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Fasting

03.01.14 | Village Distinctives

O Jesus! . . . Grant that I may become detached from all things and in all things seek you alone. Grant that I may direct my knowledge, my whole capacity, all my happiness, and all my exertions, to please you, to love you . . . Amen.Thomas À ...

Ministry of Elders

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

SUBMIT AN ELDER RECOMMENDATION DIGITALLY Proper biblical government by elders strengthens the church, and the biblical norm for church leadership is a plurality of God-ordained elders. (This is the only pattern for church leadership given in the ...

Membership Commitments

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

Membership is an important step of commitment that should be carefully considered. Membership involves a mutual relationship between an individual and a local body of Christian believers. Members of the Village Bible Church family have committed ...

Preaching Values

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

While preaching is only one aspect of what must be a comprehensive ministry of the Word of God at Village Bible Church, it is foundational to who we are. We are committed to biblical preaching. The preacher’s obligation is to communicate ...

Women's Roles

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

Danvers Statement Both Adam and Eve were created in God's image, equal before God as persons and distinct in their manhood and womanhood (Gen 1:26-27, 2:18). Distinctions in masculine and feminine roles are ordained by God as part of the ...

Why Membership?

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

Why should I join a church? While all believers are part of the universal church, the New Testament also stresses the importance of all believers being a part of a local church. A local church is comprised of a definable group of people who, on ...

Why Community?

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

Why should I connect to the community? Every fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ needs to have strong and vital relationships with fellow believers. There is no such thing as a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ who lives in isolation. Our ...

The Lord's Supper

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

Christians have been celebrating the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:20), known also as the Lord’s Table or communion (1 Corinthians 10:16), for about two thousand years – ever since Christ instructed His disciples to continue to ...

Teacher Commitments

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

Realizing the importance, privilege and responsibility of the teaching ministry of Village Bible Church, teachers of all age divisions shall agree to the following requirements of Faith and Practice. Faith Have accepted Jesus Christ as personal ...

Small Groups

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

At Village Bible Church, small groups are a critical part of our ministry - they are not just "another thing"; they are our main channel for discipleship and care for each person who is a part of our family. We realize that our spiritual needs ...

Sharing the Gospel with Children

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14 We believe that the most biblical way to enhance a child's passion to find joy in life is to guide ...

Life and Faith

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

Assimilation and Church Membership We believe in the importance of serving the body of Christ by offering clear paths for people to start and develop healthy and growing relationships with others in the church body. We value an intentional plan to ...

Ministry of Deacons

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

Whether in the home or in the workplace, leadership is a necessary component if any group of people is to prosper. The church also needs godly leaders who lovingly care for the flock. Down through the ages, churches have been led in many different ...

Doctrinal Statement

09.01.12 | Village Distinctives

THIS STATEMENT OF DOCTRINE expresses what we believe true Christians must affirm. It is not meant to represent all that Christians should believe but includes the essential truths that we believe authentic Christians must not deny.

Baptism

05.01.12 | Village Distinctives

It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. What people hear is often impactful, but what they both hear and then see demonstrated before their very eyes impacts them all the more. Water baptism is just such a picture. This ...

Constitution

03.10.11 | Village Distinctives

We the members of Village Bible Church recognize that the Word of God sets forth the divine plan for the local church, and upon this basis we establish the following articles, to which we voluntarily submit. Click the document icon to ...