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North Valley Christian Church. We are a fellowship of
Christians meeting Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Opera House at Pioneer
Living History Museum (Pioneer Village), 3901 W. Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ
We are a multi-generational (all ages together), independent Christian church that believes the Bible is the inspired word of God and Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Meeting in a historic setting reminds us of our western heritage, as well as the changing landscape surrounding the Museum; rural meets urban, past meets present, old west meets new west.
Born out of both the Cowboy Church Movement, and the Restoration Movement, we welcome those who long for the comfort and feel of a country church, a sense of connection, and a thirst to learn God's word. Our attitude is best reflected in the following statement attributed to St. Augustine, “In the essentials unity, in the non-essentials liberty, in all things, charity.”
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our services are simple, elegant and powerful, aimed at growing and equipping the congregation for life in the modern world with a little bit of country-like hospitality and God's infinite wisdom. We understand visiting a church for the first time can be a bit uncomfortable and unsettling; therefore, we offer the following overview of our service:
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPENING PRAYER
Pastor Kirby Moses opens our service at 9:30 a.m.
Our song service is designed to encourage congregational singing, as well as complement the sermon. Singer and musician Karmann Powell leads each song service with a wide variety of musical genres that includes hymns, country gospel and contemporary Christian music. We also have a brief and joyous time of greeting during the song service, which gives everyone an opportunity to say, “Hello.” And, fair warning, we like to put a little bit of “Yee-haw” with our “Amen.”
Communion is a weekly occurrence at North Valley Christian Church and is at the heart of our worship service. It is a solemn, reverent time to reflect on our relationship with Jesus Christ.
We do not pass a collection plate at North Valley Christian Church. Instead, there is a wooden box in the back of the room. Pastor Kirby takes a moment to pray and give thanks for what people choose to give.
Pastor Kirby Moses is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University, and preaches in an expository manner (verse by verse). His sermons are intelligent, poetic, and peppered with humor and emotion, while conveying the setting and culture of biblical times. These sermons are moving and relevant. Go to the "Sermons" page of this web site or to our Godtube channel to see Pastor Kirby's sermons. You can also find sermon series under the main "Sermons" tab.
conclusion of our services, around 11:00 a.m., we spend time getting
to know each other on a personal basis, and eating the delicious
snacks brought by members of our congregation. This is also a time
when Kirby can relax and to talk to people. He loves answering
questions about the sermon and the Bible.
PRAISE AND PRAYER CIRCLE
After fellowship, we gather together and offer praises and prayers, which are shared in a weekly e-mail. Visitors are welcome to join. There is also a prayer boot in the back for written requests.
A Bible study is held weekly at the home of Kirby and Cindy Moses. This study re-examines Pastor Kirby's sermon from Sunday and allows the congregation to go deeper into the Scripture verses covered, often evoking lively discussion.
Information other bible studies and other ministries through NVCC can be found on our "Ministries" page.
Pastor Kirby Moses
Worship leader Karmann Powell with Rick and Leslie Rhodes at NVCC's Bluegrass Gospel Sunday.
Map to Pioneer Living History Museum (Pioneer Village)