What to Expect
We gather Sundays at 10:00 A.M. at Corvallis Community Center in Corvallis. At Valley Springs, we know that going to a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience full of questions like, “What’s going to happen?” “Will I be dressed right?” “What will the music be like?” “Will there be people there like me?” We don’t want you to be unsure about what it’s like to visit Valley Springs Church, so here is what you will want to know.
BEFORE THE SERVICE
There is no need to dress up, so feel free to come in casual clothes. When you walk in, people will be friendly and greet you but not invade your space. You are welcome to bring your food and drinks into the service.
DURING THE SERVICE
We start our service with worship by singing songs to God. The worship music is current, ranging from modern hymns to contemporary worship songs. Some people respond naturally to God’s presence by raising hands, kneeling, or clapping but we just want you to worship in a manner that’s real. At Valley Springs, this means low-key, non-hyped, heartfelt responses to the Living God.
After announcements, a pastor will teach from the English Standard Version of the Bible (if you don’t own a Bible, we would love to give you one when you visit). Because we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, we teach it as it is, rather than teaching our own opinion. We aim to teach the Bible in a way that is clear and understandable to all, regardless of church experience, and that challenges us to put it into practice.
AFTER THE SERVICE
Each service lasts for about an hour and 15 minutes. Once it ends, please feel free to hang out and meet people afterwards. We would definitely like to meet you!