ABOUT OUR CHURCH

Varsity Bible Church began as a small church plant team looking to start in the area, and an older, local church with a building. With roots in that original unity, Varsity Bible Church has been growing in love for God and love for others ever since. We now have two worship gatherings on Sunday (10 AM & 4 PM), and work to continue the spirit of generosity, practicality, and pursuit of Jesus' life-giving gospel that was given to us in the beginning. Scroll through this page and learn some more about who we are!

Rinus joined Varsity Bible Church seven years ago. He loves to inspire people to think deeply about the Christian story and how it shapes how we live in the world. His interests include owning fewer things, playing soccer, hiking, reading, and watching good movies.

RINUS JANSON

Susan has been with VBC for 28 years in a variety of capacities, and currently shares the pastoral load as associate pastor. She has a big heart for people, loves to tell a good story, and is happy to laugh or cry with you, should you need someone to do that!​

SUSAN THIESSEN

Mat has enjoyed serving at Varsity for many years and really enjoys doing almost anything with youth and young adults. He hopes to provide a place where they can learn and grow in their faith. He also likes eating bacon, playing squash, laughing and spending time with family and friends. 

MAT EAPEN

Our Values

Attentive to God and to His work; to His invitation to participate with Him in caring for the needs of people and the world around us. 

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Adventurous in our pursuit of Christ and his calling.

Authentic and transparent with each other, valuing community and natural relationships.

Actively Engaged in the world around us, bringing the good news of Jesus -- compassion, joy, justice, hospitality and good stewardship -- locally and abroad by the prompting of the Holy Spirit.​

Across Generations in relationships and ministries. 

Our Beliefs

  1. We believe in the sovereignty, love, and grace of God, the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgment.

  2. There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  3. We believe in the divine inspiration of Holy Scripture and its entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

  4. Our Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; we affirm His virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, bodily resurrection, ascension, ongoing mediatorial work, and personal return in power and glory.

  5. The salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, received by faith apart from works, and is characterized by regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

  6. The Holy Spirit enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and to work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

  7. The Church, the Body of Christ, consists of all true believers.

  8. We believe in the expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, our participation in the resurrection, and the hope of eternal life.

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