The church family in VCL is one that I have always dreamed of having. She is such a restful, healing, and loving place… I did not dare believe such a community existed, but now I do!
God has made our church our home. One thing we hear a lot from our guests is, “I felt like I had come home.” All our deepest values are anchored in being the home God wants his people to be. Perhaps our smaller size (around 200 on a Sunday) helps. Maybe our wooded property and warm cedar interior has something to do with it. But mostly it is the way we see each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. We learn newcomers’ names as soon as we can. A large majority of our people are in small groups together. We like the mix God has given us of all ages and different ethnic backgrounds. We love having students from nearby Trinity International University, and we invest in being a mentoring church.
We are an evangelical church, which means that we believe God gives us new and everlasting life through our personal faith in Jesus Christ, and that the Bible is God’s unerring Word.