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My name is Patrick Bowler and I am the Preaching Pastor here at Valley Life. We are a young church in the valley and are excited about what God is doing for His name’s sake and His glory here. Valley Life is a community of communities. We are re-born men and women who claim no righteousness of our own… Jesus Christ is our righteousness; so we are His. As a collection of Christ’s disciples we are doing the work of disciple-making, one life at a time, from house to house. We are a part of the Acts 29 Network of churches (more info here) and take very seriously the mission of Jesus in the world.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:19, 20).”
“Make disciples,” Jesus said; and we want to do exactly that. Here at Valley Life we believe that discipleship happens within the context of Christ-centered relationship. It is in these Christ-centered relationships where we are challenged and spurred on for growth (Heb. 10:24; Prov. 27:17). Jesus made disciples this way; therefore, so will we.
Here at Valley Life we have a high view of scripture which directly impacts our preaching around here. We typically study through entire books of the Bible, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. We make no apologies for what scripture says. It is the inspired Word of God and therefore our authority (2 Tim. 3:16).
Basically, we have a high view of God. I will quote John Piper from www.desiringgod.org, “Everything we do aims to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.” That drives us. It is about God and we desire to see His name exalted above all things. The Apostle Paul said, “We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me. (Colossians 1:28-29)”
If this is your heart as well, then I invite you to come and journey alongside us. May God bless you as you seek Him.