Discipleship

Our mission at VCC is to live out what we believe the Bible teaches in regards to our discipleship in Christ. No matter where you are at in your walk with Him, together we will seek to live this out as follows:

Gospel-centered church life, discipleship based on the four C’s of Scripture.

 

Confession:

In Matthew 16:15-16 Jesus posed the question to Peter (one of Jesus’ apostles), “who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ (or Messiah). This is also what we confess to be true here at Valley Community Church. We proclaim to the world that Jesus is the Messiah. We also proclaim the Gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ that is taught in the Bible. We believe that the Gospel has four main parts:

Who is God?

God is the creator of all things, including mankind. Man was in a perfect relationship with God. There was no evil, no sin, and no death in the beginning. God saw all that He had made and said that it was good.

Who are we?

Man, desiring to be like God chose to rebel against his creator, breaking the command of God. Since God is a holy God requiring justice, man is necessarily separated from God for all of eternity and condemned to eternal punishment.

What has He done?

But God, knowing from before the foundations of the world that man would sin and that would result in their separation from Him, chose to send His Own Son into the world. The only way for the relationship to be restored was for there to be an atonement. A perfect offering had to be sacrificed. Jesus took the sins of His people upon Himself from Adam down through the end of time, enduring the Father’s just wrath. Thereby, not only redeeming a people for Himself but imparting His righteousness to His people.

What are we to do?

Since Christ defeated sin and death on the cross through His resurrection, His people now have the chance to be restored for all of eternity to an intimate, loving, personal relationship with God again. All that is required of man is repentance and faith. We are called to turn from our evil and idolatrous ways and turn to Jesus, confessing that He is indeed the Lord of our lives.

Commandment:

Jesus says in Matthew 22:37-38, “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all you mind.” We recognize that prior to our salvation that is from Jesus, we couldn’t fulfill this commandment, because He has to give us a new heart to love Him. After Jesus gives us that new heart that loves Him, we then have the ability to fulfill the great commandment.

Community:

Since we have been saved by Christ from our sins and we now have the ability to love God, we then live out our faith in a community of other followers of Jesus. We are a covenant community of believers because we are in the New Covenant, a promise made by God and fulfilled on the cross of Christ. We then seek to encourage one another on in the faith.

Commission:

Jesus says in Matthew 28:19-20 to “go therefore and make disciples of all of the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I command you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” We consider this commission our great privilege, because we get to be a part of God changing lives for all of eternity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Leave a Reply