Who We Are
- Napa Valley: Our ministry focus’ on the needs of a specific community, the Napa Valley. We do reach a larger world-wide community through video and our website resources. However our specific ministries are designed and carried out to meet the needs of our specific community, namely the Napa Valley.
- Community: We are a community focused church and our ministries are intended to reach the people our Napa Valley Community. For example, our garden ministry weekly contributes food to our members, members of our community, and the local Napa Valley food bank.
- Church: We are part of the family of God and our worship services and our ministry opportunities are designed to enhance and promote the ideal of the family of God.
NVCC is part of the Christian Reformed Church: What does that mean?
- Christian: We belong to Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, our Savior, and the Lord of our lives.
- Reformed: We believe that God is sovereign over all, and we seek to serve Him in every part of our daily lives
- Church: We are united by faith to that worldwide community of believers ruled by our Lord Jesus Christ
While we function primarily as a community church, our affiliation with a larger denomination gives us access to resources not otherwise available to a community church, as well as partnership in ministry opportunities that literally span the globe.
- Our Denomination: The Christian Reformed Church traces her history back to Jesus Christ through the historic Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century, and especially Geneva, Switzerland and the work of John Calvin. Her history began in the United States in 1857. By the grace of God, the CRC now reaches across the North American Continent and into many foreign countries as well. People of all races and classes have found its fellowship meaningful, full of vision, and serious about the Scriptures.
- Our Regional Classis: NVCC is part of the Central California Classis of the CRC. This Classis consists of churches from Bakersfield to the Oregon Border.
- Our icon is the cross inside a triangle. The triangle represents the trinity, our belief in the one God we know as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The cross symbolizes our belief in Jesus Christ’s sacrifice as the only means of our salvation.
What We Believe
Napa Valley Community Church is a local ministry of the Christian Reformed Church of North America.
- Christ-Centered: We believe that Jesus is the only Son of God, and our only Savior. He was fully human, and fully God. He is the second member of the Trinity.
- Bible-Based: We believe that the Bible is the only inspired and infallible word of God. As such it is our rule for faith and life. For this reason we teach the Bible in church and in Bible studies. As a result our sermons are typically exegetical by choice and design.
- Committed to Biblical Marriage. We believe that God has ordained marriage to be between a man and woman. As our creator we believe that is how he intended marriage to be. In addition, we believe that marriage is a sacred institution created by God, and we are to honor it and keep it holy as he has instructed.
- Committed to the Biblical family. We believe our children are a gift from God and as such they are our sacred responsibility. As a church, we pledge to encourage and support our families and educate our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
- In the Reformed Perspective: We subscribe to the historical Ecumenical Creeds (the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed) and the Reformed Confessions of faith: the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dordt.
- SOLA Defined: Our doctrines reflect our understanding the scriptures and can generally be summarized by the 5 SOLA'S of the Reformation.
We carry out our statements of belief through:
- A refreshing God-centered and Christ-centered worship, loving and authentic fellowship, and invigorating and life-affirming service.
- We encourage every member and every attendee to make daily focused time for prayer and Bible study, as well as making regular church attendance a priority.
We invite you to see if our Reformed perspective resonates with you as well.