Valley Simsbury and Valley Avon share the same overall mission, vision, and values
foundational to Valley Community Baptist Church:

Our mission is to honor God and grow in Christ by worshipping God, equipping believers, bringing people to Christ, and serving our neighbors.

Our vision is to build a community of believers who actively impact our world for Christ.

Our Values

  • We value SHARING the Gospel through our lives; therefore,  our goal is that every person living in Hartford and Litchfield Counties will be reached relationally with the grace and mercy of God.
  • We value KNOWING the truth of God and obeying His Word; therefore, our goal is that every person at Valley is taking steps to grow to maturity in Christ through biblically authentic relationships centered around God’s Word.
  • We value GROWING to be more like Christ; therefore, our goal is that every potential lay leader at Valley will be identified, trained, deployed and supported to maximize their giftedness for the benefit of the body.
  • We value CARING for one another; therefore, our goal is that every person is offered care through authentic relationships.
  • We value REACHING our world for Christ; therefore, our goal is that every person at Valley will be involved in the worldwide mission focus geographically or cross-culturally.
  • We value SERVING to advance God’s Kingdom; therefore, our goal is that every person at Valley is serving in an area of his/her giftedness. 
  • We value PRAYING to God and for one another; therefore, our goal is that every person at Valley will experience a growing commitment to authentic conversation with God. 
  • We value WORSHIPPING God in Spirit and Truth; therefore, our goal is that every person at Valley will be drawn into a connection with God through corporate worship.

Our Core Beliefs


We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(John 17:17; Rom. 15:14; II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:19-21)


We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection; and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
(Matt 28:19; John 1:1-4; I John 5:7)


We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(I Tim. 2:3-5; I John 5:11-15)


We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
(Isa. 7:14; John 1:14; Phil 2:5-11; Heb. 1:2, 3; I John 1:7)


We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is our abiding helper, teacher and guide.
(John 14:26; John 16:7-15; Rom. 8:14-17; Eph. 1:13,14)


We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
(John 1:12,13; John 3:3,16,17; Acts 20:21; Eph. 2:1-9; Titus 3:5)


We believe in the universal Church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local Church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local Church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
(Matt. 16:16-18; Acts 2:38-41; Eph. 2:19-22; Eph. 5:25-27)


We believe that each Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of their fellowmen; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others, the full stature of maturity in Christ.
(II Cor. 9:6-8; Eph. 4:11-16; Phil. 2:14-16; Col. 3:17-23; I Thess. 5:17,18)


We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local Church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:41;Rom. 6:3-5; I Cor. 11:23-32)


We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each Church is independent and must be free from interference by anyone.
(Deut. 10:12-22; Eph. 3:10-12)


We believe that local Churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the Churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with inter-denominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.
(Eph. 4:4-6; I Cor. 1:10)


We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
(John 5:28,29; Rev. 20:1-15; II Cor. 5:10; Matt. 25:31-46)