About This Congregation

As a Christian church we do not claim to be the only Christians, or the only church, but we seek simply to be known as Christians and nothing more.

 

  • Our Vision:  “Our vision is to serve the community and avail everyone the opportunity to hear the salvation message of Jesus Christ.”
  • The Mission:  To give people in Vale the opportunity to hear the salvation message of Jesus Christ and to magnify God, we will make disciples, mature people in the faith, and provide an opportunity for every believer to minister to the needs of others to the glory of God.
  • The Ministry: “Equip believers for their ministry in the church and their life mission in the world.”
  • The Purpose: “In order to magnify God.”

 

Core Beliefs of Vale Christian

We believe that Jesus is the head of the church body and that this body is subject to His will. (Colossians 1:18)

We believe that God has given us the inerrant, inspired Word of God for our instruction. It provides direction in all matters on life and godliness. It is the primary means of leading people to understanding that God is and to bring about a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord. (Psa. 119:105; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)

We believe in the essentiality of prayer in a believer’s life. We seek to integrate prayer into every aspect of our ministry. We humbly realize our dependence upon the Lord. (Jeremiah 33:3; Acts 2:42; Romans 12:12; Philippians 4:6)

We believe lost people matter to God, and therefore, they matter to the church. This includes the concepts of relational evangelism and evangelism as a process. With this in mind, we seek opportunities to engage the unevangelized, the unchurched, the unreached, and the uncommitted people to declare the Good News of the Gospel. (Luke 5:30–32; Luke 15; Romans 10:14)

We believe that salvation comes by the grace of Jesus Christ. That this saving grace is applied though a life surrendered to God, as seen in the actions of faith, repentance, confessing, immersion, and living by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38; Romans 8:13)

We believe the church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure. This includes the concept of being sensitive to our culture through our facility, programing, printed materials, and use of the arts. (1 Corinthians 9:19–23)

We believe the born again believer should be encouraged and mentored in becoming a fully devoted, reproducing disciple of Christ. This includes instructions on stewardship, servanthood, and the spiritual disciplines. (1 Kings 11:4; Philippians 2:1–11; 2 Corinthians 8:7)

We believe the church should work as a unified community of servants, with men, women and children ministering through their spiritual giftedness. (Romans 12; Ephesians 4)

We believe loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life. This includes the concepts of love-driven ministries, ministry accomplished in teams, and relationship building. (1 Corinthians 13; Nehemiah 3; Luke 10:1; John 13:34–35)

We believe we should bear one another’s burdens. Becoming connected to a small group experiences this type of community. These groups allow you to develop authentic, deep relationships that urge you, as well as you being an encouragement to others. (Galatians 6:2)

We believe excellence honors God and inspires people. Believing this, we encourage each servant to give his or her best to the Lord. This includes the concepts of evaluation, critical reviews, and seeking to give only our best to the Lord. (Colossians 3:17, 23,24; Malachi 1:6–14; Proverbs 27:17; Ecclesiastes 9:10).

 

 

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