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Valley Family Church.
No matter where you are on your journey of faith, you matter to God and you matter to us. Keep reading to get to know a little bit more about our mission, vision, team and beliefs.SERVICE TIMES & DIRECTIONS
Our mission is simple: to know Jesus and make Him known.
We see a Jesus-centered church changing the world one person at a time through evangelism, discipleship and community.
EVANGELISM: Jesus is full of compassion for the world, and He is passionate about seeking and saving the lost. Following His example, we’re committed to being a church full of people that daily give our all to help everyone, everywhere find salvation and life in Jesus. Our prayer is that His Kingdom come and His will be done in our city as it is in Heaven.
DISCIPLESHIP: Jesus calls us to come and follow Him. We’re passionate about walking the road of discipleship and being formed into the image of Christ as we follow in the way of Jesus rather than the way of the world. Our heart is that we would learn to walk, talk and look like Him in all we do. Our prayer is that of the early disciples: “That the dust of our Rabbi be upon us.”
COMMUNITY: Jesus invites us into relationship with Him and with one another. We believe that we’re not meant to live life alone, but we’re created for community. We can find joy, purpose and meaning as we do life together and sacrificially love and serve one another. Our prayer is that we would be a generational church that you could find a family of faith in, grow up in and grow old in.
Who we are
Culture is the language we speak, the stories we tell and the way that we live. This isn’t just what we do, but who we are. We’re passionate about embracing a Kingdom-culture, as we work out our mission and vision in our everyday lives. We believe that a community of people that lives intentionally in the Way of Jesus will begin to change and grow in these ways:
Eric & Alexa Jones
Our lead pastors, Eric and Alexa Jones, have a heart to reach our city and beyond with the life-changing message of Jesus. They believe in the next generation and value the wisdom and guidance of those that have gone before us. They are passionate about family, community and the Word of God.LEAD PASTOR LETTER
Jeff & Beth Jones
In September of 1991, Jeff and Beth Jones founded Valley Family Church. For over 30 years, they have led and pastored VFC with vision and passion to reach people for Christ. In January of 2023, they passed the baton of leadership to their son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Alexa Jones. They now serve as Founding Pastors and provide oversight, counsel and teaching. Pastor Beth also leads The Basics With Beth, an outreach of VFC. Click below to read a letter from our Founding Pastors.FOUNDING PASTOR LETTER
STATEMENT OF FAITH
What we believe
We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God and the product of God-appointed men who spoke and wrote as they were moved upon by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our inerrant, infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe our God is One, manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. God the Father is greater than all. The Son, Jesus, is the Word made flesh, the only begotten son of the Father, and He has existed with the Father from the beginning. The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is our Helper, Comforter, Strengthener, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, and Standby. (Philippians 2:6, John 14:28, John 16:28, John 1:14, John 1:1, John 1:18, John 15:26)
Man's Fall And Redemption
We believe man is a created being; made in the likeness and image of God. Through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world and death was the result. Therefore, man is spiritually dead and separated from God. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was sent to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God by providing us with salvation. Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and it is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ that we are saved. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him. (Romans 5:14, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, 1 John 3:8, Ephesians 2:8, John 14:6)
Being Born of the Spirit
We believe man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. In order to be saved and receive eternal life, Jesus said every person must be born again of the Holy Spirit. This New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life. For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life. (2 Corinthians 7:10, 1 John 5:12, John 3:3-5, John 3:16)
Being Filled with the Spirit
We believe that after being "born of the Spirit," every believer should be "filled with the Spirit." This is also known as the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, receiving the Spirit or being filled with the Spirit. This is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers and is received by faith, subsequent to the New Birth. Being filled with the Spirit gives a believer power to be a witness for Christ, and is the entry point for the supernatural, victorious life. The Bible teaches that this experience is received by faith and gives believers boldness to witness for Christ, plus the benefit of the supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including the ability to speak/pray in tongues. (Matthew 3:11, John 14:16,17, Acts 1:8, 2:4,38, 19:1-7, Ephesians 5:18, 1 Corinthians 14:14-15)
We believe that Jesus desires the abundant life for all believers. This includes many blessings, spirit, soul and body. Not only has God promised to forgive all our sins, but also to heal all our diseases and grant us His wisdom to prosper in life. Therefore, we believe that increase and abundance, as well as health and healing for the mental, emotional and physical ills of the human mind and body, are available by the power of God. Healing and well-being have been provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege of every member of the Church today to enjoy these blessings. As we walk in health and abundance, God desires His people to be generous in good works and in giving to His church and to those in need. We believe God wants His children “blessed to be a blessing.” (John 10:10, Psalm 103:3, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-25, 1 Peter 2:24, Matthew 8:17, Isaiah 53:4-5)
We believe Jesus commanded all believers to publicly declare their faith through water baptism by immersion. Water baptism is a declaration of the internal work of God in the heart and life of a believer. This is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12, Acts 8:36-39)
Spiritual Growth and Sanctification
We believe the true Christian life is evidenced by the godly fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, kindness and self-control. This fruit is easy to recognize in the life of a genuine believer. This process of spiritual growth and producing fruit, also known as sanctification, leads to a genuine, holy, Christ-like life and is a definite, yet progressive work of grace. This process begins at the time of the new birth and continues throughout our entire Christian life. (Galatians 5, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Peter 3:18, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Philippians 3:12-14, 1 Corinthians 1:30)
We believe in the importance, power and significance of the Church in the world. It is through the Church that Christ rules the world -- through the church, people are born again, filled with the Spirit, and empowered to reach their sphere of influence with the gospel. We believe the true Church is composed of all born-again believers in Christ, and believers are called to meet together regularly for encouragement in the Word, worship, prayer and fellowship. (Ephesians 1:14-20, Hebrews 10:25, Ephesians 5)
The Lord's Return
We believe in the physical, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe His coming is imminent. We believe He will first appear in the clouds, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then, we who are alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds (what we refer to as the Rapture) to meet the Lord in the air, and Jesus will take His Church to heaven for seven years at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Following the Rapture, while the church is at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in heaven, we believe the Tribulation, a troublesome period of 7 years, will take place on earth. Following the Tribulation, Jesus shall return to the Earth as the King of kings, the Lord of lords. Believers from every age will return with Him and will reign with Christ on earth for a thousand years during what is known as the Millennial Reign of Christ. (Matthew 24, Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, Revelation 20:6)
Heaven and Hell
We believe that everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved and will spend eternity in heaven where there is unspeakable joy in the presence of the Lord. We believe that a person who physically dies without accepting and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord is hopelessly and eternally lost. This person will spend eternity in hell and the Lake of Fire, and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel and repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting" used in describing the duration of punishment in the Lake of Fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of believers in the presence of God. (John 14:6, Romans 10:13-14, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20)
God's Plans and Purposes
We believe that God has placed a divinely implanted sense of purpose within the heart of every person that can only be satisfied by God. By His grace, He has individually equipped us to successfully achieve His purpose for our lives. As we walk in the gifts and callings He has given us, we will see eternal fruit and we will experience satisfaction in following God’s will and purpose for our lives. (Ephesians 3:10, Ecclesiastes 3, Jeremiah 29:11)
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