Conservative in Doctrine
The Word of God is divinely inspired and is our source of doctrine and instruction in righteousness. We teach the Holy Scriptures as the authority for discerning truth. There is no other source for establishing doctrine in the church and in the life of the believer. We teach all students to place this same emphasis on God’s Word. This is the means of securing the foundation of our faith. (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; Galatians 1:6-9).
Charismatic in Practice
We teach that all gifts of the Spirit are needed in the church today as they were in the 1st Century church. Each believer has been given spiritual gifts by the Lord to build up the body of Christ and to reach out and minister to a lost world. We seek to encourage and activate the gifts within our students (1 Corinthians 12-14; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:11-16).
Loving in Fellowship
We teach that the greatest commandment and the proof of our discipleship is the love we have for each other. All Christians are to keep the unity of the Spirit and grow into the unity of the faith. As Christians, we are to walk in the light and have fellowship with one another. We encourage and expect this fellowship among the students of VCBC&S (Mark 12:30-31; Ephesians 4:1-6; 1 John 1:7).
Evangelistic in Emphasis
Every student is required to be born again. We take Jesus’ last command to go and make disciples of all nations very serious. We teach and train all our students to be a faithful witness of Jesus Christ. It is our heart to see every student evangelize their sphere of influence and beyond even to the nations. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-20; Acts 1:8).
Bold in Faith
We train students to be bold in faith, to do the impossible, to believe in the promises of God, to expect miracles and to do miracles in the name of Jesus. We serve a God who can do the impossible. Those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits (Daniel 11:32; Luke 1:37; 18:27).