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Alcohol and the Christian

04.17.20 | Village Distinctives

I mean not your own conscience, but the other man’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks? Whether, then, you eat or drink...

Doctrine of Origin

03.24.20 | Village Distinctives

B.B. Warfield, one of the great thinkers of the Christian world back in the late 19th century and into the early decades of the 20th century, pointed out that the Christian doctrine of creation—the fact that God created the world—is...

Relational Commitments

08.15.19 | Village Distinctives

    These Commitments[1] are designed to help the people who are members of Village Bible Church (VBC) relate to one another in a way that honors God and promotes authentic relationships. These Commitments cover important relational issues, such as...

    VBC Constitution

    08.04.19 | Village Distinctives

    The VBC Constitution contains our core statement of faith (what we believe as a church) and explains how the church is organized and how it is led.   Click on the "Notes" icon above to view this document.

    Church & Politics

    05.15.19 | Village Distinctives

      The active involvement by Christians and local churches in American politics is being advocated by many Christian leaders. This exhortation rarely addresses the question of whether it is best for Christians to become involved in the political...


      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...

      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...

      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...

      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.

      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...

      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 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...


      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...