The Village Community Presbyterian Church is organized according to the system known as the "Presbyterian" Form of Government. This polity is spelled out in our Constitution The Book of Order and is based on several vital principles...

The Headship of Christ

Christ alone is Lord of the church. Everyone else in the Body is under Christ and regarded as of equal status and value.


The Priesthood of All Believers

Responsibility for ministry is given not just to pastors but to every member of the church, each of whom we believe to be gifted by the Holy Spirit for the work of God's Kingdom and the building up of the Church.


Ordination to Service

Certain individuals are set-apart ("ordained") as church "officers." Their role is to serve the church not lord over it. These officers have particular tasks: deacons (works of mercy), elders (administrative/pastoral oversight), and pastors (preaching/teaching/service of the sacraments).


Redemptive Discipline

Our Constitution provides for a due process by which grievances can be aired openly and adjudicated fairly. The goal of these disciplines is always to guard the peace, unity, and purity of the church and to restore offended or offending parties to full fellowship.


Representative Democracy

Each officer of the church is elected by the people they serve (the "congregation"), for a term of three years. Pastors usually serve a longer period, but also by vote of the congregation. Any church member is eligible for election to office. At the congregational level, each church is governed by a board called the "Session," which is made up of active elders and pastors.


Connectionalism

We have intentional and covenantal "connections" with other Presbyterian churches with whom we partner in ministry and in church discipline. Through elected representatives, we participate in higher governing and ministering bodies focused on local (Presbytery), regional (Synod), and national/international (General Assembly) concerns.


Constant Reformation

We believe that the Church is ever in need of vigilance lest we stray from the will of God declared in Scripture. For this reason we have procedures that allow for amendments to our Constitution and to our congregational By-Laws that will enable us to be more faithful to God's call.

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Worship services are Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 AM. 

Adult Sunday school is at 9:00 AM. 

Children's Sunday School is at 9:00 and 10:30 AM each Sunday..

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The Village Church
6225 Paseo Delicias
PO Box 704
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
 
Telephone: (858) 756-2441
FAX:  (858) 756-3746
 
Office Hours
9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday

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6225 Paseo Delicias
PO Box 704
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
United States of America

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Phone: (858) 756-2441
Fax:  (858) 756-3746
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Office Hours
9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday