Sundays at 10:00 AM
Services are family friendly.
We have an infant nursery, toddler room and Sunday School weekly.
The Characters of Christmas
Advent Sermon series begins December 1st at VCRC!
WHAT IS CHRISTIAN REFORMED?
What we believe…
We are a Christian church. We believe in God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God created the world, that He sustains the world, and that He saved it (and us!) through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. We believe that after Jesus rose from the dead, he ascended into heaven and that one day He will return to make things right and new. We also believe that Jesus is present to us now through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit unites us with Jesus, and, like a loving parent, nurtures us to become mature members of Christ’s body and kingdom.
We are a Christian church in the Reformed tradition. We believe that salvation comes to us by grace alone through faith, and that it cannot be bought or earned. We also believe that the Bible is reliable and can be trusted to teach us what we need to know about God, salvation, and life in this world. There is a lot to say about what it means to be reformed. But at its core, it is a world and life view that emphasizes the glory of God in and through all things, the sovereignty of God over all things, and sacredness of all of life.
Our Identity and Calling
Blessed by heritage and grace, we are a family of inspired believers. Through the Holy Spirit’s power, we seek to enfold each other and our neighbours in the good news of Jesus Christ and encourage one another to live lives of grateful obedience. By being faithful to this calling, we trust that God will build his Church and use it for his glory.
Rev. David Salverda
Rev. Brittney Salverda
Yvonne van Rhyn
Mission and Ministry…
Here are some of the ways we join God’s mission together…
CRC MINISTRY SHARES
Crowdfunding since 1862. Visit https://www.crcna.org/ministryshares/about-ministry-shares to learn more.
Each Sunday, a worship team leads our services. Each team has a leader, with singers and musicians, often including: pianist, keyboardist, drummer, bassist, guitarist. Media and sound technicians round out the teams.
VCRC is servant-led by a consistory of members called as Elders and Deacons and our pastors.
There are many committees on which to volunteer your skills and develop your gifts in service: Administration, Communications, Missions, Personnel, Safe Church, Social, Refugee Resettlement, Visual Design, Worship, Youth, etc.
Each Sunday a plethora of people serve at VCRC: greeters, Visitor’s Welcome Centre, coffee hosts, ushers, deacon aides, nursery, Sunday school teachers, floral design, library, etc.
VCRC is located in Saanich, a suburb of Victoria. We are at 661 Agnes Street, at the top of the hill between the Pacific Christian School Elementary and High School campuses.
We share a long and interconnected history with PCS,
which remains to this day as both schools use our sanctuary for weekly chapels.
We also lease space to His Kids (before and after school care) and The Victoria Korean Presbyterian Church.
Here are some photos of our facilities…
Thoughts about doing life together from some of our members…
How do you see God at work in and through where you serve at VCRC?
Spiritual growth is happening. We are encouraging one another and building one another up in faith through sharing, caring, listening, loving, finding fellowship and belonging.”
How is where you serve at VCRC impacting your relationship with God?
“We are all called upon to help each other. I feel we are doing that as we serve. It is also a great time to share God’s Grace with the other members of the committee as we work together.”
What joy do you find as you serve at VCRC?
“I enjoy connecting with members and sharing their Christian walk and giving encouragement
when called for.”