River Valley Christian Fellowship is a Biblically Sound, Culturally Relevant Church that reaches families for Christ.
Our vision demands growth and change. We envision a growing local community, planting 2 churches a year across the nation, and bulding 1 international church focused on targeting an unreached people group.
Our beliefs and core values shape the decisions we make concerning the implementation of this vision.
We believe the Holy Bible is the Word of God. We accept fully the writings of the entire Old and New Testament as the inspired Word of God. (Psalm 12:6, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 160, Proverbs 30:5, 2 Timothy 1:13, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20,21)
We believe in the Godhead. We believe in the only true God, the Creator, who is eternal, loving, just, merciful, holy, and unchanging. We believe that God exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in every divine attribute and executing distinct but complimentary offices in the work of redemption. (Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Only Son. That He preexisted with God the Father before His birth in Bethlehem… that He was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit in the body of the Virgin Mary… that He lived a totally sinless and perfect life… that He died on the cross for the sins of the whole world… that He was buried and three days later supernaturally raised out of the grave and declared the victorious Son of God over sin, death, and hell… that He is presently seated at the right hand of God in the place of authority in heaven… that He is coming back to the earth soon to bodily resurrect the dead in Christ and judge all mankind. (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 52:12-53:12; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 20:28; 26:37-39; John 1:1-18; 1:29-34; 10:30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14)
We believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son. We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the sinner, regenerates the sinner, indwells and seals the believer at the point of initial salvation. (John 16:7-13,14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 1:12, 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18)
We believe that Adam, the first man, was created in the image of God and in innocence. However, by his voluntary transgression against the will and law of God, he fell into sin and incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God. Consequently, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are in need of redemption. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1,2; Romans 3:23; 5:12-21)
We believe in salvation. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, that it is the free gift of God, to us. But we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. We believe that man is saved by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe a person must repent of his sin and by faith receive and trust the Person and provision of Jesus Christ as Lord in order to be saved, and can enjoy his life of salvation. (John 1:12; 10:28,29; 14:6; Romans 5:1; 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8,9; 2 Timothy 1:12; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
We value those for whom Christ died. Therefore, we structure our services and programs to be inviting and comprehensible to those who are our “guests.” We also actively seek the lost in friendships, service, and evangelism.
We value families and the home as a God-ordained institution. Therefore, we structure our church services and programs to compliment this institution and add value to every age group. We will keep the church simple so that it does not compete against family time.
We believe biblical discipleship happens in community. Therefore, we structure our church services and programs to aid your family in the process of connecting with other believers for spiritual maturity.