Valley Oak Community Church
1970 W. Henderson Ave.
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 784-8710
Valley Oak Community Church
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be written without error, inspired by God, and the only authoritative Word of God for Christian faith and practice.

We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and holy, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that true faith in Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation.  That Jesus is the Son of God, coming to earth fully God and fully human, living a sinless life.  His substitutionary death, shed blood and bodily resurrection are necessary and sufficient for the redemption and salvation of all man, both men and women.

We believe that man (both men and women) was created by God in His own image.  The fall of man into sin, and disobedience to God, has produced divine condemnation.  Man cannot earn salvation by his own merit, but must through faith, experience reconciliation in Jesus Christ.

We believe that only those accepting Jesus by the repentance of sins and acclamation of the Lordship of Jesus Christ are forgiven and declared righteous by God, and thereby receive eternal life as a free gift of God.

We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who have experienced salvation through Jesus Christ.

We believe believers in Jesus Christ are called to a life of obedience to God’s will, enabled by the Holy Spirit.  A key part of this obedience is the fellowship with other believers in and through the local church.

We believe in the second coming of Christ and the eternal judgment of man.  The redeemed through Christ will experience eternal life in the presence and peace of God.  Those not receiving Christ will experience eternal life without God and in eternal punishment.