Oak Valley College is a nondenominational Christian college. We welcome students from diverse Christian backgrounds. We believe:
The Bible is uniquely inspired by God, without error, and the final authority to understand how we should live our lives to be pleasing to God, including all matters of faith and practice. There is one eternal God existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — each possessing all the attributes of Deity.
From the time of Adam and Eve, we have all sinned and fallen short of the grace of God. As a result, we require God's saving grace. Salvation comes through hearing God’s word and understanding that God's grace is accepted through repentance, faith, and lovingly following God’s commandments. This accomplishes salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Christ as Savior and Lord.
Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily served as a sacrifice for our sin by dying on the cross. Jesus Christ rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God, opening the way to salvation and eternal life.
God’s message calls us to the Body of Christ, the church. Christ serves as the head of that Body, and the members of the church are called to proclaim God’s word, to glorify God, and serve those in need. We find many examples of how we are to carry out that service through the teachings of Christ and his apostles.