Our Beliefs

CORE VALUES

At Vox Church, three core behavioral values shape the way we make decisions and practice our faith. These values inform and direct our church. We practice them when it's popular and when it's out of fashion. We filter everything through these core values.


JESUS AT THE CENTER

We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important truth in life. Jesus lived a perfect life, died a substitutionary death, and rose from the dead. This one truth changes every other part of life.

“I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.” 1 Cor 15:3-4

The good news of Christ creates an entirely new dynamic for life. For everyone who believes, all your sins are forgiven! God treats you as his child. He judges you on the merits of Jesus. Vox Church is committed applying this life-changing truth to every corner of our hearts and lives. We want the good news of grace to reshape how we see God, how we see ourselves, and how we see the world. This is our first and central value.


INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY

Community is how God does things. We are told in scripture that God is one in essence and three in person (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). God has designed humanity in such a way that we need each other in order to know and experience God fully. It’s true that each of us should have a personal relationship with God, but it’s equally true that there are aspects of God we can never know until we invest in deep relationship with his people. This type of sacred community does not happen by accident. We must be intentional about growing it and sustaining it. Seven key elements make up intentional community.

  1. Proximity Provides Opportunity: Time and energy are required for healthy relationship to grow.

  2. Vulnerability Creates Connection: When you open up your life, God connects your heart.

  3. Discipleship Sets Direction: Our goal is to collectively become more like Christ.

  4. Fun Amplifies Grace: When we learn to enjoy God’s gifts and enjoy one another God is glorified.

  5. Sacrifice Matures Love: Growing in love requires that you give something up.

  6. Mission Drives Adventure: God calls us to participate in his great purpose on earth.

  7. Boundaries Sustain Growth: Healthy limits produce healthier relationships.

CITY MISSION

The heart of Vox Church is marked by a holy urgency. We believe that time in short, people need God, and he has called his church to be a voice. The name “Vox” comes from the Latin word for voice, and we believe that God desperately wants to speak to those far from him and bring them close. His primary method to do this is his church. As the people of God, we want to echo his truth in every corner of our world through sharing the gospel, serving the poor, helping those in need, seeking the good of the city, partnering with other churches and organizations, and participating in global missions. We designate the first 11% of the money given each week at Vox Church to give away to local and global missions work. 



CORE BELIEFS

THE SCRIPTURES

The Bible is God's Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired bold by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11; 119:89; 119:105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1- 2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16

THE GODHEAD

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He is a triune God, one God revealing himself in Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10; 14:16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19

GOD THE FATHER

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and He is holy. It is in Him that we live, move, and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4

GOD THE SON

Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are enemies of God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God's demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life. Isaiah 7:14; 7:53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1; 1:14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19- 21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is fully God, the third person of the trinity, and assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God's righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. Psalms 51:11; 139:7; Genesis 1:2; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11; 14-16; 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17

HEAVEN AND HELL

Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. John 3:16; 3:36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15

HUMAN BEINGS

Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love. Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7; 2:18-22; 2:3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18; 3:23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19; 15:21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11

SALVATION

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. The victorious work of Jesus on the cross provides freedom from sin, lies, sickness, torment and all the power of the devil. Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-28; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16; 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20

THE CHURCH

The global Church is a living organism made up of all born again followers of Christ from every age, race, and nation. The local church is a regional community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ. Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3