Our mission is to glorify God through the fulfillment of the great commission. (Mathew 28:19-20)
This mission is realized in the believer’s life by worshipping Christ, walking with Christ, and working for Christ.
We believe the disciples of Jesus Christ should minister to one another in the local church. It’s not about one or a small number of pastors bearing the total responsibility to care for the entire congregation. It’s about all disciples using their God-given spiritual gifts to provide mutual ministry in the context of the vibrant and strong local church. (Ephesians 4:11-12).
Every weekend we open the Bible together and allow scripture to speak directly into our lives. Our passion and focus—in everything we do at Vertical Life Church—is to bring glory to God through His Son Jesus Christ.
OUR FOUNDATION IS JESUS CHRIST. ON THAT FOUNDATION, VERTICAL LIFE CHURCH IS BUILT STRONG UPON FOUR PILLARS.
1. Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology. (2 Timothy 4:2)
2. Lifting high the name of Jesus through worship. (John 4:24)
3. Believing firmly in the power of prayer. (Colossians 4:2)
4. Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness. (Ephesians 6:19-20)
Vertical Life Church an Elder-Governed Church that has no central office above and beyond the local congregation.
Vertical Life Church is committed to the Bible’s teaching that men who hold the offices of Elder and Deacon are to oversee various functions of the local church.
The Bible’s teaching on the subject of two church offices is found in 1 Timothy 3:1-16 and Titus 1:5-9. Although there are three terms used for the offices of the church: bishop, elder, and deacon, analysis of these terms indicates that bishop and elder are used interchangeably.
- Above reproach
- Able to teach
- Husband to one wife
- Not addicted to wine
- Not antagonistic
- Free from the love of money
- Manage own household
- Not a new convert