Q. Why do we baptize in Jesus’ name?
A. The only baptismal formula found in the New Testament is the one using “…in Jesus name”. Though many people cite St. Matthew 28:19, where Jesus said to “baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”, he wasn’t giving a formula, but causing his disciples to recognize his divinity; for Jesus came in his Father’s name and sent the Holy Spirit in his name. (St. John 14:26). On the day of Pentecost, those who received the preached message of the Apostle Peter asked, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:37; 4:10-12; 19:1-5 NIV)
Q. Do I need the Holy Spirit?
A. In Christendom, some people have not heard of being filled with the Holy Spirit. Yet, Paul makes it clear that the Spirit of God lives in every born again believer. “You however, are controlled not by the sinful nature, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” (Romans 8:9 NIV)
Q. What must I do to join Victory?
A. To join Victory Apostolic Church, you must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, be filled with the Holy Spirit, and attend a new members’ class which is held every other month, on the first Sunday.
Q. What is your current membership?
A. Victory has approximately 4,000 members. We are growing larger, and getting closer. A large church with a small feel. To find out more on how we do this, check out our Small Groups Ministry page.
Q. Can a person join Victory Apostolic Church on Christian experience?
A. The Victory Family is honored that you would consider becoming a member of our church family. However, joining Victory is not enough to secure your salvation. To join Victory means that you have been reborn by placing your complete trust and confidence in Jesus Christ and receiving Him into your heart as your personal Savior. To make your salvation secure is to have spiritual rebirth. Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” By being born again, you must be born of water and of the Spirit. (St. John 3:3-5 NIV)
Q. What services or ministries do you have?
A. Victory has over 70 active ministries that service the needs of the church, our members, and our communities. Additional information on these ministries is available by clicking on the Ministries tab in the menu bar on our website.
Q. Are there Sunday services for the youth?
A. Our church home has facilities to accommodate over 300 children for Youth Church and Sunday morning Christian Education. There is Christian Education Bible Study for the youth during first service on Sunday. Youth Church on Sunday morning is held concurrently during the adult worship service, excluding first Sunday when we celebrate Family Day as a whole church.
Q. Can I be saved by good works?
A. We all love to do good works or deeds, but doing good works or trying to do your best to go to heaven on good merits will not save you. Salvation comes by God’s grace. Grace is God’s love, kindness, and unmerited favor toward sinners. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)
Q. What does it mean to be Apostolic?
A. To be Apostolic simply means to continue in the teachings of the apostles as Jesus instructed believers to do. (Acts 2:42; St. John 17:20; St. Matthew 28:20)
Q. What is the size of the church?
A. The new church is approximately 57,000 sq. ft., which is more than three times the size of our current facility, and sits on 16 acres of land.
Q. How much parking is available?
A. There is total parking for 1200 cars in the church lot. There is also more than 200 on-street spaces.
Q. How tall is the tower?
A. The tower is 118 ft. tall, and the V at the top of the tower is 40ft. from its base to its top, which is an exact replica of Victory cross and crown logo. In addition, on the day that we “Rocked the Foundation”, stones were covered with all the different names of God, s well as stones covered with prayers of the the members, were placed in the foundation of the tower. The completed tower with the familiar cross and crown logo is lit at night from inside and outside of the tower. Additionally, inscribed into the brick on the north side of the tower is “The name of the Lord is a strong tower.” The south side reads, “Jesus Christ is Lord.”
Q. How many people will the sanctuary seat?
A. The sanctuary will seats a total of 2,500 in stadium seats. The main floor seats 1,600 people and 900 people in the balcony.
Q. Is your church handicapped accessible?
A. Absolutely! Victory has anticipated the needs of our members and guests who are physically challenged. We have ramps both inside and outside of the church to facilitate movement throughout the building. We also have elevators to our balcony and to the baptism pool for those who are physically challenged and wished to be baptized.