Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Denomination
A community of Christ’s coming kingdom, bringing hope to a broken world
Loving God and loving others as we are transformed by his love
A Worshiping Community
Since the gospel frees us from a guilty conscience and from believing lies about God, we are able to enjoy God and worship him freely. It is only in God-centered worship that we are delivered from the bondage of the self-centered life, and such a God-centered life is the doorway into the joy and purpose he designed us to experience.
A Healing Community
Since the gospel brings healing to broken sinners, we are a community where such healing is experienced. Though all healing comes from God, he uses his people to be his instruments in this. We do so through such gospel qualities as acceptance, gentleness, patience, love, safety and hope.
A Welcoming Community
Since the gospel announces God’s welcome of unworthy sinners through Christ, we are a place where people are welcomed. Though friendliness is part of this, it goes beyond friendliness to an attitude of acceptance that offers a seat at the table to anyone who will come. While being true to our context, we strive to remove all boundaries to inclusion except the stumbling block Jesus is to some. We give of ourselves to pursue others with this good news of welcome, and not wait on them to come to us.
A Giving Community
Since the heart of the gospel is God’s generosity to us at great cost to himself, we reach out and give generously of ourselves to others, both those inside the church and those outside the church. We give our time, money, people and facilities, sharing what God has so freely given to us for the sake of his kingdom.
A Teaching Community
Since God has chosen to bring the gospel to us through Word and Spirit, we teach the whole Bible to the whole person through the power of the Spirit.
Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The PCA subscribes to the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Book of Church Order, all of which are subordinate to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inerrant Word of God.