Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Valley Christian fellowship exists...
VCF exists to glorify God by making disciples through reaching our relational world for Christ, teaching them the eternal truths of Christ, and training them to reach others for Christ (Matt. 28:18-20). Our motivation for our mission is our love for God and our love for others (Matt. 22:36-40).
Our Core Values
1.) we seek an elevated view of god!
We as Mankind have a tendency to try to create God in our image. Instead of bringing Him down to our level we recognize that He is the majestic, awesome, all-powerful, Creator God of the universe who is sovereign over all people and things (Ps. 115:3; Prov. 21:1; Rom. 11:33-36). We desire to see Him as He is, instead of how we perceive Him to be (Isa 6).
2.) we look to scripture as our authority!
For all practical purposes we are a “Bible” church. The Bible (all 66 books) is about God and what He requires of us. It is our sole authority and is completely sufficient for faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16). Through it we understand who He is and discover His will for our lives. Because of its sufficiency, scripture is our foundation for counseling. Therefore, we subscribe to a “nouthetic” counseling approach (Rom. 15:14).
3.) we understand our need to proclaim a biblical gospel!
In our culture the gospel has been misrepresented, diluted, and deconstructed to become something it is not. Therefore, we will work hard at communicating a biblical gospel that accurately proclaims the finished work of Christ, and commands both repentance and faith (Mark 1:15, Acts 2:38; 3:19; 20:21).
4.) we seek to create disciple-making-disciples!
We are not called to make converts but disciples. Therefore, we embrace our “calling” by pursuing relationships internally that pair together those who are mature with those just starting out their new life in Christ (Eph. 4:13-16). Our partners program is one of the tools we employ to accomplish this distinctive.
5.) we rely on the power of prayer!
We understand that the imperatives (commands) in Scripture are impossible to fulfill without the indwelling and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Only God can radically transform lives. Therefore, we rely on Him through prayer to continue working in and through His people (2 Thess. 1:11). Although, justification is a monergistic (singular) work of God alone, progressive sanctification is a synergistic work between God and man. Therefore, we rely on God through prayer to empower our effort as we pursue Christlikeness (Phil.2:12-13).
6.) we are committed to developing servant leadership!
Authentic church leadership begins with biblically qualified men (elders) who have a desire to serve others and not their own egos. It is the highest privilege to minister as an under-shepherd of Christ. As a result, our leaders know that they are accountable to Christ for his people. Therefore, with all humility, we strive to love, care for, protect, feed, and serve his church (Eph. 4:11-12). In pursuing this goal we are always on the look out for new potential leaders who we can train up to serve the body of Christ.
7.) we desire to do life and ministry together!
Christianity is not a spectator sport, it is not something just to be consumed, but it requires active participation. The body functions the best when all of its members are engaged and working together for the glory of God (1 Cor. 12:12-31). As a result, we encourage and equip people to get involved and commit to a ministry (Eph. 4:11-16).
8.) we seek to worship god in Spirit and truth!
Worship is not about the songs we sing or the style of music that we play (John 4). Worship is about honoring God from our hearts with thanksgiving and praise for all that He has done and all that He continues to do (Eph. 5:18-20). Therefore, we worship God through His word by venerating Him in expositional preaching, through God-centered and theologically correct songs, and through loving one another as Christ has loved us.