At Minnesota Valley Church we are passionate about loving God, loving people, and loving life. That’s what we believe in as concise a statement as possible. For those desire more details please read the following expanded statement of our faith.
At Minnesota Valley Church:
We believe in one God who eternally exists in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Father, maker of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe He providentially upholds and governs the universe according to His good purposes.
We believe in His only Son, Jesus Christ, born of the mystical union of the Holy Spirit and the virgin, Mary.
We believe He existed bodily on this earth, fully God and fully man.
We believe He was crucified for our sins, He died and was buried; He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven.
We believe in His personal and future return to the earth; He will someday judge the living and the dead.
We believe there is no other name under heaven by which people can be saved.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who empowers and encourages all who believe for daily Christian living. He indwells believers, convicts concerning sin and illumines the Scriptures.
We believe in the Old and New Testaments, the inspired word of God, without error in the original writings.
We believe that the Word of God is the chief means of grace, and that baptism and the Lord’s supper are efficacious when connected to the Word of God and met with a receptive heart.
We believe salvation (eternal life) is a free gift offered to people via the grace of God; that the dead will be resurrected bodily and the believers raised to eternal life.
We believe that the passion of Christ is for all people of the world to be saved.
We believe that the prayer of Jesus Christ (John 17) declares unity among believers to be the greatest expression of God’s love for the world and the greatest witness to it of the fact that He, Himself, is the Messiah.
We believe the pattern of the New Testament local church reflects this unity and that in these churches, people of varying ethnicity and economic means pursued God together as one.
We believe that the kingdom of heaven is not segregated along ethnic and economic lines.
We believe that each congregation should be free and living, subject only to the Word of God.
We believe that true Christian unity between church fellowships must be based on faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to His Word.