Veritas provides young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s God-centered community with sound biblical teaching and fellowship to live fruitful lives in Christ.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve moved our gatherings online! Sundays at 11:30am we gather for group discussion and biblical teaching; Thursday evenings at 6:30pm we get together for Bible study and prayer; and each evening at 8:00pm we gather for prayer. Small group Bible studies also meet throughout the week.
Scroll down for more info on how Veritas is continuing to connect despite COVID-19!
Veritas is led by Pastor Kirk Baker. Pastor Kirk desires to help young adults grow their maturity and identity in Christ, enabling them to thrive for God’s glory within the cultural and vocational context He has called them.
Pastor Kirk joined the staff of The Moody Church in 2018. He graduated with a BPE in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick, a MA in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate in Spiritual Formation from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He served as professor of Applied Theology and Church Ministry at Moody Bible Institute for 19 years and has taught in India, Vietnam, the Middle East, and Canada. Kirk and his wife, Amy, have been married since 2000 and have two sons, Cameron and Zachary.
Veritas during COVID-19
What a time we’re living in! But the Lord is faithful, and is still in control of our lives despite the many changes we’ve made because of COVID-19.
In the midst of uncertain times, be reminded that the Lord is truly our only refuge and strength when we are confined to our houses. Psalm 91:1-2 says, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” When the Ebola virus epidemic broke out in West Africa in 2014, this is what many of our African brothers and sisters were reading and praying every day. Let us pray that we would see this time as a time to turn to the LORD for our strength.
We’re moving our ministries online for the time being, so check out these details below for how to get connected!
Sunday and Thursday Zoom Gatherings
- On Thursdays we meet for Bible study and prayer from 6:30-8:00pm.
- On Sundays we meet for Bible study and prayer from 11:45am-12:45pm.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting. If you’re using a PC it will prompt you to download the app. You can also join from your phone by downloading the app and entering this meeting ID: 592 003 970 (password: gospel).
Daily Prayer Call
Every evening at 8:00pm, we’re gathering for prayer. Each evening there will be different prayer requests as we pray for our city, church, and world. Download Zoom and then dial in this number: 818-942-5007. Questions? Contact Chrystal.
Click here to join the Zoom meeting. If you’re using a PC it will prompt you to download the app. You can also join from your phone by downloading the app and entering this meeting ID: 592 003 970.
Veritas Covid Cohorts
In light of our inability to gather “in person” as the church recently, it’s our desire and responsibility to help Veritas stay connected. We are implementing Veritas Covid Cohorts to keep us connected during this time. Your leader may organize group chats, calls, or times of prayer together. Each cohort will be different, and there is no obligation for you to connect, but we hope that these cohorts will be an encouragement to you.
It is our hope that the cohorts will help us support one another during this time that we can’t physically meet together. We’re learning to be creative in how we connect and fellowship, and this is one way we can care for one another. If you want to be connected in a cohort, please email Jessica. She will make sure you’re connected!
Seniors Service Opportunity
We have an opportunity to serve the elderly in our church during this time. We plan to contact seniors in the church to check in on their wellbeing and any needs they have during this time of uncertainty. This is a chance to support this population and show them that the church is here for them despite the severity of the pandemic. This will involve calling seniors on behalf of Pastor Larry and the church, seeing if they have any specific needs, and praying with them. If you’re interested, please email Luke or email Rob.