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VCU Mission

Our Mission Statement

To Lead People Into A Growing Relationship With Jesus Christ By Focusing On Four Things; Bible Study, Fellowship, Service To Each Other And Missions.

Bible. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God. (II Tim. 3:16, II Peter 1:21)

God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:21,22; John 14:16,26: I John 5:7)

Jesus. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the conception of His body by the Holy Spirit and His birth by the virgin Mary, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matt. 1:20-23; II Cor. 5:21; Matt. 11:15; I pet. 3:18; Luke 24:36-40; Acts 1:9-11).

Salvation. We believe that salvation is wholly of grace, but conditioned solely on the repentance toward God and acceptance of Christ by faith. (Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5). When the sinner has met these requirements, God justifies and regenerates them. Justification is a judicial act absolving from punishment and restoring divine favor. (Rom. 5:1-9: Acts 13:39). Regeneration is the impartation of divine life effecting a change in the believer’s nature. By the operation of the Holy Spirit through the Word he is given a disposition to obey God. (II Cor. 5:17; I Pet. 1:we.) This experience is witnessed to by the Holy Spirit. (Rom i:16).

Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37–40; 10:27–30; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; 1 Corinthians 1:4–8; 1 Peter 1:5). We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh (Romans 13:13, 14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11–15).

The Holy Spirit. We believe in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, that He personally dwells within and guides those who are true believers, and empowers them for service, giving unto them various gifts and producing within their lives the fruits of Christian Character. (II Jn. 2:27, Rom. 8:9, 11, 16, 26; John 14:26; 16:13; Acts 1:5, 8; I Cor. 12:4, 13; Gal. 5:22, 23.)

Man. We believe that man was created by God and not by any accidental or spontaneous or self-propagated occur­rence, action, method, or process; that he was created in the image and likeness of God, possessing personality and holi­ness, and that he is a free moral agent possessing the power of choice, and that the purpose of his creation was to glorify God (Gen. 1:27,28; Col. 3:10; Eph. 1:5,6).

We believe the Biblical teaching about the fall of man (Gen. 1:16,17) and that because of his fall, death passed upon all men and sin entered into the world (Rom. 5:12,13); therefore condemnation rests upon each person who has reached the age and development with which comes accounta­bility before God, and he is forever lost, except he be born again (Rom. 3:23; 6:23; John 3:3,5,16,36).

Baptism. We believe in water Baptism, (Matt. 28:19) and that it is to be administered to believers only. (Mark 16:15, 16; Acts 8:12).

The Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance instituted by Christ for observation by his followers until He returns. It consists in partaking of the consecrated emblems of bread and wine, and symbolizes the death and suffering of Christ for the remission of our sins and our continual dependence upon Him for our sustenance, The Lord’s table should be open to all believers who are in right relationship with God, regardless of denomina­tion. (Matt. 26:26-30; Luke 22:19; I Cor. 10:16; I Cor. 11:23,26).

Marriage. We believe that marriage was ordained by God at creation as the sacred union of one man and one woman. All sexual relations must therefore be reserved for that union. Marriage is a representation of Christ’s relationship to His church. We also believe that children are a blessing from the Lord. Thus all human life is sacred and worthy of protection from the moment of conception. Genesis 1:26-28; 2:24; Psalm 127 & 128; 139:13-16; Matthew 19:1-10; I Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 5:22-33; Hebrew 13:4.

We believe that because marriage is a sacred institution ordained of God in the time of man’s innocence and that it is the mutual union of one man and one women and morally binding so long as both shall live, (and that therefore) it should not be dissolved by a decree of a civil tribunal, except on evidence that one party is guilty of adultery.(Matt. 5:31,32; Matt.19:4-9).

Giving. We believe that the Scriptural teaching concerning the financing of the Lord’s work is through tithes and offerings of God’s people. (Mal. 3:10; Mat. 23:23; 1 Cor. 16:2.)

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