Our Vision Statement
At VFC, our vision is building faith, restoring family and enjoying friends.
- Building Faith: Our faith is grown over time as we are exposed to the presence of God (2 Corinthians 3:18) and as we immerse ourselves in His word (Romans 10:17). At VFC we want to learn to grow together – all of us working together to build our own faith and help our church family build theirs.
- Restoring Family: God works through families (Acts 16:31). Even His original Old Testament plan of salvation was built on the family of Abraham. At VFC, we believe God wants to restore your family and we’ve seen many families on the brink of divorce and destruction be brought back to life by the power of God. Let us believe with you for your family!
- Enjoying Friends: Life was not meant to be lived alone. VFC firmly believes that it’s important to be a part of an authentic community where people are real and life is shared together (Romans 12:9-10). While we want to grow into spiritual maturity, its also important to have fun and enjoy each other!
Our Action Plan
VFC has an action plan to see our vision fulfilled: Prayer, Care and Share. We believe that the whole body of Christ does the work of the ministry, not just church staff. We want each and every believer to be involved in at least one area of ministry, whether it be in prayer, in caring for others or in sharing the gospel of Jesus. When the body of Christ begins to minister in these three ways, we will see the Kingdom of God manifest on Earth.
What We Believe
VFC does not want to get overly-complicated in our statements of belief. Denominational differences have caused much division throughout church history and usually its over rather insignificant issues. If someone professes Jesus as the Son of God and the only way to salvation, we consider them a member of Christ’s family and a brother or sister of ours (Mark 9:38-40).
With that said, here are the core tenets of what we believe:
- Salvation is acquired by grace through faith in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s son. Christians don’t do good works in order to get saved; we do good works because we have been saved.
- We recognize the existence of one God expressed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We recognize and embrace the Holy Bible as God’s inspired Word. It was given for us to study so we can better understand God and receive instruction on how to live in His ways.
- We recognize salvation as an event in a person’s life that must be received by repenting from sin and personally receiving Jesus Christ as Savior. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian; knowing Jesus and following Him does. Water baptism is an outward sign of an inward change and follows salvation.
- We believe the power given to the church as written in the book of Acts is still available today and we embrace the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as a work of grace to provide power in the life of the believer.
- We believe all the gifts and ministries written of in the New Testament are still available and to be desired by the church today. You have a calling on your life and have been given spiritual gifts to help you fulfill that call. God wants you to learn how to use them.
- We believe God’s salvation for humanity includes healing. On the cross, Jesus not only purchased our home in heaven but He paid for spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing while we’re still here on earth. We actively lay hands on the sick and pray for healing.
- We believe in the personal return to this earth of the Lord Jesus Christ to gather His bride and take her to live with Him forever.
The pastors at VFC believe that, according to the word of God, marriage is between one man and one woman. This is stated in Genesis 2:24, confirmed by Jesus in Mathew 19:4-5 and upheld by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:31. For this reason, we do not officiate or use our facilities for any marriage ceremony that does not meet this Biblical standard.
Since Christ died for all, everyone is welcomed to attend worship services at VFC regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, religion, or sexual orientation. You matter and you are loved! All guests of our services are expected to conduct themselves in a Christ-honoring manner.