Who We Are

Vision

Mission

The Seven Core Values

Essential Beliefs

Statement of Faith

Church Covenant for Members

The VCBC Logo


VISION

  1. Our vision is to be a faith community that lives out God’s will in all areas of life. Passionately committed to forming genuine disciples of Jesus Christ in love and unity.

The above over-all vision is drawn from the following seven vision statements that are paired with the seven core values.

We envision a community of faith…

  1. where the pastor and lay leadership have a clear vision of God’s intention and plan for the church and its ministry in the world.
  2. actively engaged with God in His ongoing mission to redeem and reconcile the world back to Himself.
  3. that is dedicated to relevant, biblically faithful, life-transforming preaching and teaching.
  4. passionately pursuing intimacy with God that renews, transforms and empowers the believer for life in the kingdom of God and in the world.
  5. where all members are brought into connection with God and one another in a way that reflects the presence and power of the Kingdom of God.
  6. actively seeking to equip every member for ministry in and through the church through the stewardship of gifts, finances, and leadership development.
  7. that seeks to relate faithfully, creatively and relevantly the Gospel to all of life.

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MISSION

  1. Our mission is by the love of Christ, in numerous languages, make disciples, preach the Gospel by new and creative method to bring God’s love to all people.
    To be come a genuine follower of Jesus, one goes through discipleship, which is the process of being conformed to the heart and mind of Christ through the gracious working of God’s Spirit for the glory of God and the transformation of the world.

There are four core emphases for discipleship at VCBC.

  1. Character formation
  2. Worldview (Thinking and decision-making in the light of Christian principles)
  3. Accountability and growth in the spiritual life
  4. Mission and Service

Focusing on the above four emphases, a mature follower of Jesus is one who:

  1. Reflects Christlike character.
  2. Their lives are characterized by love, joy, peace, compassion, faithfulness, humility, self-control, patience, integrity, kindness, and gentleness.

  3. Engages the world from a Christian worldview.
  4. Their values, priorities and. practices reflect kingdom values, such as the stewardship of all of life; gratitude; and the desire to glorify God in all things.

  5. Is committed to accountability and growth in the spiritual life.
    They are engaged in relationships with other Christians that challenge and strengthen them in their relationship with God and the Christian journey and build up the Body of Christ.

  6. Is dedicated to service and ministry in the name of Christ.
    They recognize that disciples are called to meet human need and make disciples locally and globally.

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THE SEVEN CORE VALUES

  1. Visionary Leadership
  2. We value visionary leadership that seeks to discern, understand, communicate and implement God’s will and way so that the church can fulfill its role in God’s eternal plan.
    2 Samuel 5:1-10; 2 Kings 6:17; Hebrews 13:7,17; Proverbs 29:18; Acts 2:14-17; Acts 26:19; Joel 2:28; Revelation 1:9-11; Exodus 3:10; Acts 16:9; Numbers 13:5; Ezekiel 37:1; Matthew 6:33

  3. Mission
  4. We value mission as the expression of the heart of God to extend the Good News across barriers and call all persons to fullness of life in Christ.
    Matthew 28:18-20; John 20:21; John 10:10; 1 Timothy 2:3; Revelation 5:9-10

  5. Preaching/Teaching
  6. We value preaching and teaching that is faithful to God’s revealed truth and delivered in ways that are relevant and life-transforming.
    1 Corinthians 1:17-29; 1 Corinthians 2:18,12-13; Colossians 1:23-29; 1 Thessalonians 2:3-12; 2 Timothy 2:15-16; Hebrews 4:12

  7. Intimacy with God
  8. We value intimacy with God that is nourished in prayer, worship, and attention to the spiritual life.
    Hebrews 13:15; 1 Peter 2:5; Matthew 6:9-12; Ephesians 3:14-20; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Colossians 2:6-7; John 15:1-17

