Leading Others to Christ – At Valley Presbyterian Church we seek to be outward focused. This is to say, the good news that God saves sinners through Jesus Christ is not something we keep to ourselves. As followers of Jesus Christ we desire to live and speak the gospel to our families, friends, communities, and city. Through various community outreach programs we seek to minister holistically to those who are broken, hurting, hungry, downcast, downtrodden, and longing for hope.
Instruction in the Word – The Christian message is a rich message and a lifetime of studying the Bible would not yield all the fruits it has to offer. At Valley Presbyterian Church we put the Bible at the center of our faith and life as we believe that it is God’s word to us. Though studying the Bible takes work, it is extremely rewarding as we come to know our God and ourselves better. In various classes and forums, we gather to interact deeply and thoughtfully with the Bible, listening to it’s message and applying it to our lives today.
Fellowship – We believe that Christians are called to live in community. Sometimes this is difficult because we’re a community of sinners, but we know that God will strengthen us as individuals and as a community as we live and worship together. Through Fellowship Groups, various Bible studies, and weekly worship we seek to get to know one another and to encourage each other in the faith.
Exalting God in Worship – Worshiping God through Jesus Christ is the center of who we are and what we do at Valley Presbyterian Church. We believe that true worship is focused on God and not ourselves. God, we say, is the main actor in worship. He speaks to us through his word and sacrament, and we respond with faith, thanksgiving, and praise. True heart-felt worship is critical for the Christian life because we so often forget the gospel. We recognize that we are prone to either live as we please or live as if we can earn a place in heaven. Worship reminds us that we are saved by grace, not because of anything we’ve done in the past or will do in the future. It also reminds us that we are not the authors of our own life stories, but are part of a bigger story, the story of redemption.