Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little more about Vertical Church! We’re people, just like you, who gather together from all different backgrounds to learn more about who God is and how to receive life through a personal and authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. We certainly don't have it all together, and don't pretend to either, but we do guarantee that your experience will be all about Jesus.
VERTICAL CHURCH EXISTS TO LEAD PEOPLE TO PURSUE THE PRESENCE OF GOD SO THAT THEY OPENLY DISPLAY HIS LOVE, GRACE, AND POWER THROUGHOUT HAMPTON ROADS.
# We bleed for this.
Jesus gave everything for us, so we passionately give everything for Him.
# We risk the deep.
We take aggressive steps of big faith, launching into deeper waters to see God move. We reject fear-based, small-minded thinking.
# We pray relentlessly.
Prayer is always our first response, never our last resort.
# We create lightbulb moments.
We anticipate and make space for life-altering moments of radical transformation.
# We never settle.
Why settle for average when amazing is available?
# We are better together.
We believe there is always room for more at the table. Together, nothing is impossible.
# We live to give.
Our financial resources are God's to be used as He desires.
# We enjoy the journey.
We are joyful, excited, energetic, and full of life.
OUR BELIEFS » THE APOSTLE'S CREED
While there are diverse ideas, backgrounds, and cultures within our church, we focus on the core truths of the historic Christian faith to find agreement. The Apostle’s Creed is the most universally received statement of the Christian faith. It has its origins around the second century A.D. and is attributed to the apostles themselves. It is not exhaustive, nor is it meant to be; rather it is a summary of the essentials of the Christian faith.
Outside of these, we follow the motto of St. Augustine, “In essentials, unity; in matters of opinions, liberty; in all things, love.”
The Apostle's Creed
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from where He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the one global church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
*The word 'global' refers to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ around the world. This has been changed from the word 'catholic' so as not to be confused with the Roman Catholic Church.