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Welcome to Veritas Church!

We understand that visiting a new place can be a little intimidating, so here is some information about what you can expect at Veritas Church to help you feel right at home.

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Our Beliefs

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We are two connected churches with locations in downtown Cedar Rapids and Urbana, Iowa. Here’s what you need to know for your visit to Veritas, including information about parking, Kids’ Ministry, and what to wear.

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Curious about Veritas? Get your questions answered. Church leaders will share the history, vision, and mission of Veritas Church, as well as give you the opportunity to ask questions.

04 AUG

Starting Point

09:30 AM | Veritas Church - Cedar Rapids
06 OCT

Starting Point

09:30 AM | Veritas Church - Cedar Rapids

Raise up mature disciples.

A mature disciple is not about how long you have been following Jesus but how closely you follow Jesus. We want to see you committed to attending and learning on Sundays and engaging in personal spiritual rhythms while connecting in intentional discipleship relationships.

Bible Reading Plan

Send out everyday missionaries.

An everyday missionary is someone living on the mission of the gospel right in their own neighborhood, workplace, or school.

Local Missions

Glorify God.

We love God, and it is our passion that his good news will spread and the praise of his great name will increase.

Gospel

We believe the greatest news in the world is not what we have done for God but what God has done for us through Christ Jesus. Therefore, we place a high value on this good news, which shapes everything we do.

Corporate Worship

We believe God himself is the greatest treasure in life and is worthy of our praise. Therefore, we place a high value on gathering regularly as a church family to celebrate our God and be shaped by his Word.

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Personal Devotion

We believe a fruitful life and a healthy church is directly connected to our closeness to God. Therefore, we place a high value on being a people who grow in the knowledge of God and practice personal spiritual rhythms in devotion to God.

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Relational Discipleship

We believe spiritual growth happens best in the context of relationships committed to learning and applying the Word of God. Therefore, we place a high value on connecting in Christian community.

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Missional Living

We believe the people of God are called to be actively involved in the mission of God through the local church. Therefore, we place a high value on being a people who give, serve, pray, and go for the proclamation of the gospel in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

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Gospel

We believe the greatest news in the world is not what we have done for God but what God has done for us through Christ Jesus. Therefore, we place a high value on this good news, which shapes everything we do.

Corporate Worship

We believe God himself is the greatest treasure in life and is worthy of our praise. Therefore, we place a high value on gathering regularly as a church family to celebrate our God and be shaped by his Word.

Attend on Sundays
Personal Devotion

We believe a fruitful life and a healthy church is directly connected to our closeness to God. Therefore, we place a high value on being a people who grow in the knowledge of God and practice personal spiritual rhythms in devotion to God.

Bible Reading Plan Join a Class
Relational Discipleship

We believe spiritual growth happens best in the context of relationships committed to learning and applying the Word of God. Therefore, we place a high value on connecting in Christian community.

Join a Group
Missional Living

We believe the people of God are called to be actively involved in the mission of God through the local church. Therefore, we place a high value on being a people who give, serve, pray, and go for the proclamation of the gospel in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Give Serve Go
The word of God

We believe the Bible is the living Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts. We believe it was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is complete in revealing the character of God. We believe it contains all authoritative instruction for matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons. We believe each is equal in divine perfection and works in perfect harmony with the others to fulfill distinct roles in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

God the Father

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all mankind, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and His physical return to earth.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. We believe He regenerates, sanctifies and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every follower of Jesus Christ and is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

Regeneration

We believe all people are sinners by nature, heritage and choice. As a result of sin, we deserve condemnation. We believe those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as their only savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church that is comprised of followers of Jesus Christ, who upon a credible confession of faith are associated for worship, instruction and fellowship. We believe members of the local church are directed to live-out the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible and to teach the Gospel of Jesus.

The Ordinances

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ instructed the local church with two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe the Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer into water as a demonstration of the triune God’s power to cleanse sin and regenerate new life in Christ. We believe the Lord’s Supper commemorates Christ’s atonement for our sins through His sacrificial death. We believe these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Last Things

We believe in the physical return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of believers who are redeemed by the grace of Jesus Christ and the endless suffering of those who deny His authority.

Extended Statement of Faith
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The word of God

We believe the Bible is the living Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts. We believe it was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is complete in revealing the character of God. We believe it contains all authoritative instruction for matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons. We believe each is equal in divine perfection and works in perfect harmony with the others to fulfill distinct roles in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

God the Father

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all mankind, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and His physical return to earth.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. We believe He regenerates, sanctifies and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every follower of Jesus Christ and is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

Regeneration

We believe all people are sinners by nature, heritage and choice. As a result of sin, we deserve condemnation. We believe those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as their only savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church that is comprised of followers of Jesus Christ, who upon a credible confession of faith are associated for worship, instruction and fellowship. We believe members of the local church are directed to live-out the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible and to teach the Gospel of Jesus.

The Ordinances

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ instructed the local church with two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe the Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer into water as a demonstration of the triune God’s power to cleanse sin and regenerate new life in Christ. We believe the Lord’s Supper commemorates Christ’s atonement for our sins through His sacrificial death. We believe these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Last Things

We believe in the physical return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of believers who are redeemed by the grace of Jesus Christ and the endless suffering of those who deny His authority.

Extended Statement of Faith
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Be impacted by the Gospel

Seek to honor God in all of life

Be committed to regular corporate worship.

Commit to attending, praising, and learning each Sunday

Be devoted to personal spiritual rhythms.

Use our Bible reading plan, other resources, and classes for your spiritual development and devotion.

Be engaged in Discipleship relationships.

Sign up for Launch Point to get plugged into a Connection Group.

Be invested in the mission of the gospel.

Commit to giving, serving, praying, and going.

Be impacted by the Gospel

Seek to honor God in all of life.

Be committed to regular corporate worship

Commit to attending, praising, and learning each Sunday

Be devoted to personal spiritual rhythms

Use our Bible reading plan, other resources, and classes for your spiritual development and devotion.

Bible Reading Plan
Be engaged in Discipleship relationships.

Sign up for Launch Point to get plugged into a Connection Group.

Join a Group
Be invested in the mission of the Gospel

Commit to giving, serving, praying, and going.

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Staff

Our staff is committed to creating environments where everyone can grow in faith. Meet the passionate team who make it all possible.

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