Our Beliefs & Values

Our Mission
“Reaching Up to God and Out to Others”
God created us all for the purpose of relationship, we are committed to helping
bring people into relationship with God and with others through the Christcentered community of the Church.

Our Values
Valley Vineyard exists to bring people into relationship with God through Jesus
Christ, to draw them into a Christ-centered community, and to help them grow in
their faith.

Follow Jesus
Following Jesus is an ongoing commitment. From declaring our trust in Him and
getting baptized, to sharing our faith with friends and inviting others to church—
it’s something we can strive to do each day.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from
yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

Spend Time with God
God invites us to spend time with him on a regular basis. We can do this through
prayer, music, reflection, and reading the Bible.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

Connect in Community
God created us to have relationships with others. We encourage you to connect
into our community by joining a growth group, serving, or even just saying
hello to someone new in church.

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage
one another. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Serve Others
Share God’s joy and love by serving others—in your home, church,
neighborhood, and around the world. Discover your God-given gifts to learn
how God has uniquely wired you to serve others.

Use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be
summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians
5:13-14)

Live Generously
God has called us to live generously. We can do this by sharing our time, talents,
and finances.

I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your
faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.
(Philemon 1:6)

Our Beliefs
Valley Vineyard’s core beliefs are the foundation of this church and are organized
into three categories: beliefs about God; beliefs about people; and beliefs about
the Church, the Bible, and Christ’s return.

Beliefs About God
There is one living, sovereign God who eternally exists in three persons: Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit. (Revelation 1:8; Isaiah 43:10-11; Deuteronomy 6:4;
Matthew 28:19)

Jesus was sent by the Father to live on earth; he was fully God and fully human,
yet had no sin. Jesus willingly laid down his life and, after three days, rose from
the grave. In doing this, Jesus fulfilled the payment for the world’s debt of
sin. (Luke 1:31, 35; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and
to empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer and is a
constant helper, teacher, and guide. (John 14:16-17)

Beliefs About People
God created people in his image, and everyone matters to God. (Genesis
1:26-27; Genesis 5:1-2)

All people are sinners and need God’s forgiveness. (Romans 3:23)

Those who confess and turn from their sin, trusting in Jesus Christ, will be saved
by grace and become children of God, with the promise of eternal life. (John
3:16-17; Galatians 3:26)

Beliefs About The Church, The Bible, and Christ’s Return
Jesus Christ is the head of the church and all believing people are members.
(Ephesians 4:15-16)

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the supreme authority in all matters
of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Jesus Christ will return and there will be a final judgment. (Matthew 24:3, 37)