Who We Are
Valley Christian Fellowship (VCF) is a family of believers whose purpose in gathering is to worship and honor Jesus Christ, to serve and care for each other, and to serve the needs of people nearby and around the world. Through trying to live our lives this way, we hope others would come to know and accept the loving sacrifice of Jesus and would enjoy the hope, restoration, healing and empowerment that comes from living for him.
Valley Christian Fellowship grew out of a small group Bible study in the early 1980’s and was formally established as a church in 1984. The church first met near Euclid, MN and then met for 10 years on the campus of the University of Minnesota Crookston. The current facility in downtown Crookston was purchased in 1992. VCF is not officially affiliated with a denomination but regularly participates in cooperative ministry events with other churches in the Crookston area.
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21
2. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, referred to as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and known by the term Trinity. Colossians 1:19, Matthew 3:16-17
3. We believe Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true Deity and true Humanity. We believe He was crucified as a sacrifice for our sin, was physically raised from the dead, and that He will visibly return. John1:1, 14, John 20:20, Acts 1:11
4. We believe the Holy Spirit has come to indwell believers to convict, comfort, lead, instruct, and empower them to do the work of the ministry and to enable them to be conformed to the image of Christ. We believe the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers. Acts 2, Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 12
5. We believe humanity was created by God, was separated from Him by sin, but was offered salvation through, and only through God’s grace, exercised through faith in the completed work of Christ, His death, resurrection and establishment of the new humanity in the Kingdom of God. Through salvation, we believe, there is forgiveness of sin, healing for sickness, and freedom from the selfish nature. Romans 3:24,6:6, Ephesians 1:7, John 3:3
6. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, the final judgment, the everlasting life of the believer.
John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:11-15
7. We believe Jesus Christ is the only true head of the church, organized chiefly through local churches and that he has given gifts and ministries of the perfecting of the body. We believe the church is called to practice the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's supper. John 13:12-17, I Corinthians 11:17-34, Ephesians 4:4-6