We believe that God really speaks today and the way He speaks is through the Bible. So we work hard to understand and apply it. And we think this works best in community. No one person is the expert, and no one person stands above another. We’re shaped by God working through His Word, by His Spirit.
Grace & Authenticity
The Gospel is all about Grace. It tells us what we’re like – people who fall well short of our own expectations, let alone of God’s – and it tells us that God loves & saves us regardless. The Gospel is God’s unmerited favour in saving us when we couldn’t save ourselves. So in everything we do at VC, we want to not pretend we’re anything other than “sinners”, but point people to the place where our confidence lies – God’s goodness in Jesus.
Transformed, Sacrificial Lives
We think that God, by His Spirit, changes His people. He gives them new hearts and works in their lives so that they – bit by bit – grow to reflect the person He is making them to be – people who look like Jesus, with lives of humble, self-sacrificial love.