We are committed to helping people of all ages grow and mature spiritually. Please contact the church office or the minister if you would like to be part of one of these ministries or to know which particular program we have running at the moment.
House Churches and Bible Study Groups
- groups of 5 to 10 people meet during the week for study of the Bible, prayer, and caring for one another.
- Short-term Bible studies are also offered at the church and are welcome to all.
Men’s Breakfasts and Coffee times
- Weekly and monthly meetings are available, open to all men, including those from other churches.
- These women live out the mandate to follow Christ throughout life, and do so through fundraising and fellowship opportunities and activities within the church.
We want to love on our children while providing youngsters with a firm biblical foundation.
- For our youngest Christians available at all our major services. They begin learning through the loving care of their teachers.
- Available during the 10am service for children age 3 to grade 7.
- Classes are closely graded to facilitate the learning of biblical principles in ways that are understandable at each age level.
- Children are dismissed part way through the service to go to their classes.
Please note that on the first Sunday of each month the children go to Sunday School, but return to take communion with their families at their parents discretion.
- In beautiful surroundings removed from regular activities, God makes Himself known in significant ways.
- The camp ministry of the Vancouver Island Presbytery offers camps for all ages.
St Andrew’s Youth Group is a safe place where youth can grow in a healthy relationship with God and a healthy relationship with others.
- Jr. Youth ( Grades 5-7) Meet at the church for games, snacks, and devotionals
- Sr. Youth (Grades 8-12) Meet for games, snacks, and devotionals. Once a month we do a big activity where we are somewhere other than the church.
Check our Facebook page for more info − St Andrews Duncan Youth
The aim of our music ministry is to assist the congregation in a full expression of worship, while ministering to one another in an atmosphere of mutual care and support.
- Your participation is encouraged
- Teams of three to four lead the congregation in singing at the Sunday morning worship service, with a weekly practice.
Read a book!
No single ministry resource has the potential of defining discipleship for a congregation than that of a church library ministry.
While church visionaries reinvent Sunday school, devise alternative Bible study tactics or exploit the various forms of technology to get the gospel message out, the simple biblical declaration in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, could never be overshadowed by innovation. The value of growing spiritually through reading has never been more important.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
St. Andrew’s has been blessed with a dedicated library team that has worked diligently to build up a wonderful church library.
Our library is a vital part of our church, and filled with an excellent range of . . . . .
- study resources
- children’s materials
- best selling Christian fiction
- books for spiritual nourishment & growth
BONHOEFFER Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
by Eric Metaxas
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor and author, was one of a small number of dissidents and saboteurs who worked to dismantle the Third Reich from inside. In this biography, Eric Mataxas looks at both aspects of Bonhoeffer’s life – the theologian and the spy – and shows Bonhoeffer’s incredible moral courage in the face of evil. Bonhoeffer decided to leave the safety of the United States and return to Hitler’s Germany – a decision which ended up costing him his life.
The Great Divide
by T. Davis Bunn
If you like the legal courtroom drama style of John Grisham, then you will enjoy the writing of T. Davis Bunn. This story, The Great Divide, centres around the disappearance of an American girl in China when she goes there to investigate the dubious practices of a company that manufactures sportswear. The lawyer who takes on the case is experiencing some great personal losses and is trying to rebuild himself. He learns a lot about himself as the story unfolds.
“Once when Jesus had been praying, one of His disciples came to Him as He finished and said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray…’” He said, “This is how you should pray: Father, may your name be honored. May Your Kingdom come soon. Give us our food day by day. And forgive us our sins—just as we forgive them who have sinned against us, and don’t let us yield to temptation.” Luke 11:1–4 [NLT]
Prayer is coming to God, knowing that we are speaking to the One who made and upholds the universe; we come, giving Him honor and worship for who He is, and listening to Him regarding His Kingdom desires for us and those we pray for. We might find that, after focusing on His desires for us and those we love and the world around us—that our prayers are changed and become attuned to God’s character and His Kingdom work.
In St. Andrew’s we are intentional in giving prayer a prominent place in every gathering of God’s people—Bible Study groups, Fellowship times, business meetings, Youth/Sunday School classes, Session meetings—all begin and end with prayer. Our Prayer Ministry takes many forms:
Healing and Support
Compassion is at the heart of the Christian gospel – God’s compassion for us, which was most powerfully expressed in the gift of his son, Jesus.
Compassion is the natural heart expression for the church seeking to live out the grace of Christ. At St. Andrew’s, we are astonished at the ways in which we find God calling and equipping us to live out the healing mercy and tender goodness of our Lord.
Supports for Personal Growth
Concerns are upheld in prayer by a group of intercessors each week – please make your needs known by filling out the blue slip in the pew pocket or by calling the church office. Weekday one-on-one prayer times, with the pastor or elders, are available by request.
The bible is complicated! Scripture Union Bible guides offer resources designed to suit various ages and needs. Contact the church office for more information.
Life is hard! Individual, marital, and family counseling is important and available for people at all ages and stages of life. A person-oriented, Christ-centered, pastoral counseling approach is offered to persons within the church and beyond.
Marriage ain’t easy! Premarital counseling is provided for couples marrying through St. Andrew’s to help them begin marriage on a firm foundation.
People die! Grieving is never easy, nor does it have to be done alone. If you require support and assistance, help is only a phone call away.
Historically, the church provided resting-places for the dead in or around local buildings of worship as a continuing witness of our confident hope in the risen life that is found in Jesus Christ.
The Memorial Garden Columbarium of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church reclaims this ancient practice with its the spirit of dignity and reverence for loved ones at rest within the communion of saints. The Memorial Garden Columbarium is located within our Prayer Garden in the northeast corner of our property.
May their souls and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God in Christ Jesus, rest in peace.
If you are in need of a visit, or know someone who is, contact the church office. firstname.lastname@example.org