The Village exists to transform our communities into attending, connecting, and serving followers of Jesus.
At The Village, we aim to reflect Baltimore’s beauty as we cultivate a multicultural community that’s richly diverse in ethnicity, class, income, and education.
We want to see God made famous in Baltimore as these diverse people experience Gospel transformation – equipping them to be sent out on mission as leaders to their respective communities. It’s a stunning, messy and beautiful picture of God’s kingdom.
Our Family Values
What does a fully functional lifestyle disciple of Jesus look like in the context of The Village community?
At The Village, a growing disciple would display the following values…
Christ follower: Our call is to follow Christ as we’re reconciled into a relationship with God through new birth by trust in the Gospel and consequently growing in our love for God and for others.
Biblical truth seeker: For the Christian, truth is ultimately found in the person of Jesus Christ. We eagerly engage with the Scriptures as God’s revelation of the truth found in Jesus and the words of life.
Pursuing holiness: We desire to become more like God as our lives are a spiritual act of worship to Him. So in all we do – whether we eat, drink, speak, think and work – we do in worship to the glory of God.
Prayerful: As we come to know God, we recognize prayer as not merely something we do but it’s a lifestyle of walking intimately with God in heartfelt connection.
A heart of service: Jesus demonstrated a humble servant’s heart by washing His disciples’ feet, so we also want to serve our neighbors in humility.
Evangelistic: We grow as disciples through love for God and love for others by equipping and empowering them to know and experience the God we love.
Love in action: The Gospel changes our attitudes towards our neighbors, city, and world. As our hearts are transformed, our hands and feet demonstrate this love practically to those around us.
What We Believe
We seek to grow in our understanding of who we believe God has revealed Himself to be. Our doctrine is the expressed beliefs our community accepts as authoritative to determine our practice.
The Bible: The Old and New Testament Scriptures are God’s verbally inspired and breathed word, the final authority for life, inerrant in their original writings, and infallible.
The Trinity: There’s one God existing eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being and nature and co-equal in power and glory.
Humankind: We believe humanity was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God, and that man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
Salvation: We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins.
Jesus: Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary with the mission to reveal God and rescue humankind. Jesus accomplished our rescue through His death on the cross as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit dwells within God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment and that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them until the day of redemption. He’s the one who comforts us in our pain, the one who counsels us in our trials, and the one who guides us to live in all truth. He produces fruit in us that doesn’t earn our salvation, but rather that is evidence that our salvation has and is taking place.
The Church: The universal church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all redeemed persons. The establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. God is sovereign in giving spiritual gifts to those in the church for the building up of the body. It’s the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him. We believe in the autonomy of the local church, free of any external authority and control. We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church.
Christ’s Return: Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
Come as you are and join us on the journey – we gather weekly as a larger community to worship God on Sunday mornings at 10am.
Our Village Kids program for children (aged 0-12 years) runs during our 10am Worship Gathering. Make sure you check the easel inside our front door each week for the details.
From time to time we mix it up – incorporating children into the corporate singing or providing some children’s teaching during the main worship gathering.
We aim to provide a safe and fun environment for your children as they learn about Jesus in a fresh and inspiring way.
Our Village Kids program for children (aged 0-12 years) runs during our Worship Gathering.
Please contact Van-Kim if you have any questions.
Community groups are smaller communities gathering throughout the week that emphasize building relationships through a fun and engaging atmosphere of sharing, prayer and Bible study – all for the purpose of growing as followers of Jesus.
For more information contact email@example.com.
As The Village grows, community groups allow us to make church smaller with folks meeting during the week to help one another grow as followers of Jesus.
New groups will be launching in September so get connected to walk with The Village community.
Meet The Village
Meet The Village is a 45 minute introduction of The Village held over a meal. We highly encourage those who are new to the church or are considering Partnership to participate. As we schedule by people’s availability, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village Partnership is an invitation to service and leadership at The Village. If you’re interested in learning how to become a Village Partner, let us know by emailing email@example.com.
If you ever need to miss a worship gathering, there’s no need for you to miss out altogether. We provide audio recordings for you here – also useful in case you want to listen again to a particularly helpful message or you want a glimpse into our community’s teachings before you visit for the first time.