About Sierra View
A Member of the Presbyterian Church in America
Sundays @ SVPC
"To whoever will come, this church opens wide her doors."
Music is important in the life of a church. Our goal is to sing songs that are biblically grounded, theologically sound and beautiful. We incorporate a blend of traditional hymns and modern songs. You can navigate to our online weekly bulletin to preview the music that will be sung on a given Sunday.
We provide a nursery for children 2 years and under. We also have a ‘cry room’ in the sanctuary, which allows for parents to participate in worship while their children wiggle and giggle. Please note that children of all ages are welcome in the sanctuary at all times.
Our Worship Services last about an hour and fifteen minutes. We begin at 10:30a, with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 9:15a.
From the Blog: Wednesday's Words
Wednesday: The Cross of Christ In 1985 John Stott published his classic book, “The Cross of Christ.” 20 years later the book was republished to commemorate its excellence and put it in the hands of a rising generation. That’s the same year Stott was named by Time Magazine one of the 100 most influential people […]
Tuesday: To Make Things Alive Take an afternoon sometime and write down all the reasons you can think of for Jesus’ life and ministry. I suppose we could fill innumerable pages. To bring light out of darkness. To fulfill the Law of God. We could go on. Today, as we get one day closer to […]
Monday: Passover As we begin this Passion Week, it’s important to keep in mind the significance of Passover for the Christian’s celebration of the empty tomb. Passover, after all, is about a perspective on God’s covenant love. Without a Passover comprehension, we lose the heart of the week. It all began with the Triumphal Entry. […]
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.
“Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”- Charles Spurgeon
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”- Jim Elliot