 2012

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