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Valley Bible​ Church​​

An Evangelical Free Church

Christmas Luncheon
Sunday Dec. 17, 2017

 Located @ Merchant Square
46 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Warwick, N.Y. 10990
(845) 986-0570 

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DEC  15th, 2017:
WHAT DOES BORN AGAIN MEAN?

COOKIE EXCHANGE
Dec. 22, 2017​ 6:30 p.m.
*see more in the  December Newsletter 

Christmas Eve SERVICE
Dec. 24, 2017​ 11:00 a.m.

All taking place at our Church
46 Ronald Regean Blvd. 
Merchant Square


About Us

Statement of Faith

BRIEF HISTORY

 
 
Valley Bible Church had its beginnings in the living room of Bob and Dianne Everett in Bellvale, N.Y. with several people meeting for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. In March of 1986 they began meeting in the downstairs floor of the Clocktower building in the center of Warwick.

The official church was incorporated with Orange County, N.Y. in August of 1986, as the Warwick Valley Evangelical Free Church. The group met faithfully and grew spiritually and numerically with Bud Voreland leading the flock.

In 1987 they moved from the Clocktower to the former Calvary Baptist Church building on West Street where they stayed for several years. The attendance grew and they took on support for their first missionaries to Japan, Dan and Linda Rudd and their family.
The church was known for its fellowship and various outreach organizations; including, children’s programs on Wednesday evenings, prayer fellowship, men’s breakfasts, youth meetings, Vacation Bible School, Moms and Tots, and Sunday School. Active Sunday night meetings were enjoyed by those who attended.

In 1999 the building on West Street was sold and we moved our services to the Bellvale United Methodist Church building. In October 2007, we recognized God’s leading so far and our readiness for the future by adopting a new name, Valley Bible Church.

When the Bellvale United Methodist Church closed and sold their church building in 2012, we moved to the Park Avenue School in Warwick, N.Y.

In February of 2017 we were blessed with our own space at 46 Ronald Reagan Blvd.in Merchant Square. Apart from our wonderful sanctuary, we have fellowship space, a kitchen and Sunday School rooms.

We look forward to the day when the Lord leads us to building our own church building, but until then we are grateful for the “next steps” He has for us where we are located.
 
 Valley Bible Church is a community of people who come together to encounter the person of Jesus, trust the grace of Jesus, and share the love of Jesus.

Valley Bible Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America. As such, we hold to the twelve points of the EFCA Statement of Faith.

1. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

2. In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

5. That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

6. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus become children of God.

7. That water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

8. That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.

9. That only those who are, thus, members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
10. That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.

11. In the personal and premillennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

12. In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.