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VCOC

We are a congregation of people who believe that God exists and that he is the creator of all that is.[1] We also believe that out of his great love for us, he gave us his Word[2] (the Bible) to make himself known to us and that he gave his Son (Jesus) to be an atoning sacrifice for our sins.[3]

From the Bible we understand that when a person hears the gospel and responds to it with a true faith that results in repentance (a turning away from sin), and baptism (immersion in water in Jesus’ name), he has made a decision to follow Jesus as Lord.  At the moment of his baptism into Christ, he receives the forgiveness of his sins, the gift of the Holy Spirit and is added to God’s church.[4]

A person, who has thus died to his old way of life[5] and is born again of “water and the Spirit”[6] is a new creation in Christ and begins to live a new life of discipleship because of his love and gratitude for God.[7] Someone who is living as a disciple of Jesus is devoting himself to “the apostles’ teaching, the fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayer.”[8] He is always striving to understand what it means practically to love God with all his heart[9] and to love other Christians as Jesus loved his disciples[10].  The result of such effort is a devoted, dedicated, determined family of believers who are empowered to reach out in word and deed with God’s love to their family, friends, neighbours and strangers.

We would be the first to admit that we have not “already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect”, but we are committed to following the admonition and example of the apostle Paul when he wrote, “but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”[11] For almost 20 years now the members of the Vancouver Church of Christ have been pressing “on toward the goal” and will continue to do so until we reach it.

Hearing and then responding to the gospel has totally changed our lives in very real, practical and daily ways and continues to impact our characters, our relationships, our desires and our focus.[12] We love to share with others about what God has done (and is doing) for us through his Son, his word and his church.  Please check out the rest of our web site.  Contact us for more information or with questions.  Or better yet, plan to visit one of our upcoming Sunday worship services or our midweek discussion groups.


[1]Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:1-4

[2] 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21

[3] John 3:16; 1 John 2:1-2; 3:16; 4:7-15

[4] Acts 2:36-41; 19:1-3; 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21

[5] Romans 6:1-7; Ephesians 4:20-24

[6] John 3:3-8

[7] 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; 1 John 4:19; 5:3

[8] Acts 2:42-47

[9] Mark 12:28-34

[10] John 13:34-35; 1 John 3:16-18; 4:19-21

[11] Philippians 3:12-17

[12] See Ephesians 4:20-6:19

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  2. Rosendo Gumpad Jr.

    Dear Beloved Elders & Concern Brethren,

    I request of financial support.

    Graciously greetings in the name of our Savior Lord Jesus Christ! I am Rosendo C. Gumpad Jr. from Baguio City, Philippines. I am full time Gospel preacher here at Ambiong Church of Christ. I am encourage to send a message and requesting of help for you brethren to inform about my family and the work of God here. My family and I we are continue sacrificing and devoting for serving of the Lord. And also about the work of God here is continue doing good and grow up. But we are experience our very deep problem and heavy trials of life. Truly, we are continue suffering to my family. Like for me, I’m always feel hard pain about my ULCER and also my wife she is always suffering for her sick asthma. But truly we don’t know where we get for budget to buy our medicines. And whether one member suffer all the members suffered with it, or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it 1 Corinthians 12:26-27.

    We need ($1,000.) one thousand Dollars monthly support budget for buy our medicines per month, for buy our daily needs and also using in my preaching activities for the successful for the work of the Lord here. My family we are so very poor and we have no stable of income. Truly, we don’t have no own house to stay my family and we are only rent house here at Baguio City. And let us not be weary in well doing for due season we shall reap, if we fair not Galatians 6:9-10.

    Brethren, kindly help us please! Any amount that you can afford to give each month will be highly appreciated so much. Thank you very much brethren your generosity, concern, love and your consideration to my request. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our live’s also for the brethren, 1 John 3:16-17.

    P.S. If you are interested to help my family, kindly put your help to my Bank Account or send through Moneygram or Western Union. After you put their please sent to me all the information. Thank you so much your immediately consideration to my request please!!!

    Brethren, If you need more information about me and the work of the Lord here in the Philippines. Please! Contact Brother Kurt Jones from Dumas Texas, Brother Perry Hall and brother Woody McClendon from Marietta Georgia, they are already come here in the Philippines and meet me personally, and also they are all teaching here in our congregation. They are all very good brother in Christ and teaching the words of God.

    Here my Bank Account:
    Name: Rosendo C. Gumpad Jr.
    Bank name: Banco DE Oro or BDO
    Bank Add: Luneta Baguio Branch
    Swift & Routing Code: BNORPHMM
    Account number: 0790254298

    Because of Calvary!
    Rosendo C. Gumpad Jr.
    P.O. BOX 303
    Preacher at Church of Christ
    2600 Baguio City, Philippines
    jhaz56@yahoo.com.ph

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  4. prabhakararao

    Dear brothern in Christ. New year greetings to you all in the precious name of our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST. Let me first of all introduce myself as Pastor P. L. Prabhakararao, # 12-15-2, Prakashnagar, Narasaraopet-522 601, Guntur district, of AP state in south India. While going through the text it is very nice and pleased me. Thank you all for giving me this opportunity to give message through this and once again I pray God to bless you all and all your church members families for the days and years to come.
    Thanking you all. Closing with best and warm greetings
    Yours co-worker in His vineyard,
    Pastor P.L.PrabhakaraRao.

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