We, the members of the Church in the Valley, believe:
The Bible, consisting of 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, is the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man and is the divinely inspired final authority for every age and every man.
There is only one God who exists as one and who is co-equal to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the Trinity.
The Son of the Living God, even God Himself, was incarnated as a man named Jesus, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary. Jesus lived a human life on earth for thirty-three and one-half years and lived the only sinless life as a servant among His people to make God the Father known to men. Jesus Christ was anointed by God with His Holy Spirit, died on the cross for our sins and shed His blood for our redemption as a representative and substitute sacrifice that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood. Jesus was resurrected after three days in the tomb and He ascended into heaven where God made Him the Lord of all and Savior of the World. Jesus Christ functions as High Priest and Advocate for all those who place their trust in Him.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal to and co-extensive with God the Father and God the Son and was poured out by Christ after his resurrection to baptize his believers into one body and to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. The Holy Spirit is the life of believers, regenerating them by imparting the divine life into them at the moment of salvation. The Holy Spirit dwells in the believers of Christ for their growth and to build up the Body of Christ.
Mankind was created in the image of God and man sinned. Mankind thereby incurred not only physical death but spiritual death which is separation from God. Human beings are born with a sinful nature.
All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
Jesus Christ established His church on the first Pentecost after His resurrection when he poured out the Spirit of God to baptize His believers into one Body. The church exists to fully express Christ and the Holy Spirit dwells in the believers to empower the church to proclaim the gospel to all. The church also exists to worship, praise and honor God, to promote growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to fulfill the law of love to “bear one another’s burdens” in loving care and fellowship.
The ordinances of the Church, given by our Lord, are baptism by immersion after conversion and Communion/the Lord’s Table. Baptism is not a condition of salvation though we do regard it as an important act of obedience to God as an emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior and our identification with the Savior in death to sin and resurrection to new life.
Jesus Christ will come again in His glory to receive the faithful to be with Him forever in the place He is now preparing for those who love His appearing.