Mission, Vision and Covenant

Church Mission
Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church is a community of believers united in love and committed to sharing the truth of God’s Message with everyone in the fervent hope that others may come to know the “righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” that has been promised to all who become God’s children when God graciously saves their souls. Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church is a people of faith serving the Real God that can affect Real Change in the lives of Real People. Ephesians 2:4-10; Galatians 4:3-7; Galatians 5:22-24; Romans 14:17

Church Vision
Our prayer is for God to transform the hearts of those who stand in need of the salvation that only Jesus Christ can provide via God’s grace through the operation of the Holy Spirit leading to repentance, faith, and eternal life. St. John 1:12-13; St. John 6:44; St. John 14:16; Ephesians 2:4-10; I Peter; 2:5-6, 9-10

Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly in the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintance ; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer, to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Saviour to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s word.

Our Church Ordinances and Articles of Faith