Church Check: Utah Valley Church in Spanish Fork, Utah

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

Basic Church Information

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Address: 165 N. Main Street, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Phone: 385-220-2624

Email: N/A (Contact:

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Affiliations: Financial Peace University, Real Life Ministries (Jim Putman)

Tithing: No

Memberships: No

Financial Transparency: Yes

Answered the Questionnaire: Yes

Preaching Style: Topical

The Questionnaire

Email from Pastor Matthew:

"...First, we're a very simple church. We own zero property, have zero debt, and have zero paid staff. We meet in homes during the week and in an old performing arts theatre on Sundays. Because of this, our operational cost is only around $850 per month allowing us to allocate the remainder of our giving to benevolence, church planting and foreign missions.

Secondly, we focus a lot more on equipping and sending people as missionaries into the places they live, work and play than we do on trying to gather a large crowd. We would rather plant more gospel-centered churches than become a mega church.

Thirdly, we have multiple teaching pastors and try to avoid being a personality-centric church.

Lastly, and most important, we have a high value on the Bible. We usually teach through books of the Bible verse by verse, but we also do some topical and topical exegetical preaching as well. At the end of the day, we try to get people into the Word on their own so that they don't become dependant on the pastor's teaching. We want to help people learn how to feed themselves on the Word...”

1. What is your church's official position on tithing?

  • “We live in a culture where, unfortunately, "Paying Tithing" is a religious requirement. Therefore, we tell our people, "We do not pay tithing because Jesus paid it all". That being said, Jesus is generous and we want to be like Him. Therefore, we believe in the Biblical principle of generosity in all things, not limited to financial. Since we do not pay salaries or mortgages we have the opportunity to be a generous church and people love to participate in that! We've never felt the need to preach specifically on financial giving.”