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Our Beliefs

See how we view God, Jesus, the Bible, man, and many significant aspects of our faith. Firmly rooted in Scripture, the beliefs of Spring Valley guide our decisions as a church.

Our Values

Learn the 4 values that keep the vision of Spring Valley Church clear. These values reflect our priority to reach people with the Gospel.

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Our Beliefs

We believe in the Bible as God’s only inspired, inerrant and authoritative revelation of Himself to man in written form (2 Tim 3:16-17)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7)

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John (1:1), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18), His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Acts 10:38), His vicarious death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world (I John 2:2), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:39), His ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor (Hebrews 4:14), and His future return in glory first to rapture His church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18), and second, to establish the kingdom of God upon the earth (Revelation 20:6). ​

We believe in the finality of Christ’s mediation for the redemption of humankind and freedom of access to the Father (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews7:25). ​

We believe in the new birth as the only means of receiving eternal life. The new birth involves a cleansing and deliverance from the penalty and power of sin. It is effectuated through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from the sin (John 3:3-8; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-20). ​

We believe in divine healing for the total person, spirit, mind and body and that this healing is accomplished in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross and appropriated in the believer’s life through prayer (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:13-15).
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an enduement of power for all believers (Acts 2:4; 38-39; 10:44-45; 19:1-6; Ephesians 5:18), This baptism results in a deeper expression of spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22-23), a greater growth in Christlikeness (2 Corinthians 3:18), a genuine manifestation of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-11), and a more effective prayer life (Romans 8:26-27).
We believe in the process of spiritual development (sanctification), accomplished in the believer’s life by the Holy Spirit through submission and obedience. This growth involves a daily dying to sin and living unto righteousness (Romans 6:1-23), finds expression in a holy life (Ephesians 4:24) and will be perfected at the return of Christ (1 John 3:2).
We believe in the resurrection from the dead. First the righteous unto eternal life and second, the ungodly unto eternal separation (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15).
We believe in the sacraments of the Church established by Jesus Christ our Lord: The Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) and baptism by immersion as a witness of the new birth (Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 3:20-22).
​​We believe it is God’s will for Christians to refrain from violence in human relationships. This includes how we treat the unborn and elderly. Led by the Holy Spirit, we will follow Christ in the way of peace and the sanctity of human life. (Isa. 2:2-4, 11:1-9, Hos. 2:18, Matt. 5:8-12, 39-48, 6:14-15, 26:52, 1 Peter 2:21-24, 1 Cor. 6:1-16, Rom. 12:14-21)
We believe that God created humankind in his image, intentionally male and female (Genesis 1:27), with each bringing unique qualities to sexuality and relationships. Sexuality is a wonderful gift from God to be expressed in marriage for procreation, union, and mutual delight (Hebrews 13:4) or in celibacy in devotion to God (1 Corinthians 7:35). We believe that marriage, as described in the scriptures, is the union of one biological man and one biological woman1 and is a sacred covenant designed by God to be a lifelong relationship and commitment between a husband and a wife (Matthew 19:4-6). We will teach and uphold God’s marriage design as described in scripture between a biological male and a biological female but also seek to minister to the aforementioned who suffer the consequences of its brokenness. We also affirm, believe, and will teach the Scriptures, which state that…
  • Fornication, which is sexual relations prior to marriage, is sin. (1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:3)
  • Adultery, which is sexual relations outside of marriage, is sin. (Exodus 20:14, Matthew 5:27)
  • Homosexual behavior, which is sexual relations between the same sex2, is sin. (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26-27)
  • Gender Dysphoria and Transvestic Disorder can lead to sinful behavior where one chooses to identify as a gender other than their innately assigned-at-birth biological sex, which is contrary to the sacredness of God’s creation when he made Adam and Eve as distinctly male and female. (Genesis 2:21-24)
  • Entertaining thoughts3 or involvement in pornography, pedophilia, lascivious conduct, and any altering of one’s innately assigned-at-birth biological sex is sin. (Psalms 101:3, Matthew 5:29)
  • Any kind of other sexual perversion is sin. (1 Corinthians 6:9, Galatians 5:19)
All of these are outside of God’s blessing and design for sexual expression. We further believe that sexual sins can be forgiven by God’s grace when those involved repent, turn from, and seek deliverance from these sins. (1 Corinthians 6:11) We, as a church, including our counseling department, will not support or affirm anything that…
  • Promotes sexual immorality, or:
  • Promotes the acceptance of homosexuality or any altering of an individual’s innately assigned-at-birth biological sex as a lifestyle approved by God, or;
  • Defines marriage as anything other than God’s design of one man4 and one woman5 for life.
1 As described in scripture between one innately assigned-at-birth biological man and one innately assigned-at-birth biological female.
2 Whether innately or assigned-at-birth or surgically altered
3 Engaging in fantasy
4 Innately assigned-at-birth biological male, husband
5 Innately assigned-at-birth biological female, wife

Our Values

Many backgrounds one story (Revelation 7:9-10): We are a church of many backgrounds, and share one story. The story of what God is doing through our Church to reach Berks County for Jesus.

Building Strong Families (Psalms 115:13-14): We are committed to empowering families to build a legacy of faith and love that will impact future generations so they can flourish.

Passionately Pursuing God’s Presence (Acts 2:1-12): We are passionate about creating space for encountering the presence of God through heartfelt worship, fervent prayer and a deep dive into the Word of God.
Compassion and Transformation (Luke 4:18-21): We value the inward filling of the Holy Spirit as we outwardly focus on changing the lives of those around us and the world through missions and outreach.
Administration

Our Team

Kyle and Shanti Hinson

Pastor Kyle and Shanti Hinson

Kyle Hinson is lead pastor of Spring Valley Church. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lee University and a Master of Divinity from the Church of God Theological Seminary. Pastor Kyle and his wife Shanti live in Wyomissing PA with their two sons, Micah and Josiah

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What to Expect

Sunday Service

  • Service times are 9 AM and 11 AM
  • Each service to last about 75 minutes.
  • SVCOG sermons feature thought-provoking and engaging messages based on the Bible.

Music

We have live high energy worship music each week.

Safe Kids Environments

  • All of our volunteers are friendly and qualified and have gone through background screening.
  • We provide fun and engaging environments for kids of all ages.
  • If it’s your first time bringing your kids to Spring Valley, we encourage you to get here a few minutes early to give yourself time to check in.
  • Once your kids are checked in, you’re the only one who can check them out. You can relax and enjoy the service knowing your kids are safe and having fun.
  • From infants to adults, we’ve designed every environment with your family in mind.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Come as you are. The dress and atmosphere at Spring Valley tends to be casual. Wear jeans. Wear a tie. It’s your decision. Besides, you look great no matter what! We encourage you to come the way that you feel most comfortable.

Both parking lots are available at Spring Valley Church. If you have kids parking in the upper parking lot is closer to the check in areas for the kids ministries. But either upper or lower parking lots are available.

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2727 Old Pricetown Rd
Temple PA 19560
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