What we believe

We believe that God has called the Valley Methodist Church to be a people who are passionately SEEKING GOD, vibrantly GROWING in CHRIST and joyfully SERVING the WORLD.

We are therefore committed to the following values:

To seek a BALANCED SPIRITUALITY.

We believe that we must be people who are in a growing relationship with God; a relationship characterized by worship, prayer and meditation on the scriptures. We also believe that we must express our love for God in our love for our neighbour and be involved with the needs of people in our community.

To be a LIFE SHARING COMMUNITY.

We believe that, as a congregation, we are a family. This means that we need to share our faith experiences with each other; to share our joys and sadness with each other; and share our possessions with those in our church who have physical need.

To be a people of PRAYER.

We believe that nothing happens without prayer. Therefore, every part of our church life needs to be soaked in prayer; our plans need to be conceived in prayer; our community and country needs to be upheld in prayer. We believe that prayer should be a basic ingredient to all our meetings.

To show a COMPASSIONATE LOVE FOR THE WORLD.

We believe that we are called to love the world with the same compassionate love as the Father. This means to be gracious towards those who are different from us; accepting of people who want to share in our worship and fellowship; sensitive to the needs and pain of those around us.

To have an OPENNESS TO YOUNG PEOPLE.

We believe that young people are an important part of the church. This means that we need to be committed to ministering to the specific needs of young people; to making place for young people to minister in the church and occupy positions of leadership; being welcoming and accommodating of the vibrancy and enthusiasm that young people bring to the church.

To have HEALTHY RESPECT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

and all that is in it. To care for it and protect it. To recycle and re-use as much as possible. We are stewards of God’s creation, are dependent on it for our very existence, and will be held accountable for its care one day.