Objectives (want summary?)
Believing that the Bible is the standard for working and living, the Public Service Christian Fellowship (PSCF) promotes Bible study, prayer and Christian fellowship directed
towards learning and applying Christian principles in all areas of the public service. The fellowship is open to people from all Christian denominations who seek to find and make
Jesus Christ Lord of their lives. As Christ's ambassadors we aspire to encourage brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ who work in the public service to walk in the light
and to reach out to others.
The PSCF has been in existence since 1979. Currently there are individual groups holding weekly meetings at lunch time in many government departments and agencies. Each group has
one main focus and that is to love the Lord Jesus Christ and, through His love, to bring encouragement and spiritual growth to fellow Christians. The meetings also provide an
outreach to those who do not know His love. Believing that God hears and answers prayer, PSCF members hold up their government, departments and co-workers in prayer, and seek God's
guidance in their individual lives so they will glorify Him in their daily tasks.
A paper on the early history of the PSCF was presented by Don Page, Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Trinity Western University, at a conference in May 1999 at Queen's
University, Kingston Ontario. Don was one of the co-founders of the PSCF. The paper (in english), entitled "From Private to Public Religion: The History of the Public Service
Christian Fellowship" is presented here.
- To be in the gap praying for the healing of Canada
Ezekiel 22:30: I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so that I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.
2 Chronicles 7:14: ...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will
forgive their sin and will heal their land.
- To stand firm in one Spirit and to hold out the Word of God
Philippians 1:27: Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence,
I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel.
Philippians 2:16: ...as you hold out the word of life--in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.
- To be ambassadors and disciple-makers for Christ in the Public Service of Canada
2 Corithians 5:20: We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
Matthew 28: 18-20: Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
(picture @ top: pencil rendering of the Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa)