what we believe


The Bible to be the infallible and inerrant Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit , and our supreme and final authority in faith, life and practice!

There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit-each possessing equally all the attributes and character of the Deity!

Jesus Christ is God, the Living Word, who became flesh through the miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. That He is both perfect Deity and true humanity, united in one person forever. In His sinless life, in His miracles, in His all-sufficient and atoning death through His shed blood on the Cross, in His bodily resurrection from the dead, in His visible ascension to the right hand of the Father, and his visible and personal return in power and glory!

That man was originally created in the image of God. That he sinned by disobeying God thus alienating himself from his Creator. That man's nature is corrupted, separating him from God and that every man in need of spiritual regeneration by the Holy Spirit!

The salvation of man is wholly the work of God's free grace and is not in any way the work of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. That God imputes His righteousness and forgiveness of sin to those who put their faith and trust totally in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby are justified in His sight!

The Holy Spirit came into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. That He convicts and draws all sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them and seals them until the day of redemption!


Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that they will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God!


That Jesus Christ is the Head of Church, His Body, which is composed of all people, living and dead, who have been joined to Him though saving faith!


That at the physical death, the believer enters immediately into an eternal conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of the body in glory to live forever with God in a literal heaven!

That, at the physical death, the unbeliever enters immediately into an eternal conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of their bodies to lie forever in condemnation and judgement in a literal hell!

In the spiritual unity of believers in the unconditional love of our Lord Jesus Christ!

That from the beginning, Scriptures declare that God created us male and female. Furthermore, the biblical record shows that sexual union was established exclusively within the context of a male-female relationship (Gen. 2:24) and was formalized in the institution of marriage. Therefore, since we believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and the biblical definition of marriage as that between one man and one woman, and that we accept only this definition of this holy institution as ordained by God.

In the sanctity of human life and that all human life has value. That it is a creative act of God and begins at conception. That the moral issue of abortion is more than a question of the freedom of a woman to control the reproductive functions of her body. It is rather a question of those circumstances under which a human being may be permitted to take the life of another. We therefore oppose abortion for personal and sociological purposes. We recognize therapeutic abortions may be necessary where the pregnancy endangers the life of the mother, as in tubal pregnancies.

What to expect

You can expect friendly and authentic people, engaging and relevant music and worship, compelling preaching from the Bible, and an opportunity to encounter God. You can expect to find a place where creativity and fellowship come together to worship God in new and exciting ways. You can expect to be encouraged, challenged, convicted, excited and, most importantly, welcomed.

When are services

We meet every Sunday at Valley Brethren Church for both Sunday School and Worship Service


Service Times

Sunday School:  9:30 am

Worship Service:  10:30 am

where are we located

308 mountain view road

donegal pa 15628

The Valley Brethren Church was established in 1883 in Jones Mills, Pennsylvania. In 1976, a new Church building was erected a mile or two from its original site.  Our Church sits in the beautiful Laurel Highlands mountains between the towns of Jones Mills, Donegal and Champion.