What we believe

OUR MISSION

As an Assemblies of God Church we are committed to fulfilling a four-fold mission.  Our primary reason for being is: 

1. Evangelize the Lost

2. Worship God

3. Disciple Believers

4. Show Compassion


OUR CORE VALUES

1. Passionately Proclaim, at home and abroad, by word and deed, Jesus as Savior, Baptizer in the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon Coming King


2. Strategically Invest in the next generation


3. Vigorously plant new churches and revitalize existing ones


4. Skillfully resource our Fellowship


5. Fervently pray for God's favor and help as we serve Him with pure hearts and noble purpose


FOUR DEFINING TRUTHS OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD


Salvation through Jesus Christ

Salvation is deliverance from spiritual death and enslavement by sin. God provides salvation for all who believe and accept His free offer of forgiveness. Mankind’s only hope of redemption from the fallen sinful state is through the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son–blood that was shed as Jesus died on the cross. [The account of the crucifixion of Jesus is recounted by four of His contemporaries: Matthew (chapter 27), Mark (chapter 15), Luke (chapter 23), and John (chapter 19).] (Luke 24:47; John 3:3,16,17; Rom. 8:16; 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8,9; 4:24; Titus 2:11-12; 3:5-7)


Divine Healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:16,17; James 5:14-16)


Baptism In The Holy Spirit

All believers are entitled to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and therefore should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all believers in the early Christian church. With the experience comes the provision of power for victorious Christian living and productive service. It also provides believers with specific spiritual gifts for more effective ministry. The baptism of Christians in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking in other tongues (unlearned languages) as the Spirit of God gives them audible expression. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 2:4; 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 1 Cor. 12:1-31)


The Second Coming of Christ

All Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air. Christians who have not yet died will be raptured or caught up with them, to be with the Lord. Then Christians of all ages will live with God forever. The scriptural truth of the Lord’s soon return is “the blessed hope”. (Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessa­lonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13)



We are strategic in accomplishing our mission.

Our mission at River Valley Church is clear and simple: to make God known. Like our mission, our strategy for accomplishing this is equally simple - we strive to make God known by living in a way that accurately represents his impact in our lives. Every word we speak, every action we take, should be a testament to how God has entered our lives and changed them for the better. By living this way, we can make a tremendous impact even when doing the smallest thing.

How To Follow Christ


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