What We Believe

Valley Christian Church is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ, a small denomination born on the American frontier during the Second Great Awakening of the early 1800s, and historically associated with the freedom of individual belief and conscience.

As a Disciples of Christ congregation, we adhere to the following beliefs and religious practices:

 

  • We are a people of the Lord, believing in the life, teachings, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and proclaiming Him as our Messiah and Savior who offers to us the gift of God’s grace.
  • We are a people of the Lord’s book, believing that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and recognizing that interpreting it is the privilege and responsibility of all believers.
  • We are a people of the Lord’s table, offering holy communion at every Sunday worship to all followers of Jesus, regardless of church or denominational affiliation.
  • We are a people of open membership, practicing baptism by immersion whenever possible and welcoming believers from other traditions.
  • We are a people of sacrificial giving, voluntarily donating our time, skills, and financial resources to the church and to our wider community.
  • We are a people of unity, seeking the building of relationship and connection across God’s church rather than sectarianism and segregation.
  • We are a people of liberty, believing in the freedom of individual discernment of the Scriptures and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • We are a people of the priesthood of all, believing in the ministry of all believers—all races, all ethnicities, all nationalities, all genders, and all ages.

 

To learn more about our Disciples of Christ affiliation, we encourage you visit our denomination’s national website at disciples.org, and our Alabama-Northwest Florida regional website at alnwfldisciples.org.