Our Vision: "To present all people complete in Christ." – Colossians 1:28
God’s desire for each person is that they would become “complete,” or mature, in Jesus Christ. The Greek work for complete is teleion. This word refers to something that is not lacking in anything, but is finished. When applied to believers in Jesus Christ, it is referring to someone who reflects the person and work of Jesus Christ in all they are and do. It can be translated as “complete, mature, or perfect.” This side of eternity we will never be fully complete, but God’s desire is that each person would be moving toward completion throughout their lives.
This completion can only happen “in Christ.” This means that apart from trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation from sins and developing a genuine and eternal relationship with God, no one can be complete in any measure. In fact, the Bible teaches that if we have not trusted in Christ, we are wholly incomplete. Without God we lack purpose, mission, wholeness, peace with God, and the power to change.
Our desire at the Village Church is to see “all people” complete in Christ: children, students, singles, married, seniors, the sick, healthy, all races, and anyone that God would bring into our path. Jesus came to die for the sins of the whole world, of every tribe, tongue, and nation!
We will not experience full completion until we are given new bodies on the New Earth. Then we will be without sin, perfect, glorified, and in the presence of our infinitely powerful, righteous and beautiful God! Everything will be as it was meant to be: complete!
Until then it is our desire to pursue completion in BIblical community. Membership is mutual commitment to this pursuit in the way Christ intended: as a local church.
Completion for the Unbeliever
It is our conviction that God has instituted the local church and each member of it to bring the Gospel (“good news” in Greek) of Jesus Christ to everyone in our lives. God’s desire is for the salvation of the lost through a saving knowledge and deep love for God in Jesus Christ. Paul says in Romans 1:16 and 10:14-18 that this salvation comes only through the preaching of the Gospel which is God’s chosen power to save the lost. The first step of pursuing completion in Christ is salvation in Christ alone through the Gospel.
The Village Church is an evangelistic church. Without a firm commitment to the corporate and personal preaching of the Gospel, Jesus’ vision for the church can never be realized.