We believe that God really speaks today and the way He speaks is through the Bible. Therefore, we want to work hard to understand and apply God’s Word and we think this works best in community. No one person is the expert and no one person stands above the other. Together we’re shaped by God working through His Word, by His Holy Spirit, to recreate us in the image of His Son, Jesus.
Grace & Authenticity
The gospel of Jesus is all about grace. It tells us what we’re like: people who fall well short of our own expectations, not to mention God’s. It also tells us that God loves and saves us regardless of who we are. The gospel is God’s unmerited favour in saving us when we couldn’t save ourselves. So in everything we do at Village, we don’t want to pretend we’re anything more than that: people utterly reliant on God’s goodness in Jesus Christ.
Transformed, Sacrificial Lives
We believe that God, by Christ’s Spirit, changes His people. He gives us new hearts and works in our lives so that bit by bit we grow to reflect the person He is making us to be: people who look like Jesus, who live lives of humble, self-sacrificial love.