“And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved,
you and your household.”
The Gospel is Everything
What is the Gospel? The gospel is the good news of what God has accomplished for sinners through the life, death, and resurrection of his Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. The gospel is the grand narrative of creation, fall, redemption and consummation of God’s unfolding plan in history. The gospel is the foundation for the life of the Church and our only hope for eternal life. The Gospel is not only the means by which people are saved but also the means by which followers of Christ continue to be formed in the image of Christ. The truth of the Gospel enables us to genuinely and joyfully do that which is pleasing to God and to grow in progressive conformity to the image of Christ
Christ’s death is a substitutionary and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins. It satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases His holy wrath. It also demonstrates His mysterious love and reveals His amazing grace. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. There is no other name by which men can be saved. At the heart of all sound doctrine is the cross of Jesus Christ and the infinite privilege that redeemed sinners have in glorifying God because of what He has accomplished. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts and church to proceed from and be related to the gospel.
These basic doctrines within The Village Church Statement of Faith represent what we believe to be core elements of biblical teaching.
Doctrine of God
We believe in one God eternally existing as one essence and three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom is fully God, yet there is one God.
Doctrine of Revelation
God has made Himself known to the world in Jesus Christ, the Scriptures and creation.
Doctrine of Creation and Providence
We believe that God created the world from nothing and governs all things at all times in all places.
Doctrine of Humanity
We believe that all humanity is created in the image of God and possess intrinsic dignity and worth.
Doctrine of Sin
We believe that sin has fractured all things, leaving the world in desperate need for salvation.
Doctrine of Salvation
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
Doctrine of the Church
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ sent into the world to shine forth the glory of God.
Doctrine of Resurrection and Consummation of the Kingdom of God
We believe that Jesus Christ is returning to the world in the future to judge the living and the dead.