Who are you?
We are an independent, non-denominational church. Our people come from a variety of backgrounds and doctrinal persuasions. We have chosen, rather than allowing our differences to divide, to find common ground and be part of the solution.
What do you believe? Where are you located? How can I contact you?
The answers to those questions can be found in separate links on the left side of this website. Click on the desired link for your answer.
Am I expected to give money in the service?
Visitors to the church are not expected to give anything. We want you to be blessed and to enjoy the service.
What should we call your pastor?
If your “tradition” leads you to call him by some title you can call him “Pastor.” However, here you can call him by his first name, Bill (He prefers that).
What should I wear?
We are pleased that you may want to worship with us and do not have a certain “dress code.” Some will wear a suit and tie while others feel more comfortable wearing jeans or shorts. Our pastors do not wear ties. All we ask is that you dress modestly so as not to draw attention to yourself.
Why do you observe communion every week?
We are aware of the temptation that communion can become a habit but we feel that our time of reflection helps take away that temptation. Taken weekly it becomes a reminder to us of the great sacrifice Jesus paid on behalf of our sin as well as a time of recommitment of our love.
Why do you baptize by immersion?
The Bible word for “baptize” means to “dip, immerse or plunge.” In ancient Greek literature that word was used to describe the sinking of Ulysses’ ships. The death, burial and resurrection of Christ is best symbolized by immersion.
How can I become a member of OVCF?
We do not “require” any classes although we will be offering an introductory class in the near future. We simply ask that you already be immersed or desire to be and also desire to become an active participant in the life of this church. This can be done either by talking to one of the pastors or leaders or by coming forward during the invitation following the sermon.
So can I go to heaven without Jesus?
We know popular culture would have us believe that there are many roads to heaven but we take our stand on John 14:6 where Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but by Me.” Life without a personal relationship to Jesus is empty and so is eternity.
So How do I become a Christian (a follower of Jesus)?
It is the easiest step and yet the hardest to take. But is essential if you want to live forever in heaven.
* You must see that God created you and loves you.
* You must see that man is finite and is separated from God because of what we call “sin.” Sin is falling short of God’s mark of perfection (and we have all done it).
* You must see there is Good News! God has done for us through Christ what we were unable to do! Jesus lived a perfect life and paid the penalty of sin on the cross. By His death, our sins can be forgiven.
* You must see that salvation is free (Jesus paid the price) and easy to receive. You must repent of your sin, confess Christ and call on Him to save you. Forgiveness is given and your new life begins.
* You must see the need to find a church home that preaches the Bible (we do) and as soon as possible be immersed.
* Contact us if you want to know more about this decision either by emailing one of the pastors or calling the church office for more help.