CVP recognizes that many historic confessions and creeds have been developed throughout church history, but for the purpose of doctrine and teaching in this fellowship, we affirm the standard known as the Westminster Confession of Faith. For the purpose of teaching and training our members and children, we utilize the larger, shorter and children’s catechisms of the Westminster Confession. We also recognize the Nicene Creed as a historic standard defining orthodox Christianity.
CVP champions a multi-generational vision and desires to equip whole households for ministry through heart-level relationships rather than activity-based programs. All ages worship together each Sunday.
We desire that our church operate as a community where members know one another intimately and live and serve as a Family. In this community, it is our desire that the elders shepherd the flock with love and gentleness, knowing well the needs of each individual and family. Because this is so important to us, we have a fellowship meal together each week after the service and gather together in in each other’s homes.
Central Valley Presbyterian Church is a founding member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church denomination (CPC). The CPC is a denomination that is “committed to presbyterian practice, doctrinal purity, faithful worship, and the expansion of Christ’s Kingdom to all areas of society and home.”
The distinctives of the Covenant Presbyterian Church denomination include:
- The belief that the Bible is inspired and inerrant, and our sole authority and guide for all things.
- The preaching of the Gospel of Christ without compromise.
- The belief that God created the earth and heavens in six days.
- The encouragement for families to worship together.
- The requirement of an educated and qualified Eldership.