Leadership Team

The English Congregation Leadership Team (ECLT) is a group of people who coordinate the six focus ministries of the English Congregation here at VCBC. Each ministry is supported by a team of volunteers, who are willing to use their gifts for the church. If you’re interested in any of these groups, please don’t hesitate to contact them. The emails of each team leader are listed after each ministry description.

WORSHIP

This team works with the pastoral staff in planning congregational worship experiences that are relevant, biblical, and contextual. This involves determining the themes, general music, special music, and service personnel. This team also assists the pastors in the planning of worship services for special seasons and activities (e.g. Advent, Lent and Easter, Thanksgiving, etc). Deacons and those who assist with the Ordinances (Lord’s Supper and Baptism) also relate to this team.

Team Leader, Willis Wong worship@vcbc.bc.ca

MISSION

This team leads the church to identify opportunities for service locally and globally that fulfills its mission of forming men and women into genuine followers of Christ. This team provides information, training, and coordination of mission activities.

Team Leader, Henry Lew mission@vcbc.bc.ca

NURTURING

This team works with the pastoral staff to provide training and nurturing opportunities that lead people to spiritual maturity. This includes Bible study, leadership development, mentoring, seminars, and training in the spiritual disciplines.

Team Leader, Alfred Au nurturing@vcbc.bc.ca

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE

This team focuses on those aspects of church life that contribute to and nourish the sense of fellowship and identity. This includes fellowships; small groups; congregation-wide events, such as retreats, BBQs, picnics; summer conference; etc. This team also deals with communications that contribute to the awareness of what is going on in the Body and also encourages members to become involved.

Acting Team Leader, Pastor Gilbert Nigh congregational_life@vcbc.bc.ca

PRAYER/CARE/SOCIAL CONCERN

This team 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 wholistic concern. This includes things such as, congregational-wide prayer ministry that helps in the development a Christ-like compassion, after-school tutoring programs, food kitchens, working with the homeless, ESL, etc. This is related to the mission statement’s emphasis on service and meeting human needs in the name of Christ.

Team Leader, Winnie Lai-Fong pcs@vcbc.bc.ca

CHILDREN

The purpose of the Children’s Ministry is to partner with parents to bring children into a relationship with Jesus Christ and to empower them through teaching, worship, and relationship building so as to serve and share Christ in the world.

Team Leader, Winnie Wong children@vcbc.bc.ca

PASTORAL

The pastors are responsible for communicating the faith through proclamation, teaching, and equipping the saints for the work of ministry. They lead the congregation by providing a vision that glorifies God by being faithful to the Gospel. They care for the congregation in ways that enable all members to grow to maturity in Christ. Deacons or lay caregivers are related to the Pastoral Team.

Congregational Life Pastor, Gilbert Nigh gilbertnigh@vcbc.bc.ca
Youth Pastor, Brian Lee brianlee@vcbc.bc.ca