VillageChurch is a church where real community takes place. It is our goal that the services be an exciting time you will look forward to every week. Come and enjoy the company of brothers and sisters as you grow together through genuine fellowship, participate in corporate worship, and engage scripture through powerful messages.
How can we achieve that goal?
Evoking a true sense of worship through music and scripture.
Delivering messages that are gospel-centered and teach us how to do life with God as our anchor.
Providing opportunities for people to develop meaningful and lasting relationships in small group settings.
Pastor Erik Estep and his wife Emily felt a calling to begin a new church in Blythewood in 2001. In March 2002, VillageChurch, sponsored by First Baptist Columbia, held its first worship service at Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School in Blythewood. Since that time, VillageChurch has grown to almost 1,000 people gathering for worship each week. Our commitment as a church is to be faithful to God's Word, to love God, and then to love people.
Our dream is to spread the message of Jesus to as many people as possible in our community. The church has an opportunity to create a village where people discover lifelong relationships with other people and an eternal relationship with Jesus Christ. We are motivated by the the command Jesus gave His followers in Matthew 22:37-40. He said, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the law and the Prophets depend on these two commands." Jesus’ commands are the foundation of VillageChurch’s value in serving our community and taking advantage of every opportunity we have to share the good news of Jesus with others because we believe Christ changes lives for the better.