Welcome to DFW VN

The Vida Nueva Movement endeavors to bring Christians to a closer, more personal walk with their Lord Jesus Christ and encourage them to Christian leadership and Apostolic action in their environments.

Vida Nueva is based on the principles, the method, and the teachings of the Cursillo movement initially proposed by Bishop Juan Hervas, Eduardo Bonnin and their fellow Christians.  Each candidate goes through three phases of the Vida Nueva Movement:  the pre-weekend, the weekend, and the post-weekend, or Fourth Day.   Vida Nueva is a Christian ecumenical movement.

The founders of the Cursillo movement saw a world of great need around them.  They knew that the answer to the needs of the world had to be Christ and His Grace; but…they saw Christians who did not live for Christ, and they saw a church that was ineffective and without life.  They developed the Cursillo to meet part of this problem; to provide any part of the church which was ready to undertake the formation of the Christian life with all the people it needed.  People who would have the deep dedication to Christ and to bringing all peoples to him, people who would undertake a regular program of formation in Christianity, and who would make their Christian life conscious and vital, people who would understand how to be part of a unified apostolic effort.

The main teaching of Vida Nueva is God’s unqualified love for each of us through grace.  It asks each member of the Vida Nueva community to grow in their personal piety, to study God’s word and other Christian writings and to express their love for Christ in Christian Apostolic Action.

The three aspects of Christian growth are stressed in a cloistered environment called “the weekend”.  An invitation is issued during the weekend for each Butterfly (VN’er) get involved in their church, youth, group, or other small group of their own choosing for continued support, prayer and encouragement.

We believe in, and profess, God, The Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered unto Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried.  He descended into hell, the third day, He rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

We believe and profess:

1.    In one true God, eternally revealed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Deut. 6:4; Isaiah 43:10; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22)

2.    The Bible is the inspired and inerrant (in its original manuscripts) Word of God and a complete guide for faith and practice.  (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

3.    In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ - His pre-incarnate life, (John 1:1), the Virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), His sinless life (Heb. 7:26), His miracles (Acts 2:22, Acts 10:38), His substitutionary work (1 Cor. 15:3), His bodily resurrection (Matt. 28:6), and His exaltation (Acts 1:9).

4.    In the fall of mankind which separated us from God, mankind’s total helplessness in accomplishing reconciliation, and the salvation of all persons by grace through personal faith in Jesus Christ, the one and only Saviour. (Gen. 1:26,27; Gen. 2:17; Gen. 3:6; Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Eph. 2:8,9).

5.    In water baptism as commanded in the Scriptures (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:3,4), and in the celebration of the Lord's Supper, remembering Christ’s death, resurrection, and promised return. (1 Cor. 11:26; 2 Peter 1:4).

6.    In the Church, the living body of Christ, not meant for division, but inhabited by the Holy Spirit and manifested in individuals and local groups of believers committed to one another and the headship of Christ. (Eph. 1:22,23; Eph. 2:22; Heb. 12:23).

7.    In the sanctification of the believers. (Rom. 12:1,2; 1 Thess. 5:23; Rom. 6:11; 1 Cor. 10:31).

8.    In the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the changing of those alive in Him, upon His return, the taking of all believers to be with Him, and the eternal peace and reward for the righteous. (1 Thess. 4:16,17; Rom. 8:23; Titus 3:13; 1 Cor. 15:51,52; 1 Cor. 3:12-15).

9.    In the final judgment of the wicked and their eternal punishment. (Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20; Matt. 25:46).

10.    In the promise of a new heaven and new earth. (2 Peter 3:33; Rev. 21:22).

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