We believe in a personal God who has revealed Himself as One. God exists in three persons–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–each distinct, yet all of One essence.
We believe that the death of Jesus Christ was the final and complete sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Salvation is obtained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. All who repent of their sins and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born again into eternal life as children of God.
We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishing of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, and the final judgment. We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in water baptism by immersion in the name of the Eternal Godhead as a fulfillment of the command of Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:37-39; 19:1-6).
We believe that those who have placed their faith in Christ are knit together in one Body, the Church, a distinctive community of faith expressed in local clusters, engaging culture on every front with God’s hope and love …a Church for which Christ will personally return.
It’s a community of believers who support each other and believe the best about each other. We believe the local church is the hope of the world to amplify His fame, strengthen the lives of people and repair communities so that all people can know the healing power and grace of the Savior.
The Uniqueness of Christ
We believe Jesus Christ to be the virgin-born Son of God who lived in flesh, died for the sins of the world, was buried, rose again, and ascended to the Father as according to the Scriptures.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who regenerates and indwells every believer in Jesus, assures us of our salvation, guides us into all truth, glorifies Jesus and convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us to serve.
More than outward forms Biblically informed worship must encompass our entire existence, whereby in all circumstances our words and actions bring glory to God. All things exist for the glory of God.
We believe in the accuracy, truth, authority, and power of the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God.
A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross (Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).
Our core values are who we are.
They are not just what we do, they are part of our DNA.
JESUS IS CENTRAL
The purpose of VIVE is to share the hope of Jesus. Jesus is our message and central in everything we do. We are a Jesus church, not a religious church. Methods will come and go, yet our central message will remain the same... That Jesus is for everyone.
PEOPLE ARE OUR HEART
We make no apologies for loving all people and desire a trail of kindness to follow us everywhere we go. We also believe that your connection determines your direction, therefore we are serious about connecting with others in our city.
GENEROSITY IS OUR PRIVILEGE
Generosity is our privilege because Jesus was first generous towards us. So we leave minimums in the dust. We see generosity as a privilege. We’re generous with our time, talents, and treasure. We go first in our giving. God has given richly towards us, and it’s our honor to give back to Him.
DISCIPLESHIP IS OUR PASSION
Being a disciple who makes others disciples is the one thing Jesus called us to do. This is what drives us. We want to multiply true disciples of Jesus in every area so they can go do the same in every area of our city.
HUMILITY AND HONOR IS OUR SPIRIT
We are vocal with our honor, meaning we are not stingy with our words. We choose joyfully to submit to those God has placed over us and we honor and care for those God has placed above us, beside us, and under us.
LOVE IS OUR MOTIVATION
Everything we do, we do it with a passionate love for God and others. Our motivation is rooted and grounded in the love of Jesus and His love to reach the planet. Love drives us. Love for Jesus, love for all people and love for His church.