Ministries and Outreaches
It has been rightly stated, “Aim at nothing and you will be sure to hit it.” Regarding this, it is our conviction that a church can be enveloped in a whirlwind of activity and meetings and yet not be accomplishing God’s purpose. We are committed to more than merely spinning our wheels. Both individually and collectively, we are ultimately devoted to the building of His Kingdom, and to the glorification of His name. However, there is not much profit gained by solely professing such general objectives as those mentioned above. God has given us the eight values described below, on which to sharpen our focus …
Ezekiel 47 speaks of a “river of life” that flows through the temple of God (the church). We believe that this river speaks of God’s presence. We long for His presence to be manifested among us.
Jesus said He came as a physician, not for the whole, but for the sick and hurting (Mt. 9: 12-13). We believe that for a church to fulfill God’s purpose, they must be a hospital that cares for the hurting (spiritual, emotional, and physical). Does anyone really care? Yes, we do!
We believe that the church is a place of teaching, training, and equipping the believer to mature in Christ, and to prepare them for their place of ministry in the Body (Eph. 4:11-16).
No need to worry, we’re not secretly stockpiling weapons, but we are raising up a group of believers who know how to defeat the enemy, and walk in victory (Eph. 6:10-18)… and who also, as a mighty army, are advancing on the enemy’s turf, to win souls for Jesus.
When most people think of church, they usually think of a building and/or meetings. However, the church is first and foremost “relationship” – with Jesus, and with His family (Mt. 22:37-39).
Why is this so important to us? We were born (created) to Praise & Worship God (Rev. 4:11). God inhabits (“feels at home in”) the Praises & Worship of His people (Ps. 22:3). Indeed, it is Praise & Worship that brings God’s glory (II Cor. 5:12-14). You will notice that we devote much time in our gatherings to this value.
When Jesus’ disciples were arguing about who was the greatest, Jesus made a profound statement to them, He said, “The greatest among you is the servant”. We believe that true greatness in the Kingdom of God, and at Valleyview Church is finding ways to serve Jesus and His church, and the world.
Whether it’s money, talents, time, etc. God wants His people to be givers. He told us to give Him our “first fruits” not our leftovers (Prov. 3:9), and not to come before Him “empty handed” (Ex. 34:20).