Voyager Church exists to connect creative and passionate people to a creative and passionate God.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. -1 Corinthians 15:3-4
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest news anyone could ever receive. In the words of the Apostle Paul, we believe it to be of “first importance,” for it is God’s message to the world that Jesus came to live, die and rise again for the forgiveness of sin and the renewal of all things. It is the amazing truth that God desires broken sinners to return to Him through His Son and His work on the cross. We believe the gospel changes everything, and it is for everyone. Every aspect of life should find its center in this good news. Therefore, Voyager Church is anchored in this message.
Scripture declares that God cares deeply for all people, for every human being bears His image. We believe the gospel demands that we intentionally mirror the heart of our King, Jesus Christ, in showing compassion to all people. Therefore, drawing our vision from Psalm 146, we seek to mirror His heart by executing justice for the exploited, giving food to the hungry, advocating for the oppressed, welcoming the foreigner, helping the fatherless and the widow, and frustrating the plans of the wicked through the preaching of the gospel. As God’s people formed by the power of the gospel, we will seek to provide a family to which anyone can belong.
While we love Cincinnati, we believe God loves our city more. As a result, we have planted our lives here so that we can make Him known from the alleyways to the avenues. As a church, we are not here to judge or fear our city, but to serve and challenge it in love. We are here to bring the gospel to bear in everyday life, working to introduce the Queen City to Her King.
The mission of God is to make disciples of His Son, Jesus Christ, from every people group on earth. It is our desire to join God in this global mission. With major universities and global industry headquarters, Cincinnati is filled with immigrants and visitors from all over the world. Therefore, we believe that if we can reach our city with the gospel, we can effectively reach the world for the glory of God.
The Bible is God’s Word and the specific revelation of Himself to all of humanity. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts and makes us more like Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
God created human beings, male and female, in His own image. Humanity is the supreme object of His creation. Humanity was created to have an intimate relationship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, humanity cannot attain a right relationship with God through their own effort. Every human being is uniquely created, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Colossians 1:21; Isaiah 59:1-2
Salvation is a gift from God to humanity. Humanity can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior can one be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. Anyone can call upon Jesus for salvation.
Romans 5:1, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 3:16-17, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; 1 John 2:1-2
A New Testament church is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, tongue, people and nation.
Matthew 16:15-19, 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47, 5:11-14, 6:3-6, 13:1-3, 14:23,27, 15:1-30, 16:5, 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 3:16, 5:4-5, 7:17, 9:13-14, 12; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 3:8-11, 21, 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14, 3:1-15, 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3, 21:2-3
The Bible sets forth two ordinances: the Lord’s Supper and water baptism. The Lord’s Supper is to be celebrated regularly in remembrance of Christ’s death on the cross and in expectation of His return. Baptism is an outward testimony of a person’s belief in Christ; immersion in water is the means set forth in Scripture.
Matthew 3:13-17, 26:26-30, 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11, 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22, 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42, 8:35-39, 16:30-33, 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 21, 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12.
Voyager Church also affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.