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.
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.