Changing Lives. Transforming Our Community.
In 1957, Vienna Baptist Church was formed as a congregation focused on meeting the needs of the new families moving into one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation. From our earliest years as a church, we believed God called us to be disciples of Jesus who make a difference in the world. We focused on creating a mission-centered, outward style of ministry that was relevant to the lives of our neighbors through our commitment to spiritual growth, community, and bold mission.
Today, we remain committed to being a church that creates positive change in our community. We live in an important time in the Town of Vienna. New neighbors are moving into the beautiful homes built throughout our neighborhood. Many of these young families are prosperous and looking for meaningful ways to give back. They’re searching for a place where children and adults can discover a sense of meaning and purpose in life. As a church, we want to help people discover how God has uniquely called them to make a difference, equip them to take action, and send them out to change the world.
As we welcome new neighbors and care for their needs, we also recognize that there are other families in our community that are all too often ignored. In many of the apartment complexes throughout our neighborhoods, families are struggling just to get by. Our county, even though it is one of the wealthiest areas in the nation, has one of the highest homelessness rates in the region. We believe that these social and economic disparities do not reflect God’s kingdom of justice, love, and mercy. We believe God has called us to work to make the world-as-it-is better reflect the world-as-it-should-be. As a church, we build real relationships with people affected by these issues, create community partnerships so we have the power to make change, and take action together.
Since our founding, Vienna Baptist Church has existed to change lives and transform our community. Over the years, we have learned that the journey is always changing and we must remain open to the creative new directions of the Holy Spirit. We invite you to come discover God’s purpose for your life, engage with your local community, and change the world with us!