Our Vision and Beliefs

Our Vision and Beliefs

Our Vision

Here at The Village Church Formby we have a simply vision, to be a Growing Authentic Family.

 

Growing:

We want our church to be growing wider as we reach more people with the gospel, and deeper as we understand how the same gospel impacts our own lives. 

 

Authentic:

We want our church to be a place where it's OK to not be OK, where we don't wear masks, because being authentic means we are all works in progress.

 

Family:

We want our church to be a place where you are accepted and loved. We are God's family, a true family as it was always intended to be.

Our Mission

The Village Church Formby exists to love God and Formby by making disciples. (Mt. 22:37-39 & Mt. 28:19-20).

Our Method

At The Village Church Formby, we believe growth occurs when you are committed to COME, CONNECT, and CONTRIBUTE to the life of the church. 

We are committed to build you up in God's Word and fellowship as you come on a Sunday.

 

Join us for a worship service as we dig deeply into God’s Word. In each service, you’ll find that we pray, read, sing, and preach the Word. Check out our service times >>

We are committed to help you develop in Christlike maturity as you connect in a Small Group.

 

Find life in Jesus Christ and share that life together through a Small Group. Find out more about Small Groups >>

We are committed to equip you to serve effectively as you contribute to a team.

 

Come grow by bearing fruit for Christ through praying, giving, serving, and inviting. Discover a way to serve >>

Our Motives

No two churches are the same. Each one has its own personality and indentity. Our motives are what makes The Village Church Formby unique. 

 

Christ before Christianity:

Because following a person is different than fitting into an institution.

 

We before Me:

Because we're all in this together.

 

Mission before Tradition:

Because God sent us to proclaim the gospel, not get comfortable.

 

People before Programs:

Because the church is people with gifts, not programs in buildings.

 

Christ before Christianity:

At the Village Church we believe that who you are in Christ is more important than anything you do for Christ. It is often too easy to do things out of obligation, habit, fear or guilt. Yet we should be motivated by our relationship with Jesus Christ. Everything we do is driven by that relationship. 

 

We before Me:

We regularly see in the Bible that our spirituality and conduct is described corporately within the church. We are described as part of a body and members of a family. God gives individuals gifts so that they can serve the rest of the church. Because of this, church is a team sport. We work together and serve each other. 

 

Mission before Tradition:

We are all creatures of habit, by nature many of us would rather do things the way they have always been done. However, in an ever changing culture it is important for us to remember that it is the message not the means that is most important. The Village Church Formby has a rich heritage and values the past, but our Mission of Making Disciples always drives us forward. 

 

People before Programs:

We know that a church is not the list of events it facilitates, but rather the men, women, and children that make up this family. Each person who calls this church their home is unique and special. By taking into account a persons gifts, passions, abilities, personality and experiences we aim to guide people toward their ministry "sweet spot", where people can be most effective and be energised doing it. To learn more see our S.H.A.P.E. course.

Our Measures

The life of a follower of Jesus is all about relationships. In all we do at The Village Church Formby we aim to facilitate growth in each of the three key relationships of a Christian. If you call The Village Church Formby your home our deepest desire is that you would have:

 

 - A growing relationship with God that is personal and daily.

 

 - A growing relationship with One Another that is connected and caring.

 

 - A growing relationship with The World that engages both neighbours and nations.