Next to our doctrinal statement, our Constitution describes who we are at a core organizational level.
This church is a duly organized and gospel preaching Baptist Church. The authority over this church is the Word of God alone. This church proclaims the gospel of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, and to the glory of God alone.
This church is incorporated in the state of Illinois as a nonprofit entity with the name Village Baptist Church of Aurora (VBC).
The church has a congregational form of government and claims the right to administer the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. All ministries are subordinate to the church.
The purpose of the church is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit to the lost in every place; to baptize and disciple those who have come to faith; to gather for the proclaiming of the word of God, worship, fellowship, prayer; and to fulfill the great commandment by loving the Lord our God and our neighbors as our selves.
This constitution can be changed only at the Annual Business Meeting with a 50% quorum and with a 75% majority vote.
This church is committed to its doctrinal position as presented in the Statement of Faith and Covenant.
Should this church choose to dissolve and cease to exist as a church, all of its tangible assets shall be turned over to a like-minded gospel preaching church or mission agency. A motion to dissolve the church will require a 75% vote of active voting members of those present.