Who We Are

“To Reach Those Who Have Given Up on Church”

From the start, God directed us to reach those who have given up on church. Those who once fellowshipped with believers, but due to painful experiences, no longer have a church home. Some researchers suggest that approximately 38% of Americans fit this description. This amounts to approximately 20,000 people in Adams County and York County whom we are called to help re-activate in the Body of Christ.

To Build Healthy Households.

We minister to singles, married couples, and all types of families by helping them establish Godly, well-ordered personal lives that reflect the love of Jesus, the goodness of God, and good stewardship of all that He has entrusted to them.

Regular teaching on how to build relationships, seminars on parenting and finances, and help with the difficult task of blending families are offered.

To Bring in New Believers.

With God’s help we will reach as many new believers as we can. We have many ministries in place, and an excellent discipleship program to help new believers understand their faith and be built up in it.

To Reach Central Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the World.

We believe that God placed us here to make a difference in the world by sending and supporting missions both in America and abroad, as God directs.

We have an intense desire to see America come back to the Creator and will eagerly involve ourselves in whatever contributes to that end. America will be changed for the better as families are brought to Jesus, marriages are restored, relationships healed, and people brought to peace with their Heavenly Father.

Freedom Valley Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God, an international organization of more than 60 million believers worldwide. AG churches wish to be characterized by a passion for God and sharing His forgiveness and love through worldwide missions, world-changing kindness, and the character of Jesus Christ. AG churches are very different from each other in style, but we all believe in the following:

WE BELIEVE the Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.

WE BELIEVE there is only one true God revealed in three persons . . . Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – the Trinity.

WE BELIEVE in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son, Jesus was both human and divine.

WE BELIEVE though originally good, man willingly fell to sin, ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

WE BELIEVE every person can have a restored fellowship with God through salvation (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

WE BELIEVE in and practice two ordinances: (1) water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.

WE BELIEVE the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

WE BELIEVE the initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues, as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

WE BELIEVE sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.

WE BELIEVE the Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe the Church is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers.

WE BELIEVE divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

WE BELIEVE in the blessed hope (the second coming). At a future moment in time, all believers who have died will rise from their graves and  meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be called up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

WE BELIEVE in the millennial reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over the earth for 1,000 years. The millennial reign will bring the salvation of Israel and the establishment of universal peace.

WE BELIEVEfinal judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a lake of fire.

WE BELIEVE in and look forward to the perfect new heavens and new earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. And so shall we forever be with the Lord!

FAQs

What should I expect?
  • A casual environment, passionate worship, connection opportunities, and Biblical preaching you can use in everyday life.
  • Third Place Coffee Shop sells drinks, snacks, books, and other items.
  • The Guest Central desk in the lobby is there just for you! Take a tour of the building, and let us know how we can serve you.
What time should I arrive?
On Saturdays, we have a free buffet-style meal that is served around 5:15 p.m., an hour before our service. If you’d like to eat with us, come then. Besides that, we recommend that you arrive about ten minutes before the service begins, especially if you have kids to register.
How long are services?
Services normally run for about an hour and fifteen minutes.
What are services like?

We usually open up with a time of worshiping God together. God deserves our passionate, energetic worship, and this time reflects that! During the course of 75 minutes or so, you will have the opportunity to connect to the life of the church, pray with a Prayer Partner, worship through giving, listen to practical teaching, and respond to it in some form. We hope that it’s not just an environment of passive watching but of engaging worship together.

What should I wear?
The environment at Freedom Valley is casual, but please dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable.
What’s available for kids?

Freedom Valley Kids is a fun, engaging, and safe environment for kids. On the weekends there are age-specific classrooms from infancy to 6th grade and on Wednesday nights from infancy to 12th grade. Parents are welcome to come and see classrooms and meet the teachers that will be working with their children.