Posts from July 2019

Posts from July 2019

Elders

Both the Old and New Testaments repeatedly employ the metaphor of shepherding to describe the spiritual leadership of God’s people. As shepherds, the elders’ mission is to lead, teach, protect and love their church family, just as a shepherd would care for the sheep in a flock. For the last twenty-six plus years, God has blessed Lake Valley with great elders. This summer…

MOO37

If I had to sum up MOO37 in just a few words, I could probably do it in two….“Trust God.” Leading up to the weekend retreat, I was feeling overwhelmed with being prepared enough to facilitate the weekend of teachings and activities, not to mention the daily duties of family and career. I was feeling crushed by the weight, until God said, “Trust Me.” It was in that…

GriefShare

As I look back on the last three years of facilitating GriefShare here at Lake Valley, the thing that stands out most to me are the relationships. Each Sunday, I look around the room and see those who have lost loved ones and have attended our sessions. Some were already going to LVCC and some came as a direct result of GriefShare. What is interesting is that most of our…

Restoration Project Base Camp

“Like nothing I’ve ever felt before.” – 2019 BASE CAMP PARTICIPANT 4,360 miles traveled to attend, 3 states represented (Illinois, Florida, and Arkansas), 3 baptisms (on Father’s Day), 2 dads served on staff together with their sons, 15 father and son pairs, 2 acres of poison ivy, and some amazing weather for Arkansas in June. “Yes sir, you sir. No sir, not I sir,”…