We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which the church operates and is the basis for which the church is governed. We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures (Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:3-4, 21)
Read the Bible
The Bible will tell you everything you need to know to grow in your spiritual life. Because God speaks through His Word, you will get to know Him better and learn what pleases Him. As you obey His Word, you will grow strong and begin to see positive changes in your life.
Prayer is one of the greatest privileges we have as a child of God. Just think, the God of all creation wants to hear from you! You can call on the Lord any hour of the day or night, and He will listen. It doesn’t matter to God if your prayers are eloquent or flowery—it only matters that you pray with a pure and sincere heart.
Church plays a vital role in your spiritual growth. Fellowship with other Christians in Visalia will keep you spiritually active and give you much-needed encouragement and support. Church provides you with instruction from God’s Word and provides you with the training and opportunity to use your God-given gifts and abilities.
Live for God
A sure sign of a changed heart is the desire to live for God. What does this mean? It means that you want to please God and to obey Him as best you know how. You will begin to filter your thoughts and actions through God’s Word to become a reflection of Jesus Christ.
Share Your Faith
Good news is hard to keep to yourself! God wants you to share your newfound faith with others in our community of Visalia. You don’t have to wait until you’re an expert in the Bible to witness to others. You can share what you know—your own story of what Jesus has done for you.
Don’t Get Sidelined
Being a Christian is not always easy. There will be times when you’ll feel pressured to back down or give in. When you became a child of God, you also became an enemy of the devil; and he will try to tempt you into disobeying God. It isn’t a sin to be tempted—even Jesus experienced temptation (see Luke 4:1–3)—but giving in to the temptation is a sin. Christians will experience times of testing and trials, but God promises to be with us and give us the strength we need to get through hard times.