What We Believe

What We Believe

At VFC, we want people to belong, believe and become.

We are called to belong to a family. No matter where you’ve come from, you belong. Jesus declared everyone worthy of His blood so we go ahead and treat others as He treats them.
We are called to believe according to the Word. We are called to be disciples, not just converts.
We are called to become the hands, feet and mouth of Jesus. We want to put our faith into action.

We want to be centered on the cross.

The cross has two lines: vertical (up and down) & horizontal (left and right). The vertical represents our relationship with God. The horizontal represents the our relationship with others. As we grow up, grow deep, reach in and reach out, we will reach the heart of Jesus found at the center of the cross.

We want to be a place where people of all denominational backgrounds and church history can to learn about and walk in the spirit-filled lifestyle.

You’ll find our church family comes from all sorts of various religious backgrounds. But we son’t rally around our differences – we rally around our mutual love for Jesus. Unchurched, de-churched, or super-churched – we are the perfect church for imperfect people!

We want to introduce people to Jesus a casual and non-religious atmosphere.

We don’t try to be something we’re not at VFC. We embrace authenticity above presentation.  Come as you are – that’s how He wants you!

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.

Marriage Statement 
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.

Attendance Statement 
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.