Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church

The Church with a heartfelt welcome.

Faith and Values

Statement of Faith

  1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, in their original writing, as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
  2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death physically and spiritually; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the case of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
  4. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
  5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins in a substitutionary sacrifice according to the scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
  6. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
  7. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
  9. We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
  10. We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, ...
2 Timothy 3:14


Our values are those truths that form the basis of how we operate. They are shared by our members and in many cases are also shared by thousands of churches around the world who relate to New Covenant Ministries International. We trust that they are self-explanatory.
  • Distinctively Bible-based.
  • People matter to God and therefore matter to us.
  • Excellence honors God and motivates people.
  • Growth and life-change happens best in small groups.
  • Friendship before function.
  • Love is the primary message of the gospel and is our defining value.
  • Servant leadership.
  • Loving God with all our being is the greatest commandment.
  • God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
  • Helping people of all ages find their most effective area of service.
  • Mature response to the Holy Spirit.
  • Committed to reach our neighbors and the nations of the world.
  • Teams are more effective than individuals.
First Christian Church
12345 Elm Street
Anytown, AA 12345

(123) 123-4567
FAX (123) 234-5678