values we live by

Values of Village Green Baptist Church
 
We as members of Village Green Baptist Church are committed to faith in Jesus Christ as expressed in the Bible and desire to glorify God through the following values.
 
1. Personal and Corporate Prayer.
We humbly acknowledge our total dependence on God and give Him thanks.
 
1 Thess 5:16-18; 1 Tim 2:1-3; Matt 6:7-13; Col 4:2; Phil 4:6-7; Mark 11:24-25; Prov 15:29; 2 Chron 7:14; James 5:13-16
 
 
2. Personal and Corporate Worship.
We recognize Christ's eminence and sacrifice and offer praise and glory to Him.
 
John 4:24; Heb 12:28-29; 1 Chron 16:29; Ps 95:6-7; Ps 100; Ps 86:12-13; Deut 13:4; Ps 33:8
 
 
3. Personal Bible Study and the Preaching of God's Word.
We acknowledge the Scriptures as God's revelation of himself to us; therefore we trust its authority in what we believe and do.
 
2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Tim 2:15; 1 Peter 1:20-21; Ps 25:4-5; Ps 119:9-16; 1 Tim 4:13; Mark 16:15-16; 2 Tim 4:2-5; Rom 10:14-15; 1 John 1:1-3
 
 
4. Equipping Believers.
We call on believers to be trained and ready to serve in ministry.
 
Eph 4:11-16; Deut 11:18-21; Prov 9:9; Titus 2:1-8; Eph 6:10-18; Col 3:16
 
 
5. Encouraging Community.
We support fellow believers in small group settings, share our lives with them and hold one another accountable through restorative love.
 
John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 1:22-23; 1 John 4:11-12; Matt 18:19-20; Col 3:12-14; Rom 12:10; 2 Tim 2:24-26
 
 
6. Personal Integrity.
We strive to live godly, self-controlled and balanced lives.
 
1 Peter 1:13-16; 2 Tim 1:6-7; 1 Thess 4:3-12; Phil 1:9-11; Phil 4:8-9; 1 Chron 29:17a; Prov 10:9; Prov 11:3; 1 Thess 5:4-11
 
7. Personal Responsibility.
We invest our time, money and resources in God's work and are committed to obeying His call.
 
Matt 6:33; Titus 3:14; 2 Cor 9:6-7; 1 Cor 15:58; Acts 20:35b; Luke 6:38; 1 Tim 6:17-19; Mal 3:10; Prov 3:9-10; James 2:26
 
 
8. Personal Witness.
We share the faith and hope that lies within us, and together, take the gospel to the ends of the world.
 
Matt 28:18-20; 1 Peter 3:15-16; Acts 20:21; Rom 10:6-13; Philem 4-6; Ps 71:14-18; Ps 96:1-3; Isa 52:7
 
 
9. Appreciation of Distinctives.
We value the distinctives that different cultures, ethnicities and giftings bring to ministry.
 
Rom 2:11; Acts 10:34-35; 1 Cor 9:19-24; 1 Cor 12:4-6; Rom 12:4-8; Gal 3:8-9; Gal 3:26-29; 1 Peter 2:16-17; James 3:17
 
 
10. Social Responsibility
We strive to show compassion for those around us who are hurting.
 
Matt 25:34-40; Rom 12:13; Isa 58:6-9; Heb 13:16; 1 John 3:16-18; Prov 11:25; Prov 22:9; Gal 5:13-14; Matt 5:7