From the time of the Apostles to today, Christians have laid out doctrine (beliefs) in brief, definitive statements. As those who know God, we believe it necessary to set forth in a concise fashion the cornerstone truths of our church as guided by scripture. Basically, a statement of faith is summary of the Bible's most important teachings. We do not think this document is inspired by God - but we think it is useful to summarize words that are inspired so that, as a church, we can all agree that we are reading scripture the same way about the important things. Our Statement of Faith summarizes essential Christian beliefs, shows unity in Christ, and guards the church from error.
Partners of Mountain Valley Church must affirm our Statement of Faith
As a part of the New Covenant that centers around Jesus, we covenant together. You will not find this covenant word for word in the Bible because, like our Statement of Faith is a summary of what the Bible tells us to believe, this Covenant is a summary of how the Bible calls us to live together. This Covenant dates back to Baptist churches in the 1900s and you should recognize the phrases as direct quotations from scripture.
Partners of Mountain Valley Church must affirm our Church Covenant
As a cooperating church of the Southern Baptist Convention, we happily embrace The Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
And as a member church of The Gospel Coalition, we embrace its doctrinal statement as a modern articulation of our Protestant and Reformed heritage.