Welcome to Loma Vista
If you're new to our church, we wanted to give you some helpful information about who we are, what our values are, and what we believe our mission is. Below are some helpful resources to get you started.
what can I expect?
Dress Casually and Be Yourself! “Is there anyone here like me?” If that’s a question you find yourself asking, then the answer is YES. We’re all people who struggle with life’s challenges, and are in deep need of God’s grace.
Use our Teaching Notes! Take advantage of the teaching notes in your program. This guide will make it easy to follow today’s message.
Your Children Matter To Us! Trust your children to the care of our dedicated and loving children’s ministry team. Our staff provides experience, commitment, and care for your child.
Keep Your Money! We don’t expect you to give any money to LVCC during our offering time. LVCC is supported by its regular attenders and members. The service is our gift to you.
Pick up a Free Book! Simply come up to the Vista Café outside on the patio and we’ll give you a free copy of HOW GOOD IS GOOD ENOUGH by Andy Stanley.
where do you meet?
We meet on Sunday mornings at Reyburn Intermediate school in Clovis at 10:00 am. Our services last just a little over an hour and we'd love to invite you to come visit and all we'd ask is that you'd be yourself.
when did Loma Vista start?
In May of 1995 we sent out letters invited anyone interested in starting a new church in the Clovis area. Approximately 80 people showed up at Bicentennial park for a B.B.Q. and to discuss this new possibility. Everyone seemed excited and hopeful for this new work. We held our first service shortly after in a backyard of one of the members. Then, in June we moved to Gettysburg Elementary and nearly 130 people showed up.
what were some of the core elements of the vision?
The leaders shared a vision of a church that was Christ-centered, outreach-oriented and relationally-based. We wanted our mid-week small groups to be the primary teaching environment so that our Sunday services could be our “front door,” with the focus on welcoming unchurched, disconnected people.
what denomination is Loma Vista affiliated with?
We are a non-denominational church. Most of those that helped start Loma Vista came from a Baptist background. However, we are currently reaching people from all different denominations as well as those with no church experience whatsoever. At this point we are not interested in formally joining a denomination, even though we’ve considered it from time to time throughout our history.
Even though we are not affiliated with another denomination, we are very serious about being connected with other pastors and churches. Our pastors and staff belong to a variety of networks and leadership clusters, such as Clovis Ministerial Association, Men’s Action Network, 9-to-5 For Christ’s Women’s Network, Clovis Youth Pastor’s Network and Children’s Ministry Network. We are also very well connected in the community and do not want to be a church that is isolated from the larger Church.
tenets of the faith we believe are clear in scripture and have in common with many other churches.
1. God: We believe in one God who manifests Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2. The Bible: We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God and is our ultimate authority concerning faith, Christian living, and church life.
3. Sin: We believe all have sinned and are separated from God until their salvation.
4. Jesus: We believe that salvation can be obtained only through the acceptance of Jesus Christ into one’s life through confession of sins, repentance, and profession of faith in Him. It is through Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross that we gain the forgiveness of our sins, and through His bodily resurrection that we receive eternal life and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
5. Humanity: We believe the foremost purposes of each individual is to love God. through: fellowship, discipleship, service, evangelism, and worship.
6. Holy Spirit: We believe that all Christians have been baptized, empowered and gifted to serve others faithfully, by the Holy Spirit.
7. The Church: We believe that all Christians are a part of the Church universal, under the headship of Jesus Christ, and are to live in fellowship, support, and cooperation with one another.
8. Marriage: We believe that human sexuality is designed for physical expression only in the bonds of marriage between a man and a woman.