The purpose of Valley View Christian Church is five-fold:
These purposes are expressed by Jesus in the Great Commandment and the Great Commission:
"Love the Lord Your God with all your heart... soul... and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:36-40)
"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to do everything I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20)
To these five ends we dedicate all classes, programs, ministries, and functions of the congregation - that God may receive glory.
To touch the people of the south metro area with the message of Jesus Christ, enabling them to experience God in a way that changes their lives.
Our motto sums up our mission in a concise way:
"Loving God, Serving People, Changing Lives."
(In short, our business is "Disciple Development" and our product is "Changed Lives.")
Frequently we are asked what our church believes. Being non-denominational, composed of Christians who are each free in Christ to study His Word and live on the basis of their convictions, and having no denominational authority to dictate doctrine, it is difficult to say what our “church” believes. But it is possible to state the convictions of our church leaders and teachers.
We believe that there is one Living and True God, eternally existing in three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; and that this God created all, upholds all and governs all.
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His death on our behalf – which pays for our sins, His bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual prayer for His people and His personal, visible return to earth.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to give new birth, transform the character, and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an ever-present Helper, teacher, Counselor and Guide.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation; and that God redeems and indwells with the Holy Spirit those who repent of (turn from) their sins, confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and are immersed in Christian baptism.
We believe in the universal Church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all born again persons are members.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two unique practices to the church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe in water baptism by immersion and a communion open to all believers.
We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ and the grand fulfillment of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous, and endless suffering of those who do not know Jesus Christ.
We are a non-denominational church, affiliated with the independent fellowship of Christian Churches throughout the world. We have no earthly headquarters or denominational connections.
The church was organized as Littleton Christian Church in 1957. The first meeting was at North Elementary School on March 3, 1957. The church officially incorporated on May 6, 1957 with 15 members. On March 2, 1958 ground breaking was held for the first building. An education building was added in 1963. In 1973, the auditorium was more than doubled in size. In 1985, the church purchased a house next door to use as an office building, then purchased additional land adjacent to the site during the next 4 years. In 1989, the auditorium was enlarged, additional education space was built, and the two buildings were joined together.
In March of 1994 our elders, deacons and staff were led by the Lord to begin an earnest and prayerful investigation into relocation. In 1999, we found and purchased 25 acres just south of Highlands Ranch Parkway on Highway 85 (Santa Fe). The first phase of the new campus was completed and moved into in August 2004. At that time we changed our name to Valley View Christian Church.
During the congregation's five decades of service, Valley View worked together with other congregations to help several other churches to be established in the Denver area.