For Jesus, the church was a vibrant collection of people who are faithful to his teachings, so that the world can become a better place.
At Village Green, we long to capture the essence of the church in everything we do and in every environment we create.
Our mission is to “Love God, Love Others, and Change the World”. We believe that this statement reflects the heart if Jesus’ teaching. When Jesus was asked to give a summary of the Old Testament he simply stated that it was to love God and to love others in the same way we love ourselves. For Jesus the primary condition for each relationship was rooted in love.
Loving God in an authentic way shapes us to becoming more open and compassionate to those around us. In doing so, we reflect the true heart of God. That became the second part of Jesus’ core teaching. His last instructions to his followers were to make disciples, anywhere we can find them, to train people in the way of life he has taught us. His message compels us to be personally transformed in a way that changes our relationship with God, with others and the world around us.
So, as a church we have been invited on a mission; one that compels us to reach out and make a difference, wherever the opportunities exist, whether it’s next door or on the next continent. It’s never static, always dynamic, never insulated, and always open.