At VitalChurch, it is our mission to revitalize churches in crisis or transition and see them reconciled and restored to unity, with gifted leadership in place, gospel values embedded, effective governance, and an exciting mission agreed on. We are distinctive because we are pastors with pastors’ hearts who’ve banded to do something together.
We envision many more churches, large and small, operating in unity and effectiveness through a movement of the gospel, creating pockets of blessing and changing the spiritual landscape for good.
Our Core Values
Christ Centered: We value Christ and the gospel and believe that the gospel changes everything. From the start of our Christian lives to the finish, the gospel changes us from the inside out, causing us to grow in grace and reject religious moralism and all forms of idolatry (Rom 1:16-17; Col 1:6; 2 Pet 1:9; 3:18; 1 John 5:21). As part of that commitment to Christ and the gospel, we value reconciliation and the restoration of the relationship between God and humankind, and between people and other people (Eph 2:14-22).
Formation Focused: We value holistic health and cherish being formed into the image of Christ in all aspects of life—spiritual, emotional, intellectual, relational, and physical—that Christ may be increasingly manifest in us (Gal 4:19; Col 1:27; 1 Thes 5:23). We see formation flowing naturally out of a commitment to the gospel.
Missional Ministry: We value missional ministry, which involves a commitment to actively engage our culture with the gospel message. We believe that being a called and sent people will flow naturally from our intimacy with God, because what we cherish and value, we will joyously commend to others (Ps 67:1-3; 1 Chron 16:8)! We view the church as a called-out and sent, disciple-making community of faith as it is revealed in the word of God.
Teamwork: We value collaborative teams and teamwork where each team member submits to the counsel of other team members (Rom 16:21f; Phil 3:17). We value accountability, innovation, and working together in a community of believers who listen to one another, practice the “one another” commands, and are committed to journeying together in our relationship with Christ.
We Invest In:
- The development of local church leadership through training and modeling.
- Long-term, ongoing relationships with the churches we serve.
- Ongoing partnerships with denominations for their success through interim pastor training and diagnostics.