The mission of Hidden Valley is helping those in Salt Lake discover what it means to live by Grace. Therefore, Hidden Valley is focused on spreading and sharing the amazing grace of the Gospel to everyone.
Our vision is to create a church culture that is focused on advancing the great commission. The great commission comes from the mouth of Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18-20:
18 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Given these words of Jesus, our vision as a church is to always strive to be focused on reaching the lost for Christ, and to be equipping believers with biblical teaching in everything we do. This is what it means to make disciples and teach others all of what Jesus commanded.
- The Gospel: We are a church that stresses that you never move beyond the Gospel but that as you grow as a believer you come to a deeper and deeper understanding of the Gospel, and this understanding changes your heart and your life.
- The Church as a Family: The church is not a business or corporation, the church is a loving accepting family fueled by grace.
- Outward Focus: We want to be focused on reaching the lost for Jesus Christ outside of the church rather than focus on petty differences inside the church.
- Defending the Faith: At our church we want believers to know what they believe and why they believe it so that they can be more confident in their own faith and also in sharing their faith with others.
- Dependence: We are a church that is focused on depending on God and not on ourselves and our own merits. We depend on God through praying, studying His word, and coming on Sunday to be spiritually fed.
- Multiplication: We are a church that is focused on spiritual growth. Living things grow whereas dead things decay. Our focus is on making new disciples, leaders, and churches, all for the glory of God!