About us

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PURPOSE STATEMENT

 

OUR CHURCH EXISTS TO… 

 

REACH   the Community for Christ,                      (Community)

EXALT    the Lord in Life, Prayer and Song.         (Crowd)

JOIN       with the Faithful in Fellowship,               (Congregation)

EQUIP    the Believer to Serve,                             (Committed)

SERVE    the World and the Fellowship with love, (Core)

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of our church is summarized in a single sentence:

 

“People helping people find and follow Jesus”

 

CORE VALUES

 

  • People matter to God  (John 3:16)

 

  • Real Christ-followers pursue full devotion to Christ (Acts 2:42)

 

  • Growing larger and smaller at the same time  (Acts 2:46)

 

  • Focusing on the things that unite us, not the things that divide us (Titus 3:9)

 

  • God is honored in excellence (Col 3:17)

 

  • The Message must never change but the methods must (1Cor 9:19-23)

 

  • Teaching is for life-change (2 Tim 3:16-17)

 

  • Every member is a minister (1 Pet 2:9)

What we believe:

 

In a few words... (scroll down for detailed information about what we believe)

  • God is bigger and better and closer than we can imagine.

  • The Bible is God's perfect guidebook for living.

  • Jesus is God showing Himself to us.

  • Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now.

  • Nothing in creation "just happened." God made it all.

  • Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God.

  • Faith is the only way to grow in our relationship with God.

  • God can bring good even out of bad events and God promises victory over evil to those who choose Him.

  • Heaven and Hell are real places. Death is a beginning, not an end.

  • The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.

  • Jesus is coming again.

OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH...

...ABOUT GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

 

Genesis 1:126-27;  Psalm 90:2;  Matthew 28:19;  1 Peter 1:2;  2 Corinthians 13:14

 

 

...ABOUT MANKIND

We are all made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme objects of God’s creation. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates us from God.

 

Genesis 1:27;  Psalm 8:3-6;  Isaiah 53:6a;  Romans 3:23;  Isaiah 59:1-2

 

 

...ABOUT ETERNITY

We all were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell. Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God.

 

John 3:16;  Romans 6:23;  Revelation 20:15 (Hell);  Matthew 25:41;  Revelation 21:27 (Heaven)

 

 

...ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

 

Matthew 1:22-23;  Isaiah 9:6;  John 1:1-5;  John 14:10-30;  Hebrews 4:14-15;
1 Corinthians 15:3-4;  Romans 1:3-4;  Acts 1:9-11;  1 Timothy 6:14-15;  Titus 2:13

 

 

...ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.

 

Romans 6:23;  Ephesians 2:8-9;  John 14:6;  John 1:12;  Titus 3:5;  Galatians 3:26;  Romans 5:1

 

 

...ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in their salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.

 

John 10:29;  2 Timothy 1:12;  Hebrews 7:25;  Hebrews 10:10,14;  1 Peter 1:3-5

 

 

...ABOUT HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

 

2 Corinthians 3:17;  John 16:7-13;  John 14:16-17;  Acts 1:8;  1 Corinthians 2:12;
1 Corinthians 3:16;  Ephesians 1:13;  Galatians 5:25;  Ephesians 5:1

 

 

...ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s word to all mankind. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

 

2 Timothy 3:16;  2 Peter 1:20-21;  2 Timothy 1:13;  Psalm 119:105,160;  Psalm 12:6;  Proverbs 30:5

 

 

...ABOUT MARRIAGE

Marriage is a lifelong covenant relationship between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. It is a lifetime relationship in the eyes of God. We believe in the covenant faithfulness of each 
man and woman in marriage before Jesus Christ.

Matthew 19:6Ephesians 5:31Romans 1:26-27I Corinthians 7:2-7Ephesians 5:23-33

our pastors:
Stan Hoffman
Rick Mendonca

Elder/Trustee

ccvmerced1@gmail.com

Christian Church
of the Valley

209-722-5656

ccvmerced1@gmail.com

2212 Cherry Ave

Merced, CA. 95340

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