II Corinthians 5:14-15 “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”
PVC Core values
We believe that eternal change happens through loving relationships.
John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
We believe that discipleship happens through community as we are held accountable to lead authentic lives.
Acts 2:44- 47 “All the believers were together and had everything in common, selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need… They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people…”
We believe that Jesus called all Christians to be His hands and feet in their communities.
John 13:12-17 “When he had finished washing their feet …he asked them, “Do you understand what I have done for you?”. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you… Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”
Dependence on the Holy Spirit
We believe that only through a humble life of prayer God will empower us to do great things for His glory.
John 15: 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
We believe that Christ’s church transcends denominational and cultural barriers, to create a unified community of believers.
Revelation: 7: 9-10 “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” John 17:20-23 “… I pray also for those who will believe in me…that all of them may be one, Father… may they be brought to complete unity”
We believe that the church must grow OUT. Acts 1:8
We believe that the Gospel message should be communicated in a simple, practical and tangible way. 2Cor: 2: 1-5
PHILOSOPHY: WHAT IS THE CHURCH?
As a child I always thought that the church was that building in the street corner with the cross on top and that you could not play soccer in its front yard because you got punish by God or chased away by the priest or pastor. Now I am convinced that the church happens outside of a building and it goes beyond Sunday mornings, perhaps the real church takes place between Sundays. It is because of this conviction that we have been intentionally seeking ways how we can be a blessing to others in the name of Jesus.-Pastor Dennis Leon