Discovering VGBC

August – September 2018

In this sermon series, called Discovering VGBC, we talk about our salvation, our statements, our story, and our structure.  We go through this material in our new members class with people who are interested in joining or with people who want to learn more about who we are, what we believe, and ministries we offer.  Since we recently updated the class and the content, we thought it would be helpful for our whole church to go through Discovering VGBC in a sermon series.
 
 

Sep 2, 2018
Our Structure
In this final sermon of the series, we talk about our church’s structure or polity.  We talk about how the nature of the church should determine the structure, since we are a family and not merely another organization.  We talk about the two biblical offices of pastor and deacon.  And we talk about the role of the congregation.
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  • Sep 2, 2018Our Structure
    Sep 2, 2018
    Our Structure
    In this final sermon of the series, we talk about our church’s structure or polity.  We talk about how the nature of the church should determine the structure, since we are a family and not merely another organization.  We talk about the two biblical offices of pastor and deacon.  And we talk about the role of the congregation.
  • Aug 26, 2018Our Story
    Aug 26, 2018
    Our Story
    Matthew 16:13-21
    In this sermon, we talk about our story which requires us to look at our history.  We discover several key points in church history beginning with Peter’s confession and we talk about which Christian groups we identify with and why we would distinguish ourselves from other groups.  We learn we are Orthodox, Protestant, Baptist, Southern Baptist, and Evangelical.  We also talk about our unique history at VGBC.
  • Aug 20, 2018Serve and Impact
    Aug 20, 2018
    Serve and Impact
    Acts 2:42-47
    In this sermon we continue to look at our mission statement, and we focus on what it means to grow as disciples who serve and impact.  We talk about ways you can serve at VGBC and we discover the ultimate motivation for not burning out in serving.  We also discover ways you can impact at VGBC, and we explain our new emphasis on practicing biblical hospitality in order to make an impact for Christ.
     
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  • Aug 12, 2018Worship and Connect
    Aug 12, 2018
    Worship and Connect
    Acts 2:42-47
    The second section of Discovering VGBC is “Our Statements.”  Since we have covered our doctrinal statement in the sermon series called We Believe, we focus on our mission statement in this series.  Our mission is to make disciples who worship, connect, serve, and impact.  In this sermon, we discover what it means to grow as disciples who worship and connect at VGBC.
  • Aug 5, 2018Our Salvation
    Aug 5, 2018
    Our Salvation
    We begin this sermon series by talking about our salvation because our salvation is central and foundational to everything else we believe and practice.  We go through select passages in Romans and summarize the gospel using the paradigm GOD, MAN, CHRIST, RESPONSE.  After explaining the gospel, we talk about implications of the gospel such as regenerate church membership and salvation symbols (baptism and the Lord’s Supper).