Raising up new generations of both physical and spiritual descendants who are strong, bold, and fruitful in the love and mission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It is not by accident that someone comes to a local assembly of Jesus' followers. It is an act of God in which He draws a person into the common bonds of friendship, purpose, worship and service together with others who have given their allegiance to Jesus as King. He is the Messiah and Lord who has gone away to heaven for a little while before He returns to complete what has already begun [Acts 2:29-36; 3:18-21], the full arrival of His kingdom to this earth.
We pray you will come to sense you belong in our local church body, develop meaningful friendships, grow in your love for Jesus and have His love flow through you all the way to the end of this age [Matthew 22:35-40; 28:18-20].
PVCC Vital Signs
Being Partners Together in the Progress of the Gospel
God's mission is the restoration of His Creation to its original glory in the establishment of His Kingdom (Revelation 21:1-8; Matthew 13:44-45; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 20-28). The people of PVCC partner together in fulfilling the Great Commission to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20) which is at the heart of Jesus’ mission of restoration. Making the gospel known, that Jesus is the Christ, is the beginning point and at the heart of making disciples (Acts 1:3; 2:23,24, 36; 3:19-21; 4:2,10-12; 5:30-32,42; 8:5,12, 25,35,40; 9:20,22;10:34-43; 18:5,28; 28:31).
Increasing in Love that Makes the Best Choices
A healthy and effective church joins with God in His mission. This happens through works of service (Ephesians 4:11-16; 2:10) and loving our neighbors as ourselves (Luke 10:25-37) as partners together in the progress of the Gospel. Each follower of Christ is to engage in this ministry in all of life. Serving in this kind of love, in relationship together with our Lord Jesus Christ, leads to making the best choices (Philippians 1:9-10).
Develop Deep Feelings of Affection and Connection with God, His Gospel, and One Another
The intent of PVCC is to develop significant relationships that revolve around Jesus and His mission. Without significant relationships, the church is just a crowd of people. A deep affection for God, His Gospel, and one another involves deepening friendships and bonds that are shared in the common bond of Christ. These relationships deepen through experiencing the presence of Jesus together in worship, faith, communion and mission (Philippians 1:7-8).
"So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us" (1 Thessalonians 2:8, ESV).
Being Faithful Until the Day of Christ Jesus
The entire New Testament is written in the context of the end of all things and the return of Jesus on the Day of the Lord. Believers are to continue in and stand firm in their faith until the day of His return. This day is our great hope and aim: when Jesus will appear and we will be fully transformed (Philippians 1:9-11; 3:20-21; 1 Peter 1:3-9, 13-15).
Inspiration of the
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and
New Testaments to be without error, the
inspired Word of God and the final authority
for faith and life (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
We believe in one triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, eternally existing in three persons, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections (Deut. 6:4; Mk. 12:29; Jn. 1:1-4; Mt. 28:19-20; Acts 5:3-4; Heb. 1:1-4; Rev. 1:4-8).
The Total Depravity of Humanity
We believe that all human beings are born separated from God because of sin, are totally depraved, and are unable to remedy their condition. They are in need of a Savior from sin (Rom. 3:10-12; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3, 12).
Redemption by the Blood of Christ
We believe that our salvation has been accomplished solely by the sacrificial death and the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ (Rom. 3:21-26; 5:5-10; 1 Pet. 1:18-20; 1 Cor. 15:3-4).
We believe that Jesus Christ, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that He ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God as the believer’s Advocate (Lk. 1:34-35; 1 Cor. 15:3-7; Acts 1:9; 1 Jn. 2:1-2).
Justification by Faith
We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to humanity by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Good works are the evidence of faith in the life of a believer (Jn. 5:24; Eph. 2:8-10; Phil. 2:12-13).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ (Jn. 16:5-15; Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:13-14).
Security in Christ
We believe that all true believers in Christ are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ (Lk. 10:20; Jn. 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1, 38-39; 2 Cor. 5:1, 7-8; 1 Pet. 1:5; 1 Jn. 5:13).
The Church, which is the body and the espoused Bride of Christ, is a spiritual body made up of all born-again persons (Rom. 12:4-5; 1 Cor. 12:13-27; Eph. 1:22-23).
The Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is the author of sin and that he is the openly-declared enemy of God, creation, and humanity (Job 1:6-7; Isa. 14:12-17; Mt. 4:2-11; 25:41; Rev. 20:10).
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe in the personal coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones (Jn. 14:1-4; 1 Cor. 15:51-58; 1 Th. 4:13-18; 5:9).
The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all human beings: the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Mt. 25:46; Jn. 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Rev. 20:5-6, 12-13).
We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of the saved to witness by life and word to the truths of the Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all humanity (Mt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:19-20).