We're a vision-filled and faith-filled community changing lives and transforming a city with the message of Jesus.

Our Mission

We exist to bring those far from God near to life in Christ. We accomplish this by moving people from where they are to where God wants them to be.

We're passionate about reaching people who are far from God, so everything we do reflects this core belief: It’s all about Jesus.

Our Beliefs

The Bible

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The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

DEUTERONOMY 4:1-2; PSALM 119:11, 89, 105; ISAIAH 40:8; MATTHEW 22:29; JOHN 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; ROMANS 15:4; 2 TIMOTHY 3:15-17; HEBREWS 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 PETER 1:25; 2 PETER 3:16

The Trinity

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God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

DEUTERONOMY 6:4; ISAIAH 61:1; MATTHEW 28:19; MARK 1:9-11; LUKE 1:35; JOHN 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; 1 CORINTHIANS 8:6; HEBREWS 1:8-10; JAMES 2:19

The Father

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God is great: He's all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, full of justice, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It's in Him that we live, move, and exist. God is good: He's our Father. He's loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

EXODUS 3:14; NUMBERS 23:19; LEVITICUS 11:44-45; 19:2; PSALM 11:4-6; MALACHI 3:6; JOHN 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; ACTS 17:28; ROMANS 3:3-4

The Son

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Jesus Christ is completely human and at the same time completely God. He's the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.

ISAIAH 7:14; 53; MATTHEW 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; LUKE 22:70; 24:46-47; JOHN 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; ACTS 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; ROMANS 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 CORINTHIANS 8:6; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:19-21; GALATIANS 4:4-5; PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11; COLOSSIANS 1:15; 2:9; 1 TIMOTHY 2:5-6; 3:16

The Holy Spirit

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His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

GENESIS 1:2; PSALM 51:11; 139:7; ISAIAH 61:1-3; JOEL 2:28-32; MARK 1:10; LUKE 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; JOHN 15:26; 16:7-14; ACTS 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; ROMANS 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16; EPHESIANS 1:13-14; 2 PETER 1:21; REVELATION 22:17

The Church

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The Church is a worldwide body of baptized believers, connected in a local community, unified through faith in Christ. It's committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

MATTHEW 16:18-19; 18:15-20; ACTS 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 CORINTHIANS 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; EPHESIANS 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; COLOSSIANS 1:18; 3:15; 1 TIMOTHY 4:14; 1 PETER 5:1-4; REVELATION 21:2-3

Eternity

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Man was created to exist forever. He'll exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

JOHN 3:16, 36; ROMANS 6:23; 1 JOHN 2:25; 5:11-13; REVELATION 20:15

People

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People are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of His creation. People were created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, we cannot attain a right relationship with God through our own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

GENESIS 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22, 3; PSALM 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; ISAIAH 6:5; JEREMIAH 17:5; ACTS 17:26-31; ROMANS 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 CORINTHIANS 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; EPHESIANS 2; COLOSSIANS 1:21-22; 3:9-11

Salvation

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The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

(ISAIAH 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; MATTHEW 1:21; 27:22-66; 28:1-6; LUKE 1:68-69; 2:28-32; JOHN 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; ACTS 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; ROMANS 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 CORINTHIANS 1:18; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17-20; GALATIANS 2:20; 3:13; EPHESIANS 2:8-10; PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13; HEBREWS 9:24-28; REVELATION 3:20)

Our Culture

Here at Velocity, we know that every church has a culture. Rather than allowing our feelings, upbringing, or the standards of our society take the lead, our goal is to intentionally and consistently communicate, demonstrate, and celebrate the culture we want to see.

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We Exude Passion.

→ It’s about INTENTIONAL RESPONSE.
We recognize that everything we do is infused with eternal importance. Therefore, every detail deserves our enthusiasm, creativity, and excellence.

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We Love Sacrifice.

→ It’s about RIGHT PRIORITIES.
We know that when we sacrifice, itʼs not about what weʼre giving up, but what weʼre giving to. Itʼs not something we have to do, itʼs what we want to do.

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We Embrace Risk.

→ It's about BOLD FAITH.
We refuse to insult God with small thinking and safe living. We pray big prayers, take bold steps of faith, and watch God move.

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We Show Honor.

→ It's about VALUING PEOPLE.
We celebrate the distinctive difference in others because we know God has placed gifts and callings in the heart of every person. We go beyond what's expected and use our words to speak blessing.

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We Win Together

→ It's about UNITED PURPOSE.
We emphasize “We” over “Me” and our purpose over our preference. Itʼs not success if itʼs secured solo. We are “Team Church.”

Our Pastors

Pastor Justin and Marissa Jenkins lead Velocity Church. They're passionate about building the local church and seeing people far from God find hope and life in Jesus. For the past 10 years, they’ve been privileged be a part of doing that not only in our community, but also in our world. The Jenkins live in Lawrence with their three sons, Reece, Oliver, and Grant, and daughter Pippa.

Team Portraits

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