Our Code

Our Code

Our code is the lingo behind the "why" of how we do church. When we experience God's love, acceptance, approval, a sense of belonging and real transformation there is a tremendous amount of unity around our core values - our Code. These things are a part of our DNA as a church:

We All Scream Green: We understand that church is not about our personal preferences - but about His desires. We believe God has called our Pastors Jeff and Beth Jones to pioneer Valley Family Church and to lead our church. So, we gladly wear the VFC "green jersey" and are unified under the one vision God has given to our Pastors. (Psalm 133)

Life is Short - Church Should Be Fun: We believe Jesus wants His Church to be full of joy. So, this is a place where learning God's Word is a joy and where the Holy Spirit, laughter, love, hope, acceptance and forgiveness abound! (Psalm 100)

We Live By Faith: We know faith pleases God and all things are possible for everyone who believes. Nothing is impossible with God! So, we love being a place where the word of faith is taught and the spirit of faith is caught. (Hebrews 11:6)

Generosity Defines Us: God loves cheerful givers. So, we are known for generosity in our personal giving, in caring for one another, in giving to our community and those in need around the world. (Isaiah 32:8)

We Don't Trash Talk: Words are containers that carry love, faith, acceptance, approval and so much more. We believe the power of life and death is in our tongue. So, we speak words of faith and we say good things about one another, our church and others. (Ephesians 4:29)

This Is Not A Spectator Sport: God wants everyone to have a sense of belonging and importance. He helps us connect with our God-given gifts and divine purpose through the local church. So, we look for a way to get everyone involved in using their gifts in the church as we all help people "get it." (Ephesians 4:11-16)

We Reach Youth - We Honor Age - We Impact Families: Every generation is important and belongs at Valley Family Church. We honor those of age and the wisdom they carry; we recognize God is pouring out His Spirit on young people in these days - our sons and daughters and we know that the nucleus of a healthy civilization are healthy families. So, our church culture is youthful, our ministries are multi-generational and we endeavor to provide ministries to strengthen the whole family. (Acts 2:17-18)

This Is Not Church As Usual: We know that for many people, church is irrelevant. So, we are intentional on being a place where the Holy Spirit has the freedom to reach people with the gospel in creative, innovative, practical and culturally relevant ways. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)

We Don't Know Everything: We are unapologetically dependent on God. We know that prayer and learning from others in a spirit of humility is foundational to all we do. So, we are dependent upon the Lord, teachable and willing to learn from others. (1 Peter 5:5-6)

The Queen of Sheba Inspires Us: God is not honored when we are sloppy, disorganized, chasing our tail or squandering the resources He's given us. On the contrary, we believe doing church with a spirit of excellence glorifies God and leaves people - especially the lost - breathless and receptive to God and His Word. So, we give God our best and seek excellence in all that we do. (1 Kings 10)

We Are Building A Movement Not a Monument: Eternity is a long time. We take God, His Word, His Church and the Great Commission seriously. So, we are focused on constant change and continual growth and we are always focused on reaching people for Christ and expanding our influence for the gospel. (Acts 12:24)

The Lost Get Saved - The Saved Get Victory - The Victorious Get Trained: When people far from God realize that God loves and forgives them; they want to get saved. When saved people realize that because of Jesus and the power of His Word, God accepts and approves of them they get victory in life. When victorious people have a sense of belonging and see their lives transformed, they want to be trained to help others "get" what they've received. So, we do everything we can to help everyone "get it."  (Matthew 28:18-20)