I' M NEW
The church exists to spread the message of Jesus and His love and sacrifice for those in this world. Our greatest joy is when someone hears this message and decides to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is now the churches responsibility to provide discipleship, or teaching to you. We believe strongly that our Sunday morning service, our Sunday evening and Wednesday evening prayer services, as well as our many bible studies and ministry teams can offer you great growth in your walk with Jesus.
We have developed a class that specifically is designed for a person who has just started this journey as a Christian. This four week class is designed to answer the questions of new Christians, as well as teach some of the principles of this new relationship with Jesus. Designed to be personal and practical this class typically will have 8 to 16 participants, and openness and sharing is encouraged. We hope that these four weeks will destroy all the myths of Religion and Church, and give you a clear direction of where your relationship with Jesus should go from here.
Look for New Believers Classes as part of our Wednesday Night Classes for Adults.
The Bible teaches us that after we have believed in Christ Jesus, and asked Him into our lives that we can make a public confession of our faith in Him through water baptism. We believe that Christ, and the early church acted quickly with water baptism. Although we do not offer water baptism after every service, we do offer it every other month on Sunday evenings. Before the water baptism service at 6:00 p.m. there is a short informal teaching about water baptism from God’s word.
Many times we are asked at what age our children can be baptized. We generally feel that when your children express an interest in being baptized that you should question them to see if you feel they understand the meaning, and significance of water baptism. It is beautiful, and scriptural to see whole families baptized at one time. However, realize that the emphasis should be on whether the child has also made a decision, and that their may be a time later in life that they wish to be baptized on their own.
Having accepted Christ as your Lord and savior is all the spiritual preparation that you need. We ask that sign up for the next available baptism. We will call you to notify you that we have scheduled you for the next baptism, and send you a letter outlining this evening for you.
We ask you to dress comfortably, but to adhere to a few clothing restrictions. To bring a change of clothes, and a towel. Finally to invite your friends and family to be with you on this special night.
We will send you a certificate to mark this time of your life.
Pastor Roger has summed up membership at Valley West Christian Center like this, “If you are good enough for the Lord, and have become apart of the family of God, you are good enough for us, and our family!” All of our staff feels the same way!
We ask that you look over our Mission Statement, Core Values as well as the ministries that are offered to you and your family. If you feel that the Lord is calling you to be a part of Valley West Christian Center, then we invite you to become a member. Simply fill out a request for membership form, and mail it, or email it to our office. We also put out a Membership sign up sheet twice a year, in September and also in the spring.
You will be mailed back a certificate of membership in a very short time, as well as be recognized in our bulletin and newsletter. We are very appreciative for your trust in the things that God is doing through this church body.
Biblical Counseling Ministries have been developed to assist our pastoral team in providing care for our church community. We offer one-on-one counseling, as well as marriage, and pre-marriage counseling. We provide a safe environment where you can experience God’s love, healing, hope and learn biblically based solutions that will support you in your growth in becoming a highly effective Christian.
We believe that in the church that every member has been given spiritual gifts for the purpose of ministering to one another. In fact, the bible teaches, that Christians are best qualified to come alongside one another because they understand the will of God as taught in scripture and are able to apply scripture rightly to life.
If you call for a counseling appointment for yourself, you and your spouse, or for your family, we will put you together with a pastor or minister that we feel will best be able to minister to you.