WELCOME TO CHURCH AT VIERA

We’re so glad you’re here!

SERVICES // SATURDAY 5:30PM // SUNDAY 9:00AM & 10:30AM
We hope you’ll join us for our weekend experience where we worship in a high-energy, safe and engaging environment.
At Church at Viera, there are some things you can expect. We hold four culturally relevant worship services in two different venues. We are conservative in our theology but flexible in our methodology. We hold tight to biblical convictions but are grace-oriented in our approach. We build up parents to be the faith influencers in their families. We are a large church with big visions but build community through small groups. We seek to make a caring impact through serving in our neighborhoods, our county and through our global initiatives. We seek to share grace with everyone and see Christ change lives.
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BIRTH – 6TH GRADE

Our cavKIDZ ministry aims to engage your kids with love and intentional teaching about Jesus. Our weekend experience is offered every service and our weekday preschool is designed for parents who want a safe and nurturing place for their child throughout the week.

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7TH – 12TH GRADE

Teens need a place to gather where they can be accepted but also be challenged in a loving way. Our goal is to show students that God loves them for who they are, teach them about His word and to provide an environment where they can meet friends to share life with.

STARTING POINT

This is a 1-week class that will meet through both of our Sunday services and walks you through our vision, values, core beliefs and membership. Please plan to attend the whole class as this is the first step for CAV membership. We will have a brief intermission between the services, and breakfast and coffee will be provided.

Children and students will be welcome in their regular Sunday groups, however, you will need to let the check-in team know that your child will be attending both services. Please allow enough time to check them in and arrive at the Starting Point Class on time. Each class will begin promptly at 9:00 am in room 217.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to share grace with everyone and see Christ change lives.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to equip thousands to become influencers for Christ  so that we can impact tens of thousands in Central Brevard and beyond in the years to come.

OUR VALUES

In Christ (Identity)

We are loved by Him, we find our identity in Him, and are powerless without Him. 

Under Scripture (Truth)

We submit to the authoritative, trustworthy, unchanging Word of God.

Together (Community)

We do live together through small groups, fellowship, study, support and accountability to grow in Christ. 

Share the Gospel (Influence)

We tell those around us about Jesus and invite them to know Him. 

With Grace (Grace)

We give grace to each other as we authentically pursue life-change in Christ. 

And Generosity (Generosity)

We joyfully release what we have to the purposes of God.

Through Discipleship

(Discipleship)

We equip others to make disciples that make disciples. 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that there is one God, manifested in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 
Genesis 1:26; Matt 28:19-20; 2 Cor 13:14

We believe that Jesus is the one and only Son of God, was born of a virgin, is wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose from the grave and ascended into Heaven. 
John 1:14; 3:16; Matt 4; Luke 4; Heb 4:15; 2 Cor 5:21

We believe in the literal, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth. 
Rev 19

We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image.
Gen 1:26-27

We believe that mankind fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and that all people are sinners in need of salvation. 
Gen 3:15; Rom 5:12-15  

We believe that salvation is a gift of grace from God, received through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Rom 6:23; Titus 3:5; Eph 2:8-9; John 1:12

We believe that every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
John 10:28-30; Eph 1:13-14; Heb 7:25; 10:10,14

We believe that those persons who die without faith in Jesus Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven, through faith in Christ, spend eternity in Heaven. 
John 3:16; Rev 20:14-15

We believe that water baptism is in obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation. 
Rom 6:3-10

We believe that the local church is the local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head. 
Eph 1:22-23  

We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible, God’s Word. 
1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 10:19-26

We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in the separation of God and government. 
1 Peter 2:13-17

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life.
2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

 

OUR HISTORY

Church at Viera started in 1987 as a small group called Suntree Baptist Chapel. In 1992, the mission church called Mark Ragsdale to be lead pastor and relaunched with the new name Church at Viera. For four years, we met in the School Board Facility as the first church in Viera. We then built our first facility in 1996 on 10.7 acres on Murrell Road. 380 people attended our Grand Opening services.
In 2003, we made the decision to purchase 30 acres on Wickham Road and Stadium Parkway. We relocated the church in 2007 to our present location with over 1,000 people in average attendance. Today we average over 1,900 in weekend attendance and over 3,000 on special holidays.
In the coming years, we will seek to build out our 30 acre site with facilities which will enable us to expand our ministries to thousands in this county. We want every person in this county to hear how Jesus Christ can change his or her life. Our leadership team is always searching for ways that we can share God’s love and have a greater impact locally and globally.

 

 

OUR LEADERSHIP

 

Lead Pastor

Mark Ragsdale

Lead Pastor
Executive Pastor

Clint Nowery

Executive Pastor
Pastor of Service Programming

Trevor Hislop

Pastor of Service Programming
Pastor of Children

George Stevens

Pastor of Children
Small Groups Pastor

John Leathers

Small Groups Pastor
Pastor of Music

Jonmark Ragsdale

Pastor of Music
Director of Middle School

Scott Taylor

Director of Middle School
Director of Impact

Carrie Thompson

Director of Impact
High School Pastor

Steve Harrison

High School Pastor