How We Will Do Ministry
These practices make up our DNA and are key to our success and culture as a church. We see these practices in every aspect of worship, fellowship, discipleship, and ministry. These principles enhance our ministry, increase our effectiveness, and naturally develop our church ministry and growth.
Empowerment. We empower our members to fulfill the God-given purpose of our church. Do you see a better way to do ministry? Please share! Is there something that should be getting done but isn’t getting done? Let’s not wait around for someone else to do it. This is your church. And you are empowered to do the ministry. Let’s take advantage of the opportunities available, and let’s do ministry together.
Inclusion. We know that God has a unique calling for every individual. No role in ministry is unimportant. Every role is significant. Jesus sees everything we do for Him as important. It doesn’t matter what role you play in ministry: if you’re doing it for God, then it IS important.
Fun! We have fun at Valley Fellowship. Why not?!? Fun is good. We like having fun. And so should you. We should have a really good time living for Jesus and serving others.
Learning and Development. We will help equip, mentor, motivate, and encourage you in your spiritual development to be all that God wants you to be. What are your spiritual gifts? Where are you most talented? We will help and encourage you to identify those gifts and to integrate them into the ministry opportunities available. Doing so cultivates our ministry, allows us to recruit leaders from within our church culture, and benefits the body of Christ for ministry.
Diversity. We see diversity in our ages, bank accounts, cultures, families, races, careers, backgrounds, and anything else you can think of. We will respect our differences, acknowledge our similarities, while ultimately celebrating The One who unifies us all.
Creativity. There is no “one way” to do ministry. We will use fresh, creative methods to fulfill our purpose. The message of Christ remains the same. But our methods of communicating the truth of Christ will change as our environment changes. We will seek God’s direction on how best to use those methods.