The following are the core beliefs of West Village Christian Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Salvation is a free gift of God (Romans 6:23), and it is based on God's love and grace shown in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (John 3:16; Romans 5:6-8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 2:4-9). Our response to this free gift is faith and trust in Christ, and openly confessing that faith (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10), turning away from our former sins so that we can obey God (Acts 17:30; 2:38), baptism to receive forgiveness and the gift of the Holy Spirit, and to begin a new life and become identified with Christ and His body, the church.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.