Our Vision & Values

Our Vision

Village Church seeks to be a church in, of, and for our East Atlanta neighborhoods so that people may come to know and celebrate Jesus Christ as the only hope for the brokenness in us and around us.

Our Values

  • The Gospel - We believe that the gospel alone is the power of God for salvation and that the story of redemption recorded in the Christian Scriptures truly is good news for all who are broken and in need of healing.
  • Community - We will seek to be who we are, God’s people—a community that seeks to live together in loving obedience to the Lord, loving our God and neighbor.
  • Neighborhood - We will seek to love and serve a geographical location in order to better steward our gifts and resources and counteract the cultural gravity of self-centeredness, classism, racism, and consumerism.
  • Justice - We will seek to work as God’s co-laborers for the restoration and renewal of everything that has been broken and twisted in our world and community. This includes broken relationships, fragmented identities, systematic oppression and on and on.
  • Imitation of Christ - Jesus lived the life we cannot live, but also commanded us to follow his example of servanthood, obedience, self-sacrifice, and love by the power of the Spirit as a means of proclaiming the gospel (John 13:15; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 Cor 11:1).

Our Confession

We consider ourselves a "confessing" church, which means we join ours with the voices of Christians who, throughout the centuries, have confessed their faith in the death & resurrection of Jesus Christ as our only hope in life and in death. Specifically we subscribe to the ancient creeds of the early church such as the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed. As a part of the Presbyterian Church in America we also subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
    the Maker of heaven and earth,
    and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:

Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
    born of the virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, dead, and buried;

He descended into hell.

The third day He arose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,
    and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
    from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost;
    the holy catholic church;
    the communion of saints;
    the forgiveness of sins;
    the resurrection of the body;
    and the life everlasting.

Amen.

The Nicene Creed

   We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, 
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with
the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our
salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy
Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our
sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and
was buried. 

    On the third day he rose again in accordance with the
Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right
hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living
and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who
proceeds from the Father and the Son and with the Father and the
Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through
the Prophets.

    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We
acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for
the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

    Amen