Victory Community Church began in 1989 and was then incorporated in 1996, as Jubilee Community Church (JCC). JCC met at World Impact of St. Louis until 2004 when the offices moved to 3118 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri. Worship services were held at Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club until our current location was completed in October 2007. JCC spreads the Gospel of Jesus Christ and addresses holistic concerns by offering ministries that strengthen relationships with Christ and meet practical needs.
WHO WE ARE
JCC is a body of baptized believers living and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, loving God, people in our church body and our community. Our ministry is comprised of: Senior Pastor, Assistant Pastors, Elders, Deacons, Servant Leaders, Church Administrator, Administrator Assistant, Maintenance Technician and Volunteer Support Staff. We are congregation-ruled, Elder-led and administrative-managed.
JCC exist to ignite a unified movement of the good news of Jesus Christ that will change us, our community and St. Louis in every way – spiritually, physically, socially and culturally – and through St. Louis, the world.
DISCIPLESHIP: Discipleship is the process of transformation that changes us to be increasingly more like Christ through the Word, the Spirit, and the circumstances. Discipleship is a covenantal journey of continued repentance leading the believer to greater spiritual maturity and then to church leadership.
WORSHIP: Believers are encouraged, reproved, and nourished through the practice of regular spiritual disciplines including the regular study of scripture, musical worship, prayer, fellowship with other believers, confession of sins to mature believers, and being held accountable by the fellowship of the saints. Church gatherings are times to engage in corporate worship including singing, baptism, and the Eucharist. Christian worship usually consists of two fundamental types: praise and lament. Both are necessary and neither should be under-emphasized. Praise is giving thanks to God for His goodness and lament is crying out to God out of our pain appealing to His goodness and mercy. Both forms of worship make up the Psalms and other examples of biblical worship and are both centered in the goodness of God. Worship is meant to magnify the Lord, enjoy His presence, make petitions to the Lord, and help believers focus their attention on the goodness of God.
FAMILY: The Bible promotes God’s plan for the union of man and woman in holy matrimony to be the cornerstone of the family unit. Children are raised in biblical values by parents submitting to the leading of the Holy Spirit. The Church of Jesus Christ is called to support and foster healthy marriages and families that demonstrate the love and unity of the Triune God.
PRAYER: It is through prayer that the believers first come to faith in Christ. Prayer orients the heart, mind, and soul of the believer to the will of God. Christians live a lifestyle of prayers of petition in times of need and thanksgiving in response to God’s goodness. Prayers of lament are essential when repenting of sin and mourning tragedy and injustice. Prayer is the Christian’s most powerful weapon in combating the forces if evil and functioning in the power of the Holy Spirit.
STEWARDSHIP: Christians are called to manage material resources for the glory of God and the blessing of those in need. Empowered by the transformation of the Gospel, Christians engage in discipleship by utilizing their time, talents testimony, and treasures for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Christians are called to be cheerful givers of their tithes and offerings for the multiplication of resources.
EVANGELISM: The ministry of the Church necessitates the spread of the Gospel message for the redemption of worshippers from every tribe, tongue, and nation. Believers are motivated to share the good news of Jesus by the gratitude and excitement of experiencing the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. The spread of the Gospel is done by word and deed in every vocational, relational, and geographic situation in which believers find them selves.
JUSTICE: The Bible teaches that it is the responsibility of believers to share their resources with the needy and to advocate on behalf of the oppressed. God calls His people to live simply and raise their voices on behalf of the marginalized to those who abuse power. Christians are called to do justice, love, mercy, and walk humbly with God. The local church exists to provide resources and opportunities for the disenfranchised to become empowered and create sustainable communities.
RECONCILIATION: Beginning in Genesis, God’s salvation plan has been to bring reconciliation to a human race that chose to walk away from fellowship with the Lord. God pursues humanity in a covenant of reconciliation in which believers are invited to become ambassadors of reconciliation. In response to Jesus’ prayer for unity, Christians intentionally pursue reconciliation across social barriers of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and nationality in order to participate in the heavenly vision of God’s people of every tribe, tongue, and nation.
PASTORS, ELDERS & DEACONS
PASTORS: The primary responsibility of the Senior Pastor of Jubilee Community Church (JCC) is to study, preach and teach the Word of God and guide the spiritual life of the church in conjunction with the Elders. The Senior Pastor and any other Pastor of JCC are responsible to oversee and facilitate the spiritual nuture and discipleship of the congregation.
ELDERS: The Elders are responsible for overseeing all governmental, administrative, and financial matters of the church. Elders serve the church through an accounting of church giving, collecting/disbursing church funds, use of church building and resources, hiring and removal of church staff, facilitating church communication through email/phone, and keeping records of church activity. Elders are responsible for the approval/removal (if necessary) of Pastors, Deacons, and church Members. Elders also participate in the shepherding, discipleship, and teaching of the church.
DEACONS: The Deacon’s are responsible for participating in and managing the various ministry teams of the church. Each Deacon oversees a team of church Members that facilitate a specific ministry of the church (i.e., men, women, teen, children, V.O.B., etc.). Deacons are appointed by the unanimous decision of the Elder team and must be Members in good standing displaying significant spiritual gifts in their area of service, spiritual maturity, and a healthy family life.
LEROY GILL JR