The Mission of The Village Church is to Declare the truth about Jesus, Train one another to Jesus, Serve people like Jesus and Plant churches where people need Jesus.
To THINK Like Jesus
If we’re going to train to Jesus, we must first learn to THINK more like Jesus (Rom.12:2; 1 Cor.2:16; 1 Pet.1:13). In light of that, Cross-Training offers a robust engagement of Systematic Theology, from Creation to Consummation. Cross-Trainers will engage selected sections of trusted Systematic Theology, as well as ten other articles from likeminded classic and contemporary theologians. Engagement will include personal reading and reflection questions, written response, monthly teaching and dialogue from pastoral staff and cohort participation.
To BE Like Jesus
If we’re going to train to Jesus, we must also learn to BE more like Jesus. Thinking like Jesus should always lead us to be more like Jesus (Rom.8:28; Phil.1:6; Phil.3:10). Because of that, Cross-Training also offers a robust engagement of Spiritual Formation and Intentional Character Development. Cross-Trainers will engage selected spiritual disciplines guided by trusted authors. Engagement will include employing ten selected classic and contemporary spiritual disciplines, including monthly practicum exercises, written response, monthly teaching, dialogue and coaching from pastoral staff, and cohort participation.
To LIVE Like Jesus
If we’re going to train to Jesus, we must also learn to live more like Jesus. Thinking and becoming like Jesus should always lead us to live more like Jesus (1 Jn.1:5-6; Jn.13:15; Rom.8:11). In light of that, Cross-Training lastly offers a robust engagement of practical theology, working out what we know in our heads and hearts through our hands. Cross-Trainers will engage practical theology in their personal lives, the life of the church and the life of the community at large.
Jesus said, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Mk.8:34). Cross-Training at The Village is ultimately about training toward the cross, taking up our cross, and clinging to the cross and what it reveals to us about the Person and Work of Jesus.