About Us

Gloria Hallihan & Linda Cain

Our Philosophy

The VTC is not a traditional church that focuses on bible readings and preaching but on philosophy and positivity. We believe that if you change your thinking, you can change your world. VTC has been serving the Victoria area since 1934 and continues today to offer New Thought teachings in the style of our teacher and founding member, Dr. Emma M. Smiley. We continue to use the “Golden Key principle” taught by Emmit Fox years ago, as well as many other New Thought ideas. We have helped many individuals to change their lives for the better. A good video on the beliefs of the New Thought movement can be found in this short video New Thought Movement – What we believe.

The contemporary New Thought movement is a loosely allied group of religious denominations, authors, philosophers, and individuals who share a set of beliefs concerning metaphysics, positive thinking, the law of attraction, healing, life force, creative visualization, and personal power. New Age Spirituality refers to a non-unified set of beliefs and practices that emerged towards the end of the twentieth century in the western world. “New agers” as they were called, did not limit their belief system to one particular doctrine.

For more information on the history of New Thought, watch this video: