Our Vision: “to make disciples who go, grow, and overcome"
– Matt 28:18-20
Jesus’ first command to his disciples before ascending into Heaven was simple: “Go make disciples of all the nations...”. At the Village Church we take this command seriously. A going church is a growing church. A staying church is a dying church. Every ministry in our church is continually seeking to wisely, lovingly, and effectively bring the soul-saving gospel of Jesus to our friends, family, neighbors, city, and world. This is our mission because it is Jesus’ mission. We use three verbs to talk about “going” at the Village Church.
Jesus’ next command is to baptize and train new believers to obey Him. Jesus says, “baptize them” and “teach them to obey all that I have commanded you.” Growing is all about what we do to enhance our relationship with God. We talk about growth in two ways at the Village Church.
When we, as a follower of Jesus, want to follow His mission to go and grow, we are faced with powerful resistance from the world, our flesh, and the devil. These three forces seek to prevent our going and our growing.
Jesus helps us combat those foes through His empowering presence. He said, “I am with you wherever you go...”. This is the most frequently stated promise by God to His people in Scripture. With God inside of us, we have His power to overcome the world, to control our fleshly desires, and to resist the devil.