  9. Community in Christ
  10. We value community in Christ as the expression of God’s reconciling work in Christ and His desire to connect all men and women to Himself and one another in Christ.
    John 13:34-35; 1 John 1:1-4; Hebrews 10:19-25; Galatians 6:1-10

  11. Stewardship
  12. We value stewardship as an expression of our gratitude to God for His gifts of life and our partnering with God in the extension and strengthening of his Kingdom.
    Psalm 24:1; Genesis 1:26-31; Colossians 1:19-20; Philippians 2:2-3; Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-36; 11:27-30; Matthew 6:19-21,24, 34; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; 14:12; Ephesians 4:7-16; 1 Corinthians 4:2

  13. Wholistic Gospel
  14. We value a wholistic gospel, that is, the application of Gospel truth to all areas of life in a way that shows God’s comprehensive care for His creation.
    Psalm 24:1; Isaiah 1:13-17; Matthew 5:45; 25:31-46; Luke 4:18-19; Romans 8:18-25; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; James 1:27

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ESSENTIAL BELIEFS

  1. All Scripture (the Holy Bible) is inspired by God.
  2. There is one God, consisting of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is known as the Triune God.
  3. Jesus Christ is the only Son of God. He died on the cross and rose again to redeem humankind from their sins.
  4. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and guide.
  5. Man was created in the image of God.
  6. Salvation is the gift of God and cannot be purchased or earned.
  7. Satan is the author of sin and the declared enemy of God.
  8. There will be a bodily Resurrection of the dead and judgment of all humankind.
  9. The Return of Jesus Christ will be personal and imminent.
  10. Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  11. We observe the Lord’s Supper to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ.
  12. The Church is a spiritual organism made up of all believers.

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STATEMENT OF FAITH

VCBC is committed to the following statement of faith:

Scriptures

  1. We believe the Holy Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God. Scripture is the supreme and final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed.

Trinity

  1. We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfections.

Jesus Christ

  1. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.
  2. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice and that our justification is made sure by His literal physical resurrection from the dead.
  3. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate.

Holy Spirit

  1. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
  2. We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Man

  1. We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God and that man is totally depraved and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

Salvation

  1. We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.
  2. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.

Satan

  1. We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire.

Resurrection

  1. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead and the judgment of all; the wicked shall go away into everlasting punishment and the righteous into everlasting life.

Second Coming

  1. We believe that the personal and imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ is the blessed hope of the church.

Baptism

  1. We believe that the ordinance of baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit by a person authorized by the Church. It shows the believer’s union with the crucified, buried and risen Christ and His death to sin and resurrection to a new life.

Lord’s Supper

  1. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance to commemorate the death of Christ. The elements are symbolic of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus who died upon the cross.

Church

  1. We believe that the church is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons.
  2. We believe that the local church is an autonomous body of baptized believers voluntarily banded together for worship and service of God, recognizing the need for mutual counsel and co-operation with other bodies of like faith.

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CHURCH COVENANT FOR MEMBERS

Click here to read the Church Covenant for members of VCBC.


THE VCBC LOGO

The logo can be seen on the header of this site. It seems simple at first glance, but it also has some deeper meanings.

  1. The first design element.
  2. There are two people—a larger figure formed by the two rectangles on the left and a slightly smaller figure formed by the two on the right. Together, they convey the idea of community that, as Christians, we are not alone in our journey of faith, but that we are together as God’s family. It also shows the dynamic of Christian mentorship and helping each other to grow as they walk side by side.

  3. The second design element.
  4. The four rectangles form a cross in the centre, meaning that Christ is at the centre of everything we are and do. Our community and our teaching are centred on Christ and being Christ-like disciples.

  5. The last design element.
  6. The four rectangles represent the four emphases in the VCBC mission statement: 1) Character formation, 2) Worldview, 3) Accountability and Growth in Spiritual Life, and 4) Mission and Service. These emphases make up the discipleship emphasis to which we are committed at VCBC.

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