WORSHIP ♦ FELLOWSHIP ♦ DISCIPLESHIP ♦ OUTREACH
Our Mission: “To make disciples of Jesus Christ in Fresno, the Central Valley, and the world, through God-exalting worship, Christ-centered fellowship, and Spirit-empowered witness.”
Our Vision: “Let us see if God will affect radical change through the preaching of the Gospel.” This was one person’s basic summary of the ministry intent of the great Martyn Lloyd-Jones, a man of the previous century who committed everything to the simplicity of the Gospel. At Sierra View, our desire is the same: to glorify God through the simple proclamation of the gospel. We do not have a lot of fancy church programs or entertaining worship techniques, just a commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word.
Our Theological Identity: Reformed and Evangelical
We adopt the Westminster Confession of Faith as our doctrinal standards. Our theological committments include:
- The Bible is the inspired, authoritative and inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
- There is one God, eternal and self-existing in three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who are to be equally loved, honored, and adored.
- All mankind participated in Adam’s fall from his original sinless state and is thus lost in sin and totally helpless.
- The Sovereign God, for no other reason than His own unfathomable love and mercy, has chosen lost sinners from every nation to be redeemed by the quickening power of the Holy Spirit and through the atoning death and resurrection of His son, Jesus Christ.
- Those sinners whom the Spirit quickens, come to believe in Christ as Savior by the Word of God, are born again, become sons of God, and will persevere to the end.
- Justification is by faith and through it the undeserving sinner is clothed with the righteousness of Christ.
- The goal of God’s salvation in the life of the Christian is holiness, good works, and service for the glory of God.
- At death the Christian’s soul passes immediately into the presence of God and the unbeliever’s soul is eternally separated from God unto condemnation.
- Baptism is a sign of God’s covenant and is properly administered to children of believers in their infancy as well as to those who come as adults to trust in Christ.
- Jesus Christ will return to earth, visibly and bodily, at a time when He is not expected, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
- The Gospel of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ must be published to all the world as a witness before Jesus Christ returns.