Purpose and Beliefs

 

We believe a new generation of everyday Christian leaders is needed in Australia. Leaders who are theologically sharp and practically equipped to lead God’s church. Leaders who will help everyday people grow in Christian maturity and reach the world. 

 

Our Vision

Everyday Christians leading God’s people in disciple making ministry

 

Our Mission

To equip reformed, evangelical churches to train the next generation of everyday Christian leaders through Vocational Education and Training

 

Our Objectives

  • To make ministry training more accessible to Everyday Christians

  • A VBC campus in a reformed, evangelical Church in every metropolitan and regional city in Australia.

Our Beliefs

VBC was established by a group of protestant, Bible-believing Christians from a variety of denominations. Our beliefs are best summarised by the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) doctrinal statement below.

 

We believe in:

  1. The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Godhead.

  2. The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.

  3. The divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

  4. The universal sinfulness & guilt of all men since the fall, rendering them subject to God’s wrath & condemnation.

  5. Redemption from the guilt, penalty, dominion and pollution of sin, solely through the sacrificial death (as our representative and substitute) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.

  6. The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead & his ascension to the right hand of God the Father.

  7. The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.

  8. The justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone.

  9. The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.

  10. The one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all true believers belong.

  11. The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.