HOW WE FUNCTION
VALLEY VIEW COMMUNITY CHURCH
WHY WE EXIST
Valley View is a community on a mission to fulfill the great commandment and the great commission by spreading the love and good news of Jesus Christ and his kingdom.
By design, the church functions using a streamlined structure of leadership sufficient to satisfy legal requirements, yet simple enough to effectively and efficiently accomplish its mission and fulfill its vision.
ChildrenChildren We have a specific room for infants and toddlers, filled with volunteers who love to hold babies and play with kids. They’ll make sure your child has a great time while you’re in the worship gathering. You can drop your infants and toddlers off as soon as you enter the building or at any time during the worship gathering if they get a bit fussy.
KidsKids Once they are dropped off we have a great team ready to lead your kids in age-specific high-energy worship. After learning about that month's theme through a skit and teaching, the kids will break into their classrooms by grade/age for small group interactive time.
YouthYouth Element (6th-12th) are dismissed after worshiping with the adults. All the kids’ rooms are labeled with ages or grades so you know right where to go. Also, anyone with a name tag or a Valley Kids shirt can help point you in the right direction. Your children are going to LOVE Valley Kids!
SafetySafety is our first concern. A group of dedicated, fun-loving, and background-checked volunteers provide a completely safe, age-appropriate environment for your children to learn and experience the love of Jesus. You can drop your kids off in the Kids Check-In Room as soon as you enter the building. We'll register them with our Child Check-In software. Your child will get a sticker name tag and you'll receive a corresponding sticker/ticket which you'll need to pick up your child in their room at the end of the gathering.
The leader of Valley View Community Church is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the head of his body, the church, and the chief shepherd of the sheep. Our intense desire is to follow his leadership and reflect his priorities in all that we do. Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, we seek to prayerfully discern God’s guidance for his church.
The New Testament gives examples of churches being led by a plurality of godly elders and deacons. At Valley View, these leaders serve on the staff, the elder team, and the deacon team.
A servant style of leadership is required of each of these leaders. In John 13:1-17, Jesus modeled servant leadership when he washed the feet of his disciples and commanded us to do likewise. First Peter 5:2-3 encourages leaders to exemplify willing and eager service.
The elder team is made up of those who have demonstrated a commitment to serve Christ and the mission of Valley View.
Elder team members are men and women who meet biblical qualifications like those described in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 and who possess the appropriate gifts, skills, and experience.
Lead and support staff direct the day-to-day operations of the church. They are paid for their work so that they are free to devote the best hours of their day to the ministry of Valley View.
HOW WE LEAD
In response to this biblical pattern of leadership, the Valley View community is instructed in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 and Hebrews 13:17 to lovingly support and encourage their leaders so that their work will be a joy and not a burden.