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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

September Financial Update '09

09.01.09 | Stewardship

    Jesus plainly taught that we should “Lay up your treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt and where thieves do not break in to steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:20-21).

    Multi-Site Ministry Trial

    04.02.09 | Elder Update

      God seems to be placing before us an opportunity to strengthen a neighboring church in a unique way. After much prayer and dialog, the elders and members of VBC have agreed to to enter into a trial 'adoption' of Grace Bible Church of Aurora...

      April Stewardsip Focus

      04.01.09 | Stewardship

        Many people see material possessions as a means for acquiring personal happiness and contentment. Like the rich fool of Luke 12, they hoard their possessions in hopes of gaining security or "the easy life." The New Testament's teaching...

        Screwtape Letters - On Stage

        09.26.08 | Media

          Join us on Thursday evening, October 16, as we attend a performance of C.S. Lewis' brilliant novel, Screwtape Letters. In this story, Lewis explores the theme of spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view. Beloved by both audiences and...

          Media Warning: The Shack

          09.25.08 | Media

            Decline the invitation to meet with God in The Shack. It is not worth reading for the story and certainly not worth reading for the theology.

            Media Warning: A New Earth, An Old Deception

            06.18.08 | Media

              On March 3, 2008, Oprah Winfrey hosted a unique online class in cyberspace that reached 500,000 people in more than 139 countries. The interactive webcast, which featured spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle and his mega-bestseller A New Earth...

              Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian

              05.14.08 | Movies

                It is also a place that's filled with more life lessons than you may remember, though. Between battles, brief as those interludes are, there emerge some pretty compelling allegories, both spiritual and cultural. At the fore is the assertion that...

                Media Warning: Grand Theft Auto

                05.07.08 | Media

                  The Associated Press reports that "Grand Theft Auto IV" sold more than 6 million units in its first week. With sales like that, it’s certainly the big ticket. If you have kids and if you allow them to play video games, chances are...

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