What Should I Expect?
Going to new places and seeing new people can be an intimidating experience. We want to help make the transition as smooth as possible. To help, we have created our website to explain a little bit about our church and who we are, as well as what we believe.
Elkin Valley Baptist is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that offers a diverse environment for all people. We offer childcare at our 10:30am service.
What Should I Wear?
At Elkin Valley Baptist you will find a wide range of styles for individuals of all ages. We encourage you to wear whatever you are comfortable wearing.
What Style of Music?
At Elkin Valley Baptist we sing and worship as a way to praise our Savior, Jesus Christ. We find value in congregational singing and are intentional about choosing songs that are scripturally sound and that are singable for the entire congregation. You will experience a modern worship style with both a worship team and a choir.
How to Become a Member
Why Membership Matters
Membership at Elkin Valley is very important for several reasons. First, it demonstrates your commitment to the Lord’s work here in Elkin. Second, membership opens up service opportunities and privileges that are only available to members. Third, membership places you into a deeper part of community. At Elkin Valley, membership is reserved for baptized believers, who have received the gift of salvation and made a personal commitment to the Lord.
Steps to become a member:
1. Express your desire for membership. You can do this one of two ways: walk forward at the end of the service, during the response time, and tell the pastor you desire membership. OR, you can fill out a membership application and give it to a church staff member (applications are available at the back of the worship center on the information table). You will then be considered a candidate for membership.
2. Attend our Exploring Church Membership class. As a member candidate you will be introduced to Elkin Valley’s mission and work through this class. The class also helps you to find your place at Elkin Valley.
To learn more about our Exploring Church Membership class, please contact the church office at (336) 835-3808 or for a membership application, click below.
View our Church Constitution
Dr. Johnny Blevins
Dr. Stephen Robbins
Creative Arts Pastor
Young Adult Minister
Children's Ministry Director
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried.
There is one and only one living and true God. He is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division in nature or being.
Man is made in the image of God and is God's ultimate creation. God created man to have fellowship but man disobeyed and with his disobedience, sin was born. Sin separates man from attaining a right relationship with God. Every human is unique in nature and possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Salvation is a gift from God that cannot be earned by any human effort. It is by the blood of Jesus Christ that the debt of humanity is paid and through his resurrection that we will one day rise with Christ. Salvation, or new birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers. Our church is governed by God's laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word. Our purpose as a church is to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Our congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. Each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. The church's scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. Being a church ordinance, it is a prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord's Supper.
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of Jesus and anticipate His second coming.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is a biblical covenant uniting one man and one woman for a lifetime before God. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
The beliefs listed on this page are a summary of our core doctrines. For a fuller description on these and other beliefs refer to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 using the link below.
For specific questions and concerns related to our beliefs, e-mail our pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org