New things can be stressful. If you’re visiting Pleasant Valley for the first time, we want to make sure that you are as comfortable and welcomed as possible while you’re with us. We’ve reserved a parking spot for you next to the door, have a hot cup of coffee ready that was freshly roasted in-house this week, and have a free gift waiting for you to say thanks for checking us out. We want to go the extra mile with these little touches because you’re important to us, and more importantly, you’re important to God!
Below we’ve answered a few common questions that people often have so that your visit can be as enjoyable as possible.
We love kids at Pleasant Valley! We offer a fun, interactive, and bible-saturated ministry for kids 5th grade and under on Sunday mornings. Just look for the blue or green Valley Kids signs pointing to the check in desks when you walk in either of our entrances and one of our Valley Kids volunteers would love to connect with you.
We also think it’s really special when families worship together, so if you would prefer to keep your kids with you in the main service, we love that! Don’t worry about them being a distraction– children are a blessing from the Lord and our people love seeing little ones in our services!
At Pleasant Valley, people wear a variety of different kinds of clothes. You’ll see everything from cut-off t-shirts and tattoos to ties and slacks. We love people regardless of what they look like on the outside, so wear whatever you feel most comfortable wearing to worship. You’ll fit right in.
We have a smaller parking lot in the front of the building right off of Pleasant Valley Rd. with a number of guest parking spots reserved just for you! If the front lot looks full, we have a very large parking lot in the back of the building… just turn up 8th St. and you’ll see it on your left!
Our services are around one hour and 15 minutes long.
It depends on how early you like to wake up! All of our services are identical in every way, so you can come to any of the services and get the same experience.
Our music style is somewhat unique in that we often incorporate a mixture of brand-new songs and songs that have served the church for centuries. On a given Sunday you might hear hymns, modern songs that are popular, songs our artists have written themselves, and some you may have never heard before, but all shaped by our specific context and culture. Some songs may be new to you, but if you’ve been in church very much you should be familiar with a lot of them too. Above all, we seek to glorify God through our singing, carefully choosing songs that are fulled with truth, and letting the hope of the Gospel and the presence of the Holy Spirit shape our worship.
Music is an amazing gift from God. It stirs our affections and plants truth deep into our hearts. We want to serve our people with music that is filled with truth, is centered on and shaped by the Gospel, and is done as excellently as we know how.