What is HELP Now Christian Fellowship?
HELP Now Christian Fellowship is a church founded on the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ. The word ‘H.E.L.P.’ is an acrostic for: Heal, Encourage, Listen, Pray.
HELP Now is not affiliated with any organized religion, and is therefore considered ‘non-denominational’.
The head of our church is Jesus Christ. All decisions and church activities must not contradict His teaching.
HELP Now Christian Fellowship members also actively engage in community outreach at least four days per week.
Who is HELP Now Christian Fellowship for?
Everyone is welcome to attend our services and events whether they are Christian, searching, or not.
If you have no pressing life issues and just want to meet some new friends in a Christian environment, HELP is for you!
If you are actively seeking support for an issue, are looking for mentors or accountability partners for addiction recovery, HELP is for you!
If you just want to sit down and have someone pray for you, or just come in and have a coffee, HELP is for
We have weekly services in Maple Ridge, BC on Friday evenings.
For those needing support, recovery help or simply wanting to improve their lives we also offer a small group course/program that is loosely based on a traditional 12-step program but is much more. We also offer an Alpha program on Wednesday evening, prayer meetings on Wednesday and Friday and video screenings Friday mornings.
Our leadership consists of the biblical offices of Pastor, Elder and Deacon. Many churches such as ours start with one or two people covering all these position. As our church grows, more members will be added to these ranks. We also, by legal requirement as a registered society, have to have a Board of Directors which oversees all financial aspects of the organization and ensures that we meet our stated mandate.
‘Pastor‘ is a term which is a Latin word that translates to ‘Shepherd’. Pastors are those that do the majority of the teaching. The Pastors are one or more specific elder.
‘Elders‘ are people who oversee the teaching and are responsible for guiding, lifting up, and when necessary, admonishing members of the congregation. Some Elders are Pastors, some oversee the operation of services or ministries. The word ‘Elder’ has nothing to do with age in this context, it is about spiritual maturity.
‘Deacons‘ are responsible for the day to day operations of a church. A Deacon may be responsible for transportation issues, or office related duties such as secretary. In many churches Deacons do all of the maintenance and set up/take down for events.
The Apostolic Creed
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dI believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.