Valley View Village Church's
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant Word of God. It is our only ultimate and infallible authority for faith and practice.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, that is, He is all-powerful. He is omnipresent, that is, He is present throughout all Creation but not limited by it. He is omniscient, that is, nothing is hidden from His sight. In all things He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character.
God the Father
We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, loving, and full of mercy. He created the heavens and earth, and everything in them, in the space of six ordinary days, and all very good. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of everything that has been made.
We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit, acknowledging Him together with the Father and the Son in the works of creation and redemption.
We believe that because of Adam's sin all mankind is in rebellion against God. For the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and that faith without works is dead.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled and empowered to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost; those who are saved to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Though we subscribe wholeheartedly to these statements, the Scriptures themselves are our sole and final source for both faith and practice. We believe that the teachings of the Bible, as represented in our Statement of Faith and Constitution, are binding upon all activities permitted or performed in any facilities owned, rented, or leased by this church; and no decisions of the administration of this church shall conflict with these beliefs.
Valley View Village Church's
Having, as we trust, been brought by Divine Grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to Him, and having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We will be thoughtful and courteous to one another, slow to take offense, and be quick to forgive and to seek forgiveness.
We will walk together in brotherly love, as becomes the members of a Christian Church; we will exercise affectionate care and watchfulness over each other and faithfully admonish and entreat one another as occasion may require.
We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others. We will love, honor and esteem our church leadership and will pray for them regularly.
We will engage regularly in personal Bible reading and prayer, and establish family devotions where possible.
We will endeavor to bring up such children as may at any time be under our care, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family and friends.
We will rejoice at each others’ happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each others’ burdens and sorrows.
We will, when we move from this place, as soon as possible unite with another church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
We will seek, by God’s grace and direction, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and remembering that, as we have been buried by baptism and raised again to newness of life, so we are called as God’s children to lead a new and holy life.
We will work together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; we will give it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin. We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
Further Faith Resources
The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ has a duty to preserve the faith "once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 1:3) as well as to preach the whole counsel of God (2 Timothy 4:1-2). Throughout history, God's people have sought to accomplish this by writing creeds, confessions of faith, and statements of faith to summarize the most essential elements of biblical doctrine.
Among these historic creeds, we subscribe to the ecumenical creeds including the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed (c. AD 381), and the Definition of Chalcedon (c. AD 451). Additionally we greatly respect the confessions of the Reformation including the 1689 London Confession, the Westminster Standards, and the Heidelberg Catechism.
Our church’s formal doctrinal statement is contained in our Church Constitution.
For a copy of our Church Constitution and Statement of Faith, please request a copy when you visit us!