Our mission is to worship God by helping as many people as possible become fully devoted followers of Jesus.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost.” Luke 19:10; Jesus
It all starts with Jesus. Through the cross of Jesus, God reconciles people to himself and restores us to how we were meant to be. This redemption transforms us from the inside-out and is the basis for all we do.
Redemption always leads to mission when the people of God take the good news of Jesus to those around them. Jesus saved us for a purpose, and our lives are not our own. Mission is and always will be the heart-beat of the church.
We want to form a culture of multiplication. Being a fully devoted follower of Jesus means that your faith will reproduce in the lives of others. When redemption leads to mission and mission drives our community, the outcome will be the multiplication of our faith in the lives of others. We are disciples that always seek to make other disciples. We must be intentional in forming environments that lead to that. From Sunday morning to Village Groups to our personal lives, we must intentionally seek to multiply our faith in the lives of others.
We were never meant to do life alone, and what's more, we have no hope of accomplishing our mission outside of community. The church is more than a social club, it is the hands and feet of Jesus to this world.
What We Believe
STATEMENT OF BASIC BELIEF
The following beliefs represent the core of central orthodox beliefs from a biblical and historical perspective.
the Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5).
the Father is God. The Son is God. The Holy Spirit is God. The Father is neither the Son nor the Holy Spirit. The Son is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son (Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 29:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6).
every person is (Christ excluded), by birth and action a sinner (Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8, Romans 5:12-21; Romans 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3).
the deserved penalty for sin is death, both physical and spiritual (Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23; James 1:14-15).
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human (Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4, John 1:14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3).
Jesus Christ died as a substitute to pay the penalty for sin (John 1:29; John 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 3:18).
Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead (Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34).
Jesus Christ physically ascended into heaven and will one day physically return (John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7).
there will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Those who trust in Jesus Christ alone will be raised to eternal reward. Those who have not trusted in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal punishment (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15).
only by trusting in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone can a person be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy (John 3:18, John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6).
STATEMENT OF BIBLICAL DOCTRINE
While the doctrines expressed in the “Statement of Basic Belief” are those that are recognized to be universal and primary within the Church, there are a number of secondary beliefs about which the leadership of Village Church at Midlothian is passionate.
These beliefs are expressed and clarified in our expanded Statement of Biblical Doctrine.
Additional teaching on the beliefs of Village Church are found in the 12-Week series, Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe.
Village Church is a confessional church in the historic Baptist tradition and affirms The Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689.