Who We Are
What We Believe
Here at Millvile, everything we seek to do is guided by our six core values, which support our mission of "Building Lives. . .Building Families. . . Building Community."
These six values drive our purpose and are the basis from which we do everything.
Value #1: The Bible is our authority for life.
We believe the Bible is God's Word and is the final and only authority for truth, for life, for belief, for behavior and for the Church and its function, mission and operation.
Value #2: God speaks through His Word, prayer and worship.
We believe God's primary means of communicating with His people is through the study of His Word (the Bible), through prayer, and through worship and praise. Although God can communicate any way He chooses, this has been the primary way God has chosen to speak truth to His people. Study, prayer and worship should be regular habits and practiced in the lives of His people and His church.
Value #3: Discipleship happens best in small groups.
We believe the Bible teaches that the best place for us to grow as disciples is in small groups of believers who can come alongside us in our walk with God. We need each other, and the best place for us to meet each other's needs is in the context of a small, loving group of believers. This happens in Sunday School Classes, Small Group Classes, and times of meaningful fellowship.
Value #4: Life happens best in community.
We believe the Bible teaches that people and homes function best when they are part of a healthy community of other people and homes.
Value #5: Every believer is gifted to serve as the Church.
We believe the Bible teaches that every believer is gifted by the Holy Spirit to serve as a functioning member of the Church, to see others come into a relationship with God and grow in their faith.
Value #6: All believers are instructed to use their influence in the world for Christ.
We believe the Bible teaches that all believers are instructed to go into the world and use their influence in personal relationships with others.