What We Believe
We Believe in the Sufficiency of Scripture
We believe the Bible is God’s Word. More importantly, we believe that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. Thus, we are constantly reforming ourselves in view of God’s Word.
We Affirm the Baptist Faith and Message
Spring Valley Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church and deeply committed to the eternal truths of the Christian faith. We live in an ever-changing world, where many believe truth is relative. At Spring Valley Baptist Church, we believe truth is absolute. We believe truth is at the foundation of what we do and who we are.
We Practice Systematic Exposition Because we believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, we practice systematic exposition in our preaching ministry. That means we preach verse by verse through sections of the Bible in order to faithfully proclaim “the whole council of God” to his people.
We Seek Regenerate Church Membership Our goal is not to grow as fast as we can. Our goal is to grow as healthy as we can. We are very deliberate in our membership process. Every member of Spring Valley Baptist Church is carefully counseled to determine whether or not they truly understand and have experienced Biblical conversion. Our goal here is not elitism. We simply wish to avoid giving false assurance to those who are not truly regenerate. Our mission is not to get as many people to “walk the aisle” as possible. We desire to see true conversion. We constantly proclaim and explain the gospel, and take our time with people struggling to understand what it means to follow Christ.
We are Committed to Biblical Community The Church is not a building, but a community of believers. As such, we are to live in fellowship and community with one another. We must do more than just occupy pews near each other on a weekly basis to call ourselves a church. We also believe the New Testament gives us clear teaching that Biblical Converts (Regenerate Believers) were a part of Christian Community. We do not believe that a true convert of Christ will live a life apart from the community of Christ – His Church. At Spring Valley, Community is demonstrated through active membership participation and small group involvement.