Who We Are
Below are summaries of the basic beliefs cherished by our church. For a more detailed statement of our beliefs, view The Baptist Faith and Message at: http://www.sbc.net/bfm/bfm2000.asp
God: We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus: We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and
wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind,
was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.
Christ's Return: We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.
Holy Spirit: We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of
their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer.
Bible: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error,
the sole authority for life and faith.
Man: We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through
the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.
Salvation: We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance
toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Assurance: We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eternity: We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and
those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.
Baptism: We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the
command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
Church: We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
Prayer: We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Government: We believe the church and state are to operate separately and independently
of one another; however, we do not believe in separation of God and government. Christians
are salt and light in society.
VILLAGE CHURCH MEMPHIS is a Southern Baptist Church devoted to developing a holy consciousness.
We believe that worship is something that can be expressed in everything we do, whether that be nourishing
our bodies with food, chatting with friends, playing music, or enjoying nature. Our philosophy is deeply rooted
in the Holy Scriptures, life’s only guidebook. Whatever your age, gender or race, there is a special place for
you at our Church. We offer members a chance to become part of something greater, to grow their love
for God and for one another in our beautiful community. Get in touch today or swing by for a visit.