Who We Are
What are the things that make our ministries at Cuyahoga Valley Church distinctive?
We want our six passions to be seen and felt by anyone who thinks of us.
When people think of CVC, they might just think of a group of people. But what’s the current underneath? What is the CVC way? Sometimes, these ideas are called “values.” We have identified six values that we are passionate about.
God’s Word is living truth that pierces our hearts, teaches us and guides us. We seek to learn it, pray it, sing it, live it, and share it.
The largest obstacle to experiencing new life in Christ is ourselves. Because we are dependent on God, our lives, our families, and our ministries are fueled by prayer.
We believe that spiritual friendships are vital for healthy spiritual development and maturity, so we are intentional about building small communities of people called LifeGroups.
As we follow Christ, we grab the hand of someone who’s a generation above who will pour into our lives and we grab the hands of the generation below, pouring into them.
We begin the process of developing leaders as early as we possibly can by noticing the God-given gifts in people, providing coaching and training, and giving them opportunities to lead.
We are people that see ourselves as God’s agents of restoration in the relationships and community around us, so we use our resources to serve, bless and reach out to those who don’t know Christ.
We believe that as we each grow in Christ, we’ll see the Fruit of New Life.
Christians are often caught in the routine of “just doing church” and they wonder why. We’ve worked hard to develop a clear and measurable definition of spiritual success by identifying in practical terms six key stages of what God expects of us. The Fruit of New Life is best understood not by what we do, but by who we understand ourselves to be.
We believe that our worth is not based on religious performance, but on the love and grace of God through Jesus Christ.
We learn how to take responsibility for our spiritual growth by developing Bible reading skills, prayer habits, and other sources of spiritual development.
As followers of Christ the Holy Spirit works in us a deeper desire to serve instead of being served. We use our gifts to bless the church and serve the world around us.
We grow in the desire to be givers, not takers. Instead of feeding the consumer mentality, we develop an eternal perspective and invest our time, talent, and treasure into things of eternal value.
We develop spiritual friendships with the intention of helping others grow in their relationship with Jesus and being accountable to others in our own spiritual journey.
We realize that God has commissioned us to go into all of the world to share the love of Jesus. We build friendships with those who are far from God so that we can share Jesus with them and intentionally go to unreached peoples.